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Stephen Klein MY SOFTWARE LIBRARY (12/30/09) Freeware, Shareware, $ware, Webware Programs 2/1/2010 1. Access Manager 2 – a freeware program that maintains a file of usernames and passwords. 2. Actual Doc Standard – a freeware program. Windows' Recent Documents menu is a great idea, badly executed. Microsoft still hasn't figured out that this list should be filtered by file type, or that you might appreciate some privacy. Luckily, Flexigensoft figured it out and offers a better Recent Documents called ActualDoc. The free program offers two ways to find a recently-used file. You can right-click the systray icon for lists by category--Documents, Internet Documents, Drawings and Images, and so on. Or you can double-click that icon for the full-fledged program, where you can narrow the selection still further by date and file type (such as Word documents and text files). (11/19/07) 3. Active Sync – a freeware program to synchronize files between computer and Windowsbased mobile device. 4. Adobe Acrobat – a $ware program that creates and edits pdf file type file documents. Licensed to Ramapo College. 5. Adobe Reader – a freeware program that reads pdf file type documents. 6. Ad-Aware 2008 – a freeware program for spyware protection and removal. 7. ADrive - ADrive LLC (ADrive.com) leads the free online data storage community, offering the largest amount of free storage on the internet. ADrive provides users with secure solutions for storing, backing up, and accessing files from virtually anywhere, at any time. ADrive serves as an online, centralized vault for all file types including: music, videos, photos, documents, and more. Founded by veterans of the storage and networking industry, ADrive was designed to meet the demands of our data-intensive world. (12/1/07) 8. Advanced WindowsCare 2 – a freeware program to perform maintenance on your computer. [Use carefully] 9. Allway Sync – a freeware program for file synchronization between computers 10. AlphaClock – Free Edition enhances your taskbar clock (tray clock) with fully customizable clock display, alarms, time synchronization, popup calendar, time speaking and more. http://www.alfasoftweb.com/download/alfaclock_free_edition.exe 11. AM-DeadLink – a freeware tool to detect dead links and duplicates from browser bookmarks and text files. AM-DeadLink supports bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, comma-separated files and tab-delimited files. (www.aignes.com). 12. Apple Safari – a freeware web browser alternative for Internet Explorer. 13. AppSnap – a free tool that shows which of the freeware tools on the PC need updating. AppSnap scans the system and lists the apps, the version is on the PC, as well as the program's current version number. You choose the programs needing upgrading (or new programs you want to install) and click Upgrade. AppSnap silently installs each app so you don't have to deal with separate application installation routines. You can scan for applications in various categories, such as Installed, Not Installed, Upgradable, or, if you want to remove programs, Removable. The big surprise was how many popular tools-and most of your favorites--AppSnap had in its database: CCleaner, Firefox, Google 1 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 Desktop, Google Earth, iTunes, Opera, PDF Creator, Winamp, and Thunderbird, to name just a few. (1/14/08) 14. Argali White & Yellow – a freeware program to find a company’s or people’s address phone number. 15. AVG-Anti-Virus Free Edition – is a free anti-virus protection tool developed by GRISOFT for home use. (www.free.grisoft.com) 16. Avidemux – a freeware multi-platform video editor. (e.g., copy and paste selected frames) (12/26/08) 17. AxCrypt - AxCrypt File Encryption for Windows. AxCrypt is the leading open source file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with Windows to compress, encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with individual files. http://www.axantum.com/AxCrypt . (Ask the Computer Lady - 10/29/09) 18. Belarc Advisor – a freeware program that provides a comprehensive information profile summary of your computer system. (http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html) 19. Blender - is the open-source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, postproduction, interactive creation and playback. It is available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License. (5/24/08) 20. Calculator Plus – a freeware program that provides advanced calculator features. 21. CamStudio – a freeware program records activity from your screen and audio from a microphone into AVI video files and can also convert the AVIs into Streaming Flash videos (SWFs) using its built-in SWF Producer. 22. CCleaner – CCleaner (formerly Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it's fast! (normally taking less than a second to run) and free. (1/17/09) 23. CDBurnerXP – a simple basic freeware program to burn music and data CDs. (www.cdburnerxp.se) (06/21/08 PC Guy) 24. Chrome – Google has produced an excellent browser that is friendly enough to handle average browsing activities without complicating the tasks, but at the same time powerful enough to meet the needs of more-advanced users. (01/15/09) 25. CKRename – a freeware program that makes volume changes to file names, and file extensions. 