complete freeware collection

Why Spend Big Money On Software?

Complete Freeware Collection

In fact, why even spend any money at all? The “Complete Freeware Collection” is a collection of choice freeware applications which, when combined, make for a computer software package to meet any and all of your day to day software needs.

The whole idea behind creating this not so much to create a “best freeware” list, but rather to illustrate that when you get right down to it, all you really need to purchase, is an operating system. After that, you really do not have to spend one cent on software.

System Tools

Data Recovery: PC Inspector File Recovery File Recovery

Data Backup: SyncBack Data Backup

Search Utility: Agent Ransack Search Utility

Application Launcher: RUNit Application Launcher

Command Line Utilities: SlickRun Command Line Utilities

Compression Software: 7Zip Compression Software

File Manager: Freecommander 2004 File Manager

Font Utility: AMP Font Viewer Font Utility

Memory Management: Cacheman Memory Management

System Monitoring: Process Explorer System Monitoring

Registry Tools: Erunt Registry Tools

Registry Cleaners: Regseeker Registry Cleaners

Shell Replacement: BB4Win Shell Replacement

System Tweak Utilities: X-Setup (last free version!)

XP Theme Tools: LightStar PatchXP

Clock & Time Tools: DS Clock Clock & Time

Security Tools

Data Encryption: AxCrypt Data Encryption

Anti Spyware: Spybot Search & Destroy Anti Spyware

Firewall: Sygate Personal Firewall Firewall

AntiVirus: AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic AntiVirus

Port Scanner: Blue’s Port Scanner Port Scanner

Secure File Deletion: Eraser Secure File Deletion

Disk Erasing: Darik’s Boot and Nuke Disk Erasing

Password Tools: PINs Password Tools

Virtual Disk Encryption: Cryptainer LE Virtual Disk Encryption

Office & Productivity Software

Database: DBDesigner Database

Financial Management: AceMoney Lite Financial Management

Desk Top Publishing: Scribus Desk Top Publishing

Office Suites: Office Suite Freeware

Word Processor: AbiWord Word Processor

Personal Information Manager (PIM): NeoMem Personal Information Manager (PIM)

Organizers: Chaos Manager Organizers

Time Management: Advanced Diary Time Management

PDF Software: CutePDF Writer PDF Software

Desktop Notes: PrestoNotes Desktop Notes

Memo & Note Creation: ShirusuPad Memo & Note Creation

Spreadsheet: Spread32 v1.18 Spreadsheet

Calculator: Moffsoft FreeCalc Calculator

Thesaurus: Wordweb Thesaurus

Presentation Software: Wink Presentation Software

Notepad Replacement: Notepad++ Notepad Replacement

Web Development Software

Web Server: Abyss Web Server

Content Management Software: XOOPS Content Management Software

Client-Side Blogging Software: Blog Blogging Software

Server Side Blogging Software: WordPress Blogging Software

HTML Editor: HTML-Kit HTML Editor


Text Editor: PSPad Text Editor

PHP Editor – IDE: Dev-PHP IDE PHP Editor

Python IDE: ActivePython

Color Picker: Color Selector Color Picker

Link Checker: DRKSpider Link Checker

Offline Browser – Site Ripper: HTTrack Website Copier Offline Browser - Site Ripper

Internet & Network

Network Monitoring Software: CurrPorts Network Monitoring Software

Internet Phone – VoIP: Skype Internet Phone - VoIP

Instant Messenger: Miranda IM Instant Messenger

IE Shells: Maxthon IE

Gecko Based Web Browsers: K-Meleon Gecko

Browser Suite: Seamonkey Browser Suite

FTP Client: Core FTP Lite FTP Client

FTP Server: GuildFTPd FTP Server

Small Email Client: nPOP Email Client

Email Client: Pegasus Mail Email Client

POP Checker: POP Peeper POP Checker

P2P – File Sharing: KCeasy P2P

Dial-Up Software: Cablenut Dial-Up Software

RSS Feed Reader: Abilon RSS Feed Reader

Graphics Software

Concept Map Tool: EVE [Embedded Vector Editor] Concept Map

Mind Mapping Software: FreeMind Mind Mapping Software

CAD, Graphing & Charting Software: JustCad CAD, Graphing & Charting Software

3D Graphics Software: Blender 3D Graphics

Image Viewer: XnView Image Viewer

Paint Program: Project Dogwaffle Paint Program

Image Editor: GIMPshop for Windows Image Editor

Vector Editor: Inkscape Vector Editor

Web Photo Album: JAlbum Web Photo Album

Photoshop Elements Replacement: PhotoFiltre Photoshop Elements Replacement

Icon Editor: PixelToolbox Icon Editor

Gif Animator: UnFREEz Gif Animator

Screenshot Tools: Screenhunter Screenshot Tools

Multimedia Software

DVD Ripper: Claddvd.Net

DVD Backup: DVD Shrink DVD Backup

Media Player: Foobar2000 Media Player

All-Purpose Media Player: Media Player Classic All-Purpose Media Player

Audio Editor: Audacity Audio Editor

CD Ripper: CDex CD Ripper

CD Burning: DeepBurner Free CD Burning

ISO Burners & CD Image Tools: LC ISO Creator ISO Burners & CD Image Tools

Other Freeware Packages

While those were our top software picks for a computer software package of free software for Windows, there are some other free software packages out there, some of which which are even available on CD, or are especially geared towards USB portability. Some of these other software collections are:

° winPenPack: USB portable applications

° TheOpenCD

° The OSSwin project: Open Source for Windows

° The InfoBox Portable USB Apps Collection

° Portable Apps.Com’s Portable Apps Suite


° 10 Open Source programs you should have

° Floppy Office