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Neowin's Freeware Alternative List



Updated by Simon, 27th November 2005

Originally compiled by sanctified, thanks to Neowin members.

Items marked in bold are new additions.

3D Graphics:

3Delight Free - http://www.3delight.com/index.htm

Anim8or - http://www.anim8or.com/

Aqsis - http://www.aqsis.com/

Blender - http://www.blender3d.org/

Houdini (Free Edition) - http://www.sidefx.com/apprentice/index.html

Maya Personal Learning Ed. - http://www.alias.com/eng/products-services..._maya_ple.shtml

Now3D - http://digilander.libero.it/giulios/Eng/homepage.htm

OpenFX - http://www.openfx.org

POV-Ray - http://www.povray.org/

SOFTIMAGE|XSI EXP - http://www.softimage.com/products/exp/v3/

Terragen - http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/

Toxic - http://www.toxicengine.org/

Wings 3D - http://www.wings3d.com/


a-squared - http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

AntiVir - http://www.free-av.com/

Avast - http://www.avast.com/i_idt_1018.html

AVG - http://free.grisoft.com/

BitDefender - http://www.bitdefender.com

ClamWin - http://www.clamwin.com/

Anti Spyware:

Ad-aware - http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

Bazooka - http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html

CWShredder - http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshr...r_download.html

Hijackthis - http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

Microsoft AntiSpyware - http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx

SpyBot Search & Destroy - http://spybot.safer-networking.de/

SpywareBlaster - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

SpywareGuard - http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareguard.html

WinPatrol - http://www.winpatrol.com/

Audio Creation

Gungirl Sequencer - http://ggseq.sourceforge.net/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage

HammerHead - http://www.threechords.com/hammerhead/introduction.shtml

Jesusonic - http://www.jesusonic.com/soft.php

KRISTAL Audio Engine - http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/index.php

orDrumbox - http://ordrumbox.sourceforge.net/

Tu2 - http://www.brambos.com/news.html

Audio Players:

1by1 - http://www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/~pesch

Billy - http://www.sheepfriends.com/?page=billy

CoolPlayer - http://coolplayer.sourceforge.net/

DeejaySystem MK1 - http://www.deejaysystem.com/prod_mk1.asp

DeliPlayer. http://www.deliplayer.com/

Foobar 2000 - http://www.foobar2000.org/

iTunes - http://www.apple.com/itunes/

Jet Audio Basic - http://www.jetaudio.com/

Mixere - http://mixere.sourceforge.net/

Mixxx - http://mixxx.sourceforge.net/

monoRAVEik - http://www.mono211.com/monoraveik/mr1200.html

MoreAmp - http://sourceforge.net/projects/moreamp/

Musik - http://musik.berlios.de/

musikCube - http://www.musikcube.com/

QCD Player - http://www.quinnware.com/

Sonique - http://sonique.lycos.com/

Winamp - http://www.winamp.com/

XMPlay - http://www.un4seen.com/xmplay.html

Zinf - http://www.zinf.org/

Audio Tools:

Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

AudioShell - http://www.softpointer.com/AudioShell.htm

BeSweet - http://dspguru.doom9.net/

CDex - http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

dBpowerAMP Music Converter - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm

EAC - http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

Encounter 2003 - http://www.waschbusch.com/

GermaniXEncoder - http://www.germanixsoft.de/

K-MP3 - http://www.katarncorp.com/

KraMixer - http://www.kramware.com/

MP3 Book Helper - http://mp3bookhelper.sourceforge.net/

MP3 Tag - http://www.mp3tag.de/

Mp3 Tag Tools - http://massid3lib.sourceforge.net/

mp3DirectCut - http://www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/~pesch/

MP3Gain - http://www.geocities.com/mp3gain/

mp3Trim - http://www.logiccell.com/~mp3trim/

MusicBrainz - http://musicbrainz.org/

Rarewares - http://rarewares.hydrogenaudio.org/

SoundEngine Free - http://www.cycleof5th.com/en/index.htm

TagScanner - http://xdev.narod.ru/tagscan_e.htm

The GodFather - http://users.otenet.gr/~jtcliper/tgf/

TigoTago - http://www.tigotago.com/

CD/DVD Burning:

