- Paint .Net
A free alternative to PhotoShop. It has a lot of photo editing tools and features which makes it better alterative to the Windows’ paint.
- Royal TS
This tools should not be unfamiliar to you if you are a system administrator or developer. This nice software here allows you to connect to other Windows machines using RDP* (Remote Desktop Protocol).
- Convert PDF to Word
You are new to the job, and being asked to update some policies for your department. All you can find is the PDF file, who knows where the original Word document was stored. Instead of buying a PDF editor to edit the PDF and eventually save it in Word. Try this online tool which can convert the PDF back to Word. You might lose some fonts and style formatting, but they are very easy to fix. However, you may consider the confidentiality of your document before using this tool since you have to upload it to their server.
SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.
A great list of tools by Scott Henselman can be found here.