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Freeware Alternative List
Special Thanks to: CoolCatBad, kinetix63, Simon, and Sanctified.

 

This list was last updated October 2011. I have no plans to continue maintaining this list.

There are no Windows 8 apps on this list. Expect some broken links.

 

For the web developers out there, you can download this list as an XML document to do with as you please:

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Changelog - December 2010

Credit to:

Copernic for finding PotPlayer - https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/950718-potplayer-1525231/

hayc59 for finding Outpost Security Suite Free - https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/955478-outpost-security-suite-free-released/

Chester0 for finding NetSpeedMonitor - https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/955778-bandwithtraffic-monitor-for-vista/page__view__findpost__p__593419892

Highlights:

star.gifHaoZip - A very impressive freeware for managing archives. To list some features:

Interface and features very similar to WinRAR

Full support for ZIP, TAR, and 7Z including LZMA2 and SFX executables

Extract 40+ file types, including some installers

Adjust compression level based on file type

Convert, Encrypt, Test, and Repair existing archives

File search, including search inside of archives

Built-in image viewer (View images without extracting), image converter, text editor

Calculate MD5, SHA1 hash of files

Pretty much everything else you'd expect (drag & drop, context menu, auto-updater, etc.)

WinArchiver Virtual Drive - A virtual drive software which can mount ZIP, RAR, and 7Z archives as well as many common CD images.

Dell KACE - Dell KACE is an unofficial build of Firefox which runs in a secure sandbox. This prevents any malware from escaping the sandbox and infecting the rest of your system.

MotoDiary | Web-Based - A web-based diary that is locally encrypted, meaning that all data is encrypted on your PC before it is uploaded to the server. Nobody can view your diary except for you.

GmailDefaultMaker - Set GMail, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail as the default email client

Chameleon Window Manager - Adds several buttons to window titlebars, including to roll up the window and minimize to tray.

VistaUACMaker - Makes older applications compatible with Vista / 7 by enabling a UAC prompt to run as administrator. Handy for portable applications.

NetSpeedMonitor - A network bandwidth monitor which integrates into the taskbar, displaying up and down speed. Also keeps a history of bandwidth usage, which you can view by day or month.

Category Changes:

  • Created Backup & Synchronization -> Games
  • Created File Management ->  Free email Search -> Documents
  • Created Information Management -> Notes -> Hierarchical
  • Moved Audio -> Organizers into Audio -> Players & Organizers
  • Moved Defragmenters to Optimization & Tweaks -> Disk Defragmenters
  • Moved Image & Graphics -> Albums to Web & Internet -> Design -> Photo Albums
  • Moved Image & Graphics -> Creation -> 3D to Image & Graphics -> Stereoscopic
  • Moved Portable Software to Desktop & Customization -> Portable Suites
  • Renamed Partition to Partition & Disk

Program Changes:

Moved SuRun from System -> UAC to System -> Run As

3D Graphics

MeshCreator

Structure Synth

Animation & Flash

Flash Manager

Scratch

Audio -> Converters

MP3 Quality Modifier

Audio -> Editors

Free Merge MP3

Traverso DAW

Audio -> Instrument Tuning

123Tuner | Web-Based

Audio -> Karaoke

Performous

Audio -> Notation & Tablature

VBRhapsody

Audio -> Players

Windows Media Player

Audio -> Recorders

Free Audio Recorder | Adware

Audio -> Server

Subsonic

Audio -> Streaming Radio

Spotify

Audio -> Synthesizers

Buzztard

Synthesia

Backup & Synchronization -> Programs & Settings

Siphon | Firefox Add-on

Business & Office -> Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

Alfresco Community

PostBooks

Business & Office -> Management

KWHotel

Business & Office -> Stocks

JStock

TickVue

WinTrend

CAD (Computer Aided Design)

CADuntu

PowerSHAPE

CD & DVD -> CUE

CueMaster

Checksum Tools

Advanced File Hash

Compression & ZIP

star.gifHaoZip

Compression & ZIP -> Extract Only

Dragon UnPACKer

RarZilla

Compression & ZIP -> Virtual Drives

WinArchiver Virtual Drive

Database

SQLTools

SQLTools++

Database -> Administration & Management

CUBRID

HeidiSQL

Orbada

SQL Locator

 

I am searching for needed information through google and found the info through this forum. Thank you.

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