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System utility, mainly developed for power users who want to know what's going on in their Personal Computer. It may also be used by programmers as a tool for tracking their applications. The goal is to create an application running on most PC configurations (see system requirements), that use an FPL (Fast Property Load) technology to speed up the recovery of information on slow computers. All information about the program is saved in a configuration file located in the installation directory; this means that no information is saved into the Registry.....(free).....
Cross a search engine with an encyclopedia.....(free).....
If you can't transfer legally purchased music and videos to your iPod, Sony PSP because of the DRM protection of Windows Media files, here comes free software for Windows called FairUse4WM. FairUse4WM can't crack DRM license. You must have VALID license files on your harddrive and be able to play the DRM protected files without restrictions. FairUse4WM is intended to be used to make fair-use backups only. Please do not abuse this rule. .....(free).....
Allows a user of Windows XP Home to view and change the access rights on file system objects of NTFS file systems. The extension provides the security tab known from Windows NT4, Windows 2000 and WIndows XP Pro at the property page of file system objects. For faster access it adds an additional menu item to the context menu of such objects (optional). .....(free).....
All anti-spyware programs are not as they seem. According to the author, "Some of the products listed on this page simply do not provide proven, reliable anti-spyware protection. Others may use unfair, deceptive, high pressure sales tactics and false positives to scare up sales from gullible, confused users. A very few of these products are either associated with known distributors of spyware/adware or have been known to install spyware/adware themselves".....(free).....
Trivial, but fun.... A Fake Progress dialog for your desktop. Ever wanted your computer to look busy so that you could do something else? Read the paper perhaps? Stare into space? Features include fully cutomizable titles, icons, speed and progress messages. It can also disable your screensaver .....(free).....
Font manager for Windows. It contains only basic functions for font management - very fast preview both uninstalled or installed fonts by folder from drives,CD's or DVD's, and quick one - click font installing. Fast font preview supports management with True Type and Open Type fonts with (*.ttf ) extension, which are recently used font types.Raster,Vector and PostScript Type1 (Adobe) fonts .....(free).....
Too fast for your own keyboard? Now your can beat Windows' keyboard buffer with FastNavKeys! Speed up the navigation keys (or any other keys)......(free).....
FastResolver is a small utility that resolves multiple host names into IP addresses and vice versa. You can simply type the list of IP addresses or host name that you want to resolve, or alternatively, you can specify IP addresses range that you want to scan. For local network, FastResolver also allows you to get the MAC address of all IP addresses that you scan. FastResolver is a multithreaded application, so it can resolve dozens of addresses within a few seconds .....(free).....
Fasterfox - performance and network tweaks for Firefox. Prefetch Links, Tweak Network, More.....(free).....
FastStone Capture is a powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages. It has innovative features such as a floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, resizing, cropping, text annotation, printing, e-mailing, screen magnifier and many more.....(free).....
An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA. It has a nice array of features such as image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping, color adjustments, musical slideshow and much more .....(free).....
Fast format Fat32 disks more than 32 gigs in size. XP's formatting tool won't let you format anything larger than 32 gigs but this little tool will. Note that the 32GB limit is a limit of the formatter in Windows XP. FAT32 itself should be OK to 2TB,.....(free).....
FBackup is a free backup software for both personal and commercial use. It protects your important data by backing it up automatically to any USB/Firewire device, local or network location. The backed up data can be either compressed (using standard zip compression) or an exact copy of the original files .....(free).....
FC64 is a low level Commodore C64 emulator written in AS3 and licensed under the GPL .....(free).....
Festival is a general multi-lingual speech synthesis system developed at CSTR. It offers a full text to speech system with various APIs, as well an environment for development and research of speech synthesis techniques. It is written in C++ with a Scheme-based command interpreter for general control.....(free).....
Notifies users of shared directories when files are added, deleted, or moved in share.....(free).....
FileBox enhances Windows by adding several advanced functions to the standard Open File and Save File dialog boxes. FileBox adds two handy buttons to these standard dialogs. These appear on the right side of the Windows dialog box title bars. These buttons appear next to the minimize, restore, and maximize buttons with which you're probably already familiar. FileBox can also forcibly resize the standard Windows file management dialog boxes so they're bigger, and thus easier to use if you've got lots of files in a folder through which you need to look. FileBox eXtender has a nifty option to display these buttons on Windows Explorer folders too, and this can greatly speed up navigation through today's huge hard disks.....(free).....
Filename Completion for DOS .....(free).....
File Commander helps you save time when organizing the files on your disk. If you find that you're moving, copying, or deleting the same files over and over, you can use File Commander to make a simple command that does it for you. When you run the command, your files will be moved, copied, or deleted just as if you'd done it yourself. File Commander includes a Wizard for creating new commands, with easy step-by-step instructions. There are no scripts to write and no technical jargon to understand.....(free).....
