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Major Geeks







3D Graphics:
Anim8or -
Blender -
Maya Personal Learning Ed. -
Now3D -

AntiVir -
Avast -

Anti Spyware:
Ad-aware -
CWShredder -
Diet K -
HiJackThis -
SpyBot Search & Destroy -
SpywareBlaster -
SpywareGuard -

IRC Clients:
BersIRC -
BitchX -
HydraIRC -
TinyIRC -
XChat -

Audio Players:
1by1 -
Foobar 2000 -
iTunes -
Jet Audio Basic -
Musik -
QCD Player -
Sonique -
Winamp -

Audio Tools:
Audacity -
CDex -
dBpowerAMP Music Converter -
Encounter 2003 -
GermaniXEncoder -
K-MP3 -
KraMixer -
ModPlug Tracker
MP3 Book Helper -
MP3 Tag -
mp3DirectCut -
MP3Gain -
mp3Trim -
MusicBrainz -
Rarewares -
SoundEngine Free -
TagScanner -
The GodFather -

CD/DVD Burning:
Burn4Free -
Burnatonce -
CDBurnerXP -
CDR Tools Frontend -
Deepburner -
DVD Decrypter:
Easy Burning, DropCD & Audio CD -

Compression / Decompression:
7-zip -
bzip2 -
FilZip -
IZArc -
QuickZip -
TUGZip -
UltimateZIP -
Zip&Go -
Zipgenius -

Defrag Software:
DIRMS & Buzzsaw -
OpenVMS -

Desktop Enhancements:
CursorXP -
MobyDock -
tclock2 -

Download managers:
Fresh Download -
LeechGet -
Net Transport -
Star Downloader -
wackget -
wget -

Encryption and data security:
Axcrypt -
Blowfish Advanced CS-
Eraser -
File Shredder -
GnuPG -
PGP Freeware -
WindowsCleaner -

File Managers:
2xExplorer -
A43 -
Gyula's Navigator -
JExplorer -
MeeSoft Commander -

File repair and recovery:
PC Inspector File Recovery -

Kerio (Kerio Personal Firewall is FREE for home and personal use) -
Outpost Firewall (version 1 is free) -
Sygate (FREE for personal use) -
Zonealarm Basic firewall -

FTP Clients:
Filezilla! -
SmartFTP -

FTP Servers:
FileZilla -
GuildFTPD -
Quick 'n Easy FTP Server -
SlimFTPd -

HTML Editors:
1st page 2000 -
Aracnophilia -
HTML-Kit -
Selida -
Trellian webPAGE -
TSW WebCoder -

Image viewers:
Ahaview -
Irfanview -
SlowView -
XNView -

Instant Messenger:
Gaim -
Miranda IM -
Rhymbox -
Trillian Basic -

Internet Explorer Front-Ends:
Avantbrowser -
MyIE2 -
SlimBrowser -

Mail programs:
i.Scribe -
Mahogany Mail -
Pegasus Mail -
Thunderbird -

Anti-spam programs:
K9 -
POPFile -
SpamBayes -

Network Tools:
CMDTime NTP Utility -
Ethereal Protocol Analyzer -
NMap -
Ntop -
PingPlotter -
RAS Graph & Stats -
RealVNC -
TightVNC -
UltraVNC -
WinSCP -

Office Suite:
602PC Suite free edition -
AbiWord -
Open Office -

Partition Managers:
Partition Resizer -
Ranish Partition Manager -
TestDisk -

PDF Utilities:
Foxit PDF Reader -
Free PDF -
Ghostscript/GSView -
PDF 995 -
PDFCreator -

Photo manipulation and image design:
ColorPic -
Pixia -
Sodiodi -
The Gimp -
Tuxpaint -

ActivePerl -
Dev C++ -
Dev Pascal -
Eclipse -
Freepascal -
jEdit -
PHP Hypertext Parser -
Python -
Ruby -
SharpDevelop -

Pop-up Blockers:
Google Toolbar -
NoAds -
PopUp Stopper -
Privoxy -
Proxomitron -

System Information and monitoring:
AIDA32 -
Gkrellm -
Motherboard monitor -

Video codes :
DivX Codec -
Kazaa Lite Codec Pack -
Nimo Codec Pack -
Quicktime Alternative -
Real Player Alternative -

Video players :
BsPlayer -
MaximusDVD -
Media Player Classic -
VideoLan -

Video tools:

DVD Shrink -
DScaler -
GSpot -
VirtualDub -
VirtualDubMod -
xviD -
Zwei-Stein Video Editor -

Web browsers:

Firefox -
Internet Explorer -
K-Meleon -
Mozilla -
Netscape -

Web servers:
Abyss -
Aprelium Abyss -
Apache -
Sambar -
Savant -
TinyWeb -

Webcam Software:
booruWebCam -
Pryme -

Checksum Utilities:
fsum -
hksfv -
md5sum -
md5summer -

General Utilities And Other Applications:

AnalogX -
AppRocket -
Celestia -
Cygwin -
Dirkey -
EditPad Lite -
Inno Setup -
Memtest-86 -
MWSnap -
NetTime -
Nullsoft Installer -
Peerguardian -
QuickSFV -
png2ico -
Stickies -
Sysinternals -
TClockEx -
Vim -

Hall of Fame

Adobe Reader
Windows | MacOS | Linux | Mobile This simplest of Adobe's PDF programs lets you do just about anything PDF-related (besides create new ones), including online collaboration. It includes a host of features to aid users with disabilities.

Windows | MacOS | Linux | Web One of the most widely used pieces of free software ever, AOL Instant Messenger offers a ton of capabilities.
Read our full review of AIM 6.5.

Windows | MacOS | Linux Whether you're recording or editing, Audacity is all about audio in practically any format.

Windows | MacOS | Linux This PC Mag Editors' Choice Web browser has been on top of the heap since version 1.5 came out in late 2005. Read our full review of Firefox 2.0.

Windows | MacOS | Linux The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) does most of what Photoshop does; the Gimpshop project ( even makes it look like Photoshop. Read our full review of The GIMP 2.0.

