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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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(Well thanks, but I don't really own it. Anyone can post new offerings here)

Photo manipulation and image design

FastStone Photo Resizer http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm

Good batch renamer, but tick the Use Advanced Options box and you get some fancy tools incuding Watermarking, both image and text.

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Icon Maker: Imagicon. its basic, but does the job very nicely.

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[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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[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.

I already done one (but only shows software that I've tried and works well). Link in sig.

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I already done one (but only shows software that I've tried and works well). Link in sig.

Yours doesn't quite work in the way I'm suggesting... The I'm suggesting, a user would visit a page with a search box. They could then type in "Microsoft Office" (for example) and it would then suggest freeware alternatives based on that search

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Well if someone could write a script that would seamlessly integrate into this board I'm sure it will be seriously looked into.

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General Utilities And Other Applications

Launch Admin http://launch-admin.sourceforge.net/

A tool for Windows XP that allows users logged in with a Limited User Account (LUA) to perform Administrative tasks conveniently. It is intended for users who want the security of a LUA account combined with the power to make ?on demand? Administrative changes.

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General Utilities And Other Applications

Z-Cron http://www.z-cron.com/

Z-Cron is a central control centre for scheduling and automation of software. Beside the launching of applications at defined points in time, Z-Cron also provides numerous tools which help to make the automatic and scheduled system administration much easier.

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

Download and install the latest free version of BSPlayer and you will see it contains spyware.


To their credit, during the install has a whole page devoted to telling you they are about to put spyware on your system, the nature of the spyware and the fact that BSPlayer will quit working if you remove the spyware.

I still use an older free version since there is a great plug-in available for my remote control.

This version has an client-side software application Whenu Save! that deliver a limited number of behaviorally targeted and contextually relevant coupons, ads and comparative shopping results directly to consumers desktops - without compromising the privacy, security or smooth functioning of peoples computers!
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Download managers:

FlashGet 1.72 build 128 (now freeware, no ads, no crap)


FTP Clients:

FTP Wanderer - tiny and nice FTP client (no install)


Audio Players:

Apollo 37zx - sound quality is not skinable


MPXPLAY Audio Player - open source DOS audio player



Juke Media Player - great audio quality


VUplayer - great audio quality


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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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Video tools & converters

Movica http://vani.bhargav.googlepages.com/movica

For wmv and mpg video,

- Select or delete multiple portions from a video file.

- Copy, paste and fine tune the selections.

- Join multiple files together

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Network Tools

PRTG Traffic Grapher http://www.paessler.com/prtg

PRTG Traffic Grapher is an easy to use Windows software for monitoring and classifying bandwidth usage. It provides system administrators with live readings and long-term usage trends for their network devices. The most common usage is bandwidth usage monitoring, but you can also monitor many other aspects of your network like memory and CPU utilizations.

Freeware version is limited to 3 sensors, but that should suit a home network.

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Open Contacts http://www.fonlow.com/opencontacts/

Open Contacts is an address book program (contact management) providing unified, flexible and intuitive interfaces for you to manage and lookup contact info of individuals and organizations, supporting shortcuts from your data to your favourite Windows programs such as Windows dialer, Skype, MS Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird and map services etc. You may store any contact info and focus on the most important info of contacts.

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