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Free Software List 2009 - 2014

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MSFN Member Projects

Anti-Malware Toolkit

CMenu

DirectShow FilterPack

nLite

Seven Update

UniExtract

Windows Post-Install Wizard (WPI)

Windows Updates Downloader

Vista Codec Package

Vize

vLite

XPize

AntiVirus / Firewall

avast! HOME EDITION

Ashampoo FireWall FREE

AVG

Avira AntiVir Personal

ClamWin

COMODO Internet Security

Dr.Web CureIt!

GhostWall

Safety.Net

SoftPerfect Personal Firewall

ZoneAlarm

AntiMalware

Ad-Aware Free

a-squared Free

FreeFixer

GMER

HiJackThis

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Spybot-S&D

SpywareBlaster

SpywareGuard

Spyware Doctor

SUPERAntiSpyware

Audio Players

1by1

AIMP

CoolPlayer

foobar2000

jetAudio

MediaMonkey

Quintessential Player

Songbird

Soundbase

Winamp

Xion Audio Player

XMPlay

Audio Tools

Audacity

BonkEnc

CD Art Display

Exact Audio Copy

Free Audio Editor

MilkyTracker

MODPlug Tracker

Mp3tag

mpTrim

Picard Tagger

Musicy

PowerEnc

Streamripper

Wavosaur

Burning Software

BurnAware Free

CDBurnerXP

CD DVD Burning

DeepBurner Free

DVDScribe

ImgBurn

InfraRecorder

ISO Recorder

Computer Diagnostics

BatteryBar

Computer Inventory (Client)

CPU-Z

ESET SysInspector

Futuremark

GPU-Z

HDDScan

HD Tune

HWiNFO32

MiTeC System Information X

Nero CD-DVD Speed

PC WIZARD 2007

SIV System Information Viewer

SIW System Information for Windows

System Spec

Compression/Decompression

7zip

IZArc

KGB Archiver

PeaZip

PIM

TUGZip

ZipGenius

Data Recovery

TestDisk and PhotoRec

Recuva

SoftPerfect File Recovery

Disc Mounting

Gizmo

ImDisk

MagicDisc

Virtual CloneDrive

WinCDEmu

Disc Imaging

DriveImage XML

GImageX

GParted

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition

ODIN

Paragon Drive Backup Express

SelfImage

Defragmentation

Defraggler

Auslogics Disk Defrag

Contig

JkDefrag

UltraDefrag

Download Manager

FlashGet

Free Download Manager

Orbit Downloader

VisualWget

eBook

ComicRack

xCHM

Email Clients

Thunderbird

Encryption

FreeOTFE

KeePass

LastPass

Rohos Mini Drive

TrueCrypt

File Tools

A43

AccelMan

Ant Renamer

Bulk Rename Utility

CloneSpy

ExplorerXP

FreeCommander

i.Disk

muCommander

ReNamer

Rename Master

Snowbird

UltraExplorer

Unreal Commander

WinMerge

Xinorbis

FTP

CrossFTP

FileZilla

WinSCP

Hex Editor

Hex-Ed

HxD

Image Editor

ArtRage

Artweaver

ExifTool

ExifTool GUI

GIMP

Inkscape

Paint.NET

PhotoFiltre

Tux Paint

Image Management

IrfanView

Picasa

XnView

Graphics (other)

Blender

Fotosizer

Google SketchUp

hugin - Panorama photo stitcher

Jahshaka

Kerkythea

MakeHuman

OpenFX

PIXresizer

Scratch

trueSpace

GUI

Shell Enhancements

Desktop Restore

DM2

Extended Task Manager

Fences

Open Command Prompt Shell Extension

Open++

Pitaschio

PowerMenu

QTTabBar

Rainlendar Lite

Switcher

Taekwindow

Taskbar Shuffle

TaskSwitchXP

Shell Tray Info

Sizer

HashTab

Docks

ObjectDock

RK Launcher

RocketDock

Virtual Desktops

Desktops

Dexpot

WindowsPager

VirtuaWin

Theme Tools

DisplayFusion

John’s Background Switcher

John’s Image Converter

FlyakiteOSX

Network Scanner

inSSIDer

MiTeC Network Scanner

The Dude

SoftPerfect Network Scanner

Network Sniffer

SmartSniff

Wireshark

Microsoft Network Monitor

Network Tools (other)

Cain & Abel

IP-Tools

LogMeIn Hamachi

Mausezahn

MobaSSH

Net Tools

PuTTY Tray

Snort

Spiceworks

UltraVNC

HTTrack

mRemote

TCP-Z

Tftpd32

TheGreenBow IPSec VPN Client

Tunnelier

Zenmap

Office Apps

AbiWord

Angel Writer

Convert

Gnumeric

Google Docs

LyX

OpenOffice.org

Scribus

SpeedCrunch

Wink

PDF Software

BeCyPDFMetaEdit

Bullzip PDF Printer

doPDF

Foxit Reader

PDFCreator

Pdf Split and Merge

PDF-Xchange Viewer

Perfect PDF Reader

PrimoPDF

Sumatra PDF

Tomahawk PDF+

Programming

CodeLite

RSS

FeedDemon

Feedreader

RSSOwl

Screenshot Software

CamStudio

Free Screen Capturer

Greenshot

Rumshot

PrtScr

ZScreen

Software Development

System Tools

Anolis

AutoHotkey

AutoPatcher

CCleaner

CloneSpy

Cookie Monster

Dependency Walker

DMGExtractor

DriverBackup!

