5 Free Pieces of Software that are actually good

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When it comes to installing software people often assume that unless it’s paid for then it’s not going to be any good. I’m happy to say however that this isn’t the case.

 

So here’s 5 pieces of FREE software that are really good.

OBS (Open Broadcast Software)

OBS is a piece of free software widely used in the gaming world. It’s used for recording an live streaming. The software can record the users PC or capture from an external capture card like an Elgato. Audio can be passed through and added into the recording from multiple sources.

OBS is very powerful and as a result it is number one for Twitch streamers and YouTuber’s. The software is available on Windows, Mac and Linux.

If you want to take a look at the software then you can check it out here: https://obsproject.com

GIMP

GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is a free photo editing program that offers users the ability to tweak and edit photos and images or create an image from scratch. It’s a great alternative to photoshop and again is very powerful.

Download: https://www.gimp.org

Handbrake

Handbrake is a piece of software that can convert and compress video files really well. It can convert from almost any format. It’s available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

I personally use it for it’s almost lossless file compression, which is amazing for saving your hard drive space.

Download: https://handbrake.fr

 

VLC Player

VLC is a free and open source media player that can play almost media, this includes Video, audio and streams. It’s been a favorite for people over many years as it comes packaged with a large number of free decoding and encoding libraries and as a result you don’t have to go searching for codecs like you would on Windows Media Player. File types include: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3.

It can run on Windows, Mac, Linus, iOS and Android

Download

Virtual Box

VirtualBox is a free and powerful virtualization tool, used for running virtual machines. It’s completely free to use and is also open source.

It allows the user to install and run virtual machines in a virtual sandboxed state on their PC. This would allow a user to run a Windows Virtual Machine on their Mac for example.

VirtualBox is available on Windows, Mac, Linux and many more.

If you would like to check out VirtualBox for yourself then you can download it here

 

Others pieces of software worth a mention:

Speccy

Paragon

 

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