I think many of us are familiar with Mozilla Firefox, AVG, Zone Alarm – all free programs that, for me at least, are almost indispensable.
Buy what about the still free but lesser know, smaller programs or applications – ones where you think, “How did I ever do without this?”
I have a few to suggest:
FreeRAM XP Pro, found here. Description from the website: “Freeware application to free and optimize your computer's RAM (Random Access Memory), resulting in an increase in system performance and productivity.”
Crosshair, which supplements or replaces the cursor with a crosshair regardless of the program on the screen (great for lining up the price bar with the matching volume bar when viewing charts in programs without a crosshair function of their own).
And one I have found only recently, MonOff, which turns off the monitor or multiple monitors with a single mouse click, much appreciated by my inner greenie.
Any other suggestions to share?