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The Freeloader Topic


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This thread is for people to post links to their favourite freeware programs.

The software can be for any format

With a brief description of what they do, or what paid software they replace.

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|||Audio

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||SpotifyGenius, Free music streaming application, works just like itunes etc.

If you have never used it before, you will not know how you managed without it.

 

Windows Osx Linux Related Video|||TunaticEver used the TrackID feature on a Sony Ericsson mobile phone?

Try Tunatic instead for identifying music and it won't cost a penny

Windows/OSX Related Video|||FoobarProbably the best music player there is. Has loads of plugins so you can configure it just the way you want

 

Windows Related Video|||Winampyes, only the basic one is free... but do you really need that extra crap they shove on the premium versions?Windows Related Video|||SongbirdMulti Format music playerWindows/OSX/Linux
|||Last FmFree music streaming service that creates radio stations based on your musical tasteWindows/Osx/Linux Related Video|||AudacityAudacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.Windows Osx Linux Related Video|||Damn Small Media PlayerDamn Small Media Player is a useful and very lightweight application that was designed in order to help you listen to your preferred MP3 music files.

 

Windows |||Evil LyricsAutomatically Searches for the lyrics to any Mp3 you are playing

 

Windows|||KMPlayerA sweet looking multi-media player like no other, and FREE!Windows

 

 

 

|||Image

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||PicasaA great free alternative to IPhotoWindows Linux|||Faststone Image Viewer"FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments."Windows|||Faststone Photo ResizerGTArv just discovered FastStone Photo Resizer as an alternative, which comes with no strings attached.

From the website - "An image converter / resizer intended to enable users especially digital camera owners to convert, rename, resize, crop, rotate, change color depth, add text and watermark to images in a quick and easy BATCH mode."

Windows|||FotoSketcherFotoSketcher is a 100% free program which can help you convert your digital photos into art, automatically. If you want to turn a portrait, the photograph of your house or a beautiful landscape into a painting, a sketch or a drawing then look no further, FotoSketcher will do the job in just a few seconds.Windows|||Paint.netFor those unfamiliar and want to give Photoshop a run. It's basic in parts and while it isn't as complex as Photoshop, this is completely free and it'll get the job done for any job you want doing if you're a beginner.Windows|||InkscapeAn Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara XWindows/Osx/Linux|||BlenderFACK - how did no one mention Blender? It's so awesome - tiny and just as capable as professional 3D applications at a fraction of the cost (free, of course). Blender is awesome, it's not even supposed to be freeWindows/OSX/Linux|||Sketchup7Well now, Super, seeing as you've posted one of your modeling programs, I'll post one of mineWindows/OSX|||GimpI have not tried Paint, but my wife is a graphic designer and she say's Gimp is pretty good, if a bit basic. But she is using Creative Suite 4 so i guess thats a fair commentWindows/OSX/Linux|||AphopysisIt's a bit random, but a lot of cool images can come out of it. Apophysis is a "Freeware fractal flame editor for Windows"Windows
|||Asampoo Photo CommanderIf any of you are looking for a Photo Organiser Check out this beauty.Windows Related Video

 

 

|||Web 'N' Work

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||Open OfficeFree Office suite a very good alternative to Microsoft Office, opens all MS Office Documents.

 

Windows/Osx/Linux|||Download Manager"Powerful, easy-to-use, open source and absolutely free download accelerator and manager".Windows
|||Manic TimeThis program runs in the background and records all sorts of information about your daily use.

It can then can turn all of your activities into a chart, so you can prove to your boss how hard you work, or not lol.gif

Windows
|||DaFontNot software, but a very good resource of free fonts. Used by people in the design industry

 

Website|||Neo OfficeA port of open office, optimised for OsxOsx|||FirefoxA very popular, customisable Web Browser

 

Windows/Osx/Linux|||OperaA multiformat Web Browser, i have uses it on my mobile phones for a couple of years now

 

Osx/Windows/Linux/Phone|||Google Chrome BrowserA multiformat Web Browser. Google Chrome runs web pages and applications with lightning speed.

 

Osx/Windows|||SafariA multiformat Web Browser. Safari runs web pages and applications with lightning speed. It also has the Ipod/Itunes style Cover Flow interface

 

Osx/Windows|||Tiddly WikiA self-modifying HTML file with insane amounts of JavaScript. Works as a simple website, wiki, personal notebook, scratch pad or any other way you want. Customise it with themes, or extend its functionality by installing plugins.

