Freeware Windows Applications

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Gaius Baltar, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Gaius Baltar

    Gaius Baltar Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 7, 2008
    As there is a freeware games thread i thought i would create this thread listing the various freeware applications which some windows users might find helpful. The list is from another site and is a few months old so apologies if any of the links are no longer working.

    Antivirus ApplicationsFree Online Virus/Trojan/Spyware Scanners
    • - Internet Explorer (IE) parasite scan
    • BitDefender - virus scanner
    • CastleCops - several scans under "Tool Kit', on the right, about halfway down the page
    • eTrust - Virus scanner -
    • F-Secure - virus scanner
    • HouseCall - virus scanner
    • HouseCall - Europe - virus scanner - Does not require the use of ActiveX controls. Uses Java instead. -
    • Jotti's scan - submit files to be scanned by multiple (15) scanners
    • - PopUp Killer Test
    • McAfee - virus, security and Wi-Fi scanners, under "Free Services"
    • PC Pitstop - several scans, on the left, under "Tests and Scans"
    • SpywareGuide - spyware scanner, on the right
    • SpywareInfo - spyware scanner, on the left, under "Site Navigation"
    • - virus & security scanners
    • Virustotal - submit suspicious files to be scanned by multiple (22) Antivirus/Spyware scanners -
    • Webroot Spy Audit - Spyware scanner. It will not remove or modify any files. -
    • WindowSecurity - trojan scanner
    Spyware Removal -
    • a² Free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. a² fills this gap." -
    • Ad-Aware - Tutorial: Using Ad-Aware - Windows Vista (32-bit), Windows XP (Home and Pro), Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 (Pro and Server)
    • AVG Anti-Spyware (formerly ewido) - removes Trojans, Worms, Dialers, Hijackers, Spyware and Keyloggers.
    • Comodo BOClean - removes malware and registry entries, doesn't require a reboot to remove all traces, daily malware database updates, optional rollback of update to an earlier version, sweeps and detects INSTANTLY in the background, etc. -
    • IE-Spyad - Tutorial: Using IE-Spyad
    • Spybot - Search & Destroy - Tutorial: Using Spybot S&D
    • Spywareblaster - prevents spyware from being installed on your PC. - Tutorial: Using SpywareBlaster
    • Spywareguard - provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlaster's protection method. - Tutorial: Using SpywareGuard
    • Spyware Terminator - Effectively remove spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, home page hijackers and other malware threats. Real-Time Protection is included in the basic version. -
    • SuperAntiSpyware - link to a direct download of the Free version
    • WinPatrol - "WinPatrol uses a heuristic approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge." -
    Specific Virus Removal Tools - if you know what Virus you have, try here.FirewallsPC Security
    • Active@ KillDisk - powerful and compact DOS software that allows you to destroy all data on hard and floppy drives completely, excluding any possibility of future recovery of deleted files and folders.
    • Core Control - a full featured advanced security program, designed for Windows 95, 98, and ME Operating Systems -
    • DeleteOnClick - completely deletes files in one click rather than sending the file to the recycle bin. The data becomes unrecoverable. For this reason you must use this program carefully.
    • Eraser - an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.
    • EULAlyzer - can analyze license agreements in seconds, and provide a detailed listing of potentially interesting words and phrases. Discover if the software you're about to install displays pop-up ads, transmits personally identifiable information, uses unique identifiers to track you, or much much more.
    • iProtectYou - allows parents to control which web sites can be visited, which programs can have Internet access, block e-mails, chat sessions and instant messages with inappropriate words, stop annoying ads, and/or restrict internet time to a predetermined schedule.
    • KL-Detector- detect keylogging activity on your computer!
    File Encryption
    • AxCrypt - a powerful, yet extremely easy to use file encryption program. It integrates directly with Windows Explorer, enabling encryption, decryption, viewing and editing of any file with just a few clicks of the mouse.
    • Cryptainer LE - A really simple to use encryption tool that creates an invisible, password protected folder on your hard drive or other media. Free version limited to 25MB. "Cryptainer LE's encryption works with all 32 bit versions of Microsoft Windows (95/98/ME/2000/XP/2003 Server) and with all known file types."
    • PowerCrypt - a powerful file encoder. Make sure your files are protected with a 100% secure encryption algorithm, which is not resolveable by NSA nor CIA.
    • True Crypt - disk encryption software for Windows XP/2000/2003 and Linux. A, more powerful version of Cryptainer. As a user of both, I recommend TrueCrypt over Cryptainer by a long shot. No stupid limits on how big you can have the drive, as well, so you could encrypt your whole drive if you wanted to
    Hard Drive & System Utilites
    • Auslogics Disk Defrag - designed for fast optimization of today's modern hard disks.
    • BootSafe - a program (doesn't require installation) that sits on your desktop. Double click on it, select one of the 3 Safe Mode options, and click on Reboot.
    • Drive Manager - has been written to help you easily identify drives which are of the same type.
    • driveSMART EWT - a Early Warning and Tracking Systems which tracks the status of the computer hard disks, timely detecting, and anticipating any problems occurring with the disk, before the danger of the data loss appears. - Windows 95b/98/ME/2000 Pro & Server/NT 4.0 Workstation & Server/XP/2003 Server__MAC OS X 10.2 & 10.3
    • DShutdown- a stand-alone program that allows you to easily shutdown and wake up local or remote PCs, with many specific options.
    • DTaskManager - a Task-Manager, but specifically engineered to give additional functionalities that the Windows bundled TaskManager (and other third party products) do not have. - scratcher
    • ERUNT - registry backup tool
    • GParted - an industrial-strength package for creating, destroying, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the filesystems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition with another (disk imaging).
    • HDDScan - a freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics. Supports IDE/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives, RAID arrays, external USB/Firewire hard disks, flash cards.
    • HDTune - a good piece of software for testing the HD in the PC. Gives good analysis of the drives sector issues. - projectfocus
    • JkDefrag - disk defragment and optimization utility for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/X64
    • Memtest86 - a thorough, stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers.
    • MicroSoft's Memory Test - tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors.
    • PC INSPECTOR - a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems.
    • Power off 3 - a small program that allows you to control the power state of your pc.
    • Process Explorer - shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
    • ProcessLibrary - Gain insight on any process through easy and quick search feature that queries over 9000 entries in database directly - Windows 2000/2003/XP
    • Quick Access InfoBar - Get the latest definitions and exhaustive advice on all the processes running in the Windows Task Manager. - Quick Access InfoBar
    • Ranish Partition Manager - Partition resizer, create, manager similar to Partition Magic but free!
    • SpeeDefrag - a program, which restarts your computer and runs only defrag.exe with optimized windows settings.
    • Swissknife - can create, delete and format partitions on your hard disk drives. Supports Internal interfaces such as IDE and SCSI and External interfaces such as Hi-Speed USB, Parallel port, PCMCIA, USB On-The-Go, Firewire®, SATA interfaces etc. Creates Fixed and Removable Disk Format types. - Windows 98/XP/Mac OS/Linux -
    • SyncBack Freeware - backup and synchronization software -
    • Unknown Device Identifier - Identify unknown devices not recognized by Windows in your system especially after you reinstall your system and cannot figure out what all those yellow question mark labeled devices really are.
    • Vision - Reports all open TCP and UDP ports and maps them to the owning process or application. -
    • WinDriversBackup Personal Edition 1.0.9 (last freeware version) - for backing up your Windows system driver files. It can also scan for, and back up, third party non-Microsoft drivers. -
    System Information
    • Belarc Advisor - builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your Web browser. -
    • CoolMon 2 - a program for monitoring vital system stats and almost anything else you wish to display on the desktop. -
    • CPU-Z - gathers information on some of the main devices of your system; CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and System. -
    • Double Driver - you can view which drivers are installed in your system and you can backup the drivers you choose, save and print the drivers list, and more. -
    • EVEREST Home Edition - a freeware system information, system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for home PC users. Similar to Belarc, but much more comprehensive. -
    • SIW - This program performs computer configuration, analysis, and diagnostics. (Similar to Everest)
    • SpeedFan - monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. -
    • System Spec - lets you can see, save and print a complete spec of your PC with this no-install, system information utility and perform various windows functions. Additional advanced info includes CPU, drives, apps, display, memory and more. -
    • What's Running - a product that gives you an inside look into your Windows 2000/XP/2003 system. Explore processes, services, modules, IP-connections, drivers and much more. -
    • WinAudit - a self-contained (no setup required) PC audit, and inventory of software, licenses, security configuration, hardware, network settings... -
    File Compression and Archiving
    • 7-Zip - a file archiver with high compression ratio. -
    • ExtractNow - will let you extract multiple archives with the ease of a single click. -
    • FilZip - an archiving utility (zip tool) that can open various archive types. It offers Windows integration, drag and drop, encryption, multi-extract and more. -
    • IZArc - File compression utility that supports most standard compression formats.
    • WinRAR - click on the downloads tab and download the trial version (not the beta). You can use the full functionality forever. -
    • ZipGenius - A nice archiving tool. It handles zip, rar and many others. -
  2. Gaius Baltar

