Here are some of the freeware programs that I use...


Click on the icons to download a program or to go to the program’s web site.

IrfanView
Go to IrfanView
IrfanView is a fast image viewer/converter.
Supported file formats: AIF, ANI/CUR, ASF, AU/SND, AVI, BMP/DIB, CAM (Casio), CLP,
Dicom/ACR, DJVU, EMF/WMF, EPS, FlashPix (FPX), G3, GIF, ICO/ICL/EXE/DLL, IFF/LBM,
IMG (GEM), JPG/JPEG, KDC, LDF, LWF, MED, MID/RMI, MOV, MP3, MPG/MPEG,
PBM/PGM/PPM, PCX/DCX, PhotoCD, PNG, PSD, PSP, RAS/SUN, RealAudio (RA),|
RLE, SFF, SFW, SGI/RGB, SWF (Flash/Shockwave), TGA, TIF/TIFF, WAV, WBMP, XBM, XPM.

Support for Apple QuickTime: allows IrfanView to read following formats:
MOV, QTIF, Mac PICT, FLI/FLC.

Microsoft Media Player PlugIn: allows IrfanView to read following formats: ASF, AU/SND/AIF, AVI,
DAT (VideoCD), MID/RMI, MOV, MP3, MPG/MPEG, WAV, WMA, WMF, etc.
Some features of IrfanView: Multi language support, Thumbnail option, preview option, slideshow,
drag & drop support, fast directory view (fast moving through directory), batch conversion,
email option, audio CD player, print option, change color depth, scan support, cut/crop,
effects (sharpen, blur, Photoshop filter factory), capturing, extract icons from EXE/DLLs,
lossless JPG rotation, many hotkeys, many command line options ...

IrfanView was the first Windows graphic viewer (worldwide) with Animated-GIF support!”
NOTE: Please be sure to download the plugins.



CraftGrid
Direct download
If you need graph paper then GRAPH PAPER PRINTER is the program to get.
Just about every kind of graph paper that you'll ever need is within this program.

Included is a program called: CraftGrid, a simple square grid program
.
NOTE: There is no setup for CraftGrid.
Just unzip, put craftgrid.exe wherever you wish and make a Shortcut.


FreshIcons
Direct download
Refresh your icons with FreshIcons.
The bad news is:
Every once in a while Windows goes nutz and it changes
your icons for you and this is not kewl!

The good news is:
This program will put your icons back to what they were is the first place.


NOTE: There is no setup for this program.
Just unzip, put FreshIcons.exe wherever you wish and make a Shortcut.


ZipGenius
Go to Zip Genius site...
ZipGenius is a powerful zip tool suite that offers a variety of features
It offers support for more than 20 different compression formats, including 7zip, ZIP64 and many others.
It supports drag and drop, 5 compression levels, full customization and integration in Windows Explorer.
The program also comes with a built in FTP client that allows to download and upload files from within the software.
The signature features allows you to add your signature and contact information to any zip file you create
ZipGenius also supports the creation of self-extracting exe files, complete with custom setup launch and icon.
This very complete and unique tool package also comes with additional features like encryption,
scanner support (acquire pictures and zip them into files), backup, statistics, download
time calculator, disk spanning, file export, support for OpenOffice and more.
ZipGenius can also interact with your Pocket PC device.



ZipScan

Direct download
ZipScan is a program that performs a fast file search which includes inside archive files, such as Zip files.
This is useful if you have lots of documents archived in Zip files and need to be able to search for specific documents.
It is also useful when looking for a particular DLL from a set of CAB installation files,
and for Java programmers who need to search through their JAR archives.
This utility was written because programs such as WinZip do not have a search facility
.”

NOTE: There is no setup for ZipScan.
Just unzip, put all the files wherever you wish and make a Shortcut.

The Font Thing
Go get The Font Thing...
I think that this is ‘THE’ program to have if you have more than one font. :-)
With The Font Thing you can:
Browse installed and uninstalled fonts.
Browse fonts in subfolders as a single combined list.
View sample text and inDIVidual characters in your choice of colors.
Change sample text "on the fly" or easily switch between your own standard text samples.
View detailed font information.
Print font samples.
Associate notes with fonts.
Install or uninstall any number of fonts at once.
Load (and unload) any number of fonts for temporary use.
Copy or delete any number of font files at once.
Rename font files to avoid file name conflicts.
Filter fonts shown according to their type.
Group fonts into collections for easier management,
Use multiple font windows simultaneously for easy font comparison and management.