26. Clicker – a website with a searchable database of movies, TV shows, etc for viewing entertainment (11/14/09) www.clicker.com 27. Clickster – a freeware program is the essential application for every lover of music. Clickster enables you to easily search for and download mp3 files from the Internet in a totally legal and safe environment. This free program searches the Web for free MP3 music files from your favorite artists, and delivers them to your desktop. Clickster's developer, Robert Palmer, insists that there's no copyright issues to worry about, since the MP3s that Clickster accesses are free files stored on Web sites. As long as you don't share the files, you're safe. (8/14/08) 28. CnD3 - is a helper application for your web browser that allows you to view 3dimensional structures from NCBI's Entrez retrieval service. 29. CNET Bandwidth Meter speed test – will check the bandwidth of your Internet connection against top DSL, cable modem, and other broadband services. 2 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 30. Color Cop – a freeware program that provides hexadecimal number for a requested color. 31. Color Detector – a freeware program that provides hexadecimal number for a requested color. 32. CookieWall – a freeware program that let’s you set rules for each site you visit. Currently works only with Internet Explorer. (www.analogx.com) 33. Core FTP Lite – a freeware program for uploading/downloading files - File Transfer Protocol (FTP). 34. Cryptainer LE – a freeware program that creates an encrypted file area on your hard disk. 35. Defraggler – a freeware program that is quicker and more useful than Windows own utility. 36. DesignPro – a freeware program from Avery for design projects. 37. DVD Flick – a freeware program You probably have lots of different videos and films on your computer you would like to play on your home DVD player. Unfortunately, many DVD players can only read the standard DVD format and it's therefore a waste of resources to burn DVDs with avi, mpeg or wmv files. DVD Flick comes in handy because it converts PC video files to a proper DVD format, readable by all standard devices. (05/30/09) 38. EasyBCD – a free Vista bootloader modification tool. 39. Easy Duplicate File Finder – a freeware program that finds duplicate files and then lets you to delete them. (10/2/07) 40. Eraser - is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Works with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 2003 Server and DOS. Eraser is Free software and its source code is released under GNU General Public License. (12/26/08) 41. EssentialPIM – a freeware all-in-one desktop manager alternative to MS Outlook. (www.essentialpim.com) (06/21/08 PC Guy) 42. Expired Cookies Cleaner – a freeware program for removing expired cookies from you computer (PC). http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,62390/description.html?tk=nl_ddxdwn 43. ExplorerXP – a freeware program that displays the total size of each folder and allows you to browse multiple folders from a tabbed interface. 44. FastStone Image Viewer – is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touch the four edges of the screen. Other features include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and much more. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA. (11/10/07) 45. FavIconizer – a freeware program that restores damaged or missing program icons for IE favorites. 3 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 46. Flock – is a free Web browser that makes it easier than ever to share photos, stay up-todate with news from your favorite sites, and search the Web. Flock gives users control over their Web experience by integrating a variety of Web applications and services into its browser, and making participation online easy. Flocks design leverages a simple, elegant interface to deliver a powerful interactive experience that’s accessible to power users and everyday mortals alike. Flock is committed to innovation and forward movement, and users can expect something fun and new--designed just for them--every few months. Includes the People sidebar for managing your friend’s lists, a media bar showing the latest uploads from you and your friends, several usability and stability fixes as well as the latest security patches from Mozilla. Version 1 includes unspecified updates. (11/10/07) 47. FolderBox – a freeware program displays additional folders in the lower part of Explorer, which enables you to display the contents of two folders at once. (2/3/08) 48. Free Audio Editor – a freeware program that allows you to edit, record, mix, filter and add effects to audio files. (2/13/09) 49. Free Hide Folders – sometimes the best way to keep people from prying into your personal folders is to keep the folders' existence secret from the get-go. That's easy to do with Free Hide Folders. The program lets you make any folder (plus all of its subfolders and other contents) completely invisible with a just a little pointing and clicking. (And no, it doesn't just use the folder's hidden attribute.) The program is password protected, so you're safe even if someone knows you're using the product. It also lets you back up your folders' hidden states in case you have a system problem. --Scott Dunn http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64421/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn 50. Find Duplicates.NET – a freeware program that finds duplicate files on the computer. 51. Folder Marker – a freeware program small helper which can mark folders by priority (high, normal, low), by degree of work completeness (done, half-done, planned) and by the form of the information contained in the folder (work files, important files, temp files, private files). 