    Gaius Baltar Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 7, 2008
    File/Folder Utilities
    • Cobian Backup - a multi-threaded program that can be used to schedule and backup your files and directories from their original location to other directories/drives in the same computer or other computer in your network. -
    • Delete Doctor - Delete files that are difficult to delete, such as some files left by viruses and trojans, or files with corrupted file names.
    • Digital Dolly - hard-disk-partition, image, and cloning software that runs completely from a bootable CD-ROM. -
    • HostsMan - a hosts file manager and editor -
    • LupasRename 2000 - rename files quickly (Will run on USB Drive) -
    • MDI Viewer - allows you to view .MDI files -
    • Norton Ghost 2003 - imaging utility for your hard drive(s). -
    • ReNamer - a small, yet very flexible file renaming tool, that offers all the standard renaming procedures, including prefixes, suffixes, replacements, case changes, as well as remove contents of brackets, add number sequences, change file extensions, etc. -
    • SequoiaView - an excellent utility to help you figure out what is taking up so much space on your hard drive. -
    • Snap Backup - The One-Click Backup Utility that makes it simple to protect your important work. -
    • Unlocker - Remove, hard to Delete, files and folders.
    • WinDirStat - a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows - Windows 95/98SE/ME/NT4(SP5)/2000/XP/Server 2003 -
    • WinMerge - a visual text file differencing and merging tool for Win32 platforms. It is highly useful for determining what has changed between project versions, and then merging changes between versions. -
    • Utilities
      • 3DMark03 Free Version - a benchmarking proooogram that includes a collection of 3D tests, a set of CPU tests, feature tests, image quality tests, and sound tests. -
      • 8start Launcher - a portable application launcher. -
      • Calc 98 - Scientic Calulator and Conversion Tool (Will run on USB Drive) -
      • Convert - an easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions. -
      • Digital Post-It - replaces all those sticky yellow post-it papers that you got on your desk. -
      • EssentialPIM - Personal Information Manager -
      • Fass - a forum post editor & automated post generator. It also has a "Post Preview" feature, which shows your post as it will appear on forums. Designed for use with Invision Power Board, compatible with most forum software.
      • Filebox Extender - enhances Windows by adding several advanced functions to the standard Open File and Save File dialog boxes. -
      • HandyNotes - a small software program, that makes it easy to keep all your notes organized, in one easily accessible place. -
      • KeyNote - a flexible, multi-featured tabbed notebook, based on Windows standard RichEdit control.
      • Launchy - indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes. -
      • LogMeIn Hamachi - a VPN service that easily sets up in 10 minutes, and enables secure remote access to your business network, anywhere there's an Internet connection -
      • Magical Jellybean Keyfinder - a utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping. -
      • Microsoft Reader - allows you to read books published in the MS reader (.lit) format. -
      • MyUninstaller - Free app to remove entries from your Add/Remove Programs list.
      • PCMark05 Basic Edition - PC performance benchmark program that provides an accurate and consistent assessment of the performance of your PC in general home environment usage. -
      • PitchPerfect Guitar Tuner - Tune your electric or Bass with your computer -
      • RealVNC - makes it possible to view, and fully-interact with, one computer from any other computer, or mobile device, anywhere on the Internet. -
      • Safarp - a small and fast alternative to the Add or Remove Programs Control Panel applet of Windows 2000/XP. Among other things, it displays a list of the installed programs, and allows one to uninstall / repair them. -
      • Start++ - an enhancement for the Start Menu in Windows Vista. It also extends the Run box and the command-line with customizable commands. For example, typing "w Windows Vista" will take you to the Windows Vista page on Wikipedia. -
      • Startup Inspector for Windows - helps both novice and expert user manage Windows® startup applications.
      • Stickies - a PC utility to try and cut down on the number of Post-It® notes stuck to your monitor. It is a computerised version of those notes. -
      • Sun's Solaris 10- a free Operating System -
      • Taskbar Repair Tool Plus! - allows you to Repair and Customize the Quick Launch, Taskbar and Notification Area in Windows XP. -
      • Tidy Start Menu - allows you to arrange all the shortcuts in the Start Menu. Your Start Menu looks neat, and you can easily and quickly find any program you want. -
      • Total Uninstall - can help you to monitor any changes that were made to your system during installation of a new software product and allow you to perform a complete uninstall without having to rely on the supplied uninstall program (which may leave files or changes behind).(last freeware version) -
      • TweakVI - was designed for easy tweaking an optimizing a Windows Vista based computer. -
      • TweakUI - This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more. -
      • Uninstall Tool - (Last Free Version) a small and fast utility that helps you to uninstall various software. It can be used instead of the standard unconvenient and heavy "Add and Remove Programs". -
      • WinKey - create keyboard shortcuts to access your favorite programs, documents, and files. Once you've made a shortcut, simply press your desired key combination to launch your program. This tool supports up to 200 key assignments. -
      • Fiddler - a HTTP Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP Traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data. -
      • Netstat Live - a small, easy to use TCP/IP protocol monitor which can be used to see your exact throughput on both incoming and outgoing data - whether you're using a modem, cable modem, DSL, or even local network. Will also graph the CPU usage of your system. -
      • No-IP - Use to map a static or dynamic IP address, or long URL, to an easy to remember subdomain, such as -
      • PingPlotter - a high performance, low-overhead traceroute application. -
      • Wireshark - a network protocol analyzer (packet sniffer)
    Web Browsers
      • Avant Browser - based on the Internet Explorer browser engine. -
      • Firefox - a highly customizable web browser, with tabbed browsing -
      • K-Meleon - an extremely fast, customizable, lightweight web browser for the Win32 (Windows) platform based on the Gecko layout engine (the rendering engine of Mozilla) -
      • Maxthon Internet Browser - tabbed browser with a highly customizable interface. It is based on the Internet Explorer browser engine. -
      • OffByOne - Incorporates a tabbed browsing, and does not require any installation. If you're looking for a fast browser, with minimal features, this is it. -
      • SeaMonkey - Web-browser, advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editing made simple -- all your Internet needs in one application. -
      • Netscape - Includes a browser, email client, and html composer -
      • Opera -
    Web Browsing Utilities
      • AM-DeadLink - detects dead links and duplicates in your Browser Bookmarks. Checks Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla and Netscape. -
      • CleanUp! - a powerful and easy-to-use application that removes temporary files created while surfing the web, empties the Recycle Bin, deletes files from your temporary folders and more. -
      • Clipboard Buddy - a clipboard cache program that remembers what was copied to the clipboard even after new data is copied, and allows you to retrieve the old data. -
      • Convert & Open - automatically repairs bad links. No more copy and pasting of incorrect/invalid URLs. -
      • CookieWall - allows you to quickly and easily decide which cookies can stay on your system, and which cookies should go - once you let CookieWall know which ones are unwelcome, it does the rest. (Internet Explorer only) -
      • Extract URL - extract URLs with title, description, keywords meta data from entire websites, list of URLs, or search engine results. -
      • Hitware Popup Killer Lite - an intelligent popup killer for Internet Explorer (5 and up), that runs in the system tray and quietly eliminates most pop-up and pop-under ads before they appear. -
      • HTTrack - allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. -
      • KeyScrambler - a web browser plugin that encrypts your keystrokes to protect your important personal information from keyloggers. -
      • McAfee SiteAdvisor - (for IE and Firefox) installs a small button that changes colors as you browse the Web based on the results of their safety tests. You can also click on the button's menu to see the site's detailed test results. -
      • Netcraft Toolbar - Anti-phishing toolbar. It works well with Firefox in Vista - and with one minor glitch (in the updater) with IE7 in Vista (I just close the updater and it runs just fine). -
      • PeerGuardian 2 - IP blocker for Windows. -
      • Pow - trainable, popup blocker for Internet Explorer. -
      • Smart Popup Blocker - intelligently block pop-up ads and messenger pop-up spam, and speed Internet Explorer by optimizing settings. It also cleans cookies and guards your default Internet Explorer home page. -
      • Tor - can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol -
      • Xenu - checks Web sites for broken links. -
    Password Managers/Generators
      • KeePass - an open-source password manager, or safe, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. -
      • KeyWallet - a browser independent Password Manager which encrypts your data, and supports skins -
      • Oubliette - password database, and generator, that stores a list of accounts with information such as account name, associated password, URL, and free-form notes. Oubliette offers a number of ways to transfer account names and passwords to the browser: via the clipboard, through drag-and-drop, or by automated form filling.
      • Password Corral - password generator, and organizer, with several additional features -
      • Password Safe - a tool that allows you to have a different password for all the different programs and websites that you deal with, without actually having to remember all those usernames and passwords - Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP -
      • Password Scrambler - a browser add-on that allows you to automatically generate secure, hard-to-guess passwords for every site you visit, based on a master password of your choice. -
      • Whisper 32 - a very easy-to-use Password Manager for Windows. -
  3. Gaius Baltar

