10 Top Freeware
Programs listed alphabetically
Version 1.2.5, release date: October 30, 2006
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:
– Record live audio.
– Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
– Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files.
– Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together.
– Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
– And more!
System Requirements: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, or later. (Audacity is not supported on Windows 95 or NT4)
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Version 2.1.7, release date: October 8, 2006
CM DiskCleaner is an application designed to find garbage on your computer. Every computer in use is filled with unnecessary files and registry entries over time. CM DiskCleaner has a unique Registry Cleaner and a Disk Cleaner to help you find this garbage. The Registry Cleaner resolves problems and is the best of it’s kind. No difficult choices or settings to select. The best disk cleaner you get. Created based on our own experience and it resolves a lot of computer problems every day. Designed for both technical and non-technical users.
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FastStone Image Viewer
Version 2.8, release date: October 25, 2006
FastStone Image Viewer is an image browser, viewer, converter and editor with an easy to use interface and a nice array of features that include resizing, renaming, cropping, color adjustments, watermarks and more. It also includes an intuitive full-screen mode that provides quick access to EXIF information and thumbnail browser via hidden toolbars that emerge when you touch the edge of your screen with the mouse. Other features include a high quality magnifier and built-in slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image frames, scanner support, histogram and much more. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000,
GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA.
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Version 2.04, release date: October 24, 2006
mp3DirectCut is a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for compressed mp3. You can directly cut, copy, paste or change the volume with no need to decompress your files (e.g. to wav format) for audio editing. This saves encoding time and preserves the original quality, because nothing will be re-encoded. The built in recorder creates mp3 on the fly from your audio input. Using Cue sheets, pause detection or Auto cue you can easily divide long files.
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Version 1.52, release date: October 20, 2006
RegSeeker includes a powerful registry cleaner and can display various informations like your startup entries, several histories (even index.dat files), installed applications and much more! With RegSeeker you can search for any item inside your registry, export/delete the results, open them in the registry. RegSeeker also includes a tweaks panel to optimize your Windows! (RegSeeker is FREE for personal use only!)
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Version 2.3.5, release date: October 18, 2006
SpeQ is a small, extensive mathematics program with a simple, intuitive interface. All calculations are entered in a sheet. In there you can freely add, edit and execute all calculations. You can define variables and functions, and plot graphs of your functions. You can save your calculations for later re-use.
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Version 2.02, release date: October 16, 2006
A simple tool that lists all and every auto starting program on your system. You might be surprised what it finds, this is way better than Msconfig. Commonly used to troubleshoot malfunctioning systems, trojan/viral infections, new spyware/malware breed and the likes. Compatible with: All Windows versions.
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Version 0.9.16, release date: October 21, 2006
Tux Paint is an easy-to-use drawing program for kids ages 3 and up. It includes bright colors, fun sound effects and a helpful cartoon mascot. An add-on collection of ‘stamps’ provides over 200 images which can be pasted into drawings. Tux Paint is completely free, Open Source software, which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and has been translated into nearly 70 languages!
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Xenu’s Link Sleuth
Version 1.2i, release date: October 1, 2006
Xenu’s Link Sleuth (TM) checks Web sites for broken links. Link verification is done on “normal” links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It displays a continously updated list of URLs which you can sort by different criteria. A report can be produced at any time.
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Version 7.6, release date: October 23, 2006
XP SysPad is a launcher which makes access to Windows system utilities its specialty. All of the prime Windows system info and utilities such as the individual control panel applets, as well as the “hidden” applications in Windows, can be launched with the click of one button, which makes it easier than hunting around the explorer pane or waiting for menus to fold out.
Plus, you can easily access a host of other valuable functions, such as recover Windows 2000/XP Product Key, get your IP address, execute web queries, identify and kill any running process, launch any program, search files, and more. For convenience, it also can minimize itself to the system tray. It launches over 250 functions in all!
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