52. Folder Size – a freeware program to display folder and file sizes in the Windows Explorer window. (www.find.pcworld.com/55360) 53. Freebyte Backup – is a freeware backup program for Windows. It allows one to easily copy (and filter) a large number of files and directories from various sources into one backup directory. It is possible to backup all files found in the specified set of input directories, or to have only certain file types copied. Files can be filtered according to file-extensions. E.g. you can specify that you want to backup all .doc, .rtf, .jpg, .bmp files, but none of the .exe, .dll and .txt files. You can also very easily define new file extensions inside the filter. (08/21/08) www.freebyte.com 54. Fresh UI – a freeware program to customize the Windows user interface, tweak hidden settings, optimize system settings and hardware settings, customize Windows application settings, and control the user environment with policies. (www.downloads.zdnet.com 12/06) 55. FXVisor – a freeware program to shrink the size of short cut arrows on icons. 56. Gimp – GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring. It is a powerful piece of software with capabilities not found in any other free software product. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert-quality photo- 4 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 retouching program, an online batch-processing system, a mass production image renderer, or an image-format converter. GIMP is modular, expandable, and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image-manipulation procedures to be easily scripted. (12/26/08; 9/3/08) 57. GoodSync – is a file synchronization and file backup software that automatically syncs files between desktops, laptops, and external drives. (5/11/08) 58. Google – a search engine. 59. Google Chrome – a freeware web browser alternative for Internet Explorer. 60. Google Desktop – a freeware program for searching the desktop. 61. Google Docs – a web-based freeware program that provides the functionality of Microsoft Office. (1/21/08) 62. Google Earth – Google the planet. The latest version of Google Earth makes it, indubitably, the only free mapping app worth considering. Accessible enough for casual users, Google has been added features that make it a necessity for those whose topographic desires are more serious. http://earth.google.com/intl/en/earth4.html 63. Google Toolbar – Download this free tool, and use Google to search from any Web site without having to return to the Google home page to begin another search. You can customize your search to include just the site you're visiting or just the page you're viewing. Use the toolbar to find similar pages or to find sites that link back to that page. Google lifts some of the load from you with Google Suggest query suggestions (available in Firefox only), a pop-up blocker, and WordTranslator. Filling out forms and shoppingonline become less arduous thanks to the toolbar's SpellCheck and AutoFill functions. Version: 2.0 http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,8113/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn 64. Iconfinder – search and download icons on the web. www.iconfinder.net 65. Icon Viewer – is a freeware tool that pictorially displays all of the icons contained in any given folder as well as the number of icons therein. The icons stored in your computer easily evade the sweep of most image viewers. Icon Viewer, however, pictorially displays all of the icons contained in any given folder as well as identifying the number of icons therein. Supposedly, it can do the same with all the icons in a given directory, but I couldn't persuade it to demonstrate this talent; instead, the program insisted that there were none to be found.--Leigh Anne Jones http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,8228/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn 66. ImageResizer – With this free resize image software, you can create e-mail friendly versions of your images, load them faster, move them easily from folder to folder, change their format, edit large numbers of image files/batch image resize and thus save space on your hard drive. Using high resolution 1600x1200 for creating wallpaper or file-sharing you can save your memory. VSO Image Resizer can also change file names using a template and you can add your own watermark with transparency support.VSO Image resizer is integrated into the Windows explorer shell, right click on your pictures and start working on your pictures! http://www.vso-software.fr/products/image_resizer/ 67. irFanView - Irfanview's main task is to view graphics files, and it does a superb job of it. You can view just about any file format you can imagine, and display it lightning fast. It can also display thumbnails, show your files as slideshows, and play multimedia files. Given that it's a file viewer, the program also includes a surprising 5 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 number of graphics editing tools, including adding effects and cropping. And if you need to convert files from one format to another, it can't be beat. It's particularly effective at batch-converting large groups of files. (www.irfanview.com) (06/21/08; 03/13/09 PC Guy) 68. iTunes – a player for audio and video files; also synchronizes portable devices (e.g., iphone, ipod, etc.) with Apple and PC. 69. JDiskReport – a freeware attractive, colorful, easy-to-use utility program that shows how much space your files and directories are consuming on disk. (6/20/09) 70. JetStart – a freeware program. Tired of digging into crowded Start Menu? Want to get some Vista functionality without upgrading? JetStart offers quick access to categorized Start Menu shortcuts, recently launched programs, and system commands. Go to the download page now: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,61605/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn 71. jux2 Meta Search – a freeware meta search engine which allows you to enter keywords in the search box and your search is simultaneously sent to several search engines. 