Free Studio

Free Studio


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 291 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.3.9.906
File Size:
71.22MB
Date Added:
September 09, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
5,960,923
Downloads Last Week:
2,219
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
.NET Framework 2.0 SP2

Editors' review

Free Studio provides a convenient set of uploaders, downloaders, converters, and more, all through one streamlined interface. No matter what type of task you're out to complete, you can find the right tool for the job in this suite of programs.

Pros

Clear navigation: The straightforward interface of this app makes it easy to find just the program you're looking for quickly. Options are organized into categories that include Downloaders, Uploaders, Converters, Recorders, and Editors, and clicking on one of these categories brings up a list of between three and eight programs for you to choose from. Each program also has a How to Use link below it that takes you to a quick instructional page for that program.

Lots of options: For each process this app can help you with, you'll have several specialized programs to choose from. For instance, there is a Facebook Uploader, a Video Call Recorder for Skype, a DailyMotion Downloader, and many more.

Cons

Nothing advanced: Because all of the programs perform one specific function, and all of them are free, none of them have particularly advanced capabilities. They offer good, basic options for specific processes, but not much more. Depending on your needs, you can probably also find a program, even a free one, that performs several of the processes at once that the programs included in this app all do separately.

Bottom Line

Free Studio is a nice app to have at your disposal, and since it's free, there's no harm in giving it a try. If you have very specific needs, though, or if you perform certain types of tasks on a large scale, you're probably better off seeking out a specialized program that can more specifically do what you need without having to open multiple programs in the process.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 291 votes

    • 5 star: 117
    • 4 star: 86
    • 3 star: 26
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 49
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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    Results 1-10 of 291

  • 1 stars

    "Norton Reported High Threat virus"

    September 18, 2014   |   By JohnSC100

    Version: Free Studio 6.3.9.906

    Pros

    It works GREAT, but not worth getting infected with viruses and malware.

    Cons

    Norton reported MH690.A High Threat virus and tons of tracking cookies. Installed unwanted programs even though I declined ALL of the requests at install time.

    Summary

    I have used this package for several years and love it. When I rebuilt my computer I installed the latest version and Norton 2014 360 quarantined Freevideoeditor.exe. Norton also removed a ton of tracking cookies. During installation I declined all the requests for other programs, but after the installation (of the programs not quarantined) I checked the un-install programs list and found 2 advertising programs that were installed at the same time as the FreeStudio. I would be happy to by $35 or $40 for this suite if it was clean, but nothing is worth putting my computer at this much risk. On their web site they ask for people to send them evidence of the malware. The cynic in me believes that they want examples so they can re-write the viruses to defeat the virus protection. I really love these programs and now have to find a substitute. CNET really needs to check this out. I used to trust the programs I downloaded from CNET.

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  • 1 stars

    "Contains Malware"

    August 26, 2014   |   By Fozziedog1

    Version: Free Studio 6.3.8.820

    Pros

    None for this upgrade

    Cons

    This upgrade contains a lot of malware

    Summary

    CNET needs to remove it and notify the publisher. It should have been tested before posting it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Will hack all your browsers"

    July 28, 2014   |   By jcece_pa

    Version: Free Studio 6.3.6.716

    Pros

    None, This will hack your browsers.

    Cons

    This app will hack your browsers and good luck getting rig of it. Deleting the program which installed in addition to the youtube downloader did NOT remove Stovi as my default search engine. AND it has disabled Google. How I will change this I have yet to figure out. Thankfully it's worse on IE, and Firefox is working ok for now. That's why I downloaded through IE - I don't really use the browser anymore anyway.

    Shame on CNET for recommending.

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  • 1 stars

    "No longer true"

    April 27, 2014   |   By Laylong

    Version: Free Studio 6.2.4.1230

    Pros

    If you can find an old enough version and not update it, you might be safe.

    Cons

    Ad bloated
    Not as straight forward as it used to be
    Spawns pop ups and suspicious download prompts
    Freezes and crashes if you close said pop ups

    Summary

    About a year or so ago when dirpy.com first got taken down, this managed to be the best thing to replace it. Since then every update that has been put out for this software has either obfuscated the interface, added ads, or worse. The program in it's current version is no longer safe or even usable.

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  • 1 stars

    "Infested with Adware"

    April 07, 2014   |   By EdwardG424

    Version: Free Studio 6.2.4.1230

    Pros

    Has some useful functions

    Cons

    Completely infested with adware, spyware, and browser hijackers. Use at your own extreme risk.

    Summary

    Was good, now garbage.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent free utilities and all in the same package"

    April 06, 2014   |   By tbreak

    Version: Free Studio 6.2.4.1230

    Pros

    Such a handy toolkit to keep on the PC and for FREE!!

    Cons

    Have to update near every time I use an item (tho it's not really a con cos it means it's always got the latest stuff on it)!

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple and useful"

    March 20, 2014   |   By missmaril

    Version: Free Studio 6.2.4.1230

    Pros

    Lots of great applications in one place.

    Cons

    Adverting of malware products in installation box.

    Summary

    Make sure you uncheck extra software.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent and well designed"

    February 22, 2014   |   By jj_anyway

    Version: Free Studio 6.2.4.1230

    Pros

    Awesome package. I particularly liked DVD burning app. It handles all file types and burns much faster than Windows DVD maker. It's rare to see such design quality and performance in a freeware application.

    Cons

    I had no problems with Free Studio

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  • 5 stars

    "Efficient Simple Effective"

    February 18, 2014   |   By coloradoheather

    Version: Free Studio 6.2.4.1230

    Pros

    See my One-line summary above

    Cons

    Quite large

    Summary

    This software has far more uses and capabilities than I have taken the time to utilize.

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  • 5 stars

    "Really good!"

    January 28, 2014   |   By davelaric

    Version: Free Studio 6.2.4.1230

    Pros

    Lots of softwares that really works. I needed to split audio files for sony vegas projects and it worked perfectly well and it was free!

    Cons

    There are no cons right now.

    Summary

    Note when you're installing this software, use custom install and uncheck all the extra software boxes. You'll have no extra softwares then! Enjoy!

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