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99 Responses to “I want a Freeware Utility”

  1. redphoenix Says:

    Anti-Spyware/Anti-Virus/Anti-Rootkit/Security Freeware Utilities : I want to …
    .. monitor my eventlog files, and send them to a central location: Snare for Windows

  2. teejay Says:

    I was wondering if there is any freeware utility to replace FileMakerPro for Mac or Microsoft Access.

    Many thanks

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  4. msr Says:

    More free mind mapping software: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

    msr

  5. matt Says:

    Free (and much nicer) power meter for laptops:

    http://www.mattcollinge.co.uk

    Enjoy!

  6. sfsdfd Says:

    Software Development:

    …test relational functional dependencies: FAQ Validator (http://www.djstein.com/projects/FAQValidator.html)
    …develop and test regular expressions: Regular Expression Tester (http://www.djstein.com/projects/RegularExpressionTester.html)

    MP3s:

    …edit MP3 tags and filenames: MP3 Tag Converter (http://www.djstein.com/projects/MP3TagConverter.html)
    …manage MP3 playlists: Playlist Manager (http://www.djstein.com/projects/PlaylistManager.html)

    Outlook:

    …automatically construct hot-button list of frequent email recipients: OutlookColleagues (http://www.djstein.com/projects/OutlookColleagues.html)
    …provide a customizable menu-based set of text snippets for Outlook: WordSnippet (http://www.djstein.com/projects/WordSnippet.html)

    Fun:

    …display greyscale static as a screensaver: StaticSaver (http://www.djstein.com/projects/StaticSaver.html)
    …simulate and solve the Rubik’s Cube: CubeSearch (http://www.djstein.com/projects/CubeSearch.html)
    …simulate a wireless sensor network: Wireless Sensor Network Simulator (http://www.djstein.com/projects/WindowDragon.html)
    …watch an artificial intelligence algorithm find paths around obstacles: Pathfinder (http://www.djstein.com/projects/Pathfinder.html)
    …watch artificially intelligent agents trade resources on a simulated stock market: The Exchange (http://www.djstein.com/projects/TheExchange.html)

    Utilities:

    …place windows via programmable hotkeys: WindowDragon (http://www.djstein.com/projects/WindowDragon.html)
    …provide a customizable menu-based set of text snippets for Word: WordSnippet (http://www.djstein.com/projects/WordSnippet.html)

  7. gary Says:

    Desktop Utilities

    Program launcher: PS Hot Launch VVL. (http://www.pssoftlab.com/pshl_info.phtml)

  8. cracKness Says:

    Is there anything for transferring old lp’s/records to mp3?

  9. msr Says:

    completely wipe/delete a file: Eraser from http://www.heidi.ie

    encrypt files: http://www.truecrypt.org/

    msr

  10. meadorbd Says:

    Business/Office/Access/Excel/Word Freeware Utilities

    Automatically prioritize and organize email in Microsoft Outlook: http://www.clearcontext.com/products/inbox_manager.html

    ClearContext Inbox Manager Personal Edition is a free product to help Outlook users manage email more efficiently. Inbox Manager automatically prioritizes email based on importance and includes features to easily organize related email by project. Instead of facing a flood of unorganized email, the Inbox appears the way it should; most important email from the most important senders are at the top of the Inbox, ready to be dealt with immediately.

    Full Disclosure: I work for the company.

  11. internetturk Says:

    I want to freeware Utilities for newsreader add ins on Outlook 2003? Are you know?

  12. irnis Says:

    Communication Freeware Utilities : I want to …

    chat with different messenger clients : Quiet Internet Pager

    Desktop Freeware Utilities : I want to …

    miniature desktop clock : AlphaClock

    Files and Folders Freeware Utilities : I want to …

    change file-date on multiple files : eXpress TimeStamp Toucher
    find freshest file : eXpress Fresh Files Finder

    Internet Freeware Utilities : I want to …

    show country from IP-address : eXpress IP Locator

    show Google PageRank : eXpress PageRank Revealer

    read my RSS feeds : GreatNews

  13. horseflesh Says:

    Nice list. Here are some suggestions that have served me well.

    Communication
    … telnet/ssh to a site: SSH Secure Shell for Workstations, Non-Commercial Version

    Video
    … convert a video to another format: SUPER

    TERRIBLE web site, it makes you want to run away screaming, but the software is pretty good.

  14. horseflesh Says:

    By terrible web site, I mean the SUPER guys, not the freeware list. :)

  15. gluino Says:

    Suggestion: (not sure which category it should be in, there isn’t a cryptography section?)

    Performance/Recovery/System Freeware Utilities : I want to …
    calculate hashes HashCalc from SlavaSoft – Support of 12 well-known and documented hash and checksum algorithms: MD2, MD4, MD2, SHA-1, SHA-2( 256, 384, 512), RIPEMD-160, PANAMA, TIGER, ADLER32, CRC32.

    Actually I needed a DES hash calculator.

  16. drkimusa Says:

    Graphics/Images/Photographs Freeware Utilities : I want to …

    view images in an album folder : Irfanview

    Irfanview has many more uses one of my favorites is the ability to batch rename/batch edit (resize, recolor, crop, rotate, convert file type, etc.)

