Laura Blackwelllblackwell@idgcsmb.com, PCWorld

Laura Blackwell's title is PCWorld Downloads Editor, but she can't keep her hands off cloud software, either.

Comic Book Creator

Turn your artwork, photos, and videos into stylish comic books with this clever desktop publisher.

Comic Book Creator with Content Pack

Use provided art--or your own artwork, photos, and videos--to whip up professional-looking comic books.

Nanotron

Blast germs into oblivion in this arcade-style game.

Snap Links

Open or save multiple search results with one mouse stroke.

RootkitRevealer

Detect rootkits with this security tool.

Local Cooling

Save money and fight global warming with this fun-to-use power-saving freebie.

ThumbStrips

Browse your Firefox session visually with thumbnails of recently visited sites.

Chocolate Castle

Challenge your mind with this tiny file's many and varied puzzles.

Zuma

Clear the colored balls from the screen before the death's head gets you.

Sophos Anti-Rootkit

Remove dangerous rootkits from your system with this simple freebie.

SightSpeed

Communicate at the speed of human perception with this videoconferencing service.

Google Browser Sync

Keep your Firefox browsers synced across all your PCs with this extension.

Pyrrha

Turn your Pandora internet station into a podcast with this free software.

Startup Control Panel

Automatically launch programs when your system starts up, with this free utility.

FreeRAM XP Pro

Monitor how programs use memory, and try to make the most efficient use of the memory you have.