Burn4Free - http://www.burn4free.com/

Burnatonce - http://www.burnatonce.com/

Burrrn - http://www.burrrn.net/

CDBurnerXP - http://www.cdburnerxp.se/

CDRDAO - http://cdrdao.sourceforge.net/

CDR Tools Frontend - http://demosten.com/cdrfe/

Deepburner - http://www.deepburner.com/

DVD Decrypter: http://www.dvddecrypter.com/

Easy Burning, DropCD & Audio CD - http://www.paehl.de/cdr

ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/

Compression / Decompression:

7-zip - http://www.7-zip.org/

bzip2 - http://sources.redhat.com/bzip2/index.html

ExtractNow - http://www.extractnow.com/

FilZip - http://www.filzip.com/

Info-Zip - http://www.info-zip.org/

IZArc - http://www.florida.plus.com/izarc/

QuickZip - http://www.quickzip.org/

TUGZip - http://www.tugzip.com/

UPX - http://upx.sourceforge.net/

Zip&Go - http://www.handybits.com/zipngo.htm

Zipgenius - http://www.zipgenius.it/

Defrag Software:

DIRMS & Buzzsaw - http://www.dirms.com/

OpenVMS - http://www.execsoft.com/freeware/freeware.asp

Desktop Enhancements:

AveDesk - http://www.aqua-soft.org/board/showthread.php?t=17372

CursorXP - http://www.stardock.com/products/cursorxp/download.html

Desktop Sidebar - http://www.desktopsidebar.com/

Filehand - http://www.filehand.com/

Glass2k - http://www.chime.tv/products/glass2k.shtml

Kapsules - http://kapsules.shellscape.org/

Konfabulator - http://www.konfabulator.com/info

Lost Goggles - http://www.lostgoggles.com/

MobyDock - http://www.mobydock.com/

Panorama - http://www.ivory.org/panorama.html

Rainlendar - http://www.ipi.fi/~rainy/index.php?pn=proj...ject=rainlendar

RunFast - http://www.idiogensoftware.com/runfast/index.htm

Samurize - http://www.samurize.com/

SlickRun - http://www.bayden.com/SlickRun/

Snippy - http://www.bhelpuri.net/Snippy/

TaskSwitchXP Pro - http://www.ntwind.com/taskswitchxp/

tclock2 - http://home.inreach.com/2tone/tclock2/tclock2.htm

Trip - http://trip.glenmurphy.com/

Weather Watcher - http://www.singerscreations.com/

WinRoll - http://www.palma.com.au/winroll/

Download managers:

Free Download Manager - http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/

Fresh Download - http://www.freshdevices.com/freshdown.html

LeechGet - http://www.leechget.net/en/

Retriever - http://www.halogenware.com/software/retriever.html

Star Downloader - http://www.stardownloader.com/downloads.php

Sun Download Manager - http://www.sun.com/download/sdm/index.xml

wackget - http://millweed.com/projects/wackget/

wget - http://xoomer.virgilio.it/hherold/

WellGet - http://www.wellget.com/

Encryption and data security:

Axcrypt - http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/

Blowfish Advanced CS- http://web.bsn.ch/lasse/bfacs.htm

Eraser - http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/default.php

File Shredder - http://www.sys-shield.com/fileshredder.htm

KeePass - http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

GnuPG - http://www.gnupg.org/

PGP Freeware - http://www.pgp.com/products/freeware.html

PicoCrypt - http://picofactory.com/picocrypt.html

TrueCrypt - http://www.truecrypt.org/

WindowsCleaner - http://www.winnowsoft.com/internet-eraser.htm

File Managers:

2xExplorer - http://netez.com/2xExplorer/

A43 - http://www.shawneelink.net/~bgmiller/

ExplorerXP - http://www.explorerxp.com

freeCommander - http://www.freecommander.com/index_en.htm

Gyula's Navigator - http://www.wanari.com/

JExplorer - http://home.megapass.co.kr/~woosjung/

MeeSoft Commander - http://meesoft.logicnet.dk/

File repair and recovery:

PC Inspector File Recovery - http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm


