This is a listener-provided list software and services available for FREE on the internet. Some are scaled-down versions of more expensive software. Some are full-featured, but have ads in them to help pay for the service. Either way, here is a list of useful things you can download that won't cost a cent:

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Open Source Accounting Software | GnuCash

Anonymous Surfing

Torrify: Torpark
Torrify: Professional Privacy for Everyone
Anonymizer: free web proxy, CGI proxy list, free anonymizers and the list of web anonymizers list


Agnitum Spam Terrier, Product Page


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
SUPERAntiSpyware - Free Version
Anti Malware - Comodo BOClean
Free spyware removal and spyware protection - Spyware Terminator


AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5
ClamWin Free Antivirus.
Windows Antivirus
Microsoft Security Essentials

Audio Books Free Audio & Video - Free Audio Books, Lectures, & Speeches on MP3 Download and Streaming Video
Gutenberg:The Audio Books Project - Gutenberg
AudioFile, the Magazine for People Who Love Audiobooks
The Spoken Alexandria Project - Free Audio from...
Simply Audiobooks - Free_Book_Download
Main Page - Gutenberg
OTR.Network Library (The Old Time Radio Network)
The Online Books Page
Hour One: Encyclopedia of Life / Digital Libraries

Audio Burner

REAPER | Download
Free Audio Extractor
Easy CD-DA Extractor

Audio Download
(Editor's note: EMI Records has filed suit against Grooveshark over the issue of licensing agreements for the use of EMI's catalog. We'll keep you updated on this pending litigation.) :
Wildman Steve Radio
Radio Paradise - eclectic online rock radio
Internet Archive: Live Music Archive

Audio Editor

hymn -- decrypt iTunes and iPod music / unprotect AAC files (m4p --> m4a)
Wave Repair

Audio Player

OrangeCD - download record and catalog CDs
Quintessential Player
Slim Devices : Support : Downloads

Audio Recorder

EAC - Exact Audio Copy
Audio Recorder for Free


FileHamster - A Personal Revision Control Solut...
Miray Software -HDClone
Cobian's site - The home of Cobian Backup


The Online Books Page
Free e-books
Best Places to Get Free Books - The Ultimate Guide Best Places to Get Free Books - The Ultimate Guide
Main Page - Gutenberg
A P R E S S . C O M Great Books Online -- Encyclopedi... - Thousands of Full-Text Free Books - Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook Reader Free ebooks - Free eBay Information

Boot Disk

Bart's Boot disks
Darik's Boot and Nuke hard drive disk wipe
Super Grub Disk Webpage
Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

Broadband Speed

Broadband Speed Test Bandwidth Vista


Epiphany: The web browser for the GNOME desktop
Flock - the social web browser
Avant Browser :: Home
Maxthon Browser - Tabbed Internet browser software

Conference Calling

Free Conference Call, Phone Conferencing, Teleconferences -
LiveOffice Conferencing




PC Decrapifier
Welcome | The PC Decrapifier


Disk Defrag - Reclaim the Speed Of Your Disks
defrag on the fly
JkDefrag v3.15

Desktop Publishing

WordPress - Blog Tool and Weblog Platform
Portable Scribus
Scribus :: Open Source Desktop Publishing for Linux, Mac OS- X and Windows


Craig's PCI Programs

Difference / Merge Text Files


Download Manager

Network Downloads : FastCache /// AnalogX
Best Download Manager - FlashGet

Download Youtube Videos

Download video/videos from YOUTUBE


minimalist /// Explorer Breadcrumbs Documentation
Last Freeware version: ScramDisk, SpaceMonger, Switch Off, XYplorer

File Manager

FreeCommander - freeware file manager
File Commander

File Searching

Dave's Quick Search Taskbar Toolbar Deskbar
Agent Ransack - home
Copernic: Software to search, find, and manage information

File Transfer

CoreFTP Lite
Civil Netizen Official Download Site - A free, personal file transfer program for your large files and folders


Fasterfox - Performance and network tweaks for Firefox.
Download videos
IE Tab
termBlaster with Firefox
Bandwidth Tester
New Firefox Extension: X-Ray | Design Meme
Home - MozillaZine Forums
People Search and Public Record Toolbar
Turbo-Charge FireFox with FasterFox
Alice Hill's Real Tech News - Independent Tech
Sourceforge Direct Download
Hack Attack: Firefox extension packs - Lifehacker
Firefox Extension Development Tutorial :: Overview
McAfee SiteAdvisor - Firefox Extension Download
Fast Video Download :: Firefox Add-ons


