lunes, 29 de noviembre de 2010

Top 50: Aplicaciones gratis para todos!

Excelente ranking de Lifehacker. Tal vez hubiera reemplazado alguna (como VLC por KMP, avast! por AVG y 2 de los navegadores por categorías distintas… Falta el querido Search & Destroy, el Jdownloader, y el Reaper, que es el que uso para grabar), pero bueno, de todas formas está muy bien.

Eh… itunes? Que tiene eso de bueno? :P

50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

As we prepare to give thanks for our delicious Thanksgiving meals (and impending food comas), let's not forget to pay tribute to the wonderful developers who bring us our favorite free apps.

Earlier this week we asked you to share the free apps you're most thankful for, and you came through with thousands of votes for apps covering the desktop, mobile phone, and devices in between. With a little spreadsheet magic and a few choices of our own, we bring you the top 50 free apps we're all most thankful for. Whether you're celebrating the holiday or not, it's a great list of free software that ought to make for some gluttonous downloading. The popular apps are some of the more obvious, however, so be sure to look further down the list for new free software you may not yet know about. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

  1. Dropbox - See also: Dropbox Syncs and Backs Up Files Between Computers Instantaneously, The Cleverest Ways to Use Dropbox That You're Not Using, and Create a Highly Organized, Synchronized Home Folder with Dropbox
  2. VLC (Video Lan Client) - See also: Master Your Digital Media with VLC, Set a Video as Your Wallpaper with VLC, and VLC 1.0 Records Video from DVDs
  3. Google Chrome - See also: The Power User's Guide to Google Chrome, 2009 Edition,Create Your Own Google Chrome Themes, How and Why Chrome Is Overtaking Firefox Among Power Users, and Top 10 Must-Have Browser Extensions
  4. Firefox - See also: Power User's Guide to Firefox 3, Top 10 Firefox 3.5 Features, andTop 10 Must-Have Browser Extensions
  5. Opera - See also: Opera 11 Beta Introduces Tab Stacking for Customized Grouping, Opera 11 Alpha Brings Chrome-Like Extensions to the Speedy Browser, and Top 10 Must-Have Browser Extensions
  6. Google Apps - See also: Trick Out Google Apps for Your Domain, Seven Easy Ways to Integrate Your Google AppsCollaborate with Co-Workers Using Google Apps Team Edition, A First Look at Google Voice,Top 10 Clever Google Voice Tricks, and Turn Gmail Into Your Ultimate GTD Inbox
  7. Simplenote and Notational Velocity - See also: The Holy Grail of Ubiquitous Plain-Text Capture, Simplenote Offers Synchronized Notes on iPhones-And Now It's Free, and mNote Syncs Your Simplenote Notes with Android Phones
  8. CCleaner - See also: CCleaner 2.0 Decrapifies Your PC, Run CCleaner on a Schedule to Keep Your PC Crap-Free, and CCleaner Enhancer Makes CCleaner Even Better, Now Cleans 270 New Apps
  9. uTorrent - See also: uTorrent 3.0 Alpha Adds Web Interface Support for iPad, Androidand How to Boost Your BitTorrent Speed and Privacy
  10. Transmission - See also: Manage Your BitTorrent Downloads with Transmission andTransmission 2.0 Adds a Whole Lot of Stability to the Popular BitTorrent Client
  11. sabnzbd+ - See also: How to Get Started with Usenet in Three Simple Steps
  12. Open Office - See also: A First Look at 3.0, 3.2 Improves Startup Times, Office 2007 Compatibility, and 3.1's Usability Tweaks
  13. Skype - See also: our full Skype coverage
  14. Evernote - See also: Expand Your Brain with Evernote and Clever Uses for Evernote
  15. GIMP - See also: Is GIMP better than Photoshop?, Tweak GIMP to be More Like Photoshop, and Cartoonify Photos with the GIMP
  16. KeePass - See also: Best Password Manager: KeePass and Eight Best KeePass Plug-Ins to Master Your Passwords
  17. LastPass - See also: The Intermediate Guide to Mastering Passwords with LastPas
  18. 7zip - See also: Hive Five Winner for Best File Compression Tool: 7-Zip
  19. ImgBurn - See also: Download of the Day: ImgBurn (Windows), Hive Five Winner for Best CD and DVD Burning Tool: ImgBurn, and Turn Your PC into a DVD Ripping Monster
  20. Microsoft Security Essentials - See also: Microsoft Security Essentials Ranks as Best-Performing Free Antivirus and Stop Paying for Windows Security; Microsoft's Security Tools Are Good Enough
