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Everyone should have noticed the current sticky list of good n free software is too messy for anyone to browse through and look for the software that they need, also there are different users posting the same software over again. Hence, I've decided to revamp the thread and make it better.

Hopefully, the moderator will put up my thread as sticky and removed the old one. Also, seeing that the TS of the previous thread last activity was 3 years ago, I decided not to send him a message to inform him (he won't login and see anyway).

As suggested by wikipedia, Freeware is computer software that is available for use at no cost or for an optional fee (voluntary fee). Therefore, I urge fellow hardwarezoners to follow this few simple rules before posting and recommending others of freeware.

  • The software must be free-of-charge.
  • The software must not contain any form of malware.

I would also like to set a format for people to follow when they introduce software to others. This would help people to understand the nature of the software before downloading and use it .
The format would be:

Product Name: Name of the software
Website: Main page of the software website *Note: Do not link it to the downloading page.
Image Preview: Try to get a image (product image or screenshot should do) off from the software site and post it over here.
Product Description/Features: Copy the selling points of the software over at the website and post it over here to let others have a better idea of what the software does.
Product Review: Do provide a short writeup of the product that you're introducing to others if you had it previously or still using the product at the moment.

An example will be given below. It is perfectly fine to leave out certain part such as product review or image if you couldn't find any. But please make an effort to do so, it helps!

Please only suggest software that are known to be free from spyware or any other form of malware.

Example 1:

Product Name: Mozilla Firefox
Website: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/
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Product Description/Features:
  • Password Manager
  • One-Click Bookmarking
  • Smart Location Bar
  • Instant Web Site ID
  • Full Zoom
  • Platform-Native Look & Feel
  • Plug ins
Product Review: Hey, do support Firefox. I never regret choosing Firefox as my default browser since ages ago. It has lotsa wonderful features and plug ins such as Ad Block Plus which basically remove all the irritating advertisement all over your screen. You also have a password manager which helps you to remember and store your username and password, it saves you lots of hassle when you visit back forum that you hadn't gone for years. It's faster and will not get as much errors as some other browser does!

Please PM me for the following:
  • New product to be added to the product category list.
  • Product Review to be added to any of the product.
  • Broken links, Typos or any other errors.
 

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The following three post will have a list of software populated in alphabetic order for easy searching.

List updated as at 03/Dec/2011

Please do a search below to see if the software that you would like to introduce had been posted before to prevent duplication.

0-9
3RVX - Volume Notification/Control Tool
7-Zip

A
Ad-Aware 2008 Free
ALSee
AntiFreeze
AVG

B

C
CCleaner
Code::Blocks - C++ IDE
Comodo Firewall

D
Defraggler

E
EASEUS Partition Manager 3.0 Home Edition
Eraser

F
FastStone Photo Resizer
FileZilla
Flashget
FormatFactory
Foxit Reader
Free Audio Converter
Free Download Manager
Free Video Converter


G
GIMP - Image Manipulation Program
Gizmo Central
Google Chrome
GOM Player
GSpot
 
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Lastly, I seek your co-operation to make this a better thread by abiding to the rules of the thread.

Hope you guys will benefit from this!


PS: This post will also serve as a reserved post.
 

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Product Name: 7-Zip
Website: http://www.7-zip.org/
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Product Description/Features:
  • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
  • Supported formats:
    • Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    • Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Powerful command line version
  • Plugin for FAR Manager
  • Localizations for 69 languages
Product Review: NA
 

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Product Name: AVG Anti-Virus
Website: http://free.avg.com/
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Product Description/Features:
  • Quality proven by 70 millions of users
  • Easy to download, install and use
  • Protection against viruses and spyware
  • Compatible with Windows Vista and Windows XP
Product Review: NA
Extra Note: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is only available for single computer use for home and non commercial use.
 

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Product Name: Comodo Firewall
Website: http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/
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Product Description/Features:
  • Clean PC Mode
  • Advanced Network Firewall Engine
  • Host Intrusion Prevention System
  • Powerful and intuitive Security Rules Interface
  • Sleek New Graphical User Interface
  • 'Smart' Popup Alerts
  • Application Behavior Analysis
  • Automatic 'Firewall Training' mode
  • Windows Security Center Integration
  • Self Protection against Critical Process Termination
  • Application Recognition Database
  • Automatic Updates
  • Improved Firewall Event Logging
  • Submit Suspicious Files to Comodo
Product Review: NA
 

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Product Name: Eraser
Website: http://www.heidi.ie/node/6
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Product Description/Features:
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.
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Product Name: FileZilla
Website: http://filezilla-project.org/
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Product Description/Features:
  • Easy to use
  • Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  • Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more
  • IPv6 support
  • Available in many languages
  • Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
  • Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
  • Drag & drop support
  • Configurable Speed limits
  • Filename filters
  • Network configuration wizard
  • Remote file editing
  • Keep-alive
  • HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support
Product Review: NA
 

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Product Name: Foxit Reader
Website: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/
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Product Description/Features:
  • Incredibly small
  • Breezing-fast
  • Annotation tool
  • Text converter
  • High security and privacy
Product Review: NA
Extra Note: Foxit Reader itself is free. The critical add-ons are free while advanced add-ons have a reasonable cost.
 