Windows | MacOS When you're attached to the top media player in the land (iPod), success is a given. iTunes continues to build sales and refine its organization of songs, video, games, podcasts, and more. Read our full review of Apple iTunes 7.6.
Windows | MacOS | Linux You can spend a lot for Microsoft Office or nothing for this suite with full-function word processor, spreadsheet, database, presentations, even an equations editor. Read our full review of 2.3.

Windows | MacOS | Linux You'll pay to call regular phones, but if you sign up all your friends, Skype provides easy (and even international) calls and video-conferencing for nothing. Read our full review of Skype 3.0.

Windows | MacOS | Linux Mozilla's no-cost e-mail alternative is extensible, fast, and easy to master. And a wealth of free add-ons means there's not much this program won't do, from calendars to encryption. Read our full review of Thunderbird 2.

Linux This Linux-based OS comes with many of these Hall of Fame products (Firefox, preinstalled.

Windows After a decade of playing music, the "skinnable" WinAmp has several versions, including one with full CD ripping and burning.

Operating Systems

Web A virtual operating system (aka Web OS), it uses Asynchronous Java-Script and XML (AJAX) programming to mimic the look and feel of a Windows desktop in Firefox or IE. It stores files (using Gmail) and runs its own applications, plus Web apps like Meebo and Google Maps. If you can launch a Web browser, you can get work done through ajaxWindows.

Web This Web OS has ultra-simplified applications, including an RSS reader, satellite maps, a word processor, even a browser—yes, for browsing the Web while on the Web.

Freespire 2.0
Linux This community-driven OS is based on Linspire (formerly Lindows)—a Linux distro that looks like Windows, with an emphasis on compatibility with other platforms.

Web | Flash Sleek style sets this Web OS apart, as does the ability (using a separate utility) to sync files, bookmarks, and e-mail from your real OS. Read our full review of Glide Effortless.

Linux Ubuntu-based and powered by Google's apps (just don't call it Google OS), gOS comes with the $200 PCs from Wal-Mart, but you can download it for any PC.


avast! 4 Home Edition
Windows Spiffy-looking avast! notifies you by e-mail or IM if it catches a virus. You can't schedule scans, but its recovery database can help if a virus damages your files.
Read our full review of avast! 4 Home Edition.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
Windows Its control center is awkward, but AVG scans files on demand, upon access, on a schedule, and in e-mail. Its rescue disks will help you recover from disaster.
Read our full review of AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition.

Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Classic
Windows AntiVir scans files on demand, upon access, and on a schedule; it doesn't scan e-mail attachments until they're saved, but it does go to work on rootkits. It's especially good at coexisting with other security software. Like most good AV software, it has the Virus Bulletin's VB100% award and certification for virus detection from ICSA Labs.
Read our full review of Avira AntiVir Premium Security Suite.

Windows Run HijackThis, save a log, and then post the log on sites that support the program. You'll quickly get personalized expert help to remove any malware.

Windows | Web In less than a minute, NanoScan can analyze all processes running on your computer and identify viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, or other malicious programs.

ThreatFire AntiVirus
Windows ThreatFire detects the bad guys by their behavior, not by outdated virus signatures. It's surprisingly accurate and a good companion to standard antivirus apps.
Read our full review of ThreatFire 3.

Trend Micro HouseCall
Windows Use the venerable HouseCall online scanner to get a second opinion, or use the app for cleanup when malware prevents installation of a local antivirus utility.


Comodo Firewall Pro
Windows This protective dragon for XP and Vista keeps hackers out of your system, controls which programs can access the Net (its whitelist of about one million means you get fewer pop-ups), and blocks tricky "leak test" techniques. It's both tough and good-looking.
Read our full review of Comodo Firewall Pro.

ZoneAlarm Free
Windows The free edition remains a useful protector against hack attacks and against programs that abuse your Internet connection.


Windows Wonder what you're agreeing to when you click "I Accept"? Don't worry; just drag EULAlyzer's target icon onto the EULA for a quick report on any troublesome language.
Read our full review of EULAlyzer Personal 1.1.

Hotspot Shield
Windows Create an instant virtual private network (VPN) tunnel between your laptop and the router at any Wi-Fi hot spot to protect your data from snoops on the public airwaves, even if you're using extra encryption. If you're on a network that limits the use of certain apps (such as Skype), the VPN could give you unfettered access. It even works with your wired connection for an extra layer of security.

Kruptos 2
Windows Kruptos makes a file accessible only to someone who knows the password; it includes a file shredder.

PC Flank
Windows | Web While ShieldsUP! tests your firewall's ability to stealth all ports, PC Flank performs surgical strikes that emulate specific malware attacks to verify that your firewall blocks them.

Windows This Outlook add-on strips out extra info and tracked changes in Word documents attached to messages.


Mint mint
Web Mint isn't like Quicken, where you enter in all your transactions. Instead, it syncs with your bank and credit card accounts online, checks your spending habits, and tells you how to improve to save money. If you're not paying attention to your spending, it'll send you regular alerts to inform you where your money has gone (nice for making sure you haven't been ripped off).

Linux Linux users can track their bank accounts, stocks, and expenses in this financial program using a double-entry accounting method.



Windows | MacOS | Linux Volunteers keep this open-source word processor alive. It closely mimics the look and feel of Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier.
Read the full review of AbiWord 2.0.

Web | Flash An online-only diagramming tool with more options than you can flowchart. The free version is limited to five diagrams.

Google Docs
Web | Mobile Google's slickly designed office suite offers online shared word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations-and best of all, finally a solid alternative in the office-suite space to the totally dominating Microsoft. Upload or e-mail your current documents for storage and editing.
Read the full review of Google Docs.

IBM Lotus Symphony
Web | Mobile A much prettier version of, Symphony is prepped for presentations, spreadsheets, and word processing in a single window (but lacks OO's drawing and database modules).
Read the full review of IBM Lotus Symphony Beta.