 

Osx/Windows/Linux|||Web Design ToyWeb Design Toy provides a deceptively simple split-window layout. Whatever HTML is typed in the editor window is instantly shown in web-page form in the display window. The result is an imediate feedback learning tool - a perfect companion for any HTML course or learning tutorial.Windows|||Page BreezeA very useful WYSIWYG html editor which doesn't expire, recently switched to it after my free trial of another product expired, and it is definitely betterWindows
|||Word PressWordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same timeDownload
|||Eco FontDuring printing Ecofont ‘shoots’ holes into the letters that you have typed! That is fascinating in itself, and all the more so when you realise that this has no effect on legibility.But it only really becomes interesting when we tell you that it generally enables you to save up to 25% of ink or toner. Both your wallet and the environment will be grateful to you.Windows/OSX

 

 

 

|||Web Browser Add Ons

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||GreasemonkeyAllows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript.Firefox|||GTA Forums CodesIt adds support for (almost) all message-tags to the background menu including the GTAforums specific ones.Firefox|||GTAForums Post Wrapper ScriptEdmachine made this little script for Greasemonkey. It adds Post Wrappers to your posts.Firefox|||GTAF-EnhancedGTArv wrote this script for Firefox and Opera to customize GTAFFirefox/Opera|||QT Tab BarQTTabBar is an Add-In that gives Tab Browsing Feature to your Explorer.

Folder grouping, histories, etc.

Internet Explorer

 

 

 

|||Programming

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||Gmaxgmax 1.2 is a free video game modeling toolWindows Related Video|||UDK (Unreal development kit)UDK is Unreal Engine 3 – the complete professional development framework. All the tools you need to create great games, advanced visualizations and detailed 3D simulations. The best tools in the industry are in your hands.Windows
|||Small BasicIdeal for anyone who's interested in programming. Quite easy to pick upWindows
|||PropperDo you play Half-Life 2 or The Orange Box? Would you like to create your own content?Windows
|||Unity 3DUnity is a multiplatform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation. A fully integrated professional application, Unity just happens to contain the most powerful engine this side of a million dollars.Windows/OSX Related Video|||FPS Creator FreeFPS creator makes it simply to make 3D games by letting you simply click on the room, character, weapon or scenery you want and place it straight into the game level development. You can also download AI scripts, room prefabsWindows Related Video|||TruespaceTrueSpace7.6 is a fully-featured 3D authoring package that will let you model, texture, light, animate and render 3D content. As well as traditional images and movies, you can also make 3D content for online shared spaces, and for Virtual Earth.Windows Related Video

 

 

 

 

|||Video

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||VLC Media PlayerPlays pretty much anything, excellent alternative to Qucktime Pro, Windows Media Player and Real Player.

 

Windows Osx Linux|||Media Player ClassicPlays pretty much anything, with the added bonus of Blu-Ray playback

 

Windows|||K-Lite Codec Pack Now you can play all those dodgy video files with ease moto_whistle.gif

 

Windows|||CCCPC.C.C.P Combined Community Codec Pack Now you can play all those dodgy video files with ease moto_whistle.gif

 

Windows|||FreeGuideFreeGuide is a TV guide program. It allows you to find programs you are interested in quickly, and ignore the rest.

 

Windows|||Any Video ConverterQuick and easy video conversion toolWindows|||XBMC"XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, Windows, and the original Xbox."Windows/Linux/OSX/Xbox
|||SesamTVSesamTV Media Center is a friendly multimedia-player software designed to help you create your own digital home.Windows|||TversityAlternative To Windows Media CentreWindows|||GomplayerPlays pretty much anything, excellent alternative to VLC and the rest.

 

Windows|||DVD FlickBurn near any video file to DVD

 

Windows|||DVD StylerDVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows not only burning of video files on DVD that can be played practically on any standalone DVD player, but also creation of own-designed DVD menus.

 

Windows/Linux|||Cam StudioRecord videos of your desktop and applications to make video tutorials or capture gameplay footage. You may want to install DivX (the free version) as well to save your videos in the DivX format.

 

Windows
|||Youtube DownloaderThis simple freeware application works pretty well, given how basic the interface is. It has two main features: to download FLV files from YouTube, and to convert them to most major formats.

 

Windows|||HuluHulu Desktop: Watch tv on the web, on your desktop Excellent companion to tuner cards and media centers. Full support for eHome windows remoteWindows/OSX/LinuxRelated Video|||Sothink FLV PlayerWith FLV Player, you can play all Flash FLV video files from PC and websites, like YouTube, Google Video, MySpace, etcWindows|||Media CoderConvert between various audio and video formats. Batch conversion possible.