EasyBCD

Event Log Explorer

FileAlyzer

HashCheck

HFSExplorer

Kiwi

Replacer

Resource Hacker

Revo Uninstaller

TeraCopy

Unlocker

USB Cop

VirtualScreenMaximizer

Tweaking

Ultimate Windows Tweaker

xpy

Vispa

Text Editors

jane

JDarkRoom

MadEdit

NFOpad

Notepad++

Notepad2

Steganos LockNote

Virtualization

DOSBox

Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Sandboxie

VirtualBox

VMware ESXi

VMware Server

VMX Builder

WinAPIOverride32

Video Players

GOM Media Player

KMPlayer

Media Player Classic – Homecinema

MPlayer

SMPlayer

VLC media player

Video Tools

Avidemux

AutoGK

AviSynth

bitRipper

Cut Assistant

Debut Video Capture Software

DGMPGDec

Digital Video Repair

DivFix++

Dr. DivX

DVD43

ffdshow tryouts

FLV Extract

FRAPS

Free Video Converter

GraphStudio

GSpot

HandBrake

MediaCoder

MKVToolnix

StaxRip

SUPER

TSReader

Videora Converter

VirtualDub

Wax

Web Browsers

Apple Safari

Avant Browser

Firefox

K-Meleon

Google Chrome

Maxthon

Opera

QtWeb

Old Free Software List

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Hey everyone, I've updated the software list with almost every suggestion, removed dead links, added many new applications. The old topic remains linked to at the bottom of the above post, as well as an attached Excel file I am using to manage the above post. I intend to add descriptions to each line soon.

Of course suggestions on software and categorization are welcome! :)

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I would like to add in Graphics (other): trueSpace7.6

Microsoft bought it back in 2008 an it's for free now, comes with manual in PDF and some nice videos. lots of textures and objects to download and most are for free too.

Have fun with this one ;).

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That Pretty Much Covers Up Everything!

It's Hard To Find A Free Tool That You DiDn't Mention.....

How 'Bout Daemon Tools Lite- Pretty Good App (Are There Any Reasons You Left It Out? Security Perhaps?)

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At least for me, Virtual CloneDrive is much better:

- smaller install

- no adware in the installer

- doesn't require a restart to function

- up to 8 virtual drives

One downside is that it doesn't support .NRG and other proprietary formats.

Another freeware virtual drive manager that I like is MagicDisc. It has the same advantages as the one above, plus the interface is like Daemon Tools. It supports .NRG and others.

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I found a nice stand alone Multimedia/HTPC player called GeeXboX.

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I don't think we should include Linux only software, including Live CDs, like GeeXboX because by its nature almost all of the software in that domain is free and would detract the meaning of this list IMO. Similar I am leaving out Daemon Tools because it is adware and similar non adware software is available.

Otherwise I've added all of the suggestions so far and the following:

MSFN Member Projects

Cmenu

nLite

UniExtract

vLite

AntiMalware

FreeFixer

Audio Players

AIMP

Audio Tools

Musicy

Burning Software

DVDScribe

Email Clients

Thunderbird

Encryption

LastPass

Network Tools (other)

MobaSSH

Tftpd32

Office Apps

LyX

Scribus

SpeedCrunch

Wink

Programming

CodeLite

System Tools

AutoHotkey

Cookie Monster

DMGExtractor

HFSExplorer

Kiwi

USB Cop

Text Editors

JDarkRoom

Web Browsers

QtWeb

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Goldwave should be added under Autdio Tools.

Homepage:-

www.goldwave.com

It can be used for free but its mega cheap to buy and its an awesome bit of kit.

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Thank you uid0 the Kiwi and Memtest86+ links are fixed and the GreenBow VPN Client was removed.

New Additions...

MSFN Member Projects

Vista Codec Package

Vize

XPize

Audio Players

MediaMonkey

Soundbase

Audio Tools

MilkyTracker

MODPlug Tracker

AntiMalware

a-squared Free

GMER

SUPERAntiSpyware

Burning Software

ISO Recorder

Disc Mounting

ImDisk

MagicDisc

WinCDEmu

Drive Imaging

GImageX

Paragon Drive Backup Express

eBook

ComicRack

xCHM

Network Scanner

inSSIDer

Office Apps

Angel Writer

PDF Software

Pdf Split and Merge

PDF-Xchange Viewer

Perfect PDF Reader

RSS

FeedReader

System Tools

Anolis

CloneSpy

Dependency Walker

HashCheck

Web Browsers

Apple Safari

Avant Browser

Video Tools

Debut Video Capture Software

FRAPS

GraphStudio

TSReader

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I don't think we should include Linux only software, including Live CDs, like GeeXboX because by its nature almost all of the software in that domain is free and would detract the meaning of this list IMO.

I'm not so sure about that. I was very pleased to use disks like http://www.sysresccd.org/ to change partition size.

Or to use the http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ for several hardware checking and all that jazz..

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I admit I used gparted not too long ago and was really impressed by how well it works these days.

Problem is a Live CD category is easy to add, but technically we could add almost any number of applications that would run on them; furthermore many installer discs are 'live' now too. I foresee it spawning a new topic, which would probably belong in the other subforum. And the topics would need names to avoid confusion: 'Free Software for Windows List', and 'Free Software for Linux List'.

On a different note what I would really like to see is Guides made by members that show how/why they use certain software, what it can do, and why they like it; this might be a sticky topic or a new subforum.

What do you guys and gals think? :)

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