Wednesday, July 30, 2003

WinKey 2.8 Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.2 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Open your favorite applications, folders, and Web pages instantly with Windows key shortcuts that you create. This shell extension allows you to create keyboard shortcuts using the Windows key. You can use up to 200 different key combinations in addition to the ten built-in links. This update includes new shortcut commands to manage the state of an active window, a new "Browse for Folder" button in the shortcut properties, and more.

Download: WinKey 2.8

Notesbrowser 1.35 Windows 95/98/NT4/ME/2000/XP
FileSize: 2.5 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Special Note: There are two versions. The freeware version is NotesBrowser 1.35 - Then there is a NotesBrowser "Special Edition" that is shareware.

Notesbrowser is a professional organizer. You can store notes and
schedule dates in one integrated, easy to use interface. It is a planning
tool and is suitable for both business and personal application.

This utility is very user-friendly and customisable. It can store your
to-do-lists, your appointments, your bookmarks and project files and
even your MP3 play lists.

An integrated search function allows you to quickly locate entries.
A number of attractive skins are also available to modify
the design of the interface to one of your preference.

Because of its unique design, you can store an almost unlimited
amount of information in Notesbrowser and, what is more,
you can access any stored information with just a couple of
mouse clicks. No wonder Notesbrowser has won many awards!

All in all, Notesbrowser offers you a very easy-to-use system
for entering and managing your appointments, your addresses,
your notes, etc. all in one place.

Go to: NotesBrowser Website

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1 Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 6.67 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Mozilla Firebird (formerly Phoenix) is fast, redesign of the Mozilla browser component, similar to Galeon, K-Meleon and Chimera, but written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform.

Win32, Linux and Mac OS versions available ...


  comprehensive popup controls to keep unwanted advertising off your desktop;
  a tab browsing mode that lets you open several pages in a single window, allowing you to load links in the background without leaving the page you're on;
  integrated search (powered by Google);
  industry leading accessibility with Find As You Type - find links and page text by simply typing;
  simplified privacy controls that let you cover your tracks more effectively;
  a streamlined browser window that lets you see more of the page than any other browser while at the same time being more configurable;
  a large variety of free downloadable extensions and themes that add specific functionality and visual changes to the browser;

Go to: Mozilla Firebird Webpage

OpenOffice for Windows 1.1 RC2 Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 63 mb ) [Freeware] ScreenShot

OpenOffice is a free, Open Source alternative to MS Office with a Word compatible word processor, a complete Excel compatible spread sheet program and a Power Point like presentation software and drawing program and also allows to save to PDF file.

In addition, it offers enhanced printing capabilities and options for direct connection with external email software as well as form-letter management to send letters to addresses in a database.

Also included are Indexing functions, a layout manager, third-party import filters, HTML export capability and a context-sensitive html editor.

OpenOffice also includes a variety of graphics tools and manipulation options as well as slideshow support and an option to create "portable" presentations. If you are looking for a free office suite, don`t miss to take a look at this one - you`ll be impressed!

Go to: OpenOffice Website

Monday, July 28, 2003

AceMoney Lite 2.15 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 816 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShots

AceMoney Lite makes it easy to manage a checkbook, create and manage budgets, juggle finances in multiple currencies, track spending habits, record expenses, transfer among accounts, and even do on-line banking. The account information can be shared or password protected. The program offers an easy to use interface that is straight forward and much easier to use than most commercial packages. Yet it offers everything you need to balance your personal bank account and keep track of where your money is going. The free version is limited to one bank account.

Go to: AceMoney Lite Webpage

WebMon 1.0.8 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 752 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

WebMon is a web page monitoring program - it saves you time and keeps you updated by automatically checking web pages to see if they have changed. The programs features include automatic checking at set intervals and optional pop-up alerts and sounds when updates are found. Advanced users can choose to select which part of the web page to check by marking it in the HTML source. Additional features include Update logging. Proxy support, with authentication and importing of IE favorites and Netscape bookmarks. A nice little tool that runs in the system tray, is lightweight and easy to use.

Go to: WebMon Webpage

Saturday, July 26, 2003

Special Note: This is one little amazing tool! I first heard about this on the news group alt.comp.freeware by the developer who calls himself Pedja Check it out!

A-ToolBar 2.0 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.3 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Are you a Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP user? If yes then we have a powerful tool for your desktop. This ultimate internet and desktop tool brings you 36 useful tools in one program.

General tools: Search throughout 40 different search engines at once, Web catalog, Latest news, Spam remover, Links manager, Applications manager, Language translator, Dictonary, Clipboard history, Agenda with world clock, Currrency converter, Quotes (stock symbols)., SMS, Password kepeer, Password revealer, Weather forecast, Memory defragmenter, Backup utility, Horoscop, Love calculator, Dating calculator, Games.
Network tools: Telnet SSH, Proxy, Ping, Trace, DNS lookup, Port scanner, Finger, WhoIs, IP2Geo.
URL tools: Submit url, Url info, Link popularity, Position analysis, Keyword density.

Go to: A-ToolBar Webpage

Fresh UI 6.20 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 647 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Fresh UI is the fresh solution for configuring and optimizing Windows. Loaded with hundreds of useful hidden settings in Windows XP/2000/98/95/Me, this software covers the customizing and optimizing technique that you'll be glad to know, such as: customizing Windows User Interface (UI), optimizing system settings, optimizing hardware settings, customizing Windows application settings, control user environment with policies. Fresh UI is organized by section for easy navigation and completed with detail description for easy reference.