 

Windows

 

 

|||System

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||ImgBurnMy friends dog chewed up a disc, OSX could not read it nor windows, nothing all we could get off it was 25 pics. I Used CD Recovery Toolbox and it recovered every single file on the chewed scratched diskWindows
|||ImgBurnFree disc writing software. Really easy UI. Allows for burning ISOs as well. Worth it for the noise it makes after a disc is writtenWindows|||Ashampoo Burning Studio FreeNice Disc Burning SuiteWindows|||Filehippo Update CheckerKeep all your Freeloaded Software up to date, this app automatically scans your software and checks for new versionsWindows|||FirestarterFXSimilar to ImgBurn but for OSXOSX|||Deep BurnerDeepBurner is a CD/DVD authoring program made by Astonsoft which supports CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM. Additionally it can create and burn ISO images.Windows|||UnlockerIf you ever had trouble trying to delete/move a file because of permissions or Windows is being a bitch, just use this application, it will solve all your problems.Windows|||Advanced System Care FreeRegistry cleaner also gets rid of unused files and searches for spyware and helps keep your pc running smooooothWindows|||EnhanceMySe7enFrom Cleaning up registry problem to detecting system clutter, Enhancemyse7en notifies you about improvements that could be made on your computer.

This is for Win 7, but there is also a Vista Version of this program

Windows|||Partition WizardPowerful Windows Hard Drive Partition UtilityWindows|||CCleanerI'm sure this is well known, but for the uninitiated, this program lets you get rid of temporary files swiftlyWindows|||System Information for WindowsA very great tool for looking what's going on in your system and what are you running on. Many, many categories. It will give you detailed information about your whole computer and filesWindows|||DefragglerA small (less than a megabyte!) defragmenting utility. It has an easy-to-use interface. You can even schedule it to run when ever you want automatically.Windows|||Disk DefragDisk Defrag is designed for fast optimization of modern hard disks.Windows|||RecuvaA great recovery utility.Windows|||Test DiskTestDisk is a powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.Windows|||Test Disk AssistantTestDiskAssist is designed to sort the thousands of files recovered by TestDisk so that the end user can find desired files quickly with ease, as well as dispose of unnecessary files.Windows|||LaunchyText based program/file launcher. All you have to do is configure it, enter all or part of the program name to bring it up.Windows/Linux|||7-Zip7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.Windows|||KGB ArchiverKGB Archiver is the compression tool with an unbelievably high compression rate. One of the advantages of KGB Archiver is also AES-256 encryption which is used to encrypt the archives. This is one of the strongest encryptions known for man.Windows
|||WinrarWinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.Windows|||Magic ISOMagicDisc allows you to use almost all CD/DVD image without burning them onto discWindows|||WinToFlashMaking a bootable USB flash drive for Windows Vista and Windows 7 isn't all that tricky, but it's always nice to find an app that simplifies things. Not only does WinToFlash make the process about as easy as it can get, but it can also create Windows XP, Server 2003, and Server 2008 installers.Windows
|||Who Crashed ? Home EditionHas your PC crashed ? Want to know which rogue piece of software was responsible ? Here is your new best friend.Windows Download|||SandboxieTired of dealing with rogue software, spyware and malware? Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.Windows Related Video|||Ultimate Windows TweakerTweak your Windows OS until the cows come home, with lots of "secret" optionsWindows|||Sweep RamSweepRAM is a little freeware application that will very quickly try to free some unused RAM.Windows
|||2hotspotCreate wireless hotspots using your wireless router or wifi card.Windows|||Nat32 Windows Software RouterThe NAT32 Windows Software Router

is a Microsoft windows application that gives all computers on your private LANs direct Internet access via one or more Internet connections.

Windows|||Linux LiveCD RouterSpeed-up your Internet connection ! Linux LiveCD Router allows you to share, firewall, balance and optimize your broadband connection. You can use ADSL, Cable Modem, USB 3G Cards, T1, Dial-Up, WiFi. Linux|||HJ-SplitVery nice looking freeware file splitter. It splits files of any type and size. Does not need to be installed. Just click on hjsplit.exe and the program starts. This program can also handle files which are larger than 10Gb. For Windows 7, XP, Vista, 200x, NT, 9x, ME, all current 64 bit editions of Windows and Linux/Wine.Windows
|||Unlock ItEMCO Unlock IT is a tool that allows you to forget about problems with locked files. Moreover, it's FREE!Windows|||Easeus Disc CopyEASEUS Disk Copy is a potent freeware providing sector-by-sector disk/partition clone regardless of your operating system, file systems and partition scheme by creating a bootable CD. The sector-by-sector method assures you a copy 100% identical to the original.Windows/OSX/Linux

 

 

