Able2Extract - Get quick, accurate, transfer of native and image (scanned) PDFs into editable file formats where you can edit and analyze your data. Convert to over 10 different formats, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, AutoCad (DWG & DXF), HTML, and more.
ACA Systems - Screen capture; audio and video recording.
Accent Office Password Recovery - Tool that helps you recover lost or forgotten passwords to your documents created in Microsoft Office applications: Access, Excel, and Word.
Adblock Plus - Annoyed by adverts? Troubled by tracking? Bothered by banners? Install Adblock Plus to regain control of the internet and change the way that you view the web.
ACDSee Pro - View, develop, catalog, and publish your photo collection with the precision and control demanded by pro photographers. Get unparalleled speed in every facet of your digital photography workflow-from photo capture to final print. ACDSee Pro's powerful toolset, including custom categories, visual tagging and batch editing, cuts hours out of any serious photographer's workflow. Within ACDSee Pro's intuitive interface, you'll get full support for your preferred file formats like RAW, JPEG and TIFF, as well as non-destructive RAW editing, and complete color management control.
Adobe Audition CS - Video and audio software for recording, editing, and mixing. Note: Sales of Adobe Soundbooth audio software ended on April 24, 2011. Adobe Audition CS5.5 is replacing Soundbooth in Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium software. See Adobe Soundbooth FAQ. Speed up production through a fast, flexible workflow with Adobe Premiere Pro software, OMF file exchange with other audio post tools, and XML project exchange with other NLEs in Adobe Audition software. Mix for surround sound and multichannel audio natively. Quickly clean up and finalize audio for video, radio, TV, or film. Turn poor-quality production audio into great soundtracks using best-of-class noise reduction and sweetening tools. Get rid of hums, clicks, pops, and other unwanted noises. Mix multiple tracks containing dialogue, music, sound beds, and SFX to create vibrant soundscapes. Download royalty-free environmental sounds, Foley effects, and music that add emotion and nuance to your projects through Resource Central.
Adobe Premiere Pro - A timeline-based video editing software application. It is part of the Adobe Creative Suite, a suite of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications developed by Adobe Systems, though it can also be purchased separately
AllShare Play - An interface to share media between Samsung electronics.
Altova - XML Editor, Data Management, UML and Web Services tools.
Amara - Caption, translate, subtitle and transcribe video.
AmphetaDesk - A free, cross platform, open-sourced, syndicated news aggregator.
Anonymizer - Identity protection has become increasingly important. The FTC estimated that close to 10 million people in the US were victims of identity theft last year. Your personal information can be stolen through online spying. In fact, 9 out of 10 computers are infected with spyware, making it critical for people to use anti spyware protection. While you are surfing the Internet, your surfing activity and your keystrokes can be monitored by spyware. To prevent this kind of attack on your privacy, choose an anti spyware solution that will provide identity protection. Anonymizer anti spyware enforces identity protection and gives you peace of mind when surfing the Internet.
Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy (ASSP) - Excellent program for fighting spam. Creates an open source platform-independent SMTP Proxy server which implements auto-whitelists, Bayesian, Greylisting and multiple filter methods. Also see Wiki on Getting Started.
Replay AV is a powerful way to capture live and archived streaming video and audio with just a couple clicks. It includes a built-in media guide for recording thousands of broadcast radio shows as well.
Replay Converter makes it easy to convert files to and from all the popular audio and video formats. Just pick a file, choose a preset conversion, and go.
Replay Media Splitter is an easy way to extract or remove portions of audio and video files. Once it's installed, you'll be slicing and dicing media files in minutes.
Replay Music is a Music Recorder that extracts MP3 song files as you listen to digital music subscription services and online radio stations. Its Automatic Tagging feature labels songs for you. Works like magic!
Replay Screencast is a way to capture whatever you see and hear on your screen, and turn it into a movie file, or "screencast." Great for making demos, or recording non-standard media types. You can even add your own voice.
Arduino - A tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board.
askSam - A flexible and powerful way to organize information and create searchable databases from web pages, email, PDF files, texts, and Word documents.
