Freeware Fridays | Top Tools of the Week #31


In case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and maybe you’ll find a keeper in the mix.

Flock Browser Official End of Support


Zynga bought the Flock web browser in January. Their recent decision to kill the Flock browser has not made them any friends in that social browser community.


uTorrent 3.0 Beta Introduces Streaming, Comments, and Ratings


uTorrent 3.0 adds a bunch of new features including comments, ratings, streaming, and extensions.


Unlock Ribbon UI for Windows Explorer, and Other Hidden Features in Windows 8 with Windows 8 Tweaker


Unlock hidden Windows 8 features like Advanced Task Manager, Ribbon UI for Windows Explorer, native PDF viewer, and native webcam application with Windows 8 Tweaker.


Google Toolbar 7 Adds Instant Search To Internet Explorer 9


Some good news for Internet Explorer users. Google has recently released a new version of Google toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox. Google Toolbar 7 making your web browsing faster, simpler and instant.


Digsby Acquired By Tagged; Will Offer Standalone Client


Digsby, the popular multi-protocol IM and social networking client has been acquired by Tagged; a social discovery engine for finding new people.


Microsoft Safety Scanner Scans Your PC For Virus, Spyware and Malicious Software

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Over the past couple of years or so, I have used Microsoft Security Essentials as my only virus and malware protection tool. The Free Antivirus tool from Microsoft is definitely worth installing on your PC.


Encrypt and Password Protect Your Notes in Evernote


I have come to love Evernote as a note-taking and idea collecting software. I have used it extensively for the past couple of years or more to store bits and pieces of information that has come in handy all through these years.


More New Easter Screensavers


NewFreeScreensavers has released 9 more Easter screensavers. Don’t be afraid of the eggs and cute animals. They’re safe to use and promise not to bite.


Opera 11.10 Released; Features Faster Turbo, Prettier Speed Dials, and More


Opera 11.10 includes a host of new features including enhanced speed dials, faster Turbo mode, seamless plugin install, and a power saver mode.


Splashtop OS New Version for Laptops and Netbooks


If you ever need to get on the internet quickly, you might want to give this operating system a try. Their motto is "Splashtop – the fastest way to the web". It’s free and it installs inside of Windows.


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