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Freeware Alternative List



Updated by Simon, 30th April 2006

Originally compiled by sanctified, thanks to Neowin members.

Note: If you are going to contribute to this list please ensure there is a line in your post in the following format:

Application - http://url/to/homepage

This makes updating the list so much easier :)

Items marked in bold are new additions, the previous revision of the list can be found here.

3D Graphics:

3D Apartment Designer - http://creditsuisse.databecker.net/index.p...uage=en&s=4

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

Anim8or - http://www.anim8or.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/

Arovax Shield - http://www.arovaxshield.com/download.php

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

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

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

ToolbarCop - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm

Watcher - http://www.donationcoders.com/kubicle/watcher/index.html

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

Winpooch - http://winpooch.free.fr/home/index.php

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/

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

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/

Evil PLayer - http://evilplayer.server-host.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/

Audiograbber - http://www.audiograbber.com-us.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/

iTunes Agent - http://ita.sourceforge.net/index.html[/b]

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

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

M4a/Flac/Ogg/Ape/Mpc Tag Support Plugin for Media Player & Media Center 2005 - http://www.softpointer.com/WMPTagSupport.htm

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/

opcode - http://www.opcode.co.uk/opd2d/default.asp

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/Cover creation:

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/

DVDStyler http://dvdstyler.sourceforge.net/index.html

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

eCover - http://www.esoftware.it/eCover/index.html

GUI for dvdauthor - http://www.videohelp.com/~gfd/

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

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

SilentNight Micro CD/DVD/ISO/AUDIO Burner - http://www.silentnight2004.com/NEW_Download.html

Smart CD-Menu Creator - http://www.cupidsystems.com/smartmenucreator.html

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/

KGB Archiver - http://www.icpnet.pl/~tomekpawlak/kgb/index.php?lang=en

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

SimplyzIP - http://www.dpaehl.de/

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

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

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

Zipfocus - http://www.skaro.net/zip-reader/index.html

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

Defrag Software:

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

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

Whitney Defrag - http://www.whitneyfamily.org/Hacks/?item=Defrag

Desktop Enhancements:

Autohotkey - http://www.autohotkey.com/

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

Clocktrayskins - http://www.drive-software.com/windowsclock.html

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

Launchy - http://www.launchy.net/#intro

Locate32 - http://locate32.webhop.org/

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

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

MouseIMP - http://www.mouseimp.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/

StartEx - http://www.zalentino.com/startex/

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

Gigaget - http://www.gigaget.com/

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

ccrypt - http://ccrypt.sourceforge.net/

CRYPTAINER LE - http://www.cypherix.com/cryptainer_le_download_center.htm

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

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

fseKrit - http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Other/fSekrit/

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/

File Managers:

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

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

CubicExplorer - http://www.cubicreality.com/

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


Comodo Personal Firewall - http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com

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

NetVeda 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/

Elfima Notepad - http://www.elfima.com/enotepad.php

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

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

Notetab light - http://www.notetab.com/

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

PHP Designer 2005 and HTMLGate FREE - http://www.mpsoftware.dk/products.php

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

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

SuperEdi - http://www.wolosoft.com/en/superedi/

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

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

WebDwarf - http://www.virtualmechanics.com/products/dwarf/[/url]

WYSIWYG Web Builder - http://www.pablosoftwaresolutions.com/html...eb_builder.html

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/

MiniAIM - http://miniaim.net/

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/

FastStone 4in1 Browser - http://www.faststone.org/FSBrowserDetail.htm

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/

FreeNAS - http://www.freenas.org/

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...p;threadid=2400

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

Tango Dropbox - http://tangoftp.com/

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

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

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

Office Application:

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

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

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

Scribus - http://windows.scribus.net/

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

Partition Managers:

Dubaron - DiskImage http://www.dubaron.com/diskimage/

Partition Logic - http://visopsys.org/partlogic/download.html

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:

Brava! Reader - http://www.bravaviewer.com/reader.htm

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/

IcoFX - http://icofx.xhost.ro/

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/

PhotoMerge - http://www.kiwiczech.net

Recolored - http://www.recolored.com

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

Synfig - http://www.synfig.com/overview/

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/

Enigma - http://www.enigma-uk.freeserve.co.uk/Enigma.htm

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/

PaseoExpress - http://www.paseosoft.com/

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/

klipfolio - http://www.serence.com/site.php

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...en&pageid=1

Free Disks monitoring - http://www.tools4ever.com/products/free/fr...oring-software/

