Here's the Best Freeware We've Found:


There is likely something here for you. SRF CalcTape, Paint.NET, and WordWEB, for example, are very handy office tools.


This red dot:  means the freeware may try to install something extra you may not want, such as an additional program, browser toolbar, etc. In all cases, though, if you pay attention to each installation step, you can UNCHECK the unwanted feature and it will not be installed.



CCleaner  "CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. CCleaner's simple and intuitive layout will appeal to users of all skill levels. Its four features -- Cleaner, Registry, Tools, and Options -- are prominently displayed on the left side of the window." 
CDBurnerXP - (It works in Windows 7-10 also.) Burns CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to create ISOs and burn them onto CDs. 

EaseUS ToDo Backup   Free and reliable data backup & system disaster recovery software. Takes a snapshot of your complete hard drive and stores it on external USB, CD/DVD, etc.

EssentialPIM is a powerful and easy Personal Information Manager. Automatically import your existing data. Real information management that doesn't slow you down! "Free Forever" Get it!

FileZilla - A fast FTP and SFTP client for Windows with a lot of features. FileZilla Server is a reliable FTP server.  [SourceForge]

fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper. I use it to combine tracks into one audio file. It converts between MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats.

Everything - is an alternate to Windows Search. "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on your computer (hence the name "Everything"). AWESOME TOOL!
Free File Sync - Synchronize files and folders for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X from, say, your main hard drive to an external hard drive.  [SourceForge]


HomeBank - An excellent Quicken alternative. Show all Bank/CC accounts. Setup automatic Payee/Category assignments. Import QFX, OFX, QIX and CSV files. Generate Expense/Income reports, (although you have to screen-capture the data to print it.) but overall: hallelujah!

Kate's Video Toolkit 7 - Extract part of the video and save it in the same or different format. Plays all the movies formats supported by windows media player, quick time player, DVD players.

K-Lite Codec Pack  THIS ALSO INSTALLS THE MEDIA PLAYER CLASSIC application onto your computer while installing the codecs. Codecs are required to encode and/or decode (play) audio and video. With the user-friendly K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play 99% of all the movies that you download from the Internet. Media Player Classic is a great all-in-one audio/video/CD/DVD player.

KompoZer -  a wysiwyg HTML editor using the Mozilla Composer codebase. [SourceForge]

Paint.NET - a free graphic editing program by Microsoft that goes way beyond Windows Paint.
PDF Creator - Write PDF files - and append (add on or combine) pages. [SourceForge]

PhotoFiltre Free "is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy learning curve. The toolbar, giving you access to the standard filters with just a few clicks, gives PhotoFiltre a robust look." (Closest free program to the older Paint Shop Pro...)

SRF CalcTape - CalcTape is more usable than most other Windows calculators because it emulates a paper tape type of calculator, where you can see each item entered. "With CalcTape, extensive calculations remain clearly structured. CalcTape makes the arithmetic process visible - you can generate intermediate results and subsequently correct or change all numbers and operations" as you proceed.  It's Free, It's the BEST.

Unit ConverterQuad-Lock Unit Converter contains more than 1000 units of measurement commonly encountered while solving engineering or everyday conversion problems.

VMWare Workstation Player - allows you to run other operating systems inside a separate window. Like XP Mode in Windows 7, you can install XP again, or Linux within the latest Windows 10. Handy. (I use it to run older 16 bit CAD software designed for Win 95 or XP.)

WordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Features of the free version include: Definitions and synonyms, Related words, 5000 audio pronunciations, 65 000 text pronunciations, 150 000 root words, 120 000 synonym sets, Look up words in almost any programs.





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