The best things in life are free, as the song has it. In software terms, it's also when they work faultlessly and with minimal labour. Here are two fine examples that came my way recently and which I recommend without hesitation.
This won't be new but the detail might be sufficiently interesting to make you do something about it.
There's no need to re-explain the context in detail. In brief: the passwords we use for our on-line accounts need to be strong. A strong password is one that takes more time to crack using "brute force".
Having suffered hard disk failures in the past and having been responsible for client data (software and websites) for around 17 years I admit to being paranoid about data loss. I try to operate as if all hard disks are bound to fail when you least expect them to and I therefore have in place backup strategies that try to minimise the impact of this when it happens.
Are there any software packages that I’d recommend to the general computer user (for Windows PCs)? Yes!