This plain text file comparison utility displays a pair of files side-by-side in a vertically-split display, so that the differences between them are apparent. There are a number of customisation options, some of which make it especially suitable for comparing program source code written in the Natural ? language. But it is not limited to this purpose, and will handle any pair of text files, whether source code or data. It also compares the text portion of binary files such as spreadsheets and word processor documents, which you can import via Paste buttons on the front panel. It is possible to edit both files and save the results, with easy ways to merge selected changes between both sides of the comparison window.....(free).....
With FileEngineer you can do several things with files. You can quickly find a certain string in files. You can also replace the found string with another string. You can quickly rename a bunch of files and give them a uniform name with numbering.....(free).....
Search out files across the web based on their extensions......(free).....
A free utility to display internal file information in the Windows Explorer context menu. Now includes file version information.....(free).....
Add or Delete an entry for the right click menu for files.....(free).....
FileSavvy provide a graphical way to automate common file managment tasks. If you are tired of repetitive jobs like backing up, preparing files for development builds, gathering files for distribution or any other complex yet reproducible set of file management then FileSavvy may just make your life a little bit easier .....(free).....
This application allows to search files on your computer fast using rules very similar to those are used in popular Internet search engines. It is possible not only list words or parts of words you wish to find in searched files, but to list which words or phrases are MUST, and which are MUST NOT be present. Also, hexadecimal and OEM search allowed .....(free).....
A file protecting software. See of this as a password protected box that can contain your files. You need to dustribute only the box, and every person trying to open the box needs a password. You can even set expiry dates. Most of all, this application needs no installation. Neither on the protectors machine, nor on the viewers machine. Go to downloads .....(free).....
FileTargets is a shell context menu extension that adds a sub-menu with all your favorite folder names to the context-menu of all files and folders in your system so you can copy/move selected files to pre-defined, most used folders with the click of a mouse. FileTargets menu is similar to the standard SendTo menu but is much more advanced since it allows you to create subgroups, automatically add new folders, copy file path names and much more.....(free).....
FileTypesMan is an alternative to the 'File Types' tab in the 'Folder Options' of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer. For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, Flags, Browser Flags, and more. FileTypesMan also allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit, and remove actions in a file type.....(free).....
FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client for Windows with a lot of features.....(free).....
Block attacks from worms, viruses, and trojans. Double filter system provides double-layer protection. User rules for customized configs.....(free).....
Shell City's new favorite unzipping program. Great Explorer interface. Does the job. Easy to use.....(free).....
Find As You Type for Internet Explorer adds a toolbar to Internet Explorer where you can type search terms, and it will find them, as you type. .....(free).....
Locate potential viruses and worms hiding in non-executable files (Go to Downloads).....(free).....
Find Favorites allows you to quickly find a link in the sometimes confusing folder which Internet Explorer keeps it's bookmarks (URL files). Just type a word on the find edit box and Find Favorites will quickly display any matching links (searching the contents of the file by name, address and folder)......(free).....
This tool is an easy way to find the MAC address of a local or remote computer on the network. Select the target and method and find the MAC address of a remote computer on the network. The software can not only find the MAC address of a computer, but also detect the manufacturer of its network card. Free for non-commercial use.....(free).....
A tutorial and bit of reusable code that you can use in all your projects to track all your memory leaks.....(free).....
Integrated search function for Windows. Three times faster than the Windows search and offers smart search options .....(free).....
Data recovery tool. Undelete files. Recover deleted hard drive. Restore folders. FineRecovery is a free and powerful utility to restore deleted files from hard disk. Typical hard drive can be scanned for recoverable files within minutes.....(free).....
FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.....(free).....
With the ability to drastically expand Firefox functions using plug-in extensions and Greasemonkey scripts, many of Firefox 3's built-in features are overlooked. Here are eight handy things you can do with Firefox, ranging from tiny tweaks to hugely powerful capabilities, all with nary an extension to install .....(free).....
Firefox tips, tricks, reviews and news .....(free).....
Your browser, your way... in your pocket. Mozilla Firefox - Portable Edition (formerly Portable Firefox) is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser packaged with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your browser, bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you.....(free).....
Bypass outbound firewall control.....(free).....
Firewall Builder is a GUI firewall configuration and management tool that supports iptables (netfilter), ipfilter, pf, ipfw, Cisco PIX (FWSM, ASA) and Cisco routers extended access lists. Firewall Builder uses an object-oriented approach, it helps administrator maintain a database of network objects and allows policy editing using simple drag-and-drop operations.....(free).....
Five quick Windows tips that are very useful and probably not known to anyone reading this article. 1. Start Internet Explorer 7 without add-ons, 2. Rename Recycle Bin, 3. Display all Symbols in System Tray, 4. Make sure all extensions for all file types are always shown, 5. Show all Devices in Device Manager.....(free).....