Jetico Personal Firewall - http://www.jetico.com/index.htm#/jpfirewall.htm

Kerio (Kerio Personal Firewall is FREE for home and personal use) - http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html

NetVida Safetynet - http://www.netveda.com/consumer/safetynet.htm

Outpost Firewall (version 1 is free) - http://www.agnitum.com/download/outpost1.html

SoftPerfect Personal Firewall - http://www.softperfect.com/products/firewall/

Sygate - http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm

Wyvern Firewall 2004 - http://www.wyvernworks.com/firewall.html

Zonealarm Basic firewall -


FTP Clients:

CoreFTP - http://www.coreftp.com/

Filezilla - http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla

miFiles - http://www.simdata.com.au/mifiles.html

SmartFTP - http://www.smartftp.com/

FTP Servers:

Cerberus - http://www.cerberusftp.com/

FileZilla - http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/

Golden FTP Server - http://www.goldenftpserver.com

GuildFTPD - http://www.totalshareware.com/asp/detail_v...pplication=8334

Quick 'n Easy FTP Server - http://www.pablovandermeer.nl/ftp_server.html

SlimFTPd - http://www.whitsoftdev.com/slimftpd

TYPSoft FTP Server - http://en.typsoft.com/

WarFTPD - http://www.jgaa.com/

HTML Editors:

1st page 2000 - http://www.evrsoft.com/download.shtml

AceHTML - http://freeware.acehtml.com/download.html

Aracnophilia - http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/

FoxEditor - http://foxeditor.sourceforge.net/

HTML-Kit - http://www.chami.com/html-kit/

NVU - http://www.nvu.com/index.html

Selida - http://www.amaryllis.8m.com/

Trellian webPAGE - http://webpage.vendercom.com/

TSW WebCoder - http://www.tsware.net/

WYSIWYG Web Builder -


Image viewers:

Ahaview - http://www.aha-soft.com/ahaview/ahaviewfree.exe

FastStone Image Viewer - http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Irfanview - http://www.irfanview.com/

Picasa - http://www.picasa.com/content/download.php

Shell Extension - http://www.firmtools.com/products/shellextension/

SlowView - http://www.slowview.at/

XNView - http://www.xnview.com/

Instant Messengers:

AMSN - http://amsn.sourceforge.net/index.php

Gaim - http://gaim.sourceforge.net/

Google Talk - http://www.google.com/talk/

IM2: http://www.im2.com

Mercury Messenger - http://www.mercury.to/

Miranda IM - http://www.miranda-im.org/

Pandion - http://www.pandion.be/

PSI - http://psi.affinix.com/

qip - http://www.qip.ru/

Skype - http://www.skype.com/

SIM - http://sim-icq.sourceforge.net/

TerraIM - http://terraim.sourceforge.net/

Trillian Basic - http://trillian.cc/downloads

Internet Explorer Front-Ends:

AM Browser - http://www.ambrowser.com/

AOL Browser - http://beta.aol.com/projects/aolbrowser/

Avantbrowser - http://www.avantbrowser.com/

Maxthon - http://www.maxthon.com/

SlimBrowser - http://www.flashpeak.com/sbrowser/sbrowser.htm

IRC Clients:

BersIRC - http://www.bersirc.com/

BitchX - http://bitchx.org/download.php

HydraIRC - http://www.hydrairc.com/

NodeIRC - http://node.sourceforge.net/

TinyIRC - http://www.tinyirc.net/

XChat - http://www.silverex.org/news/

Mail programs:

Foxmail - http://fox.foxmail.com.cn/english/

i.Scribe - http://www.memecode.com/

Mahogany Mail - http://mahogany.sourceforge.net/

Pegasus Mail - http://www.pmail.com/

PopTray - http://www.poptray.org/

Thunderbird - http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/

Anti-spam programs:

K9 - http://www.keir.net/k9.html

MailWasher- http://www.mailwasher.net/

POPFile - http://popfile.sourceforge.net/

SpamBayes - http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/

SpamPal - http://www.spampal.org/

Network Tools:

