Eight free Windows 7 tools you gotta try

Our Windows blogger recently found these utilities, which have made his PC environment that much more capable

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Windows 7 tool No. 5: TeamViewer

I stumbled upon TeamViewer at a download site. It's a screen-sharing and file-transfer application that provides remote access to a second computer so that you can help tech-challenged relatives. There are other tools like this on the market, but TeamViewer was easy to install and work with; plus, it's free.

Windows 7 tool No. 6: ClipTraining

This is my company's tool, but it's worthwhile. ClipTraining has 100 videos (five hours' worth) on Windows 7 task-based training, plus instructions for Office and other applications.

Windows 7 tool No. 7: AllMyApps

Here's a good idea: Take all the applications you normally need to download and install one by one, but instead, choose them all from one source, then download and install them in one group. AllMyApps has more than 1,600 apps available.

Windows 7 tool No. 8: Dropbox

The cloud-based Dropbox tool lets you access its included free 2GB of space (you can rent more if needed) to establish offsite backups and transfer data easily from one system to another. Dropbox is also a great collaboration tool; unlike with an FTP site, you can simply drop a file in the Dropbox folder on your system and have it sync with others to which you've granted access. It works in Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, and other platforms.

There are, of course, many tools available for Windows users. My InfoWorld.com colleagues and I have covered some of them in other stories:

And you may have your own to suggest. Please do!

This article, "Eight free Windows 7 tools you gotta try," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Read more of J. Peter Bruzzese's Enterprise Windows blog and follow the latest developments in Windows at InfoWorld.com. For the latest business technology news, follow InfoWorld.com on Twitter.

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