Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Top 10 Freeware Software

Here is some freeware software that could be of help during everyday computer usage.

Dictionary Software (the first two)

WordWeb 5.5 (Size 7.44MB)

This is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words from almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Features of the free version include: Definitions and synonyms, Proper nouns, Related words, Pronunciations, 1,50,000 root words, 1,20,000 synonym sets, Fixed web reference tabs etc. It can be downloaded from http://wordweb.info/

Merriam-Webster Concise Dictionary (Size 1.59MB)

This contains more than 40,000 entries, clear and concise definitions, written pronunciations, and variant spellings. The iFinger engine under the hood works both online and offline, checking spelling automatically or allowing you to run manual text searches for specific queries. Internet required while installing this software. Download from


Mozilla Firefox 3.0 (size 7.14 MB)

A small, fast and easy to use browser, it includes tabbed browsing and pop-up blocker. The new version 3 has improved performance, Add-ons manager, download manager, Smart Location Bar, better password manager and malware protection. Please look up


Gadwin PrintScreen (Size 2.75 MB)

This captures the contents of the screen with a single keystroke. The captured screen can then be sent to the printer, or saved to disk as a file in six different graphics file formats (BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TGA). Gadwin PrintScreen can capture the entire Windows screen, the active window, or a specified area, when the hot key is pressed. The hot key defaults to the PrintScreen key but users can define other keys too to initiate a capture. Gadwin PrintScreen allows you to e-mail the captured images to recipients of your choice.


ExplorerXP (Size 410 KB)

This is a fast, small, compact file manager for Windows 2000/XP. Unlike the regular Windows Explorer, it displays the total size of each folder and allows you to browse multiple folders from a tabbed interface. It also supports Multi rename, split and Merge, etc. You can download it from http://www.explorerxp.com/

ExtractNow (Size 1MB )

This utility allows you to extract multiple archives quickly and easily. Supports ZIP, RAR, ISO, BIN, IMG, IMA, IMZ, 7Z, ACE, JAR, GZ, LZH, LHA, TAR, SIT archive formats. Extract files into current directory, named folder, or favourite folder of choice. Integrates with Windows Explorer via special context menu items


Stickies 6.5a (Size 975 KB)

Stickies is a PC utility to try to cut down on the number of Post-It notes you leave stuck to your monitor. It is a computerised version of those notes.


Recover Files (Size 1.17MB)

This is file recovery software that allows the user to recover accidentally deleted files, even files removed from the Recycle Bin, network drive, compact flash card, portable drives, in a DOS window, or from Windows Explorer. Download from http://www.download.com/Recover-Files/3000-2094_4-10715455.html

FlashGet (size 4.4 MB)

This is a download manager. It uses MHT (Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation) technique, supports various protocols such as HTTP, FTP, BT, MMS, RTSP and has document management features.

FlashGet can call anti-virus automatically to clean viruses, spyware and adware after finishing download. Check it out at http://www.flashget.com/index_en.htm

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