Best Free Software Online (Dan Tynan's picks)
Thread poster: Nikita Kobrin

Nikita Kobrin  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:55
Member (2010)
English to Russian
+ ...
Feb 25, 2004

The best things in life may not be free; but the free stuff ain't bad, especially when it comes to software. If you can't afford to fork out a fistful of dollars for your essential programs, or simply don't want to pay fealty to the Microsoft monarchy, you have options and it's not said just about Linux. Browsers, word processors, e-mail clients, and a lot more are available for nothing. Of course, everyone's taste is a little different. HERE are Dan Tynan's picks for the best free software you can find.

Award-winning journalist and contributing editor Dan Tynan writes PC World's Gadget Freak column. He never pays for anything he can get for free.

Nikita Kobrin

[Edited at 2004-02-25 15:38]

Direct link Reply with quote
Saskia Steur  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:55
English to Dutch
+ ...
Brilliant Feb 25, 2004

What a good find! Thanks very much...

Direct link Reply with quote
Barnaby Capel-Dunn  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:55
French to English
Many thanks...and another good freeware Feb 25, 2004

... Nikita. You always come up with interesting sites!



PS. Here is a very good free dictionary/mini-encyclopedia:

Direct link Reply with quote

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:55
Member (2000)
Russian to English
+ ...
Thunderbird Feb 25, 2004

Talking of free software including email clients, I highly recommend Mozilla's Thunderbird, which can be downloaded free from

For reasons I won't go into here (but see for details),
I found myself unable to use Outlook Express, and for the past week or so I have been trying out several other email clients - Becky!, The Bat!, Eudora, Tabmail and most recently this one, Thunderbird. I find it much better than Outlook Express for displaying Cyrillic (whether mixed in with Latin or not) both in the Inbox (where in Outlook Express you can't display it at all because View>Encoding is not available there) and in messages, which it does directly, whereas in OE I had to go to View>Encoding>Cyrillic Windows to do this.
I wouldn't go back to OE now even if I could.

I posted the above before I'd checked out Dan Tynan's picks. I see Thunderbird is among them. I'm happy to endorse it!

[Edited at 2004-02-25 19:05]

Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Best Free Software Online (Dan Tynan's picks)

Advanced search

SDL MultiTerm 2017
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2017 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2017 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »
PerfectIt consistency checker
Faster Checking, Greater Accuracy

PerfectIt helps deliver error-free documents. It improves consistency, ensures quality and helps to enforce style guides. It’s a powerful tool for pro users, and comes with the assurance of a 30-day money back guarantee.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search