72. Klipfolio – KlipFolio is a Personal Dashboard. Small, consistent and easily configurable, KlipFolio can be used to monitor anything you want online--like weather, stocks, Hotmail, news, RSS feeds and even auctions--right on your desktop. 73. LaunchBar Commander – You can create multiple docks to launch applications and documents with this freebie. --Steve Bass. Version: 1.56.02. Price: Free Go to the download page now: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64388/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn 74. Leak Test – a freeware program that tests your firewall for security leaks. 75. MailStore Home – a freeware program for backing up and organizing e-mail. It can back up e-mail from multiple accounts. It can back up from Outlook 2003, 2007 and Express. If you use Windows Mail or Thunderbird, you’re covered, too. It also covers Webmail services like Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. Your e-mail is backed up to your computer. From there, it can be organized and searched easily. You can search by contacts, content or specific account. You’ll also be able to find all of your attachments. This can be done without logging into multiple accounts. You can burn your backup to CD or DVD with one click. If something happens to your computer, you'll still have your e-mail. Just reinstall MailStore Home. And then restore your backup from the CD or DVD. 76. Malicious Software Removal Tool – a freeware program to remove malicious software. (www.microsoft.com) 77. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer – a freeware program to inspect and rank your computer system security. 78. Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager – Microsoft's USB Flash Drive Manager (FDM) puts all the features you need to work with thumb drives in one place. From the FDM, you can give each drive a name. Then you can associate each drive with a folder on your PC's hard drive. 79. Mozilla Firefox – a freeware web browser alternative for Internet Explorer. 80. Mozilla Thunderbird – a freeware program that makes e-mailing safer, faster, and easier than ever before with the industry's best implementations of features, such as intelligent spam filters, a built-in RSS reader, and quick search. (11/16/07) 81. MyUninstaller – a freeware program that is an alternative utility to the standard Add/Remove applet of Windows operating system. 6 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 82. Network Magic – a $ware program for setting up a network between multiple computers and devices (including printers, music players, and game systems). Network Tasks provides access to the common tasks for connecting computers, sharing files and devices, protecting your connections from intruders, creating reports on Internet usage, and even setting up a remote access Web site. 83. Notepad++ – is a freeware Notepad replacement with an eye toward programmers, although it should also appeal to the casual user who wants a cross between Notepad and WordPad. (12/28/09) 84. NoteTab Light – improves on Windows' Notepad in so many ways, it's tough to count them. Start with the basics: You can open multiple files, not just one, as you're forced to do in Notepad. Each file runs in its own tab, so switching between them is easy. The program comes with all kinds of nifty built-in utilities, too, such as a feature that strips HTML out of a document, a Paste Board that saves text clips automatically, macros, and plenty of oddball free tools such as a mortgage-rate calculator. (11/13/07) 85. OE Tweaker – a freeware program that easily customizes Outlook Express. 86. OneClick Answers – a freeware program for questions and answers. 87. ooVoo – a freeware internet-based telephony program 88. OpenOffice – a freeware program that provides the functions of and is compatible with Microsoft Office. (www.openoffice.org) (06/21/08 PC Guy) 89. Opera – a freeware web browser alternative for Internet Explorer. It's free, filled with features, and fast. Opera combines tabbed browsing and e-mail in one surprisingly clean, yet highly customizable interface. Like IE and Firefox, Opera's browser blocks pop-ups, accepts plugins, remembers your online passwords and lets you subscribe to RSS newsfeeds. (1/15/09) 90. OptOut – a freeware program that tests for any installed SpyWare on your desktop. 