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Old November 24 2009, 02:15 AM   #46
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

Here is a smattering of my favourite freeware:

Audiograbber - Looks a bit rough around the edges but is pretty much the best CD ripper I've ever used.

CCleaner - Spiffy system/registry cleanup program. Very useful.

DVD Slideshow GUI - This is actually a collection of several programs, each of which plays a part in creating slideshow DVDs which will playback on pretty much any standalone DVD player, even older ones.

Glitch - VST plugin for DAW software. The name conveys some idea of the sorts of sounds which can be eked from it.

Revo Uninstaller - Kickass uninstaller with full control throughout an uninstallation (down to the identification and removal of registry files).

Universal Extractor - Kickass package extractor, compatible with just about any common compressed filetype. The best part is that it just creates a new folder with the same name and it's done - no fooling around with vague context menus and such.

VirtualBox - Virtualisation software. Since you're digging freeware, you might as well go the whole hog and try out some of the numerous free Linux distros. Also functions as a sandbox for testing suspicious websites and such.
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Old February 5 2010, 02:29 PM   #47
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

TechRadar has an article which talks about the 48 best free programs from Microsoft.
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Old May 19 2010, 09:38 PM   #48
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For the Website devlopment section, you should add Microsoft Visual Studio Web Developer Express. Its a Freeware version of the paid one, I use it and its great
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Old December 18 2010, 10:21 AM   #49
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Old February 2 2011, 02:59 PM   #50
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

A random screensaver with an editor:

http://www.plane9.com/
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Old February 9 2011, 09:18 PM   #51
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F.lux

Has anyone else heard of this? It's a program for your computer that's designed to change the color temperature of your display based on whether it's day or night. I've been using it for a little under a week now and I love it. It's really jarring to use it for an hour or two at night and then disable it.

Anyway, I recommend people check it out at least!

http://www.stereopsis.com/flux/
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Old February 9 2011, 09:23 PM   #52
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

I love that program and I am eternally thankful for you pointing it out to me, Kestra! I encourage everyone to use it.
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Old February 14 2011, 01:24 AM   #53
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

Miss Chicken wrote: View Post
If anyone os imterested in cataloging their book colelction There is a good freeware database for you called BookDB2.

Its fields include

Title
Secondary Title
Author (2 fields - and you can tick authors as being editirs)
Book cost
Language
Fiction/non Fiction
Publication details i.e publisher, year, edition, no of pages
Call number
Type of medium i,e paperback, hardback, references, Comic. Magazine, CD/DVD etc

It also allows you to assign categories and keep track of borrowings.

It has a Description and a Location field.

In a later edition a Contents field will be added.

My only real complaint is there is no Notes or Comdition field but I guess that could be included under description.

eLibrary is a simple, basic one that I use, though it has a few more features than BookDB2.

http://www.openelibrary.org/
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Old April 28 2011, 03:00 AM   #54
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I love flux, its saving my eyes! Wonderful program.
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Old November 20 2011, 12:44 AM   #55
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Re: F.lux

http://www.moffsoft.com/freecalc.htm
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Old January 31 2012, 07:11 AM   #56
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Re: F.lux

I found an e-library organizer reader that's free and better than eLibrary...calibre...

http://calibre-ebook.com/

http://calibre-ebook.com/demo
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Old January 31 2012, 07:15 AM   #57
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Re: F.lux

Kestra wrote: View Post
Has anyone else heard of this? It's a program for your computer that's designed to change the color temperature of your display based on whether it's day or night. I've been using it for a little under a week now and I love it. It's really jarring to use it for an hour or two at night and then disable it.

Anyway, I recommend people check it out at least!

http://www.stereopsis.com/flux/
Ehh tried it, didn't like it.
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Old February 8 2012, 04:27 PM   #58
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

http://www.resonance-asm.com/

Nifty little ambient multi-sound looper/mixer, offers far more than the typical "crickets and ocean waves" type program,
with FX, presets, the ability to import your own sounds (TOS bridge sounds?...), minimizes to the tray, etc.
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Old March 13 2012, 10:25 AM   #59
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Nice post! It's really huge list of freeware that is useful to us. Thanks to share this huge list of freeware. It's great.
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Old April 28 2013, 04:40 AM   #60
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

Just got portable GIMP tonight on my laptop, haven't uploaded it yet. Got it from sourceforge.net.

Anyone else have it on their computer? Is it safe to use on a laptop?

Also got regular GIMP on it as well, haven't uploaded it either.

Anyone use it on Windows 7? If so, has it been stable enough on it? And is it safe enough to use on a laptop?

One of my new favorite freewares to use:

The instructions on how to use it, then the link to the freeware itself...

how to convert photoshop brushes to paintshop ones

Disclaimer: from scrapbookcampus.com

Got the link originally on a Corel fan site, so credit goes to the person who shared it with me.

abrMate -- the said freeware

Disclaimer: from texturemate.com

It's a little tricky to use at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty fun . Goes well with Corel Paintshop Pro X4, which is the version I'm using. The newest version (X5) has an abrviewer, but from what I've read about it so far, it's still too unstable to even consider buying at this point. So this is a pretty good alternative.
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