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Product Name: Free Download Manager
Website: http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/
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Product Description/Features:
  • BitTorrent support
  • Upload manager: easy way to share your files
  • Flash video download
  • Remote Control
  • Portable mode
  • Enhanced audio/video files support
  • Absolutely free and 100% safe
  • Download acceleration
  • Resuming broken downloads
  • Smart file management and powerful scheduler
  • Adjusting traffic usage
  • Site Explorer
  • HTML Spider
  • Simultaneous downloading from several mirrors
  • Zip files partial download
  • Active spyware and adware protection through active communication among users
Product Review: NA
 

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Product Name: GSpot
Website: http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
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Product Description/Features:
  • Establishes what video codecs (audio and video) are required to play an AVI file.
  • Determines whether these codecs are installed on your system.
  • Shows framerate, duration, aspect ratio, bitrates, AVI structure info, and more.
  • Displays and allows editing of RIFF info (title, etc); displays "hidden" ASCII info.
  • Built-in database of 350 video and 150 audio codec types
  • Full support for OGG media files as well as AVI stream formats
  • Identification (only) of non-AVI files (.mpg, .mov, .qt, .rm, .swf, .wmv, .asf, etc.)
  • Supports VFW, ACM, DirectShow and DMO codec types (audio and video)
Product Review: NA
 

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Product Name: hott notes
Website: http://www.hottnotes.com/
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Product Description/Features:
  • Place notes on your desktop, reminding you of important events everytime you use the computer.
  • Draw crazy pictures to decorate your desktop, or use your Tablet PC to write notes with a stylus. Scribble notes can be any size and stretched to your liking.
  • Editing notes is easy and non-obstructive. Just double-click the note body, edit it, and hit "Done" when you're finished.
  • Create checklists to keep track of what you've done and what you have left to do.
  • hott notes have a simple, yet pleasant interface. Choose any color, font, or translucency level for your notes. Also, create and use themes.
  • Managing a large number of notes is easy. A Note Manager allows you view your desktop, wastebasket, and archived notes and perform batch operations on them.
Product Review: NA
 

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Product Name: ImgBurn
Website: http://www.imgburn.com/
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Product Description/Features:
ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!
  • Supports a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI.
  • It can burn Audio CD's from any file type supported via DirectShow / ACM - including AAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, MPC, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA and WV.
  • It supports Unicode folder/file names, so you shouldn't run in to any problems if you're using an international character set.
  • Supports all the Windows OS's - Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 2008 (including all the 64-bit versions). If you use Wine, it should also run on Linux and other x86-based Unixes.
Product Review: NA
 

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Product Name: IrfanView
Website: http://www.irfanview.com/
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Product Description/Features:
  • Thumbnail/preview option
  • Paint option - to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
  • Toolbar skins option
  • Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
  • Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
  • Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
  • Fast directory view (moving through directory)
  • Batch conversion (with image processing)
  • Multipage TIF editing
  • File search
  • And many more other features, visit the site to learn more!
Product Review: NA
 

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Product Name: K-lite Codec Pack
Website: http://www.codecguide.com/
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Product Description/Features:
K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools. Codecs are required to encode and/or decode (play) audio and video. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play 99% of all the movies that you download from the internet.
Product Review: NA
 
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Product Name: Memtest86
Website: http://www.memtest86.com/
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Product Description/Features:
Memtest86 is thorough, stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers. BIOS based memory tests are a quick, cursory check and often miss many of the failures that are detected by Memtest86.
Product Review: NA
Extra Note: You can purchase Memtest86 diagnostic CD-ROM for a small fee.
 

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Product Name: Mozilla Firefox
Website: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/
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Product Description/Features:
  • Password Manager
  • One-Click Bookmarking
  • Smart Location Bar
  • Instant Web Site ID
  • Full Zoom
  • Platform-Native Look & Feel
  • Plug ins
Product Review: Hey, do support Firefox. I never regret choosing Firefox as my default browser since ages ago. It has lotsa wonderful features and plug ins such as Ad Block Plus which basically remove all the irritating advertisement all over your screen. You also have a password manager which helps you to remember and store your username and password, it saves you lots of hassle when you visit back forum that you hadn't gone for years. It's faster and will not get as much errors as some other browser does!
 

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Product Name: OpenOffice
Website: http://www.openoffice.org/
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Product Description/Features:
OpenOffice.org 2 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
Product Review: NA
Extra Note: OpenOffice is an alternative to Microsoft Office.
 
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