The Font Thing supports drag and drop internally and from Windows Explorer,
and can also transfer files in either direction using the Windows clipboard.”



Seven programs and they are all very useful.

Go get 'em all...
Here they are:
B/Works: Crate interesting B/W images from your digital cameras.
Uses many different procedures to enhance skies. Create Sepia look or Doutones.

ColorCast FX: Many Digital cameras don’t reproduce the nature colors.
The grass is dark, almost black instead of green, the houses have some blue cast...
ColorCastFX changes the colors to match original and create perfectly balanced image.

CleanSkinFX is the most powerful automatic retouch for portraits.
It smoothes the skin of the object while preserving all the details and crispness of hair, eyes or background.
This procedure was exclusively developed by mediachance.com and it can't be found anywhere else.

DCEnhance: Digital Camera Enhancer does the hard job of noise reducing,
skin smoothing and automatic balance control for you.
The program works best if you have bad light condition (indoor, shadows etc..)
and your image is somehow off. So if some of your images are already fine, you won’t see much difference.
One thing makes DCEnhancer different from other tools - reducing the noise and skin smoothing algorithm.
It makes DCE ideal for making cool portraits and close-ups.

FilterSIM: Simulate the ussage of Kodak Wratten filters on your digital images.
Warm or cool your scene. Learn when to use Color Correction filter,
how to raise or lower a color temperature of the lightand much more...

Hot pixels is a known problem of all CCD cameras during long exposures (1s and up).
A hot pixel is created by an element with a higher rate of charge leakage than its neighbors.
On long exposure the leakage may cross the exposed value treshold thus producing a white dot on the image.
HotPixels, the program removes such noise with preserving details.

RGBLights: Create an image with amazing colors with just digital camera this
software and the equipment you have already at home! No needs for special color lights.
Professional photographers knows that using an interesting light is the 80% of success.
(Well even photography gets the name from light.) Now you can produce amazing
close-up photography without using the expensive light equipment.”


Note: You do not need a digital camera to use these programs.

“Clean up” your email.
Direct download
“Love them or hate them, we all get them. They're those “cute” emails that arrive in our inboxes every so often.
They come from friends and coworkers and usually contain jokes or sometimes heartwarming anecdotes.
Often, they provide a much needed break in the middle of a seemingly endless work day.

Unfortunately, because these emails have been passed around more times than most of us would care to count,
they're littered with plenty of the extraneous characters (like greater than signs and colons)
that are added to emails every time they are forwarded. These can be handy in identifying
who has contributed what to an email but when an email contains too many of them,
line spacing is disrupted and margins can be shifted. In short, readability suffers.

eCleaner is a FREE utility that will
clean up”you emails by automatically removing all those pesky indent characters for you.
You could delete them manually or better still use the Find/Replace function found in most word processors
and text editors to get rid of them but neither of these methods can match the ease or speed of eCleaner.
Cleaning your emails is quick and painless. Just copy the text from
your email, paste it into eCleaner and click on a toolbar button.
eCleaner can strip indent characters, headers and even HTML from your email and leave you with crisp,
clean readable text that's suitable for saving or even forwarding to others! What could be easier?

Best of all, eCleaner is a FREE download that weighs in at under 500 KB.
There's just no reason not to have it. Download your copy today!”




MailStore Home

Go to MailStore Home site...
“For home users, emails are also a valuable source of information.
A large amount of data and important files is saved in the form of emails.
With MailStore Home you can backup all emails in a central archive,
even if they are distributed across different computers, programs or mailboxes.
You can do this either on your PC or on a USB drive as a “portable” option.

This way, you will never lose emails again and can search all of your emails extremely fast.
You can still reply to or forward archived emails by opening them with a single mouse click in your standard email program.

Advantages:
Never Lose Emails Again
Emails can be lost due to incomplete data backup, corrupted PST files or other technical problems.
With MailStore Home you will never lose emails again.

A Central Archive for All Emails.
Do you use both Gmail and Yahoo!Mail?

Are your emails spread across more than one computer?
With MailStore Home you can create a single archive for all emails.

Safe Even for Large Amounts of Data
MailStore Home is even able to manage large amounts of data effortlessly.
Now both your past and future emails are safely stored.

Extremely Fast Search
MailStore Home has a powerful full-text search feature that can search through
large amounts of data and any type of file attachment extremely fast.

