The information below has been collated from the following thread Free software that you cannot live without and Must have Freeware for your PC and eventually any votes added to THIS thread. The number at the far right indicates the number of times it has been suggested in all 3 threads, including this one. Non-Windows programs have been removed. Results below taken from 299 programs suggested and a total of 809 votes. Firefox - Internet Browser - x86, x64* - 40 VLC - Media Player - 29 CCleaner - Optimization & Cleaning - 25 Chrome - Internet Browser - 25 Steam - Game Platform - 23 7-Zip - File Archiver - 21 Open Office - Office Suite - 18 Gimp - Image Manipulation Program - 17 Winrar - File Archiver (not free but 40 day trial) 16 Notepad ++ - Source code editor and Notepad - 15 iTunes - Play, buy, sync, music, movie and more - 13 uTorrent - Torrent Client - x86, x64* - 11 Handbrake - Video Transcoder - 10 Malwarebytes - Antimalware, antivirus, antispyware - 10 MS Security Essentials - Antivirus - 10 Flash player - Browser based application runtime - 9 Skype - Internet Phone Calls - 9 Spybot S&D - Antispyware - 9 Winamp - Media Player - 9 Adobe Reader - PDF Reader - 8 avast! Free - Antivirus - 8 AVG - Antivirus - 8 Core Temp - CPU Temperture Monitor - 8 Defraggler - File & Disc Defragmentation - 8 HW monitor - Hardware Monitoring - 8 CPU-Z - System Monitoring - 7 FileZilla - Free FTP client and server - 7 Audacity - Audio Editor and Recorder - 6 Fraps -Video Capture & Benchmarking - 6 Irfanview Graphical Viewer - 6 Windows Media Player Classic Home Cinema - Err what is says on the tin - 6 MSI Afterburner - GPU Performance Booster - 6 Opera - Internet Browser - 6 Daemon Tools - Optical Media Emulation - 5 DVD Decrypter DVD Ripper - 5 Img Burn - Lightweight Burning Application - 5 K-lite Codec pack - Codec Pack for Audio and Video - 5 OCCT - Over Clock Checking Tool - 5 Recuva - File Recovery - 5 Avira - Antivirus - 4 CD BurnerXP - Burning Application - 4 Foobar2000 - Audio Player - 4 FreeNAS - Storage Platform - 4 Google SketchUp - 3D Modelling Package - 4 GPU-Z - GPU Information Utility - 4 Oracle VM VirtualBox - Virtualization Software - 4 Riva Tuner - Graphics Tweeking Tool - 4 TeamSpeak - Voice Communication - 4 Thunderbird - Email Thingy - 4 Trillian - Instant Messenger - 4 X-Fire 4 Azureus/Vuze -BitTorrent Client - 3 BitTorrent - BitTorrent Client - 3 COMODO - Firewall, Antivirus, Internet Security - 3 CPC Benchmark - System Benchmarking - 3 Divx Player - Media Player - 3 EVGA Precision EVGA Graphics Tuning - 3 Fox It Reader - PDF Reader - 3 Furmark - GPU Stress Test - 3 Google Earth The world on your PC - 3 KMPlayer Media Player - 3 Paint.Net - Image & Photo Editing - 3 Prime95 - OC Stress Tool - 3 Rainmeter - Customizable Resource Meter - 3 Speedfan - Voltage, Fan Speed, Temperature Monitor - 3 TeamViewer - Remote Access - 3 TrueCrypt - Disc Encryption Software - 3 Cdex 2 Chromium 2 Crystal Disk Info 2 CutePDF 2 DOSbox 2 DropBox 2 DVD Shrink 2 Eclipse 2 Everything 2 Exact Audio Copy 2 Fastone Image Viewer 2 Fedora 2 ffdshow 2 Game Booster 2 Inkscape 2 JDownloader 2 Libre Office 2 Mame 2 Media Monkey 2 MP3TagTools 2 My defrag 2 NetBeans 2 Picasa 2 Power ISO 2 Rocket Dock 2 Samurize 2 Space Monger 2 Speccy 2 Spotify 2 Teracopy 2 Tight VNC 2 UFRaw 2 Ultra VNC 2 Windows Live Messenger 2 XBMC 2 Yahoo Messenger 2 I have only included those that got more than 1 suggestion. Full list is available. 64bit* denotes available in 64bit Beta only. Can I kindly suggest that you no longer post your list in either of the other threads but here instead and only if you have not done so in the other threads. If you have already posted lists and wish to add further software then please do so here. I will keep this list updated as frequently as I can. Things to do: Add links for software and a brief description of the software and add 64bit availability. Thanks to Lysol for advice and links.