Software

Free- and shareware

  • For browsers see Browsers
  • For Windows see Windows

Try these first: NONAGS, CNET Download.com, Freeware Files and SnapFiles

Specific programs

7-Zip

'File archiver with a high compression ratio'.

Ad-Aware

Combats spyware. N.B. only free for home use.

Agent

Newsreader from Forte.

Audacity

Freeware for recording and editing sound. Available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

AVG Anti-Spyware Free Edition

CDex

.wav to .mp3 converter

Crimson Editor

Notepad alternative. Also an HTML editor - tags appear in another colour.

Defrag utility - Diskeeper Lite

'Short version introduction to full-featured Diskeeper. Diskeeper Lite can only analyze fragmentation levels and run manual defragmentation on one disk volume at a time.'

Firefox

Web browser. From Mozilla.

Go!Zilla

Download manager. Allows you to resume an interrupted download and searches for the fastest site.

Hot Potatoes

Software for making language exercises.

HTTrack Website Copier

metapad

Text editor.

Moodle

Free Virtual Learning Environment.

mp3DirectCut

.mp3-editor by Martin Pesch.

MUSICMATCH Jukebox

'The world's best media player for music.'

NVU

Freeware HTML editor from Mozilla for Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Open Office

Open source rival to Microsoft Office. PC and Mac versions.

Opera

Web browser.

pdf995

Allows you to create PDFs without ads etc. on a PC. Behaves like a printer.

Programmer's File Editor

PowerArchiver

Freeware (de)compression program. Can handle .zip, .cab and .rar files.

Psycle

'Modular Music Creation Studio'. Use this to compose music.

Safari

Web browser from Apple.

Spybot-S&D

'the best (according to PC World, PC Mag, Download.com...) privacy software available!'

StarOffice

Rrival to Microsoft Office.

Stickies

Thunderbird

For e-mail, news and RSS. From Mozilla.

TopStyle Cascading Style Sheet Editor

Shareware written by Nick Bradbury.

TreePad

The ultimate information-management tool. This one will really change your life.

Trillian

'Connect to ICQ®, AOL Instant Messenger(SM), MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and IRC in a single, sleek and slim interface.'

VNC (Virtual Network Computing) - RealVNC

VNC (Virtual Network Computing) - UltraVNC

Web Time

'The FREE Web Timer/Logger Application.'

Web-O-Rama

'Web-O-Rama is a versatile, text-based HTML editing program for Windows 95, 98, 2000, and NT 4.0 ...'

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Freeware for Macs

Camino

Browser from Mozilla.

Jreepad

Mac version of TreePad note-taking program. By Dan Stowell.

FINK

'The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X.'

Open Source Mac

SourceForge.net

Collection of Open Source software.

YemuZip

Archiving utility.

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Collections of free- and shareware

CNET Download.com

CWSApps

Stroud's Consummate Winsock Apps List

Freeware Home

FreewareWorld.com

HotLib.com Shareware

Jumbo

Including descriptions, documentation and mirror sites.

TheOpenCD

'Collection of high quality Free and Open Source Software.'

PCWorld.com Downloads

SunSITE Northern Europe

Tucows

'Your best resource for software and information on the Web! We have everything you need from Linux, BeOS, and Windows software to how to build a Web site!'

TuDogs

Just freeware.

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Other software

Focus on Macs

Schoolzone

For software evaluations etc.

Teachers Evaluating Educational Multimedia