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Commercial programs like Office or AutoCAD are not only expensive but probably overkill for most people. We aim to find the best, feature-rich, totally free programs for you. Many of them are actually even better than their expensive commercial counterparts, FreewareHome is the one place you really can find a free lunch!


 

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AltDrag

Program: AltDrag Version:1.0
Author: Stefan Sundin
Website: [ https://stefansundin.github.io/altdrag/ ]
Download: [ 189 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: AltDrag gives you the ability to move and resize windows in a new way. After starting AltDrag, you can simply hold down the Alt key and then click and drag any window. This behavior already exists in Linux and other operating systems, and AltDrag was made with the mission to copy that behavior to the Windows platform, and then to further expand it with new intuitive functionality.
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StrongDC++

Program: StrongDC++ Version:27.12
Author: Open Source
Website: [ http://strongdc.sourceforge.net/index.php?lang=eng ]
Download: [ 6.2 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: StrongDC is a client for sharing files in Direct Connect network by using NMDC and ADC protocols. It is modification of program DC and it brings many news and features from other modification. Since DC++ is developed under GNU/GPL, you can download source and modify it.
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TightVNC

Program: TightVNC Version:2.7
Author: TightVNC Group
Website: [ http://www.tightvnc.com/ ]
Download: [ 2.0 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: TightVNC is a free remote control software package. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer.
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ANSICON

Program: ANSICON Version:1.66
Author: Jason Hood
Website: [ http://adoxa.altervista.org/ansicon/ ]
Download: [ 100 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: ANSICON provides ANSI escape sequence recognition for Windows console programs (both 32- (x86) and 64-bit (x64)). It is basically the Windows equivalent of ANSI.SYS.
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Finestra Virtual Desktops

Program: Finestra Virtual Desktops Version:2.5
Author: Z-Systems
Website: [ http://vdm.codeplex.com/ ]
Download: [ 2.9 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Finestra Virtual Desktops is an elegant solution to managing many windows or tasks on Windows. It allows you to divide your workspace up into multiple "virtual" desktops, each of which is easily accessible on the fly. For example, you can keep all of your internet applications open on one desktop, work on another desktop, and games on a third. Finestra virtual desktops is also well known for taking advantage of Windows' live window thumbnails to show you live previews of your windows when viewed from the fullscreen "switcher" view. If you have Windows 7, Finestra also utilizes the new taskbar features to make the experience even more natural and enjoyable. But wait! What if you still are using XP? Don't worry, Finestra Virtual Desktops provides support for XP as well, although window previews are not "live" since XP doesn't have DWM.
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Universal USB Installer

Program: Universal USB Installer Version:1.9
Author: USB Pen Drive Linux
Website: [ http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ ]
Download: [ 1.0 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Universal USB Installer aka UUI is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. The Universal USB Installer is easy to use. Simply choose a Live Linux Distribution, the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, Click Install. Upon completion, you should have a ready to run bootable USB Flash Drive with your select operating system installed. Other features include; Persistence (if available) – note that casper persistence will only work with fat16 or fat32 formatted drives.
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PDFsam

Program: PDFsam Version:2.2
Author: Andrea Vacondio
Website: [ http://www.pdfsam.org/ ]
Download: [ 15.6 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: PDFsam basic is a simple, platform independent software designed to split and merge pdf files. It’s stable, completely free and It should cover most of your needs.
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Kapow

Program: Kapow Version:1.4
Author: Graeme Gott
Website: [ http://gottcode.org/kapow/ ]
Download: [ 7.0 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Kapow is a punch clock program designed to easily keep track of your hours, whether you’re working on one project or many. Simply clock in and out with the Start/Stop button. If you make a mistake in your hours, you can go back and edit any of the entries by double-clicking on the session in question. Kapow also allows you to easily keep track of the hours since you last billed a client, by providing a helpful “Billed” checkbox—the totals will reflect your work after the last billed session.
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ClipGrab

Program: ClipGrab Version:3.4
Author: Philipp Medien
Website: [ http://clipgrab.org/ ]
Download: [ 15.8 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites. It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step.
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Adobe Digital Editions

Program: Adobe Digital Editions Version:4.0
Author: Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Website: [ http://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions.html ]
Download: [ 7.7 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Readers want choice, flexibility, and ease — to buy or borrow books and read them on their preferred reading devices. Adobe Digital Editions software offers an engaging way to view and manage media rich eBooks and other digital publications. Use it to download and purchase digital content, which can be read both online and offline. Transfer copy-protected eBooks from your personal computer to other computers or devices. Organize your eBooks into a custom library and annotate pages
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Growl for Windows