CMDTime NTP Utility - http://www.softshape.com/download/

Ethereal Protocol Analyzer - http://www.ethereal.com/

Gencontrol - http://www.gensortium.com/products/gencontrol.html

hamachi - http://www.hamachi.cc/

NetMeter - http://readerror.gmxhome.de/

NetProfiles - http://netprofiles.danielmilner.com/

NMap - http://www.insecure.org/nmap/

Ntop - http://www.ntop.org

PingPlotter - http://www.pingplotter.com

PuTTY - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty

RAS Graph & Stats - http://forum.flashfxp.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2400

RealVNC - http://www.realvnc.com/

TightVNC - http://www.tightvnc.org/

Ultr@VNC - http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/

WinSCP - http://www.winscp.com/

Office Suite:

602PC Suite free edition - http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/download.html

AbiWord - http://www.abiword.com/

OpenOffice.org - http://www.openoffice.org/

qjot - http://www.xtort.net/xtort/qjot.php

TreeDBNotes - http://www.softviewer.com/treedbnotes/free_index.htm

Partition Managers:

Partition Resizer - http://zeleps.com/

Ranish Partition Manager - http://www.ranish.com/part/

SwissKnife - http://www.compuapps.com/Download/swissknife/swissknife.htm

TestDisk - http://www.cgsecurity.org/index.html?testdisk.html

PDF Utilities:

CutePDF - http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

Foxit PDF Reader - http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

Free PDF - http://www.webxd.com/zipguy/frpdfdl.htm

Ghostscript/GSView - http://www.ghostscript.com/

PDF 995 - http://www.pdf995.com/

PDFCreator - http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

PrimoPDF - http://www.primopdf.com/

Photo manipulation and image design:

ArtRage - http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html

Artweaver - http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version

ColorPic - http://www.iconico.com/colorpic/

Deep Paint - http://www.download.com/Deep-Paint/3000-21...tml?tag=lst-2-7

Delineate - http://delineate.sourceforge.net/

iIco - http://www.mintrasystems.com/world/product...duct.php?p=iico

Inkscape - http://www.inkscape.org/

JPEGCrops - http://ekot.dk/programmer/JPEGCrops/

Paint .NET - http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/

Pixia - http://www.ab.wakwak.com/~knight/

Pixie - http://www.nattyware.com/pixie.html

PhotoFiltre - http://www.photofiltre.com/

Sodipodi - http://www.sodipodi.com/

The Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/

Tuxpaint - http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint

Wax - http://www.debugmode.com/wax/

Wink - http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

WinMorph - http://www.debugmode.com/winmorph/


ActivePerl - http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl

BlueJ - http://www.bluej.org/download/download.html

Crimson Editor - http://www.crimsoneditor.com/

Code::Blocks - http://www.codeblocks.org/

Context - http://www.context.cx/

Dev C++ - http://www.bloodshed.net/

Dev Pascal - http://www.bloodshed.net/

Digital Mars C++ - http://www.digitalmars.com/download/freecompiler.html

Eclipse - http://www.eclipse.org/

ExamDiff - http://www.prestosoft.com/ps.asp?page=edp_examdiff

Freepascal - http://www.freepascal.org/

JCreator LE - http://www.jcreator.com/download.htm

jEdit - http://www.jedit.org/

Metapad - http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/

Notepad++ - http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

Notepad2 - http://www.flos-freeware.ch/

Open Watcom - http://www.openwatcom.org/

Pelles C - http://www.smorgasbordet.com/pellesc/index.htm

PHP Hypertext Parser - http://www.php.net/

Programmer's Notepad - http://www.pnotepad.org/

PSPad - http://www.pspad.com/

Python - http://www.python.org/

Ruby - http://www.dm4lab.to/~usa/ruby/index_en.html

SharpDevelop - http://www.icsharpcode.net/opensource/sd/

WebMatrix - http://www.asp.net/webmatrix/

WinMerge - http://winmerge.org/

Pop-up Blockers:

Google Toolbar - http://www.google.com/

NoAds - http://www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/

PopUp Stopper - http://www.panicware.com/product_psfree.html

Privoxy - http://www.privoxy.org/

Proxomitron - http://www.proxomitron.info/

RSS Readers:

