20 free PC apps to ease daily tasks

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Toiling away in obscurity

Some of the best things in a PC lover's life are indeed free, but they're not always obvious. Beyond the free security tools and other must-have programs to install on a new PC lies a whole universe of lesser known, yet no less stellar software that's just begging for a spot on your hard drive.

Need proof? Check out the following 20 supremely handy-dandy programs. None are household names, but all will rock your world.

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