  21. AutoHotkey - See also: Automate Windows with AutoHotkey, Turn Any Action into a Keyboard Shortcut, and The Best Time-Saving AutoHotkey Tricks You Should Be Using
  22. Pandora - See also: Best Music Discovery Service: Pandora, Discover new music with Pandora, and How to access Pandora from outside the U.S.
  23. FileZilla - See also: Hive Five Winner for Best FTP Client: FileZilla, FTP File Transfer Across Platforms with Filezilla 3.0, and Build a Home FTP Server with FileZilla
  24. TrueCrypt - See also: Best File Encryption Tool: TrueCrypt and Geek to Live: Encrypt your data
  25. Handbrake - See also: Best DVD-Ripping Tool: Handbrake, Rip DVDs to Friendlier Formats with HandBrake, and Calculate the Perfect Handbrake Video Encoding Settings for Your Device
  26. VirtualBox - See also: The Beginner's Guide to Creating Virtual Machines with VirtualBox and How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows
  27. Audacity - See also: Digitize and Clean Your Analog Audio Collection with Audacity,Learn how to use Audacity for podcasting, and Remove Vocals from MP3s with Audacity
  28. Paint.NET - See also: Download of the Day: Paint.NET 3 (Windows), Pinta Brings Paint.NET's Just-Enough Image Editing to Every Computer, and Basic image editing with Paint.NET
  29. iTunes - See also: Geek to Live: iTunes power tips, Install iTunes Without the Extra Bloat, The 23 Best iTunes Add-ons, and our full iTunes coverage
  30. Thunderbird - See also: our full Thunderbird coverage and Backing up Gmail with Thunderbird
  31. Foobar2000 - See also: Hack Attack: Roll your own killer audio player with foobar2000and Screenshot Tour: The beautiful and varied world of foobar2000
  32. Pidgin - See also: Chat Across IM Platforms with Pidgin 2.4, Ten Must-Have Plug-ins to Power Up Pidgin, and Use Dropbox to Sync Your Pidgin Profile Across Multiple PCs
  33. Adium - See also: our full Adium coverage
  34. avast! - See also: Avast Free Antivirus 5.0 Adds Behavior Monitor, Heuristics Engine, and Improved Performance and Free anti-virus roundup
  35. TeamViewer - See also: Download of the Day: TeamViewer (Windows) and TeamViewer Arrives on Android for Small-Screen Remote Control and Tech Support
  36. TweetDeck - See also: Best Twitter Client: TweetDeck, TweetDeck Offers Features Twitter Lacks, and Use Evernote with TweetDeck for Better Twitter Memory
  37. Launchy - See also: Integrate Everything Search Tool and Launchy, Take Launchy beyond application launching, and Screenshot Tour: Tweaking Launchy
  38. Quicksilver - See also: Hack Attack: A beginner's guide to Quicksilver and Top 10 Quicksilver Plug-ins
  39. Instapaper - See also: Battle of the Bookmark-and-Read-Later Apps: Instapaper vs. Read It Later
  40. ReadItLater - See also: Battle of the Bookmark-and-Read-Later Apps: Instapaper vs. Read It Later
  41. XBMC - See also: Build a Silent, Standalone XBMC Media Center On the Cheap,Turbo Charge Your New XBMC Installation, Transform Your Classic Xbox into a Killer Media Center, and Turn Your XBMC Media Center into a Video Game Console
  42. PuTTY - See also: Put PuTTY in the Tray with PuTTY Tray, Add Tabs to PuTTY with PuTTY Connection Manager, and KiTTY Adds Session Saving, Portability, and More to PuTTY
  43. Cyberduck - See also: FTP for Free with Cyberduck and Cyberduck FTP Client Updates with Google Docs Support, New S3 Features
  44. Perian - See also: Perian Makes Nearly Every Video Playable in QuickTime
  45. XAMPP - See also: Run Your Personal Wikipedia from a USB Stick
  46. Windows Live Essentials - See also: First Look at Windows Live Essentials Beta's New Social Features and Lifehacker Faceoff: iLife '11 vs. Live Essentials 2011
  47. Winamp - See also: Manage your music with Winamp and Control Winamp Remotely from Any Browser
  48. TeraCopy - See also: Speed up file copying with TeraCopy and Hive Five Winner for Best Alternative File Copier: TeraCopy
  49. Eclipse - See also: Tips for Using Eclipse Effectively
  50. MediaMonkey - See also: MediaMonkey 3.2 Syncs with More Devices, Adds Auto Folder Watching

And that's the list! Items on this year's list garnered a minimum of ten votes (with a few exceptions), with popular apps pulling in far more. Dropbox took the lead with 137 votes, followed by VLC and 109, and Firefox 97. Happy downloading, and happy Thanksgiving!

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