This is just copy-paste of my thread in Chillstation.org and UnderGroundIndians.net
Its nice :)
heres how it goes
I now know that board code doesnt work in Blogger :|. DOn't expect me to fix it up
I just copied the code from those forums in editing mode.
If you want, look up the post in proper formatting in following 2 links
Its been a long time. I've been thinking of starting a topic where only free software will be posted.
We need and use dozens of software. But not each one of them is free. Many are paid versions that need some serial, activation etc for full use.
That requires money. Since most of us don't have that kind of money and still need to use the software, we use cracked versions. Many times, that causes virus, trojan attacks etc. Apart from that I feel its not fair on our part to deny programmers their due by stealing their hard work, when we have alternative.
Almost every paid software on this planet has some free alternative, that works as good if not better than the paid one. You can use it anyway you want without any need for serial, cracks whatever.
Sounds good! Doesn't it?
So this thread deals with that need. Only top quality, free software will be posted. Enjoy
[b]Google Earth - 3D Earth browser
[i]Zoom from space to street level — tour the world
Find maps, driving directions, hotels, restaurants, and more
[/i][b]Picasa - Photo organizer
Find, edit, and share your photos in seconds
Easily remove red eye and fix photos
[/i][b]Google Photos Screensaver - Photo screensaver
Display photos from your PC and photo sharing sites
Watch cinematic slideshows
[b]Google Desktop - Desktop companion
Find all your email, files, web history, and more
Get all your personalized info in one place with Sidebar
[b]Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer - Search toolbar
Search from any web page and autofill forms
Block annoying pop-ups
[b]Mozilla Firefox with Google Toolbar - Web browser
Browse the web quickly and securely
Switch between pages quickly with tabbed browsing
[b]Adobe Reader - PDF reader
View, print, and search PDF files via a redesigned interface
Secure your documents and collaborate via online, real-time meetings
[b]Spyware Doctor Starter Edition - Antispyware utility
Detects and removes spyware, adware, trojans and keyloggers
Includes Smart Updates and scheduling to protect your PC
[b]Norton Security Scan - Security utility
Detects and eliminates viruses and internet worms
Free detection updates and scheduled scanning
Google Talk - Voice and IM application[/b]
Connect with your friends via IM or free voice calls
Send and receive files and voice messages easily and quickly
[b]RealPlayer - Media player
Play popular media formats, organize music and videos
Transfer music to iPod and other portable media players
GalleryPlayer HD Images - Images[/b]
High-quality artwork and photos
Perfect for your screensaver or desktop
[b]RealPlayer - Media player
Play popular media formats, organize music and videos
Transfer music to iPod and other portable media players
[b]GalleryPlayer HD Images - Images
High-quality artwork and photos
Perfect for your screensaver or desktop
[b]Skype - Voice, video and chat
Make free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype
Call landlines and mobile phones at pretty low rates
[b]Google Video Player - Video player
Play videos purchased and downloaded through the Google Video website
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Yeah..its [u]GOOGLE[/u] :D
And best of all, they are all free. you don't have to pay a penny to either download or install them.
One of the best freeware antivirus solutions,[b] AVAST[/b] has been around since 1998. All you need to use this software is to provide a email address to get a key. After that, you can use it, update and upgrade to commercial version if you like.
avast! Home Edition is now free of charge for HOME users for NON-COMMERCIAL use. If you are not a home user, or you use your computer for profit, the avast! Home Edition is not licensed for such use, and you are asked to use the commercial version - avast! Professional Edition.
To use the Home Edition, you should register it, however, after initial installation you have 60 days to trial the product (as with all avast! antivirus products) before you must complete registration. The registration process is very easy, and will take you only a couple of minutes.
All the setup packages are in the form of self-extracting executables and are digitally signed by ALWIL Software.
[b]CNET Download.com 5 star rating[/b]
CNET Download.com has awarded avast! Home Edition the coveted five star rating.
[b] Gom Player[/b] is a FREE media player with popular audio & video codecs built-in.
No need to install codecs separately!
Try one of your broken AVI files or one of the files that is being downloaded with GOM.
