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The Best Free Software 2010
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The Best Free Software of 2010


84. 1DayLater
Web | Mobile
Everyone from freelancers to small businesses needs to keep careful records. This could come down to the number of minutes spent on a project, or miles traveled, and, of course, expenses. 1DayLater is all about tracking time, distance, and cash for all your projects and clients, providing a visual report of what's what.

85. Billeo
Windows | Mac | Web
Billeo is a combination electronic-wallet, form filler, password manager, and more. It helps make it easier to conduct financial transactions online, whether paying a bill or making a purchase. Grab the browser plug in for Firefox to get started.
Read PCMag's review of Billeo.

86. Buxfer
Web | Mobile
You don't have to store your bank data in this online money management app; Buxfer will simply synch with your downloaded bank data, if you prefer. Either way, you get an easy-to-grasp look at your financial health, with reports on what you've spent and made, as well as budgeting suggestions. Take it on the road with you via your iPhone, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile devices, too.

Web | Mobile
PCMag's Editors' Choice for online financial Web services is a big name now: Intuit, the makers of Quicken, bought the company, realizing this was the future of online finance. Mint gathers your banking information and spending data from all of your bank accounts, credit cards, and loans, and gives you a constant, up-to-date report on how your finances fare, with advice on how to improve things, if needed.
Read PCMag's review of

88. Outright
Having a hard time imagining keeping your small business' finances online? Outright makes online biz bookkeeping easy, by tracking income and expenses, creating reports on that data, and then providing an overview of what you need to pay in taxes. It imports data from your financial institutions (like Mint does for your individual accounts) and partner sites, all for free.
Read PCMag's review of Outright.

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March 30, 2010 12:33:15 GMT

link for networking catagory is broken


March 30, 2010 14:55:43 GMT

Broken Links: once you start clicking past number 49 the links are off by one picture....
Thanks for the great list though!


March 30, 2010 15:05:28 GMT

Thanks for the heads up, folks: We are working on the links problem now.


March 30, 2010 16:11:57 GMT

Are you sure that Adobe provides free Online Storage?
The site state that Basic ($15 per month) & Plus plans ($39 per month) includes 2 months free each.
But the description of the Free plan does not say that online storage is included: only \


March 30, 2010 17:23:37 GMT

Glad to see Dimdim listed! Remember you can sign up for a free 30 Day Dimdim Pro or Webinar trial with no credit card needed here:


March 30, 2010 18:43:26 GMT

Seriously where the hell is adium? not on this list
there has yet to be any and i mean ANY windows comparative. Digsby comes close but damn fail on aim for you guys.


March 30, 2010 18:59:17 GMT

Glad to see that someone beat me to mentioning Adium. Great software.


March 30, 2010 20:31:29 GMT

Greetings all!
Daafjay, you're right, makes a big deal on the site about the $15 a month Basic plan, but there is a hidden Free plan. Which I know exists, because I've got one and I've never given Adobe a dime. As you note, it conspicuously does not state how much room you get for storage, but it offers some, because I've got at least 10 documents stored there. But it might not make the list next year if I can't store a lot more.
Those of you seeking Adium ( there's only one reason I didn't include it: it's a Mac-only program. I made this list relatively Windows heavy, as reflects majority of our readership (and I had a lot of IM software to include already, five of which support Mac). But tell me what other great Mac-only freebies I missed; maybe the near future we can do Best Free Mac Software.


March 30, 2010 20:50:53 GMT

I'm trying to save this and it keeps taking me back to the signin even though I'm signed in to my account.


March 30, 2010 20:56:49 GMT

I'd like to see one big list rather than several pages

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