Best Free Stuff for Your PC

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Best Free Stuff for Your PC (and Mobile Devices)

It may turn out to be true after all that the best things in life are free. Certainly when it comes to software and services designed to make your PC faster, more fun, and easier to use, there's no shortage of amazing freebies.

Whether you're looking to speed up boot times, block malware and viruses, manage your media, or work smarter from the road, we've got you covered. PCWorld's editors have scoured the Web, hunted through app markets, and tracked down the best downloads, tools, services, and apps for your computer, your tablet, and your smartphone. Here is our list of the best free stuff of 2011.

To read the related story about each category of free stuff, click the appropriate heading below, or use the contents box to the right.

PC Utilities

DisplayFusion Download | Review

DropIt Download | Review

Fences Download | Review

FileZilla Download | Review

ObjectDock Download | Review

Prism Download | Review

Revo Uninstaller Download | Review

7-Zip Download | Review

Synergy Download | Review

Touch Mouse Download | Review

VirtualBox Download | Review

Storage Essentials

CDBurnerXP Download | Review

Dropbox Download | Review

Fast Duplicate File Finder Download | Review

Recuva Download | Review

TeraCopy Home Download | Review

Wuala Download | Review

Social Media Tools

Nimble Download | Review

Nomee Download | Review

Patch.com Download | Review

Twitter Download | Review

Photo Finds

Fotobounce Download | Review

IrfanView Download | Review

Paint.net Download | Review

PhotoWipe Download | Review

Mobile Must-Haves

Bump Download | Review

DoubleTwist Player Download | Review

Google Book Search Download | Review

Google Reader Download | Review

Kongregate Arcade Download | Review

Lookout Mobile Security Download | Review

OpenSignalMaps Download | Review

OurGroceries Download | Review

TechDygest Download | Review

Productivity Tools

Blekko Download | Review

Dia Download | Review

Evernote Download | Review

LogMe­In Free Download | Review

NudgeMail Download | Review

Online Convert Download | Review

OpenOffice.org Download | Review

Readability Download | Review

SlideRocket Download | Review

Sumatra PDF Download | Review

Ta-da List Download | Review

WriteMonkey Download | Review

Xmind Download | Review

Security Freebies

Defensio Download | Review

Eraser Download | Review

Microsoft Security Essentials 2 Download | Review

Panda USB Vaccine Download | Review

Password Safe Download | Review

Secunia Personal Software Inspector Download | Review

Speed Boosters

Advanced SystemCare Free 3 Download | Review

CCleaner Download | Review

FlashGet Download | Review

PC Decrapifier Download | Review

Sandra 2011 Lite Download | Review

Music & Video Managers

Boxee Download | Review

Duplicate Music Files Finder Download | Review

HandBrake Download | Review

Hulu Desktop Download | Review

Flixster for Android Download | Review

Flixster for iOS Download | Review

Freemake Video Downloader Download | Review

Last.fm Download | Review

VLC Download | Review

Zumocast Download | Review

You can also consult our alphabetical list of all of the downloads described in our Best Free Stuff package.

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