[b]GOM Player Features[/b]
GOM Player includes many codecs (XviD, DivX, FLV1, AC3, OGG, MP4, H263 and more) so you won't need to install separate codecs for most videos. For those videos that require a separate codec, GOM Player will find one and direct you to a place where you can download open source version of the codec. That way, you won't get stuck with unnecessary codecs on your system.
[b]Play Broken AVI Files (Patented)[/b]
AVI files can't be played if the index is broken, or the file isn't completely downloaded. This is because index is located at the end of the file. GOM Player's patented technology enables users to view files with broken index or that are still being downloaded.
[b]Powerful Subtitle Support[/b]
GOM Player supports SMI, SRT, RT, SUB(with IDX) files for subtitle. You can specify margin, location, size, resolution, font and others. You can also enable shadow, view ASF files with subtitle, karaoke subtitle mode. You can even synchronize subtitle and video if there's any mismatch.
GOM Player supports playlist formats such as M3U, PLS, ASX. You can include different media types on a playlist. Also, it also lets you edit playlists for different media types. It's easy to create and edit your own multimedia playlist with GOM Player.
[b]Support Different Media Types[/b]
Along with different media format such as AVI, MPG, MPEG and DAT, GOM Player also supports streaming Windows media format (WMV, ASF, ASX). You can also watch DVD-quality videos with 5.1 channel audio output.
Screen capture allows you to take a screenshot of your video directly from GOM Player. Using the Burst Capture feature, you can take continuous screenshots upto 999 shots.
There are other endless number of advanced features. Customize brightness, contrast and saturation. Sharpen and add noise to your video. Try audio equalizer. Repeat a section of your video with our A-B Repeat feature. Fast forward/rewind a few seconds using left/right keys. There are even more for you to discover!
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CCleaner is a [b]freeware[/b] system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)
[b]Cleans the following[/b]
Temporary files, URL history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat.
Temporary files, URL history, cookies, download history.
Temporary files, URL history, cookies.
Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more... also comes with a comprehensive backup feature.
Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, MS Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more...
[b]100% Spyware FREE[/b]
This software does NOT contain any Spyware, Adware or Viruses.
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Paint.NET[/b] is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows XP or 2000.
Paint.NET is jointly developed at Washington State University with additional help from Microsoft, and is meant to be a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with all Windows operating systems.Paint.NET is a photo editor and manipulation software.
The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#, with GDI+ extensions.
Paint.NET has many of the powerful features that expensive commercial applications have, including the ability to use layers.
This is the second semester that Paint.NET has been a project at Washington State University, and we have the goal of adding as much functionality as expensive commercial applications provide, but of course, for free!
In the spirit of all this freedom, we welcome any suggestions, as well as provide the source code free of charge for anyone who wishes to tinker with it.
[b]Here are some key features of "Paint NET":[/b]
[b]· Simple, intuitive user interface[/b]
Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance. It is also designed to be immediately familiar to users of the original MS Paint software that comes with Windows.
Usually only found on expensive or complicated professional software, layers form the basis for a rich image composition experience. You may think of them as a stack of transparency slides that, when viewed together at the same time, form one image.
[b]· Powerful Tools[/b]
Paint.NET includes simple tools for drawing shapes, including an easy-to-use curve tool for drawing splines or Bezier curves. The Gradient tool, new for 3.0, has been cited as a huge improvement over similar tools provided by other software. The facilities for creating and working with selections is powerful, yet still simple enough to be picked up quickly. Other powerful tools include the Magic Wand for selecting regions of similar color, and the Clone Stamp for copying or erasing portions of an image. There is also a simple text editor, a tool for zooming, and a Recolor tool.
[b]· Unlimited History[/b]
Everybody makes mistakes, and everybody changes their mind. To accommodate this, every action you perform on an image is recorded in the History window and may be undone. Once you've undone an action, you can also redo it. The length of the history is only limited by available disk space.
[b]· Special Effects[/b]
Many special effects are included for perfecting your images. Everything from blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing are included. Also included is our unique 3D Rotate/Zoom effect that makes it very easy to add perspective and tilting.
Adjustments are also included which help you tweak an image's brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, curves, and levels. You can also convert an image to black and white, or sepia-toned.