Windows | MacOS | Linux A full WYSIWYG Web-page authoring tool akin to Dreamweaver, KompoZer integrates an FTP site manager for file uploads.

MacOS This version of has the same great tools and price (free), but with an interface designed specifically for the Mac OS.

Windows Notepad++ handles text--especially source code-in ways the basic Windows Notepad could only dream of, with embellishments like tabs and color coding.
Read the full review of Notepad++.

Windows | MacOS | Linux This open-source page layout tool has features comparable to big names like PAgemaker, plus support for PDFs and scalable vector graphics (SVG).

Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mail not only reads your Hotmail, but also can check POP, IMAP, or HTTP mail accounts. It works as an RSS feed reader and a newsreader.

Web | Mobile Zoho features every tool you could want-word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, database, even a wiki-and several you never knew you needed. Some are also available off-line.
Read the full review of Zoho.



Plaxo Plaxo
Web Perhaps the ultimate online address book, Plaxo is enhanced with the superpowers of a social network and plug-ins for many Web-based services like Flickr, YouTube, Twitter and LiveJournal for sharing across the Internet.

Web Backpack is more than a to-do list site. Your five easy-to-update pages send reminders via e-mail or SMS and include a whiteboard for online collaboration.
Read the full review of Backpack.

EssentialPIM Free
Windows Imagine taking the e-mail out of Microsoft Outlook to get a killer personal information manager (PIM). That's what EssentialPIM is all about.

Windows | MacOS | Linux To be more like Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird needs a calendar. Lightning provides that, plus a to-do list. It can even sync with Google Calendar.

Power Calculator Windows This XP-only PowerToy replaces the lame Windows calculator with a mathematical powerhouse.

Remember The Milk
Web | Mobile Never forget another grocery item, or anything else, using this extensible online task manager. It'll send reminders via e-mail, SMS, and IM.

Windows | MacOS | Linux Sunbird is Mozilla's standalone calendar for tracking events and upcoming tasks. It's a sister to Lightning, which adds the same functions to Thunderbird.

30 Boxes
Web One of the best-looking online calendars, 30 Boxes features easy-to-grasp pop-ups for adding events and viewing schedule details.

Yahoo! Calendar
Web Track your schedule and share it with friends, then sync your calendar with Outlook or your phone. It's a great place to back up a handheld.


Allway Sync
Windows Sync files between your PC and an external drive, filtering by folder, file name, or file type. The program displays warnings about questionable files before syncing.

DriveImage XML
Windows Make an image of your entire hard drive for backup and restore purposes.

Windows | MacOS Install the utility on multiple computers, create an online account where you identify each computer, and pick folders to synchronize. Up-to-date data becomes available on all those PCs whenever you make a change in a folder, with sync taking place in the background so you're never disturbed, just happy to find your files wherever you work.
Read the full review of FolderShare.

MozyHome Free
Windows | MacOS MozyHome provides automatic online backup for up to 2GB of your data.

Web Pack away all your passwords in this secure online vault; it even logs you in to Web sites.

SyncToy v2.0
Windows Make sure folders across your networked computers contain the same files, even on drives that change location and name.

MacOS Bootcamp users: Now you can clone (back up) your Windows XP/Vista partition for reinstall on a new Mac.

App Launchers

Windows Launchy launches (duh) applications, files, folders, or searches via a command-line-esque interface.

Windows Organize your application shortcuts in a toolbar that mimics the look and feel of the Macintosh dock, complete with icon animations. It will even mimic Windows Taskbar buttons. Add in extras (docklets) like real-time clock and weather forecasts, even a fully functional Windows Start button and Recycle Bin, to get everything you need.

MacOS This open-source launcher takes plug-ins that allow it to do almost anything you want in the MacOS.


Absolute Uninstaller
Windows Replace the Add/Remove Programs control panel in XP to get batch uninstalls and clear out leftovers that Windows frequently misses when uninstalling.

Windows The extra C is for crap, and that's what CCleaner gets rid of: all the detritus left behind in the course of using Windows.

Windows Defragment your entire hard drive-or just one heavily fragmented file at a time.

Windows DriverView lists every single device driver running on your system, with extra info on each.

Windows Shredders are popular in the office, so why not have the digital equivalent? Eraser adds a right-click menu that will do away with a file or folder forever.

Windows | MacOS | Linux Download this FTP client for accessing multiple sites or to use as an FTP server. In both cases, FileZilla has convenient drag-and-drop support.

Glary Utilities
Windows Glary offers a ton of utilities for cleaning, optimizing, and securing Windows in one package.

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007
Windows Install anything-DOS, OS/2, or any earlier version of Windows-as a virtual machine. It'll run in a separate window on your Vista or XP desktop.
Read the full review of Microsoft Virtual PC 2007.

Web Place a layer of "transient storage"-a sandbox-between your applications and your hard disk to stay safe.

Windows Compress and decompress files on the fly, even in e-mail through Outlook integration, and encrypt archives as desired.

Task Killer
Windows Stop any Windows process dead; this is handy for clearing frozen applications.

MacOS Get access to additional preference settings in Mac OS X to turn on hidden features.

Uniblue ProcessScanner
Windows | Web You can do the Ctrl-Alt-Delete salute in Windows to see what's bogging down your PC, but can you understand the results? ProcessScanner, coupled with the online Process Library, provides extra information on each process (like whether it autostarts or not, and who makes the software in question), and even lists the security risk to your system for running it.


Universal Extractor
Windows See what's inside any archive file—ZIP, RAR, even EXE.

Windows The tiniest BitTorrent client around (only 214K) comes with all the torrent download features you crave.

Interface Enhancement

Battery Status
Windows This app runs in the system tray and takes advantage of smart battery support in XP/Vista to provide loads of info on laptop-power usage.

Google Desktop
Windows | MacOS | Linux Let Google index and search your hard drive contents. The sidebar adds graphical widgets to your desktop.

Windows miniMIZE puts thumbnails of your minimized applications on the desktop for easier access.

Quero Toolbar 4
Windows Replace the Internet Explorer address bar to integrate ad blocking and make IE7 look more like IE6.

