Freeware from Ulrich Krebs.
Most of the software I use is freeware or open source. Commercial software tends to become fat, slow and badly implemented. Unnecessary gimmicks and missing useful functions will do the rest.
Freeware in contrast is often developed by a single person, that really does it's job with fun and enthusiasm. Bugs are fixed as soon as they are reported (and not brushed off by a hotline), user requested features are added and everything works just as expected. Another quite important point for me: I can use freeware always and everywhere, carry it with me on a flash drive and don't need to care about licensing models.
Enough praise for freeware and open source, just take a look around here, perhaps one of my programs is the thing you were looking for.
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