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Type Name Function Rating Home Page Comments / Manual
Audio Audacity Audio editor


http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Learn more about Audacity...
Audio FREE Hi-Q Recorder Audio recorder


http://www.roemersoftware.com/#Free-Sound-Recorder FREE Hi-Q Recorder is free sound recorder software to record streaming audio, Internet radio, webcasts, music, meetings, classes, seminars, convert LPs, records, tapes and a lot more. It's an MP3 sound recorder to record anything you can hear!

For Microsoft Windows Vista (all editions), XP (all editions), 98SE, ME, 2000

FREE Hi-Q Recorder is 100% free and has no limitations on recording time.

Audio Free Precision Rip CD ripper




This is a free digital audio CD ripper. It will show audio CD tracks as WAV files in Windows Explorer. Simply use copy and paste functions to rip audio CDs to WAV's at 12 different qualities. No interface is required. Instructions are included.


Podcast Downloader


http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/ If you want to listen to podcasts, this program is for you. Juice is the premier podcast receiver, allowing users to capture and listen to podcasts anytime, anywhere.
Audio Free Text Reader Speech Synthersizer


http://www.free-text-reader.com/ The free text reader software allows you to read any text you wish to read from your screen. It generate natural sounding speech of words , from the text. Copy the text to the clipboard or open text files and then free text reader ( text to speech software ) will read it to you. It uses Ms agent character technology


Speech Synthersizer


http://www.naturalreaders.com/ NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words. NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player or iPod.
Audio Free Mp3 Wma Converter V1.8
Audio format converter



Free Mp3 Wma Converter can Convert all your Mp3, Wma, Ogg, Aac, M4a, Ac3, Ape, Flac, Wav files:

  • Mp3 to Ogg, Mp3 to Wma, Mp3 to AAC, Mp3 to Wav ...
  • WAV to Mp3, Wav to Ogg, Wav to AAC, Wav to Wma ...
  • Wma to Mp3, Wma to Ogg, Wma to AAC, Wma to Wav ...
  • Ogg to Mp3, Ogg to Wma, Ogg to AAC, Ogg to Wav ...
  • AAC to Mp3, AAC to Wma, AAC to Ogg, AAC to Wav ...
  • Ape to Mp3, Ape to Wma, Ape to Ogg, Ape to Wav ...
  • Flac to Mp3, Flac to Wma, Flac to Ogg, Flac to Wav ...
  • M4a to Mp3, M4a to Wma, M4a to Ogg, M4a to Wav ...
  • Ac3 to Mp3, Ac3 to Wma, Ac3 to Ogg, Ac3 to Wav ...
Audio Express Scribe Transcription Playback Software Transcription Playback



Express Scribe is a professional audio player software for PC, Mac or Linux designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings. Playback can be controlled using a transcription foot pedal or 'hot' keys.

includes variable speed playback, multi-channel control, file management and more.

Backup Backup Backup   http://www.richlyn.co.uk/downloads.asp

This is a simple backup utility. It supports incremental dated backups as well as backups by file type, particularly useful in a development environment.

The program also allows complete backups of directories, as well as automatic start ups. It can then be run via windows scheduled tasks to perform regular scheduled backups.

Backup Backup FTP Backup via FTP



You can use this program to create dated backups of FTP websites.

The program allows the downloading of specific directories as well as recursive directory downloads.

It also supports the exclusion of specified files and directories, and can be used with windows scheduled tasks to perform scheduled FTP backups.

Calculator Calc98 Scientific Calculator



Calc98 is freeware. You may use the software for a trial period of 90 days. After that time we ask you to register the product, free of charge. A registration form is included with the download files.

The current version (5.3) is available for free download. It runs on Microsoft Windows95/98/ME, WindowsNT, Windows2000/XP/Vista and on PDA devices running WindowsCE (Pocket PC).

Calendar Plans Web Calendar - Requires a web server



Plans lets you put calendars on the web.

Plans has great features, and is free.

Claymation Stop Motion Animator Create animations


http://www.clayanimator.com/english/stop_motion_animator.html Simple and Powerful has a fantastic onion skin feature. Creates AVI files.
Claymation Create animations


Clipboard Extender ClipText Removes formatting from text in the clipboard



The Problem With Copy & Paste:
Copy & Paste is a valuable feature of Windows. However, sometimes it can be a nuisance that Windows copies all the formatting along with the information. For example, copying totals from a nicely formatted spreadsheet, then pasting just the totals into a report. This can be especially difficult if the program into which that information will be pasted doesn't have a "Paste Unformatted Text" option.

ClipText To The Rescue!
I therefore wrote this really basic program: ClipText. It simply takes the information from the Clipboard as plain text and copies it back to the Clipboard, thus saving me the several steps I previously performed with Notepad.

Clipboard Extender Copy2Clip 1.0.7 Copy filename from explorer to the clipboard


Clipboard Extender Clipboard Help+Spell

Clipboard spell checker

Edit clipboard contents

Store unlimited clipboard history


http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/clipboardhelpandspell Clipboard Help+Spell is a text-based clipboard utility with the following features:
· Fast database stores history of all past text clipboard entries for easy viewing, modification, and search.