91. OutlookHelper – is a free, easy-to-load add-on for Windows 2000 and above and for Windows XP. It's like a turbocharger for Outlook, allowing you to manage your e-mail more efficiently. Its helpful functions include previewing images of multiple e-mail messages simultaneously without opening them. In addition the program gives you flexibility in storing, sorting, and organizing your e-mail, and its virus alert feature warns you before you open tainted messages. This add-on comes with free, private cyberstorage, which more than makes up for the small disc space it occupies. Version: 5.7.0 Price: Free. Go to the download page now: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,26679/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn 92. Paint.NET – a freeware graphics editor program alternative to Photoshop. Paint.NET is free image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. It started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing. (www.getpaint.net) (12/26/08; 06/21/08 PC Guy) 93. PassKeeper – a freeware program that stores account names, passwords, URLs, and notes in a password protected Access database. 94. Password Safe – a freeware program stores your login data in a password-protected, encrypted file you unlock whenever you need access to your stored login information. At 7 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 the very least, Password safe lets you manually cut and paste user names and passwords from its database into Web pages and applications, and is a great place to store any sensitive information. (2/2/09) 95. PC Wizard - PC Wizard 2008 can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about your PC's configuration and performance. Everything, that is, except how to fix it. (1/2/09) 96. PDFCreator – a freeware program to create PDF files. (www.pdfforge.org) (06/21/08 PC Guy) 97. Photocopier – a freeware program to print a copy of a scanned sheet of paper (01/08/09) 98. Photo Resizer – a freeware program to resize and manipulate images (PC Guy 11/27/09) 99. Picasa – a freeware program for editing and maintaining a photo library on disk. 100. Picture to Icon Converter – a freeware program that lets you convert picture files in BMP, JPEG, GIF, and other formats into icon files with just a simple click. http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,22323/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn 101. Powertoys – a set of freeware utility programs: TweakUI, etc.(www.microsoft.com) 102. Process Explorer – a freeware program that is an advanced process explorer utility. 103. Quicktime Player – a free multimedia (voice, video, data) player. You can use it to view many kinds of files, including video, audio, still images, graphics, and virtual reality (VR) movies. QuickTime supports the most popular formats on the Internet for news, sports, education, movie trailers, and other entertainment; QuickTime is also a multimedia architecture that other applications can leverage. Some of the most popular software-such as iTunes, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro from Apple, as well as many thirdparty programs-uses the QuickTime architecture for important multimedia functions. These applications require QuickTime to be installed in order to function properly. 104. RadioSure – a freeware powerful and simple radio player offering thousands of radio station presets from around the world. (4/17/09) 105. RealPlayer – a freeware multimedia (voice, video, data) player. 106. RealJukeBox – a freeware program to play music. 107. RealDownload – a freeware program to download files. 108. Recuva – is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer, including files emptied from the Recycle bin, deleted files from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players, and files lost by bugs, crashes and viruses. (1/23/09) 109. Registry Mechanic – a $ware program to perform maintenance on your computer; identify invalid or orphaned references within the Windows Registry. 110. RegToy – a freeware program that lets you customize just about every aspect of how Windows works, from the taskbar and Start menu, to the Windows Explorer context menu, how your desktop and icons appear, and much more. The number of settings you can change is astonishing. Vista users will particularly welcome it, because it gives you control over many Vista-specific features. In Vista, you can turn the Windows Mobility Center on and off, disable Windows error reporting, hiding the Control Panel, and much more. (5/28/08) 111. Remote Desktop Connection – a freeware program that connects to a computer’s desktop from a remote location and runs applications. 8 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 112. Revo Uninstaller – a freeware program that helps you to uninstall and remove any unwanted application installed on your computer. (2/3/08) 113. Rhapsody Player – a free music player. 114. RoboForm – a freeware/$ware program to maintain a password-protected file of URLs, userIDs, and passwords. Up to 10 passcards are free. 115. Savings Bond Wizard – a freeware program to inventory and value U.S. Savings Bonds. 116. Sceen2exe - create instant screen demos with the highest compression ratio in the world. With SCREEN2EXE tool you can: 1) Record onscreen changes to a self-played EXE file. 2) Record mouse movement and clicking. 3) Record speech from a microphone. 4) Support partial recording. 5) Edit function, add image, text, annotation and effects. 6) Get smallest movie file for fast sharing. 7) Best quality and scalable settings.Version 2.1 supports capturing by window and add video title to HTML title. 117. Screen Toaster – a webware app to record your screen. Sign up at the ScreenToaster site, press Alt-S, and you're recording. Once you have finished recording, you can add captions. Afterward you can upload the video to ScreenToaster's servers or to YouTube--or download it as an AVI file. (1/29/09) 118. 