Despite what you may think, I don't actually have much software installed on my PC. As a Windows user since version 1.0 arrived in 1988 or so, I'm aware that less is more. The fewer installed apps you have, the better your computer runs. My goal is to have the list of apps on the "uninstall a program" screen run to just a single page without any scrolling required. Give or take a couple, I generally achieve that goal.
Of the handful of freeware apps that get to stay on my PC and which I use regularly, Greenshot is probably the most useful. I use it literally every single day. The screen shots that accompany all the Hot Find posts are produced with it. If you haven't tried it, and you want to capture your screen image for use in a document, get it. It's a 2 MB download from http://getgreenshot.org/ and it was recently (January 2017) updated to v1.2.9. This release fixes about 30 bugs, so it's worth having.
The download is rated as malware-free by VirusTotal, and Web of Trust regards the site as reputable too. But make sure you click on the right "Download" button when you're on the site, rather than one that is actually any advert for a different product.
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