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300 + Software Freeware and Open Source cataloged according to specific uses.

This is a list of more than 300 free programs (freeware or open source license.)
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Free Software To …

Protect Your Computer … [Free Antivirus – Firewall – Encrypt …]

  1. analyze / monitor network security: Nmap / Network Mapper
  2. Back up files and directories: Replicator
  3. adware: Ad-Aware Personal
  4. adware: Spybot
  5. spyware: SpywareBlaster
  6. antivirus: AVG Free
  7. Antivirus: AntiVirsoftware
  8. Antivirus: Avast Home Edition
  9. Antivirus: BitDefender Free Edition
  10. antitrojan: Ewido
  11. firewall: Jetico
  12. firewall: Safety.Net
  13. firewall: System Safety Monitor
  14. firewall: Tiny Personal Firewall on oldversion.com
  15. Firewall: ZoneAlarm
  16. encrypt files or entire hard drives: TrueCrypt
  17. synchronize backup: SyncBackSE

 

Free Software To …

Music … [Wav – Mp3 – Burning CD …]

  1. ac3 5.1 audio on your computer: AC3 Filter
  2. listen to music files: Winamp
  3. listen to music files: MPlayer
  4. listen to music files: VLC media player
  5. listen to music files: xine
  6. search / display lyrics while listening to the song: EvilLyrics
  7. clone CD: CloneCD
  8. convert ac3 to wav / mp3: HeadAC3he
  9. convert mp3 to wav and vice versa: Remixer
  10. convert mp3 to wav and vice versa: iTunes
  11. dj with the mp3: Mixxx
  12. open source firmware for ipod: Rockbox
  13. edit mp3 tags: TigoTago
  14. edit mp3 tags: Mp3tag
  15. management iPod: iTunes
  16. iPod management: YamiPod
  17. Karaoke: Ultrastar
  18. burn CD: CDBurnerXP Pro
  19. burn CD: Burnatonce
  20. burn CD: DAO CDR
  21. media center for Pc: MediaPortal
  22. midi sequencer: Jazzware
  23. midi sequencer Muse
  24. mixing / cutting music files: Audacity
  25. mix music files: Mixere
  26. organize mp3 collection: MediaMonkey
  27. organize a collection of mp3: Media Manager
  28. Record music from streaming flows: Streamripper for Winamp
  29. Record music from streaming flows: StationRipper
  30. adjust the volume of the mp3: Mp3Gain
  31. rip (extract) music from a CD: Audiograbber
  32. rip (extract) music from a CD: EAC
  33. fade and cut mp3 files: mpTrim
  34. cut mp3 file: mp3DirectCut
  35. cut wav files: Wave Splitter

 

Free Software To …

Office … – Office – Productivity – Finance [Word – Excel – PDF – Html …]

  1. capture the screen image: ScreenCopy
  2. capture the screen image: Howie’s Quick Screen Capture Tool
  3. convert doc (word) in pdf: PDF Tools
  4. convert access database into mysql: Access To MySQL
  5. convert pdf to html: pdftohtml
  6. create PDF files: PDF Creator
  7. create PDF files: qvPDF
  8. create PDF files: PDF 995
  9. create PDF files: Primo PDF
  10. create / edit html file: Alleycode
  11. create / edit html file: Bluefish
  12. create / edit html file: Matrix Y2K
  13. create / edit html file: HTML-Kit
  14. create / edit html file in wysiwyg: Nvu
  15. create / edit html file in wysiwyg: First Page 2006
  16. create / edit file hex (hexadecimal): XVI32
  17. create / edit php files: PHP Designer 2005
  18. create a database: DBDesigner
  19. calendar of activities: Sunbird
  20. calendar of activities: Calendar for Mozilla Firefox
  21. calendar of activities online and shareable: Google Calendar
  22. desktop publishing: Scribus
  23. dictionary – translation: Babiloo
  24. dictionary – translation: jDictionary
  25. edit CSS style sheets: TopStyle Pro
  26. edit text: Araneae
  27. edit text: EditPad Lite
  28. edit text: ConTEXT
  29. edit text: Notepad2
  30. manage savings: AceMoney
  31. manage savings: Money Manager
  32. manage household accounts: PearBudget
  33. work on files together: MoonEdit
  34. organize calendar, contacts, to do: EssentialPIM Free
  35. organize calendar, contacts, to do Treeline
  36. replace Microsoft Word: AbiWord
  37. replace Microsoft Office: Open Office
  38. replace Notepad (Notepad): NoteTab
  39. send fax: Fax Machine

Free Software To …

Communicate … [Messaging – Call – Video Conferencing …]