 

|||Tech Tools

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||System Information for WindowsA very great tool for looking what's going on in your system and what are you running on. Many, many categories. It will give you detailed information about your whole computer and filesWindows|||BG InfoHow many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version If you manage multiple computers you probably need BGInfo.Windows|||Ultimate Boot DiscIncase it all goes wrong UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD that contains software used for repairing, restoring, or diagnosing almost any computer problem.Windows|||Hirens Boot CDIncase it all goes wrong You can use it to recover your files, partitions, partition your drives, test your HDD, RAM, system and whatnot, get system information and much moreWindows|||CoolmonIt does the same job as bgInfo, but it isn't applied to the wallpaper, rather it just overlays.Windows

 

 

 

 

 

|||System Tweaking

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||PC WizardA great system analyzer IMO. It summarizes your system to Mainboard,Processor,Video Card and such.It also runs benchmarks for DirectX 3D,RAM, and Video benchmarks.

Highly recommended.

Windows Related Video|||rEFItFor Dual booting Macs rEFIt is a graphical Boot Loader Much like Grub, and a much more elegant solution than the one apple give you.OSX|||CPU-ZCPU Z- tells you everything about your processor.Windows|||RivaTunerGPU Overclocking utility.Windows|||GPU-ZGPU Z- tells you everything you need to know about your graphics card, including essential temperatures and vital specsWindows|||Driver SweeperDriver Sweeper- allows you to prevent system crashes due to driver issues, this completely rids your system of any remaining driver files allowing you to install new ones without worryWindows|||Tweak NowFor Windows mother tweaking lovers, the suite provides more than 100 hidden Windows settings in the Windows Secret section.Windows|||Flitskikker InfoToolFlitskikker InfoTool offers you essential information about your system. Afterwards, you can save it as a text file, or BB Code to share on forums.Windows|||GeektoolPretty much Rainmeter for OSX Create your own custom Desktop widgetsWindows|||RainmeterCreate your own custom Desktop widgetsWindows|||SysmetrixSysMetrix is a skinnable clock and metering application, similar to Rainmeter.Windows|||FencesA little bit like apples expose. but for files, shortcuts etc drag them into the fence,

double click your desktop and all your clutter is gone

Windows
|||7StacksThis is windows version of the OSX feature stacksWindows
|||SwitcherStill on the OSX theme we have Switcher, this is basically Expose for windows.Windows

 

 

|||Communication

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||RainlenderIf you are as unorganised as me. Rainlendar is a feature rich calendar application that is easy to use and doesn't take much space on your desktop. The application is platform independent so you can run it on all major operating systems: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.Windows/OSX/Linux Related Video|||Pidgin/AdiumFor all your IM needs. Supports MSN, IRC, Yahoo and and various other instant messaging protocolsWindows/Linux Osx
|||SkypeFree calls, video calls and instant messaging over the internet. Plus great value calls to phones anywhere in the world. Windows Osx Linux
|||X-FireXfire allows you to chat with your friends, see what games they are playing, what servers they are playing on and join them instantly with one clickWindows
|||ThunderbirdAll your Email in one placeWindows/OSX/Linux
|||Digsbydigsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.Windows/OSX/Linux

 

 

|||File Sharing

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||ImeshI put this here as it has P2P capabilities, but the Subscription allows you to Download Unlimited music It's a bit like Spotify but works world wide (no limitations)Windows|||VuzeIs a free, open-source torrent client it can also be used to stream content to you Ps3, Xbox 360, PSP EtcWindows/Mac|||FrostwireFrom the team that brought you Limewire a fast user friendly, multi platform P2P clientWindows/Mac/Linux|||Peer BlockPeerBlock is a new version (aka a "fork") of the popular Peer Guardian 2 software. It blocks "known bad" computers from accessing yours, for example governments, corporate entities, and those flagged for anti-p2p activitiesWindows|||uTorrentSmall, yet powerful Bit Torrent ClientWindows

 

 

|||Security

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||AviraMy personal weapon of choice, after a recent change from AVGWindows/Linux/Solaris|||AVGIm using it and have no problems with it. Some may say it is not as good as other AV's, but I've never had any problems with it:Windows|||Avast !Linux antivirusLinux|||Security EssentialsFree antivirus from microsoftWindows Windows|||IantivirusFree Mac antivirusOsx|||ComodoAntivirus and Firewall all in one. Most people use just the Very effective Firewall thoughWindows|||Ad-Aware FreeReal-time protection against spyware, trojans,

rootkits, hijackers, keyloggers, and more!

