Published on August 30th, 2011 |
>Don’t settle for slow, bloated apps.
>Lifehacker has come out with an excellent little post to finding alternatives to some Windows apps. Often the most popular choice is definitely not the best choice when it comes to apps for Windows.
Some highlights for me:
They mention music apps. If you are still using Itunes
, just stop. Yes, you might have an Ipod
, but only load itunes
when necessary if you must have it at all. Itunes
is a bloated, slow, awful program. I personally use Foobar2000
, but Winamp
and even Windows Media Player are better.
They also mention Adobe programs. In general Adobe programs are bloated and awful. If I didn’t have to have flash, I wouldn’t. Lifehacker does pose some alternatives. Adobe Reader is the worst though. If you need a PDF viewer, use Fox-it or another alternative.
Lastly, Anti-virus programs. If you have Norton or are paying for basically any AV program. Stop. Microsoft Security Essentials is free and really is that good. It works amazing with windows and never gets in your way.