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Hi fellas, how about compiling a list of all the best free softwares that we all use ?!

Note: Windows only!

Submit the entries like this:

Quote:
Software name:
Category:
Website/Linky: Link to the "download page" , if possible, not the file.
Rating: Also tell, how would you rate this s/w on a scale of 5; eg: ****
Here is the category list, you guys add the missing ones..

Anti-Virus:
AntiVir PE - link - ***
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition - link - *****
Avast - link
ClamWin - link
- **
F-Prot for DOS - link -
Network Associates Inc. Stinger - link - ***

Anti-Spyware:
Ad-aware - link - *****
Hijackthis - link - ****
Spybot Search & Destroy - link - *****
Spyware Blaster - link -



Audio / Video Players:
BSplayer - link -
FooBar2000 - link - ***
iTunes - link - ***
Media Player Classic - link - *****
MusicMatch Jukebox Basic - link - ***
VideoLAN - link -
Winamp - link
- *****
1by1 - link - ****
foobar2000 - link - *****
Dscaler - link - **
FM radio - link - ***


Audio / Video Editors:
Audacity - link - ***
dBpowerAmp conversion utility - link - *****
VirtualDub - link - ****
VirtualDubMod - link - *****
mp3DirectCut - link - ****

CD-DA X-tractor - link -


Catalouging Softwares:
Broken Cross Disk Manager - link - ****


Codecs:
Real Alternative - link - ****
Divx Codecs - link
Lame encoder - link -
Nimo Codec Pack - link -
Gspot - link - ***
K-Lite Codec Pack - link -
Quicktime Alternative - link - ****
Tsumani Codec Pack - link - ***
xvid - link - ***

Chatting / online collaboration tools:

AIM - link -
MirandaIM - link
Yahoo messenger - link
Gaim - link - *****
ICQ Lite - link -



Compression utilities:
7-Zip - link -
*****
Zip Genius - link -
IZarc - link -

Last edited by rock_ya_baby : 25-08-2004 at 12:00 AM. Reason: updated version: 1.6.5
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CD / DVD Burning apps:
CDBurnerXP - link - ****
MD5summer & MD5sum - link - ***

Hard Disk utilities / Partition managers:
Disk utilities - link - *****
XOSL - link - *****
SDelete (Secure file deleter) - link -
Clear read-Only Attributes - link - *****


Desktop Enhancements apps:

Download managers:
Wget - link - ****
Leechget - link - *****


News FeedReaders:

FeedReader - link -
Klipfolio - link -
SharpReader - link -


Privacy tools:
Eraser - link

Registry Tools:
RegShot - link
RegMon - link - *****

Data Recovery:
Disk Investigator - link - ****
Handy Recovery - link -
CDcheck - link -

Firewalls:
Sygate free edition - link - *****
Zone Alarm Basic - link - ****
Kerio Free edition - link - *****
Agnitum Outpost - link -

FTP Clients:
SmartFTP - link - *****
FileZilla - link

Server software:
Apache - link - *****


HTML Editors:
1st Page 2000 - link - ****
Nvu - link -

Image viewers:
Irfan View - link - *****
JAlbum - link - ****
Picasa - link - *****
SlowView - link -


Image editors:
The Gimp - link - *****


Web-Browsers:
Mozilla - link - ****
FireFox - link - link - *****
MyIE2 - link - ***


Web-Browser Toolbars/add-ons:
Google Toolbar - link
- ****

Email-clients:
nPOP - link - *****
Incredimail - link - ****
Mozilla Thunderbird - link - *****

Email-client add-ons:
ePrompter - link - *****
Pop Goes The Gmail (PGTGM) - link - ******

Networking Tools:
Console Tools - link - ***
nmap - link - *****
OpenPorts - link -
puTTy - link - *****
UltraVNC - link
TightVNC - link - ****
ezProxy - link - ***



Office suites & apps:
602PC Suite 4.0 - link - ****
TextShield Fusion - link -
NoteTab Light - link -
EditPad Lite - link - ****
XFonter - link - ****
Abiword - link - **

Programming:
PHP - link - *****
Bloodshed Dev-c++ - link - *****
mASM32 - link
RadASM (ASM IDE) - link


Benchmarking & System Analysis:
AIDA32 - link - ****
Belarc Advisor - link -
CPU-Z - link - *****
Fraps version 1.9D - link - ***
Final Reality (
DirectX 5 3D Benchmark) - link - ***
FreshDiagnose - link - ****
Memtest86 - link - *****


Simulators:
System Monitoring:
Autostart Viewer - link - **
MotherBoardMonitor - link - *****
File Checker - link -
FileMon - link - *****
Process Explorer - link -
TaskMan+ - link -


System Optimisation utilities:
Cacheman - link - ****
CrapCleaner - link - **
FreeRamXP Pro - link
Microsoft Power Toys - link - ***
MyUninstaller - link -
Ram Def - link
X-teq X-setup - link - *****
PageDefrag - link -

Video tools (DVD rippers etc):
Dr. Divx - link - ****
Easy Divx - link - *****

General software:
Cheatbook - link -
Cheatcontainer - link -
2xplorer Lite - link - ** -

Last edited by rock_ya_baby : 27-08-2004 at 09:27 AM.
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LEGEND:




Quote:
Category name:


Software.name - link.to.the.software - user.rating

Ratings:
* - needs improvement
** - useable

*** - good; steadily improving
**** - very good; recommended
***** - excellent; must-have




NOTE: Only Submissions & Suggestions should be posted here, rest will goto the trash-can!



CHANGELOG:

- Added Sunny's submission
- Added SDelete, ace's submission
- Added 4, thanks to Thunderbolt, aElien, Godzi

- Added 1, PGTGM
- Added 1, ePromter

Message to moderators :- Please don't update/intervene in this post, I forget what changes I have to make. please!!