Not a One Way Street
All archived emails can be restored from the archive at any time using the handy export feature.
This also allows MailStore Home to be used to migrate emails.

One-Click Restore
You can still reply to or forward emails by opening them with a single click in your email program (e.g., Microsoft Outlook).
This makes it easy to work with archived emails.



Revo Uninstaller
Go to Revo Uninstaller site...
“Revo Uninstaller is an uninstall utility that includes additional system clean-up tools.
It provides an alternate interface for the Windows Add/Remove software dialog
that offers web search options, access to registry keys and some additional commands.
The program also includes a startup manager to inspect and disable programs
that start automatically as well as a privacy cleaner to remove Internet traces, a secure deletion tool
and an option to find and remove files, folders and registry keys that were left behind during uninstall.
Revo Uninstaller comes with a unique `Hunter Mode` that allows you to uninstall a program,
search for information on the web or perform other actions by simply dragging a
target over the program or shortcut icon on your desktop.”


The next three programs are almost mandatory to remove the JUNK/SPYWARE from your computer.


CCleaner
Go to CCleaner site...

“CCleaner is our system optimization, privacy and cleaning 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.
Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner.
But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

Cleans the following:
Internet Explorer
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat files.

Firefox
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, download history, form history.

Google Chrome
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, download history, form history.

Opera
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, download history.

Safari
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, form history.

Other Supported Browsers
K-Meleon, Rockmelt, Flock, Google Chrome Canary,
Chromium, SeaMonkey, Chrome Plus, SRWare Iron,
Pale Moon, Phoenix, Netscape Navigator, Avant and Maxthon.

Windows
Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files, Log files,
Clipboard, DNS Cache, Error Reporting, Memory Dumps, Jump Lists.

Registry Cleaner
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...

Third-party applications
Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Windows Media Player, eMule,
Google Toolbar, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more...

100% Spyware FREE
This software does NOT contain any Spyware, Adware or Viruses.”


Cookienator
Go to Cookienator site...
“Cookienator helps you remain anonymous from major search engines, ad networks and other web-usage trackers.
Unlike most other cookie deletion tools which will delete all your cookies unless you manually exclude certain sites,
Cookienator will only delete cookies that are primarily designed for user tracking

It comes with a pre-configured list of the most notorious sitesand you can easily customize the list by adding or removing sites.
If you want, the program can automatically check for new tracking cookies on a regular basis and delete any that are found.
Cookienator works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Flash cookies.”


Flash Cookies Cleaner
Go get Flash Cookies Cleaner...
“What are Flash Cookies?
Flash Cookies are small bits of data saved by websites you visit.
They can be used to store website settings and info (like Flash game scores),
to track website behavior, and to target advertisments.
These cookies can reveal what websites you have visited.
Also known as PIE (persistent identification element) and LSO’s (local shared objects)
.”


ClipClear
Direct Download...
A small program to clear Windows Clip Board.


Karen’s Power Tools
Go to Karen's...
Thirty two programs are available and
I think you’ll find at least one that you will use.


WordWeb
Go to Word Web site...
“Wordweb is a feature-rich software that does much more than 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.”

FREE VERSION
The comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary includes:
Definitions and synonyms
Proper nouns
Related words
5000 audio pronunciations
150,000 root words
220,000 word senses
Fixed web reference tabs

WORDWEB PRO 6
In addition to all the free version features, the full Pro version includes
5,000 more definitions and numerous extra features including:
70,000 audio pronunciations
Custom web references
Custom glossaries
Optional third-party dictionaries
Wildcard word search
Full text definition search
Find and solve anagrams
Search optional word lists”


Calendar magic
Go to Calendar magic...
“Calendar Magic is an easy-to-use program that is entertaining, informative, educational and of equal applicability in the home and in the office.
Calendar Magic has been tested on Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, Vista (32-bit) and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit),
and has also been reported to run without problems on other versions of Windows.

Features of Calendar Magic include:
Full year and individual month Gregorian, Afghan, Armenian, Baha'i, Balinese Pawukon (full year only),
Balinese Saka, Bangla, Chinese, Coptic, Egyptian, Ethiopic, French Revolutionary, Hebrew,
Hindu Lunisolar (3 variants), Hindu Solar, Indian National, Islamic Arithmetical (8 variants),
Javanese Pawukon/Pasaran, Julian, Revised Julian, Parsi Fasli, Parsi Kadmi, Parsi Shenshai,
Persian (2 variants), Sikh Nanakshahi and Vietnamese calendars. A user option is provided to choose
displaying/printing calendars showing each week starting on a Monday (in line with the ISO 8601 international standard),
on a Sunday for North American users, or on a Saturday for Middle East users.

