Web & communication software

PCWorld's Favorite Downloads of 2011

All year long, we PCWorld reviewers immerse ourselves in desktop programs and Web software. After evaluating a program, often we uninstall it—but several of this year's finds earned places in our workflows and/or our hearts. These programs and services are the ones we reviewed for PCWorld Downloads and also kept using for our own productivity and enjoyment. Perhaps you started using them this year, too…and if not, well, a shiny new year is right around the corner.

CloudMagic

4.5/5

Foxit Reader 5

3.5/5
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Visual Thesaurus

4.5/5

LastPass 1.8 (32-bit version)

4/5
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LastPass 1.8 (64-bit version)

4/5
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ArtRage Studio Pro

4.5/5
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Carrara

4/5

Corel Painter

5/5

Lonely Landscapes Windows 7 Theme

4/5
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Chinese Watch Shop

4/5
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Day of the Dead Windows 7 Theme

4.5/5
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DC Universe Online

5/5

Aurora

3.5/5
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3/5

Freemake Video Converter

4.5/5
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