Go to: Fresh UI Webpage

Friday, July 25, 2003

Oriens Enhancer GOLD 2.6 Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP
(FileSize: 11.7 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Product Description:
Oriens Enhancer v1 is a simple, light weight but yet powerful graphical environment to manipulate, enhance and extract graphic files in easy steps. The functionality and performance even surpass Adobe Photoshop and Jasc Paintshop pro. With more than 40 filters and 30 effects and different color appliance tools, Oriens Enhancer is a revolutionary release from Oriens Software. Even the memory management is greatly enhanced and you will not even feel the clumpse of heavy application running which slows downs normal execution in the OS.
21 reasons why Oriens Enhancer will be a unique Experience:
(i) Can read almost all graphical file formats like Windows Bitmap *.bmp ; *.dib ; *.rle Meta Files *.wmf ; *.emf Independent JPEG group *.jpg ; *.jpeg; *.jpe; *.jbig; *.jif JPEG Network Group *.jng CompuServe Graphic Inteface Format *.gif Portable Network Group *.png Tagged Image File Format *.tif Targa Formats *.tga; *.vda; *.icb; *.vst Paintshop PCX format *.pcx Windows Icon *.ico Windows Cursors *.cur Portable Bitmap *.pbm Portable Greymap *.pgm Portable Pixelmap *.ppm Kodak PhotoCD *.pcd Multiple Network Graphics *.mng Deluxe Paint *.lbm Commodore 64 Koala format *.koa Photoshop *.psd Dr. Halo *.cut Amiga *.iff Wireless Bitmap *.wbmp Sun Rasterfile *.ras .......More support in next release v2..
(ii) Can write to the following graphic formats with 8 dithering effects and 6 color maps.
Windows Bitmap *.bmp CompuServe Graphic Interface Format *.gif Independent JPEG group *.jpg ; *.jpeg Portable Network Group *.png Targa Format *.tga Tagged Image File Format *.tif Paintshop Format *.pcx
(iii) Advanced graphics libraries especially written in VC++ to enhance memory management and fast execution.
(iv) 40 filters to apply to your images
(v) 30 effects to enhance the looks
(vi) Different color appliance
(vii) Special Tools

Go to: Oriens Enhancer GOLD Webpage

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Sam Spade 1.14 Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.75 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Each tool displays it's output in it's own window, and everything is multi-threaded so you don't need to wait for one query to complete before starting the next one

Some functions are threaded still further to allow lazy reverse DNS lookups (never do a traceroute -n again)

The output from each query is hotlinked, so you can right click on an email address, IP address, hostname or internic tag to run another query on it

Appending the results of a query to the log window is a single button function

There's a lot of online help, in both WinHelp and HTMLHelp formats. This includes tutorials, background information and links to online resources as well as the program manual itself

ping - nslookup - whois - IP block whois
dig - traceroute - finger - SMTP VRFY
web browser - keep-alive - DNS zone transfer - SMTP relay check
Usenet cancel - check website - download website - search email header analysis
Email blacklist query - Abuse address query - S-Lang scripting - Time

ping a network host to see if it's alive, and to see how long it takes packets to get there and back

Find the IP address from a hostname, or vice-versa

Ask a whois server who owns a domain name. Sam Spade will usually ask the right whois server automatically, or you can query a particular server. Whois queries for .com/.net/.org addresses are directed to the correct registrar automatically.

IP block whois
Ask a whois server who owns a block of IP addresses

A more advanced DNS query tool. Dig asks a DNS server for all the information it has about a host

Find the route packets take between you and a remote system. Both a slow, step-by-step mode and a fast parallel query mode are available.

Lookup user information on a remote unix system

Ask a mail-server whether an email address is real and whether it's being forwarded to other addresses. Also attempt partial delivery to a range of addresses to discover whether a given address is valid or not.

web browser
Browse the web, viewing the raw HTTP traffic rather than the rendered HTML. This lets you see the http headers and the raw HTML. Very handy for debugging CGI scripts.

It will not send any identifying information to the webserver, and by not supporting file download, java, javascript, cookies or anything else it has far fewer security holes than real browsers. As it doesn't render the HTML it makes attempts to hide information (such as hidden form fields, white-on-white text, meta fields etc.) obvious. These make it a useful tool for investigating malign websites

Sends http packets to your ISPs webserver every minute or so, to keep a dialup link active

DNS zone transfer
This asks a DNS server for all the information it has about a domain. It automatically finds the authoritative servers for a domain and will query one or all of them.

SMTP relay check
This checks whether a mailserver is secure. It attempts to send email back to yourself via somebody elses email server (one which you're not supposed to have access to). Hopefully it'll fail, but if it doesn't the mailserver is open to all sorts of abuse and the administrator needs to secure it

Usenet cancel check
This asks your local news-server to look for cancelled messages in a set of groups

website download
This will copy a website to disk.

website search
This searches a website for anything matching a list of patterns

email header analysis
This will check the Received lines in an email header for consistency. It can help in tracking down the true source of forged email

Blacklist lookups
This will check the Realtime Blackhole List, Dialup User List and Relayed Spam Source List to see if any of a hosts addresses are listed query
This will identify the email address responsible for abuse issues at a given domain using the database maintained by

S-Lang scripting
Many features can be configured and scripted using the embedded S-Lang scripting language.

