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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/

Anti-Virus:

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

Firewalls:

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 -

http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/comp...reeDownload.jsp

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/

Programming:

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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futrstyl    0

For Audio Tools, I recommend CUE Splitter:

http://www.shareup.com/CUE_Splitter-download-30218.html

Gets the job done nicely, and it's very easy to use. Just an FYI, it wants to call home for some reason, so if you don't want it to do that, be sure to take care of that first. ;)

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File repair and recovery:

ADRC Data Recovery Software Tools http://www.adrc.net/data_recovery_software/index.html

ADRC Data Recovery Software Tools contains a collection of DIY data recovery tools that supports a wide variety of drives and file systems.

The software incorporates extremely simple GUI with novice users in mind. The software zooms in to do only critical recovery functions with minimum complexity so one could recover the data easily. It gives you full control to undelete files, disk image back up, restore a backup image, copy files from hard disk with bad sectors, disk cloning, backup, edit and restore your boot parameters.

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General Utilities And Other Applications:

ClipGuru http://clipguru.com/

ClipGuru? is for the Windows user who would like to have a full-featured clipboard rather than the standard Windows one. ClipGuru? gives users the ability to recall and reuse current and past clipboard contents, and to optionally save those clips into your own clip collections for future use.

ClipGuru? Runs in the background and does not in any way affect the normal use of the Windows clipboard. It simply grabs a copy of everything copied to the clipboard and saves it for you. Every clipboard content is preserved as an individual item and is kept available for display and recall at any time.

ClipGuru? will satisfy the requirements of the vast majority of users. With ease-of-use the design goal, ClipGuru? is not a "do everything" clipboard manager with bloated features which would never be used by the vast majority of users.

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General Utilities And Other Applications

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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PDF Utilities:

Free Image Converter 1.0 http://www.downloadhotfile.com/download-do...rter-33715.html

Free image converter. Support convert multi page tif to multi page pdf, convert jpg to pdf, convert jpg to tif, bmp to pdf, support tif compression ,Packbits, LZW, CCITT G.3 and G.4. image grayscale, bmp to png, jpg to png, jpg to bmp. set PDF information - PDF author, keyword, title, creator.

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Audio Creation

Midi Pattern Generator 64 http://www.gradywerks.com/mpg64/

The MPG64-A (Midi Pattern Generator 64 Alpha) is a 64 step midi sequencer designed to run on Windows XP with a minimum screen resolution of 1024x768. In addition to playing midi notes, the MPG64-A is capable of simultaneously recording the resulting audio, creating loopable WAV files that can be used in any audio application. An 'Auto Set' feature can be used to automatically calculate and correct for latency of the midi device prior to recording, resulting in loopable samples. The 64 step pattern data can also be exported to a midi file. The MPG64-A features a row of parameter knobs which can control the duration and velocity of each note, and can also be used to set values for two continuous controllers. A 'Controller Automation' feature uses preset patterns to modulate the continuous controllers to create filter sweeps and random 'sample and hold' type effects. The MPG64-A is also designed to run as a plug-in for Tu2 by Bram Bos.

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CD/DVD Burning/Cover creation

DVDAuthorgui http://www.videohelp.com/~liquid217/dvdauthorgui.pl

* multiple titles (pgc)

* multiple titleset menus (still and motion)

* m2v still creation

* chapters

* subtitles

* multiple audio streams

* basic navigation commands

* iso creation

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Si    11

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.

Make a post with the name of the software if you find spyware, I will remove it.

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Audio Tools:

Smart PC Recorder http://www.voiceemotion.com/smartrecorder.htm

Smart PC Recorder is an easy-to-use tool to record all kinds of sound on your computer into MP3 or WAV files with high quality. It's able to record sound from microphones, line-in, phone line, Cassette Tape, Video Tape and more other input devices. The audio recorder also supports to record from other Windows applications, like Winamp, Media Player, etc. It makes a complete recording studio of your computer!

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HTML Editors (maybe should be renamed Web Design)

SE|PY ActionScript Editor http://www.sephiroth.it/python/sepy.php

SE|PY is a FREE ActionScript editor for Macromedia Flash files.

# Code folding (collapsing/expand) , code highlighting

# Auto Completion for default flash functions

# Auto Completion with the user added functions (in current document only)

# View documents in tab mode

# Zoom

# Panel with all inserted functions for all active documents

# Flush Support (Flush, compile, test movie, view output) for Flash mx 2004 too

# Print out and save html document from your .as files

# Smart Snippet panel, todo panel, file panel, flash api panel

# ClassBrowser integration

# Lines Bookmarks

# Flash mx 2004 project file integration

# Possibility to define classpaths (add the autocompletion)

# ClipBoard management

# XML structure reader (for dom query)

# Flash MX 2004 Help panel (* only with Flash mx 2004 installed)

# Program Menu localization with XML files

# Automatic JavaDoc creation from methods

# Collapse/expand javadocs comments

# Syntax checker, with MTASC

# Integrated SharedObject reader

Video codecs

FFDShow MPEG-4 Video Decoder http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm

FFDSHOW is a DirectShow decoding filter for decompressing DivX, XviD, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 movies. It uses libavcodec from ffmpeg project for video decompression, postprocessing code from mplayer to enhance visual quality of low bitrate movies, and is based on original DirectShow filter from XviD, which is GPL'ed educational implementation of MPEG4 encoder.