  1. antispam for outlook: Internet Junkbuster
  2. antispam for outlook: SpamBayes
  3. chat on IRC: ChatZilla
  4. chat on IRC: SeaMonkey
  5. read and send email: Thunderbird
  6. read and send email: Sylpheed-Claws
  7. read and send email: Mahogany
  8. record voip calls: Cain & Abel Password Recovery
  9. unique software multichat: Exodus
  10. unique software multichat: Gabber 2
  11. unique software multichat: Gaim
  12. unique software multichat: BuddySpace
  13. unique software multichat: Psi
  14. unique software multichat: Trillian
  15. unique software multichat: Jabber
  16. unique software multichat: Miranda IM
  17. telephony network for free for Jabber: Jabbin
  18. free internet telephony: Google Talk
  19. free internet telephony: Skype
  20. phone free on the internet: Gizmo
  21. free internet telephony: Voipstunt
  22. phone free on the internet: Ekiga
  23. free internet telephony: PhoneGaim
  24. free internet telephony: X-Lite
  25. unique software for skype and google-talk: Festoon Unity
  26. use an alternative software for MSN Messenger: aMSN
  27. use an alternative software for MSN Messenger: Mercury Messenger
  28. use an alternative software for AOL: TerraIM
  29. video conference: SightSpeed

 

Free Software To …

Graphics … [Pictures – Photo Retouching …]

  1. convert images into various formats: Xnview
  2. convert images into various formats: FastStone Image Viewer
  3. convert scanned image to text: GOCR GOCR
  4. create a photo album on the web: Picasa
  5. create a photo album on the web: Igal
  6. create a photo album on the web: JAlbum
  7. create a photo album for the web: Web Album Generator
  8. create / edit 3d graphics: Blender
  9. create / edit 3d graphics: OGRE 3D
  10. create / edit 3d graphics: OpenFX
  11. create / edit 3d graphics: POV-Ray
  12. create / edit 3d graphics: Wings 3D
  13. create / edit 3d graphics: Xara Xtreme
  14. create icons: Icon Sushi
  15. create thumbnails (thumbnails) of images: Easy Thumbnails by Fookes
  16. create a photo album on the web: Picasa
  17. create a photo album on the web: Irfanview
  18. Creative Design: ArtRage
  19. Creative Design: Artweaver
  20. editing images: FotoTagger
  21. editing images: GIMP
  22. editing images: Paint.NET
  23. editing images: GIMPShop
  24. editing images: CinePaint
  25. editing images: PhotoPlus 6
  26. edit pictures: Photo View
  27. edit vector graphics: Inkscape
  28. manage photo galleries: Picasa
  29. enlarge images: Magnifier
  30. paste-style panoramic photographs: Autostitch
  31. paste-style panoramic photographs: Hugin
  32. achieve 2D and 3D graphs: Gnuplot
  33. find the color of a pixel: Colorzilla plugin for Firefox
  34. find the color of a pixel: Pixie by NattyWare
  35. find the color of a pixel: Xoomer
  36. find the color of a pixel: ColorPic
  37. see the images in a folder: Irfanview
  38. see the images in a folder: GL Image Browser only for Mac OS X

 

Free Software To …

Internet … [Browse – Mail – FTP – RSS …]

  1. upload / download via FTP: FileZilla
  2. upload / download via FTP: JFTP
  3. create / edit html file: Nvu
  4. create / edit xml file: XMLSpy
  5. create a virtual network via internet: Hamachi
  6. control a computer via the Internet: TightVNC
  7. build / manage a dynamic website (Blog): WordPress
  8. build / manage a dynamic site (CMS): Drupal
  9. build / manage a dynamic site (CMS): eZ publish
  10. build / manage a dynamic site (CMS): Joomla
  11. build / manage a dynamic site (CMS): Plone
  12. build / manage a dynamic site (CMS) TYPO3
  13. encrypt email: ClipSecure
  14. encrypt email: Gpg4win
  15. encrypt email: Stunnel
  16. edit html files: Nvu
  17. edit html files: SeaMonkey
  18. do research on the browser: Google Toolbar
  19. do research on the browser: Yahoo! Toolbar
  20. manage password: PasswordSafe
  21. manage password: PINs
  22. read RSS feeds: Fireant
  23. read RSS feeds: Feedreader
  24. read RSS feeds: Pluck
  25. read RSS feed: RSS Bandit
  26. read feed RSS: RSSOwl
  27. read RSS feeds: RssReader
  28. read newsgroups: SeaMonkey
  29. log into another computer connected to the internet: LogMeIn
  30. anonymous surfing: Tor
  31. surf safer: Firefox
  32. surf safer: Opera
  33. Blog post: w.bloggar
  34. remove broken links: AM-DeadLink
  35. remove the formatting html: HTMLAsText
  36. download files from p2p sites / torrent: Abc
  37. download files from p2p sites / torrent: Ares
  38. download files from p2p sites / torrent: Azureus
  39. download files from p2p sites / torrent: Bit Tornado
  40. download files from p2p sites / torrent: Bit Torrent
  41. download files from p2p sites / torrent: Cabos for Mac
  42. download files from p2p sites / torrent: eMule
  43. download files from p2p sites / torrent: eMule Plus
  44. download files from p2p sites / torrent: Limewire
  45. download files from p2p sites / torrent: Mute
  46. download files from p2p sites / torrent: MyNapster
  47. download files from p2p sites / torrent: Shareaza
  48. download files from p2p sites / torrent: uTorrent
  49. download an entire website: HTTrack
  50. sync bookmarks: Google Browser Sync
  51. software for downloading large files: FlashGet
  52. software for downloading large files: Free Download Manager
  53. software for downloading large files: LeechGet
  54. protect privacy: GnuPG