· Super easy search function.
· Keep special list of favorite clips.
· High-quality spell check.
· Configurable hotkey's for common functions.
· Systemtray balloon-based highlighted-text character counter, useful for when filling out online forms.
· Powerful text formatting options.
Clipboard Extender Flashpaste Lite 3.5 Makes pasting repeaditive entries easy. ***** http://download.cnet.com/Flashpaste-Lite/3000-2384_4-10336561.html

Flashpaste is a new breed of text copying utility. The Windows clipboard is enough for most computer users but writers, coders, and developers need a more powerful, easily customizable and practical tool. Flashpaste is all that, and more. With Flashpaste, a user programs in frequently used addresses, e-mail text blocks, HTML codes, words, phrases and paragraphs. Then, the material can be easy inserted.

Desktop publishing PagePlus Desktop publishing


http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/PagePlus/default.asp PagePlus SE is a great way to get into desktop publishing and easily design professional-looking documents for every occasion.
Fractals XaoS Fractal Zoomer


Game Creation GameMaker Create your own simple games


http://www.gamemaker.nl http://www.rupert.id.au/tutorials/gamemaker/index.html
Game Creation Sploder Create Flash games online


http://sploder.com Sploder™ is a game maker that you can use to create fun flash games. Publish your games on the internet, put them on MySpace or Blogger, and e-mail them to friends. Try the Game Creator Demo »
Graphics 3DPlus 3D Design


http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/3dPlus/default.asp 3DPlus 2 can help you add a new dimension to your website graphics, presentations and desktop publishing projects.
Graphics Beneton Movie GIF Free animated GIF editing tool.


http://www.benetonsoftware.com/ Features
Supports 48 file formats such as BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, and AVI
Multiple frames selecting
Drag and drop frames for a quick editing
20 different effects, divided in 2 big categories: normal and animated
Supports individual frame properties: delay and transparent for each frame
Save and load a batch of frames (frame1.bmp, frame2.bmp, etc.)
A complete built-in image editor with many tools (pencil, shapes, airbrush, alpha brush, fill, selection, text)
A simple preview window that previews individual frames or the animation with options such as zoom, loop, etc.
Many others!
Graphics DrawPlus Drawing Program


http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/DrawPlus/default.asp The amazing DrawPlus 4 is the user-friendly program that will enable you to achieve outstanding designs in no time at all. Create attention-grabbing text, decorative page elements and logos, as well as full-page illustrations, with little or no previous design experience.
Graphics Exif Reader Read and copy EXIF information from digital photographs


http://www.takenet.or.jp/~ryuuji/minisoft/exifread/english/ Exif Reader is image file analysis software for Windows. It analyzes and displays the shutter speed, flash condition, focal length, and other image information included in the Exif image format which is supported by almost all the latest digital cameras. Exif image files with an extension of JPG can be treated in the same manner as conventional JPEG files. This software analyzes JPEG files created by digital cameras.
Graphics Web Album Generator Web photo Album Creator


Web Album Generator Features

* Automatic thumbnail creation
* Photograph resizing / resampling
* Photograph rotation NEW!
* Type titles and captions in any language NEW!
* Customizable photo album presentation
* Drag and drop image support
* Add captions and titles for each photo
* No knowledge of HTML required
* XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS 2.0 compliant
* Super-Amazingly easy to use

Graphics Fotosizer Batch Image resizer


http://www.fotosizer.com/ Fotosizer is a freeware batch image resizer tool. It resizes your photos in just 3 easy steps Photo selection, select resize settings, then start the resize. Choose to resize by percentage of width and height. Choose to set custom width and height. Maintain aspect ratio, choose where the resized images will be saved, choose to convert images to greyscale in addition to the resize, add single image or selection of images, and add images from a folder.
Graphics Gallery 1.5.8 open source web based photo album organizer


http://gallery.menalto.com/ An online photo album organizer. Gallery gives you an intuitive way to blend photo management seamlessly into your own website whether you're running a small personal site or a large community site.
Graphics DrawPlus Drawing Program


http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/DrawPlus/default.asp The amazing DrawPlus 4 is the user-friendly program that will enable you to achieve outstanding designs in no time at all. Create attention-grabbing text, decorative page elements and logos, as well as full-page illustrations, with little or no previous design experience.
Graphics Project Dogwaffle 1.2 Painting and Animation Software


http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/free/ Project Dogwaffle 1.2 is a freeware version of the paint & animation program Project Dogwaffle and PD Pro Digital Painter, developed by Dan Ritchie - version 1.2 is based on a subset of version 2.0
Graphics GIMP Image editor


Graphics ImageForge Image editor



ImageForge provides you with a set of powerful tools for painting and editing images, photos or other graphics.

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.

