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Free Software on the Internet



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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:

HELPFUL HINT:
Need some help sorting through the mass of freeware out there? Gizmo's Freeware offers a wealth of user-generated reviews.

Accounting

Open Source Accounting Software | GnuCash



Anonymous Surfing

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



Anti-Spam

Agnitum Spam Terrier, Product Page
Spamcop



Anti-Spyware

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



Anti-Virus

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



Audio Books

LearnOutLoud.com 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...
AudioBooksForFree.com
Simply Audiobooks - Free_Book_Download
Main Page - Gutenberg
OTR.Network Library (The Old Time Radio Network)
LibriVox
The Online Books Page
LibriVox
Hour One: Encyclopedia of Life / Digital Libraries




Audio Burner

REAPER | Download
Free Audio Extractor
Easy CD-DA Extractor
imgburn.com



Audio Download

Archive.org
Grooveshark
(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.)
GarageBand.com : GarageBand.com
Wildman Steve Radio
Radio Paradise - eclectic online rock radio
Internet Archive: Live Music Archive



Audio Editor

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



Audio Player

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



Audio Recorder

EAC - Exact Audio Copy
Audio Recorder for Free



Backup

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



Books

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
Bartleby.com: Great Books Online -- Encyclopedi...
FullBooks.com - Thousands of Full-Text Free Books
manybooks.net - Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook Reader
Floodle.net Free ebooks - Free eBay Information
eBookSpyder



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



Browser

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



Conference Calling

Powwownow
Free Conference Call, Phone Conferencing, Teleconferences - FreeConferenceCall.com
Yugma
FreeConferenceCalling.com
Talkcasts
FreeConference.com
LiveOffice Conferencing
Raindance



Database

PostgreSQL:
ORACLE UNVEILS FREE DATABASE ?ORACLE(r) DATABAS...



Decrapifier

PC Decrapifier
Welcome | The PC Decrapifier



Defragmentation

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



Diagnostic

Craig's PCI Programs



Difference / Merge Text Files

WinMerge



Download Manager

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



Download Youtube Videos

Download video/videos from YOUTUBE



Explorer

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



Firefox

BrowseAtWork
Fasterfox - Performance and network tweaks for Firefox.
Download videos
GTDInbox
IE Tab
Clippings
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
mozdev.org
Firefox Extension Development Tutorial :: Overview
McAfee SiteAdvisor - Firefox Extension Download
Fast Video Download :: Firefox Add-ons



Firewall

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 (thefreecountry.com)
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
About



Fonts

1001 Free Fonts
Download Free Fonts | UrbanFonts.com



Free Website

Freewebs.com
Jimdo - Pages to the People

 

GPS

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



Graphics & Images

Paint.NET - Photo Editing
Royalty Free Stock Photos: Fotolia.com
everystockphoto.com
BubbleShare - Easy Photo Sharing
Yotophoto | Find free photos... fast!
Public Domain images
Open Clip Art Library Drawing Together
Pixenate - Online Photo Editor
Photobie
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
Photo-Freeware.net
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
FixYa.com
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

VirtualPhotographer
k.galanos - iResize
Shrink Pic

 



MP3 Editor

The GodFather



Mac

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 - OldApps.com



PC Care

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



PDF

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



Parental Control

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

 



Project

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

Free-Codecs.com :: play RealMedia files without RealPlayer



Recovery and Repair

Trinity Rescue Kit | CPR for your computer



Registry

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



Sandbox

Sandboxie - Front Page



Screen Recorder

Free Screen Recorder - AutoScreenRecorder Free Home

 



Spreadsheets

SpeedFan
ajax13



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



Themes

Patina's Treasures - Desktop Themes & Screen Savers



USB

winPenPack.com: News
The Portable Freeware Collection



VPN

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



Video Tools

Download and/or Embed YouTube Videos
bbMPEG
Essential Video Resources
MediaCoder - more than a universal audio/video transcoder
TMPGEnc Net
Wax - [ Homepage ]
Welcome to virtualdub.org! - virtualdub.org
VideoHelp.com



Virtual Desktop

Virtual Desktop Toolbox - Features



Visual Studio

Visual Studio Express: Home



Volume

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
nLite