    Gaius Baltar Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 7, 2008
    Spell Checker & Dictionary
      • Aspell - can either be used as a library or as an independent spell checker. -
      • IESpell - A spelling checker for Internet Explorer. Works like the spell checker in M$ Office, right click and select Check Spelling. -
      • Magical Jellybean Dictionary - a freeware dictionary client for Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP, that connects to a dictionary server, and retrieves the definition from a database on the server. -
      • tinySpell - easily and quickly check the spelling of words in any Windows application. Monitors your typing on the fly, and alerts you whenever it detects a misspelled word. It also checks the spelling of every word you copy to the clipboard. -
      • Word Web - a comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary, that can be used to look up words from within most programs.
    Email Clients & Tools
      • ePrompter - automatically and simultaneously checks and retrieves your e-mail messages from up to 16 password-protected e-mail accounts. It not only lets you compose, forward, and reply to your retrieved messages, but also gives you the ability to delete unwanted spam or suspicious-looking mail without having to launch your e-mail program or having to go to your Web mail's site. -
      • Eudora - Free mail client but is ad sponsored. ( Eudora has a lite version available... just download the current version, and if you can live without the spellchecker, you dont have to live with the ad screen, being there. Go to the help menu, after installing, and select "payment and registration". Then select "lite mode", and it will ask if you can live without all of the extras, just click on "reduce features") -
      • FreePOPs - can be used to download mail from the most famous webmails, but it could also be used as an aggregator for RSS feeds and much more. This way it is possible to get all your messages in your favorite email client. -
      • K-9 - POP3 Bayesian spam filter -
      • OE Quick Backup - Backup Outlook Express mailboxes, settings, mail rules, etc.
      • Pegasus Mail -
      • POP Peeper - an app which picks up all your incoming E-mail automatically at a user-defined interval and displays it in one screen where you can read, use links, and reply. -
      • Quicksilver - a PRIVACY software that can give you complete privacy in your email and newsgroup postings. -
      • SpamBayes - anti-spam filter
      • Spell Checker For OE - a way to add a spell checker to OutLook Express without having to have MS Office installed. -
      • StripMail - Strips the characters ">" and "|" from forwarded e-mails, formats the text into paragraphs, making it easier to read, changes the text's right margin, by indenting, and can be used with any e-mail client.
      • Thunderbird - Open Source email client. -
      • YPOPs! - an application that provides POP3 access to Yahoo! Mail -
      Office Applications
      • Abiword - Free word processor that can open and edit OpenOffice, Word, Rich Text Format, HTML, Wordperfect documents, Palm, web pages and many more
      • Calendar Magic - an easy-to-use program that is entertaining, informative, educational, and of equal applicability in the home
      • CutePDF - Create PDF Documents
      • Foxit PDF Reader - You can view and print PDF documents. No installation required. -
      • Microsoft® Office Accounting Express 2007 - everything you need to make your small business idea flourish. -
      • Open Office - Free Microsoft Office alternative. Has the ability to open most mainstream document types and edit them. -
      • Open Workbench - an alternative to Microsoft Project, that provides robust project scheduling and management functionality. -
      • PagePlus SE - a great way to get into desktop publishing and easily design professional-looking documents for every occasion. -
      • PDF Creator - Freeware PDF creation through any Windows based program. -
      • PDFill PDF Writer - a PDF Writer, Printer or Converter. -
      • PDF reDirect - a full-featured alternative to PDF995 and CutePDF. It features Merging, Encryption, Optimizing, and Previewing -
      • Rainlendar - Desktop calender for Windows, that's skinnable and able to synchronize with M$ Outlook's calender so you may see what your appointments are, without opening Outlook. -
      • RoughDraft - word processor for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP. Although suitable for general use, it has features specifically designed for creative writing: novels, short stories, articles, plays and screenplays -
      • Sunbird - Calendar program
      • Wink - A presentation program designed to make tutorials on how to use software. Can export these tutorials in Flash, EXE, and HTML.
    Chat Clients
      • ChatZilla
      • Easy Message - The smallest IM available (Will run on USB Drive) -
      • Pidgin (formerly GAIM) - a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. -
      • IceChat
      • Miranda IM - an open-source multi protocol instant messenger client for Microsoft Windows. -
      • Trillian -
    • Audio Applications
      • Audacity - a free audio editor. -
      • Coolplayer - Sourceforge alternative to Winamp. -
      • dBpowerAMP Audio Player - "dAP plays Mp3s, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, Monkeys Audio, Real Audio, Wave and Midi, and many more" -
      • eags on! - an easy to use ID3v1 tag editor, that offers single or batch renaming of mp3 files, based on ID3 information or custom parameters.
      • foobar2000 - an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. -
      • iTunes - Music Player, Organizer, Tag Editor and online store.
      • K-Lite Codec Pack - a collection of codecs and related tools. -
      • Kristal Audio Engine - audio recorder/editor -
      • MediaMonkey - a music file manager that will rip CDs, convert audio files, edit ID3v1 & ID3v2 tags, automatically organize & rename files, create playlists, export playlists to m3u files, burn Audio CDs, burn MP3 (Data) CD/DVDs, play CDs, correct volume levels, create statistics & other reports, and synchronize with iPods, MP3 phones & other Portable Audio Devices. -
      • Media Player Classic - The application has the same look and feel as the old light-weight Windows Media Player 6.4, but is a completely different application which has all the options and features one might expect from a modern media player. (Media Player Classic comes bundled with Real Alternative, so if you'd like both, just get RA) -
      • Mp3Decode - a real handy app to have in your Send To menu, it simply converts MP3 into WAV, quick and lightweight. -
      • mp3DirectCut - a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for MP3. -
      • MP3 Shield - can rapidly scan vast MP3 collection for corruptions and automatically detects corrupted MP3 files while being downloaded -
      • QuickTime Alternative - will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player. It also supports QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages.
      • Real Alternative - designed for playing RealMedia files, which normally require Real Player -
      • SUPER - a Multimedia Encoder and a Multimedia Player, easy-to-use with 1 simple click -
      • Switch Soundfile Converter - Converts sound files to many other formats (WAV, MP3, OGG, and more) -
      • TagMaster - lets you edit the ID3 tag in MP3 files, which contains information like the name of the artist, song, album, etc. -
      • The GodFather - a multi-function audio tag editor, and organizer -
      • WavePad Audio Editor - audio recorder/editor -
      • winLAME - an encoder for several audio formats, including mp3 (MPEG Layer 3), Ogg Vorbis and more. winLAME lets you set up the encoding process with an easy-to-use wizard-style user interface. -
      • WinMP3Shrink - encode or re-encode your MP3s by using the Lame encoder. -
      • XMPlay - an audio player, supporting the OGG / MP3 / MP2 / MP1 / WMA / WAV / CDA / MO3 / IT / XM / S3M / MTM / MOD / UMX audio formats, and PLS / M3U / ASX / WAX playlists. A load more formats are also supported via plugins. -
    Video Applications
      • AVI2DVD - an All In One tool used to convert, with just few clicks, an Avi/Ogm/Mkv/Wmv/Dvd to Dvd/Svcd/Vcd. -
      • AVIcodec - Gives the codecs needed to play the file, and where to download those codecs if they are missing on your system.
      • DScaler - a piece of software that captures video, processes it, and scales it for presentation on a projector or computer monitor. -
      • DVD Flick - a simple but powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set. You can add additional custom audio tracks as well as subtitles of your choice. -
      • DVD Shrink - DVD Shrink is software to backup DVD discs
      • IfoEdit - allows users to parse VOB files, remove and add video, audio and subtitle streams to VOBs, create new IFO files, create DVD images. Also basic DVD Authoring. -
      • Movie Organizer - a movie collection organizer. Download movie information and images online using UPC, title, actors or MOODb ID. -
      • MovieTrack - a freeware dvd database and general movie collection organizer, for Windows. -
      • PSP Video 9 - a free PSP video conversion and management application. It can convert regular PC video files (avi, mpeg, etc) into PSP video files, as well as manage/copy these PSP video files between your PC and PSP. -
      • Swiff Player - a standalone Flash player, that allow you to view .SWF files.
      • TMPGEnc - converts .AVI file to MPEG1, the format which is used in VideoCD. Using variety of option in TMPGEnc, you can compress your video file in high quality.
      • VCDGear - a tool written to effortlessly extract MPEG streams from CD images, convert VideoCD files to MPEG, correct MPEG errors, create (Super)VideoCDs and more. -
      • VLC - a free cross-platform media player.
      • VirtualDub - VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit Windows platforms (95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP)
      • Wimpy - a cross platform (Mac and PC), standalone Flash Video FLV player, which will allow you to watch your FLV, and SWF videos, from your desktop.
  4. Gaius Baltar

