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Offline Willabong

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Links to useful FREE programs?
« on: September 11, 2007, 05:31:14 PM »
This subject is always a useful one, as there are many different utilities/programs, covering the many and varied needs of us all.
So I thought a list of programs with links for downloading would be a handy addition to this site. If you think as I do, then please list your recomendations below. Programs of any type acceptable. If we all contribute, we could end up with a list that will be a treasure for all of us!

PS:  All of these programs on this page have been tested by me, and the Web Sites are clean with no spyware in the downloads.

My list:

FastStone Capture: (Useful screen capture utility)
http://www.faststone.org/   

TeeChartOffice:    (Complete chart and diagram maker)
http://www.steema.com/products/teechart/office/overview.html       

AWicons:    (Excellent Icon maker (Lite version is FREE))           
http://www.awicons.com/awicons.html     

CDex:    (Audio CD extractor/converter)               
http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/?q=download     

WordWeb:    (Dictionary/Thesaurus, Sits in system tray, free version has all you need)         
http://wordweb.info/     
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Re: 5 most useful FREE programs?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2007, 09:12:37 AM »
Great idea. Here are my top five suggestions:

PopTray (preview your email before downloading it)
http://www.poptray.org

VLC Media Player (play DVDs on your PC for free - bypasses software region coding too)
http://www.videolan.org

Google Picasa 2 (fabulous image-cataloguing tool with loads of extras)
http://picasa.google.com

Audacity (sound-editing tool - perfect for recording anything, including old analogue tapes and LPs)
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

EditPad Lite (kicks Notepad into touch)
http://www.editpadpro.com/editpadlite.html
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Offline Dave

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Re: 5 most useful FREE programs?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007, 11:41:03 AM »
ok i'll have a go

agree with nick on poptray and editpad lite

Filezilla - FTP/SFTP client and/or server
http://filezilla-project.org/

UltraVNC - remote desktop control and file transfer application (+ loads of other stuff) over LAN or WAN
http://www.uvnc.com/

Firefox - alternative browser to internet explorer
http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/products/firefox/

Openoffice - free alternative to MS Office
http://www.openoffice.org/

Opanda IEXIF - lets you view all image EXIF (image data) both on online images or your own. Although it doesn't mention vista it works with all editions.
http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html
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Offline Willabong

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Re: 5 most useful FREE programs?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2007, 03:33:47 PM »
I'm in a generous mood, so here is another 10:

ATNotes (Sticky notes at it's best)
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/ATnotes-Download-64966.html

AMP Font Viewer (Very good font manager)
http://www.ampsoft.net/utilities/FontViewer.php

DeepBurner (As good as NERO, and just as easy to use)
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/deepburner.html

The Wonderful Icon (Sits in system tray, and allows you to do wonderful things with Windows)
http://www.thewonderfulicon.com/download.html

Aodix  (full Audio Tracker/Sequencer, was very expensive, now free)
http://www.aodix.com/

NotePad 2  (Features not easily found on other word pads)
http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html


I had to add this last (NotePad2) program, (Recommended by Nick) because it saved me doing weeks of extra work! (Thanks again Nick!)

Startup Control Panel  (This program is added because I can't find it anywhere else on the forum, and it is almost essential software!)
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Folder Size  (Great little program for finding out what is using up all your Megabytes!)
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/rbfoldersize.html

World Clock  (This is the best! nothing you use will beat this little gem......Trust me! (Download the 5.5 version not the Betta 6.0))
http://www.pawprint.net/wt/

Web Assist   (Directory of useful Web Sites in a nice easy to access program (Updated regularly), and you can add your own)
http://www.burrotech.com/webassist.php
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Re: 5 most useful FREE programs?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008, 11:19:27 PM »
Here is another 11 useful programs:

Paint Net:  (Is one of the best and easiest to use, Photo Editing/Paint programs available, and it is totally FREE!) .

http://www.getpaint.net/

7zip:  (Useful ZIP archiver) Speaks for itself.

http://www.7-zip.org/

Wallmaster:  (Useful Wallpaper changer.....Change your background on your PC every time you reboot your computer.)

http://www.tropicalwares.com/wallmast.html

Rainlender:  (Excellent Calendar/To Do List/Reminder program, that only takes up a small part of your screen.)

http://www.rainlendar.net/cms/index.php?option=com_rny_download&Itemid=32

Do It Again:  (A small and easy to use Macro program for automating screen activity.)

http://www.spacetornado.com/DoItAgain/

Amp WinOFF:   (Small program to switch your computer off at a given time.) Link provided by Nick!

http://www.ampsoft.net/utilities/WinOFF.php

Calibre:  Great program to convert almost any  book reader file to another book reader format, including text and PDF.

http://calibre-ebook.com/

Dolphin Menu:  This is an essential little program for anyone who works with text regularly.

http://www.animal-software.com/dolphin-text-editor-menu.php

Unlocker:  Very useful program for removing files that refuse to be deleted.

http://www.scanwith.com/download/Unlocker.htm

Probably the best screen capture program ever made.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/alphascreenshot.html

A professional quality FREE font manager (Not to be missed!).

http://www.cfontpro.com/
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