Get Ashampoo Burning Studio 2012, Photo Commander 9, Snap 5, SlideshowStudo 2012 and WinOptimizer 2012 for free.

German software company Ashampoo is currently giving away five applications worth more than £80. These are full versions and do not come with any strings attached. You need to enter the code ASH-444LW1 to get these. Note that Ashampoo may remove this offer at any time and that you will have to sign up to Ashampoo in order to get a licence code for each application.

The five applications on offer are Burning Studio 2012 which gets (disc) burning projects done fast, Photo Commander 9, which is a simple image editor combined with a picture manager, Snap 5 which is a screen shot utility, SlideShowStudio 2012, which helps create slideshows and WinOptimizer which “improves, maintain and adjusts your Windows system).

All of them are compatible with Windows XP down to Windows 7 (and we guess Windows 8 as well). All five applications are, cumulatively, more than 300MB in size. Free software, commonly known as freeware, has been around ever since people started to code.

The arrival of software-as-a-service combined with the rise of ubiquitous fast connectivity means that there’s even more people now looking for freeware.