    Gaius Baltar Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 7, 2008
    Graphics Design & Editing
      • @icon sushi - an icon convert tool that supports the mask editor and the creation of Windows XP 32bit icons.
      • Avery Design Pro Limited - Customize and print professional looking labels, cards, dividers and more in minutes. -
      • Blender - the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback.
      • Dogwaffle - A program designed for creative individuals who want to get down and dirty with their pixels (Scroll to the bottom of the page for free version). -
      • Dup Detector - will scan pictures within a file (including subfolders) and present potential duplicates for deletion. -
      • Easy Thumbnails - can resize your pictures physically either larger or smaller, or you can keep the physical size and downgrade the quality
      • FastStone Image Viewer - An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA. -
      • FastStone Photo Resizer - An image converter / resizer intended to enable users especially digital camera owners to convert, rename, resize, crop, rotate, change color depth, add text and watermark to images in a quick and easy BATCH mode. -
      • Gimp - " GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring."
      • Google Picasa - Locate, edit, add effects, and share your photos -
      • Google SketchUp - a deceptively simple, amazingly powerful tool for creating, viewing, and modifying 3D ideas quickly and easily. -
      • Icon Snatcher - "This one can pull icons from your own files to use to customize your folders." -
      • ImageForge - Create and edit images, acquire pictures from your scanner, digital camera or other Twain-compliant device, apply special effect filters, produce your own photo albums and simple slide shows, and much more. -
      • Image Resizer - gives you the ability to resize an image/picture in 2 clicks, by adding the option to the Context Menu. -
      • Inkscape - an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. A powerful and convenient drawing tool fully compliant with XML, SVG, and CSS standards. -
      • IrfanView - "IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003." -
      • Paint.NET - image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Server 2003. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. -
      • Photobie - a free image editing software with multilayer support. Photobie is customized for photo editing.
      • PhotoPlus 6 - image editing software that enables you to create, manipulate and enhance photographs, bitmap graphics and web animations. (Registration Required) -
      • Picture Resizer - An easy-to-use tool for batch resizing of JPG pictures and photos. -
      • Pixia -"Pixia is the English version of a popular Japanese painting and retouch software for full color graphics. It supports mask, layer and many other editing functions." -
      • SharpControl - Image Sharpening Utility (Will run on USB Drive) -
      • Terragen - a scenery generator, created with the goal of generating photorealistic landscape images and animations.
      • UnFREEz - a high-speed Windows application that will take any number of images, saved as separate GIF files, and create a single animated GIF from those images.
      • Xnview - you can quickly and easily view, process and convert image files. Will read more than 400 graphic file formats, and write to about 50. Will also display video formats. Also offers more advanced features such as Web page creation, contact prints, multiple conversion (format and transformation), slide shows, screen capturing and Twain support for scanners and digital cameras. -
    Screen Capture Applications
      • Capture - a screen capture utility for Windows (and NT), which allows you to capture the active window, or the entire screen, at any color depth and resolution, and save it into a Bitmap file for editing. -
      • Fastone Capture 5.3 - (last freeware version) a powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages, plus additional features. -
      • Gadwin Print Screen - an easy to use utility, that allows you to capture any portion of the screen, save it to a file, copy it to Windows clipboard, print it or e-mail it to a recipient of your choice. -
      • MWSnap - Screen & Window Capture (Will run on USB Drive) -
      • Screenhunter - screen capture tool for you to easily take screenshots. -
      • ScreenPrint32 - allows you to print, and/or capture to disk, or clipboard, the full desktop, active window, predefined area, or user selected area of the screen. -
    CD & DVD Applications
      • AudioGrabber - audio CD ripper -
      • BwgBurn - a Windows XP .NET 2.0 application that can be used to burn CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL/BD-RE. It includes the ability to burn both data disk, audio disk and video disk (include VCD and DVDs) -
      • CDBurnerXPPro - can burn CD-R, CD-RW DVD+R/RW DVD-R/RW discs -
      • CDex - a CD ripper and converter for Windows -
      • Deep Burner - "A CD/DVD burning software that lets you create Data Cds, Bootable CDs, and Audio CDs as well as data DVDs. In addition, it lets you burn ISO files, and create ISO images. Also lets you design an auto start menu to launch documents or programs from the CD" -
      • DeepRipper - can convert music files from AudioCDs into practically any format you'd like, including: MP3, WAV, OGG, and others.
      • Exact Audio Copy - CD ripper -
      • Express Rip - rips CDs to wav or mp3 -
      • InfraRecorder - CD/DVD burning software that will create data, audio and mixed-mode projects and record them to physical discs as well as disc images. Will also burn dual-layer DVDs, and image files. -