Vista Drive Icon
Windows Add one of Vista's best features to XP: smart drive icons showing the current capacity of each hard drive.

Windows Multiple tabs and improved search enhance and replace the boring old Windows Explorer.

Yahoo! Widgets
Windows | MacOS Fill your desktop with tiny interfaces for everything from stock picks to RSS feeds to weather forecasts (using Doppler radar!) to Wi-Fi sensors to remote desktops to countdown clocks-to name a few. Pick from over 4,300; some are more useful than others, but almost all are interesting to look at.

File View/Conversion

Foxit Reader
Windows Perhaps the fastest PDF reader around, Foxit includes a free annotation tool. Add-ons enable support for new file formats and UI languages.

Samuraj Data
Web You can display PDF files in your Web browser when no other reader is available.
Web | Mobile Instantly perform optical character recognition (OCR) on pictures by e-mailing them from your phone to
Web This site turns just about any file into a different kind of file, even online videos from YouTube. It also converts units of energy, force, length, and more.

Web File conversion is no longer a complete nightmare. Just go to ZamZar, upload a file, choose from a long list of extensions (including image, doc, music, video, and compression types), and enter your e-mail address. When it's done, ZamZar will send you the converted file.


LogMeIn Hamachi
Windows | MacOS | Linux Instantly create a free, peer-to-peer VPN connection between your computer and other people's. Download the software, create a network with a unique name, give it to friends you want to join, and start sharing files with them—even your iTunes folder.

Windows Use it to detect any Wi-Fi network in your vicinity and see if it's open for use, or just use it to troubleshoot your own.

Windows Share your printer with others over the Web; in turn, send jobs to other shared printers, no matter their location.


Web | Mobile Blogger was one of the first blog-publishing tools. Years after Google bought it, it remains one of the best, especially for newbies. Create a brain-dead simple weblog and let Blogger host it (with a name) using the slew of provided templates, or use it to publish a blog on your own domain.

Windows This post and template editor can handle multiple blogs, across multiple blogging systems.

Windows Live Writer
Windows Live Writer is not a word processor, but a universal, WYSIWYG blog-posting tool more powerful than most blog services' own tools.

Web It lacks the simplicity of Blogger or Vox, but the commercial offshoot of offers some of the best tools of any hosted blogging service.

RSS Readers

Google Reader
Web | Mobile Google Reader is arguably the best RSS/newsfeed reader on the Internet. Read feeds while off-line or on your mobile phone.

Web This is a handsome combination of online RSS reader and podcast aggregator, with some widget apps thrown in.

Instant Messaging
Web This polished Web app aggregates your AOL, Gmail, ICQ, Jabber, Windows, and Yahoo! buddy lists into a single, Web-based instant-messaging and chat-room experience. Meebo is building in extras, such as games you can play with IM buddies, as well as video and audio chat you'd find with your regular IM client software.

Windows | Linux Open source tackles instant messaging in this client, which supports more IM networks than you've ever heard of.

Windows Access all your IM accounts (AIM, ICQ, Windows Messenger, Yahoo!, and more) from a single interface that also logs all your conversations, if you desire.


Windows | MacOS | Linux Gizmo competes with Skype to offer free, peer-to-peer, over-the-Internet phone and video calls, but uses open standards.

Web | Mobile What to do with nearly limitless e-mail storage space—that's the enviable quandary of Gmail users, who can store up to 5.5GB worth of e-mail and chats. And the amount is constantly growing. Other perks include advanced search options, real-time updates, and "conversations," in which e-mail chains are stored in one continuous thread for easy perusal.

Mail Redirect
Windows | MacOS | Linux This add-on for Thunderbird lets you bounce a message to the proper recipient without revealing that you got the message first.

Windows | MacOS ooVoo video chat is more P2P than Skype (no supernodes!), with a better picture. It supports up to six co-videoconferencers, file transfers, and group text chat.

Windows | MacOS SightSpeed has better video quality than ooVoo, but in a less attractive interface. More than two video chatters will cost you, as will file transfer and group chat.


Windows | MacOS | Linux Aggregate all your favorite podcasts in one place for easy listening.

Windows | MacOS | Linux Levelator adjusts the levels of your audio files to give the perfect balance.

Windows | MacOS The name is short for Rapid Environment for Audio Production, Engineering, and Recording. That pretty much says it all.

Web A low-price and low-profile audio editor, Wavosaur doesn't even need installation. Just click the executable to start processing and recording sounds. It lacks some of the features of full programs like Audacity, but for quick-and-dirty MP3 editing it can't be beat.


Linux This is professional video-editing software for the Linux crowd.
Web Upload your clips, mix via drag-and-drop, and share your finished videos in one spot.

Windows | MacOS | Linux Convert your DVDs to MPEG-4 video (or just the audio) for backup purposes.

Windows | MacOSx Jing shares what's showing on your monitor with others online, or records it for future viewing.
Web This online app provides Flash-powered video editing.

Windows | MacOS | Linux Miro combines BitTorrent downloads with video playback to become the next best thing to your DVR.

Linux Use your Linux box as a homespun digital video recorder (DVR).

Windows | MacOS | Linux The open-source answer to iTunes (from the makers of WinAmp) plays your music and videos.

Windows Turn your computer into a server to stream video and audio to just about any device on your network.
Web Our reviews call this the absolute easiest way to broadcast live video from your webcam across the Internet.

Videora Converter
Windows Convert nearly any video you can find online (or on DVD) for use on any video-capable iPod or iPhone.

VLC media player
Windows | MacOS | Linux Forget Windows Media Player. VideoLAN's open-source VLC can replace it, and nearly every other player, too. VLC supports almost every audio format and video codec imaginable and doubles as a server for streaming your music and video to other PCs. Change its skin to make it look like the player you want—even WMP.

YouTube Uploader
Windows | MacOS If you've got a lot of YouTube videos ready to go online, upload them to the site all at once with the Uploader.


Windows IrfanView previews images (or even audio and video) and then converts or optimizes them without opening a separate editor.