Free Software To …

Miscellaneous Utilities … [Search – Zipping – Post-it]

  1. compressed archives (zip-rar): 7zip
  2. calculations, equations and graphs: Deadline
  3. scientific calculations and conversions: ESBCalc
  4. search for files on your computer: Google Desktop
  5. search for files on your computer: Yahoo! Desktop Search
  6. search and replace text in many files: ReplaceEm
  7. search and replace text in many files: TexRep 2.0
  8. unit of measure conversion: Convert
  9. unit of measure conversion: Converter extension for Firefox
  10. management icons: Iconoid
  11. management wallpaper: Wallpaper XChange
  12. learn geography: Seterra
  13. list the files in a directory into a text file: FileList
  14. list the files in a directory in the html file: Directory Lister
  15. weather forecast: Firefox extension + Forecastfox
  16. record voip calls: Cain & Abel Password Recovery
  17. rename many files: Ant Renamer
  18. write post-it notes on your desktop: ATnotes
  19. write post-it notes on your desktop: hott notes 3
  20. write post-it notes on your desktop: Stickies
  21. write post-it notes on your desktop: Stickies for Windows
  22. write post-it notes on your desktop: Stickypad
  23. 3D simulation of space: Celestia
  24. 3D simulation of space: Stellarium
  25. replace the file explorer of Windows: ExplorerXP
  26. replace the file explorer of Windows: Explorer2
  27. replace the file explorer of Windows: JExplorer
  28. Zoom on earth from space: Google Earth

 

Free Software To …

System Utilities … [Partitions, Password, Information Hardware / Software …]

  1. access to Linux partitions from Windows ReiserFS: rfstool
  2. access to Linux partitions from Windows Ext: Explore2fs
  3. analyze / monitor network security: Nmap / Network Mapper
  4. analyze network traffic: Analyzer
  5. analyze network traffic: WinDump
  6. analyze network traffic: Ethereal
  7. start the computer from the CD: Ultimate Boot CD 4 Win
  8. Clone Hard Disk: g4u
  9. check md5: MD5summer
  10. control hardware and software installed: Belarc Advisor
  11. build a custom Windows installation CD: nLite
  12. create and burn CD / DVD ISO file: ISO Recorder
  13. completely erase a file: Simple File Shredder
  14. completely erase a Hard Disk: Eraser
  15. change the drive settings System: Microsoft Tweak UI
  16. show system information and benchmark: PC Wizard
  17. display information about the CPU: CPU-Z
  18. show bandwidth usage: BitMeter 2
  19. show bandwidth usage: NetMeter
  20. monitor voltages, fan speeds and temperatures: SpeedFan
  21. Partition a Hard Disk: Partitionlogic
  22. recover lost partition: TestDisk
  23. password recover local / network (wep / wpa sniffer) Cain & Abel Password Recovery
  24. scanning IP addresses and open ports: Angry IP Scanner
  25. security scans on TCP ports: Knocker
  26. synchronize files between Windows, Linux and OS X: Unison

 

Free Software To …

Video and DVD … [Divx, AC3, copy and burn DVD, edit video …]

  1. backup of a DVD: DVD Backup Xpress
  2. backup of a DVD: AutoGK
  3. capture activity on the monitor in a video: AviScreen Classic
  4. missing codecs to play avi: GSpot Codec Information Appliance
  5. convert ac3 to wav / mp3: HeadAC3he
  6. convert AVI to MPEG: TMPGEnc
  7. convert DVD to DivX: DVDx
  8. convert DVD to DivX: Gordian Knot
  9. convert DVD to DivX: Xmpeg
  10. convert DVD to RealMedia: FilmShrink
  11. convert video files: AVI-Mux
  12. copy DVD to Hard Disk: DVD Shrink
  13. copy DVD to Hard Disk: RatDVD
  14. copy DVD to Hard Disk: SmartRipper
  15. edit AVI files: VirtualDub
  16. edit AVI files and audio: NanDub
  17. edit video files: AviSynth
  18. edit avi files: AviTricks Video Editor Classic
  19. view / post videos on the Internet: Democracy Player
  20. watch DVD / DivX: BS Player
  21. watch DVD / DivX: AVS DVD Player
  22. burn a VCD: cdrtfe
  23. record video: Virtual VCR
  24. Divx file repair corrupt: DivXRepair
  25. Rip a DVD: MediaCoder
  26. play movies without any Quicktime Quicktime: QuickTime Alternative
  27. watch media files: MPlayer
  28. watch media files: VLC media player
  29. watch media files: xine
  30. support ac3 audio: AC3 Filter

This list is inspired by I want a freeware utilities .
Compared to the original (in English) have been eliminated many software use “uncommon” and other specific users Use, and I have added many more not in the list original.