Query a remote host to see what time it thinks it is, via a range of protocols including SNTP. Optionally set the local systems time via SNTP at each application startup.

Go to: Sam Spade for Windows Webpage

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

JDiskReport v1.1 Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP
FileSize: 720 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShots

{Disk drive reporting} Turn your PC into a serious reporter with JDiskReport (the J means Java), which displays how much space files and directories are taking up on the disk drives. It also looks for obsolete files and folders. See the reports in fancy and well-done charts, which make it easy to get a snapshot of the space hoggers. Program Files, System Files, and Windows take up a little more than half of my hard drive. No surprise. Click on the next circle graph icon to see what subfolders are stealing giggies. Click on Program Files from the file tree to get graphs for that folder. There's also a list of the top 100 files that are the space thieves. You can download a stand-alone application or run it from the Web. Bonus points for an original approach to disk drive reporting.

Go to: JDiskReport WebPage

Mozilla 1.4a Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 11.6 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

What's new in this version:

Mozilla 1.4 contains about 1000 new bugfixes, including changes to improve performance, stability, web site compatability, standards support, and usability.
Mozilla's bookmarks have been overhauled. Bookmarks now include a root level folder, the ability to have two differently named bookmarks pointing at the same location, site icons in the Bookmark Manager and Bookmarks Sidebar, and separators now have support for labels.
Composer now supports click and drag dynamic image and table resizing. If an image is selected or if the caret is placed inside a table, eight resizing handles appear and allow to resize the image/table with a simple click/drag/release. In the case of an image, the resizing is done real-time and a semi-opaque shadow of the image at its target size is shown during resizing. A tooltip shows in real-time the target size in pixels, and the relative change in pixels too.
Mozilla now has smooth scrolling. It is disabled by default. To enable it, use about:config to add the boolean preference general.smoothScroll with a value of true. To disable smooth scrolling, set the value of the pref to false.
Mail now has junk-mail context menu items, a "delete junk mail" menu item and many other usability improvements for junk-mail controls.
Pop-up blocking has been streamlined to improve usability.
XPInstall and theme install for Mac OS X has been restored.

Go to: Mozilla WebPage

Monday, July 21, 2003

Free History Cleaner 2.18 Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 625 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Free History Cleaner software protects your privacy by removing your Internet records from your computer.

This program is equiped with features such as cleaning the secret index.dat file, typed url, cookies, cache, most recently used data among other things.


  • Permanently erase browser's cache files
  • Permanently Clean browser's cookie files
  • Clean and disables "autocomplete" URLs
  • Cleans the secret index.dat file
  • Clean Windows temporary folder
  • Clean Media Players recent file menu
  • Permanently Clean the Recycle bin
  • Clean "Recent Documents" list
  • Clean Run menu
  • Clean the "Find files" history
  • Frees hard drive space
  • Speeds up your computer
  • Each function can be turned on/off
  • Extremely easy to use
  • Auto-Start on Windows start up
  • Easily Integrated with Internet Explorer
  • Life Time Upgrades

Go to: Free History Cleaner Website

Favorite Pick!

ClickTray Calendar 2.58h Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.58 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

ClickTray Calendar is a calendar - and reminder program in common. It is small and user-friendly and can always be activated from System Tray.

* Sits in the system tray, always easy to access and open
* A notice with almost unlimited length (up to 2 GB!) can be displayed for each day
* The notice can be shown at each start of Windows or it can be disabled
* Repetitive dates
* Selection of various colours and fonts
* Supports Windows system sounds
* Search function
* Fiscal weeks or a picture-of-the-month display
* Undo function
* Week start on any day of the week
* The program always remembers its last window position
* To Do list
* Holiday entries
* Picture-of-the-month selection
* Wallpaper picture display
* Selection of gradient design for the caption bar
* Your own picture sets can be used and displayed
* Year Overview window
* Moon phases display
* Date calculation feature
* Notice merge function
* Wallpaper creation
* Alarm function (even for each second of a day!!!)
* Up to 4 icons in system tray for date display
* Prewarning dates
* Printable notice overview
* Calendar printer (even with portrait or landscape orientation!)
* Address book (inclunding encryption/decryption!)
* Textbook (including encryption/decryption!)
* Backup function
* Multiuser option
* Anniversary maintenance
* Built-in calculator
* Can start and stop programs at certain times
* Daily picture and wallpaper changing
* Contains a detailed Help file which even can be executed by pressing F1
* Icon supported user interface
* Full installation and uninstallation support
* Easy to use even by beginners

Go to: ClickTray Calendar Webpage

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Browser Resolutions 1.2 Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 316 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Browser Resolutions is freeware utility that helps webmasters to see how their sites looks in different resolutions. Available resolutions are 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x1024, 1600x1200 and WebTV. There is no more need to change screen resolution.

Go to: Browser Resolutions Webpage

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DLL World

Sometimes it is necessary to get one of Windows system files. What's a pity, when you can't run interesting program or favourite game because of "missing DLL file" error! We try to solve such problems for you. Here we proudly present the biggest collection of *.dll, *.ocx, *.vxd files over the Internet. Take it and use for free.