Windows This program is probably the closest thing to Photoshop you can get free, courtesy of a student project.

Windows | Linux Google's photo manager makes it easy to get pictures off a digital camera, organize them, and even edit and share them.

Web | Flash Instantly edit pictures in this Web site. Upload images from your computer, Flickr, Picasa, or elsewhere.
Web Another online pic editor, emphasizes special effects such as added text and borders.
Web | Flash With one of the best Web interfaces yet—all in Flash— incorporates smart resizing to avoid distortion.

Web | Flash Another beauty with a Flash interface, Splashup sets itself apart with multi-image editing and a full-screen mode.

Windows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Windows Live Photo Gallery gives Picasa (above) a run for its money, with many of the same photo-enhancing and sharing features—red-eye reduction, exposure adjustment, cropping, color, sharpen, and auto-adjust. What's more, Microsoft serves up histogram adjustment, panorama creation, and photo-CD burning.


Windows | MacOS | Linux Another browser based on Mozilla, Flock emphasizes interaction with social networks and services. It also accepts many add-ons from the Firefox browser.

Windows Replace IE or Firefox (but still use their rendering engines) with this highly customizable, multilanguage, tabbed beauty.

Windows | MacOS | Linux | Mobile Possibly the nimblest and most usable of all the browsers available, Opera did tabs first and still does them best. Added usability features like Speed Dial and Tab Preview keep popping up in new versions.

Windows | MacOS | Linux Prism is a site-specific browser, meaning you simply load a Web app (Gmail, for instance) and let it run like any other application on the desktop.

Browser Add-Ons

Windows | MacOS | Linux You don't have to download one item at a time from a Web page anymore. DownThemAll manages batch downloads, splitting files into pieces so they arrive faster.

Foxmarks 2.0
Windows | MacOS | Linux Foxmarks can synchronize your Firefox bookmarks across multiple PCs, even multiple operating systems.

Windows | MacOS | Linux In Firefox, Googlepedia loads the most relevant Wikipedia entry it finds alongside your Google search results.

Google Toolbar
Windows | MacOS | Linux The toolbar brings Google's search and other functionality directly to IE or Firefox. It offers extras like auto fill, spell-checking, and one-click RSS feed subscriptions.

Windows | MacOS | Linux Add this extension to Firefox and then extend it again with thousands of scripts that change the appearance and functions of almost any Web site.

Windows Adds a load of extras to IE7, including control over tabs, spell-checking, ad blocking—even Greasemonkey-esque scripts (see above).

IE Tab
Windows Do you prefer Firefox but still need to look at some sites in IE? IE Tab will load a site in a Firefox tab using the IE rendering engine.

Windows | MacOS | Linux This Firefox add-on sets up an interface for instant blogging on just about any blog system.

Tab Mix Plus
Windows | MacOS | Linux Take total control of how tabs work in Firefox. Adjust how they look, revive those you closed by accident, send tabs to new browser windows-essentially any tab action you can imagine.

Windows | MacOS | Linux Zotero makes it easy to keep track of all your research on the Web, including how to cite it in future reports.

Games/Fun's Grow
Web | Flash It's not a single game but a series that involves choosing "growing" items that are added to an online environment.
Web | Flash Share your genealogy with everyone in the family. They can contribute more individual profiles until your family tree is complete.

Google Earth
Windows | MacOS | Linux Fly over familiar terrain or foreign lands with Google Earth, a searchable database of satellite images and geographical data—even images of the heavens. You can go a step further with all sorts of downloadable, gee-whiz applications from scientists, media outlets, and other third-party developers to trick out your Earth-moving experience.

Google Maps
Web | Mobile This interactive mapping tool goes beyond driving directions. View destinations in Street View, Satellite, or Terrain modes; check traffic updates; or look up info on nearby businesses.

Web | Mobile Only 2,598 free games (as of this writing) to keep you busy online? Bring 'em on.

Second Life
Windows | MacOS This 3D virtual world has hundreds of thousands of denizens. Access is free, but you'll pay a bit if you want to get some real estate, or even fancy clothes for your avatar.

Great Stuff

doPDF Free PDF Converter v6.0 build 260 [1.42M] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Create searchable PDF files by selecting the Print command from virtually any application. With one click you can convert your Microsoft Excel, Word, or PowerPoint documents or your emails and favorite Web sites to PDF files.

MagicDisc v2.7.97 [1.23M] [Win98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A utility designed for creating and managing virtual CD drives and CD/DVD discs. It emulates audio, data, and game CDs and DVDs with ISO image, CD, and DVD images. It supports creating up to 15 virtual drivers. You can run games, software, see movies (VCD, SVCD, DVD), and hear music directly from your hard disk without inserting and swapping CDs and DVDs.

TextBEAST Free Clipboard+ v1.9.6 [4.24M] [Win98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
More than a clipboard -- it's a text manager that's perfect for the busy professional or anyone who doesn't want to waste time typing the same things over and over again. Copy, store, organize, and paste text with ease.

MegaCrammer Free Edition v4.5.02.04 [1.15M] [Win98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Allows users to create personalized tests to suit their specific needs. After easily entering the material into MegaCrammer, the program creates a unique test that automatically changes each time it is taken. MegaCrammer will grade the tests and remember the mistakes made for retesting.

Mozilla Firefox v3 Release Candidate 3 [7.15M] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A developer preview release of Mozilla's next generation Firefox browser available for testing purposes only. Based on the new Gecko 1.9 Web rendering platform under development for the past 27 months. Includes nearly 2 million lines of code changes, fixing more than 11,000 issues. Note: Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or may potentially damage your system.


Torrent2Exe v0.9 [426K] [Win2k/XP/Server03] [FREE]
Convert your torrents into stand-alone exe files. Just enter a link or a path to a torrent file and obtain an executable file that will automatically download your torrent. No BitTorrent client is needed. You can publish exe files on your site or blog to make the downloads easy for visitors, send exe files to your friends who don't want to be bothered with installing the client, or else add extra functionality to your torrent-related site.