Various types of planning calendars.
“Dual Calendars” – full year calendars in various calendar systems which show, not only the months
and days for a year in any one of the calendar systems, but also the corresponding Gregorian dates.

A month-by-month, side-by-side comparison of any two of the 26 calendar systems listed above.
The display remains synchronised as you change day, month and year values in either calendar system being viewed.
Again, users may choose between displaying each month with weeks starting on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

A “Calendar Collector”– how long will it take to collect all 14 possible Gregorian Calendars?

Date conversions among the 26 calendar systems listed above, plus conversions to
Aztec Tonalpohualli, Aztec Xiuhpohualli, Balinese Pawukon, Thai solar, old Hindu Solar,
old Hindu Lunisolar and Mayan date formats. Julian day value, day of week and day
of year information is also displayed. For Gregorian dates, many other facts are displayed,
such as modified Julian day value, Lilian day value and Rata Die day value, and year
related information including Roman numeral form, Dominical Letter(s), Dionysian Period,
Julian Period, Golden Number, Solar Number, Roman Indiction and Epact.
Various special days are also recognised (e.g. Halloween), as are modern Olympic years,
Commonwealth Games years, European Athletics Championship years, and World Athletic Championship years.

Conversion of British sovereign regnal dates to historical Julian (years beginning on Jan. 1) or Gregorian dates, as appropriate.

Conversion between ancient Greek Olympiad numbering and calendar years.

Lists of Western Christian festivals, Eastern Orthodox festivals, Hebrew festivals and Islamic festivals for any (Gregorian) year
In addition, Hindu festivals may be listed for any year in the range 2000 to 2043, Baha'i festivals from 1845 onwards,
Balinese Hindu festivals from 1816 onwards, Buddhist and Chinese festivals
from 1645 to 3000, and Sikh Nanakshahi festivals from 1999 onwards.

Observed Days for any year from 1990 for over 230 countries and dependencies worldwide.

Date Detective command button to tabulate the weekday on which a specified
Gregorian date d/m occurs for each of the years in the specified range y1 to y2.

In Which Months? command button to list, over a range of years,
the months in which a specified day of the month falls on a specified weekday.

The ability to create, display, update and delete reminders for events (birthdays, anniversaries, meetings etc.)
for this year, next year or every year. When Calendar Magic is started up, both visual and audible warnings
are given for imminent events (those occurring within the next seven days) for which reminders have been set.
In addition, a calendar for any month, in this year or next year, may be displayed with day numbers
highlighted in red for those days in the month for which reminders have been set. Left-clicking
on any red day will cause the reminder(s) set for that day to be listed.
Out-of-date reminders are also automatically purged by Calendar Magic
and appended to a text file, purged.dat, for later reference, if needed.

