It’s simple math: Every year this list gets bigger and, consequently, the amount of money you can save gets greater.
When we did our first Best Free Software story five years ago, the list contained a mere 157 products. This year, we’ve selected 273 apps in 40 categories. Keep in mind, in those first few years, we included more of a mix in terms of operating systems, with some Mac- and Web-only apps. We spun those titles off into their own stories (The Best Free Mac Software and Best Free Web Apps) so that this story could concentrate on Windows-based productivity apps and utilities.
Yet, the list continues to grow, increasing by 65 products from last year’s story.