Go to: DLL World Website

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RegSeeker 1.06b Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 270 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

With JV16 Powertools 1.4 going shareware, we lost one of the best freeware registry cleaners. However RegSeeker, is just as good! Below is a brief description of this excellent registry cleaner.

RegSeeker is a handy tool for managing several popular registry items and searching the registry by keyword. It offers quick access to Startup Entries, Uninstall Information, Color Schemes, History items (URLs, Recent Documents etc) and IE Favorites. The program also includes a registry cleaning feature that finds invalid and unused registry entries, allowing you to delete them. RegSeeker can automatically create a backup before deleting any registry entries. The program comes with an attractive, easy to use interface. Nevertheless it is not intended for complete beginners and you should feel comfortable working with the Windows registry before using it.

Go to: RegSeeker WebPage

Pegasus Mail v4.12a Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 4.4 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot #1   ScreenShot #2

Pegasus Mail for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP is an e-mail client that interacts directly with the user, allowing mail to be sent, read, filed, printed and otherwise manipulated through a graphical interface. Small, fast and one of the most feature-rich mail clients available, Pegasus Mail can be left running permanently on your workstation and includes powerful tools to notify the user when new mail arrives. It can run on single Windows computers, or local area networks - it has special support for Novell NetWare LANs that allow it to operate intuitively and with almost no maintenance. The program also supports multiple users on a single computer. Pegasus Mail can act as a complete internal mail system on its own without needing further servers or components: it can send and receive Internet mail on its own using standard protocols (SMTP, IMAP and POP3). If you add the free Mercury Mail Transport System as a mail server, you can provide fully-integrated centralized Internet e-mail services and mailing list management for your Pegasus Mail users. 32bit & 16bit Windows and DOS versions available. Note: This is a major release with some sophisticated new capabilities that set it apart from all previous releases. See Homepage for extensive features.

Go to: Pegasus Mail Website

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Favorite Pick

SpywareBlaster 2.6 Windows 95/98/NT4/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 670 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

SpywareBlaster doesn`t scan and clean for so-called spyware, but prevents it from being installed in the first place. It achieves this by disabling the CLSIDs of popular spyware ActiveX controls, and also prevents the installation of any of them via a webpage. This allows you to run Internet Explorer with Active-X enabled, but it will never download or even prompt you for any of the known ActiveX controls. All other Active-X controls or plug-ins will work fine. The SpywareBlaster database contains information on these known spyware Active-X controls and can be updated with the click of a button. The application windows displays a list of all controls that it is able to detect (this is not a list of what was found on your computer). The program cannot detect if you have any of the known objects already installed, but if you do, they will be disabled. The program also allows you to take a snapshot of your computer (certain settings) in its clean state and later revert many changes made by spyware and browser hijackers.

Go to: SpywareBlaster Webpage

GAIM v0.65 Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 5.69 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM (Oscar and TOC protocols), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, and Zephyr networks.

Gaim users can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.

Gaim supports many features of the various networks, such as file transfer (coming soon), away messages, typing notification, and MSN window closing notification. It also goes beyond that and provides many unique features. A few popular features are Buddy Pounces, which give the ability to notify you, send a message, play a sound, or run a program when a specific buddy goes away, signs online, or returns from idle; and plugins, consisting of text replacement, a buddy ticker, extended message notification, iconify on away, and more.

Gaim integrates well with GNOME 2 and KDE 3.1's system tray, as well as Windows's own system tray. This allows you to work with gaim without requiring the buddy list window to be up at all times.

Go to: GAIM Website

Restore Desktop 2.0 Windows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP
(FileSize: 78 kb) [Freeware]

Before switch resolution

After switch resolution
without Restore Desktop

After switch resolution
with Restore Desktop

Restore Desktop - is a Windows Context Menu addition that automatically saves and restores the icons' positions on the Windows desktop after a resolution change.

How many times you change screen resolution and discover that your neatly placed icons have shattered all over the screen. No more! Restore Desktop magically restores icons' positions after display resolution changing. You can also restore saved icons' positions manually by control-click on the desktop.

The utility is very small, works automatically and requires no training at all. Just install it and forget about improperly placed icons on your Desktop.

Go to: Restore Desktop Website

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Room Arranger 3.5 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 806 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot#1   ScreenShot#2

Certainly, you sometimes reconstruct rooms or rearrange things placed in them. You move heavy furniture just to everything would fit with no problem, be handy, and have a good impact. This program enables you to simulate everything with no need to draw on a square paper, or to push things there and back repeatedly.

Main Program Features
Insert exact dimensions of objects and room or edit walls of entire apartment
Exploring the room in 3D
Possibility of adding captions to the objects
Select line, fill and text color for any object, including transparency
Zoom in (magnify) or zoom out the 2D view
Create the library of objects you use more then once (e.g. your typical window, chair)
Print or export the result as an image - you can insert it for example into text document (WordPerfect, Word,...), etc.
Measure the distances inside the room
Multi-language support.
Currently: English, Arabic, Bosnian, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish.
And new features in this version? See what's new section.
The program can be used not only for designing the rooms or apartments, but also in the variety of other areas - garden architecture, housing development (houses as objects), webdesign (paper as the room)

Go to: Room Arranger Website

Cathy 2.20 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 42 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

An extremly small, very fast and easy to use media cataloging tool. You can use it to index files stored on removable media (CD-ROMs, LS120, Iomega Zip and Jaz disks, or even diskettes), hard disks or net drives, and create searchable catalogs that can be used without having access to original media. Searching capabilities are based on file name, date and size. Additional features include filtering options, search duplicates or singles, customizable date format, etc. Found files can be opened (executed) or deleted directly, if they are present. Drag&drop support. Directory trees, MP3 album/song lists can be printed, disk space usage can be investigated. Single file executable, no install needed.

