Best free programs and other useful things for web surfers…
K-Lite Codec Pack (one package required to open all videos)
The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your audio and movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats and even several less common formats.
KMPlayer – best media player
Ultra-high quality playback is the most complete. You can enjoy high quality video such as 4K, 8K, UHD, 60FPS.
ㆍ It can play all high quality video including 4K, 8K, UHD, 60FPS
ㆍ Various media file format support
– AVI, MPEG, TS, MKV, MP4, WEBM, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, FLV, OGM, RM, WMV, MP3 etc.
ㆍ Equipped with high quality Video Renderer
ㆍ Downloading videos such as YouTube, Instagram, Daily Motion
ㆍ Upgraded music player
ㆍ Optimized for low-end PC through hardware acceleration function
ㆍ Capture video in desired format and desired format (including GIF)
VLC media player – my second selection media player
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
Winrar – best archive manager
WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, open and unpack RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet
ACDSee 2.44 Classic – best image viewer
ACDSee Classic (formerly ACDSee32) is the original fast and easy-to-use image viewer from ACD Systems. This award-winning digital imaging software is both a picture viewer and thumbnail browser that gives you high-resolution display in over 15 image formats like tiff, jpeg, pic, pix, and gif. With ACDSee Classic, you have the power to organize all your pictures and graphics with personalized descriptions, so you can find them quickly. Plus, you get practical tools for easy image conversion, cropping, and lossless jpeg rotation. ACDSee Classic imaging software is the original digital imaging shareware winner and the father of ACD Systems unparalleled success!
You can use ACDSee Classic to view, manage and print your image files and thumbnails quickly. Enjoy a flexible and efficient user interface, and get extremely fast operation with superior quality image display. Crop your images and rotate jpegs without losing image quality. Convert whole batches of files to new formats, including bmp, jpeg, pcx, tga, and tiff. Plus, play WAV sound files and create your personal image slide shows!
ACDSee Classic gives you support for your digital camera and lets you take software controlled pictures. It also uses less memory to view images than other digital imaging applications.
AIMP – best free music player
AIMP can play many file types, including MP3, Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), Dolby AC-3, Ogg Vorbis, Opus, Speex, Windows Media Audio, Apple Lossless, FLAC, WAV and Audio CDs.
AIMP can also play many other audio formats like Monkey’s Audio (APE), Tom’s lossless Audio Kompressor (TAK) and True Audio; DTS audio, MP1, MP2, Musepack, OptimFROG, WavPack, MIDI, Impulse Tracker, MO3, MOD, MultiTracker Module, S3M, and Fasttracker 2 Extended Module.
Calibre – best E-book management software
Calibre supports organizing existing e-books into virtual libraries, displaying, editing, creating and converting e-books, as well as syncing e-books with a variety of e-readers. Editing books is supported for EPUB and AZW3 formats. Books in other formats like MOBI must first be converted to those formats, if they are to be edited.
JDownloader – one option since 2009 for all download sites and other all downloads
JDownloader is a free, open-source download management tool with a huge community of developers that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be. Users can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwith limitations, auto-extract archives and much more. It’s an easy-to-extend framework that can save hours of your valuable time every day!
Psiphon – best VPN program and it is always free!
Psiphon is a circumvention tool from Psiphon Inc. that utilizes VPN, SSH and HTTP Proxy technology to provide you with uncensored access to Internet content. Your Psiphon client will automatically learn about new access points to maximize your chances of bypassing censorship.
Psiphon is designed to provide you with open access to online content. Psiphon does not increase your online privacy, and should not be considered or used as an online security tool.
PhotoScape X – Fun and Easy Photo Editor
PhotoScape X is an all-in-one photo editing software which provides photo-related features
such as Photo Viewer, Editor, Cut Out, Batch, Collage, Combine, Create GIF, Color Picker, Screen Capture, RAW images and More.
DuckDuckGo – best search engine
Take back your privacy!
Protecting your personal data has never been this easy.
Opera – best browser
Browse the way you want
Opera isn’t just a browser. It’s an awesome browser.
Ubuntu – best Linux distribution
Ubuntu is a free and open-source Linux distribution based on Debian.
Binance – best Cryptocurrency Exchange
airbnb – one of the best options for travelers
CouchSurfing – the only way to stay in a free house while traveling
CouchSurfing is a homestay and social networking service accessible via a website and mobile app.
The platform is a gift economy; hosts are not allowed to charge for lodging. It is based on the idea that people are generally kind.
Members can either directly request lodging from other members or post their travel plans publicly and receive offers from other members. They can also join events such as “Couch Crashes”