      • ISO Recorder - a tool (power toy) for Windows XP, 2003 and now Windows Vista, that allows (depending on the Windows version) to burn CD and DVD images (DVD support is only available on Windows Vista), copy disks, make images of the existing data CDs and DVDs and create ISO images from a content of a disk folder. -
    Windows Desktop Customization
      • AJScreenSaver Clocks - a collection of various clock screensavers -
      • CursorXP - Limited functionality but never expires. -
      • exalead one:desktop - a desktop search utility that's fast, intuitive, and you don't have to have it running all the time for it to be effective -
      • FlyakiteOSX - a transformation pack that will transform the look of a Windows XP system, to resemble the look of Mac OSX -
      • Iconoid - Iconoid is a small program that helps reduce the clutter and confusion of the Windows desktop. -
      • Logon Studio - Never expires -
      • ObjectDock - Limited functionality but never expires. -
      • Picture and Sound Show - a 32-bit screen saver for Windows that enables you to create your own slide shows from pictures and sounds on your computer. -
      • WindowsBlinds - Limited functionality but never expires. -
    Website Creation
      • CSS Tab Designer - a unique and easy to use software to help you design css-based lists and tabs visually and without any programming knowledge required. -
      • Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar - provides a variety of tools for quickly creating, understanding, and troubleshooting Web pages. -
      • Jalbum - "This one is pretty cool for making photo layouts for your website." -
      • Netdrive - integrates your Website as a drive into your Windows Explorer, so you can easily copy and paste all sorts of files, straight to your website. Only supports Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP. -
      • Nvu - a complete Web Authoring System for Linux desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver -
      • Picture-Shark - a tool to add logo watermarks to your pictures in order to brand them or display copyright information. A stamp can be any GIF, JPEG or BMP image and it can be positioned anywhere on the image and previewed from the interface. You can also specify a transparency level, in order to blend the watermark with the image.
      • Porta - allows you to create attractive image galleries from your digital photos in just a few easy steps.
      • SiteGenWiz - Site Creation Program. -
      • WindowSizer - Sets a given window to an exact size in pixels. Useful for web developers who want to see what their site will look like at various resolutions. -
    HTML & CSS Editors
      • 1st Page 2000 - HTML Editor -
      • HTML- Kit - HTML Editor
      • Notepad++ - a free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment. -
      • NoteTab Light - a Notepad replacement and handy HTML editor. Handle a heap of files with a simple tabbed interface. Search files, strip HTML tags and format text quickly. Build libraries of text macros to speed up your work. -
      • NVU - WYSIWYG HTML Editor
      • Selida - HTML/WYSIWYG Editor -
      • Sothink HTML Editor - HTML Editor (Can only edit one page at a time) -
      • Topstyle Lite - CSS Editor
    File Transfer ProgramsProgramming Languages & IDE/Editors
      • Bloodshed Dev-C++ - An excellent C/C++ IDE
      • BlueJ - developed at a University specifically for the purpose of teaching object orientation with Java. - jpshortstuff
      • Eclipse - used for Enterprise Development, Embedded + Device Development, Rich Client Platform, Application Frameworks, and Language IDE -
      • phpEdit - PHP IDE (Newest version 2.6.0 is pay for. Previous versions are freeware)
      • PSPad - a code editor that supports many file types and languages, with syntax highlighting. There are macros, clip files and templates to automate repetative tasks. Integrated HEX Editor, Project support, FTP Client, Macro Recorder, File Search/Replace, Code Explorer, Code page conversion... -
      • Visual Studio Express Products - This includes Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++, Visual J#, SQL Server, and Visual Web Dev.
    Telnet Clients
      • Putty - Telnet and SSH Client
    Time & Weather
      • Atomic TimeSync - synchronize your system clock with the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). -
      • ClocX - An analog clock application for Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003. -
      • DS Clock - a digital desktop clock that displays variable date and time information built from the format string -
      • ForecastFox - (Firefox extension)This great little extension allows you to set it up so you can always view your local forecast in your Firefox Browser itself. The forecasts come straight from the Weather Channel's website. -
      • Forecastfox Enhanced - (Firefox extension) Enhanced version of the popular Forecastfox extension that adds 12 improved radar images and the ability to supply an URL for your own radar image.
      • Neutron - simple and small time synchronizing program that retrieves the accurate time from one of several specialized time servers on the Internet. -
      • SysMetrix - Highly customizable, and skinnable clock. Can be customized to monitor the weather, your e-mail, cpu, memory usage and many other things, in addition to the time. -
      • Weather Pulse - A weather application
      • Weather Watcher - personal Windows desktop weather station. Automatically retrieve the current conditions, hourly forecast, daily forecast, detailed forecast, severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service (US only), and weather maps for over 77,000 cities world-wide - 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista -
      • WebTime2000 - WebTime 2000 is a small utility program that will synchronize your PC's internal clock with one of the several atomic clocks maintained by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  5. Meredith