Asset UPnP (DLNA compatible) - Asset is a UPnP (DLNA compatible) audio server. UPnP is a method of sharing media content between devices. Typically audio files are stored on a computer, server or NAS, multiple audio devices around the home network can play audio from the UPnP server (devices such as Linn DS, XBox 360, PS3, etc). Also see Forum.
Auction Sniper - Monitors bidding, then tops the high bid in the final seconds.
AutoDesk - Design and drafting on PC. Visualization, advanced modeling, collaboration.
autokitchen - A comprehensive cabinet, appliance and accessory based CAD design application that features thousands of textures and finishes. Highly detailed floor plans, drawn to scale with measurements will show how the floor space is being used, whilst elevation drawings will show how the wall space is being used. With autokitchen both of these design elements are produced to Architect standard, either as black on white line drawings or as colour shaded 2D layouts. HD 3D rendered images are of premium quality and not only show how the finished project will look, but as close to real life as possible.
Autoruns for Windows - This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and when you start various built-in Windows applications like Internet Explorer, Explorer and media players. These programs and drivers include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. Autoruns reports Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond other autostart utilities.
Bibus - A bibliography and citation management software designed to be Open Source, free, and integrative to OpenOffice and MS Word. Bibus is available for Linux and Windows but Mac support is limited at the moment. It can be downloaded from here. Bibus can import and export from EndNote/Reference Manager and also RIS files. For screenshots of Bibus check this link.
BitPrim - BitPim is a program that allows you to view and manipulate data on many CDMA phones from LG, Samsung, Sanyo and other manufacturers. This includes the PhoneBook, Calendar, WallPapers, RingTones (functionality varies by phone) and the Filesystem for most Qualcomm CDMA chipset based phones. To see when phones will be supported, which ones are already supported and which features are supported. Information on LG-VX9700 (aka LG-enV2) here: Works on phonebook, calendar, wallpaper, ringers, memo, call history, SMS, and file system. BitPim can autodetect this phone if it is connected to the PC via a straight USB cable.
BitTorrent - A BitTorrent client is the program which downloads the video file while uploading it to other users. There are several to choose from, all of them free:
Azureus (recommended) is a Java program which will run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris. It has a much more fully-featured graphical interface, RSS support (once an appropriate plugin is downloaded), and many other useful features.
BitTornado is available for Windows and other operating systems. It extends the original client with a number of experimental features.
iPodder is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It is a podcast client which can be used to automatically download via BitTorrent by pointing it at a BitTorrent RSS feed.
Original BitTorrent is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, or other operating systems with a Python implementation. It is relatively bare-bones but easy to use.
BlueScreenView - A useful, free, portable application that allows you to view minidump files that are created when Windows stops and displays a "blue screen of death". The program will show each minidump individually, with information such as the minidump's filename, the date/time of that crash and the minidump's creation. It will also show the basic crash information such as a Bug Check Code and 4 parameters. The details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash is reported; this includes the filename, product name, file description, and file version of the driver/module.
BMT Micro Software - A searchable online catalog with free downloads of several thousand products.
Buycott - Helps you to organize your everyday consumer spending so that it reflects your principles. When you use the Buycott app to scan a product, it will look up the product, determine what brand it belongs to, and figure out what company owns that brand (and who owns that company, ad infinitum). It will then cross-check the product owners against the companies and brands included in the campaigns you've joined, in order to tell you if the scanned product conflicts with one of your campaign commitments.
CAM unZip - This free unzip software lets you open ZIP files quickly and easily, as well as list files in the archive and extract all or selected files. You can also create new ZIP files and modify existing ones with this unzip freeware.
Character Identifier Extension - This Firefox extension adds a context menu item for selected text that provides more information (from the Unicode database) about the characters selected.
Chronozoom - On-line tool used to visualize all of time, from the Big Bang to today, using the concept of zooming along the timeline to express distance to highlight the scope of time. You can browse through history on ChronoZoom to find data in the form of articles, images, video, sound, and other multimedia. ChronoZoom links a wealth of information from five major regimes that unifies all historical knowledge collectively known as Big History.
CKAN - Data hub software. "Start your own data group with its own web page, identity and datasets within an existing CKAN instance and you can start curating and sharing data now."
Classic Shell - Free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it.
Clipa.Vu - Time you waste by re-typing, re-copying and re-creating of the same contents again and again? Be smart: Simply reuse the data you already had in your Windows Clipboard minutes (or weeks) ago.