Fixed Run Dialog is a minimal enhancement to your Windows desktop. It will add a 'command box' that can be always on top or not. It acts just like the Run Dialog, which you would get by clicking 'Start > Run...'. Fixed Run Dialog can handle all commands that you normally enter in the Windows Run Dialog, plus more! You can define custom commands for your frequently used applications, documents, folders or websites. You can set the Fixed Run Dialog command box to be transparent (customizable level of transparency) to make it less obtrusive. The command box is quickly accessed by pressing a (customizable) global hotkey like CTRL+SHIFT+R or WIN+A for example. This application is aimed at people like me who don't like to use their mouse so much. The application is fully customizable to suit your personal needs.....(free).....
FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. Grossly oversimplified, FLAC is similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed specifically for audio, and you can play back compressed FLAC files in your favorite player (or your car or home stereo, see links to the right for supported devices) just like you would an MP3 file. FLAC is freely available and supported on most operating systems, including Windows, "unix" (Linux, *BSD, Solaris, OS X, IRIX), BeOS, OS/2, and Amiga. There are build systems for autotools, MSVC, Watcom C, and Project Builder.....(free).....
FlashFolder extends the file-related common dialogs (e.g. open/save dialog) seen in most Windows programs. A small toolbar docks onto these dialogs that provides menus for quick access to recently-used folders, favorite folders and more.....(free).....
Extracts all cached flash movies and plays them.....(free).....
Use this panel to specify storage settings for any or all of the websites that have requested permission to use your camera or microphone or to store information on your computer. The list of Visited Websites displays the following information for each website: The name of the website, The amount of disk space the website has used to store information on your computer, The maximum amount of disk space the website can use before requesting additional space, the privacy setting you have specified for the website. In this panel, you can change storage settings for a website or delete the website so that, if you visit it again, it will use your global settings instead of any individual settings you may have set. You can also delete all sites, which erases any information that may have already been stored on your computer. .....(free).....
Makes screensavers out of flash files. You load a .swf file and it creates an .scr of it. It handles mouse-movements and keystrokes for you. (In German).....(free).....
FlexKit is an integrated file management toolkit allowing one to classify and categorize files, analyze disk utilization patterns, identify storage consumption hot-spots, eliminate duplicate files and free-up storage space. FlexKit integrates numerous file management tools into a single package and allows one to perform all operations through a centralized and unified GUI interface. Designed for usability and flexibility at the same time, FlexKit is suitable for novice computer users and experienced professionals as well .....(free).....
File management toolkit allowing one to perform: File System Classification and Categorization, Fault-Tolerant, High-Speed Data Migration, Advanced Storage Utilization Analysis, Duplicate Files Detection, Disk Space Clean-Up .....(free).....
Really really flexible. A file/folder renaming utility, which can use Wildcard or Regular-Expression and Tag-information (MP3, EXIF).....(free).....
Floola is a freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod or your Motorola mobile phone (any model supporting iTunes). It can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation under Linux, Mac OS X and Windows (Windows Vista is supported). Floola supports all most common used features including podcasts! Take a look at the feature list to find out what it can do .....(free).....
Moyea FLV Player is for playing back and controlling single FLV files from your desktop as well as from the Internet. Moyea FLV Player can be used standalone, without the need of the flash authoring tool, allowing you to show and preview FLV in a more controlled way with ease and to a broader audience than with Quicktime,Windows Media and Real Media, etc.Standard playback controls are included in FLV Player and the program can be optionally associated with .flv files, so you can just double-click them to play .....(free).....
FolderBox crerates a new pane in the lower part of Windows Explorer, which enables your to display the contents of two folders at once. You can set-up and configure up to five FolderBoxes over the tab sheets of the FolderBox extension. Additional drives and folders are now just a mouse click away. You can even use FolderBox inside Internet Explorer! Get it! Enjoy it! It's free for use at home.....(free).....
Fast access to your frequently used and favorite folders. It can operate as the part of your context menu in your Windows Explorer.....(free).....
Folder Lockbox is a security software enabling you to password protect any folder on your computer. The protected folder (lockbox) is hidden from any user and application of your system, including Administrator and System itself. It is impossible to access the lockbox not only from the local computer, but also from the net. The program is extremely easy to use. You can set the lockbox location and the password during the setup procedure. After the setup is done, lockbox will be hidden and locked until you enter the valid password. Folder Lockbox Control Panel allows you easily change basic lockbox parameters: lockbox location, protection status, password. In addition, skinned user interface lets you choose from different skins to select the most comfortable look and feel of the software.....(free).....
Change folder icon or color by one mouse click. One mouse-click and it becomes clear at once, which documents have a high priority, and which of them have normal or low priority. Folder Marker adds an item "Mark Folder" in the folder popup menu. Changing a folder icon or color is now a piece of cake.....(free).....
Powerful tool to easily manage all your folders. Avoids everyday tedious folder tree navigation and searches, allowing you to focus on just your important tasks. Thanks to its high speed Predictive Search Engine? you can access any folder on your computer just by typing a few letters of its name. With one click you'll be able to jump to your Favorite Folders, Recent Folders and Recent Documents.....(free).....
