Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Free Software

I recently came across a site called Giveaway of the Day. Every day they give away FREE software. That's right - absolutely free. You have to download and install it that day. You don't get free technical support or future upgrades, but you do get a licensed version of the program - not a trial version. Cory and I have downloaded and installed several of the programs. Not every one is something that we can use or are interested in, but I've been keeping an eye on what is available every day. I signed up to get the daily email, which tells me what the Giveaway of the Day is. From that, I can decide if I'm interested and want to check it out further.

One of the most helpful things about the site is that people who have already downloaded and installed the program can leave their comments and rate it. Often someone will leave a link to another similar program - usually also free - that they feel does a better job than the one currently being offered by Giveaway of the Day. So sometimes, instead of downloading and installing a program that I might need someday, I bookmark the other ones so I can find them if I ever need them. There is also a guy who posts his 15 minute review of each program for a more in-depth coverage of how the program works, if it works, etc. Very helpful.

I have added a ticker from Giveaway of the Day to my sidebar. Each day it shows the software that is available for FREE, and how long you have left to download and install it. If you see something that sounds interesting, just click and check it out.

1 comment:

I love your comments! Keep them coming.