[b]· Open Source and Free[/b]
Paint.NET is provided free-of-charge, and the source code (all 133,000 lines of it) is also available for free under generous licensing terms. The bulk of Paint.NET is written in C#, with only a small amount of code related to setup and shell-integration written in C++
Here is my contribution::
It covers all the softwares that you will ever need and its all free....that's the way to go. And yes there are alternatives to all of them with detailed explanation. One of the best recognized site.
1 Best Free Web Browser
2 Best Free Anti-Virus Software
3 Best Free Adware/Spyware/Scumware Remover
4 Best Free Browser Protection Utility
5 Best Free Firewall
6 Best Free Trojan Scanner/Trojan Remover
7 Best Free Rootkit Scanner/Remover
8 Best Free Intrusion Detection Utility
9 Best Free Anonymous Surfing Service
10 Best Free Software Suite
11 Best Free File Manager
12 Best Free Email Client
13 Best Free Web Mail Accessory
14 Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility
15 Best Free HTML Editor
16 Best Free Spam Filter for the Average User
17 Best Free Spam Filter for Experienced Users
18 Best Free Popup Stopper
19 Best Free Desktop Search Utility
20 Best Free Digital Image Viewer
21 Best Free Digital Editor
22 Best Free Digital Photo Organizer
23 Best Free Notepad Replacement
24 Best File Archiver/Zip Utility
25 Best Free Hotkey Utility
26 Best Free Registry Cleaner
27 Best Free BitTorrent Client
28 Best Free FTP Client
29 Best Free Bookmark Cleaner
30 Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility
31 Best Free Screen Capture Utility
32 Best Free Search Toolbar
33 Best Free Download Manager
34 Best Free Web Site Ripper
35 Best Free Download/Upload Meter
36 Best Free TCP Settings Tweaker
37 Best Free File Cleaner
38 Best Free Resource Meter
39 Best Free Sticky Notes Utility
40 Best Free Secure Erase Utility
41 Best Free Registry Editor
42 Best Free Process Viewer
43 Best Free System Information Utility
44 Best Free Search and Replace Utility
45 Best Free Outliner
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51 Best Free Time Correction Utility
52 Best Free Startup Manager
53 Best Free Wi-Fi Network Finder Utility
54 Best Free NFO Viewer
55 Best Free Data Recovery Utility
56 Best Free Remote Access Software
57 Best Free PIM
58 Best Free Windows Driver Backup
59 Best Free Program Un-installer
60 Best Free Internet Accelerator
61 Best Free Windows Toolbar Backup
62 Best Free Encryption Utility for Personal Use
63 Best Free CD Catalogue Organizer
64 Best Free File Encryption Utility
65 Best Free Drive Encryption Utility
66 Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader
67 Best Free Disk De-fragmenter
68 Best Free Dictionary/Thesaurus Utility
69 Best Free Spell-Checker
70 Best Free Audio Editing Software
71 Best Free Web Form Filler/Password Manager
72 Best Free File Un-delete Utility
73 Best Free Outlook Express Backup
74 Best Free Outlook Add-in
75 Best Free Timesheet Program
76 Best Free CD Recovery Utility
77 Best Free Application Minimizer
78 Best Free Parental Filter
79 Best Free Route Tracer
80 Best Free Browser Scrubber
81 Best Free Instant Messaging Client
82 Best Free Video Editor
83 Best Free CD Ripper
84 Best Free Video Conversion Program
85 Best Free Reminder/To-Do Program
86 Best Free CD Burning Software
87 Best Free Notes Organizer
88 Best Free Virtual Desktop Manager
89 Best Free Duplicate File Detector
90 Best Free Program Launcher
91 Best Free Streaming Media Recorder
92 Best Free Backup Program
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94 Best Free Boilerplate Text Manager
95 Best Free Drive Imaging Program
96 Best Free RSS Reader/Aggregator
97 Best Free Project Manager
98 Best Free Memory Testing Utility
99 Best Free Software Cataloging Utility
100 Best Free Web Site Link Checker
101 Best Free Internet Business Guide
102 Best Free Program Scheduler
103 Best Free Tray Clock Replacement
[b]Thumbnail preview sofware: Visual Tooltip and Visual Task Tips[/b]
Visual Task Tips[/b]
Visual Task Tips is a lightweight shell enhancement utility. It provides thumbnail preview image for each task in the Windows Taskbar, as seen in the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista.