Personal Firewall Reviews
Free Firewall comparable with commercial firewalls
SSL Certificate Free Firewall Anti Virus Internet Attacks Online Banking File Backup Network Security Solutions
Firewall Leak Tester
Ashampoo FireWall FREE (1.10, 09/13/2006) - Heavy-duty Protection for Everyone
Firewall Leak Tester
Free Firewall Download - Kerio Personal Firewall
PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Personal Firewall for Windows
Free Personal Firewall Software (
Filseclab Personal Firewall, Free firewall, Open source code
Free Firewall Software - Comodo? Firewall
Firewall Leak Tester

Flash Cards

Memorize word Flashcard System
Pauker - Flash Card Learning


1001 Free Fonts
Download Free Fonts |

Free Website
Jimdo - Pages to the People



EasyGPS - FREE GPS Software for your Garmin, Magellan, or Lowrance GPS

Graphics & Images

Paint.NET - Photo Editing
Royalty Free Stock Photos:
BubbleShare - Easy Photo Sharing
Yotophoto | Find free photos... fast!
Public Domain images
Open Clip Art Library Drawing Together
Pixenate - Online Photo Editor
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
FastStone Image Viewer

Home Design

Envisioneer Express

How To

eHow | How To Do Just About Everything!
5min - Life Videopedia
Home Tips: Home Improvement, Home Repair and DIY
How Do I?
Learn How To! - The Best Collection of How-To Videos on the Internet!
VideoJug - Life Explained. On Film.

HTML Editor

PageBreeze Freeware
Wojanware - WYSIWYG HTML EDITOR - Main


Image Fixer

k.galanos - iResize
Shrink Pic


MP3 Editor

The GodFather


Macfreewares: Freeware only, for Macintosh and Apple computers

Make Music

About H-Lounge - Make Music with Hyperscore

Media Center

MEDIAPORTAL - free MediaCenter HTPC Software - Home

Media Converter

Any Video Converter
Any DVD Converter
Super Converter - FREE, Useful Conversion Tool

Old SoftwareVersions

Old Version Downloads -

PC Care

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
Advanced WindowsCare Personal
IObit - Care For Your PC WindizUpdate


PDFTools 1.2 - SheelApps
Tracker Software Products Ltd
PDF reDirect
Omniformat image conversion freeware

Parental Control

TrustFile -a collection of Kid Safe sites...
K9 Web Protection - Free Internet Filter and Parental Control Software - Internet Parental Control Tool



Open Workbench - Open Source Project Management and Project Scheduling for Windows - Home
GanttPV - Open Source Software for Project Management

QuickTime Alternative

Final Builds Site

Real Alternative :: play RealMedia files without RealPlayer

Recovery and Repair

Trinity Rescue Kit | CPR for your computer


Dial-a-fix - TechWiki
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner: Safely scan and repair registry problems.
Registry Cleaner Software Downloads at


Sandboxie - Front Page

Screen Recorder

Free Screen Recorder - AutoScreenRecorder Free Home




Startup Monitor

Mike Lin's Home Page

System Information

PC Wizard
SIW - System Information for Windows

Text Editor

ConTEXT Programmers Editor - home

Text Snippet Paster

PhraseExpress Autotext - Clipboard Utility


Patina's Treasures - Desktop Themes & Screen Savers

USB News
The Portable Freeware Collection


SSL-Explorer: The World's First Browser-Based, Open Source SSL VPN

Video Tools

Download and/or Embed YouTube Videos
Essential Video Resources
MediaCoder - more than a universal audio/video transcoder
Wax - [ Homepage ]
Welcome to! -

Virtual Desktop

Virtual Desktop Toolbox - Features

Visual Studio

Visual Studio Express: Home


List of content-control software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
FreewareWiki - freeware & free info / BGone
Volumouse - control the sound volume with a wheel mouse
Final Builds Site
Naomi - freeware internet filter
ZSoft Software: Software Details


Web Copy

[object HTMLImageElement]
Net Picker download and review - save snippets of web information from SnapFiles

Web Design

Open Source Web Design - free web design templates.

Web Monitor

Web Monitor

Windows Utilities

Microsoft TechNet: Windows Sysinternals

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