7-Zip – a freeware program for disk file compression. (www.7-zip.org) (06/21/08 PC Guy) 119. SideStep – a freeware program searches 26 different airline sites and consolidates all the flights that fit your itinerary. (Internet Explorer only) 120. SightSpeed – a freeware program to communicate (voice and video) with people using VOIP. 121. SiSoft SANDRA – SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software. (12/8/07) 122. Skype – a freeware program to communicate (voice and video) with people using VoIP. 123. SmartFTP Client – a shareware program to upload/download files - File Transfer Protocol (FTP). 124. Spybot Search & Destroy – a freeware program that detects and removes spyware and adware of different kinds from computers. (www.spybot.com) 125. Sqirlz Morph – a freeware program. Morph two, three or more images together. Also, warp images individually. Try morphing all the family's faces into one unique (or gruesome) movie! Save your animation as a Flash movie, AVI video clip, or bitmap/jpeg files. You place special control points over important features on each of the images, and the program then distorts each image so that the chosen features are matched. The distorted images are also mixed together into a single 'morphed' image which is animated to show different proportions of distortion and mixing. (8/18/08) 126. SSH Secure File Transfer – a program for uploading/downloading files - File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Licensed to Ramapo College. 127. SSH Secure Shell client – a program for uploading/downloading files - File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Licensed to Ramapo College. 128. Stickies – a freeware program to create electronic Post-it-notes on desktop. (www.Zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies) (06/21/08 PC Guy) 9 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 129. SuperAntiSpyware – a freeware program to remove spyware (11/27/09) 130. Sure Delete – a freeware program to completely delete a file(s). 131. SyncIT – a freeware program automatically synchronizes your Netscape Navigator Bookmarks and Internet Explorer Favorites (www.bookmarksync.com) or (www.pcworld.com). 132. SyncToy – a freeware program to copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and computers; synchronize (backup) between computer and removable media. (www.microsoft.com/downloads) 133. Tab Mix – a freeware add-in program enhances Firefox's tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a fullfeatured session manager... 134. TaskBar Shuffle – Drag and drop your taskbar buttons and system tray icons to instantly reorder them. No need to get all nervous when a program crashes or if you need to reboot; you can reorder your programs exactly as they were. Version 2.2 includes an option to rearrange your tray icons, Vista support, and doesn't store settings in registry anymore. 135. TClockEx – a freeware program that offers a bounty of options for displaying the date and/or time on the taskbar. 136. Think Free – a freeware program that allows you to create, view, and edit Microsoft Office compatible files over the web. 137. TaskSwitchXP – a freeware program TaskSwitchXP is an advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off. It provides the same functionality, and adds visual styles to the dialog and also enhances it by displaying thumbnail preview of the application that will be switched to. 138. Toolbar Chest – a freeware program that saves and restores Explorer toolbar settings. 139. Treepad Lite – is a freeware personal database program, a powerful information organizer, PIM and outline text editor. It is ideal for storing notes, emails, URLs. It features extended search, edit, export and import options. Supports non-western fonts. Runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT and XP 140. TrueCrypt – a freeware program that creates an encrypted file area on your hard disk. (10/6/07) 141. TweakUI – a freeware program utility that tweaks Windows settings. 142. TweakVI – a freeware program utility that tweaks Windows settings. VISTA 143. Tweak Revisited 2 – a freeware program utility that tweaks Windows settings. 144. Undelete Plus – a freeware program utility that scans your system for files that have been deleted, even those removed from the Recycle Bin, or deleted on a network drive or via a DOS window. It lists all the files, and tells you whether they can likely be restored. Tell the program to restore your files, and they come back from the dead. (6/17/09) 145. VisiPics – a freeware utility that can find and remove duplicate pictures for you. I turned VisiPics loose on my My Pictures folder, which contains over four thousand photos. It took about 40 minutes to complete its scan, but it did an amazing job. (2/3/09) 146. Vista Firewall Control – “If you want true outbound firewall protection, use this to help manage Windows Vista's built-in firewall. Microsoft has been touting the new 10 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 Windows Firewall in Windows Vista, which it says for the first time includes an outbound filter as well as an inbound filter. Outbound filters are important, because if you've been infected with a Trojan or similar software, it makes an outbound connection without your knowledge, letting someone else take control of your PC. Some malware can also turn your PC into a spam-spewing robot, sending out email without your knowledge. Unfortunately, the outbound filter in Windows Vista is, in essence, turned off by default. And as a practical matter, it's impossible to manually configure it to block malware making outbound connections. That's where the free VistaFirewallControl comes in. Install it, and whenever an application tries to access the Internet, a screen pops up, with the application name, the publisher, and similar information, as well its path and file name. You can enable or disable inbound or outbound connections it tries to make, either permanently, or just this one time. If you're not sure if the program is malware or not, go to www.processlibrary.com and do a search for the file name, for details. All in all, VistaFirewallControl is a great way to make sure your PC isn't making unwanted outbound connections.” The program can be found @ find.pcworld.com/57258. 