Visual Task Tips is a simple utility. Just download and install it.
By using Visual Task Tips you can significantly increase your productivity.
Visual Task Tips is absolutely free for non-commercial use.
NOTE: Windows XP is required to run Visual Task Tips.
[/b] Visual Tooltip makes it possible to show a thumbnail of a window by putting the mouse cursor over a button of the taskbar
The thumbnails can be moved anywhere on the desktop
The thumbnails can be added in a "dock bar"
The thumbnails can have various rotations ( from 0 to 80 degree ) ( CTRL
key + mouse move on dock or on thumbnails, without clicking )
The dock bar can accept all window's thumbnails.
The tray icons can be added automatically.
The dock bar can replace the taskbar.
Then, add your shortcut to the dock.
[i][b]Windows XP/Vista only
Now this is the [i]PHOTOSHOP[/i] of open source software.
[b]GIMP[/b] is the [b]GNU Image Manipulation Program[/b]. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
It works on Winows, Unix, Linux and Mac OS too. ;)
From now on, you can kiss your bloated installation of photoshop and cracks for main program and all the associated plugins good bye.
Its worth a shot folks. Try it.
GIMP for Windows[/u]
GIMP 2.2.14 is now available at[code]ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.2/[/code]. You may want to read the Release Notes for GIMP 2.2.
GAP (the GIMP Animation Package) for 2.2 is available at [code]ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/plug-ins/v2.2/gap.[/code]
GIMP Freetype for 2.0 is available at [code]ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/plug-ins/v2.0/freetype.[/code]
GIMP help files are available at[code]ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/help/.[/code]
GIMP Perl for 2.0 is available at [code]ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/plug-ins/v2.0/perl/.[/code]
IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista.
It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.
IrfanView is trying to create new and/or interesting features in its own way, unlike some other graphic viewers, whose whole "creativity" is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView! (for example: XnView has been stealing/cloning features and whole dialogs from IrfanView, for 7+ years).
IrfanView was the first Windows graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple (animated) GIF support.
One of the first graphic viewers WORLDWIDE with Multipage TIF support.
The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple ICO support.
[u]Some IrfanView features:[/u][/b][i][b]
[i]Many supported file formats (click here the list of formats)
Multi language support
Toolbar skins option
Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
Fast directory view (moving through directory)
Batch conversion (with image processing)
Multipage TIF editing
Change color depth
Scan (batch scan) support
Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
Lossless JPG rotation
Many command line options
Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like "I Agree" or "Evaluation expired"
No registry changes without user action/permission!
and much much more[/i]
The Ultimate CD/DVD and BD/HD DVD data recovery software !
Rescue lost files from a bad or trashed CD or DVD or a Blu Ray disc (e.g. BD or HD DVD) ! Save important documents, precious pictures or video from the family, your only system backup, ...
IsoBuster can do it all !
One tool, supporting all formats, for only one very democratic price.
No accumulated cost if you need more than one type media supported. IsoBuster is a highly specialized yet easy to use optical media data recovery tool. It supports all optical disc formats and all common optical disc file-systems. Start up IsoBuster, Insert a disc, select the drive (if not selected already) and let IsoBuster mount the media. IsoBuster immediately shows you all the tracks and sessions located on the media, combined with all file-systems that are present. This way you get easy access, just like explorer, to all the files and folders per file-system. Instead of being limited to one file-system that the OS picks for you, you have access to "the complete picture". Access data from older sessions, access data that your OS (e.g. Windows) does not see or hides from you etc.
[/color][/size][color="#000080"][size=4]WordWeb is a quick and powerful international English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It includes pronunciations and usage examples, and has helpful spelling and sounds-like links.