Last edited by rock_ya_baby : 27-08-2004 at 09:30 AM.
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Software name: Spybot Search & Destroy
Category: Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware
Website: http://www.safer-networking.org/
Short Description: Application to scan for spyware, adware, hijackers and other malicious software.

Software name: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
Category: Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware
Website: http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php
Short Description: VG Resident Protection, AVG e-mail Scanner, AVG On-Demand Scanner, Basic Scheduled Tests ,Free Virus Database Updates Automatic Update feature ,Easy-To-Use Interface ,Automatic Healing of infected files, AVG Virus Vault for safe handling of infected files

Software name: Irfan View
Category: Image viewers/ editors
Website: http://www.irfanview.com/
Short Description: IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003. It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.IrfanView was the first Windows graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple (animated) GIF support.One of the first graphic viewers WORLDWIDE with Multipage TIFF support.The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple ICO support.

Regards,
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Benchmarking SW -

Final Reality
DirectX 5 3D Benchmark
http://www.remedy.fi/fr/download.shtml

AIDA32
System Analysis & Benchmark
http://www.webattack.com/get/aida32.shtml

FreshDiagnose
System Analysis & Benchmark
http://www.freshdevices.com
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Cacheman
Memory optimiser
http://download.com.com/3000-2248-10...ml?tag=lst-0-1

RAM Def
Memory optimiser
http://download.com.com/3000-2086-10...ml?tag=lst-0-1

HijackThis
Spyware removal
http://download.com.com/3000-8022-10...ml?tag=lst-0-1
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Should I add "ratings" too?

I suppose the submitters know how good/bad the s/w is.. so how about that they mention the s/w rating on a scale of 5? hmm?

Like,

Software name: Spybot Search & Destroy
Category: Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware
Website: http://www.safer-networking.org/
Rating: *****

This way ppl who haven't heard about the s/w can have a general idea as to how good the s/w is...

I'll modify/edit the ratings if I feel that the submitter hasn't rated the s/w fairly..

incase, I haven't used tht s/w before.. i'll ask for other ppl's recommendations, ok?

Last edited by rock_ya_baby : 01-05-2004 at 11:33 PM.
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Hey rocky just visit these two websites.

http://www.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=products
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/filechecker.html

What abt Fraps for the benchmarking section??

Oh! OK.
Link for both the software
Try OpenUniverse for sure.



Download Picasa here :thumbup1

Category:Audio CD-Ripper & Encoder
Software: CD-DA X-Tractor
Homepage: http://xtractor.sourceforge.net/

Did you guys forget "Jetaudio" ??
It's excellent.
Link
Rating: *****.

Any suggestions for TV viewing software.. I mean TV tuner software

Ain't there any free softie to recover data from scratched CD's/DVD's? I've googled for hours and started going carpal...all in vain.

Oh well, found CDCheck accidentally. After all the hullaballoo. Gotta see how good it is at actually recovering files.

DKant pls post here if the CDCheck recovers ur file well and it works for u.

can any1 get me the BEST freeware app for NOISE REMOVAL frm Digicam photos?
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I think instead of rating, it would be better to "recommend" software. The software will get a higher ranking based on how many people recommend it. What say you?
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scratched my head but can't think of anything at the moment

can Tweak UI be added under system optimizations?

Click Here

how about all users be allowed to rate the software ? as done in popular sites?
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How will they rate?

I mean, they will post in this thread or something?

there are so many of them listed here.. and more are added every 2-3 hour...

I dunno.. how users will tell what s/w they like/hate

Anyone , anyidea?

Last edited by rock_ya_baby : 02-05-2004 at 02:58 PM.
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As I said, users could just tell which software they recommend. Just a positive mark, no gradation scale. The more people that recommend a certain software, the higher it is rated. It could get a star for each recommendation, and become gold if more than five ppl recommend it. Like that ... It will not be too much work to compile all recommendations once a week or somethin.

I forgot my fav sw -

X-Teq X-Setup
System Tweaker
http://www.x-setup.net/downloads/

Some more -

Lame
MP3 Encoder
http://mitiok.cjb.net/
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Ok, your suggestion is nice. I will update the ratings once a week.

thank you ppl for submitting..

Hey other fellows, you ppl add too
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Software name: ClamWin
Category: Anti-Virus
Website: http://clamwin.sourceforge.net/
Rating: ****

Software name: AntiVir PE
Category: Anti-Virus
Website: http://www.free-av.com/
Rating: ***

Software name: 7-Zip
Website: http://www.7-zip.org/
Category: Compression utilities
Rating: *****

Software name: wget
Website: http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/wget.html
Category: Download managers
Rating: ****

Software name: Disk Investigator
Website: http://www.theabsolute.net/sware/dskinv.html
Category: Data Recovery
Rating: ****

Software name: 1st Page 2000
Website: http://www.evrsoft.com/1stpage2.shtml
Cateogory: HTML Editors
Rating: ****

Software name: nPOP
Website: http://www.nakka.com/soft/npop/index_eng.html
Category: Email-clients
Rating: *****

Software name: Incredimail
Website: http://www.incredimail.com/english/splash.html
Category: Email-clients
Rating: ****

Software name: Editpad Lite
Website: http://www.editpadpro.com/editpadlite.html
Category: General software
Rating: ****
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Software name: Process Explorer
Website: http://www.sysinternals.com/files/procexpnt.zip
Category: System Monitoring
Rating: ***

Software name: Regshot
Website: http://ah.pricegrabber.com/banner_to...o_id=4/pid=870
Category: ?
Rating: *****
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