Folder Size for Windows adds a new column to the Details view in Windows Explorer. The new column shows not only the size of files, but also the size of folders. It keeps track of which folders you view, and scans them in the background so you can see complete size of all files within the folder. It's very useful for cleaning up your disk. Once you get used to having that information available, a directory listing simply looks incomplete without it.....(free).....
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.....(free).....
Change the icon representing any folder. Brighten up your Explorer. Make special folders easier to spot .....(free).....
What happens to unprotected machines. According to the author, "I decided to try an experiment. I wondered just exactly how easy it really was to get an unpatched machine compromised, and what it would look like to "Joe Average" computer user. I set up a VMWare image of a fresh install of Windows XP Home Edition, and headed out on the internet to see just exactly what happened. My trip was an enlightening journey into the dangers lurking out on the 'net for the unwary, and along the way I've learned some interesting things about the spyware/adware industry".....(free).....
An outline font editor that lets you create your own postscript, truetype, opentype, cid-keyed, multi-master, cff, svg and bitmap (bdf, FON, NFNT) fonts, or edit existing ones. Also lets you convert one format to another .....(free).....
FontLoader is a useful freeware utility that makes it easy to work with fonts on your computer. FontLoader offers a shell context menu extension that lets you load and install fonts by right-clicking on a font file or a folder containing fonts .....(free).....
FontPage lets you examine and compare all of the fonts on your system. You can view any typeface in bold, italic, underline and also 3D. In addition, you can also compare two selected fonts and preview fonts that are not yet installed on your system. FontPage can also print a sample page for selected fonts or print a list of all installed fonts .....(free).....
FontSpace is an online community of font designers and enthusiasts. All the 7433 free typefaces have been hand-categorized for you to use in your graphic design, scrapbooking, or document purposes.....(free).....
Foremost is a professional forensic recovery program to discover and recover files. Foremost can work directly on a drive or on image files, such as those generated by dd, Safeback, Encase, etc. The headers and footers are specified by a configuration file, so you can pick and choose which headers you want to look for. Developed by the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, foremost has been opened to the general public.....(free).....
Connect, Reconnect, Redial, and Disconnect from the Net easily, quickly, and even automatically. Forever Connected lets you control it all from an icon in the tray .....(free).....
Forumwarz is a parody role-playing game that takes place on the Internet. In fact, Forumwarz is the Internet...in game form. Magical dragon-faeries? Flaxen-hair'd elflords? Dank scary dungeons, reminiscent of Grandpa's basement? Kids' stuff. In Forumwarz, you can pwn trolls in ridiculous web forums...buy hacked warez from shady Russian websites...or upgrade your skills with breast implants, malt liquor and antidepressants. Assume the role of one of three Internet personas: Camwhore, Troll or Emo Kid, each with their own special attacks, abilities and personalities. Play in story mode and pwn your way through a dense world of mystery, intrigue and Internet idiocy. Or test your skillz against others in various player-versus-player challenges. It's kinda hard to explain. Easier to just give it a test drive...you don't even need to sign up.....(free).....
With Foto-Mosaik you can create mosaic-pictures, which are composed of many small pictures (tiles), from your own photos.....(free).....
Place movable labels on a picture and annotate your images. Deliver much more information than pixels can express. Memorize people and places on digital photos. Turn stacks of digital images to a searchable collection. Publish annotated images directly to your blogs. Annotate pictures in a couple of mouse clicks.....(free).....
Context menu shell extensions for Windows Explorer: one to select all, one to go back, one that toggles the hide - display file extensions setting and one that toggles the hide - display hidden files setting.....(free).....
An exclusive small and fast PDF Reader. Only 1.5 M download size, fast launch speed and rich feature set. Foxit Reader 2.0 itself is free. As to add-ons, the critical add-ons are free while advanced add-ons are non-free. For example, you can use the following functions for free: View or print PDF document, Fill out PDF forms and save them, View PDF as text, Free Critical add-ons include UI language package, JPEG2000/JBIG decoder, CJK package, GDI+ for early Windows version, etc.....(free).....
If you cannot get to MySpace from school, or cannot get to GMail at work, or Live in Belarus, or China, or one of the other nations who censor the internet, download this proxy manager and go around the block.....(free).....
Set of shell extensions to enable the display of per-file fragmentation information for FAT, FAT32 & NTFS volumes on NT4, Win2K, WinXP, Server 2003 & Longhorn. Also included is support for defragmenting files.....(free).....
FragExt is a set of shell extensions for displaying fragmentation details for one or more files, and for defragmenting one or more files, on FAT, FAT32 and NTFS volumes......(free).....
Displays the framerate of any direct3d (game) or directshow application (video).....(free).....
The fastest way to edit audio files! Free Audio Dub is the free audio editing software that lets you delete unwanted parts from audio files without re-encoding. And "without re-encoding" means without loosing original quality!!! This is a lossless conversion, which is very fast. Supports many audio formats: MP3, WAV, AAC, AC3, M4A, MP2, OGG, WMA .....(free).....