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Graphics IrfanView Image editor



Working with Digital Images: IrfanView

IrfanView Notes PDF Publisher

Graphics JPEG Lossless Rotator Image rotator


http://annystudio.com/software/jpeglosslessrotator/ All people usually make photos with different shot orientatons, and some photos need to be rotated. When you rotate a JPEG photo, most image editors decode the photo, rotate the bitmap and then re-encode it back to JPEG. This process slightly decreases the final image quality. Unlike those tools, the JPEG Lossless Rotator does not recode your photo and performs a special lossless block transformation instead. As a result, the rotated photo has the same quality as the original.
Graphics Paint.NET Image editor


A Ruler for Windows 1.0.4
Onscreen Pixel ruler


http://www.arulerforwindows.com A Ruler for Windows is a free on-screen pixel ruler for your PC. It provides you your choice between a rich wood grain ruler, or at the touch of a button, a clear see-through plastic ruler. A Ruler for Windows is fun to learn and very easy to use.
Graphics Photostory Creating MM stories


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx http://www.windowsphotostory.com/
Graphics Screen Hunter 5

Screen capture



Graphics Stick Figure Animator Animation


Graphics PhotoFiltre Image editor


http://photofiltre.free.fr/frames_en.htm PhotoFiltre offers a simple, but elegant user interface and a lot of one-click image adjustments, filters, and effects.
Graphics Picasa Image editor


Graphics Pixia Image editor


http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pixia.html * Pixia is a painting tool made exclusively for full color graphics.
* Maximum graphic size: 10240 x 10240 dots (Note: this depends on RAM capacity.)
* Number of Layers: As many as memory lasts.
* Peripheral devices applicable: TWAIN32 devices. Printers made to use for Microsoft Windows. Tablets (Wacom, Oce-Japan)
Graphics Resize Image resizing


http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pbresize.html Paint.NET is free image editing and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.
Graphics Serif PhotoPlus Image editor


Graphics Ultimate Paint Image editor


http://www.ultimatepaint.com/ Ultimate Paint is a full-featured 32-bit Windows graphics program for image creation, viewing and manipulation.
Graphics VCW VicMan's Photo Editor Image editor


http://www.vicman.net/vcwphoto/index.htm VCW VicMan's Photo Editor is a versatile image editor with an intuitive interface and a wide variety of features. This powerful application is user friendly, offering simple image editing, high productivity and easy customization.
LSM/CMS Moodle Learning Management System


http://moodle.org Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities.
LSM/CMS Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment



Sakai is an online Collaboration and Learning Environment. Many users of Sakai deploy it to support teaching and learning, ad hoc group collaboration, support for portfolios and research collaboration.

Sakai is a free and open source product that is built and maintained by the Sakai community. Sakai's development model is called “Community Source” because many of the developers creating Sakai are drawn from the “community” of organizations that have adopted and are using Sakai.

Mind Maps FreeMind Mind Mapping Program


Miscellaneous Basic Facts Worksheet Factory Maths worksheet creator


Miscellaneous Find and Run Robot Finds your programs



Find and Run Robot (FARR) is a program for keyboard maniacs -- it uses an adaptive "live search" function to rapidly find programs and documents on your computer as you type.

Press your chosen hotkey to display the FARR window, then just start typing the first letters of the application you want to launch and the results appear instantly. Hit enter to launch the top result, or refine your search with special modifiers and commands.

FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more. Build and share custom commands or install plugins to add tons of new features, like live search features for your clipboard history and your internet bookmarks; a popup a calculator with history tape and persistant variables; and many more..

Miscellaneous Virtual Microscope Microscopy



Google Earth

World explorer


Office tinySpell Spell Checker


Open Office Office tools


Office WordWeb English thesaurus and dictionary


PDF Pdf995  


http://www.pdf995.com/index.html Pdf995 makes it easy and affordable to create professional-quality documents in the popular PDF file format. Its easy-to-use interface helps you to create PDF files by simply selecting the "print" command from any application, creating documents which can be viewed on any computer with a PDF viewer. Pdf995 supports network file saving, fast user switching on XP, Citrix/Terminal Server, custom page sizes and large format printing. Pdf995 is a printer driver that works with any Postscript to PDF converter. The pdf995 printer driver and a free Converter are available for easy download.
PDF CutePDF Writer PDF Creation


PDF PrimoPDF PDF Creation


http://www.primopdf.com/ Convert to PDF from any application by simply 'printing' to the PrimoPDF® printer - it couldn't be easier! Within minutes, you can create high-quality PDFs by converting from Word, Excel, and virtually any other printable file type.
  • Completely FREE PDF Converter - not just a trial version.
  • Print to PDF from virtually any Windows® application.
  • Create PDF output optimized for print, screen, ebook, or prepress.
  • No annoying pop-up ads, no registration requirement - no catch!
  • High-quality, easy to use PDF creator for all users.
  • New! Ability to merge PDF files upon conversion.
  • New! Now supports Windows Vista.
PDF PDFCreator PDF Creation




PDF Creation




Note this is in an Alpha version at the moment.

This program looks interesting but is only for hackers at the moment.

Personal Information Manager


http://chandlerproject.org/ Run with it. For people who use their In box as their task list, Chandler Preview picks up where your In box leaves off.
Regular Expressions

Regular Expression Designer

Help with Regular Expressions


Free Regular Expression Designer

Rad Software Regular Expression Designer is a free download that helps programmers learn, develop and test Regular Expressions. It is an interactive Windows application that is designed to be simple and easy to use.

RSS RSS Builder Creates an RSS Feed file that your users can subscriber to.