  17. lababidi Says:

    Left out Notepad++

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=95717&package_id=102072

  18. hubschrauber Says:

    “Transparently encrypt and decrypt files…”
    http://www.truecrypt.org
    “Emulate a virtual CD-ROM drive and mount an ISO file…”
    http://www.daemon-tools.cc
    “Keep a random bunch of notes organized in one place…”
    http://www.tranglos.com/free/keynote.html
    “Edit, recode, capture, merge, etc. digital video clips…”
    http://www.virtualdub.org

  19. hubschrauber Says:

    “Capture, edit, and enhance audio files…”
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net

  20. politono Says:

    Mouse cursor control that crosses from one computer’s monitor to another computer’s monitor via a usb/firewire connection between them. I’d love to be able to use my mouse to move the cursor from one computer’s screen to my laptop. Next step would be to allow data to be dragged from one computer to the other in the same way. Shouldn’t be hard. Just deactivate the first cursor when it goes offscreen to the right/left and activate the second computer’s cursor. I don’t know the USB/firewire enough to even start such a project.

  21. mbannon Says:

    I want free web-based email/calendar/contacts/RSS feeds/storage in a clean easy-to-use interface
    http://www.goowy.com

  22. tomerbd Says:

    I use SendToGmail to backup important files, all you need to do is to right click a file and choose SendToGMail and this file is being sent to your gmail account as a storage! (also supports large files via auto split and merge utility!)

    http://gmailer.co.nr

  23. rowla Says:

    Any karaoke software, but not for mid files? for mp3 would be the best

  24. mshkolnik Says:

    I use the small and easy ShowPassword tool:
    http://www.scalabium.com/showpw.htm

    Good addin for “Performance/Recovery/System Freeware Utilities” category

  25. bonv Says:

    Great list!

    I would suggest Mediaware Task Manager 3.0 for the system freeware utilities section.
    http://www.mediaware.at

    It’s a process monitoring tool you may also want to use to remove unwanted startup items. Very nice!

  26. lblackwolf Says:

    Windows Explorer Replacements/Shell Extensions Freeware Utilities : I want to …I suggest SharpEnvironment

    SharpE is an user friendly desktop replacement for Windows XP/2k

    http://www.sharpe-shell.org/

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  29. andysox Says:

    anybody know of any good free .GIF animators? not that old M$ one, something a bit more powerful…

  30. tinkerer Says:

    HxD is a slick and user friendly Freeware hex editor. I especially like that it has a disk editor under both Windows 9x and NT/2000/XP and that it is fast (opens file of any size).

    Please consider adding it to “Editors/Notepad Replacements Freeware Utilities” section.

    http://mh-nexus.de/hxd/

  31. dw2221 Says:

    I need a Freeware Utility(or Shareware) that enables me to draw a line on any open PC window at any angle. I would be great if I could control the thickness, length and color of the line too, but not a requirement. If it had the ability to measure it would be a real plus!
    Have you heard of one?

    Thanks,

    dw

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  33. allholy1 Says:

    Don’t forget about DVD decrypter!

    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd_decrypter.cfm

  34. astromahesh Says:

    I want a freeware utility which will help me to search ONLY from a CD for my CD contents.

  35. NickHodges Says:

    I want to program in Delphip:

    http://www.turboexplorer.com

  36. Figs Says:

    Files and Folders Freeware Utilities : I want to …

    You need to add 7zip.

    http://www.7-zip.org/

    Features, taken from their site:

    * High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
    * Supported formats:
    o Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    o Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS
    * For ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
    * Self-extracting capability for 7z format
    * Integration with Windows Shell
    * Powerful File Manager
    * Powerful command line version
    * Plugin for FAR Manager
    * Localizations for 63 languages

    I use whenever I need to extract files.

  37. DominicanZero Says:

    “Editors/Notepad Replacements Freeware Utilities : I want to …”

    Edit source code in many different languages: Notepad++ [ http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net ]

  38. bilwil Says:

    Choose a picture from my files and have it displayed on the boot screen. (I know this exists.P

  39. iwordedtheworld Says:

    i want a free utility to boost microphone volume.(+20db feature).
    Plz name a few if u already know

  40. muttley Says:

    Files and Folders Freeware Utilities
    archive (zip) files: FilZip
    also for rar ace tar gz z e many others compression formats

  41. muttley Says:

    Files and Folders Freeware Utilities
    archive (zip) files: FilZip
    also for rar ace tar gz z e many others compression formats

    htt://www.filzip.com

  42. Claudiu Spulber Says:

    “Business/Office/Access/Excel/Word Freeware Utilities : I want to … ”

    create pdf file (no Ghostscript): doPDF [ http://www.dopdf.com ]

  43. gdlm Says:

    I want fast access to my frequently used and favorite folders: FolderGuide
    (http://www.freeware365.com/desktop/folderguide.htm)

  44. rfjc Says:

    You might consider consider adding another PDF editing tool to your ‘Business Freeware Utilities’ section. It’s totally free to use for the first few weeks and after that just adds watermarks to the pages. It’s called Nitro PDF Pro and it let’s you create and edit PDF files.

  45. abolourian Says:

    For DVD/Video section, Any Video Converter:
    http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free

  46. Gotbreaks Says:

    For ‘Read my RSS Feeds’ section:
    http://www.popuload.com

  47. Taztx01 Says:

    I want a music\file management utility for Windows Vista similar to FillCD that will determine optimal files to burn to cd.

  48. dscarr Says:

    I am very new to this site so please forgive me if this is the wrong forum to bring this up.

    I am looking for a utility that will take several running applications on a machine and switch through their windows in succession similar to a slide show only with the dynamic windows that the applications present.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  49. ortcloud Says:

    Looking for a freeware solution to saving Yahoo emails to a folder on my PC. Anyone know of such a thing? Thanks.