Free Software Roundup: Volume 1

The best things in life really are free. Well sometimes. Want to clean up your computer? Quickly edit some audio clips? Touch up some pictures? You’re in luck, because here is a list of the best downloads for the week that will not only make your life easier, but help you with your online business.



This simple program keeps an eye on the applications you install on your Mac, and properly gets rid of them if you decide to uninstall them. Removing software the regular way does not always take care of associated files and plugins. With AppCleaner, you remove all traces.



It might not be the prettiest of applications, but this sound studio has everything you need to trim, de-noise, speed up or slow down audio. You can convert between formats, and add effects to audio files with absolute ease. Audacity can even rip audio from cassettes. Remember those?



Like all good stories, the GNU Image Manipulation Program has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the 90s. The latest version is capable enough for advanced users, while offering newcomers an easy solution to create, touch-up and edit their images and photos.


Gadwin PrintScreen

If you regularly take screenshots for your site or blog, then this handy program provides useful automation. Just set things up, hit a key combination on your keyboard, and it will automatically save a screen grab to your chosen folder. It offers the ability to capture specific windows as well as full screens.



Working on your website source code? Then this amazingly powerful editor is just for you. It offers syntax highlighting, which makes reading and identifying code a breeze. And automatic completion helps you enter code more quickly and efficiently.

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  • Melanie- Thank you for this! I love this idea and hope it continues! All extremely useful software for me!

  • All of these are awesome programs. I can’t wait for the next installment. AppCleaner in particular is super helpful for me!

  • Please keep doing more of these, Melanie! They’re brilliant gold mines for online businessmen and women. I love gimp in particular, it’s come along way in the recent years.

    • You’re right, Drew. I was going to say exactly the same thing. Gimp has come a long way since the beginning and is a great option for free software. Melanie, I hope you keep this up as a regular feature. Amazing!

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