Windows|||Spybot Search and DestroyAnother great anti-spyware software. Best to have this and Ad-Aware installed.Windows|||Personal FirewallFilseclab Personal Firewall Professional Edition is one of the most important software of Filseclab, it is very easy to use and also very powerful. It can provide more secure protection for your PCWindows|||Adblock PlusEver been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them.Windows

 

 

 

|||Storage

 

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||FreeNASFreeNAS is a free NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server, supporting: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, AFP, RSYNC, iSCSI protocols, S.M.A.R.T., local user authentication, Software RAID (0,1,5) with a Full WEB configuration interface. FreeNAS takes less than 32MB once installed on Compact Flash, hard drive or USB key.Windows
|||ADrive50GB of FREE Online StorageWindows/OSX/Linux

 

 

|||Game

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||GTA/GTA 2A legend was bornWindows
|||RacerRacer is a free cross-platform car simulation project (for non-commercial use), using professional car physics to achieve a realistic feeling and an excellent render engine for graphical realism.Windows/Linux/OSX Related Video|||Need For Madnessfantastic freeware racing game.Windows
|||TrackmaniaA Fast paced Stunt racing game Download this !!! i got it today and it is bloody addictive icon14.gifWindows
|||Frets On FireIt's a clone of Guitar hero but can have new songs added and is fully modable, and you get to use your keyboard as the guitar, LOLWindows/Linux/Osx
|||Combat ArmsHere's another great gem for the FPS Lovers.USA EUROPE
|||Project PowderCheck out this if you like Cool Boarders or SSX. Very Polished Snowboarding gameWindows Related Video|||RunescapeA popular free MMORPGWindows/OSX/Linux
|||Runes of MagicA free MMORPGWindows
|||America's ArmyGood Free Modern Warfare Style FPSWindows
|||ToribashFor want of a better description. This is a strange turn based beat em up where you create attacks by manipulating the joints of characterWindows/Mac/Linux
|||Quake LiveBrowser Based Version of QuakeWindows/Mac/Linux
|||Wolfenstein Enemy TerritoryOne of 3nix's favorite free MP games. Its extremely fast paced and popular.Windows
|||F.E.A.R First EncounterA free MP version of the popular PC game F.E.A.R. Windows
|||Zero GearZero Gear is physically-fueled, online multiplayer PC kart combat madness.Windows
|||War RockThere's one awesome free FPS called WarRock. It's like free version of Battlefield. You can drive vehicles and stuff.

That's one of ATS' favourite games. I'd recommend you to add that into list

Windows
|||ACE OnlineIt's a sort of futuristic flying MMO. You have planes (called "Gears") that you fly around in, blow up enemies, etc. As you progress though the dogfights can get somewhat intense (especially when you have 2 or 3 baddies on you). You get better weapons, armor, etc just like in a regular MMO.Windows
|||World of PadmanWorld of Padman (WoP) is an open source first-person shooter computer game. It was originally conceived as a modification of Quake III Area, entitled PadMod.Windows/OSX/Linux
|||Warzone 2100Warzone 2100 is a very good homage to Command and Conquer. That i have been spending way too much time on recently.Windows/OSX/Linux Related Video

 

 

|||Game Mods

 

Program NameDescriptionLink|||Multi Theft Auto MTA's pretty good, really feature rich for a free multiplayer add-on. For GTA San AndreasWindows Related video|||San Andreas MultiplayerSA-MP is a free multiplayer game modification for the PC version of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasWindows Related Video|||True Combat EliteA modification for Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. In principle its basically a free Counter Strike game.Windows

 

 

 

|||Cool Sites, Web Apps and Timewasters
Program NameDescriptionLink|||The I.T. DepartmentFree, Voluntary and Independent I.T AdviceWeb Live Help|||You_Convert_It.comThis Superb website converts any file type you have to any other file typeWeb
|||Animoto.comThis site is great fun, it creates professional looking Video and photo montages from your files, simply upload some stuff and it sends you back a finished video slideshowWeb
|||Inudge.netBest free music making site out there. It truly is awesome.It isn't software, but it's totally worth adding it to the listWeb
|||Zamzar.comHave you ever wanted to convert files without the need to download software?Web

 

 

|||Operating Systems
DistroDescriptionLink|||Ubuntu 9.10Once you set it up to your liking it will work like a [free] charm.Download
|||Linux MintOriginally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, it has now developed into one of the most user-friendly distributions on the marketDownload
|||Puppy LinuxVery Small, fast linux distro, can run from cd or usb stick, install on old pc to give them a new lease of lifeDownload
|||GeeXboXGeeXboX is a full operating system, running under Linux and based on the excellent MPlayer. No need for a hard drive, you just have to put the GeeXboX bootable CD into the CD-Drive of any Pentium-class or Apple Macintosh computer to boot it. Moreover, GeeXboX is free software, created as open-source software. This means that everyone can modify it and build his own release of the GeeXboX.Download

 

 

My Freeloader Dock

user posted image

 

Its Still a work in Progress, i had to re-install, so i gotta download a few more programs still.