A multi-sheet Quick Notes facility for holding miscellaneous plain text items.
An alarm clock facility for defining an alarm for a given time on a given date. A user may specify
the duration of the alarm which may be repeated, after a specified quiet time, up to five more times.
A separate “stopwatch” function is also provided.
A “countdown timer” for counting down, second by second, any specified time period to zero.
“What Time is it in?” to calculate the current time and date for a world-wide location and to identify Time Zone abbreviations.
“World Clocks” to display simultaneously the local times at any 12 world-wide locations.
Conversion between normal and French Revolutionary time.
This is your life information including the day of the week on which you were born, number of days you have lived,
your Zodiac sign and the day of the week on which your next birthday falls. Your Chinese age
and your date of birth in many other calendar systems are also displayed.
Continuously updated display of date, time and Julian day.
Number of days between any two dates in the Gregorian calendar (and number of working days).
Calculation of the date n days, weeks, months or years before or after a specified Gregorian date, where n is a whole number.
An analysis of the Gregorian 400-year cycle, after which the Gregorian calendar repeats itself.
Special Julian to Gregorian change-over calendars for Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, France,
Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain and Sweden.
Dates and times of equinoxes, solstices and Moon phases for any year from 1582 to 3000.
Solar and lunar eclipse data for any year up to 3000.
Sunrise and sunset information for any date up to the end of 2200 for 18000 locations across the world.
Moonrise and moonset information for any date up to the end of 2200 for these 18000 locations across the world.
Great circle distances between any two of these 18000 locations across the world.
Current local time and date in any of these 18000 locations, plus interpretation of time zone abbreviations.
A Unit Converter for converting among 1722 units of measurement in 83 different categories including length,
area, volume, mass, temperature, time, velocity, energy, power, pressure, computer storage etc.
A Time Calculator for performing simple arithmetic on times.
A Geometry Calculator for evaluating key attributes (area, perimeter, volume, surface area etc.) of various 2D and 3D geometric objects.
A Prime Calculator for investigating various aspects of prime numbers.
A Factor Calculator for factorising numbers with up to 100 digits and for evaluating the HCFs and LCMs of lists of numbers.
A stack based Scientific Calculator with a visible stack.
An Expression Calculator for calculating the values of arithmetic expressions entered in normal (infix) form.
An Interval Arithmetic Calculator for performing arithmetic on approximate values specified as numeric intervals.
A Statistics Calculator for performing various statistical procedures.
A Fraction Calculator for evaluating exactly expressions containing integers and fractions.
A Continued Fractions Calculator for evaluating continued fractions and for converting arithmetic expressions of various types to continued fractions.
The solution of Pell’s equation is also supported.
An Egyptian Fraction Calculator for writing fractions x/y in the Egyptian form 1/a + 1/b + 1/c ...
A Big Numbers Calculator for performing arithmetic operations on very large numbers.
A Number Base Converter for converting numeric values between different number bases.
An implementation of a method for solving the Travelling Salesman problem.
A Financial Calculator for performing various financial calculations.
A Currency Converter.
Average speed based calculations.
A Fuel Consumption Calculator.
An Ovulation Calculator for predicting the dates of maximum fertility days.
A Pregnancy Calculator for calculating the due date of a pregnancy and other pregnancy related dates.
A Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) calculator.
A Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator.
A Biorhythm Calculator.
A Paper Weight Converter for converting between metric paper weights and American paper basis weights.
A Magic Square Generator.
A Reaction Timer.
Colour customisation of screen backgrounds, non-button text and button backgrounds.
Support for printing any output displayed, and/or copying it to another program via the Windows
clip-board using the usual Ctrl+A , Ctrl+C, Ctrl+P, Ctrl+X and Ctrl+V keyboard commands.”


Virutal LEGO Builder
This will keep you busy...
“LEGO Digital Designer is an official software program from LEGO that includes 763 types of bricks.
You can use a preset building guide or let your brain run wild in Free Build mode
.”


EditPadLite
Go to Edit Pad Lite...
“EditPad Lite is a compact general-purpose text editor.
Use EditPad Lite to easily edit any kind of plain text file.
EditPad Lite has all the essential features to make text editing a breeze:
•Large file and long line support.
•Full Unicode support, including complex scripts and right-to-left scripts.
•Direct editing of text files using Windows, UNIX, and mac Mac text encodings (code pages) and line breaks.
•Tabbed interface for working with many files.
•Unlimited undo and redo for all open files, even after saving.
•Automatic backup and working copies prevent data loss.
•Powerful search-and-replace with literal search terms and regular expressions that can span multiple lines.


This program has more features than shown above.
Here's what I like:


The ability to alphabetize.

There is also a Pro. version.


Go to JPEGsnoop...
JPEGsnoop - JPEG File Decoding Utilityby Calvin Hass © 2012

“JPEGsnoop is a free Windows application that examines and decodes the inner details of JPEG and MotionJPEG AVI files.
It can also be used to analyze the source of an image to test its authenticity.

Introduction
Every digital photo contains a wealth of hidden information -- JPEGsnoop was written to expose these details to those who are curious.

Not only can one determine the various settings that were used in the digital camera in taking the photo (EXIF metadata, IPTC),
but one can also extract information that indicates the quality and nature of the
JPEG image compression used by the camera in saving the file.
Each digical cameras specifies a compression quality levels, many of them wildly different,
leading to the fact that some cameras produce far better JPEG images than others.

What can I do?
Check out a few of the many possible uses for JPEGsnoop!

One of the latest features in JPEGsnoop is an internal database that compares an image against a large number of compression signatures.
JPEGsnoop reports what digital camera or software was likely used to generate the image.
This is extremely useful in determining whether or not a photo has been edited / tampered in any way.
If the compression signature matches Photoshop, then you can be pretty sure that the photo is no longer an original!
This type of analysis is sometimes referred to as Digital Image Ballistics / Forensics.