Wordweb is a feature rich software that does much more that a paper dictionary or thesaurus. WordWeb is truly a Word Web - each set of synonyms is linked to other related sets. Look up "tree", click on the "Types" tab and you'll have a list of different types of tree. Click on "Part of" and WordWeb will tell you that a tree can be part of a "forest" or "wood".[/size][/color][size=4][color="#808000"]
[/color][/size][/u][/b] :rolleyes: [b][u][size=4][color="#808000"]
for lyrics as your song is
played in your player
:: searches over 15,000,000 lyrics »»
:: karaoke: create & share timestamps »»
:: stores lyrics for offline viewing»»
:: translates lyrics
:: allows searching for guitar chords,
AMG profiles, album covers arts, posters etc.
:: Only 800 kB installation file[/b]
[i][b]Bloodshed Dev-C++ is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language. It uses Mingw port of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) as it's compiler. Dev-C++ can also be used in combination with Cygwin or any other GCC based compiler.
[u][i]Features are :[/i][/u]
[i]- Support GCC-based compilers
- Integrated debugging (using GDB)
- Project Manager
- Customizable syntax highlighting editor
- Class Browser
- Code Completion
- Function listing
- Profiling support
- Quickly create Windows, console, static libraries and DLLs
- Support of templates for creating your own project types
- Makefile creation
- Edit and compile Resource files
- Tool Manager
- Print s[u][/u]upport
- Find and replace facilities
- CVS support
[i][u]Source code[/u] : [/i]Delphi 6 Source code of Dev-C++ is available for free under the GNU General Public License (GPL)
[b][u]Authors[/u] :[/b] Colin Laplace, Mike Berg, Hongli Lai : Development
Mingw compiler: Mumit Khan, Jan Jaap van der Heidjen, Colin Hendrix and GNU coders.
[b][u]System : [/u][/b]Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Status [/b][/u]: Free Software (under the GNU General Public License)
Dev-C++ 5.0 beta 9.2 (126.96.36.199) (9.0 MB) with Mingw/GCC 3.4.2
Dev-C++ version 188.8.131.52, includes full Mingw compiler system with GCC 3.4.2 and GDB 5.2.1[/b]
[b]Dev-C++ 5.0 beta 9.2 (184.108.40.206), executable only (2.4 MB)
Dev-C++ version 220.127.116.11, without Mingw compiler system and GDB. Get this one if you already have a previous Dev-C++ beta or already a compiler.[/b]
[b]Dev-C++ 5.0 beta 9.2 (18.104.22.168), source code (1.6 MB)
Dev-C++ version 22.214.171.124 source code for Delphi.[/b]
[b]DAEMON Tools is an advanced application for Microsoft Windows which provides THE best optical media emulation in the industry.DAEMON Tools enabling you to use your CD/DVD images as if they were already burned to CD/DVD.
!! THIS VERSION SUPPORTS 32BIT OS (Microsoft Windows XP, Windows2003, Windows 2000, VISTA) ONLY !!
DAEMON Tools is a virtual cd/dvd-rom emulator and is able to emulate nearly all known copy protections on the market today.
The application mounts ISO images to a virtual drive without having to burn them to a CD.
It is a further development of Generic Safedisc emulator and incorporates all its features. This program allows running Backup Copies of SafeDisc (C-Dilla), Securom, Laserlock, CDCOPS, StarForce and Protect CD (and many others) protected games. Daemon Tools also includes a Virtual DVDROM drive (Generic DVD-ROM) enabling you to use your CD images as if they were already burned to CD. DAEMON Tools works under Windows9x/ME/NT/2000/XP with all types of CD/DVDROM drives (IDE/SCSI) and supports nearly any CD protection.
DAEMON Tools supports the following image files:
mds (Media Descriptor File)
pdi (Instant CD/DVD)
b5t (BlindWrite 5)
[i]This version has an option to install client-side software applications (DAEMON Tools Searchbar and Save Now) that deliver a limited number of behaviorally targeted and contextually relevant coupons, ads and comparative shopping results directly to consumers desktops - without compromising the privacy, security or smooth functioning of peoples computers! No URL hijacking or redirects! In order to support FREE distribution of DAEMON Tools we highly encourage you at least to try out this optional software! (you can remove it anytime later when you wish: via Control Panel-> Add/Remove Programs)[/i]
[b]64 Bit Version
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th posts were by John Cena and Knight in Chillstation
I'll update this post whenever I add more stuff there.