OS X: When Handbrake is just a little too complicated for your less tech-savvy friends and family, MacX DVD Ripper makes ripping DVDs dead simple -- and it's free for the rest of the month.
Getting Handbrake running requires some extra steps and its interface isn't always the most user-friendly if you don't know what you're doing. MacX DVD Ripper just requires you to put in the DVD, tell it what device you're going to play it on (from iPhone to iPad to Surface to Galaxy and beyond), and pick the titles you want to rip (which is easy with its easily accessible preview window). Best of all, it's free until November 30, down from $US49.95.
Do we recommend you replace Handbrake for your own DVD ripping? Probably not -- but this would make a good weekend gift for your friends that often ask you to help them with their computers.