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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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One of my favorites is XML Copy Editor: http://xml-copy-editor.sourceforge.net/

A simple yet full featured XML editor that supports the following:

- XML validation (if the file is the correct XML format)

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- XSL transformations

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- Pretty print

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- Lower memory usage

- A few more things that I don't use smile.gif

It's being actively developed and is still kind of young, but works great.

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Audio Players

Xion http://xion.r2.com.au/

* Full layered skins

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Flac, Ogg, Wma, Asf, Mp3, Mod support.

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Great list! I got a lot of useful programs from it (and tried many)!

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Mail programs

Revolver Mail http://www.revolversoft.com/en/products/mail/index.php

Revolver Mail combines all the elements of a personal information manager - an email client, an address book, and a calendar - in a single, integrated, user-friendly interface. Even better: it?s free. Revolver Mail is the safe, network-savvy alternative to existing email programs.

Designed especially for use in SOHO and small business environments, Revolver Mail?s secure framework and virus-resistant email area makes it a great choice for both company data and personal information.


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Audio Creation

Jungulator http://www.iamthemightyjungulator.com/downloads

Brilliant looping/sequencing/slicing audio proccessor for PC and Mac.

Takes a long, long time to start.....but worth the wait. I made some great music just using Windows system sounds as samples.


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Audio Creation

LoopBe1 A Free Virtual MIDI Driver http://www.nerds.de/en/loopbe1.html

LoopBe1 is an internal MIDI device for transferring MIDI data between computer programs. Basically LoopBe1 is an "invisible cable" to connect a MIDI outport of an application to any other application?s MIDI inport.

All MIDI data sent to the program?s output is channeled to the receiving applications in realtime.

You may connect up to 8 applications to LoopBe's inport and up to 8 applications to the outport, all sending and receiving at the same time.


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Network Tools:

Win IP Config http://www.pkostov.com/wipcfg.html

Win IP Configuration Manager is a replacement for the annoying command line tools "ipconfig.exe" and "route.exe". This version also includes the "netstat.exe" tool.

Win IP Configuration Manager shows you the IP settings of the installed network interfaces. IP addresses obtained by DHCP can be renewed by Win IP Config.

Routes can easily be added, removed, changed or made persistent by this tool.


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Here's a good little program, very early in it's stages but it looks promising. Very fast too.

FuturixImager is compact and customizable image viewer. It is capable of opening more then 50 graphical formats, including most popular ones (GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, JPEG2000, raw, DNG).

Imager can also print, scan, perform basic editing operations, make screenshots, show camera metadata, import raw camera photos, generate histograms, and much more!


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Video Tools

Transana http://www.transana.org/index.htm

Transana lets you analyze and manage your data in very sophisticated ways. Transcribe it, identify analytically interesting clips, assign keywords to clips, arrange and rearrange clips, create complex collections of interrelated clips, explore relationships between applied keywords, and share your analysis with colleagues. The result is a new way to focus on your data, and a new way to manage large collections of video and audio files and clips.


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Sudowin http://sudowin.sourceforge.net/

Sudo for Windows (sudowin) allows authorized users to launch processes with elevated privileges using their own passphrase. Unlike the runas command, Sudo for Windows preserves the user's profile and ownership of created objects.

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Network Tools:

WinNG Windows Network Graph http://montaro.bur.st/winng/

* Monitoring of any TCP/IP adapter

* Shows speed in/out

* Records amount of data sent/received

* Simple tray icon that mimicks built-in Windows one

* Two graphs to graphically record traffic in/out

* A choice of 5 different graph styles (Bar, 3D, Line, Filled & Scatter)

* Selection of internet speeds to customize graph scope

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* Calculates the actual percentage of bandwidth that is in use

* Records statistical data to an INI file in the Windows directory for use with other programs. Such as displaying your network readings on IRC (a sample mIRC script is included to show how to do this).


