Chapter 5: Best Free Windows Add-Ons
In This Chapter
Finding out which Windows add-ons you must have
Getting the lowdown on the best of the (free) rest
Figuring out what software you don’t need
Much as I love — and hate, and love to hate — Windows 8.1, it has a few glaring holes that can be fixed only by non-Microsoft software.
As of this writing, Windows 8.1 Metro tiled apps are in their infancy. A year or two from now, I hope to include many of them in this Hall of Cheap Charlie Honor.
At the end of this chapter, I turn to one of my favorite topics: Software that you don’t need and should never pay one cent to acquire. There are a lot of snake oil salesmen out there. This chapter tells ...