Throughout this week, we're collecting nominations for the Lifehacker Awards 2011. The first of our categories today: desktop software.
Desktop software covers a wide range, from office suites to design software to file syncing to browsers. (The one area we would exclude is operating systems, since that's an entirely separate discussion.) Despite the proliferation of mobile devices and the rise of browser-based apps, most of us still rely on desktop software to get through our daily workload. But what stands out as the best of the best?
Whatever your most useful piece of desktop software is, tell us and tell us why in the comments. And don't forget you can also offer nominations in our best domestic airline category.
All week, we'll be asking for nominations in additional categories relating to technology, organisation and productivity — so keep tuning in to see when you can nominate your favourites. And make sure you're back when online voting proper starts next Monday.