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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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The address for Gaim is wrong. (forgot the "a").

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compression/decompression. well DEcompression only really

Less MSIerables: A tool to Extract the contents of an .msi File

I'm not a fan of Microsoft's .msi installer files. They're slow, they don't let me pick start menu groups, and they are a major overkill for lots of tiny program installations that I use where a simple rar file (okay zip would work too) would be much more suitable. So sometime last year I spent a night hacking together a simple tool that lets me take these miserable .msi files and extract their contents. Since others may find it useful too, I figured I'd put it out here.

Less MSIerables

If it's not 100% legal, then I'm sure a mod will delete this. :D

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Just check out this site i found yesterday when i'm trying to find a DVD Cutter.


It has lot of freeware....

SpeeDefrag 3.0

Defrag your hard disk fast by SpeeDefrag . . .

Mp3 Knife 3.0

Extract clips from your mp3 by Mp3 Knife . . .

DVD Knife 2.0

Extract clips from your DVD by DVD Knife . . .

Copy Cat 2.0

Copy scratched DVD's n CD's by Copy Cat . . .

ShutDown After 1.0

Schedule win shutdown by ShutDown After . . .

ImRe 1.0

Resize multiple Jpeg images in one click . . .

I downloaded DVD Knife 2.0 for DVD cutting, its cool saves required clip as a .VOB file with same DVD quality. ShutDown After 1.0 is also cool when you go to sleep and wanna turn off computer auto, really cool when you have dialup connection that bills for the time online.

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ccrypt is a nice command line multiplatform encrypter/decrypter.


Attribute Changer easily change multiple file/folder attributes and timestamps.


DragKing AutoHotKey script executable that copies text selections in windows automatically to clipboard.

Hi Net Recorder is a free app to download streaming media.


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Registered more than 1 year ago, but never posted, just lurked! :)

This time I think I can contribute with this free tool I made:


It's a file identifier; it look inside files for known pattern, and can tell (often, not always, obviously) what a file is without looking at filename & extension. Handy when you happen to receive some misnamed file, or with some strange extension.


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I recommend a freeware, StartEx, which manages your favorite apps.

I use it a lot every day. I bet you will love it.

It categorizes your apps into colorful groups which lets you launch a program immediately instead of wasting time searching in your big Start menu.

This is why it is called StartEx.

Unlike other normal app launchers, StartEx don't occupy any desktop space or system tray space. I think this is the best feature. It hides at the top left corner of the screen most of the time.

Once you want it, just move your mouse to the corner and a yellow button will appear.

Clicking the button reveals a customizable drop menu.

The menu contains your program icons which well categorized into colorful groups.

You can customize the color of each category to your preference, and also add or remove categories as needed.

StartEx fully supports Drag&Drop. Adding a new icon is as simple as dragging it onto the menu,

and you can also move items between categories in the same way.

Really worth a try.

Homepage: http://www.zalentino.com/startex/

I've post it in a new thread, but I realize this is the right place to post.

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Nerwork Tools

NetSetMan http://www.iljaherlein.de/netsetman/

NetSetMan is a network settings manager which can easily switch between 6 different, visually structured profiles including:

* IP Address

* Subnet Mask

* Default Gateway

* Preferred & Alternate DNS Server

* Computer Name

* Workgroup

* DNS Domain

* WINS Server

* Default Printer

* Run Scripts

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I didn't see a group for this item but thought folks might like to try it out. I've created a free P2P backup system that encrypts your docs and picture data and sends it to up to 10 other users. You can "donate" space on your hard drive for others to use as backup and retrieve your files anywhere with your logon.

Anyway, it's in Beta and I'd appreciate as many users as want to show up. You can read more at http://www.myiback.com

The majority of the code is open-source, but for now the GUI client is not (although it IS free to use). At some point, I may charge a buck or two to keep the lights on, but I'm more interested in doing some good than making money.

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Defragmentation Software -

Diskeeper 9 Lite is included as part of the Intel Desktop Utilities located at;


Programming Software -

Microsoft is giving away cut down (express) versions of their development tools;

SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition

Visual C# 2005 Express Edition

Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition

Visual J# 2005 Express Edition

This promotional offer lasts until Nov 6th, 2006.

Download from; http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/

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Anyone here have issues with VLC video player?

I'm running it in Windows XP (using BBLean 1.6) and I have 1 GB of RAM. When I open a video and click ahead in it, the picture becomes blocky and takes a few seconds to refresh. I also noticed a problem when I stream videos that appear in Firefox. When I used Windows Media Player, I had the option of "play" "stop" and the volume. Why don't those appear when VLC runs in the browser?

Anyone else have this problems?

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Has anyone used NetVeda Safety.Net for it's web filtering features? Is it any good, like Zone Alarm Pro with Web Filtering?

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USB apps

BusRunner http://www.kmgsoftware.com/Products.aspx?start=busrunner

AutoRun USB devices

USBDLM http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html

USB Drive Letter Manager for Windows can define a list of drive letters to use for new removable drives.

iTunes Agent http://ita.sourceforge.net/index.html

iTunes Agent is a small application resting in your system tray constantly looking for new MP3 players and other music capable devices connecting to your system. When a device it recognizes is connected to the system, it will create a playlist for the device in iTunes and it will synchronize that list with tracks on your device.

Synchronize non-iPod MP3 players.

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Im looking for a DVD Ripper. The first place i checked was this alternative list, but it wasnt on there. So can anyone recomend me a iso/img to avi software?

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