Live CD featuring the legendary BSD operating system (upon which OSX is based. Can be run straight from CD, no matter what OS you have installed on your hard drive.....(free).....
Download Lawrence Lessig's book, Free Culture, for free. Lawrence Lessig could be called a cultural environmentalist. One of America?s most original and influential public intellectuals, his focus is the social dimension of creativity: how creative work builds on the past and how society encourages or inhibits that building with laws and technologies. In his two previous books, CODE and THE FUTURE OF IDEAS, Lessig concentrated on the destruction of much of the original promise of the Internet. Now, in FREE CULTURE, he widens his focus to consider the diminishment of the larger public domain of ideas. In this powerful wake-up call he shows how short-sighted interests blind to the long-term damage they?re inflicting are poisoning the ecosystem that fosters innovation (Go to Content menu).....(free).....
The goal of the FreeDOS Project is to create a free implementation of MS-DOS. DOS is a popular system, and there is plenty of hardware out there that supports DOS. The FreeDOS Project was founded in 1994 by Jim Hall. FreeDOS is not a derivation of MS-DOS - we are not using or referring to any Microsoft code. We are instead using the description of the MS-DOS program as given in publications (such as the user manual) to create a program of our own that follows that spec.....(free).....
FreeFile will free a file by finding the process that's causing errors, and allow you to terminate it. "Cannot delete file: Access is denied." "Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use." "There has been a sharing violation." "The source or destination file may be in use." "The file is in use by another program or user." These are typical error messages you get when you try to delete a file that is locked by a process. But which process has locked the file? Use FreeFile to automatically find out which process is locking your file, and free the file by ending the process.....(free).....
FreeFixer is a general purpose removal tool which will help you to delete potentially unwanted software, such as adware, spyware, trojans, viruses and worms. FreeFixer works by scanning a large number of locations where unwanted software has a known record of appearing or leaving traces. The scan locations include the programs that run on your computer, the programs that starts when you reboot your computer, your browser's plug-ins, your home page setting, etc. FreeFixer does not know what is unwanted, so it presents the scan result and it's up to you decide if some file should be removed and if some settings should restored to their default value. Please be careful.....(free).....
The great Linux search tool, this version's for Windows. Yes, this version is free, no matter what the page seems to say .....(free).....
Your computer remembers the web sites you have visited and what you have entered in these pages. Ask yourself what would happen if your boss, spouse, kids or colleagues could see what you have been doing. Mil Free Internet Eraser 2.5 deletes Internet cookies and history tracks from your computer .....(free).....
FreeMeter is a utility that monitors system performance. FreeMeter was designed and programmed with the idea that a utility that monitors system performance should not impact system performance. The things that can be monitored include: Disk Space Usage, Network Traffic, CPU Utilization, Disk Transfer Rates, Memory Usage, Running Processes, Page File Usage, System Uptime, Memory Paging, Network Ping, System Resources, File Cache.....(free).....
Free music zilla, the first tool specialized for social music downloading, enables you download free music from IMEEM, Last.fm, Pandora, Myspace, eSnips, Mog, iJigg, Radio.blog.club and almost all social music services.....(free).....
FreeOTFE is a free, open source, on-the-fly transparent disk encryption program for PCs and PDAs. Using this software, you can create one or more "virtual disks" on your PC/PDA. These disks operate exactly like a normal disk, with the exception that anything written to one of them is transparently, and securely, encrypted before being stored on your computer's hard drive .....(free).....
Free and optimize your computer's RAM (Random Access Memory), resulting in an increase in system performance and productivity. Automatically configures itself for ease of use and also features advanced options and customizability. FreeRAM XP Pro has been designed to be easy to use yet highly customizable by computer novices and experts alike.....(free).....
FreeRAM is a program that frees up ram manually or automatically. It shows current memory status , memory load and CPU usage graphically.....(free).....
Free SMTP Server is a SMTP server program for Windows that lets you send email messages directly from your computer. It's very simple but very useful for laptop users traveling around the world and connecting their PCs to different Internet Service Providers in different countries. You can use it instead of ISP's SMTP server to increase your security and privacy. Free SMTP Server supports all email programs like Outlook Express and Eudora, but best optimized to work with Outlook Express.....(free).....
FreeSnap allows you to instantly resize any window edge to the corresponding screen edge. Want that window to touch the right edge of the screen? Press and hold the left ?Windows Key? (see illustration below) and press the right arrow. It?s just that simple. The number-pad keys work as well, regardless of the NumLock state .....(free).....
FreeSpell is an universal spell checker that works from within all Windows applications. Initiated at the touch of a hotkey, it provides top notch spell-checking via Aspell. And it's free for all users and uses .....(free).....
freeSSHd, like its name says, is a free implementation of an SSH server. It provides strong encryption and authentication over insecure networks like Internet. Users can open remote console or even access their remote files thanks to buit-in SFTP server .....(free).....
FreeUndelete is a freeware data recovery program for deleted files. In case of accidental deletion of files on a NTFS file system (used by default in Windows XP, 2000 and NT) FreeUndelete is the utility to help.....(free).....