Clipboard Manager - Sidebar Gadget extends Windows Clipboard with a new dimension - time. You can reuse previous clipboard contents. You can build a customized collection of your often pasted contents. You can timestamp your documents or remarks.
CognitiveVR - Analytics platform for virtual and augmented reality. Supports hundreds of customers with products ranging from games, movies, training simulations, retail testing environments, architecture, and real estate. Its platform currently hosts tens of thousands of devices every month.
Concordance Software - Discovery management software delivering an effective, cost-efficient way to manage and review high volume of documents - scanned paper, e-mail and electronic - generated during litigation.
CoolUtils - Offers a variety of utilities addressing file converting, file renaming, CD and DVD burning, and many other file-related tasks.
Copernic - Web and desktop search technology that enables better decision-making and increased productivity.
Corel WordPerfect Office - Corel office suite for home and business users to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Crowdmap - A tool that allows you to crowdsource information and see it on a map and timeline. It is the Ushahidi platform, built by the team who created Ushahidi as a way for anyone to run their own crowdsourcing site without having to know the intricacies of running their own server. It's free and it's yours to use.
CyberArticle - Knowledge management software focusing on webpage saving and management. Save information easily in most of browsers (including IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera). It can also import and manage popular documents formats easily (including doc, pdf, xls, ppt, pictures, text, source code and so on). It is very useful for later management, knowledge sharing, searching, and making E-Books. Also see FAQ, Manual, and using CyberArticle with MySQL pages.
CyberLink PowerDVD - Video editing software; Multimedia software and blu-ray playback software.
DeadDrop - A server application intended to let news organizations and others set up an online drop box for sources. It's open source software written by Aaron Swartz in consultation with a volunteer team of security experts. In addition to Aaron's code, the project includes installation scripts and set-up instructions both for the software, and for a hardened Ubuntu environment on which to run it. DeadDrop is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.
Doc Scrubber - Microsoft Word (.doc) files can contain more than just text you see while editing them. Depending on the settings or features you use, they may contain all kinds of additional information that you may not want shared outside your home or company. Doc Scrubber lets you see that information, and scrub it from files before sending them to others.
Dragon - Create documents, reports, e-mails and more - all by speaking! Fast, easy and amazingly accurate, it's over three times faster than typing. Just use your voice to dictate and edit in Microsoft Word and Excel, Corel WordPerfect, and virtually all Windows-based applications.
Dream Gallery: Wincustomize - Dreams are high quality animated wallpapers that run exclusively on Windows Vista Ultimate and transform the static desktop users spend all day looking at into a world of motion and activity.
Driver Guide - A free database of driver files, company information, and links.
DVD Decrypter - A software application that can create backup disc images of the DVD-Video structure of DVDs. It can be used to image any DVD, but controversially it is especially useful for decrypting copy-protected movies. The program can also burn images to disc. CSS decrypting software (such as DVD Decrypter, AnyDVD, Smartripper, and DVD Shrink) allows a region-specific DVD to be copied as an all-region DVD. It also removes Macrovision, Content Scrambling System (CSS), region codes, and user operation prohibition.
DVD Shrink - Software to backup DVD discs. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video disc. DVD Shrink will also burn your backup DVD, if you have installed the latest version of Nero. The output from DVD Shrink can be saved as files on your hard drive, which you can then burn with software of your choice. Also see Wikipedia article.
Environmental Modeling Systems, inc. (EMS-i) - Distributor of software, support, training, and consulting services for water resources modeling using the Groundwater Modeling System (GMS Software), Surface-water Modeling System (SMS Software), and Watershed Modeling System (WMS Software).
EPrints - Software to set up repositories of open access research literature, scientific data, theses, reports and multimedia.
EPUB Converter - A free tool that offers an easy, efficient and quick way to help you convert EPUB files to other formats: EPUB to PDF, MOBI to EPUB, Kindle to PDF, TXT to EPUB, etc. Convert EPUB to PDF. Easily convert your EPUB files to PDF and keep the best output quality and conversion speed. Convert Text to EPUB: It supports both Text and EPUB files. So that you can quickly convert Text file to EPUB or EPUB file to Text. Convert MOBI to EPUB: Read your Kindle books on more devices like iPad, Nook, Kobo, Android with just 1-click conversion.