RSS Builder is an easy to use program to create or maintain one or more RSS feeds for your web site. It provides an easy to use interface that lets you add topics, links and content, and then upload the .rss (v 2.0) file to your web server, using the built-in FTP client. Other features include a built-in HTML editor, XML preview, style sheets and support for enclosures/ podcasting.

Support for RSS Builder is available from this site

Screen Capture Gadwin Screen capture


Screen Capture
Free Screen Capture Screen capture


http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Reviews/r2821.html Free Screen Capture is all you need to capture easily and quickly almost any thing on the screen.
This multi-utility tool will solve all your needs for capturing almost any type of screen activities. By using this tool one get the benefit of capturing screens whether they are full screen capture, region capture, window capture, scroll capture, directx capture, video screen capture, sound record or the many other ways.
Screen Recorder AutoScreenRecorder 2.0 Free Record screen activity to AVI file



AutoScreenRecorder 2.0 Free is a completely free screen recorder to save your screen activities into video files. It is free for unlimited personal and business use. It has no expiration date and can be distributed with free of charge.

Free screen recorder:
Record any area on your desktop, a window or full screen
Record mouse pointer
Easy and automated video file name creation


Security Any Password Secure password storage


Security AVG Free Virus Protection


Security Kero Personal Firewall Firewall


http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page7.html A small and easy to use system designed for protecting a personal computer against hacker attacks and data leaks. It is based on the ICSA certified technology used in the WinRoute firewall. The firewall itself runs as a background service, using a special low-level driver loaded into the system kernel. This driver is placed at the lowest possible level above the network hardware drivers. Therefore, it has absolute control over all passing packets and is able to ensure complete protection of the system it is installed on.
Security Zone Alarm Firewall



I use this on my home computers and it works well. Does not clash with PerfectDisk, which is why I changed from Kerio Personal Firewall to Zone Alarm

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall blocks hackers from infiltrating your home PC by hiding your computer from unsolicited network traffic. By detecting and preventing intrusions, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall keeps your PC free from viruses that slow down performance, and spyware that steals your personal information, passwords, and financial data.

• Essential firewall protection
• Be invisible to others online
• New interface makes it even easier—smaller size keeps it light

Simulation Crocodile Science Player 2007  



The Crocodile Science Player is a free piece of software, designed for whiteboards, based on our science simulators Crocodile Physics and Crocodile Chemistry.

Simulation Crocodile Clips Elementary Simulate simple electric circuits


Text Editor NoteTab Light 4.95 Text Editor


http://www.notetab.com/ntl.html http://www.fookes.com/ftp/other/notetabpdf.zip
Typing Tutor MaxType LITE Typing Tutor 1.6.22 Typing Tutor


http://www.soft32.com/Download/Free/MaxType_LITE_Typing_Tutor/4-76418-3.html A free multifunctional typing tester. It allows you not only to test and practice your typing skills with any *.txt file, but to print out your test diplomas (statistical data will give you the information about 20 (!) parameters
Typing Tutor 10 Finger BreakOut
Typing Tutor Game


http://www.downloadjunction.com/product/store/4992/index.html With this touch typing tutor game you will learn to type and improve your typing skills. 10 Finger BreakOut is a REAL arcade game, in which you are escaping from invaders, shooting and trying to hit balls. This is no fake - you are playing BreakOut ! (You are not just typing characters). With this game you WILL have fun, but don't worry, by playing 10 Finger BreakOut you sure will be learning to type.
Typing Tutor Typing Invaders 6.0 Typing Tutor Game


http://www.downloadjunction.com/product/store/20022/index.html With this touch typing tutor game you will learn to type and improve your typing skills. Typing Invaders is a REAL arcade game, in which you are escaping from invaders, shooting and trying to hit invaders.
Typing Tutor Typing Test TQ 6.0 Typing Test


http://www.downloadjunction.com/product/store/20901/index.html Test your typing speed with this free typing test software.
- How fast can you type ?
- How many words per minute ( wpm ) can you make?
- Is your typing accuracy good enough ?
- Improve your typing skills with this free typing tutor !
Typing Tutor Kiran's Typing Tutor 1.0 Typing Tutor


http://www.kiranreddys.com/products/typing.html Welcome to Kiran's product downloads, All products in this site are completely free, no registration is required, thanks for choosing Kiran's Products, enjoy free software
Typing Tutor Analytical Eye Typing Tutor Typing Tutor


http://www.aetech.co.uk/ttutor/download.html Versions of Analytical Eye Typing Tutor exists for both 16 and 32 bit Windows. The Downloads are now available in several different versions. Each package contains all you need to setup and configure the Typing Tutor.
Typing Tutor Free Trial Version of TypingMaster Pro Typing Tutor
Typing Tutor


http://www.typingmaster.com/individuals/pro/demo.asp?m=2 We want our customers to be fully satisfied when they buy TypingMaster Pro typing tutor. That's why we offer a free trial version for download.
Text Utility BK ReplaceEm v2.0 Multi file search and replace utility


http://www.orbit.org/replace/ At its core, ReplaceEm is essentially a text search-and-replace program. However, unlike the search-replace functionality of a standard text editor, ReplaceEm is designed to operate on multiple files at once. And you need not only perform one search-replace operation per file -- you can setup a list of operations to perform.
Text Utility ExamDiff Visual File Comparison Tool


http://www.prestosoft.com/edp_examdiff.asp ExamDiff is a freeware Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista tool for visual file comparison. It has a number of simple and convenient features that many users have been asking for a long time from a file comparison tool.


