A nice resource for freeware, this searchable site offers reviews of loads of
free titles and is updated daily. Categories include audio, business, desktop,
development, games, graphics, utilities and Web authoring.
Do you hate popup ads? Here's a very helpful site that's devoted to the topic
of popup ads and how you can effectively deal with them. Kill Popup Ads offers
reviews of free programs that block popups and help you deal with other
annoyances, such as spyware.
Favorite Start Page
A nifty freeware program that lets you easily import and export your Internet
Explorer bookmarks to a single, dynamic HTML file, which you can store on your
hard disk. You can also use it to create a handy start page in your browser.
Are you looking for software with speech capabilities? At this site, you'll
find freeware that offers speech input and output, using Microsoft Agent
Technology. The speech-supported programs here include a browser, an E-mail
client, a personal information manager and more. (For
Are you an AOL user? This handy freeware utility disables unnecessary disk
buffer flushing, and it can help solve the excessive resource usage woes that
many AOL users experience. Note, however, that this utility is not endorsed by
AOL itself. (For Windows; no Mac version is available).
A nicely-organized, information-packed site, Freewarefiles.com offers
truckloads of free software for Windows 95/98/XP and NT, as well as Win 3.1.
There's also a good selection of Net tools, utilities, programming files,
Windows libraries and drivers, as well as free online Java games.
One of our favorite freeware sites, MyZips.com is an easy-to-navigate resource
that offers many categories. Software here includes games, utilities, E-mail,
programming, multimedia, business, education and much more. If you're a
software author, be sure to submit your program here; it's a great way to get
How healthy is your diet? This handy freeware "recipe database management
system" helps you organize your recipes and meals and helps you analyze the
nutritional value of your food. The program also includes a large database of
food ingredients and their nutrient values. (For
Here's a superb freeware audio and video media player that is easy to use. Zee
Projector plays MP3s, AVI files and Video CD files. Features include a
playlist, skins, instant access, search functions and free source code.
This freeware software program contains the entire Bible, complete with
"Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary." BibleFoundry includes helpful features
such as a search function, personal notes, bookmarking and more. Note: the
source code is also free and included in the program. Besides English, the
program is available in German, French and Spanish versions.
A fun site to browse, EZskins is updated daily with dozens of new free screen
savers in many categories. Topics here include anime, fantasy, games,
holidays, horror & occult, movies, music, nature, religious, schools, sci-fi,
TV and more. EZskins also offers truckloads of free themes and skins (which
let you customize the look of your desktop).
You'll find a nice collection of free, original software at this site.
Programs include a desktop calendar, a wallpaper changer, an image slideshow
viewer, a computer shutdown utility and more. (For
This site serves up a strong collection of freeware that is fun to browse.
Each listing is reviewed and rated. Freeware here includes programs for
Windows, as well as DOS. Categories here include text editors, graphics
programs, games, utilities, multimedia programs and more.
(Note: this site has begun charging a membership fee for access to most of the
listings, but some free content is still available).
Here, you can download a free software program that offers the complete
contents of the Bible. This "Bible Millennium Edition" includes many features,
including color maps, fast full-text search capabilities, selectable font size
and font face, and much more. (For Windows).
This site offers a nifty roundup of free software programs for Nokia mobile
phones. Free programs here include Ringtone Converter, which lets you quickly
and easily enter ringtones into your Nokia phone.
Where does the time go? If you've asked yourself this question after spending
all day on your computer, then you'll find this freeware program helpful.
VeriTime is a task/activity time tracking application that lets you easily
keep tabs on how you spent your computer time. (For
This software suite offers a nice alternative to Microsoft Office and has the
added advantage of being free. 602Pro PC Suite 2001 offers four
Office-compatible applications: a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a
graphics editor and a digital photo organizer. (For
Note: this program is the open-source equivalent of
StarOffice (which was formerly free itself). This fully-featured
office productivity suite is a good alternative to
Microsoft Office---and it's
free! OpenOffice.org handles loads of Office-compatible functions: word
processing, messaging, spreadsheets and presentation and drawing tools, etc.
(Available for Windows, Linux and Solaris).
We hate it when we click into a site that launches a blizzard of pop-up ads at
us. In fact, we hate pop-up ads, period. This handy freeware program lets you
block pop-ups. Pop-Up Stopper is configurable and easy to use.
This fun-to-browse site is one of the Web's leading resources for freeware
desktop skins (which allow you to customize the look and feel of many popular
software programs). Here, you'll find hundreds of custom skins for ICQ, MSN
Messenger, Winamp and many other programs. New skins are added here daily.
Do the small rectangles under your Windows' desktop spoil your wallpaper
image? Then install this handy little freeware utility. TransText is a shell
extension that lets you have a transparent background color in the icon
caption area (a feature that isn't offered by Windows' own settings utility).
105 kilobytes. (For Windows).
This freeware program displays custom, up-to-date weather info on your
desktop. It offers continuously updated local forecasts; local radar and
InstaCam images; a storm tracker and more. Note: to get the most out of this
program, you really need an always-on broadband connection.
Are you a power surfer? Are you fed up with the limitations of the Internet
Explorer or Netscape browsers? Then check out Bookmarklets, a nifty collection
of 150 free tools that extend the capabilities of your browser. From
extracting quick useful data from Web sites to custom searches, there's a
Bookmarklet for every purpose. (Works on all operating
systems: Windows, Macs, Unix, etc. However, Bookmarklets don't work with AOL).
How'd you like to watch movies on your PC? This prospect is increasingly
becoming more practical, thanks to DivX, a new format that allows DVD-quality
video to be compressed. In short, DivX promises to do for movies what the MP3
format did for music. This freeware package allows you to play DivX movies and
also includes tools for encoding your own videos to DivX format.
(Note: this site is temporarily unavailable).
This useful, free, ad-supported utility adds lots of extra features to the
Internet Explorer browser. Features include autorefresh, a link checker, a
font sizer and more. One very handy feature is the Web Page Indexer, which
scans pages as you view them and builds a searchable index out of the words
they contain. (For Windows).
The Web's most popular browser. Features include faster download speeds for
pages with dynamic content and drag and drop support through FTP connections.
It also offers a redesigned E-mail client, and improved search capabilities.
(Available for Windows, Macs and