Free Desktop Software

STOIK Video Converter
Easily convert DiVX, AVI, WMV and other digital video files. The program allows users to pick up one or multiple source files, select output settings from preinstalled or custom profiles, and convert to multiple output video files. It also allows for file merging.
Watch all types of content on your computer without having to worry about what type of format the file is encoded in. This single player supports Quicktime, Windows Media, Real, Flash, MP3 and other formats. You can also use FireAnt to transfer files to a portable media device such as an iPod, PSP and others.
Democracy Player
Use the Democracy Player, a free, open source viewer to download and watch internet TV shows and videos. It has a built-in channel guide which helps you find new content. It can also fetch web pages with video and video RSS feeds (including podcasts, video blogs, and BitTorrent feeds) which can then be viewed full screen.
Partition Logic
Partition Logic was created to be a free alternative to similar commercial products such as Partition Magic and Norton Ghost. Partition Logic allows you to create, delete, format, resize and move partitions. You can also use it to copy the entire contents of one hard drive to another. Simply copy the application files to a CD or Floppy and then boot from it to access the program's functions.
With mp3DirectCut you can edit, manipulate, split and normalize mp3 files directly without having to first decompress them. This method saves time and preserves the quality of the mp3 file since there is no need to re-encode after making changes.
How do you know whether the file you just downloaded is the complete file the author intended you to have and that it has not been tampered with or lost something during the download process? You check the MD5, CRC-32 or SHA-1 hash value. This program adds right-click hash detection functionality to Windows Explorer. Check the hash value of a file against the one the author provided to ensure it is a complete file.
Allowing children to use the internet without any filtering software to screen for offensive material can be very dangerous. Aside from keeping close tabs of a child's internet usage parents may also want to use software to filter what content they can view. There are programs like NetNanny and SurfControl which can be effective, however, they are not free. We-Blocker is a free alternative which compares URL's to a list of sites and determines whether or not to allow access to that site. It also compares words on a web site against a list of words that comes with the program. The program allows parents to add words and sites to the program for additional control.
Naomi is another free internet filtering program. It monitors internet traffic for pornography and violent content in pictures or words. It uses heuristic analysis to help it recognize new offensive material automatically. It not only monitors web traffic but also local internet traffic and can be used to block the use of peer-to-peer programs.
ClamWin Free Antivirus
ClamWin is a free antivirus/spyware program similar to AVG. Features include: An addin to MS Outlook to scan incomming email and remove infected attachments, scheduled scanning, right-click integration with Windows Explorer and automatic virus definiton downloads.
Portable FileZilla
FileZilla is a popular OpenSource FTP client that is used for transferring files between computers and FTP servers. Portable FileZilla does exactly the same thing as FileZilla, however, it can be installed to and used from any portable media such as a USB thumbdrive, an iPod or any other type of portable storage device.
AntiVir PersonalEdition
AntiVir Personal Edition is another freeware antivirus program. The program has support for the following operating systems: Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Linux, Free BSD and Solaris.
MP3 Merge
Take two or more MP3 files and merge them into one larger file. MP3 Merge makes it easy to do by providing the user with a simple, clean interface. The user changes parameters and settings via a drop-down box or check boxes. Then, simply choose the files you want to merge and click the button and watch the program do the rest of the work.
This is an Open Source planetarium program that can display a realistic-looking sky on you computer. It has many features that make this a must-have program for any amatuer astronomer or anyone who simply is interested in the night sky.
TrueCrypt is another great Open Source project. It is a disk/file encryption program that runs on Windows machines (Win 2000/XP/2003) and Linux. Encrypt entire disk partitions, USB flash drives, or simply create an encrypted volume to store selected files. TruCrypt supports various encryption algorithms such as Triple DES, Blowfish, Twofish and others which are plenty strong enough to provide extremely strong encryption of your sensitive data and files.
YamiPod is a program that will efficiently manage your iPod. It can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation. YamiPod can be used to remove duplicate tracks, modify id3 tags, import and export playlists, manage multiple iPods and much, much more.
Fresh Diagnose
Fresh Diagnose is a utility for analyzing and benchmarking a computer. It can run benchmark tests on the CPU, hard disk, video system, and motherboard.
World Machine
World Machine is a free 3-D terrain generator similar to Bryce, Mojoworld and Terragen. It allows you to create amazingly realistic-looking 3-D worlds by using a simple user interface.
VideoDVD Maker
Create your own DVD movies with this simple, free program. VideoDVD Maker allows the user to import and capture video files and then burn them to a DVD that can be played on standard home DVD players.
JDiskReport is a very useful utility that scans your computer's hard drive and then produces a pie chart indicating the size of all the folders on your computer. It is very easy to determine which folders are taking up the most room on your computer.
Foxit Reader
Foxit Reader is a small, free alternative to Adobe Acrobat PDF reader. Foxit loads much quicker than Acrobat Reader and is not bloated with a lot of options that you may never use.
Free iPod Video Converter
The Free iPod Video Converter makes it easy to convert various video formats into a format that you can transfer to your video iPod. The program will convert the following file types into iPod-friendly video files: VCD, AVI, MPEG, WMV, RM, RMVB, DivX, ASF and VOB.
iPod Bartender
Download over 200+ drink recipes to your iPod and have them available to you at any time. Cheers!
GParted stands for Gnome Partition Editor. It is an open source application that is very similar to Partition Magic. GParted allows you to create, remove, resize, check and copy hard drive partitions. It supports many different filesystems including FAT 16, FATS 32, NTFS, Linux and Mac. Simply download the ISO, burn it to a CD and boot from the CD. You can also place the files on a USB flash drive and boot from the USB drive. If you don't have ISO burning software try ISOBurn.
ISO Burn allows you to burn disk images to a CD. ISO's allow the user to download a single file, which, when burned to a CD recreates all the necessary files and file structure for an application to run. ISOBurn will also work with DVD optical disks.

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This page last updated on 02-25-2016 @ 11:29 AM