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

HWiNFO - http://www.hwinfo.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

WINAUDIT - http://www.pxserver.com/WinAudit.htm

Why Reboot? - http://www.exodus-dev.com/products/WhyReboot/

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

AVS DVD Player - http://www.avsmedia.com/DVDPlayer/index.aspx

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/

Flash Movie Player - http://www.eolsoft.com/freeware/flash_movie_player/

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

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

MPUI - http://mpui.sourceforge.net/

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

Video tools & converters:

AVI2DVD - http://www.trustfm.net/divx/SoftwareAvi2Dvd.html

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

FlasKMPEG - http://www.flaskmpeg.net

FlowPlayer - http://flowplayer.sourceforge.net/

GB-PVR - http://www.gbpvr.com/index.html

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

HDTVtoMPEG2 - http://www.midwinter.com/~bcooley/

iPod video converter - http://www.ipod-video-converter.org/

Mediacoder - http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/

MobileVideo For iPod - http://www.keronsoft.com/mobilevideo-for-i...-converter.html

PSP Video 9 - http://www.pspvideo9.com/

Riva FLV Encoder 2.0 http://www.rivavx.com/index.php?downloads&L=3

STOIK Video Converter - http://www.softforall.com/Multimedia/Video..._ScreenShot.htm

Super http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

The FilmMachine http://members.home.nl/thefilmmachine/

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

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

Video DVD Maker - http://www.videodvdmaker.com/

Video Tools - http://www.bobyte.com/

Videora iPod Converter http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/iPod/

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/

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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/

Attribute Changer - http://webplaza.pt.lu/~rpetges/

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

dd for windows http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/rawwrite/dd.htm

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

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

DM2 - http://dm2.sourceforge.net/

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

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

ERUNT - The Emergency Recovery Utility NT - http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

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

Everyday Auto Backup - http://www.backupsoft.net/everydayautobackup.htm

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/

Freeproxy - http://www.handcraftedsoftware.org/

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

HDCleaner - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secu...HDCleaner.shtml

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/

MV Reg Clean - http://www.velasco.com.br/mvregcln-installer-br.zip

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

NetTime - http://nettime.sourceforge.net

Notebook BatteryInfo http://www.batteryinfo.de.vu/

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

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

OpenWengo - http://www.openwengo.org/

Outlook Linker - http://www.teamscope.com/otherpro/utilities.asp#linker

PastIconsFlusher - http://www.prprogramsstudios.tk/

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

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

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

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

ShellExView v1.14 - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

Space Monger - http://www.werkema.com/software/spacemonger.html

Starter - http://members.lycos.co.uk/codestuff/

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

SyncToy - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en

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

TextHarvest - http://members.aol.com/getmydata/pc-sample.htm

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

Windows Snapshot maker - http://www.ntwind.com/winsnap/index.html

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

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

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

ZoomIT - http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/zoomit.html

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Audio Tools

Vibe Streamer http://www.vibestreamer.com/

Free MP3 Streaming Server.

Easy installation and configuration.

Share unlimited files and directories.

Full support for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003.

Protect your directories with user accounts and groups.

Easily manage your users, groups and their access rights.

Restrict access to your server based on the clients IP address, for better security.

Unlimited skin possibilities, create your own or download new skins as they appear on our website.

The included standard skin supports the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

Our own Vibe Script Language, for unlimited possibilities in skin creation.

Guaranteed free from backdoors, spyware, adware and other non-requested software.

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Taksi http://taksi.sourceforge.net/

Open Source alternative to Fraps. Take screenshots and movies from within DirectX and OpenGL games and applications.

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CD/DVD Burning/Cover creation

MediaCD http://www.botproductions.com/mediacd/index.html

MediaCD 3.5 is a complete solution for creating customized, autorun-enabled media discs for archival or distriubtion. It is aimed at digital media enthusiasts and video production professionals, but can be used by anyone for a variety of purposes:

* Create a customized collection of music videos and songs by your favorite artist.

* Distribute discs of promotional or informational videos about your business and its products.

* Quickly produce discs containing educational or training videos.

* Create albums of videos and pictures of your family.

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The free edition of Spyware Doctor is here :


The official site download does NOT clean spyware, it is scan only. This free version of Spyware Doctor ONLY CAN scan and remove spywares. The other features (OnGuard, Immunize, Real-time protection, etc) are only for paid version. The same free version was posted on Download.com too long time ago but disappeared very fast .


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Desktop Enhancements

Qliner hotkeys http://www.qliner.com/hotkeys/default.htm

* Smart Application Launching

* Smart Application Instance Switching

* Drag and Drop Configuration using an Onscreen Keyboard

* Support for 100+ International Keyboards (making it a handy tool for international keyboard users).

* Support for Dvorak keyboards

* Support for laptop or other Keyboard layouts.

