FIFTY FREEWARE FAVOURITES
FIFTY FREEWARE FAVOURITES - PLEASE NOTE:
This is not a guide to ALL freeware - it's just my way of saying "thank you" to the authors of the free programs which I have found useful and a single handy online link for me to give to my friends. Obvious ommissions probably mean that I myself use a commercial app for the relevant task, although with the last overhaul of this page I have included a couple of apps which I don't actually use but have often recommended (Open Office for example). All of these programs are good at what they do - my star-system is not meant to be an obective rating of intrinsic program quality but a much more subjective measure of how useful the app is based on how much I use it. FINALLY - if you've read this far - please don't contact me for support or any other reason with regards these freeware recommendations - take them in the spirit they are offered, which is free. :-)
FIFTY FREEWARE FAVOURITES - A GENERAL NOTE
Please Don't Contact Me...
About any app NO LONGER in my 50 Favourites... I simply don't want to know...
For help... Please don't contact ME for help using any program. I only recommend it, I don't (and can't) offer a free support service for every program I recommend.
What you can do for yourself is...if you have any problems with anything I've recommended, contact the author of the program, or Google it.
Re: broken links... Links change. I have stated above the date on which I last checked the links. When I next update this section I'll check all the links again. So please don't contact me if the links don't work - I'll find out eventually.
What you can do for yourself is... if the links I give are broken, try searching for the program using Google or FileMirrors - that's what I'd do!
Re: it's not freeware! All of the programs I recommend in this section are 'free' in the sense that they were at one time distributed as fully functional software with no payment required for their continued use. However... some software companies withdraw their freeware, or offer programs as freeware for a short period before 'upgrading' them to shareware. So please don't contact ME to say any program I recommend is no longer freeware. I'll find out when I next update.
What you can do for yourself is... search the net... As I understand it, if you can find the original freeware distribution, and it still works, there's nothing to prevent you from legitimately using it. You could try the Last Freeware Version or OldVersion.com.