What is great and useful windows 7 software?
August 24, 2011 3:39 PM Subscribe
I'm a new windows user. Recommend awesome software for me to try.
posted by Winnemac to Computers & Internet (29 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
I've been using a series of hand-me-down mac laptops for basically my entire life and now I've got a new man-killer HP laptop running Windows 7 and I need to reorient the way I do things. Rather than waiting for a few months of word-of-mouth advice on how to fill up my blank hard drive, I though I'd just AskMeFi.
* What is software that helps you work more efficiently in day to day tasks. (quicksilver/launchbar replacements for example).
• What is the software that is the best in its field at what it does. (Best messenger/email client/PDF/sound mixer/party thrower)
• What is the application that did something you never thought you needed, but now can't live without?
• What is something totally awesome?
I'm mostly looking for freeware stuff, but if something is completely great I'd consider throwing some money at it. I know the obvious follow-up question is "well what do you want to do", but it's a brand new world and I'd consider anything if you've got a favorite for it.