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    Posted on April 4th, 2007 2 comments

    Video Apps

    • AVIcodec – Gives the codecs needed to play the file, and where to download those codecs if they are missing on your system.
    • DVD Shrink – DVD Shrink is software to backup DVD discs
    • MovieTrack – a freeware dvd database and general movie collection organizer, for Windows.
    • 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.
    • VLC – Stream DVDs and Videos over a network
    • VirtualDub – VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit Windows platforms (95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP)”

    CD & DVD Applications

    • AudioGrabber – audio CD ripper – Current Resident
    • 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
    • TagMaster – lets you edit the ID3 tag in MP3 files, which contains information like the name of the artist, song, album, etc.

    Graphics Design & Editing

    • @icon sushi – “@icon sushi is 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.
    • BatchRename – allows you rename all files or all image files in a folder, batch change extensions, and will automatically number each item in a series.
    • 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.”
    • 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.
    • 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.”
    • 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.
    • PhotoPlus 6 – image editing software that enables you to create, manipulate and enhance photographs, bitmap graphics and web animations. (Free Registration Required)
    • 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.”
    • Terragen – a scenery generator, created with the goal of generating photorealistic landscape images and animations.
    • 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.

    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
    • CutePDF – Create PDF Documents
    • Foxit PDF Reader – You can view and print PDF documents. No installation required.
    • Open Office – Free Microsoft Office alternative. Has the ability to open most mainstream document types and edit them.
    • PDF Creator – Freeware PDF creation through any Windows based program.
    • PDFill PDF Writer – a PDF Writer, Printer or Converter.
    • Wink – A presentation program designed to make tutorials on how to use software. Can export these tutorials in Flash, EXE, and HTML.
    • 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.
    • Sunbird – Calendar program

    File Compression and Archiving

    • 7-Zip – a file archiver with high compression ratio.
    • 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.

    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.
    • ForecastFox – “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.”
    • 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
    • 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.

    Utilities

    • 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.
    • AM-DeadLink – detects dead links and duplicates in your Browser Bookmarks. Checks Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla and Netscape.
    • 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 – 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.
    • 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.
    • HandyNotes – a small software program, that makes it easy to keep all your notes organized, in one easily accessible place.
    • 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.
    • MyUninstaller – Free app to remove entries from your Add/Remove Programs list.
    • 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.
    • Pow – trainable, popup blocker for Internet Explorer.
    • Process Explorer – shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
    • RealVNC – makes it possible to view, and fully-interact with, one computer from any other computer, or mobile device, anywhere on the Internet.
    • Snap Backup – The One-Click Backup Utility that makes it simple to protect your important work.
    • SpeeDefrag 3 – a program, which restarts your computer and runs only defrag.exe with optimized windows settings.
    • Startup Inspector for Windows – helps both novice and expert user manage Windows® startup applications.
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • 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.

    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Windows Desktop Customization

    • BootSkin – “These two are the full version and never expire, but are unsupported by the company. The bootskin will not work on every computer, from their literature; “Some drivers and bios makers “break the rules” which can cause BootSkin to not work correctly. If you experience that, you can try these alternative versions:”
    • 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.
    • WindowsBlinds – Limited functionality but never expires.

    Chat Clients

    Games

    HTML & CSS Editors

    Website Creation

    • ewisoft – Website creation tool.
    • 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.”
    • SiteGenWiz -
    • 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.

    File Transfer Programs

    Programming Languages & IDE/Editors

    Telnet Clients

    • Putty – Telnet and SSH Client

    Antivirus

    Trojan 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.” – tg911
    • Ewido Security Suite – removes Trojans, Worms, Dialers, Hijackers, Spyware and Keyloggers.

    Spyware Removal -

    • Ad-Aware
    • IE-Spyad -
    • Spybot – Search & Destroy
    • Spywareblaster – prevents spyware from being installed on your PC.
    • Spywareguard – provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlaster’s protection method.
    • 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.

    Free Online Virus/Trojan/Spyware Scanners

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