Download: Cathy 2.20

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Tech Support Alert

A Guide to the Web's Best Technical Support Resources

Looking for Tech Support? Check out the left sidebar. You'll find hundreds of sites, all independently reviewed and rated, by category.

Free How-to Guides. Like to make a bootable CD? Want to fix your monitor? Then scan the panel below for these plus dozens of other practical Windows how-to guides in downloadable PDF format

Go to: Tech Support Alert Website

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

SlimBrowser 3.70 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1035 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

SlimBrowser is a tabbed, IE based browser that allows you to surf multiple sites at once. It also adds several additional tools, including easy access to internet track cleaning, URL aliases, popup blocking and more. Also included comes a form filler to automatically fill personal information into form fields, site filtering and hidden sites, customizable web search and more. Many of the advanced settings are maintained in text-style configurations, making it easy to customize for advanced users. SlimBrowser also allows you to group several of your favorite web pages, so that they can be opened at once with a single click.

Go to: SlimBrowser Webpage

HDD Health 2.0 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 869 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

HDD Health is a full-featured failure-prediction agent for machines using Windows 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000 and XP. Sitting in the system tray, it monitors hard disks and alerts you to impending failure. The program uses Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) built into all new hard disks, and can predict failures on your hard drives. A host of alerting features include email, local pop-up messages, net messages, and event logging, while using no system resources.

Go to: HDD Health Website

Monday, July 14, 2003

WinRoll 1.3 Windows 95/98/NT4/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 85 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

WinRoll easily manages the height of windows. Right click the title bar of a window to minimize its height, leaving only the title bar visible. Another right click to the same area restores the original height. The same effect can be obtained by right clicking either the minimize or the maximize button. Right clicking and pressing the Alt key changes all windows. You may also choose to "rollup" or "unroll" all visible windows from the tray icon application which is written in 100% pure assembly language. Best of all ... it's FREEWARE! ... with source code. Enjoy!

Go to: WinRoll Website

Global-IM 1.0.11 Windows 95/98/NT4/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.1 mb) [Freeware] Small ScreenShot

Global IM (GIM) is a full-featured instant messaging application that is interoperable with all of the mainstream IM networks (AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ). It allows you to consolidate multiple contact lists into a single environment and message seamlessly across all networks at once. Global IM offers a turn-key solution for companies to efficiently deploy private-labeled public instant messaging and peer-to-peer networks. The comprehensive platform offers a highly customizable skinned user interface, advanced administration/monetization tools and includes all of the standard features present in other popular public network services. It is built on top of stable deployment-tested Sonork technology, which is in use by thousands of businesses and government agencies worldwide.

Go to: Global-IM Webpage

Sunday, July 13, 2003

ScanZip 1.0 Windows 95/98/Me/Win2K/XP
(FileSize: 92 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

ScanZip will scan your zip files and let you view the files inside. Gives information about size of each file, total, compressed and uncompressed, CRC and any notes attached. Also determines which ones are corrupted.

Download ScanZip 1.0

Favorite Pick!

Xenu's Link Sleuth 1.2d Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 230 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Xenu's Link Sleuth (TM) checks Web sites for broken links. Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It displays a continously updated list of URLs which you can sort by different criteria. A report can be produced at any time.
Additional features:

- Simple, no-frills user-interface
- Can re-check broken links (useful for temporary network errors)
- Simple report format, can also be e-mailed
- Executable file less than 500K
- Supports SSL websites ("https:// ")
- Partial testing of ftp and gopher sites
- Detects and reports redirected URLs
- Site Map

Go to: Xenu's Link Sleuth Website

Saturday, July 12, 2003

InfoRapid Search & Replace 3.1f Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1 mb) [Freeware] Screenshot

InfoRapid Search & Replace is one of the most powerful search and replace utilities you can find. With it s built-in HTML filter, it s excellent for searching and previewing HTML documents (also in the cache of your internet browser)and supports many advanced search /replace techniques including regular expressions and phonetic searches. One of the nicest features is the fact that you can preview the search results with highlighted keywords as they were found, using a built-in mini browser.

Free for personal use only.

Go to: InfoRapid Search & Replace Website

Tray Commander Lite 1.2 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 253 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Tray Commander is a multifunctional utility that lets you run your frequently used programs, files and more directly from the system tray. It adds a single icon to the tray which, when clicked, displays a customizable menu that contains the shortcuts you selected. It offers commands to open and close your CD drives, reboot, shutdown your system, run any of your favorite applications, launch any selected screensavers. send emails to specified recipients, open folders and more.