Plus some you can't see like ADrive, Klite Codecs, etc also don't forget the dock itself is a Freebie icon14.gif

 

 

 

 

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The Essential Freeloader Packages

 

Included in this package. Are some of the most essential pieces of free software money can't buy.

 

The Freeloader Essentials In this package are 10 most essential pieces of free software.

 

Download, Enjoy, Share.

 

This package has been Compiled and Uploaded by pcguytech_2005 so cookies for him cookie.gif

It has also been tested by 3niX.

 

Package 2 Coming soon

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The Ultimate Freeload

 

Basically you download this Suite of applications and install it on a memory stick/ipod/Sd Card, anything.

You can then take all your software with you wherever you go.

There are 3 different packages,once you have downloaded the suite you can then add other software to it.

 

 

The end result – Now any PC is your PC. Your with your programs, your data, and your settings, now go wherever you go!

Official Blub

 

PortableApps.com Suiteâ„¢ is a complete collection of portable apps including a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client, antivirus, audio player, sudoku game, password manager, PDF reader, minesweeper clone, backup utility and integrated menu, all preconfigured to work portably. Just drop it on your portable device and you're ready to go.

 

Portable Apps

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The GTAF Free-ative Suite

 

The following is a list of the Adobe CS programs followed by their FREE alternatives

 

Acrobat ==> PDF Reader Or PDF Creator

Photoshop ==> Either Gimp Or Paint.net

Dreamweaver ==> Kompoza Or Eclipse

Flash ==> Synfig

Illustrator ==> Inkscape

In Design ==> Scribus

After Effects ==> Jahshaka

Premier Pro ==> Avidemux Or VirtualDub

Encore DVD ==> DVD Styler

Soundbooth ==> Audacity

 

 

Or if you into Linux and Design your very lucky,

there is a whole Distro designed for your needs ==> Ubuntu Studio

 

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The Freeloader Lucky Dip.

The place for software that has yet to be added to the main list.

*****Ashampoo ClipFinder**Sysinternals Process monitor*Sysinternals TCPView*Wireshark*HijackThis*Eraser*TrueCrypt*TightVNC*Notepad++*ExactFile**SyncToy***Line Rider**Virtual PC**Budget Planner****Image Resizer**My Lockbox**Launchy**Gungirl Sequencer**Quicksilver*****Urban Terror*****Line Rider****Super Stacker*****Hobnox Audio Tool*****Press The Spacebar*******Free Text Host******Sweet Home 3d********Nullsoft Install System*******XP CustomTheme****RegSeeker*****

 

 

 

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I thought it was only right to share this with all of you Freeloaders.

The only reason why this topic got Stickied and now Verbally Commended, is down to the fantastic effort of all you Freeloaders.

It is also due to all the amazing free software you keep finding and sharing with you fellow GTAF Buddies

 

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The Freeloader Badge.

Wear it with pride smile.gif

 

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Thanks Tommy

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Useful topic smile.gif

 

I guess I'll just post a request then: A music-editing program thing like Fruityloops, a legal, non-trial one. Want to screw around with that kind of thing sometime smile.gif

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Glad you like it smile.gif

 

I don't know if it is exactly what you want, but i read about this last week

 

Audacity

 

The blurb says Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.

Hopefully it will be of some use

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Audacity is an amazing program, I make a point to tinker with a few songs every day and I'm constantly learning new things from it.

 

I highly recommend Paint.NET for those unfamiliar and want to give Photoshop a run. It's basic in parts and while it isn't as complex as Photoshop, this is completely free and it'll get the job done for any job you want doing if you're a beginner.

 

Also, if you're after converting a video into another format quickly and easily, give Any Video Converter a go.

 

Speaking of Spotify, if you've not heard of Last.fm, where've you been?

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Gimp

I have not tried Paint, but my wife is a graphic designer and she say's Gimp is pretty good, if a bit basic. But she is using Creative Suite 4 so i guess thats a fair comment

Last FM rocks icon14.gif

 

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Good idea!

 

I'll post a few:

  • Pidgin - For all your IM needs. Supports MSN, IRC, Yahoo and and various other instant messaging protocols.
  • Launchy - Text based program/file launcher. All you have to do is configure it, enter all or part of the program name to bring it up.
  • ImgBurn - Free disc burning utility. Better than Nero (in my experience).
  • ToDo List - I have a bad memory, so I use ToDo list to note down all my important tasks. You could also use it as a schedule planner, or just a simple notepad.
  • Search Everything - Locate files instantly, as you type. Very handy.
  • MP3 Tag - Lets you easily edit MP3 tags.
  • CCleaner - I'm sure this is well known, but for the uninitiated, this program lets you get rid of temporary files swiftly.
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Cool Arv icon14.gif it is gonna take me ages to add all those, thanks.