    Meredith Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 8, 2001
    Abh Space
    Cool!!! I use several of those!
  6. judge alba

    judge alba senior street judge Premium Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    mega city 1
    hey great i might give a few of those a try myself
  7. Meredith

    Meredith Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 8, 2001
    Abh Space
    Any good video editing applications?
  8. Jadzia

    Jadzia on holiday Premium Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Virtuldub as Gaius listed, is a simple editor. Quite capable of general cut and paste operations and merging video files, as well as applying filtering effects like softening and cropping, and colour adjustments.

    What it doesn't do is special effects like text overlays, intros, multiple videos layered together, and fancy video fade effects.

    You can also use it to capture video from a tv card, and compress direct to xvid, should you want to.
  9. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    42 miles west of COVFEFE
    Wow! That is an impressive list. Would it be possible to break them out by platform? I noticed a few for Linux and Mac OS X - was wondering if there were others I missed. Thanks much! I'm gonna go digging...
  10. Gaius Baltar

    Gaius Baltar Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 7, 2008

    Here is a list of freeware applications specifically for Mac users. Hope it is useful.:)

    Mac OSX Freeware List
    Useful SitesProductivity
    • Budget -- personal finance software.
    • Chandler -- Personal Information Manager
    • Economix -- Personal finance program.
    Image Editing
    • GIMP GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software
    • GoBan -- Based on the board game, Go!
    • Handy -- Emulator for the Atari Lynx portable game unit.
    • MacMAME -- This program plays all your favorite classic arcade games on your computer for free—no quarters required!
    • Maelstrom -- Like the Asteroids game from the 1980s.
    • MO5/Mac OS -- Emulator for a "Thomson MO5," a machine I have never even heard of.
    • SNES9X -- Play Super NES games on your Mac, complete with support for USB game controllers.
    • UAE -- An Amiga emulator that I have never gotten working.
    • Unscrambler -- Use this to solve that "Jumble" puzzle in the newspaper.
    • Frozen Bubble -- Slick puzzle game like Snood or Bust a Move. You can get the source code and versions for other platforms here.
    • DX2 (Descent 2) -- Space game. Never tried it.
    • Pac the Man 2 -- Pac Man clone.
    • -- Connect to several different Instant Messanging services at one, such as ICQ, AOL Instant Messanger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Jabber, and others.
    • Firefox -- A very nice web browser based on Mozilla, it incorporates just about every feature. Give it a try!
    • GNU Mail -- A clone of Apple's program.
    • iWarning -- Alerts you when you receive new e-mail. Supports multiple accounts.
    • LifTP -- Simple FTP client with multi-pane graphic interface.
    • Limewire -- A Mac OS X version of the Gnutella client.
    • MacDICT X -- A Mac OS X version of that great online dictionary program.
    • NetDICT -- Online dictionary program.
    • Radio Free -- Records Internet radio.
    • HOTSPOT SHIELD Hotspot Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop and the wireless router. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers and hackers from viewing your email, instant messages, credit card information or anything else you send over a wireless network. Which means you remain anonymous and protect your privacy.freeware
    • Bumper car:- The Mac OS X web browser just for kids. Offering unparalleled content-control and customization features, BumperCar is the most powerful Mac web browser for concerned educators and parents alike,
    • Soja -- Hotline compatible server with quotas, permabans, bandwidth limits and more.
    • TGEmu -- An emulator for the NEC PC Engine video game system. I think in North America this was called "Neo Geo".
    • Thunderbird -- E-mail client derived from the Mozilla codebase. I haven't tried it yet, but don't let that stop you.
    System Utilities
    • Duality -- Theme and icon switcher.
    • FileMonitor -- Watches files and alerts you if they change. Handy for keeping an eye on log files.
    • MacTracker -- Detailed information on every Mac ever made.
    • TinkerTool 2 -- Unlock many of Mac OS X's features with this preference panel.
    • MacJanitor -- Run UNIX maintenance scripts.
    • HexEdit -- For all you hackers out there, this little gem lets you edit the data and resource forks of a file. Don't know what those are? Then you probably don't want to mess with this sucker.
    • Tinkertool -- Yee-ha! Configure "secret" settings in Mac OS X.
    • ShellShell -- Use terminal commands with a graphic console. Simple!
    • Son of Weather Grok -- Get the current weather.
    • XRG -- Monitor all loads of stuff, from CPU loads to the weather to the stock market, in a single window.
    • X-Assist -- Add useful features from Mac OS 9 into Mac OS X, like a control strip, application menu, and more!
    • audacity -- Sound editing program.
    • audiox-- Record sound from any source.
    • iTunes -- The best MP3 player we've seen out there!
    • OggDrop -- Encode AIFF files with the new open-source alternative to MP3, Ogg Vorbis.
    • SoundHack -- A sound editing utility lots of people seem to like.
    • iTunesK1 - iTunesK1 allows to control your iTunes through a very simple graphic interface similar to the quick-well of your iPod. on the interface there can be shown the title of the song, the artist or the album, the elapsed and remaining time. Freeware,
    • iTunes skin Cappuccino -Tunes skin Cappuccino allows you to change iTunes appearance to Cappuccino color, and aqua button.Freeware,
    • VLC PLAYER,for macs ,view your movies ect Freeware,,
    • REAL PLAYER 10 ,for mac os x Freeware,,
    • Perian is a free, open source, QuickTime component that supports many popular media types, including AVI, DivX, and XviD. MKV, Freeware,,ccxz
    • Uses QuickTime. NicePlayer takes advantage of QuickTime and all of the codecs available to it, but without any of the nag screens. That means that you can play anything QuickTime can, and with our plug-in support even more -- including DVDs,
    • FLASHFETCH Grabs most .FLA streams. Built-in Download manager.Youtube and other video sites support.Built-in FLV viewer.Supports all Browsers.
    DVD Tools
    • macdec-- Convert the AC3 sound files used on DVDs to AIFF. Has lots of useful options.
    • MacMPEG2Decoder 1.0b7 -- Convert MPEG files extracted from DVD into another video format with Quicktime
    • BurnX Free - BurnX Free makes it very easy to burn CD's with multiple sessions in an hybrid format for compatibility with other platforms.
    • MacTheRipper - MacTheRipper is a DVD extractor for MacOS X. It removes CSS encryption, Macrovision protection, sets the disc's region to '0' for region-free, and has the ability to disable RCE region checking. It does not depend on the drive to retrieve the keys to unlock the DVD
    • Freeware,
    • YuBurner - YuBurner is CD/DVD disk burning software.
    • This application can do additional burns.
    • Disc Burner - Disc Burner for Macintosh lets you create and share your music, video, photos and data on CD and DVD with power and simplicity! Built for Mac OS X. Protect your valuable data on CDs or share it with Windows PC users. The perfect burning companion to iMovie, iTunes, and DVD authoring software that burns fast, burns clean, burns on more drives, and now burns in the background too.
    • handbrake - DVD ripper and MPEG-4 / H.264 encoding. Very simple to use.
    • BURN - CD and DVD Burner. Burn any video to a disc that plays in your DVD player! ,
    • Avid Free DV - Professional DV Editing for the enthusiast Perfect for students, DV camera owners, video enthusiasts or anyone exploring video editing - Avid Free DV software is an easy, free way to join the Avid family and test-drive the industry-standard .
    • SheerVideo Reader[ - SheerVideo Reader is a decoder-only version of SheerVideo Pro, a powerful faster-than-real-time perfectly lossless software video codec for production, postproduction, and archival.
    • mp4vDecoder - libavcodec based QuickTime Media Decompressor component. Support mp4v, MPEG-4 Video Media. This compoent overrides default Apple MPEG-4 decoder compoent. Support some MPEG-4 ASP features, including B-frame with Open/Closed GOP. And also supports freeware
    • VCode - VCode is a set of applications to support the video annotation workflow. It has an interface for researchers to define which variables coders will be coding on the interactive timeline. It supports multiple synchronized video streams and ad-hoc
    • fennel DVDManager -fennel DVDManager (aka fsDM) is our next-generation DVD manager (sic) for Mac OS X. With its clean interface, available in 12 languages, it makes maintaining your DVD library as easy as Macintosh! * Retrieve & Update your DVDs' details through .
    • DVDTheque - DVDTheque allows you to organize your film collection by DVD, film, picture, staff, language and bonus. French, German, Italian and English versions are included. What's new in this version: * Rewrite Html Export Module -> Fixed crash bug .
    • HandBrake - HandBrake is a GPL'd multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter. HandBrake was originally available on the BeOS, but now has been ported over to MacOS X and to GNU/Linux. * Supported sources: o Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS .
    • Jubler - Jubler is a tool for editing text-based subtitles. It can be used an an authoring software for new subtitles or as a tool to convert, transform, correct, and refine existing subtitles.
    • JING - Snap a picture of anything on your desktop.Record video of what you do, or what you see.Instantly uploaded. Share in email, IM, or blogs,,
  11. Gaius Baltar

    Gaius Baltar Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 7, 2008
    Mac OSX Freeware List Continued