Utility AutoRuns for Windows v9.21 Turn off &/or remove auto run applications


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows Me and XP.
Utility Batch Replacer for MS PowerPoint Perform multi-replacement operations


Utility Catfish Catalogue your files


  • Save snapshots of all your disks & removable media (ZIP disks, CDROMs).
  • Quickly find files in all catalogs by name (with wildcards), size, and/or date.
  • See all total file and subdirectory counts as well as total space usage.
  • Easily view with any sort order. Export saved catalogs as text files.
  • Save any number of snapshots, for entire (network) drives or specific areas.
Utility Everything Catalogue your files



"Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.
Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on your computer (hence the name "Everything").
You type in a search filter to limit what files and folders are displayed.

"Everything" only uses file and folder names and generally takes a few seconds to build it's database.
A fresh install of Windows XP SP2 (about 20,000 files) will take about 1 second to index.
1,000,000 files will take about 1 minute.

Utility SearchInform Catalogue your files


http://www.adscleaner.com/full-text-search-engine/en/file-search-utility/file-search-utility.htm SearchInform is file search utility tool for searching and processing information in text files, databases and informational systems. The file search utility tool from SearchInform Technologies is based on a patent "similar documents search" technology, known as SoftInform Search Technology. It provides both individual end users and large companies with an efficient solution to any problems in searching information.
Utility Shell Tools Copy file names to clipboard etc.


http://www.moonsoftware.com/shelltools.asp Shell Tools is a collection of free Windows shell extensions and utilities. This package contains updated versions of our old shell extensions FontLoader, FileNote, RegisterEx, CopyURL and new ones, including nice control panel that allows you to control all the extensions in one place.
Utility CO2 Saver Save CO2 emissions from your PC


http://co2saver.snap.com/ CO2 Saver is a lightweight program that manages your computer's power usage when it's idle, saving energy and decreasing the demand on your power utility.

The less electricity produced, the fewer harmful emissions and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) are released into the atmosphere.

Utility Disktective 5.0.1 Show free hard disk space


http://www.disktective.com/ Running out of disk space? Don't know what's eaten it? Then run Disktective, our award-winning disk-reporting tool, to trace used-up space on your system.
With Disktective you can find out the real size of your directories and distribution of used space inside them. Each directory may contain hundreds of subdirectories each containing many files. Simply run Disktective and let Disktective create a complete report displaying the real sizes of all directories and their containing subdirectories.
Utility Free Hex Editor Hex Editor


http://www.hhdsoftware.com/Products/home/hex-editor-free.html Limited functionality in the free version
Cygnus Hex Editor FREE EDITION 1.00
Hex Editor


http://www.softcircuits.com/cygnus/fe/ The fastest and easiest hex editor is now available for free! SoftCircuits has made a version of its Cygnus Hex Editor available to the public as a free hex editor.
Utility EVEREST Free Edition 2.20 Performance Checker


Utility FileZilla FTP Client


Utility FolderSizes Disk utilization




HyperTerminal Private Edition 5.0

Terminal Program


  HyperTerminal Private Edition (HyperTerminal PE) is a more powerful version of HyperTerminal, which Microsoft includes with Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0. Hilgraeve developed HyperTerminal for Microsoft, and began providing HyperTerminal PE free for personal use shortly after the release of Windows 95. Each successive release of HyperTerminal PE has won new awards and caused the program's following to swell. It is today one of the most popular free downloads on the Internet.
Utility IZArc Zip/Unzip files



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Full Windows Vista compatible!

IZArc is the ultimate freeware archive utility supporting many archive formats like: 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, IMG, ISO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MDF, MBF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO. With a modern easy-to-use interface, IZArc provides support for most compressed and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools. It allows you to drag and drop files from and to Windows Explorer, create and extract archives directly in Windows Explorer, create multiple archives spanning disks, creating self-extracting archives, repair damaged zip archives, converting from one archive type to another, view and write comments and many more. IZArc has also build-in multilanguage support.

Utility NetStumbler v0.4.0 Wirless Network Detection


http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/ NetStumbler (also known as Network Stumbler) is a tool for Windows that facilitates detection of Wireless LANs using the 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g WLAN standards.
Utility Phiculator Calculate the golden mean


http://www.thismanslife.co.uk/main.asp?contentid=phiculator Phiculator (pronounced "fye·cu·la·tor") is a simple tool which, given any number, will calculate the corresponding number according to the golden ratio. Useful to anyone wishing to create anything with divine proportions
Utility Sandra Lite Motherboard Monitor


Utility Send To Toys

Copy file names to clipboard & sends files to a folder


http://www.snapfiles.com/get/sendtotoys.html Send To Toys is an enhancement of the Send To system menu. It adds a Send To "Folder..." option to the right click menu, which allows you to select a folder and copy the file there. In addition, the "Send To Clipboard (as name)" copies the name of the file or files to the clipboard.
Utility ShowMan Disk utilization


Utility Folder Size Disk utilization   http://www.richlyn.co.uk/downloads.asp

This is a simple utility that can analyse a specific folder or drive for useage of space.

