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Mumble – talk with your fellow gamers without the lag

Don't you just hate it when you are yelling to your teammates when you are playing via virtual LAN setups - only to find out that your voices and your game sessions are not properly synchronized? Think of lag times killing you so badly that you wish it's easier to just type. Fret no more. Here's Mumble to the rescue. Mumble is an open-source software for chatting while you are gaming. It promises low-latency, but still delivers high-quality voice transmission. Give it a try - you might just escape that next chain lightning from the enemies.

BumpTop – transform your desktop into a real 3D workspace!

Tired of staring at your plain, same old desktop for hours? Or you can't seem to find a perfect way to organize all those icons which cover almost half of your desktop? Or you want to put sticky notes on your desktop but they all look so boring? Here's one solution for you - BumpTop! BumpTop transforms your bland desktop into a real 3D desktop. Pin notes on your desktop's floor or bang them up against the wall - you'd surely love playing with your desktop!

ManyCam – 1 webcam for all IMs with many additional cool effects

One day, I wanted to use my webcam for two instant messaging programs even though I knew that wasn't possible. Frustrated, I stumbled upon ManyCam a few days later, and we were a match made in heaven. ManyCam is the answer to the problem most people who want to use their webcam in several applications have. It acts as a virtual camera for multiple applications at the same time offering many additional features on top of it. You can change your background, appear as if it's snowing in your room, put on funny masks, draw on your webcam and many more.

Pod to PC or Pod to Mac

If you've ever held gigs worth of content on your iPod or iPhone and lost the originals on your computer - you will love this app. You might know by now that if you connect your fully loaded iPod to your freshly wipped computer, iTunes will automatically want to erase everything on your mp3 player and start fresh. iTunes will also not allow you to transfer music or videos from your iPod back to your computer if you've erased the original file from your desktop. Pod to PC or Pod to Mac will let you do it all! The applications are built to allow you to transfer music and videos from your iPod or iPhone into your Mac or PC directly into iTunes.
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Audacity

Audacity is an user-friendly, free & open source audio editor. It is currently available for almost all operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and others. The software gets great reviews and ranks up there with some of the best in it's genre because of it's "clean interface, excellent features, and support for 32-bit floating-point audio" (and a great price - FREE! - if I may add). With Audacity, you can easily record/import audio, edit the files, add effects, and export to your desired file format.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla is a global community project providing open and innovative internet products. Firefox is one of the leading internet browsers - an obvious choice for many users around the world. It provides all the basic features you need to surf the internet and so much more. If you are not using it already, download Firefox 3 and give it a try.

Free High Quality Photoshop Brushes

Today something for the more graphically advanced. I am not a Photoshop pro, but I've noticed playing around with brushes, textures and backgrounds is very enjoyable for me. They allow me to create compositions 100 times easier and faster and at the level I would never be able to achieve by using just the defaults in Photoshop. Download hundreds of free Photoshop brushed and have fun.