    • TeXShop - TeXShop is a TeX previewer for Mac OS X, written in Cocoa. Since pdf is a native file format on OS X, TeXShop uses "pdftex" and "pdflatex" rather than "tex" and "latex" to typeset; these programs in the standard teTeX distribution of TeX produce pdf License:
    • ImageMagick - ImageMagick is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped, colors can be changed, various effects can be applied, images can be rotated and License: Freeware,
    • Active Page Item Runtime - Most of Rorohiko's plug-ins rely on this runtime plug-in to be installed. What's new in this version: * Beg window can bow be dismissed with the Return key * New opcodes added to app.callExtension(0x90B6C,opcode,...):License: Freeware,
    • AgileRss - RSS reader that reduce the time and effort needed to regularly check websites of interest for updates; It's able to subscribe to a feed, check for new content at user-determined intervals, and retrieve the content. It provides a consolidated view of,,,,License: Freeware,
    • Tonto - Tonto is a set of tools for the the popular Pronto line of programmable remote controls manufactured by Philips. The main tool in Tonto is a graphical editor similar to ProntoEdit. What's new in this version: After some time off, I've begun to .License: Freeware,
    • ESP Ghostscript - ESP Ghostscript is a customized version of GNU Ghostscript that includes an enhanced autoconf-based configuration script, the CUPS raster driver to support CUPS raster printer drivers, and additional patches and drivers from various Linux,,,,License: Freeware,
    • DashQuit - DashQuit is a small widget able to free RAM by quitting Dashboard. It displays the amount of RAM used by all your widgets. It allows you to quit Dashboard with a simple click, with or without asking confirmation. WHAT'S NEW Version 3.0: * .,,,License: Freeware,
    • GROWL - Growl is a notification system for Mac OS X: i,,cczx
    • ADIUM - Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more.
    • QUICKSILVER,, - Quicksilver is a unified, extensible interface for working with applications, contacts, music, and other data. ,
    • ClamXav - ClamXav is a free virus checker for Mac OS X. It uses the tried, tested and very popular ClamAV open source antivirus engine as a back end.Freeware,
    • OS X Rootkit Hunter - OS X Rootkit Hunter is based on Michael Boelen`s "rootkit hunter" but little modified for easier/better usability on Mac OS X. OS X Rootkit Hunter is scanning tool to detect nasty tools on your Mac. This tool scans for rootkits, backdoors
    • ChkRootKit_MacOSX - ChkRootKit_MacOSX is an utility to detect WORMS, LKM TROJANS and other small dirty animals which could invade your computer. ChkRootKit_MacOSX is a GUI integration of the CLI "chkrootkit" of Pangeia Informatica.
    • MPP Free Edition - MPP Free Edition is a high performance application that provides virus and spam protection with ClamAV and SpamAssassin, with GUI management, optional end-user review of virus and spam quarantines and many extras like email signatures, max file size
    • Zebra scanner - Zebra scanner is intended to search for applications, hidden behind another extension than 'app' . It checks if any of the files in the selected folder(s) has either the real extension '.app' or the file type 'APPL'
    • WebTunnel All-in-One Privacy & Security - Strongest Real-Time online defense against spies, ID thieves, profilers, ISPs and Network Admins. All-In-One defense prevents Spyware from reading your email, activity
    • NoobProof - NoobProof is a basic firewall configuration tool for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5. You can filter incoming connections using a very simple interface. You can remove or add custom services and save a startup script to keep rules active after reboots
    • IPSecuritas - IPSecuritas is a front-end of the Mac OS X IPSec subsystem built in the kernel and allows to configure and establish secure IP tunnels between your machine or network with a remote network (for example your office network)
    • GlowWorm FW Lite - GlowWorm FW Lite is a rule-based network security and monitoring application based on plugin-accessible framework. By defining rules based on a set of connection criteria including the addresses, ports, the relevant endpoint and protocol
    • HenWen - About HenWen A network security package for Mac OS X that makes it easy to configure and run Snort, a free Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS). HenWen s goal is to simplify setting up and maintaining software that will scan network traffic
    Password Managers
    • Stronghold - OSX application to keep notes and information safe under 448 bit blowfish encrytion system. The GUI is designed to resemble the addressbook GUI. What's new in this version: * Added undo/redo functionality
    • RapidoSerial - RapidoSerial is an easy to use database software that allows you to quickly build a permanent record of your applications and their related licenses. With RapidoSerial, you can backup important information such as serial numbers, software
    • Pastor - Pastor stores all your passwords, website logins, program serial numbers, etc. RC4-encrypted and password-protected. With built-in password generator. Pastor is "Donationware". Pay any amount of money Pastor is worth to you or use it for free.