Some PDF To Word Converter v1.0 [783K] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Can help you convert PDF to Word document files and RTF so you can edit and reuse your PDF content. Some PDF to Word Converter preserves original layout, text, images, and vector drawings of your original PDF file.

MozBackup v1.4.7 [877K] [Win95/98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite, and Netscape profiles. It allows you to back up and restore bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, and extensions.

BookmarkSync v2.3.2 [3.9M] [Win95/98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Unlike other Web-based bookmark utilities. It is a unique system that enables real-time automatic bookmark synchronization between all your different browsers, computers, and operating systems. Add a bookmark to Internet Explorer at work, and it will automatically update your Firefox browser at home and your Safari browser on your Mac. It supports Unicode, so it works for bookmarks in all languages.

DeskSlide v2.1 build [732K] [Win98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A utility for automating wallpaper changes on your desktop. You can schedule the wallpaper to change at intervals of seconds, minutes, hours, days, or logon. In Task Scheduler mode, you can create complex schedules. Specify how your images are displayed: auto fit, full bleed, center, align, tile, random position, and stretch.


Celtx v0.997 [9.55M] [Win95/98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
The first comprehensive software package designed for people who work in the Pre-Production of Film, TV, Theatre and New Media. It provides all of the tools you need under one application and works on all platforms. Lets you open and close multiple documents in tabbed windows, develop detailed profiles for characters and scenes, and jot down your new script ideas.

Free FLV Converter v4.6 [4.91M] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Get your favorite online videos easier than ever. You will be able to search videos without opening your browser and watch them using the built-in video player. This freeware can convert FLV files to AVI, iPod (MPEG4 or H.264), iPhone, 3GP, PSP, or MP3 audio only. This software can also convert all your videos (DIVX, XVID, MPEG, DVD, AVI) to FLV video (Flash video) with an automatic HTML page creation.

EssentialPIM v2.52 [2.75M] [Win95/98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
An absolutely free personal information manager can store, manage, and encrypt data: day/week/month/year schedules, to do lists for keeping all your tasks up-to-date, notes (pictures, tables, any formatted text), and contacts.

IM-Translate lr.01.00 [460K] [Win98/ME/2k/XP/Vista + Windows Live Messenger] [FREE]
Features immediate translation of instant messages using an intuitive machine-based language translator. IM-Translate conjugates verbs and uses sentence analysis to render the most accurate translation possible, instantly. Even IM chat slang/jargon has been incorporated into the translator.

Volumouse v1.54 [45K] [Win98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista]
Provides a quick and easy way to control the sound volume on your system--simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse. It allows you to define a set of rules for determining when the wheel will be used for changing the sound volume.


Process Lasso v2.68 [4.45K] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A unique new technology intended to adjust the allocation of CPU cycles automatically so system responsiveness is improved during high loads. It does this by temporarily lowering the priorities of processes that are consuming too many CPU cycles, thereby giving other processes a chance to run if they are in need.

WeFi v3.1 [5.7M] [WinXP/Vista] [FREE]
Enables reliable connection to Wi-Fi wherever wireless networks are available. WeFi users can move between open Wi-Fi networks automatically, monitor friends' online status and location, know the proximity of neighboring WeFi users who allow it, and chat with them.

Sentry Lite v10.0.0008 [1.63M] [WinXP/Vista] [FREE]
Free monitoring software that offers parents and computer administrators the ability to monitor both sides of instant message conversations and Web sites visited without the user ever knowing. A special spy technology engine keeps Sentry hidden from all users, anti-spyware, and firewall software.

Sleipnir v2.7.1 [4.42M] [Win98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Designed to be a highly customizable browser that you can configure to suit your individual needs. With Sleipnir, you can create your ideal browser by changing the design, skin, and visual appearance. You can also add custom functionality to Sleipnir with a wide range of plugins and user scripts.

VaultletSuite 2 Go v2.6 [317K] [Win95/98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Makes it easy for you to protect and control your email, passwords, and valuable portable files, wherever you and USB drive may roam. VaultletSuite 2 Go uses industrial strength Open Source 2048 bit RSA public key and 256 AES encryption.


Kantaris Media Player v0.3.5 [317K] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Can play almost anything you can throw at it: AVI (DivX, Xvid, H264), MPEG, MGEG-AVC, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, MP3, WMA, and OGG files. It can also play DVDs and audio CDs. The player also displays beautiful visualizations for music. Kantaris is an all new media player based on code from VideoLan Client (VLC) and Bass audio library.

PingInfoView v1.0 [35K] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A small utility that allows you to easily ping multiple host names and IP addresses and see the results in one table. It automatically pings to all hosts every number of seconds that you specify and displays the number of succeed and failed pings as well as the average ping time. You can also save the ping result into a text/HTML/XML file, or copy it to the clipboard.

CraigsList Reader v2.0.1 [1.76M] [Win98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Allows you to search craigslist based on multiple locations and categories. Sort items by location, category, title, or price. Search the entire world, or just a selected country, state, or city.

Celestia v1.5.1 [22.6M] [Win95/98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.


DragDropUpload v1.6.2 [46.12K] [WinXP/Vista] [FREE]
Allows you to drop files directly into attachment boxes instead of having to browse for them or type in their filenames. Drop multiple files and fill all entries. Some Web sites will allow you to add new upload files: in Gmail it's possible to drop the files directly over the "Attach a file" link.

Wise Registry Cleaner v3.2 build 110 [1.04M] [Win98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
One of the safest registry cleaning tools available in the market today. Its scanning engine is thorough, safe, and fast. The least experienced user can easily repair the registry. It scans the Windows registry and finds incorrect or obsolete information there, so your system will can work better and more quickly.

ooVoo v1.5.1.97 [12.54M] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Change the way you communicate and connect online with high-quality video and audio and multi-user capabilities that allow up to 6 people to talk face-to-face with each other at the same time. All you need is a computer, a broadband connection, and a Web camera. Also offers video messaging to an email or another ooVoo account, text messaging, and file sharing.

