"EPIMs of the Net"

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Seems like a boom time for great freeware. I hav`nt had to open Outlook,Internet Explorer Word or One Note half as often since i started useing these apps. This is a good thing in my book.

Opera http://www.opera.com/ best web browser + mail client
Keynote http://www.tranglos.com/free/keynote.html easier than OneNote
A43 File Management Utility http://www.shawneelink.net/~bgmiller/Fantastic file manager/launcher that can be run from USB stick add EssentialPIM to the stick as well and you can take your web based business with you.

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Seems like a boom time for great freeware. I hav`nt had to open Outlook,Internet Explorer Word or One Note half as often since i started useing these apps. This is a good thing in my book.

Opera http://www.opera.com/ best web browser + mail client
Keynote http://www.tranglos.com/free/keynote.html easier than OneNote
A43 File Management Utility http://www.shawneelink.net/~bgmiller/Fantastic file manager/launcher that can be run from USB stick add EssentialPIM to the stick as well and you can take your web based business with you.

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7-ZIP

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7-ZIP: the best file compressor that also works as a very good file manager.
Total Commander is really good, but you might give the file commander of 7-ZIP a try.
www.7zip.org

Celestia: THE 3D simulation of our solar system and stellar neighbourhood.
www.shatters.net/celestia/

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Firefox

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Oh, yes, because two browsers have already been mentioned:
The even more best one is Firefox.
www.mozilla.org

But of course you knew that already, didn't you? ;-)

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EverNote...

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http://www.evernote.com/en/
Another OneNote replacement.

Long before Windows, I used a DOS outliner - PCOutline - to organize myself. It worked very well considering the limitations of DOS and the fact that I wasn't using it for what it was designed to be used for.

This is the age of information... more tools for organizing, managing, and accessing information make us more versitile, creative, productive, and smarter. Or so I keep telling myself. ;-)

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Post by jonny »

Hi all,

The freeware that i use al the time and find really useful is

Stroke it - Mouse gesture freeware which once configured to your personal preferances can make using any application (even windows itself) far easier.

Download from http://www.tcbmi.com/strokeit/

Audacity for editing music files. With a bit of thought all sorts of interesting results can be achieved :wink:

Download from http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

For an alternative browser then there is always Maxthon, as well as the others mentioned previously. I find it easy to use, and feature rich, although it is based on IE which can be an issue for some :wink:

Download from http://www.maxthon.com/

For Ati (and now Nvidea) drivers with extra functionality and over-clocking then I use omega drivers (for my ATi card). I find them more stable and solve some compatibility issues inherent with the catalyst drivers (esp those of ATi vs VIA) that they based on.

Download from http://omegadrivers.net/

Other freeware I use has previously mentioned, but another big up for 7-zip which Is excellent.

Oh yeah and has anyone mentioen The GIMP. A useful free alternative to Paintshop pro or photoshop, but with a GUI which is a little unusual and can take a little getting used to.

Download from http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

I am sure there are more, and of course keep searching the old cover disks for more gems..

Jonny

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Free software

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Here is what I know of that has not been posted yet.

Blender - 3d graphics program
http://www.blender3d.org/

POV-Ray - 3d graphics ray tracer, (have not used yet)
http://www.povray.org/

BurnCDCC - ISO burner, very small
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/utilities.html

FileZilla - FTP client (have not used the server)
http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/

Nero MD5 Verifier
http://ww2.nero.com/enu/Nero_MD5_Verifier.html

Notepad++ - text editor
http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/

PuTTY - SSH telnet client
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

Trillian Basic - IM (have not used yet)
http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/learn/

Kerio Personal Firewall
http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html

Freeciv - game
http://www.freeciv.org/

Quite a few of these work from USB keys. I will add more when I remember them.

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Post by CyGho »

Ok here are some more nice ones:
Extend your desktop with Dexpot
Hide your info for others with AXCript
Great multimedia browser: XNView
Maintain startup items with Autoruns
Maintain running processes with Process Explorer
Manage download with FreeDownLoadManager

All freeware (FreeDownLoadManager has a little add)
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Yahoo Widgets

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lp wrote:Just adding my 2 cents.
...

3) Konfabulator. Not free ($25), but a nice little app that can run "widgets" to perform different functions. You can also create your own if you know javascript. http://www.konfabulator.com

....
Konfabulator was bought by Yahoo and is now free as Yahoo! Widgets

http://widgets.yahoo.com/

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Has anyone tried openoffice.org - replaces most of microsoft office word/excel etc and can read/write in MS file formats? Its free and open source. Why should we let microsoft have our money? I also use Mozilla Firefox browser and Thunderbird email client - both free. Still use Windows though...

ps this software is brilliant

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new user wrote:Has anyone tried openoffice.org ...
ps this software is brilliant
I second and third this motion. http://www.openoffice.org is the URL for anyone interested in it. Version 2 is in Beta 2, but I have been using it for a few weeks now without issues... much better than version 1.1.4
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Post by Chris »

Ok, I see no mention of Spyware Detectors / Removers:

These are the two that I use:

AdAware http://www.lavasoft.com/support/download/#free

SpyBot Search & Destroy http://www.spybot.info/

And this is the Firewall I use:

ZoneAlarm http://www.zonealarm.com/

Enjoy a more or less secure PC from now on....
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silverweb

TC Like File Management Tool for Free

Post by silverweb »

Hi there!

If anyone want to have legal and free software to replace Total Commander, s/he should try freeCommander, a very good app written by polish programmer Marek Jasinski:

http://www.freecommander.com/
or
http://www.freewarefiles.com/programs.p ... amID=11462

And at this point you should try to browse thru http://www.freewarefiles.com/ if you're looking for something good to feed your computer to.

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Orbiter!

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How about a space ship simulator that uses real physics! Orbiter is probably the most amazing freeware program I've ever come across (and I use lots of freeware/open source).

http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/orbit.html

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