Go to: Tray Commander Lite Website

Friday, July 11, 2003

Quick Update: As of today I'm removing the link under freeware for "Completely Free Software" I just visited there and see that they are now a subscription service. I can't see how any website that is dedicated to Freeware, can justify themselves to charge, for pointing to links for downloading freeware programs. Some will say, well we have costs and it is the only way to keep the site up. Well my answer to that is then close the site! Once you have to start charging people for supplying Freeware links, then your site has outlived it's usefulness. Perhaps I'm wrong here but I'll take myself as an example. My ISP gives me 25 mb for hosting my website. This is included in the price. With this 25 mb I can host one hell of a Freeware website if I chose to do so. Just creating a website with thousands of links to Freeware programs, I would still have not used all 25 mb of space. So I really can't see how these Freeware places can justify charging for their sites. Of course some freeware sites that charge are saying that they host the programs on their site and that requires a lot of space. While this is true, I can't see why they would choose to host the files themselves. When most freeware authors usually have their own website, where you can download the program. Either way, I just can't agree with this new trend that some of the freeware websites are choosing to charge for links, to freeware programs.

Exposed! 1.3 Windows 98/NT4/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.7 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Exposed! will open your eyes!Be prepared to see surprising photos, graphic images, video clips, and find music on your system you never knew you had. Let Exposed! show you where and when your computer has visited some of the more exotic sites on the Internet. You can collect family photos you thought you had lost. Free up literally hundreds of megabytes of disk storage.
Benefits you in 5 new ways:

- Free !

- Displays those forgotten and hidden eye-opening Internet images you may or may not know exist.

- Identifies your biggest storage hogs such as video clips, music, zip files, images, and more.

- Frees space by making it easy for you to remove storage hogs across your entire system.

- Speeds up your system as you eliminate thousands of unneeded files.

Go to: Exposed! Website

Burn To The Brim 2.6.2 Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.2 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Burn To The Brim is a utility which selects the group of files or directories (documents, mp3 files, whatever you like to burn) which optimally fills a cdr or other medium (or multiple CDRs/media).

The program analyses the files and folders in a folder you specify, and groups them in the best possible way. Most likely BTTB will find a near-perfect solution for you within one second, and a perfect one in just a couple more.

The first priority is to fill the media to the brim, second is to minimize the number of items (so the larger, harder to fit items have preference and more items to choose from are left for the next burn).

BTTB is optimized for quick performance and considers the most promising options first. It also intelligently minimizes the search length by fast detection of dead ends.

It does NOT:

install software which silently logs and transmits all your moves on the net (SPYWARE)
show you annoying (or, if these would exist, non-annoying) ads (ADWARE)
contain megabytes of unnecessary data or code (BLOATWARE)
infest your registry with a zillion unnecessary entries slowing down windows as a whole
change the functioning of windows itself in any way
prevent you from doing a clean deinstallation

Go to: Burn To The Brim Website

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Spam CSI 4.0.7 Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 6.7 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Spam CSI - Crime Scene Investigator treats Spam like a crime and goes after the criminals. The program takes advantage of the fact that all spam messages contain web links, that they want you to click on. It scans your POP mailbox and investigates the links found in your new email messages and then crawls through their web site to look for evidence. It will then score both the email message and web site using a comprehensive 1,200 word database and proprietary forensic techniques that will let you know exactly what is going on behind the message. You can then choose to have the program send a complaint to their ISP or the State Attorney General, or simply delete the message. You can maintain a database of trusted and denied domains or senders and also modify the keyword database and more. SpamCSI comes with a complete set of spam related networking tools that allow you to investigate each email in detail. The program is not for the faint hearted, since it offers many advanced features and should be considered a hands-on anti-spam toolbox for advanced users.

Go to: Spam CSI Website

LS - File List Generator 1.52 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 48 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

LS - File List Generator creates list of all files in a specified directory/subdirectory. The program offers flexible output and lets you define all parameters to be included in the listing (path, size, extension, date etc.) as well as customizable sorting options, output units and more. It can create a simple text file, CSV or HTML page with optional hyperlinks pointing to the files. The interface is easy and straight forward to use. LS - File List Generator is very fast, we processed more than 5000 files in a second.

Go to: LS - File List Generator Website

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

eMenutree 4.6.1 Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.93 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

1. Make DHTML tree menus that work in all major browsers.
With eMenuTree it is fast and easy to make and maintain click-to-open or drop-down tree menus and include them in all your pages. These tree menus work in Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Opera, and other browsers. You don't need to do any javascript programming; the software does all the work.

2. Never worry again about managing a complex system of links
With eMenuTree links are contained in a tree or drop-down menu. If you place this menu in all of your web pages, all the your links will be accessible from all of your pages. There is no need for you to create or maintain any internal links.

3. Hundreds of options
eMenuTree is very flexible. Make click-to-open tree menus or drop down tree menus . Put the menu in a frame, or includes it in each page. Make a horizontal menu or a vertical menu. Put the tree menu anywhere on the page. Choose open and closed folder images, or choose not to have an image. Choose tree menu fonts, tree menu background color, and tree menu indents for folders, subfolders and links, etc, etc.

4. Easy to use
eMenuTree has a visual interface. This makes it easy to design and create tree menus. You see the tree as you design it. You can add branches to the tree, copy branches, cut and paste, drag and drop. In a matter of minutes you can redo all the links of a complex web site.

