Think you need way more high quality freeware applications for your computer, more than what today's top ten list gives you? Tired of doing web searches for software when friends ask you to recommend something to them? Thankfully, Neowin has got you covered for your freebie-lovin' software needs, and it's thanks to the hard work of one of our own Most Valued Contributors, Xinok: Neowin's Freeware Alternative List, located in our Software Discussion and Support forum.
The list contains thousands of free software in 37 categories and a staggering 718 subcategories. You may recognize some familiar and unfamiliar names on the list, such as the listing of popular free antivirus suites (Microsoft Security Essentials, AntiVir, Avast) coinciding with lesser known ones (DriveSentry, Rising Antivirus Free), or the big five web browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera) and some of their lesser known derivatives (Iron, Maxthon, Pale Moon). Or what about a list of quality audio and video converters to use, something that's more trustworthy than converters spread by serial forum spammers. And let's not forget about backing up important data - perhaps some of these alternatives may convince you to make backing up a regular habit.
While a majority of software on the list are for Windows, there is another smaller Mac Software List with both free and paid software, just in case you need an alternative to the Mac App Store.
Be sure to add the Freeware Alternative List to your bookmarks and keep an eye on the thread for monthly updates!