 

Im gonna def check out imgburn it looks like a good replacement for a program i use on my mac

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Well...

 

Im a bit of a freeloader myself (check under the avatar).

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So, how about:

Winamp (yes, only the basic one is free... but do you really need that extra crap they shove on the premium versions?)

CD BurnerXP (simple cd/dvd writing software)

Xfire (gamers best friend)

Avast! (one of the most competent antivirus softwares around)

7-zip (a good all-around archiver)

Total Commander (a superior version of Windows Explorer, you cant go wrong with getting it)

 

 

 

OH, and hows this for a free kick in the nuts:

Ubuntu

Once you set it up to your liking it will work like a [free] charm.

 

 

 

 

Damn! Almost forgot this little bugger:

Gmax

An easy to use 3D modelling software (its basically a lighter, free-er version of 3Ds Max). Ive had much fun with it in the past.

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I'd consider getting a table sorted in this topic, makes archiving arranging all these sites so much easier. Nicer on the eye too. icon14.gif

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Yeah, sounds like a plan.

TBH i didn't think i would get this many replies so quickly.

Also i am not very good with table codes, or any code really blush.gif

so if anyone would like to contribute a code it would be very much appreciated inlove.gif

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Hmm, I've got you this to use as a template if you wish to use it.

 

 

PROGRAM NAME LINK DESCRIPTION CATAGORY
Insert Program Name Here Download Link Goes Here Description Of The Program Goes Here. What Does It Do? Type Of Program It Is. Audio? Image?
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That looks spot on, thanks just so i don't mess it up how do i add extra rows ?

is it just a case of re-copy and pasting the code ?

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Whoops. Broke the forum. Nevermind. This section here...

 

 

Insert Program Name HereDownload Link Goes HereDescription Of The Program Goes Here. What Does It Do?Type Of Program It Is. Audio? Image?

 

 

Is the one you need to be duplicating to add more rows. Just stick it underneath the existing one. So you'd get...

 

 

[tableb]PROGRAM NAMELINKDESCRIPTIONCATAGORYInsert Program Name HereDownload Link Goes HereDescription Of The Program Goes Here. What Does It Do?Type Of Program It Is. Audio? Image?Insert Program Name HereDownload Link Goes HereDescription Of The Program Goes Here. What Does It Do?Type Of Program It Is. Audio? Image?Insert Program Name HereDownload Link Goes HereDescription Of The Program Goes Here. What Does It Do?Type Of Program It Is. Audio? Image?[/tableb]

 

 

For three rows, if you get me.

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No problem. Jazz it up with colours, particularly for the type of program so it's easier to identify at a glance; orange for audio, blue for image manipulation, that sort of thing.

 

While I'm at it, those of you who are looking for a free alternative to Microsoft Outlook should try Mozilla Thunderbird 2. It can be quite complicated, but it's clean, fast and goes great with Firefox.

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DaFont is an extensive, completely free website cataloging over 9000 fonts for you to download and use for recreational, personal use. Fantastic for those wanting to spruce up their documents or graphics. Not really a program but it's a free service nonetheless.

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For Windows mother tweaking lovers, the suite provides more than 100 hidden Windows settings in the Windows Secret section.

Click here freeloader

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Experience (XP)

Great! Program FTW smile.gif

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I'm Going to see what suggestions for software i get and update the first post next week.

with categories and colours and all sorts of bells and whistles.

Thanks for all the new software guys icon14.gif

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Defraggler

A small (less than a megabyte!) defragmenting utility. It has an easy-to-use interface. You can even schedule it to run when ever you want automatically.

Recuva

A great recovery utility.

TrueCrypt

Create a REALLY secure drive for your porn secret files and no one except you will be able to find them. It stores them in a file, which you can disguise as ANYTHING.

Eraser

Delete and overwrite files with ease. This program will overwrite the files you specify multiple times, so even the most professional recovery utilities won't be able to recover them.

 

A tip: Sort the table alphabetically. It will be easier for the eyes, in my opinion. Good job smile.gif!

We will be the arms that lift you up oqKntbC.gifWe will be the hand that strike you down

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We have a topic like this pinned to the top of Tech & PC Chat located here. However, that topic has a lot of outdated stuff, so a new topic is more than welcome. If I can get my sh*t together, I will put up some links. Keep up the good work.

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We have a topic like this pinned to the top of Tech & PC Chat located here. However, that topic has a lot of outdated stuff, so a new topic is more than welcome. If I can get my sh*t together, I will put up some links. Keep up the good work.

