The author of Tech Support Alert, Gizmo Richards, has produced a list of what he calls the 46 best-ever freeware utilities. This list is worth reading if for no other reason than to see the 46 catetories of utilities there are. You’ll find it educational, I’m sure. I did. You may also find it worthwhile to bookmark his website as there appear to be a lot of useful links there.
By the way, the source for the link I’ve blogged about above is Lorelle on WordPress, which is an excellent source of information about WordPress in particular but also about things that are happening on the web in general. Her blog has become one of my daily visits.