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kinetix63    21

[off topic] I wonder if anybody would be interested if we modified this somewhat... Would anybody be interested if I were to take these entries and create an online database out of them? Then, you could go to it, enter the name of a commercial app that you want a freeware equivalent of, and boom - shows you the suggestions.

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PDF Utilities

Tomahawk http://www.aplusfreeware.com/categories/util/pdf.html

Tomahawk PDF+ 2.7.2 (last freeware version) gives you a complete PDF file creation suite right on your computer. Tomahawk can also be used as an advanced editor for rtf, txt, tmd (own format) and other file formats.

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Gawron    0

Great list!!!

Read thru most of it, and I don't think I spotted this one:

File explorers / disk (space) utilities

Sequoiaview http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/

From the Sequoiaview (puh, hard to spell..) homepage:

Ever wondered why your hard disk is full? Or what directory is taking up most of the space? When using conventional disk browsing tools, such as Windows Explorer, these questions may be hard to answer. With SequoiaView however, they can be answered almost immediately. SequoiaView uses a visualization technique called cushion treemaps to provide you with a single picture of the entire contents of your hard drive.

Sorry about the big picture..

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k311    1

i have to chip in and say that SUPER is the video encoding tool i have been looking for. you put in the video file, decide what format you want to convert to and push the convert button and its done. No bitrates to know or anything like that, but the options are all there so that you can change them if need be. 4 clicks and i can convert from one format to any other. I love this program!

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moloko    186

FTP clients.

This has not been added yet

FTPWanderer

Can run off USB stick too.

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Copernic    441

3D Box Shot Maker

FREE tool to virtually desgin quality box shot as your software box cover.

http://www.bosseye.com/boxshot/index.htm

3D Box Shot Maker is an easy and FREE tool to virtually desgin quality box shot as your software box cover. It is important to present a professional boxshot to attract your potential customers to take a closer look at your products. An impressive box shot will make your software outstanding, and easily defeat your competitors at the start.

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3D Box Shot Maker accepts a front image and a side image as input, and generate the final image on the fly. It can also include a shadow and a reflection in your box shot. It will show the preview image instantly as you adjust the size and other parameters.

Three steps to get your own boxshot:

1. Set the side(left) and the Front(right) images.

2. Adjust the boxshot size, shadow and reflection.

3. Save the generated boxshot image out as image file. It supports 4 image format: BMP, JPG, PNG, and GIF.

Present your software box cover with 3D Box Shot Maker, the ultimate solution, electronically!

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Zxian    0

Exact Audio Copy - http://www.exactaudiocopy.de

Very high quality CD ripping tool. Will even rip those scratched disks that other rippers won't. :yes:

You'll want to get the latest version of LAME to use with this as well.

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Copernic    441

Cool PDF Reader

http://www.pdf2exe.com/reader.html

Adobe Reader replacement; Standalone Package with no installation required (just unzip & run) 655KB

Cool PDF Reader is the smallest PDF viewer/reader to view and print PDF files, and convert PDFs to TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WMF, EMF, EPS. It is only 655KB to download and doesn't need lengthy installation, just download and run.

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Here are some key features of "Cool PDF Reader":

? View and Print PDF

? Convert PDF to BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WMF, EMF, EPS

? Extract PDF to TXT

? Support PDF files of all versions

? Work with 68+ different languages

? Zoom in and zoom out

? Rotate page displays

? Slide show PDF document with full screen

? Small in size, onl@Need some work work

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Photo manipulation and image design:

Beneton Movie GIF http://software.benetonfilms.com/Beneton_Movie_GIF.php

Beneton Movie GIF is a GIF editing tool. It is simple, quick, and effective.

Features:

* Supports 48 file formats such as BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, and AVI

* Multiple frames selecting

* Drag and drop frames for a quick editing

* 20 different effects, divided in 2 big categories: normal and animated

* Supports individual frame properties: delay and transparent for each frame

* Save and load a batch of frames (frame1.bmp, frame2.bmp, etc.)

* A complete built-in image editor with many tools (pencil, shapes, airbrush, alpha brush, fill, selection, text)

* A simple preview window that previews individual frames or the animation with options such as zoom, loop, etc.

* Many others!

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General Utilities And Other Applications

PanicWipe http://www.sadhusystems.nl/index.php?page=...=6&tab=main

Do you ever wish you could get rid of unwanted files with just one click? Try PanicWipe. PanicWipe can delete files, folders, registry keys, IE cache, history and cookies with just one click. You select wich files and folders to wipe, and wich keys to delete, PanicWipe does the rest. Instead of just "deleting" your files you can choose secure "wiping" (up to 10 times overwriting before deletion!!) wich will make your files unrecoverable. You can also specify a list of programs that will be terminated before execution, so your files won't be 'in use'. PanicWipe can be protected with a password (start/execute/cancel/close) and has a countdown timer

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Vykranth    527

Educational:

Periodic Table 2.6 http://paulalanfreshney.com/education/pt/

The Mendeleev Periodic Table with a heap of features, charts, displays, ...

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