Here you will find links to a selection of the best freeware tools to download for getting down to some serious business. If you have any recommendations or comments please feel free to email me with them or write a review.
Abilon displays headlines from RSS (Rich Site Summary - Really Simple Syndication) Channels in an easy to read format. It is small (about 500 kb), fast, and free. Adding new channels is as simple as right-clicking and entering the address of the feed.An RSS aggregator gives you all of the top headlines at a glance, without having to re-visit each site. The more sites you would normally visit, the greater your time savings wiil be. For heavy internet users the time savings are significant. For those who just want to stay informed, you can't beat the convenience.
Download Adobe Acrobat Reader
With Acrobat Reader software, you can view and print Adobe PDF files.
Batchrun will let you create batch files using a graphical interface. In the good old days of DOS .bat files took care of this task. They still do, but they're not exactly user friendly. With Batchrun .brs batch files you can launch any number of programs or dialup connections with just a simple click. You can control the starting process with many properties like priority or run mode and control their behavior a tad. You can even do more than starting programs with the built-in file management functions like Copy, Rename, Makedir, Delete and End Process. Batchrun batch files can be launched from Explorer or placed in StartUp folder or on the Desktop.
CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).
Download CDBurner XP Pro
CDBurnerXP Pro is a freeware CD-Writer program. The program can write CD-R and CD-RW discs. It can also write discs directly from an ISO image file, and save image as an ISO image file (*.iso).
Convert is an easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions!
Download Daemon Tools
DAEMON Tools is an advanced application for multiprotection emulation. It is further development of Generic Safedisc emulator and incorporates all its features. This program allows running BACKUP copies of SafeDisc (C- Dilla), Securom or Laserlock protected games. Also included is a Virtual DVDROM drive (Generic DVDROM) 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.
Download DriveImage XML
DriveImage XML is an easy to use and reliable program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives.
The program allows you to:
# Backup logical drives and partitions to image files
# Browse these images, view and extract files
# Restore these images to the same or a different drive
# Copy directly from drive to drive
# Schedule automatic backups with your Task Scheduler
Image creation uses Microsoft's Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe "hot images" even from drives currently in use.
Download Editpad Lite
EditPad Lite is a general-purpose text editor, designed to be small and compact, yet offer all the functionality you expect from a basic text editor. EditPad Lite works with Windows 95, NT4, 98, 2000, ME and XP.
Registry Backup and Restore for Windows NT/2000/2003/XP.
Download e-Sword bible
e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package. The fact that e-Sword is free is just one of the blessings and does not speak of the quality of the software.
Download Iso Buster
The Ultimate CD and DVD data recovery tool !
Rescue lost files from a bad or trashed CD or DVD !
Save important documents, precious pictures from the family, your only system backup, ...
IsoBuster can do it all !
IZArc is the ultimate archive utility suports many archive formats like: 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, IMG, ISO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MDF, MBF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO. With a modern easy-to-use interface, IZArc provides support for most compressed and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools.
It allows you to drag and drop files from and to Windows Explorer, create and extract archives directly in Windows Explorer, create multiple archives spanning disks, creating self-extracting archives, repair damaged zip archives, converting from one archive type to another, view and write comments and many more. IZArc has also build-in multilanguage support. IZArc is the most complete archive utility available today.
Download Lexun Backup Solution
The Lexun Backup Solution is a PC application that makes the chore of backing up and restoring files and entire hard drives, easier. You can compress the backup, usually cutting its size in half. You can backup to and restore from CDs and DVDs, or other removable media. You can backup entire drives and restore them later. Backup as many folders as you like at one time. View or print a report after each backup. Backup configurations are saved and can be recalled at any time. Replace the C: drive with a larger drive and not lose any data!
Download PC Inspector File Recovery
PC INSPECTOR?File Recovery is a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems. The current version 3.x replaces the previous version 2.x, which is now over 6 years old.
Here are some of the new features in PC INSPECTOR?File Recovery 3.x:
Finds partitions automatically, even if the boot sector or FAT has been erased or damaged (does not work with the NTFS file system);
Recovers files with the original time and date stamp;
Supports the saving of recovered files on network drives;
Recovers files, even when a header entry is no longer available. Competing products cannot recover such files.
Download Paperless Printer
Paperless Printer?is a universal document exchange utility. You can use Paperless Printer to publish virtually any document in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Microsoft Word Format (DOC), Microsoft Excel Format (XLS), JPEG or BMP, preserving the exact look and content of the original document, complete with fonts and graphics. You can distribute your PDF and HTML documents by E-Mail or store them on the World Wide Web, on intranet, a file system, or a CD. Other users can view your work on Microsoft?Windows, Mac?OS, LINUX, and UNIX?platforms. Paperless Printer also works as a preview tool. Users can print from almost any Windows?application to this printer and visualize the output on JPEG or BMP, without actually having to print on paper.
ShellToys is a unique collection of 29 shell extensions that add powerful new features to Windows. ShellToys installs as an addition to the context-menu that appears when you right-click one or more selected files, a folder, or the background of a folder, dialog or desktop.
WordWeb is a free cut-down version of the WordWeb Pro. It includes a comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary, and can be used to look up words from within most programs
Download Xplorer lite
Lightweight and powerful, fully shell integrated and extremely usable for increased everyday productivity, xplorer?is an ideal dual-pane replacement for explorer, compatible with all 32-bit windows platforms.