PC World Unveils List of “101 Fantastic Freebies”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 24, 2008 – Today, PC World released its “101 Fantastic Freebies” article ( http://find.pcworld.com/60411 ) which includes a variety of free services, downloadable software, productivity sites, security programs, and more. Two products were singled out as the best of the bunch; the Best Download goes to FreeRange FreeReader, for its speed and convenience of bringing RSS feeds to mobile devices, and the Best Service goes to Slacker, an extensive music site that makes finding and downloading music easier than ever. There is a forum discussion at http://find.pcworld.com/60393 where PCWorld.com visitors have a chance to share their own favorite freebies. The story is featured in PC World’s May 2008 issue, available on newsstands April 15.

PC World editors sifted through scores of sites to find the 101 most interesting, useful, or fun free services and downloads. The 101 freebies are broken out into 12 categories and are denoted as either a service or download. In addition to being free, the 101 products and sites listed are functional, practical, and in some cases very entertaining. From office tools such as file storage systems and Web-based word processors to entertainment focused sites for music, video, games, environmental awareness, social networking and more, there is bound to be something for everyone. The article includes direct links to download each of the “downloads” and links to the publisher of each “service” so readers know exactly where to find any of the products listed.

Here is the list of our 101 Fantastic Freebies, broken out into 12 categories:

Productivity:

* AbiWord (Download)

* TrackMyShipments (Service)

* Buzzword.com (Service)

* ThinkFree Online (Service)

* StarOffice (Download)

* Foxit Reader for Windows (Download)

* Microsoft Office Live Small Business (Service)

* Blist (Service)

* Moffsoft FreeCalc (Download)

File Sharing and Storage:

* 4Shared (Service)

* Torrent Swapper (Download)

* Shareaza (Download)

* Microsoft Office Live Workspace (Service)

* DropBoks (Service)

* Openomy (Service)

* MP3 Rocket (Download)

* Bluestring (Service)

Security:

* VirusTotal Uploader (Download)

* Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic (Download)

* Spyware Doctor Starter Edition (Download)

* Comodo Firewall Pro (Download)

* TrueCrypt (Download)

* Secunia Personal Software Inspector (Download)

* Spamfighter Pro (Download)

* BitDefender Online Scanner (Service)

* ThreatFire Free (Download)

* McAfee Rootkit Detective (Download)

Video and Photo:

* Phrasr (Service)

* Flypaper (Service)

* Miro (Download)

* Photoscape (Download)

* URL Snooper (Download)

* MeeVee (Service)

* Yahoo! Live (Service)

* Fixmymovie (Service)

* FotoFlexer (Service)

System Utilities and Backup:

* Zamzar (Service)