Most of the programs in this list are free; for those that aren’t a trial version is available.All of the programs in this list run on Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista (and most run on other editions as well).Clip Mate Clipboard Extender (Thorn Soft Development) When I set up a new PC, this is the first program I install. I save thousands of keystrokes a year thanks to this gem of a utility. Windows Live Photo Gallery (Microsoft) You’ll have to search for it, but this updated version of the Windows Photo Gallery that debuted in Vista is worth the hunt.
I’ve also provided screen shots for each program to help you see what I’m talking about.
Fine Print (Fine Print Software) Over the years, I can’t even imagine how many trees I’ve spared with the help of this program.
If you print more than a few pages a month, you have to try this.
Keyfinder (Magical Jelly Bean Software) If you had to reinstall Windows tomorrow, do you know where your product ID is?
If the answer is no, get this tiny free utility, which finds product IDs for dozens of popular programs (including Windows and Office) and lets you print or save the results.