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50 FREEWARE FAVOURITES
ActivePerl
all2Lame
AnalogX Whois Ultra
5 stars AnVir Task Manager Free
Apache Web Server
AP Tuner
5 stars Avira AntiVir Personal
Belarc Advisor
5 stars Cathy
5 stars Ccleaner
Character Map Pro
Daemon Tools Lite
Dimension 4
DVD Shrink
DVDx
5 stars Exact Audio Copy
Encspot Basic
5 stars Filezilla
5 stars Firefox
FlashGet
irfan-View
jv16 PowerTools
Magic Mail Monitor
MailWasher
Multi-replace
5 stars Online Armor
Open Expert
OpenOffice
RAMPage
Real Alternative
Regseeker
Replace Text
Resizenable
Secunia PSI
Sizer
5 stars Snadboy's Revelation
Spybot Search & Destroy
5 stars Start-up Control Panel
5 stars TClockEx
THERename
5 stars Thunderbird
5 stars µTorrent
5 stars VirtualDub
5 stars vlc media player
Web Reaper
Win Amp
5 stars WinDirStat
Windows Secrets
WXTide32
Xteq Systems X-Setup
WEB ARTICLES
2 bounce or...
Anti Virus Advice
Apache Configuration
Dual booting an Acer Aspire
Fluid Tables
Freeware
HTML e-mail is EVIL
Online Security
Netiquette
RAMpage
Spam Fighting
SSIs & XSSIs
SSI, XSSI & CGI variables
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FIFTY FREEWARE FAVOURITES

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AnVir Task Manager Free - Task manager on steroids.
5star
AnVir Task Manager Free
Avira AntiVir Personal - Anti Virus.
5star
Avira AntiVir Personal
Cathy - Disc cataloguer
5star
Cathy
Ccleaner - Disk & Cache cleaner.
5star
Ccleaner
Exact Audio Copy - A CD ripper which performs miracles
5star
Exact Audio Copy
Filezilla - FTP client.
5star
Filezilla
Firefox - THE browser.
5star
Firefox
Online Armor - Free Personal Firewall
5star
Online Armor
Snadboy's Revelation - Reveals your passwords
5star
Snadboy's Revelation
Start-up Control Panel - Quick control over which apps launch at start up
5star
Start-up Control Panel
TClockEx - Configures your tray clock display and more.
5star
TClockEx
Thunderbird - Email client
5star
Thunderbird
µTorrent - BitTorrent client
5star
µTorrent
VirtualDub - Video format converter and editor
5star
VirtualDub
vlc media player - Media player with built-in codecs
5star
vlc media player
WinDirStat - Displays file and folder sizes as list and treemap.
5star
WinDirStat
 

all2Lame - Audio converter
4star
all2Lame
Apache Web Server - The most popular web server.
4star
Apache Web Server
Dimension 4 - Time synchronisation.
4star
Dimension 4
MailWasher - Checks email headers from multiple accounts
4star
MailWasher
OpenOffice - Freeware Office Suite, compatible with M$Office.
4star
OpenOffice
Secunia PSI - Check your PC for insecure and outdated programs.
4star
Secunia PSI
THERename - Renames files.
4star
THERename
Windows Secrets - Essential PC newsletter - if you don't get it…
4star
Windows Secrets
 

ActivePerl - Run Perl scripts locally - essential for testing CGIs.
3star
ActivePerl
Character Map Pro - An improved character map
3star
Character Map Pro
Daemon Tools Lite - Optical Drive emulation - 'mounts' CD & DVD images
3star
Daemon Tools Lite
DVDx - Rips DVDs to DivX
3star
DVDx
Open Expert - Adds 'Open with...' to Context menu
3star
Open Expert
Regseeker - Registry cleaner
3star
Regseeker
Web Reaper - My favourite site-ripper is now freeware again... hooray!
3star
Web Reaper
Win Amp - One of the best media players money can't buy
3star
Win Amp
 

AnalogX Whois Ultra - Generate domain names and look up their availability.
2star
AnalogX Whois Ultra
Belarc Advisor - System hardware & software analyser.
2star
Belarc Advisor
DVD Shrink - Shrinks DVDs so they fit on a DVD-R (for backup only!)
2star
DVD Shrink
jv16 PowerTools - Powerful set of system tools
2star
jv16 PowerTools
RAMPage - Another memory manager
2star
RAMPage
Real Alternative - Play Real media files in the player of your choice
2star
Real Alternative
Sizer - Resizes windows
2star
Sizer
Spybot Search & Destroy - Spyware remover.
2star
Spybot Search & Destroy
 

AP Tuner - Great little guitar tuner - (3 second nagware)
1star
AP Tuner
Encspot Basic - mp3 examiner
1star
Encspot Basic
FlashGet - Download manager
1star
FlashGet
irfan-View - Superb image viewer.
1star
irfan-View
Magic Mail Monitor - Checks email headers from multiple accounts (just testing).
1star
Magic Mail Monitor
Multi-replace - Text search & replace utility
1star
Multi-replace
Replace Text - Text search & replace utility
1star
Replace Text
Resizenable - Resize all windows
1star
Resizenable
WXTide32 - Tide times / heights predictor
1star
WXTide32
Xteq Systems X-Setup - Comprehensive system tweaker
1star
Xteq Systems X-Setup
 

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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.

 
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