.A Zip file utility which integrates with Windows Explorer and uses file associations and context menus to zip or unzip files, including long file names and subdirectories. If you know how to use Windows Explorer, then you do not have to learn anything new to use FreeZip. The setup is a single-click process and there are no options or settings involved...... (freeware).....
More vid codecs than you'll ever use.....(free).....
Freenet is a global peer-to-peer network designed to allow users to publish and consume information without fear of censorship. To use it, you must download the Freenet software, available for Windows, Mac, Linux and other operating systems. Once you install and run Freenet, your computer will join a global, decentralized P2P network. You will be able to publish and consume information anonymously, either through your web browser, or through a variety of third party applications.....(free).....
2385 links to Freeware websites.....(free).....
Fresh Download is an easy-to-use and very fast download manager software that turbo charges downloading files from the Internet, such as your favorite software, mp3 files, video files, picture collections, etc. Unlike any other similar utilities, this software is 100% free, no charges, no banners/ads in the software (which will slowdown your download), no spyware.....(free).....
Use the standard Windows shell command to open FTP sites in normal Explorer windows. Passwords are always hidden and the files containing them are encrypted, making it a little more secure. Ideal for those wishing to use their normal browser to access FTP sites.....(free).....
Use 256 colors icon in your TrayBar.....(free).....
Who needs science fiction? Federal tech and science wonks this summer went wild in a 400-page assessment of what nano, bio, info, and cogno might do for humanity. Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance ? a joint effort by the Commerce Department and the National Science Foundation ? looks forward to a new age in federal science procurement. Consciously or not, the report echoes classic science fiction from 70 years ago at almost every turn. Too bad the prose isn't as good.....(free).....
Thoughts about the future of Desktop customization. Biased towards shells, of course! What should such a third generation shell be?.....(free).....
Digital Video file format converter. Convert video files created by digital cameras, HD TV capture devices and other digital video devices to MPEG-1, MPEG-4 or to any AVI format for which you have a read/write codec installed on your system. Supported input types include DV, MPEG, VOB, Windows Media and AVI .....(free).....
The FTP client of me, Bob, and a lot of other people. "Welcome to the homepage of FileZilla, the free FTP solution. Both a client and a server are available. FileZilla is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License."
Shred your files. "It completely removes a file from your disk without leaving any track. It is very fast. It overwrites any deleted file with blanks or random data N times - where N is given by the user. Also, it changes the filename. No setup is needed."
Convert a video file to another format. "Convert between video formats, rip DVD, convert to devices, burn DVD, create photo slideshows and music visualizations, cut, join, rotate and upload video, photos, music to YouTube with our free video converter."
Computers are easier to use and more dependable with each new generation of hardware and operating system update, but that doesn't mean they're problem-free. Here's a look at the five most popular tools for troubleshooting your computer problems
Creates an ISO from the contents of a folder
F.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better. Or try the Linux version. f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you're in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again. Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. F.lux will do the rest, automatically.
Microsoft Fix it Center unleashes automatic troubleshooters to solve the issues you have now and prevent new ones
Context Tweaker is a windows utility which allows Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 users to edit , add and delete editable items from right click context menu in Vista and 7 . Note : Use as administrator. Thanks to Life Rocks
Opens the Find window. Put it on your toolbar .
Felix is a pencil-and-paper cipher offering relatively good security for causal use. Unlike modern encoding schemes that require, at a minimum, a computer to be of any practical consequence; Felix requires only that you follow three elementary rules (outlined below). If you're curious about cryptology, the Felix cipher is a great place to start. This cipher can typically be understood and applied, even by children, in a handful of minutes. Quite simply that means, its easy to implement for common folks
Parsing very large files almost always results in a script spitting back that horrible maximum execution time exceeded error message, even though you've adjusted the maximum execution time setting in the php.ini file to as large as you dare. Here's the answer
Recover lost or deleted files, and also Delete files safely, so they can't be recovered. If you delete a file in Windows, this file isn't really deleted. Windows instead intentionally "forgets" where the file is located on the hard disk. It is possible to restore some of these files if they have not been overwritten on the hard disk. Our new tool FileWing can help you recovering unintentionally deleted files and can also help deleting files by overwriting them multiple times, so that they cannot be recovered anymore - by anyone
FontPage lets you examine and compare all of the fonts on your system. You can view any typeface in bold, italic, underline and also 3D. In addition, you can also compare two selected fonts and preview fonts that are not yet installed on your system. FontPage can also print a sample page for selected fonts or print a list of all installed fonts
See hard drive and partition activity on your screen. No more bending over to see the leds on the front of the machine
FixWin is a portable application to repair and fix common Windows annoyances and issues. The solutions to repair and fix 50 common Windows annoyances, issues & problems have been categorized under 5 tabs, viz : Windows Explorer, Internet & Connectivity, Windows Media, System Tools & Misc Additional Fixes. FixWin detects whether you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista installed and accordingly offers you the relevant fixes only.