It can give both a graphical and a detailed summary of a selected folder and of all the folder/files it contains. View a quick summary of the four largest directories/files in your chosen folder.

Utility Turbo Navigator File Navigation



Xenu's Link Sleuth

XNEY Link Sleuth Button

Check Web Links


http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html Xenu's Link Sleuth (TM) checks Web sites for broken links. Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It displays a continuously updated list of URL's which you can sort by different criteria. A report can be produced at any time.
Utility ZipGenius Create and extract ZIP files


http://www.zipgenius.it/eng/index.php This is the file compression suite you were searching for: it is free and easy to use, plus it supports more than 20 formats of compressed archives, including RAR, ARJ, ACE, CAB, SQX, OpenOffice.org documents and the excellent 7-zip.
Utility ZTreeWin File Navigation




Video RAD Video Tools Video Codec


http://www.radgametools.com/bnkdown.htm Unlike Video for Windows (which is only available for Windows environments), and unlike pre-3.0 QuickTime (which is available for several platforms, but the API is different), Smacker and Blink allow you to use the same compressed files and the same video playback code under DOS (Smacker), 32-bit Windows, Windows 64, Mac 68K (Smacker), PPC Mac, Linux (Bink), or any of the modern game consoles (Bink). Converting applications based on the our video SDKs to other platforms is trivial.
Video Movie Maker Video Editor


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx Windows Movie Maker 2.1 makes home movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker 2.1, you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your computer. Build your movie with a few simple drag-and-drops. Delete bad shots and include only the best scenes. Then share your movie via the Web, e-mail, or CD. Using third-party software you can even take movies you've made and turn them into DVDs.
Video MPEG Streamclip Video Playing and conversion


Video Player Flash Video Player 1.0

Stand Alone
Flash Video


http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WEB-Design/Flash/Flash-Video-Player.shtml The Flash video player is a Flash-based program that accepts Flash video files from the local network or across the public Internet.
Video Converter Streamclip Converts .MOD to .AVI and many other formats



Mac & Windows versions

MPEG Streamclip is a powerful free video converter, player, editor for Mac and Windows. It can play many movie files, not only MPEGs; it can convert MPEG files between muxed/demuxed formats for authoring; it can encode movies to many formats, including iPod; it can cut, trim and join movies. MPEG Streamclip can also download videos from YouTube and Google by entering the page URL.

You can use MPEG Streamclip to open and play most movie formats including MPEG files or transport streams; edit them with Cut, Copy, Paste, and Trim; set In/Out points and convert them into muxed or demuxed files, or export them to QuickTime, AVI, DV and MPEG-4 files with more than professional quality, so you can easily import them in a DVD authoring tool, and use them with many other applications or devices.

Supported input formats: MPEG, VOB, PS, M2P, MOD, VRO, DAT, MOV, DV, AVI, MP4, TS, M2T, MMV, REC, VID, AVR, M2V, M1V, MPV, AIFF, M1A, MP2, MPA, AC3, ...

Video COnverter SDcopy Converts .MOD to .MPG and resets 16:9 ratio flag


Download SDCopy199Beta and follow the instructions in the video.
SDCopy by Sektionschef


You can use it to convert the mod files from the Panasonic or JVC tapeless camcorders to standard mpeg2 files.
The new version now sorts the thumbnail icons by the file date and lets its icon blink in the taskbar in case the copy operation is finished(helpful when running in background).
Video Converter Prism AVI / Video Converter Software Convert Video Formats


http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/ Prism is a free video converter for Windows and Mac. It can convert video files from avi, wmv, 3gp and more into avi, asf, wmv, mp4, 3gp and others. It can also convert your DVD discs into many different formats.
Video Converter Free Flv to AVI Converter 1.2 Convert FLV to AVI


http://www.onlyfreewares.com/Audio-Video/Video-Converters/Free-FLV-to-AVI-Converter.php Description of freeware (Last Update: 30 October 2007:

Pazera Free FLV to AVI Converter is the freeware application which convert Flash Video files (FLV, SWF) into AVI or MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2).

Video Converter Total Video Converter 3.10 Convert Video Formats



Total Video Converter is a total solution for video conversion which supports reading, playing lots of video and audio formats and converting them to popular video formats. Total Video Converter includes a powerful media conversion engine internally so that you can convert media files with very fast speed.

Video Converter Free Video to Flash Converter Convert Video Formats to SWF or FLV



Free Video to Flash Converter. Convert video to flash (SWF or FLV) to publish video on your web site or blog.

Convert *.avi, *.mpeg, *.mpg, *.mp4, *.m4v, *.wmv, *.asf, *.mov, *.qt, *.3gp, *.3g2, *.dvr-ms. *.flv video files to ready for web *.flv and *.swf files.

For example convert avi to flv, mp4 to flv, mpeg to flv, mpg to flv, wmv to flv, mov to flv, 3gp to flv.

Free Video to Flash Converter contains no spyware or adware. It's clearly free and absolutely safe to install and run.

It's free for both personal and commercial use.



Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer

& Play a range of Video Formats





SUPER, Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer. A GUI to ffmpeg, mencoder, mplayer, ffmpeg2theora & the theora/vorbis RealProducer plugIn. If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any Multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER © is all you need. Supports most video formats and also portable formats for PSP, PS3, iPod, Zune, PocketPC and NEC, Nokia, Siemens, SonyEricsson mobiles.
Video Player VLC media player Video player and streamer


Web Authoring WebPlus Web Authoring System


http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/WebPlus/default.asp WebPlus 6 lets you quickly design and publish stunning websites - no HTML or previous web design experience required!
Web Authoring Nvu (pronounced N-view)
Web Authoring System




NVU - Finally! A complete Web Authoring System for Linux Desktop, Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver. Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") makes managing a web site a snap. Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML. 
Web Authoring KompoZer Web Authoring System



KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.

KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.

Public Domain Images


Name URL: Rating Details

5-14 - Curriculum


These illustrations and photographs are free for any kind of educational use - whether you are a teacher creating topic worksheets or looking for ideas to spark creative writing, or a pupil who needs illustrations for a presentation or website.

You can download them, print them off or use them online.

Oxford Education - Free Pictures

http://www.oup.co.uk/oxed/children/oise/pictures/   The Young Oxford Encyclopedia of Science includes many hundreds of superb illustrations which you can download and print out for use in your own projects.
Sites to See:
Free Photos on the Web
http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/sites/sites067.shtml   Looking for copyright-friendly images you and your students can use? Want hard-to-find historical images or photos from a country halfway across the world? Check out these Web sites filled with images you can use in the classroom today.
pics4learning http://pics.tech4learning.com/  

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.

turbophoto.com http://www.turbophoto.com/Free-Stock-Images/  

Free Stock Images: browse and download 2,000 (3.4 GB) free stock images from 10 categories (view all thumbnails below). Stock images are in the public domain. For higher quality, professional stock images, use the search bar above to find Turbo Photo images.

Want even more free stock images?
Click here for 5,000+ (8.4 GB) of quality Free Photos!

Australia's audiovisual heritage online
http://australianscreen.com.au/   You can view clips from Australian feature films, documentaries, TV programs, shorts, home movies, newsreels, advertisements, other historical footage, and sponsored films produced over the last 100 years, with curators’ notes and other information about each title. The site currently contains 1,471 clips from 563 film and television titles, and is constantly being added to.

You can also visit our education page for educational content provided by The Le@rning Federation. All clips with teachers’ notes are marked by the symbol.

http://hubblesite.org/ ***** All the Hubble news and pictures, from the latest discoveries to the earliest observations. Coast through cosmic images, browse our archive by date or subject; or sign up to get Hubble news sent to your e-mail or PDA.
Internet Archive http://www.archive.org/index.php   The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others
Images from the History of Medicine, National Library of Medicine http://wwwihm.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/gw_44_3/chameleon?sessionid=2007062902172600836&skin=nlm&lng=en ***** Welcome to Images from the History of Medicine (IHM). This system provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.
Outline Maps http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/  

These maps may be printed and copied for personal or classroom use.To request permission for other purposes please contact the Rights and Permissions Department.


Other Free Software / Information Sites:

Name URL: Rating Details
Australia's audiovisual heritage online
http://australianscreen.com.au/   You can view clips from Australian feature films, documentaries, TV programs, shorts, home movies, newsreels, advertisements, other historical footage, and sponsored films produced over the last 100 years, with curators’ notes and other information about each title. The site currently contains 1,471 clips from 563 film and television titles, and is constantly being added to.

You can also visit our education page for educational content provided by The Le@rning Federation. All clips with teachers’ notes are marked by the symbol.

DonationCoder.com http://www.donationcoder.com **** DonationCoder.com is..

.. the official home for tons of exclusive professional-quality freeware/donation ware programs.
.. the source of the most comprehensive reviews in the shareware industry.
.. the best place to get the biggest discounts on the world's best programs.
.. one of the most active forums on the internet for software connoisseurs.
.. one of only a handfull of microdonation-enabled sites in the world, where you can request custom-made software.
.. all funded by voluntary user donations.

Freebyte http://www.freebyte.com/    
Freebyte's Guide to...
Free Graphics Software
FreewarePlanet http://www.freewareplanet.net   the best in free software for Windows computers. This site offers a wide selection of quality freeware, with:
• information on programs and authors, with links to author sites and downloads;
• links to other software sites, so you can read their reviews of the programs listed here;
• links to lost/abandoned freeware programs, even if the author's site is gone.

Internet Archive - Software Archive


The Software Archive is designed to preserve and provide access to all kinds of rare or difficult to find, legally downloadable software titles and background information on those titles.

The collection includes a broad range of software related materials including shareware, freeware, video news releases about software titles, speed runs of actual software game play, previews and promos for software games, high-score and skill replays of various game genres, and the art of filmmaking with real-time computer game engines.

Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/   The Internet Public Library is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment founded at the University of Michigan School of Information and hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology.
Jan's Graphics Programs http://www.jansfreeware.com/jfgraphics.htm    
Last Freeware Version http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/ ***** Lots of fantastic programs started life as freeware and then moved on to shareware this site holds the last freeware version.
MajorGeeks.com http://www.majorgeeks.com/   Lots of useful utilities & twekers
Matt's Free Perl CGI Scripts http://www.scriptarchive.com/   Offering free CGI scripts to the web community since 1995!
New Breed Software! http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/   Welcome to New Breed Software! We create free, Open Source entertainment software for a variety of modern desktop operating systems (including Windows, Macintosh, Linux & Unix), classic computers (like the Amiga and Atari 8-bit), mobile devices (such as the Nokia Maemo tablet and Sharp Zaurus PDA), and handheld and home video game consoles (including the Nintendo DS, Sony PSP and Game Park GP2X).
Nonags http://www.nonags.com/   Nonags is the safest place on the Internet to download free software from. Before we list anything here we check for viruses, trojans, spyware etc.
Tools for the classroom - Downloads http://www.toolsfortheclassroom.com/page6.html **

Includes a list of some interesting sounding programs. Unfortunately there are no descriptions.

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008 http://c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/top100.html ***** While not all the tools listed on this site are free 18 of the top 20 are free.
TuDogs http://www.tudogs.com/   The Ultimate Directory Of Gratis Software
Welcome to TuDogs. Here you will find hundreds of the finest, top quality computer freeware, and software applications on the Web. Graphics, clipart, Games, Web design assistance and Programming as well as business freeware and other selected freeware gems.









Making An RSS Feed

Games and Puzzles - Free Downloads

The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities

Linux Links

The Edubuntu Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to schools,
Edubuntu is entirely committed to the principles of free and open source software development; we encourage people to use free and open source software, improve it and pass it on.

Online Applications

Type Name Function Rating Home Page Comments / Manual
email guerrillamail.com Free disposable (15 min's) email addresses ***** http://www.guerrillamail.com/ Guerrilla Mail provides you with disposable e-mail addresses which expire after 15 minutes. You can read and reply to e-mails that are sent to the temporary e-mail address within the given time frame.
Graphics fauxto.com Online Image editor **** http://www.fauxto.com/

Online image editor. Might be useful if you can't install programs onto your network.

Graphics Picnik Image Editing


  • One-click photo fixing or in-depth tweaking
  • Crop, rotate, and resize in real-time
  • Tons of special effects, from artsy to fun
  • Amazingly fast
  • Works directly with many photo sharing sites
  • No download required, nothing to install!
  • Works on Mac, Windows, even Linux
  • Free version, premium version (soon)


Mikons.com Image Editor   http://www.mikons.com/ Use the Mikon Machine™, our cool vector drawing tool, to create the symbols that tell your story. You can design from scratch or remix other graphics to build your personal set of Mikons.
Graphics Snipshot
Image Editing


  • No download necessary—100% browser based, no plug-ins required
  • Save as GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG or TIF
    Basic editing tools like crop, rotate, resize
  • Basic image adjustments like contrast, brightness, saturation, sharpness and hue
  • Unlimited undo and redo (Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y, or ?Z and ?Y on your Mac)
  • Nondestructive editing—we always work from the original
  • Edit big pictures—up to 10 MB, or 25 megapixels (5000x5000 pixels)
  • Import PDF (first page only), EPS or SVG
Icons Icon Finder An online Icon search engine   http://www.iconfinder.net/

Search through 147,174 icons or browse 416 icon sets

Web Tiny URL Creates short URL's from long ones


http://tinyurl.com Are you sick of posting URL's in emails only to have it break when sent causing the recipient to have to cut and paste it back together? Then you've come to the right place. By entering in a URL in the text field below, we will create a tiny URL that will not break in email postings and never expires.
Web The Wayback Machine An online archive of websites ***** http://www.archive.org/web/web.php Join us in capturing 2 billion pages from around the world! This project is designed to create a unique global snapshot of the Web and to help improve and demonstrate the salability of the Heritrix web crawler.
Maths Harvesting the Rain Online Maths Game *** http://tle.tafevc.com.au/toolbox/items/474eb198-2f89-8b13-c6c7-0798e5c99457/1/game_rain.zip/html/game.htm Welcome! Your goal in this game is to gather enough rain water to service a household. You will collect information, make calculations and determine how much water you can collect and then decide how you will use this water.

Get familiar with rainfall patterns and how the pitch and angle of the roof can help you gather the optimum amount of rain water. We have provided plenty of help throughout the game in a fun interactive environment where you set the scene!

Maths Maths Dictionary for Kids Online interactive dictionary


http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com An animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 500 common mathematical terms.
Surveys group–surveys.com Create online surveys   http://www.group-surveys.com Survey Software - Create and Send Online Surveys!

We offer free accounts for low volume users, and monthly accounts starting from $14.95 for 5,000 responses! Why not sign up for an account today and explore how you can better communicate with your customers, groups, users, staff...

Surveys SurveyMonkey Online survey tool


http://www.surveymonkey.com SurveyMonkey has a single purpose: to enable anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily.  Find out what everyone is talking about..
PDF PrimoOnline Online PDF Creator   https://online.primopdf.com/Default.aspx PrimoOnline is effortless. Simply browse to the file to be converted on your machine and upload it for immediate conversion to PDF. Once converted, the resultant PDF file is made available via a convenient web link.
Word Clouds Wordle Creates Word Clouds




Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.


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