CrossLoop v2.11 build 2008 [2.34M] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A free, secure screen-sharing utility designed for people of all technical skill levels. CrossLoop extends the boundaries of traditional screen sharing by enabling non-technical users to get connected from anywhere on the Internet in seconds without changing any firewall or router settings. It only takes a few minutes to set up and no signup is required. Security is built into all aspects of CrossLoop

BookDB v2.2.12 [1.81M] [Win95/98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
You can enter all your books with author, category, publisher, etc. and print them out in a variety of formats. Why would you need such a thing? Well, if you're always going to book sales and buying bargains only to get home and find you've doubled up, take a printout with you. Free software from the author of the Hal Spacejock series.

OneClick PSP Video Converter v1.51 [11.15M] [Win98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Converts multimedia files from any supported format (including AVI, ASF, WMV, MOV, MPG, MPEG, AVC, OGG, MP4, DivX, FLV (YouTube), IFO, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, and more) to Sony PSP compatible format using xDiv or H.264 compression.

Fotosizer v1.15.0.248 [1.04M] [Win98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A freeware batch image resizer tool. It resizes your photos in just three easy steps: select your photos, select resize settings, then start the resize. Choose to resize by percentage of width and height.

net-runna ReStor v3.1.0.178 [25.16M] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Provides fast, flexible automated data back up and recovery with advanced data storage. ReStor has several unique features that set it apart from other backup solutions. ReStor backs up just about any kind of data including your PST File (email), Windows system files and the Registry. ReStor has a small memory footprint and operates in the system idle time to minimize the impact on your CPU.

Eusing Free Registry Cleaner v1.8 build 20080301 [908K] [Win95/98/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A free registry repair software that allows you to safely clean and repair registry problems with a few simple mouse clicks. After scanning and fixing the invalid entries, your system will be more stable and run faster.

Open Contacts v5.1 [4.59M] [WinNT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
An advanced address book program for managing the contact info of individuals and organizations. Distributed as freeware, the program was designed for people who need more beyond legacy address book programs in order to improve dynamic interactions with contacts. It will allow you to look up and manage contact info.

Forums Watcher v1 [340K] [WinNT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
An innovative forum search engine, message tracker, and instant alerts system designed to provide relevant information quickly and efficiently while ensuring you never miss an important forum thread no matter where or when it is posted.

Firefox v3 Portable beta 4 [7.79M] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Allows you to test all the latest features in the upcoming version without disrupting your current Firefox installation. Please note that Firefox 3 Beta 4 is a developer preview release of Mozilla's next generation Firefox browser and is being made available for testing purposes only.

TinySpell v1.6.012 [551K] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Allows you easily and quickly to check and correct the spelling of words in any Windows application. It can watch your typing and alert you when it detects a misspelled word. It can also check the spelling of text you copy to the clipboard. Installs itself in the system tray for easy access. It comes with an American-English dictionary containing more than 110,000 words.



Returnil Virtual System Personal Edition v2 [2.12M] [WinXP/Vista] [FREE]
Designed to protect your computer from all types of software, downloads, Web sites, or anything else that might harbor viruses, spyware, and other malicious programs. Virtualization technology clones a computer's system partition and boots the PC into this system rather than native Windows, allowing you to run your applications in a completely isolated environment.

Webinaria v2.1 [2.47M] [Win98/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Record your desktop screen movements, voice narration and webcam and upload them to the web free in Flash format. Using your microphone and/or webcam, quickly start recording your desktop presentation, demo or screencast. Modify the capture area from your active window to a customized area, adjust your hardware or recording quality, and edit the audio and webcam properties frame by frame.

8Start Launcher v1.6 [993K] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A skinable, portable, innovative application launcher and tree notes. It's a whole new way of launching programs and files, making your desktop clean and accessing/sharing notes fast and easy. Starting programs from shortcuts on the desktop and start menu is an obsolete and cumbersome process.

ToneThis v3.5 [12.74M] [Win98/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Allows you to create MP3 ringtones, truetones, realtones, cellphone wallpaper, and mobile video ringtones using your CD, MP3, WAV, iTunes, image (JPEG, GIF, BMP), and video (AVI, MPEG) collection. Version 3.5 allows you to send content from the Web to your phone - such as images on a Web page, or Flash video on a Web site.

eMailaya v3.1 [1.71M] [WinNT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A lightweight email client that allows you multiple accounts, backup files, mail drive, and RSS, all in one small file. Supports working with DiskOnKey.


Express Burn v4.06 [308K] [Win98/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A program for Windows that lets you create and record CDs, DVDs, HD-DVDs, and Blu-ray with any PC with a CD/DVD/Blu-ray recorder installed. With Express Burn you can record a CD, DVD, High Definition DVD or Blu-ray disc quickly and easily by dragging the files you want onto the Express Burn icon and clicking 'Burn.'

My Mp3s v1.42 [3.27M] [Win95/98/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A free tag editor that gives you the power to edit and change tag information in mp3s, and it includes an mp3 player.

FreeRip v3.06 [1.75M] [Win95/98/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
An easy to use application that can record digital audio tracks directly from compact discs to PC files. You can save CD audio tracks to CD-quality WAV files or encode them to OGG Vorbis, WMA, MP3, or Flac compressed audio formats. It can also convert/encode audio files from WMA/Wav/MP3/Vorbis/Flac.

Sweet Home 3D v1.2.1 [25.19M] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A free interior design application that helps you place your furniture in a house's 2D plan, giving you a 3D preview.

Sociagami v1 [536K] [WinXP/Vista] [FREE]
Allows you to manage your MySpace and Facebook accounts from one beautiful Windows application. Now you don't need to separately log in to each Web site to get your latest messages, comments, and wall posts.


Playlist Windows Media Player Converter v1.05 [395K] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
The program is meant to allow for easy playback of playlist (*.pls) files within Windows Media Player. If you use Shoutcast to listen to online music, then through this utility, you can play any of the playlist links without doing anything further than clicking a link.