147. Vista Short Cut Overlay Remover – a freeware program to shrink or remove the annoying arrows that appear on shortcuts on your Vista Desktop. 148. Vista Start Menu – The Windows Start menu is a mildly useful tool for running programs and accomplishing other tasks. But what if you want something more than merely a mildly useful tool? Then get this program, which despite its name works with both Vista and XP. It puts all of your programs and important folders within easy reach, so that you can launch them quickly. It also gives you fast access to turning off, rebooting, logging off, and switching users. (5/9/08) 149. Vista Services Optimizer – a freeware program. Silently running in the background of your Vista PC are services that you don't need. These leeches slow your system down and increase your system's boot time. The free Vista Services Optimizer helps fix the problem, by analyzing your PC, telling you which you can safely turn off, and then turning them off for you. (3/22/09) 150. Visual Task Tips – a freeware program Visual Task Tips is a lightweight shell enhancement utility. It provides thumbnail preview image for each task in the Windows Taskbar, as seen in the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista. 151. VLC Media Player – a freeware program is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac ...) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols. (05/30/09) 152. Wavosaur – is a free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. Wavosaur has all the features to edit audio (cut, copy, paste, etc.) produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert.Wavosaur supports VST plugins, ASIO driver, multichannel wav files, real time effect processing. The program has no installer and doesn't write in the registry. Use it as a free mp3 editor, for mastering, sound design. The Wavosaur freeware audio editor works on Windows 98, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Go to the features page for an overview of the software. http://www.wavosaur.com/ (PC Guy 5/10/08) 153. Widget Maker – a freeware program to make your own widgets. (10/5/07) 154. Windows Media Player – a freeware program to play music. 11 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 155. WinPatrol – Every house needs a watchdog to warn you when something nasty is at the front door. And your PC is no different: it needs something that is ever-vigilant, keeping an eye on the programs running on your PC and making plenty of noise when something seems out of place. WinPatrol does this guard job, keeping tabs on programs running on your PC (including the hidden ones) and alerting you if a program tries to install something unexpected, sets itself to run on startup, change your home page or install something it shouldn't. (2/7/08) 156. Wise Disk Cleaner – a freeware program that performs disk maintenance 157. WinZip – a shareware program for archiving files in compressed format. (www.winzip.com) 158. WordWeb – a freeware program for an electronic dictionary and thesaurus; press CTRL+right click. (wordweb.info/free) (06/21/08 PC Guy) 159. Writely –a freeware program: Google Docs & Spreadsheets is a free web-based word processing and spreadsheet program that keeps documents current and lets the people you choose update files from their own computers. 160. WS_FTP95 – a freeware program for upload/download files - File Transfer Protocol (FTP). 161. Xplorer2 – the freeware lite version is a dual pane Windows Explorer replacement 162. Xteq Systems A-Setup – a freeware program utility that tweaks Windows settings. 163. YouTube Installer – a freeware program that downloads videos from YouTube to client computer. (1/19/08) 164. Zoho Writer – a freeware program for web-based word processing. 165. ZoneAlarm – a freeware software firewall that monitors transactions to and from the Internet. 166. Zulupad - ZuluPad is a notepad on crack. It's a place to jot down class notes, appointments, to-do lists, favorite websites, pretty much anything you can think of. The great thing about ZuluPad is that it combines the best parts of a notepad with the best parts of a wiki, a concept made popular by Wikipedia . The basic idea has been called a personal wiki or a desktop wiki. http://www.gersic.com/zulupad/ (10/13/07) Note: Use a search engine (e.g., Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, etc.) to search for the respective program web sites for downloading the programs. Sources: 1. Browse the PCWorld.com Downloads library: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/downloads.htm 2. PC World – 101 Fabulous Freebies http://www.pcworld.com/zoom?id=124883&page=17&type=table&zoomIdx=1 3. Browse Microsoft Downloads: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads 12 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 4. March 3rd, 2008 My 10 favorite Windows