Program: Growl for Windows Version:N/A
Author: N/A
Website: [ http://www.growlforwindows.com/gfw/ ]
Download: [ 2.2 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Growl lets you know when things happen. Files finished downloading, friends came online, new email has arrived - Growl can let you know when any event occurs with a subtle notification. The rest of the time, Growl stays out of your way. Along with letting you know when things happen, Growl also gives you full control over how you are notified and what action (if any) you want to take in response to the notification. You can choose to be alerted with a visual indicator or an audible alert, both, or neither. You can choose the type of display that is shown, whether the display remains on the screen, the importance of the notification, and even if the notification should be forwarded to another computer. You can have notifications that trigger an email, run a script, launch a program, or are read out loud.
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aria2

Program: aria2 Version:1.18
Author: Open Source
Website: [ http://aria2.sourceforge.net/ ]
Download: [ 1.9 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. aria2 can be manipulated via built-in JSON-RPC and XML-RPC interfaces.
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Quassel IRC

Program: Quassel IRC Version:0.11
Author: Quassel IRC Team
Website: [ http://www.quassel-irc.org/ ]
Download: [ 12.3 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client, meaning that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core -- much like the popular combination of screen and a text-based IRC client such as WeeChat, but graphical. In addition to this unique feature, we aim to bring a pleasurable, comfortable chatting experience to all major platforms (including Linux®, Windows®, and MacOS X® as well as Android smartphones), making communication with your peers not only convenient, but also ubiquitous available. And the best of all: It's free - as in beer and as in speech, since we distribute Quassel under the GPL, and you are welcome to download and see for yourself!
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Wink

Program: Wink Version:2.0
Author: Satish Kumar. S.
Website: [ http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ ]
Download: [ 3.2 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users. Here is a sample Flash tutorial created by Wink. Click the green arrow button to start viewing it. This is a good example of how you can create tutorials in Wink, by capturing screenshots, mouse movements and specifying your own explanations with them. And all this in a standard Windows-based UI with drag-and-drop editing makes it very easy to create high quality tutorials/documentation. It is estimated that Macromedia Flash Player is installed in more than 90% of the PCs. Using Wink you can create content viewable across the web in all these users' desktops. Similar applications sell for hundreds of dollars, while Wink is free with unrivaled features. So spread the word about Wink to your friends.
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FocusWriter

Program: FocusWriter Version:1.5
Author: Graeme Gott
Website: [ http://gottcode.org/focuswriter/ ]
Download: [ 33.1 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment. It utilizes a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work. It’s available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, and has been translated into many different languages.
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Anki

Program: Anki Version:N/A
Author: Damien Elmes
Website: [ http://ankisrs.net/ ]
Download: [ 22.2 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn. Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless.
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Command Line Screen Capture

Program: Command Line Screen Capture Version:N/A
Author: DuckLink Software.
Website: [ http://www.ducklink.com/p/command-line-screen-capture/ ]
Download: [ 682 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: CmdCapture is a free command line screen capture software.
Notes: Two variations available, one is a console only program and the other is simply a command line program which doesn't require a console window.

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SoundBoard

Program: SoundBoard Version:1.30
Author: Zhorn Software
Website: [ http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/soundboard/ ]
Download: [ 51 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: The SoundBoard loads up to eighteen .wav files, and allows you to play them at the click of a button. Each sound clips can be renamed have its volume set, and a position chosen. This configuration can be saved, and loaded so that your SFX are always instantly available and at the correct volume and position. Six "favourite" sound schemes can be chosen so that they can be quickly retrieved.
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HashCheck Shell Extension

Program: HashCheck Shell Extension Version:2.1
Author: Open Source
Website: [ http://code.kliu.org/hashcheck/ ]
Download: [ 85 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: The HashCheck Shell Extension makes it easy for anyone to calculate and verify checksums and hashes from Windows Explorer. In addition to integrating file checksumming functionality into Windows, HashCheck can also create and verify SFV files (and other forms of checksum files, such as .md5 files). It is fast and efficient, with a very light disk and memory footprint, and it is open-source.
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WinRun4J

Program: WinRun4J Version:0.4
Author: Peter Smith
Website: [ http://winrun4j.sourceforge.net/ ]
Download: [ 1.1 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: WinRun4j is a java launcher for windows. It is an alternative to javaw.exe
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