Free Process Freezer is an easy to use free program for suspending (freezing) and resuming processes. It works similar to Windows Task Manager, but instead of terminating the process, the program allows you to suspend the problematic process and resume it later. This program is very handy when a process is consuming lots of system resources, but you do not want to terminate it. In this case, use Free Process Freezer to suspend the process without losing any data, and resume it later whenever you wish
Fab Autobackup 2 is a program wich allows users to backup and restore personal data and settings like emails, documents, internet browser bookmarks... You can use it as Windows PE plugin (developed for Bart's PE Builder) or as a standalone program for Windows
Format Recovery for EMail is a powerful and free EMail Recovery Software. The software can recover EMail from a damaged dbx file or deleted dbx file or re-installed Windows drive. The mail fragment can be saved as an EML file. It supports Outlook Express and Foxmail format. Even if the file name is lost, deleted or formatted, it can scan the lost EMail from the drive or hard disk
100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need. Running a business for yourself means you have to be inventive and always on the lookout for a new and better way to get things done. Innovation junkies, take note: the Internet has a lot to offer. From invoicing to marketing, these are tools that freelancers need to know about.
Send any files from PC to any mobile phones. Files to Phones provides free transmission of any files (TXT, MP3, JPG, 3GP, MP4, vCal, vCard) to any Bluetooth devices (mobile phones, smartphones, hand-held devices, communicators, laptops, mini-laptop computers) within coverage over Bluetooth. Does not require any special software or hardware - only a computer (PC, laptop) and a Bluetooth dongle. Absolutely any files can be distributed. Simultaneous distribution of files to 1...7 Bluetooth devices located within coverage area. Supported BlueSoleil, Toshiba, WidComm/Broadcomm and Microsoft stacks(Scroll down page to find program)
A small utility to make FTP Shortcuts easier to create and modify, using the standard Windows shell command to open FTP sites in normal 'explorer' windows. Passwords are always hidden and the files containing them are encrypted, making it a little more secure. Ideal for those wishing to use their normal browser to access FTP sites
FLV MetaData Injector (FLVMDI) is a Win32 console (command line) application that can add 'onMetaData' AMF data to FLV files. (There's also a GUI frontend FLVMDIGUI). FLVMDI optionally saves an XML version of the injected data, and can add an additional string data or save the onMetaData data to an XML file. FLVMDI has some unique functionality, but it's not as vital now because flashcom 1.5.2+ and Flash Video Exporter 1.2+ adds the required metadata. (Unfortunately there's still a gotcha with Sorenson Squeeze 4, also see Sorenson Squeeze (4.1) FLV Metadata upate...)
iPhone apps that are now free but were formerly commercial
Free Hide Folder is a free computer security software to hide your private folders. It is very useful to keep your personal data away from others. Others will not know where your personal files exist and they will not be able to accidentally view them. You can hide folders simply with a few mouse clicks. Free Hide Folder is protected by a password that you can change or remove at any time
FreeOTFE is a free, open source, "on-the-fly" transparent disk encryption program for PCs and PDAs. Using this software, you can create one or more "virtual disks" on your PC/PDA. These disks operate exactly like a normal disk, with the exception that anything written to one of them is transparently, and securely, encrypted before being stored on your computer's hard drive
File Searcher allows you to search any file in any location for any content easily and quickly. File Searcher features a powerful regular expression engine that searches any type of file for any given regular expression or standard string. File Searcher is a huge step up on most other search programs because it is simple. It finds lost text files where you can only remember vague details about them. It is way better than the Windows search function at it
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
Thereís no such thing as the perfect computer, and never has been. But in the personal computerís long and varied history, some computers have been decidedly less perfect than others
freeSSHd, like its name says, is a free implementation of an SSH server. It provides strong encryption and authentication over insecure networks like Internet. Users can open remote console or even access their remote files thanks to buit-in SFTP server
Free Wipe Wizard erases private files and wipes sensitive information in a secure manner. Files erased with Free Wipe Wizard can never be recovered with any other tool. The erased information will hold secure even if special methods are used to sense weak magnetic information off your hard disk surfac
Free meter monitors system performance without impacting system performance
If you are tired of dozens of icons on your desktop, try this simple but powerful and intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts. Some features: Shortcut management for applications, documents, url links, folders path and more... Categories organization (multi-tab launcher) with fast selection menu
Say you are browsing, ahem, stuff on the Internet that you arenít supposed to see and somebody walks into the room
FlashCrypt is an effective and reliable folder security software for Microsoft Windows users. It allows you to lock any folder on your computer with a couple of mouse clicks. Military-grade 256-bit AES algorithm guarantees the highest level of data protection. Want to securely protect your files? You don't need to be a computer or security expert anymore! FlashCrypt provides extremely easy-to-use, but safe and secure folder protection solution. (Look under Products)
An ordinary deleting of files isn't enough! When you wish to delete any sensitive information, like industrial secrets or some unwanted content, you want to be sure that it will be deleted permanently. Sorry to say, there is a plenty of software recovery tools that can restore your deleted items. If you need to destroy any data and eliminate any possibility of its restoration you need a "shredder". This software destroys the data you choose before the deletion, using a complicated procedure of filling the actual content with random data. Freeraser can function on three levels: 1. a fast destruction (standard 1-round filling of random data) 2. a forced destruction (3 rounds of filling according to DoD 5220.22M standard) 3. an ultimate destruction (35 rounds of filling with data according to Guttman algorithm)
