MP3 Software
CD'n'GO Easy and reliable MP3 creator with a very good codec Lame (freeware)
MP3 Trimmer Useful utility for trimming MP3 files (freeware)
MP3 to WAV If you want to create audio CD from MP3 (freeware)
WinAmp Classical MP3 player, supports a lot of sound formats (freeware)
Lame Excellent MP3 codec (freeware)

Next tips (these ones are not freeware but there are many cracks)
CD-DA Extractor Good grabber (allows grabbing tracks with offsets). It also uses Lame
Bullet Proof Smart FTP client for downloads (and uploads) on the net