We review a few bits of software that might make your life easier – from adjusting your screen color to recording audio files. What’s more, they’re all free!
Adjust screen colour to save your eyes
F.lux basically adds a yellow filter to your screen, which should hopefully strain your eyes less at night.
GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program)
A free alternative to Photoshop, GIMP is a powerful tool for editing and correcting images.
For compressing and uncompressing files
No need to pay for software to compress and uncompress files. 7-Zip is lightweight and gets the job done wonderfully.
If you don’t happen to have an Nvidia graphics card that supports Shadowplay, OBS is the next best thing. Capture your screen for use in tutorial videos, for example.
Audio editor and recorder
Capture high quality audio from your computer and edit it all in one program. Easy to use.
Remember, please beware of malware when downloading free software. The general rule is to always make sure to download it from the source website rather than an affiliate website.