Fences is a one-of-a-kind program, allowing you to draw labeled shaded areas on your desktop, which become movable and resizable containers for your desktop icons. These groups can help bring organization and consistency to your computer's desktop, solving the constant mess that has plagued the desktop since its inception. Fences also helps you finally appreciate the wallpaper you have hiding behind all that clutter. In addition to its organizing features, Fences offers a novel quick-hide feature (in-patenting-process). Double click your desktop, and all your icons will fade out. Double click again, and they'll return
Folder Checker can be used to monitor changes inside specified folders. The program will alert when files are added, deleted or modified in these folders
Folder Guide is a free handy utility that provides fast access to your frequently used and favorite folders. It can operate as the part of your context menu in your Windows Explorer. After quick install it will appear in context menus of Windows Explorer and Open/Save dialogs as "Folder Guide" item. With Folder Guide, you no longer need dozens of mouse clicks to navigate to your desired folder. Now reach your favorite folders in just 2 mouse clicks. Select from right click menu "Folder Guide" then click on your desired folder. Folder Guide runs automatically as part of the Windows Explorer context menu, so you will never need to start the program otherwise you want to edit the list of folders. It also works from the desktop, the Start button
If you use Internet Explorer for browsing the web then you know that for some links you add to your favorites, there is an icon indicating the webpage. These are called FavIcons. But after a while these icons get replaced in the favorites with the standard web icon again because the Microsoft Internet Explorer stores them in the web cache which gets cleaned up according to your settings, usually after a few weeks. Internet Explorer Favorites without FavIcons. Here's where FavIconizer comes to the rescue
Technologies that will change things, soon
Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software, a free ebook by Sam Williams.....(free).....
Stardock Fences Is a program that helps you organize your desktop and can hide your icons when they are not in use. Clean and organize your desktop by creating shaded areas which become movable and sizable containers for your icons. Double click blank spaces on your desktop and all your fences will fade out, and back. Here's a vid from our friends at CREATE COMPUTERS which explains how to use it. Get the vid Here!.....(free).....
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Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter. All to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF. All to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV. All to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA. Rip DVD to video file. Rip Music CD to audio file. MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format. Supports RMVB,Watermark, AV Mux.
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Front-end for PsTools (FePsTools) is a graphical interface around the command line tools from SysInternal's PsTools. FePsTools gives you an easy way to build the command you need to execute a PsTool utility. While you are clicking and typing the needed options you can see the command line build up.
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Freenode, an IRC network providing discussion facilities for the Free and Open Source Software communities, not-for-profit organizations, and related communities. In 1998, the network had about 200 users and less than 20 channels. Fifteen years later, the network peaks at over 80,000 users.
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FreeNAS is a free OS to create your own NAS Box.
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Free File Icons is a free community project. This large collection of file icons is supposed to help developers, designers or webmasters improve their designs or developments on their web sites and applications.
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AnalogX FastCache is a caching DNS server that runs on your local machine and handles any DNS request that your computer makes, from Internet Explorer to your favorite FTP client. Once a query is made, FastCache will override the normal timeout for the item with one that you specify, so instead of saving a query for a couple of seconds, it can save it for a couple of days. Now every time you ask for it again while it's in the cache, it gives it to you instantly.
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findExpires is a small .NET app that will download a list of domain names that have expired and are scheduled to be deleted soon. When a domain is deleted it is eligible to be registered again and there are thousands of domains being deleted almost everyday. findExpires will parse thousands of domain names and separate them by TLD, Deletion date and by character count if fewer than 5 characters.
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The free web debugging proxy for any browser, system or platform
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FFSPLIT is a freeware program that allows you to capture or record your desktop in different high quality video format.
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FOG is a Linux-based, free and open source computer imaging solution for Windows XP, Vista and 7 that ties together a few open-source tools with a php-based web interface. FOG doesn't use any boot disks, or CDs; everything is done via TFTP and PXE. Also with fog many drivers are built into the kernel, so you don't really need to worry about drivers (unless there isn't a linux kernel driver for it). FOG also supports putting an image that came from a computer with a 80GB partition onto a machine with a 40GB hard drive as long as the data is less than 40GB. Fog also includes a graphical Windows service that is used to change the hostname of the PC, restart the computer if a task is created for it, and auto import hosts into the FOG database. The service also installs printers, and does simple snap-ins.
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FreeFileSync is a free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files and synchronize folders for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is designed to save your time setting up and running backup jobs while having nice visual feedback along the way
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