John's PicksThese are not Family History programs, but you should know about them anyway. You won't find a long list here, because I am very careful about what I recommend to others. In fact, at this point there are only three programs that I think stand out so well that I would recommend them above all of their competitors.
I hope you find them as helpful as I have.
TuneUp UtilitesMy first pick is Tune-up Utilities. This program keeps my computer running smoothly. I like it so much that I bought a copy for every computer in the company. The 1-Click Maintenance feature couldn't be easier. The Startup Manager helps me make sure I don't have unnecessary programs running at startup. And the Styler gives my desktop a great look. We frequently recommend the free demo of this program to customers who are having problems with a slow computer.
TuneUp Utilities 2008 – Free trial version.Click here!
Open OfficePick number two is Open Office. This full-featured suite is comparable to Microsoft Office, but with a big difference - it is free!
Open Office webpage >>
PerfectDiskPerfectDisk is my choice for a disk defragmenter. This product does a better job of defragmenting than any other. Most people probably don't need anything better than the built-in defragmenter that comes with Windows. But if, like me, you create and delete a lot of files every day, you may find it helpful to have your disk more thoroughly defragmented. This is the other tool, along with Tune-up Utilities, that I use to keep my computer running as fast as possible.
PerfectDisk webpage >>
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