programs of all time Posted by Ed Bott @ 4:57 am. ZDNet. << http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=385>> 5. Sources: www.CNET.com www.KimKomando.com www.PCMag.com www.PCworld.com www.Microsoft.com www.ZDNet.com et al. DISCLAIMER By using the Site you acknowledge and agree that the provider of this information shall have no liability for any cost, damage or harm arising directly or indirectly in connection with any of the Products ordered or received through this Site or through links on this Site or from any action or inaction of any Vendor. (1/21/08) 13 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 Here are four useful programs that will run on any storage device, even your MP3 player: A free office suite. Imagine showing up to give a PowerPoint presentation, but the computer you are given doesn't have PowerPoint installed. You can download a free viewer from Microsoft, but forget about last second changes in sale figures. That's where Portable OpenOffice comes in. It's a free suite of programs. Included are a word processor, a spreadsheet, multimedia presentation program, drawing program and a database management program. All of the programs are compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Access. They are also compatible with other programs like Word Perfect and Lotus. Even though it's a portable version of OpenOffice.org, it still requires a lot of space 167 MB. 2) A Web browser. Surfing the Net on a public computer is, well, public. Purchasing something online and failing to sign out could be dangerous. Clearing the browsing history, and dumping the cookies and cache should erase your tracks. But what if you forget? Portable Firefox allows you to surf the Net without leaving tracks. Extensions used on your home computer can be carried over as well. Ditto for your bookmarks (a listing of favorite sites) and passwords. Portable Firefox takes up 16.9 MB on a thumb drive. 3) All-in-one Instant Messaging program. Imagine talking simultaneously on Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger and MSN Messenger. And using only one program. Well, you can do it with Portable GAIM and Portable Miranda. Portable GAIM is best suited for users who want to avoid settings. Miranda, although more complex, gives greater customization. Portable GAIM requires 8.9MB of free space, and Portable Miranda, 1.2MB. 4) Password security. There's a user name and password for everything. Strong passwords require a combination of letters, symbols and numbers. Those passwords are difficult to remember. And each account should have a different password. That's a lot of information to keep in your head! The free KeePass stores passwords in an encrypted database. It will import your list of passwords from various file formats, such as CSV. Or, you can enter each user name and password manually. KeePass requires less than 1MB of space. Source: Kim Komando, The Tip of the Day, December 5, 2006; www.kimkomando.com 14 Stephen Klein 2/1/2010 Popular “must have” Free Software Programs for Personal Use (05/30/09) 1. AVG-Anti-Virus Free Edition – is a free anti-virus protection tool developed by GRISOFT for home use. (www.free.grisoft.com) 2. Adobe Reader – a freeware program that reads pdf file type documents. (www.adobe.com) 3. Ad-Aware – a freeware program for spyware protection and removal. (www.lavasoft.com) 4. Belarc Advisor – a freeware program that provides a comprehensive information profile summary of your computer system. (http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html) 5. Core FTP Lite – a freeware program for uploading/downloading files - File Transfer Protocol (FTP). (www.coreftp.com) 6. Google Desktop – a freeware program for searching the desktop. (www.google.com) 7. iTunes – a player for audio files. (www.apple.com) 8. Mozilla Firefox – a freeware web browser alternative for Internet Explorer. (www.mozilla.com) 9. OpenOffice – a freeware program that provides the functions of and is compatible with Microsoft Office. (http://www.2008-official.com/openoffice/) 10. Picasa – a freeware program for editing and maintaining a photo library on disk. (www.picasa.com) 11. Powertoys – a set of freeware utility programs for Windows XP: TweakUI, etc. (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx) 12. Spybot Search & Destroy – a freeware program that detects and removes spyware and adware of different kinds from computers. (www.spybot.com) 13. VLC Media Player – a freeware program is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac ...) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols. (05/30/09) 14. WinPatrol – a freeware program. Every house needs a watchdog to warn you when something nasty is at the front door. And your PC is no different: it needs something that is ever-vigilant, keeping an eye on the programs running on your PC and making plenty of noise when something seems out of place. WinPatrol does this guard job, keeping tabs on programs running on your PC (including the hidden ones) and alerting you if a program tries to install something unexpected, sets itself to run on startup, change your home page or install something it shouldn't. (www.winpatrol.com) 15. ZoneAlarm – a freeware software firewall that monitors transactions to and from the Internet. (www.zonealarm.com) Note: Use a search engine (e.g., Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, etc.) to search for the respective program web sites for downloading the programs. 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