JPEGsnoop reports a huge amount of information, including: quantization table matrix (chrominance and luminance),
chroma subsampling, estimates JPEG Quality setting, JPEG resolution settings, Huffman tables, EXIF metadata, Makernotes, RGB histograms, etc.
Most of the JPEG JFIF markers are reported. In addition, you can enable a full huffman VLC decode, which will help
those who are learning about JPEG compression and those who are writing a JPEG decoder.

Other potential uses: determine quality setting used in Photoshop Save As or Save for Web settings,
increasing your scanner quality, locating recoverable images / videos, decoding AVI files, examining .THM files,
JPEG EXIF thumbnails, extract embedded images in Adobe PDF documents, etc.

Trying to Undelete or Unformat your Photos?
If you're interested in trying to recover your deleted / corrupted photos, check out my new page on recovering deleted photos.

File Types Supported
JPEGsnoop will open and attempt to decode any file that contains an embedded JPEG image, such as:
•.JPG - JPEG Still Photo •.THM - Thumbnail for RAW Photo / Movie Files
•.AVI* - AVI Movies •.DNG - Digital Negative RAW Photo
•.CRW, .CR2, .NEF, .ORF, .PEF - RAW Photo
•.MOV* - QuickTime Movies, QTVR (Virtual Reality / 360 Panoramic)
•.PDF - Adobe PDF Documents
* Note that video file formats (such as .AVI and .MOV) are containers,
which can include video streams encoded in one of a wide variety of codecs.
JPEGsnoop can only interpret this video footage if the codec used is based on Motion JPEG (MJPG).”

NOTE: There is no setup JEPGsnoop.
Just unzip, put all the files wherever you wish and make a Shortcut.


Go to DocPad
DocPad is a free alternative to Notepad.
“Although it fills the same role, plain text editing, it offers an arsenal of time-saving tools:

Features:
•Alphabetization of paragraphs •Block indention and unindention
•Bookmark •Calculator, calendar, and character map tools
•Convert various encodings including Base-64, Quoted-Printable, UTF-7, etc.
•Convert to lower/upper/title/sentence case •Cut, copy, and paste
•Edits files with 8-bit ASCII characters or 16-bit unicode characters.
•File type association tool •File drag & drop •Help file
•Jump to line/character •Keyboard macros (unlimited in size and number)
•Normalize spaces •Print and Print Preview (user can adjust margins, font, page numbering).
•Recent file history •Search and replace, including case-insensitive, whole-word, and wildcard searches.
•Selectable character set •Skinnable user interface •Spell checking
•Statistics on characters, words, lines, and paragraphs •Text drag & drop
•Toolbar, Status Bar •Trim trailing spaces from lines •Undo up to 100 changes
•Variable-pitch fonts support •Word wrap
And it's free!

Notes:
•The download is a self-contained executable installer. Simply open the file to begin installation.
•The download is approximately 6 MB and installation will use approximately 12 MB of hard disk space.
•If you prefer to download the installer inside of a .zip file, click here.
•To update an existing installation, simply install the new version over the old one.

Requirements:
Any computer with Windows® 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, or 7 can run DocPad.


Go to Any Video Converter
Any Video Converter

“Any Video Converter is an All-in-One video converting tool with easy-to-use
graphical interface, fast converting speed and excellent video quality.
It allows you to effortlessly convert video files between popular format!
It can convert almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, rm,
rmvb, MPEG, VOB, WMV, AVI to MPEG-4 movie format for smart phone,
FLV, AVI and MPEG-1, MPEG-2. It supports importing video clips
directly from Internet (YouTube/Google/Nico Video)
as well as extracting .mp3 audios from videos.
It also allows you to crop video with an easy-to-use cropping window,
add effects, i.e. rotation and flipping, adjust brightness,
contrast and saturation to output videos.
Now you can convert and compress your multimedia files and watch them on the go!”

There is also a Pro. version.


Go to BullZip
Bullzip PDF Printer

Free PDF Printer
The Bullzip PDF Printer works as a Microsoft Windows printer and allows you to write
PDF documents from virtually any Microsoft Windows application.

“This program is FREEWARE with limitations, which means that it is FREE for personal and commercial use up to 10 users.
For commercial applications with more than 10 users there is a commercial version of the product available at www.biopdf.com.
It does not contain any advertising or popups.

