Best Free Software Programs for the College Student

  1. Gimp - Just like Adobe Photoshop, but free.

  2. iTunes - organize your music, access podcasts and get your music on, of course.

  3. Skype - With this VoIP program you can chat with your friends for free online.

  4. Firefox - Tabbed browsing is convenient and the browser is safer to use than Internet Explorer.

  5. OpenOffice - A free alternative to Microsoft Office with spreadsheets and word processing.

  6. FileZilla - A free FTP program for transferring files between computers.

  7. VLC Player - High-quality video player.

  8. Picasa - Share and manage your photos.

Also see the best web 2.0 tools for students.