Editors Picked 'Em: Best Collections of Downloads
These are among the most popular collections of downloads we've produced in recent months.
When you open a link, you'll see a list of the downloads we've picked. Simply click on the name of the download that interests you, read our mini-review, and if you're still interested, download away!
- Great Downloads: Award-Winning Indie Games -- These mostly free downloads were among the winners and finalists at the 2007 and 2008 Independent Games Festival. Playable, fun, and sometimes quite weird.
- System Tune-up Tools --Use these tools to clean out the junk and add new pep to your PC.
- The 15 Best Downloads of the Year --Our downloads gurus have selected the 15 best utilities, productivity tools, and other apps of 2007 from PC World's vast Downloads Library.
- Dress Up Your PC --Tired of the way Windows looks? No problem --- you can dress it up just about any way you want, and these downloads will help you do it.
- 14 Fantastic Freebies --Get to your favorite folders in a snap. Stream TV stations from around the globe. Add new power to Internet Explorer. All this and more, and all of it for free.
- Have a Happy Valentine's Day --Win over your Valentine with these fun programs. Craft a card, consult the stars, and decorate your sweetheart's screen.
- Downloadable Fun & Games --Have a ball with these games and puzzles, many of them free, while you are whiling away the hours this holiday season.
- Speed Up Your PC --You can have a zippier, more responsive PC--you really can. You just need the right tools. These can help.
- Ad Blockers That Really Work --If you're tired of annoying pop-ups, flash ads and the rest, you'll find these downloads useful. Check the reviews thoroughly, however, as some are more effective at different tasks.
- Hard Disk Utilities --These tools will help you clean up, organize and generally improve your hard disk.
- Timesaver Software --These downloads can simplify your life. They will automate common tasks and can also replace several Windows programs that don't quite do the job.
- Must Have Downloads --Here is the complete list from our October 2007 article, "The 20 (Mostly Free) Downloads You Can't Do Without."
- Recovering From Disaster --You've totally screwed up. Lost files, accidentally deleted stuff. What to do? Doctor, doctor: here are the cures.
- Backup Tools to The Rescue --These downloadable programs, most of which you can try out before buying, can truly save you when some kind of disaster hits your desktop or notebook.
- Free Games & Great Timewasters --New additions to our library, some are demos, others are full-featured freeware we think you'll enjoy.
- New Vista Downloads --These files can help you optimize your PC and notebook Vista operating system.