Ablion - http://www.fileheaven.com/Abilon/download/14059.htm

BlogExpress - http://www.usablelabs.com/productBlogExpress.html

Feedreader - http://www.feedreader.com/

FireANT - http://www.antisnottv.net/

GreatNews - http://www.curiostudio.com/

RssBandit - http://www.rssbandit.org/

RSSOwl - http://www.rssowl.org/

RssReader - http://www.rssreader.com/

RSS Xpress - http://rssxpress.free.fr/en/?page=&idNews=

SharpReader - http://www.sharpreader.net/

System Information and monitoring:

AIDA32 - http://www.sofotex.com/AIDA32-download_L9326.html

ATITool - http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/

ATI Tray Tools - http://www.guru3d.com/article/atitraytools/189/

CPU-Z - http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

Everest - http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.p...ang=en&pageid=1

Gkrellm - http://bill.nalens.com/

K1 - http://clanpkm.free.fr/K1/?lng=en

Motherboard monitor - http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311

SpeedFan - http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

Sysmetrix - http://www.xymantix.com

WCPUID - http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA002374/src/download.html

WhatsRunning - http://www.whatsrunning.net/whatsrunning/main.aspx

Video codecs:

DivX Codec - http://www.divx.com/divx/?src=toptab_divx_from_/index.php

FFDSHOW - http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow

XviD - http://www.xvid.org/

Video players :

AC3Filter - http://sourceforge.net/projects/ac3filter

BsPlayer - http://www.bsplayer.org/

Crystal Player - http://www.crystalplayer.com/index.php?page=downloads

Cygwin MPlayer - http://armory.nicewarrior.org/projects/cygmp/

DivX Player - http://www.divx.com/

MaximusDVD - http://www.maximusdvd.com/

Media Player Classic - http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303

VideoLan - http://www.videolan.org/

Video tools:

DScaler - http://deinterlace.sourceforge.net/

FlasKMPEG - http://www.flaskmpeg.net

GSpot - http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

TMPGEnc - http://www.tmpgenc.net/e_main.html

VCDEasy - http://www.aplusfreeware.com/categories/Au...eo/VCDEasy.html

VirtualDub - http://www.virtualdub.org/

VirtualDubMod - http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=65889

Zwei-Stein Video Editor - http://www.thugsatbay.com/software/index.html

Web browsers:

Firefox - http://www.getfirefox.com

K-Meleon - http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/

Mozilla - http://www.mozilla.org/

Netscape - http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/default.jsp

Opera - http://www.opera.com

Web servers:

Abyss - http://abyss.sourceforge.net/

Apache - http://httpd.apache.org/

Apache2Triad - http://apache2triad.net/

HTTP File Server - http://www.rejetto.com/sw/

Sambar - http://www.sambar.com/

Savant - http://savant.sourceforge.net/

SimpleServer:WWW - http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/sswww.htm

Smart Cache - http://scache.sourceforge.net/

TinyWeb - http://www.ritlabs.com/tinyweb/index.html

Xitami - http://www.xitami.com/

Webcam Software:

booruWebCam - http://www.booru.net/

Dorgem - http://dorgem.sourceforge.net/

grabMotion - http://www.grabmotion.com/

Pryme - http://www.hilo.dk/pryme/

Checksum Utilities:

fsum - http://www.slavasoft.com/fsum/

HashCalc - http://www.slavasoft.com/hashcalc/

hksfv - http://www.big-o-software.com/products/hksfv/

ICEECC - http://www.ice-graphics.com/ICEECC/IndexE.html

md5sum - http://www.etree.org/md5com.html

md5summer - http://www.md5summer.org/

MooSFV - http://www.ubercow.com/moosfv/

QuickPar - http://www.quickpar.org.uk/

QuickSFV - http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Mouse/4668/

General Utilities And Other Applications:

AdShield - http://www.lossepladsen.dk/all4you/TheLostWorld/AdShield.php

AnalogX - http://www.analogx.com/

AppRocket - http://www.candylabs.com/approcket/

AutoIt - http://www.hiddensoft.com/autoit3/

BISS - http://www.bluetack.co.uk/index.php

Celestia - http://www.shatters.net/celestia

CCleaner - http://www.ccleaner.com

ClipX - http://bluemars.org/clipx/

Contact - http://www.isaacboy.com/contact.htm

Cygwin - http://www.cygwin.com

Dir2HTML - http://www.pc-tools.net/win32/dir2html/

Dirkey - http://www.protonfx.com/dirkey/

EasyCleaner - http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm

EditPad Lite - http://www.editpadpro.com/editpadlite.html

EssentialPIM - http://www.essentialpim.com/

Excessive-software - http://www.excessive-software.eu.tt/

File Transfer Expert - http://www.digital-digest.com/dvd/download...re_fte_105.html

Folder Size Extension - http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/

Hamsin Clipboard - http://www.iisr-cnc.com/hamsin/

HTTrack - http://www.httrack.com/

Inno Setup - http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php

KeyNote - http://www.tranglos.com/free/keynote.html

Language Identifier - http://www.languageidentifier.com/

Link Checker - http://www.relsoftware.com/rlc/

Memtest-86 - http://www.memtest86.com

Money Manager - http://www.thezeal.com/software/manager/default.asp

Multi Install - http://multiinstall.sourceforge.net/

MWSnap - http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/mwsnap.html

NetTime - http://nettime.sourceforge.net

Nullsoft Installer - http://www.nullsoft.com/free/nsis

Open Subfolder - http://www.bubblepop.com/opensubfolder/index.html

Peerguardian - http://www.methlabs.org/

Process Explorer (aka ProcessXP) -


png2ico - http://winterdrache.de/freeware/png2ico

RegSeeker - http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm

Restoration - http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html

Startup Control Panel - http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Stickies - http://finiteloop.org/~btaylor/software/stickies/

StrokeIt - http://www.tcbmi.com/strokeit/

Syncback - http://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/freeware-hub.html

Sysinternals - http://www.sysinternals.com/

Toolbox - http://www.sil.org/computing/toolbox/

TreeSize - http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

TuneXP - http://www.driverheaven.net/dforce/showdoc.php?doc=txp_about

Turbo Pad - http://turbopad.sourceforge.net/

Unlocker - http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

URLSnooper - http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mous...oper/index.html

Vim - http://vim.sourceforge.net

WeathAlert - http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/stu/msowul/?page=weathermain

WordWeb - http://wordweb.info/free/

XP AntiSpy - http://www.xpantispy.org/

YourDir - http://www.primeoption.com.au/FreewareYourDir.htm

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Well, he finally gave credit to the Neowin forum!


Not enough. He should be linking this thread directly and give credit to both simon and me.

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For system information and more I use WINAUDIT.


WinAudit performs a rapid and exhaustive audit of installed software, license information, security configuration, hardware inventory, network settings and much more. (Description taken from authors site).

It's easy to use, comes with no setup file, it's small and overall a nice application

Theres a couple more but haven't got time right now, maybe a bit later

Keep up the good work :)

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does this fourm include os x applications also or just windows? i seem to notice that most of it was only windows programs.

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wow. awesome list. may have to through there and get some of this stuff. thanks!

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I don't think there should be a reason for excluding Mac freeware, perhaps a Mac symbol to denote that the application listed in the particular catergory is Appletastic.

After all, from what I can see, Apple freeware is extremely rare compared to Windows, and not particularily emphasized in Mac discussion groups, such as Neowin's or otherwise.

So saying, I begin my list-

HTML Editors

Taco HTML Edit http://www.tacosw.com/

mi http://www.mimikaki.net/en/mimi/download.html


Seashore http://seashore.sourceforge.net/

ImageJ http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html

System Tools

OnyX http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html

Time Out! http://www.dejal.com/timeout/

MenuMeters http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/index.html

Growl http://growl.info/about.php

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+John Teacake

Is it me or does the DVD Decrypter Page no longer work. I get Re Directed to Google Everytime.

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Desktop Enhancements


This program saves names of all files in your hard drives to file database. After that you can locate files. Very fast. This program works like updatedb and locate in Unix systems.