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maybe its been updated but i didn't see this on the list

System Information & Monitoring

PC Wizard 2006 http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

*Best Freeware System Info., Config. and Benchmark program i've found.

i was given an old formatted computer and the MotherBoard was not labeled. This program gave me the Manufacturer & Model as well as info on the Chipset, BIOS, CPU, Memory, onboard Sound & LAN... all the info i needed in order to find the proper drivers

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Desktop Enhancements:

Menu Inventor http://micron.ic.cz/menuinventor

# graphically very similar to Linux KDE menu

# fully configurablemenu structure

# menu nesting supported

# comfortable on-the-fly editing

# access any application, file and even folder

# in-built cut, copy, paste and move functions

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# special menu items: headers and separators

# unique movable trigger button, always floating above all applications

# supports both user-selected icons as well as default application icons

# comes shipped with 75+ crystal clear icons

# quick batch adding supported


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Desktop Enhancements:

Menu Inventor http://micron.ic.cz/menuinventor

# graphically very similar to Linux KDE menu

# fully configurablemenu structure

# menu nesting supported

# comfortable on-the-fly editing

# access any application, file and even folder

# in-built cut, copy, paste and move functions

# both mouse and keyboard navigation

# special menu items: headers and separators

# unique movable trigger button, always floating above all applications

# supports both user-selected icons as well as default application icons

# comes shipped with 75+ crystal clear icons

# quick batch adding supported


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Video Tools

CaptureFlux http://paul.glagla.free.fr/captureflux_en.htm

o you may capture to divx in real time, and not only in native, DV type 2 or wmv.

o you may capture an audio stream in WAV (PCM uncompressed) or mp3. CaptureFlux can function like an audio recorder, with any audio source even integrated in a video source, for example the microphone of a DV camera connected to a firewire link.

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o the different entries of a sound card can be directly selected in CaptureFlux

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o During preview, the video may be flipped horizontally and not only vertically

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o Data about the streams is displayed, for example image size, audio frequency...

o A time difference may be fixed with any delay, and not only an integer number of hours.

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o CaptureFlux improves many internal procedures and becomes generally more performant

o CaptureFlux may accept plug-ins for sources not recognized by default, specially mpeg2 devices. Presently a plug-in to support the usb box ADS Tech DVDXpress DX2 is available for download.


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Office Application:

TextMaker Viewer http://www.officeviewers.com/

If you want to...

open a document created in Microsoft Word, TextMaker, or OpenDocument format, but you haven't installed the respective word processor

send a document but you don't know whether the recipient has installed the programs to open it

quickly view and print documents without editing them

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Web servers:

NetworkActiv Web Server http://www.networkactiv.com/WebServer.html

NetworkActiv Web Server (NAWS) was designed from scratch with the intent of being the very easiest Web server software available and is not based on any previously existing web servers or programs, while still providing the necessary advanced features. With an intuitive and to-the-point graphical user interface, NAWS can be set up in a matter of minutes, even by the inexperienced user. NAWS includes support for the industry standard features, such as CGI, PHP, and Perl, as well as support for serving byte ranges, which allows for real-time positioning of audio files that are being streamed. See below for a list of additional features provided by NAWS.

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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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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.

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3D Box Shot Maker

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


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.


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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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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Eusing Free Registry Cleaner


Eusing Free Registry Cleaner is a free registry repair software that allows you to safely clean and repair registry problems with a few simple mouse clicks. The Windows Registry is a crucial part of your PC's operation system.


Problems with the Windows Registry are a common cause of Windows crashes and error messages. Registry problems can occur for many reasons, including references left behind after uninstallation; incorrect removal of software; missing or corrupt hardware drivers; or orphaned start-up programs. This will significantly increase the Registry size and slow down your computer, because Windows will need more time to load, search, and read data from the Registry.

Eusing Free Registry Cleaner will scans your Windows registry for invalid or obsolete information and provide a list of the errors found. After fixing the invalid entries, your system will be more stable and run faster. For maximum safety, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner will make a backup of the repaired entries. You will be able to restore any changes made using the software by choosing Restore registry backup. Eusing Software products are free of spyware and adware.

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