Rosoft Media Player v4.1.8 [2.98M] [Win95/98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Rosoft Engineering proudly presents Rosoft Media Player, a true media player that plays any file as long as you have the right ACM codec installed on your computer. Rosoft Media Player uses the MCI interface to decode files, and it's easy to use.

Ebscer Batch Updater v1.1 [44K] [WinXP/Vista] [FREE]
A tool which will automatically update a whole collection of files for you at once. You simply select the files that you wish to update, enter the text you want replaced, enter the new text that you want in it's place, and all of the files are automatically updated in one go.

Phone Detective v1 [708.59K] [Win95/98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Looks up details for any phone number. Simply enter a cell phone or unlisted number, and the program gives the owner of the number, their address, carrier, and even location details. The search is completely confidential.



Ping Test Easy v3.30 [252K] [Win98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A handy, powerful visual ping & IP scan utility with an intuitive and graphical interface that lets you easily watch the states of network and test the connection speeds of various locations.

Mumble v1.1.1 [5.83M] [WinXP/Vista] [FREE]
A voice chat application for groups, it has low latency, super voice quality, and features an in-game overlay. While it can be used for any kind of activity, it is primarily intended for gaming.

DriverMax v3.2 [2.57M] [WinXP/Vista] [FREE]
Helps you back up all the drivers installed on your Windows computer. When needed you will be able to reinstall all your drivers or just the ones you choose in a single step that takes less than a minute.

Better Gmail v2 0.1 [34.6K] [Win2k/XP + Firefox] [FREE]
A compilation of the best Greasemonkey enhancements for the new Gmail interface, compiled into one extension. Compatible only with the new Gmail interface.

WallCooler Personal VPN v2.0.222 [30.7M] [WinXP/Vista] [FREE]
Makes remote working easier than ever: access remote files, applications, or network resources from anywhere. All Windows based applications are supported, no need to use special applications or synchronize files.


Free Video Dub v1.2 [6.84M] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A video editing program that allows you to delete unwanted scenes from video files. Free Video Dub is lossless video editing software that preserves the quality of input video files and processes them without re-encoding. Supports many MPEG files: MPEG 1, MPEG 2 and even MPEG 4 AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, MPG, and FLV files including DivX and XviD.

Audio Dub v1.2 [6.85M] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Audio editing software that lets you delete unwanted parts from audio files without re-encoding. And "without re-encoding" means without losing original quality. This is a lossless conversion, which is very fast. Supports many audio formats: MP3, WAV, AAC, AC3, M4A, MP2, OGG, and WMA.

RoboGuru Guitar Tools v1.4 [371K] [Win98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A simple guitar chord finder and guitar tuner. Emphasis is placed on ease of use. Features you need, and nothing more. Chord finder database contains 1000+ chords and many variations.

Fearby NASA TV v1 [4K] [WinVista] [FREE]
A Vista gadget that will let you view the NASA TV station in the sidebar or on your desktop in full screen. The source video is 320 x 240 at 151 Kbps.

Blip v1.1 [722K] [Win95/98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
The Blip application will continuously scan a grid of 64x64 cells. Each cell corresponds to a note, whose starting time is determined by its column, and whose instrument is determined by its row. The color of the cell controls the volume of the note (red component), its pan (green component), and its pitch (blue component).



Process Explorer v11.04 [1.54M] [Win95/98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
An advanced process management utility that picks up where Task Manager leaves off. It will show you detailed information about a process including its icon, command-line, full image path, memory statistics, user account, security attributes, and more.

Copernic Desktop Search v2.2 build 32 [5.43M] [Win98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Brings a search engine right to your PC and allows you instantly to search files, e-mails, and e-mail attachments stored anywhere on your PC hard drive. The application executes subsecond searching of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, Acrobat PDFs, all popular music, picture, and video formats, contacts, the browser history, and favorites. HEDSPEC

001 Action/RPG Maker v1.2.01 [8.11M] [Win98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A fully featured game creation engine where you can bring your RPG and action game ideas to life. With a new twist to point-and-click events, and a high level of customization for characters, vehicles, items, and environment, it makes it a fun and rewarding platform on which to develop your next game.

UltraDefrag v1.2.3 [182K] [WinNT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
An Open Source disk defragmentation tool that offers fast defragmenting using a kernel based driver. It offers a simple GUI with a cluster map display, as well as a command-line interface and scheduling option. The program supports full defragmentation and space defragmentation (compacting), and allows you to include/exclude files or folders based on their name or size.

Movienizer v1.2 [2975K] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
A movie organizer that enables you to keep track of your personal DVD collection. The program can automatically download movie details and photos from several online sources, and auto-fill the description and general information for each title. You can add movies to the database by using the title or the DVD barcode, or by loading a local video file.


FireFTP v0.97.1 [133.39K] [Win98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista + Firefox] [FREE]
A free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers. Version 0.94.2 adds the ability to keep directories in sync and greatly improved drag-and-drop support.

Revo Uninstaller v1.40 [1.44M] [Win2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
An innovative freeware uninstall utility much faster than Windows' Add/Remove applet. With its advanced, fast algorithm, Revo Uninstaller scans before and after you uninstall an application. After the program's regular uninstaller runs, you can remove additional unnecessary files, folders, and registry keys that are usually left over on your computer.

Parted Magic LiveCD v1.9 [36.13M] [Win95/98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Optimized at approximately 30MB, the Parted Magic LiveCD OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs (e.g. Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue) and an excellent set of documentation to benefit the user.

MiniMinder v7.28 [4.03M] [Win95/98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]
Serves up a slick, daily countdown for all the upcoming events you wish to track. You can set yearly, quarterly, monthly or daily events, events such as the 4th Thursday of the month, events in increments such as every 28 days, and you can set alarms to popup at specific times throughout the day.

Tinseltown v1.1 [833K] [Win2k/XP/Vista + Firefox] [FREE]
A Firefox Christmas theme with holiday imagery including Christmas lights, snow, reindeer, presents, and more. This theme is made even better with great Christmas icons from Watiworks and a semi-transparent URL bar. Get in the holiday spirit.