5. Free
Download and use eMenuTree for free. No registration required.

Go to: eMenutree Website

Netscape 7.1 Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 262 kb installer) [Freeware] ScreenShot

In addition to high-speed browsing and instant messaging capabilities, Netscape features one-click searching from the address bar; Quick Launch, which reduces the browser start-up time; Click-to-Search, which allows users to select a word within a Web page and conveniently search; improved instant messaging, including support for Buddy Icons, file transfers, and buddy alerts; tabbed browsing, allowing users to view multiple Web pages in a single browser window; plus much more.
Netscape 7.1 offers improved pop-up controls and security, making it one of the most secure browsers on the Internet. New features introduced are spam filtering, customized searches, improved keyword navigation, automatic image sizing, virus scanning, and Netscape Radio Plus.

Note: The Download Now link will download a small (262KB) installation file to your computer. Remain connected to the Internet and double-click the installation file to complete installation.

Download Netscape 7.1 Installer

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Favorite Pick!

Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.2 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 3.5 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is a relatively new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not yet cover. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you didn't intentionally install, if your browser crashes, or if you browser start page has changed without your knowing, you most probably have spyware. But even if you don't see anything, you may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging that is silently tracking your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile of you that will be sold to advertisement companies. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm in trying to see if something snooped into your computer, too :)

Go to: Spybot - Search & Destroy Website

Multi Reminders 1.1 Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 450 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

A program to remind you of birthdays, bill payments, and appointments. Reminders can be periodic (eg, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly, yearly). And you can specify how many days notice to give you. Checks for reminders every time you startup your computer.

Download Multi Reminders 1.1

Monday, July 07, 2003

LeechGet 2002 v 1.0 .1450 RC3 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.2 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

LeechGet is a download manager, that uses a very nice, modern, Microsoft Outlook-like user interface and seamlessly integrates into Internet Explorer, allowing you to easily start and manage your downloads. It also includes a full-featured FTP client to download, delete and manage files on FTP servers In addition, LeechGet provides many features, such a automatic downloading, resume of broken downloads, download timer, automatic hang-up and shutdown and more. A built in web parser even lets you download complete website with all images and scripts in no time. LeechGet also provides a history of your downloaded files, sorted by day, week and month. Additional features include a file drop icon, bookmarks and much more. Very nice program!

Go to: LeechGet Website

Favorite Pick

ISYS Hindsite 5.0 Windows 95/98/NT/2000
(FileSize: 1.75 mb) [Freeware] No ScreenShot

Index and search previously visited web pages - without bookmarking them!

You saw something on the web, but you can't remember where, and you didn't make a bookmark. ISYS:hindsite offers Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer users the unique ability to perform full text searches on the contents of previously accessed web pages.

ISYS:hindsite remembers everywhere you've been and everything you've seen - it's a 'must have' utility for every Internet user.

Bookmarks or Favorites for marking pages on the web are useful, but only if the user realizes at the time that he or she may want to revisit the page in the future. With ISYS HindSite, users can consistently revisit web pages by searching for words or phrases, even when bookmarks have not been created.

Go to: ISYS Hindsite Webpage

Sunday, July 06, 2003

Note: Today I am listing two other excellent firewalls that offer freeware versions. They are Sygate® Personal Firewall v5.0 build 1175, and Kerio Personal Firewall v2.1.5 Either one is an excellent choice! As noted previously I use the Pro version of Sygate. Finding the right firewall is important to keep hackers out of your computer. Many people who are serious about protection will try more than one firewall, until they find the one that is right for them. Good Luck in your search for the one that is right for you!

Sygate® Personal Firewall v5.0 build 1175 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 5.3 mb) [Freeware version] ScreenShot

Designed with high performance in mind, Sygate Personal Firewall delivers top-notch security without sacrificing your computing power. Whether you're working, banking, gamming or chatting, Sygate Personal Firewall is protecting your computer by actively looking for hostile intruders and Trojan horse applications. If an intrusion attempt occurs, Sygate Personal Firewall detects it in real-time with built-in host- and application-based intrusion detection technology, while blocking it by default. You are immediately notified and, with your approval, your Internet connection is adjusted to prohibit further attacks. Likewise, if an unauthorized application on your system attempts to access the Internet, Sygate Personal Firewall blocks it by default, advises you of the situation and waits for your approval before proceeding further. Automatic updates and Free for personal/home use.

Go to: Sygate® Personal Firewall Freeware version download

Kerio Personal Firewall v2.1.5 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Kerio Personal Firewall (KPF) is a software agent that builds a barrier between your personal computer and the Internet. KPF is designed to protect your PC against attacks from both the Internet, and other computers in the local network.
KPF controls all data flow in both directions ? from the Internet to your computer and vice versa, and it can block all attempted communication allowing only what you choose to permit. This makes KPF an ideal solution for notebook computers that freely travel in and out of the corporate network, facing exposure to various risks as they connect from different locations.

Go to: Kerio Personal Firewall Download Page

Saturday, July 05, 2003

TreeSize 1.7 Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 332 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

TreeSize tells you where precious disk space has gone to. It can be started from the context menu of a folder or drive and shows you the size of this folder, including its subfolders. Each folder can be expanded in Explorer-like style to see the size of its subfolders. Scanning is done in a thread, so you can already see results while TreeSize is working. The results can be printed in a report.

Go to: TreeSize Download

Kazaa Lite K++ 2.1.1 RC 22 Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.74 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Note: One of the most popular P2P programs for downloading and sharing files with others.

A spyware free version of Kazaa, with many improvements !