* Volume Control tool

* Clock tool

* Optionally maps Caps Lock key to Window key (handy if your keyboard does not have a Windows key or if you just hate the default bahavior of Caps Lock)


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Fab's Autobackup http://fabs.dyndns.org/autobackup/index-en.htm

Fab's Autobackup is a program wich allows users to backup and restore personal settings like emails, documents, internet browser bookmarks... You can use it as Windows PE plugin (developped for Bart's PE Builder) and as a standalone program for Windows.

Here are the items handled by the actual version 2.0 for backup and restoration:

Shared Documents

My Documents folder

User's Windows desktop's content (Files, Shortcuts, Wallpaper)

Internet Explorer's Favorites

Internet Explorer cookies (this option is available only with Win PE version)

Outlook Express messages and settings

Wab Adress Book (used by Outlook Express to store your contacts)

Office Outlook PST file (contains your messages, contacts...)

Windows Activation file (if you install Windows XP over 3 times, you won't have to phone MS to reactivate it)

Office XP/2003 activation files

Opera bookmarks, settings and cache

Mozilla Firefox bookmarks, settings and cache

Mozilla Thunderbird profiles

Lotus Notes "Data" foldes (users id's and settings)

Rasphone.pbk file (internet dialup settings, except logins and passwords)

Windows fonts folder (usefull to keep special fonts)

TCP/IP parameters (only tested under Windows XP)

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RockXP http://korben.othersystem.net/web/RockXP.html

RockXP allows you to retrieve and change your XP product key that you used when you installed Windows XP. This can come in very handy if you need to reinstall but have misplaced or lost the CD cover with the serial sticker. In addition, the program also lets you save the product activation to a file, enables you to recover usernames and passwords contained in the Windows Secure Storage, recover your Microsoft Windows Products keys and have password generator RockXP 3.0 allows you to : - To retrieve and change your XP Key - To retrieve all Microsoft Products keys - To save your XP activation file - To retrieve your lost XP system passwords - To retrieve your lost RAS (Remote Access Settings) passwords - And to generate new passwords.

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RunWithParameters http://rwparam.whyeye.org/

Tiny tool, which allows running any application with a parameter. Instead of going to the Command Prompt, users can simply right-click an application and enter the parameters in the pop-up window.


? integrates into Explorer

? remembers last parameters per application

? supports EXE, BAT, CMD, COM, SCR, AHK, BTM


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Simon. I just want to congratulate you in public. You have been taking care of this list a lot better than I did at its beggining. (Y)

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Doc Convertor http://www.dbtalk.net/doc-convertor/

* Convert your source code / documents to the following formats :






* Lotus



* Excel

* Automatically recognize and highlight 30+ formats, including html, css, php, C/C++, C#, ASP, VB6, Pascal, Perl, SQL and more!

* Print / Create advanced reports using a state-of-the-art printing / report engine

* Convert multiple files at once.

* 100% Free. No spyware. No adware.

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Video tools & converters

alltoavi http://alltoavi.sourceforge.net/

Anime video converter. This project is a tool to convert ogm and mkv files to avi, with subtitle and audio track selection, video resizing, bitrate selection and codec selection. It is centered around mencoder, with a commandline tool as well as a GUI for Window

I First decided to do this after countless of animes became backlogs on my server' HDD simply because i cannot get bothered converting it using tools like virtualdubmod, it simply take way too much time and HDD Space.

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Screenweaver http://screenweaver.org/index.php?option=c...id=28&Itemid=78

With Screenweaver 3 you can make true desktop applications from Flash files. Screenweaver does so, by providing an executable file (the engine) that wraps the Flash player ActiveX. This approach allows for total control over the appearance and behaviour of your Flash desktop application (unlike the default stand-alone projector)

Screen savers are much like regular Windows applications. They differ in extension (scr instead of exe) and they should display specific behaviour when launched with certain command line arguments. The Screenweaver engine comes with a special mode for acting as a screen saver.

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Neo Razgriz

Just wondering, is there a topic like this one but for software that isn't freeware? Just curious. I do like this freeware list - it's how I found Gigaget. I decided to give it a go, as a change to GetRight Pro.

So much software out there though. It's overwhelming, and hard, to know what is the right one to use.

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Is there a reason the Visual Studio Express tools aren't on the list. They are probably some of the best IDE's out there.

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Neo Razgriz

Just tried out Free Download Manager - I like it. I especially liked how it's drop box (the lil box thing in the corner of ya screen) can be turned off (FlashGet and Gigaget didn't have this). Didn't notice it's speed potential though (first file i downloaded with it wasn't that big).

Good topic this one is.

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Should the list include only spyware-free and very freeware software. Some of the programs encountered in the list has spyware in it. Good idea to take them down or put a note next to the software to say that it has spyware.

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