Here are some of the freeware programs that I use...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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:
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat files.
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, download history, form history.
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, download history, form history.
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, download history.
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.
Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files, Log files,
Clipboard, DNS Cache, Error Reporting, Memory Dumps, Jump Lists.
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...
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 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
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 LSOs (local shared objects).
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 Typestab 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.
The comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary includes:
Definitions and synonyms
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
Optional third-party dictionaries
Wildcard word search
Full text definition search
Find and solve anagrams
Search optional word lists
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
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 Pells 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
DocPad is a free alternative to Notepad.
Although it fills the same role, plain text editing, it offers an arsenal of time-saving tools:
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!
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.
Any computer with Windows® 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, or 7 can run DocPad.
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.
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.
128/40 bit encryption.
User interface control.
Graphical user interface.
Set document properties.
Setup can run unattended.
Support for Citrix MetaFrame
Supports 64-bit operating systems.
Password protect PDF documents.
Command line interface to all settings
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.
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.
Supported OS: Windows 7, Vista, XP.
If you want to save space on your hard drive and you dont need
all of Adobes PDF reader functions this is a very good program.
There is also a USB stick version.
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.
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
Smash PNGs for faster sites
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
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.
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.)
It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
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
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
a powerful zoom
skinnable landscapes, now with spheric panorama projection
equatorial and azimuthal grids
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.