Differences between KaZaA Lite and KaZaA Media Desktop:
- No SpyWare
- No AdWare
- No popups
- No banners
- No bitrate limits for MP3 files
- Customized startup page (can be changed to anything you want)
- Unlimited times "Search more" is possible
- Multi-source downloads now have a maximum of 40 simultanious sources (instead of 8)
- "Find more sources" is possible once every 1 minute per file (instead of every 10 minutes)
- Participartion Level is set at a constant 1000 (can be disabled)
- People to which you upload can't cut in line anymore regardless of their Participation Level, this improves the number of completed uploads and takes away the advantage that cheaters have
- No 3rd party dll files loaded anymore (TopSearch and BullGuard)
- No more gold-colored search results (Altnet Inc)
- Fixed KaZaA's error 1030 bug
- Shared files are scanned every 5 minutes (instead of every 1 minute) to save system resources, this can be changed to any value.
- K++ can now be automaticly be started with Windows, disabled by default
- My Shared Folder is located on the system drive by default (usually C:My Shared Folder), this can be changed to another location easily in KaZaA Lite options
- Shortcuts to My Shared Folder are now dynamic, they will always work, regardless of the location of your shared folder
- Build in AutoSearchMore feature
- Build in K++ Configuration tool
- Unreachable sources (local network IPs) are no longer stored in the .dat files
- Search history can be cleaned automaticly when closing KaZaA Lite
- Systray icon can be hidden
- Add-on tools can be started from within the KaZaA Lite
- Option to start other programs from within KaZaA Lite
- Sig2Dat quicklinks are added directly to the download list, no need to restart KaZaA Lite
- Updates can be found and downloaded from
- Added keyboard shortcuts
- Includes the Sig2Dat tool
- Includes the Dat View tool
- Includes the AVI Preview tool
- Includes the Speed Up tool

Go to: Kazaa Lite Website

Thursday, July 03, 2003

ZoneAlarm 3.7.193 Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 3.4 mb) [Freeware] No Screenshot

Note: I personally don't use it. As I use Sygate Personal Firewall Pro 5.1, which is shareware. However ZoneAlarm is the most popular of all the Freeware firewalls available. Yes there are others that are Freeware. Still many users swear by this one. Keep in mind there are 3 versions available. ZoneAlarm Pro, ZoneAlarm Plus, and of course ZoneAlarm which is the Free version. Below is a description of the product.

Basic PC Protection

Millions of users have selected ZoneAlarm as their trusted Internet security solution. The award-winning personal firewall automatically blocks dangerous Internet threats - known and unknown - guarding your PC from hackers and data thieves. ZoneAlarm provides the basic protection individuals need to secure their PC and keep their valuable information private.
ZoneAlarm is free for individual and not-for-profit charitable entity use (excluding governmental entities and educational institutions).

Launch it. Forget it. Trust it.

ZoneAlarm makes it easy. Unlike other personal firewalls, ZoneAlarm protects automatically from the moment it's installed - no programming required.

ZoneAlarm delivers simplicity without compromising your security. Getting Started tutorial explains Controls and Alerts to get you up and running quickly. And, to keep you confident that you're always protected, intuitive color-coded alerts rate security risks - in real time.

Go to: ZoneAlarm freeware version webpage.

Updated Version.

Rename Master 2.3.6 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 508 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Rename Master is a utility for renaming large groups of files with a few clicks. Anyone that has worked with websites, file archives, or collections of music, videos, or pictures has probably spent way too much time renaming hundreds of files. The program provides an easy to use interface that allows you to perform simple and advanced rename operations, very easily. You can even preview the to-be-renamed file names before you finalize it and apply any changes. Advanced renaming features include adding, removing from the original file name, replacing characters (name or extension) and support for several meta variables, that allow you to perform renaming based on the files size, date and several other criteria. Renaming operations can be saved as scripts, so they can easily be reused at a later time. Additional features include optional Explorer integration, uppercase/lowercase conversion, file filters and more. A powerful, yet easy to use renaming utility!

Go to: Rename Master Webpage

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Special Note! I finally got around to updating many Freeware and Shareware Links. As noted under Shareware Links, there are many Freeware programs to be found at most Shareware sites.

LeechGet 2002 WIndows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2254 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

LeechGet is a download manager, that uses a very nice, modern, Microsoft Outlook-like user interface and seamlessly integrates into Internet Explorer, allowing you to easily start and manage your downloads. It also includes a full-featured FTP client to download, delete and manage files on FTP servers In addition, LeechGet provides many features, such a automatic downloading, resume of broken downloads, download timer, automatic hang-up and shutdown and more. A built in web parser even lets you download complete website with all images and scripts in no time. LeechGet also provides a history of your downloaded files, sorted by day, week and month. Additional features include a file drop icon, bookmarks and much more. Very nice program!

Go to: LeechGet Website

PP MailCheck 1.72 Window 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1542 kb) [Freeware] Screenshot

PP MailCheck is an easy to use e-mail checker for up to 12 POP accounts that allows you to preview your messages on the server, before downloading them to your local email program. You can read the message and even reply to it if you want. In addition, you can chose to delete the ones you don t want. The program can notify you of new mails via sound alert, pop-up or as a balloon hint from the system tray. PP mailCheck can also preview HTML messages and includes spamfilter options. Nice, clean interface.

Go to: PP MailCheck Website