    • YPassword - YPassword is a widget which calculate the SHA1 digest of the concatenation of a web domain and your password. You remember only one really strong master password, the rest follows
    • i23 -i23 is an application to securely store your important data like passwords/serials/pins/tans credit card numbers and software registration numbers. i23 uses a 320bit encryption and by quitting the application the clipboard is cleared.
    • SecureVault -SecureVault is a graphical manager of private-only (secret) data, such as credit cards, internet passwords, bank codes, etc. It is a small, portable application that can be run off a USB drive, so you can take all your secrets with you wherever you are
    • KeyManager - KeyManager is a utility to keep track of your passwords, logins and more. Keep information safely stored in your computer with the main password protected feature.
  12. watermelony2k

    watermelony2k Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 14, 2003
    awesome thread. this should get stickied.
  13. cubbie

    cubbie Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 11, 2003
    Yes, pinned please.
  14. Jadzia

    Jadzia on holiday Premium Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Imagining visiting Gaius and finding every draw and cupboard crammed full of discs. :)

    But thinking about this.. how many GB would the installation files of that lot take up? You could design a collection maybe of your pick of the best?

    Furthermore, how many of these titles are freeware, and which are shareware. I don't like shareware.
  15. cubbie

    cubbie Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 11, 2003
    Thanks Terry! :techman:
  16. Alaedhros

    Alaedhros Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 6, 2003
    Bloomington, IN, United States
    Mac OS X: Fink is the biggest central repository of free software for OSX, I believe
    Linux: Debian is my favorite distro for its organisation and selection, but many other distros have just as many packages
  17. msbae

    msbae Commodore

    Jul 1, 2008
  18. Carpe Occasio

    Carpe Occasio Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 24, 2008
    the funny pages
    Gaius, here's a list of freeware software that I've collected over the years and found to be very useful when cleaning up or tweaking co-workers PC's (in alpha order):

    Acrobat Reader (stripped down version 6 that doesn't load all plugins)
    Adaware (installed and stand alone versions)
    AVG Antivirus
    Bart's PE (Windows XP live CD)
    Baseline Analyzer
    Deep Burner Portable
    Driver Backup
    Driver Manager
    Drop My Rights
    Flash (stand alone uninstaller and installer)
    Google Toolbar
    Hidden XP
    Hijack This
    Image resizer
    JKDefrag (GUI & command line versions)
    Key Finder
    Look2Me Destroyer
    Microsoft Photo Editor
    Norton Remover
    Open Office
    Page Defrag
    PCI File Recovery
    PDF Creator
    PhotoRec (photo & data recovery)
    Registry Defrag
    Rogue Remover
    Rootkit Revealer
    Silent Runners
    Smit Fraud Fix
    Spyware Blaster
    Spyware Scanner
    Starup Control Panel
    System Explorer
    Taskbar Shuffle
    Task Switch
    Visual Task Tips
    Windows Defender
    WinZip (older free version)
    Zone Alarm

    Also, here's a list of additional freeware admin/network tools I use:

    AD Management
    Browser Monitor
    Bulk Rename Utility
    Copy Machine
    DS Clock Sync
    ICA Client
    IP Management
    Network Time (LM Check)
    PCI Task Manager
    PViewer (remote process killer)
    RDP Client
    Server Manager
    Terminal Services Manager

    I also have an extensive collection of audio/photo/video freeware tools which I'll post later (most of those are on my computer at home).
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2008
  19. Carpe Occasio

    Carpe Occasio Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 24, 2008
    the funny pages
    Audio/Photo/Video freeware:

    AVIScreen Classic
    DB Power Amp
    Divx Player
    Flash Decomplier
    FX MPEG Writer
    Google SketchUp
    Icon Art
    Image Grabber
    Image MPEG Muxer
    Media Joiner
    Media Player Classic
    Microsoft Photo Editor
    Movie Snapshot
    MPEG Streamclip
    Poster Creator
    Quicktime Player
    Rad Video Tools
    Real7ime Converter (not a typo)
    Real Player
    Real Producer
    Riva Encoder
    SDP Converter
    Step Voice Recorder
    Stoick Voice Recorder
    Stoick Video Capture
    Stoick Video Converter
    TS Converter
    VCD Gear
    Videora iPod Converter
    Video Lan Player
    Vidomi Video Converter
    Windows Media Encoder
    Windows Movie Maker
  20. Non Sync

    Non Sync Captain Captain

    Aug 9, 2002
    Mission Viejo, CA
    DriveImage XML A drive image/backup utility. Catalog is saved in XML format. Can access files directly from the backup without having to restore them.

    Bullzip PDF Printer A free PDF creater with a good amount of power. Includes additing document properties, watermarks, appending to existing PDFs, and security settings.