I agree that Topic needs a complete overhaul. Too many outdated software. It would be nice if the Admins/MODS would allow lordjubblydave to continue his work maybe over there. He's put so much work into this one so far imagine what he can do over there. The last time Atomic updated it was back in 05. Com'on guys let's get with the times.

 

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That is exactly why I started this.

I really like the pc chat directory I find it very useful.

But the info is 4 years out of date.

I did hesitate about starting this one, I didn't want to upset people.

But I feel you can't remind people enough, that there are very good free alternatives to expensive software.

We all give microsoft and apple etc enough money as it is, when we spend a fortune on our computer equipment and OS.

So why should we then give them more just to type a letter or organise your photo collection ?

Thanks for the support, Pc guy. But I have not really done anything, it all of you guys that are providing most of the links and the table code.

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M. H. Hunter III

never really like VLC to use anyways, it always seemed slow for me and hard to use properly.

 

That being said, the rest of the list looks golden to me, thanks.

Right now i just use Gomp video player instead of VLC, i like it better.

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like the strength of an army is in its loyalty to each other.
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Nice topic man. Going to be really useful. Keep up the good work icon14.gif.

 

Some free software from me:

 

Opera - An awesome free web browser. Safer than both IE and Firefox. Very friendly UI and is packed with features.

 

Ad-Aware Free - One of the best free anti-spyware softwares there is.

 

Spybot Search & Destroy - Another great anti-spyware software. Best to have this and Ad-Aware installed.

 

Avira AntiVir Personal - One of the best antivirus programs there is. Completely free too.

 

CCleaner - A great little tool for cleaning up useless files and useless registry entries.

 

Foobar2000 - Probably the best music player there is. Has loads of plugins so you can configure it just the way you want.

 

MagicDisc - Free tool for mounting ISOs and other disc images.

 

ImgBurn - Free disc writing software. Really easy UI. Allows for burning ISOs as well.

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Fack yea! Nice topic! I have a suggestion: Sumatra PDF! Under a megabyte, not targeted for sploits, reads PDF and renders them faster than Adobe launches, let alone renders them as it bloats your machine and grows and grows - Sumatra kills bloaty Adobe Acrobat Reader biggrin.gif

 

Defraggler + Recuva = Same makers as CCleaner mentioned above - great little utilities! (see they were mentioned already)

 

 

FACK - how did no one mention Blender? It's so awesome - tiny and just as capable as professional 3D applications at a fraction of the cost (free, of course). Blender is awesome, it's not even supposed to be free smile.gif

 

http://www.blender.org/

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Here's a couple of great software from me too. biggrin.gif

 

DiskDefrag

Disk Defrag-Great standalone defragger that is extremely fast. Defrags OS files and page files as well in one run.

 

2HOTSPOT

Create wireless hotspots using your wireless router or wifi card.

2HOTSPOT (Still in beta but works pretty good)

 

Advanced WindowsCare v2 Personal 2.7.2

Is a comprehensive PC care utility that takes an one-click approach to help protect, repair and optimize your computer. It provides an all-in-one and super convenient solution for PC maintenance and protection.

 

Comodo Personal Firewall

Secure your system against internal attacks such as Trojan viruses.

 

DAMN Small Media Player

A very small mp3 player with nearly all features that u need. Plus I felt like saying damn.

 

DVD Flick

A simple, powerful DVD Authoring tool. I click does it all.

 

EvilLyrics

Automatically searches for lyrics as your song is played in your player.

 

WebDesign Toy

Design webpages with this stand-alone deceptively simple split-window layout.

 

Ashampoo ClipFinder

Find and immediately download videos from YouTube, VideU, MyVideo and ClipFish.

 

EDITED: WebDesign Toy is now linked directly to Developer's Site as requested by 3niX biggrin.gif

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FACK - how did no one mention Blender? It's so awesome - tiny and just as capable as professional 3D applications at a fraction of the cost (free, of course). Blender is awesome, it's not even supposed to be free smile.gif

 

Well now, Super, seeing as you've posted one of your modeling programs, I'll post one of mine tounge.gif.

 

How about Sketchup 7 Free edition? Easy to use, very versatile modeling program.

 

Download: http://sketchup.google.com/

 

I've learnt to use it over the years and I don't know where I'd be without it!

 

 

Also: Gmax from TurboSquid is good I guess. Just a free version of 3DS Max, only it lacks support for the 3DS file format?

 

http://www.turbosquid.com/gmax

 

AVG Antivirus free edition. Im using it and have no problems with it. Some may say it is not as good as other AV's, but I've never had any problems with it:

http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition

 

 

 

Cold Fusion

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