The Internet is full of great freebies, but I personally have a hard time downloading something new for the first time. If it's not from a company I immediately recognize and know to be reputable, I can't help but cross my fingers that my precious computer won't get a virus.
This listing is awesome-- it gives 101 great freebie downloads on the Internet. Some of them, I absolutely vouch for (obviously, I like Blogger, but I use Gmail, Picasa, and iTunes a lot too). Others, I think I may have to try. This list provides me with comfort that the programs are going to do more good than harm, but it also tells what the very best are-- and they're all absolutely free. What more could you ask for?