The Freeware Topic.
This thread is for people to post links to their favourite freeware programs.
The software can be for any format
With a brief description of what they do, or what paid software they replace.
Only FOR WINDOWS.
Spotify:: Genius, Free music streaming application, works just like itunes etc.If you have never used it before, you will not know how you managed without it.
Tunatic:: Ever used the TrackID feature on a Sony Ericsson mobile phone?
Try Tunatic instead for identifying music and it won't cost a penny
Foobar:: Probably the best music player there is. Has loads of plugins so you can configure it just the way you want
Winamp:: yes, only the basic one is free... but do you really need that extra crap they shove on the premium versions?
Songbird:: Multi Format music player
Last Fm:: Free music streaming service that creates radio stations based on your musical taste
Audacity:: Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
Damn Small Media Player:: Damn Small Media Player is a useful and very lightweight application that was designed in order to help you listen to your preferred MP3 music files.
Picasa:: A great free alternative to IPhoto
Paint.net:: For those unfamiliar and want to give Photoshop a run. It's basic in parts and while it isn't as complex as Photoshop, this is completely free and it'll get the job done for any job you want doing if you're a beginner.
Inkscape:: An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X
Blender:: FACK - how did no one mention Blender? It's so awesome - tiny and just as capable as professional 3D applications at a fraction of the cost (free, of course). Blender is awesome, it's not even supposed to be free.
Gmax:: Gmax 1.2 is a free video game modeling tool.
Sketchup7:: Well now, Super, seeing as you've posted one of your modeling programs, I'll post one of mine,
Gimp:: I have not tried Paint, but my wife is a graphic designer and she say's Gimp is pretty good, if a bit basic. But she is using Creative Suite 4 so i guess thats a fair comment Gimp is an Alternative for Adobe Photoshop.
..::Web 'n' Work::..
Open Office:: Free Office suite a very good alternative to Microsoft Office, opens all MS Office Documents.
Firefox:: A very popular, customisable Web Browser
Opera:: A multiformat Web Browser, I am using it now
VLC Media Player:: Plays pretty much anything, excellent alternative to Qucktime Pro, Windows Media Player and Real Player.
Any Video Converter:: Quick and easy video conversion tool
Gomplayer:: Plays pretty much anything, excellent alternative to VLC and the rest.
ImgBurn:: Free disc writing software. Really easy UI. Allows for burning ISOs as well. Worth it for the noise it makes after a disc is written.
Advanced System Care Free:: Registry cleaner also gets rid of unused files and searches for spyware and helps keep your pc running smoooooth
Partition Wizard:: Powerful Windows Hard Drive Partition Utility
CCleaner:: I'm sure this is well known, but for the uninitiated, this program lets you get rid of temporary files swiftly.
Recuva:: A great recovery utility.
7-Zip:: 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
..::Misc & System Tweaking::..
Magic ISO:: MagicDisc allows you to use almost all CD/DVD image without burning them onto disc.
CPU-Z:: CPU Z- tells you everything about your processor.
RivaTuner:: GPU Overclocking utility.
GPU-Z:: GPU Z- tells you everything you need to know about your graphics card, including essential temperatures and vital specs
Driver Sweeper:: Driver Sweeper- allows you to prevent system crashes due to driver issues, this completely rids your system of any remaining driver files allowing you to install new ones without worry
Tweak Now:: For Windows mother tweaking lovers, the suite provides more than 100 hidden Windows settings in the Windows Secret section.
Pidgin/Adium:: For all your IM needs. Supports MSN, IRC, Yahoo and and various other instant messaging protocols
X-Fire:: Xfire allows you to chat with your friends, see what games they are playing, what servers they are playing on and join them instantly with one click
Thunderbird:: All your Email in one place
Need For Madness:: Fantastic freeware racing game.
Trackmania:: A Fast paced Stunt racing game Download this !!! i got it today and it is bloody addictive
Frets On Fire:: It's a clone of Guitar hero but can have new songs added and is fully modable, and you get to use your keyboard as the guitar, LOL
Avira:: I use this at the moment.
AVG:: Popular Antivirus. Not recommended by me though
Ad-Aware Free :: Real-time protection against spyware, trojans,
rootkits, hijackers, keyloggers, and more!
Avast! Antivirus:: I've used this for a year, they'll give you a free code to use it for a year.
Spybot Search and Destroy:: Another great anti-spyware software. Best to have this and Ad-Aware installed.
Ubuntu 9.04:: Once you set it up to your liking it will work like a [free] charm.
Linux Mint 7:: Originally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, it has now developed into one of the most user-friendly distributions on the market
Click on the names on the left to visit the specific website. lol
NB:: If You know any, please feel free to share with us.
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nice thread...I will post my freebies later on
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