URL: http://locate32.webhop.org/

CD/DVD Burning

SilentNight Micro CD/DVD/ISO/AUDIO Burner

SilentNight Micro CD Burner version 4 is a handy little tool that is able to burn CD/DVD/ISO and AUDIO formats. (1. This burner does NOT need any installation; 2. It is one single executable file, no dll`s or anything else needed; 3. It dont even need windos aspi layer, as it has its own inbuildt; 4. The complete size of the program is just above 1 mb; 5. You can even run the program directly from a CD/DVD or a USBKEY; 6. It is freeware).

URL: http://www.silentnight2004.com/NEW_Download.html

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CD/DVD Burning

ISO Recorder http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

A ressurrection of the XP PowerToy that allows you to burn CD and DVD images, copy disks, make images of the existing data CDs and DVDs and create ISO images from a content of a disk folder.

Context-menu writing wizard.

Available for XPSP2, 2003 and Vista.


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ERUNT - The Emergency Recovery Utility NT



- Backup the Windows NT/2000/2003/XP registry to a folder of your


- System and current user registries selectable

- Command line switches for automated registry backup and restoration

- Restore the registry in Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/2003/XP and MS-DOS

(all-in-one restore program) or the Windows Recovery Console

- Included in this package:

NTREGOPT program for optimizing the registry

- All programs in this package are completely localizable

(translate them into your language), German version included

Note ( from the website ):

The "Export registry" function in Regedit is USELESS (!) for

making a complete backup of the registry. Neither does it export the

whole registry (for example, no information from the "SECURITY" hive

is saved), nor can the exported file be used later to replace the

current registry with the old one. Instead, if you re-import the file,

it is merged with the current registry without deleting anything that

has been added since the export, leaving you with an absolute mess of

old and new entries.

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Browser Hijack Retaliator http://www.zamaansoft.com/products/bhr/

Quite good alternative to MSAntispyware, provides real-time monitoring for BHO, searchbar, Hosts file, Start Page and System StartUp hijacks - alerts when changes are made and fixes on demand.

Less than 3mb.

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Wow, this is a pretty nice list. I might need to go and try some of this stuff out.

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Audio Creation

Reaper http://www.cockos.com/reaper/index.php

Multitrack recorder made by WinAmp creator Justin Frankel.

Currently Beta status, 0.4-0.99 are freeware, but starting with version 1.0 the license will change to very reasonably priced, uncrippled nag-free shareware (supporting full functionality in unregistered form, forever).


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is there a free alternative for decompressing rars? no particular reason why lol :whistle:

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is there a free alternative for decompressing rars? no particular reason why lol :whistle:

7-zip :)

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7-Zip :)

aah thank u happy new year lol, also i searched on google following that post and came up with Free Rar Decoder doesnt look particularly well made but it did the job too

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AVS DVD Player is a compact and easy-to-use program that has a simple user-friendly interface allowing you to start watching DVD movies with no additional software.

One more pleasant thing about it - it is absolutely FREE!


AVS DVD Player Features:


It is absolutely free DVD player software. No trial periods, no feature limitations, no watermarks.

No spyware or adware;


Support for a very wide variety of video formats: apart from regular DVD (PAL, NTSC, VCD, SVCD) formats, also supported are: the entire range of MPEG4 (including DivX, XviD, etc.), MPEG1, MPEG2, AVI, Real Media video, Quick Time files, WMV files (including WMV-HD), H.263, H.264, mobile video formats (3GP, 3GP2, MP4).

This strong compatibility makes AVS DVD Player a universal player;


With the inbuilt Surround Effect, a unique development of our software engineers, regular stereo movies can be watched with enhanced audio quality and imitated Multichannel surround sound (3.1, 5.1, 7.1 speaker configurations are supported);


Easy and fast navigation, using sets of bookmarks, interactive chapter interface, ability to manage bookmarks and adjust access settings;


Ability to select between several audio tracks and subtitle files, support for multiple languages;


Traditionally available set for comfortable viewing - selection of the view angle (if available on a particular DVD), support for various video sources (HDD, portable media, LAN), automatically adjusted Aspect Ratio, one-click switch to full-screen mode, menu options available at a single mouse click, etc.

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Evil Player isn't listed in the audio players. :shiftyninja:
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