License FAQ
Features:
•128/40 bit encryption.
•User interface control.
•Graphical user interface.
•Set document properties.
•Setup can run unattended.
•Support for Citrix MetaFrame
•Appending/prepending documents.
•Supports 64-bit operating systems.
•Password protect PDF documents.
•Command line interface to all settings
•Superimpose/background documents.
•Support for Windows Terminal Server.
•Control output and prompts programmatically.
•Watermark text, size, rotation, and transparency.
•Print to PDF from almost any Windows program.
•Quality settings (screen, printer, ebook, prepress).
•COM/ActiveX interface for programmatic control.
•Direct output to the same file each time or prompt for destination.
•Multiple output types supported: BMP, JPEG, PCX, PDF, PNG, and TIFF.
•Control if the printer should ask if you want to see the resulting PDF document.
•Runs on Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/XP x64/2003/2003 x64/Vista/Vista x64/2008/Windows 7.”


NOTE: If you'e printing coupons or anything that you want more than one copy of from a web site;
set BullZip as your default printer before you tell the web site to print the coupons.
You'll now have copies that you can print whenever you wish.


Go to Sumatra
Sumatra PDF

What is Sumatra PDF?
Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS,
DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows.
Sumatra PDF is small, portable and starts up very fast.
Simplicity of the user interface has a high priority.

System requirements:
Supported OS: Windows 7, Vista, XP.

NOTE: If you want to save space on your hard drive and you don’t need
all of Adobe’s PDF reader functions this is a very good program.
There is also a USB stick version.


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Hexonic PDF Split and Merge

Hexonic PDF Split and Merge allows you to easily merge an unlimited number of PDF documents into a single one.
With the splitting feature, a new document is created for each single page of the source documents.
Hexonic PDF Split and Merge is free for private, non-commercial use.

Features:
Insert image as watermark
Add page footer and page numbering
Merge all pages or just a selected page range
Create PDF documents from scanned images
Add single or multiple pages to existing PDF documents
Split PDF documents into one single document per page
Merge an unlimited number of PDF documents into a single one
Fully compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
Process password-protected PDF documents (if password is known)
Process image files (supported formats are JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, GIF)
Output two pages of source document on one page page of destination document
Simple automatical deployment using command line parameters /SILENT or /VERYSILENT
Output multiple pages on one page of destination document, configuration of rows and numbers is possible


Go to JRuler
JRuler

Direct download
Calipers

Two programs to measure stuff on your computer screen.

NOTE: There is no setup for Calipers.
Just unzip, put the file wherever you wish and make a Shortcut.


Go to PNGGauntlet...
PNGGauntlet

Smash PNGs for faster sites

•Combines PNGOUT, OptiPNG, and DeflOpt to create the smallest PNGs
•No image quality is lost — only file size
•Converts JPG, GIF, TIFF, and BMP files to PNG
•Ultra-configurable

Requires .NET 4.0


Free Forms
Go to Business forms...
Formville is your one-stop destination for all types of free printable forms.
Use them for your office, department, club, or group.
You'll save time and money with our free online forms. Here's how to access the forms in Formville:
•To browse through our forms, click one of the categories listed at the left side of any page.
•To access our most popular forms, scroll down just a bit on this page.
•To view our most recent additions to Formville, click one of the forms listed at the right side of any page.


Go to Home forms...
FindFreeForms is your destination for free forms you can use to organize your home and your life.
(The forms here are primarily non-business forms.)


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Stellarium

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer.
It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

Sky:
•extra catalogues with more than 210 million stars
•asterisms and illustrations of the constellations
•very realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset
•images of nebulae (full Messier catalogue)
•constellations for twelve different cultures
•default catalogue of over 600,000 stars
•realistic Milky Way

Interface:
•the planets and their satellites:
•all new graphical interface and extensive keyboard control
•spheric mirror projection for your own low-cost dome
•fisheye projection for planetarium domes
•multilingual interface
•telescope control
•a powerful zoom
•time control

Visualisation:
•skinnable landscapes, now with spheric panorama projection
•equatorial and azimuthal grids
•supernovae simulation
•eclipse simulation
•shooting stars
•star twinkling

Customizability:
•plugin system adding artifical satellites, ocular simulation, telescope configuration and more
•add your own deep sky objects, landscapes, constellation images, scripts...
•ability to add new solar system objects from online resources...


This is my favorite program.


More freeware can be found here.