Evernote - Allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from anywhere.
EVGA Corporation - A market leader and premier provider of high-performance graphics solutions and motherboards. Download drivers here.
F.B. Purity - A browser extension / addon that lets you clean up and customise Facebook, hides the things you dont want to see, and gives you lots of extra filtering options.
FavIcon.pro - A free online tool to create icons and favicons (favicon.ico file) ('favorite icon') in a fast and easy way to your website from any image on your computer.
FeedDemon - The most popular RSS reader for Windows, with an easy-to-use interface that makes it easy to stay informed with the latest news and information.
FeedReader - A freeware Windows application that reads and displays Internet newsfeeds aka RSS feeds based on XML.
FileMerlin - Accurately converts word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and data base files between a very wide range of file formats.
FileDudes - Free and commercial software and games.
FileOptimizer - This software keeps the behavior of your file untouched, but reduces its size considerably thanks to several recompression and optimization techniques.
Flash MP3/OGG Live Stream Player - An open source live Mp3/OGG Flash Player (written in haXe) that works with Shoutcast and Icecast 2. It has some interesting and necessary features like reconnect on network errors to make sure users never get silence and cache management to avoid memory huge memory consumption. Basically, this is a flash player that you can embed in a website for playing live audio from IceCast and ShoutCast.
Flash Player - Allows designers and developers integrate video, text, audio, and graphics into effective experiences that deliver superior results for interactive marketing and presentations, e-learning, and rich Internet applications.
Flipboard - Create your own magaines on the web and share.
FLV Downloader - Freeware to download FLV (Flash video) from all video sharing sites at great speed. This program is a one-stop solution to download, manage, play back and convert downloaded videos for Ipod, Iphone, PSP, Cell Phone, Windows Media, XVid and MP3. With the technologies of automatic URL-parsing and multi-thread downloading, the program is a easy-to-use and powerful FLV download manager and makes it possible for you to download video from particularly YouTube, Yahoo, Google, Myspace, iFilm, Dailymotion, Metacafe, etc.
Free Network Project - Freenet is free software which lets you publish and obtain information on the Internet without fear of censorship. To achieve this freedom, the network is entirely decentralized and publishers and consumers of information are anonymous. Without anonymity there can never be true freedom of speech, and without decentralization the network will be vulnerable to attack.
Free Vista Drivers - This page lists the latest Windows Vista drivers and provides direct links to the files for downloads.
FT Search Manager - An IBM Notes search tool that allows any user to search all of their favourite Notes databases (e.g. Mail & Archives, Chats, Applications, Quickr etc) and File Systems simultaneously.
FTP Voyager - FTP client for Windows. With an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, update a web site with a single click, transfer files directly between FTP servers, and resume interrupted downloads. A perfect tool for Web developers or anyone that moves files on the Internet.
Ghostscript - An application written mainly in C for viewing ps and pdf files, converting ps files to pdf, and much more. This is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
GIMP, The - The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is an application for photo retouching and manipulating which is similar to non-free software Photoshop. It is available for many platforms including Linux and Windows. In Ubuntu Linux, GIMP is installed by default.
GNU Operating System - The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software: the GNU system. GNU's kernel isn't finished, so GNU is used with the kernel Linux. The combination of GNU and Linux is the GNU/Linux operating system, now used by millions. The name GNU is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not Unix"; it is pronounced g-noo, as one syllable with no vowel sound between the g and the n.
Chromium Projects - The Chromium projects include Chromium and Chromium OS, the open-source projects behind the Google Chrome browser and Google Chrome OS, respectively. This site houses the documentation and code related to the Chromium projects and is intended for developers interested in learning about and contributing to the open-source projects. Also see information on Blink, the new rendering engine used by Chromium.
Google Earth - Lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others. Also see Google Earth Pro.
Greenhouse - A free browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari that exposes the role money plays in Congress. Displays on any web page detailed campaign contribution data for every Senator and Representative, including total amount received and breakdown by industry and by size of donation.
GSS - Provider of software tools, consulting and professional services for global systems and solutions including e-mail, wireless and instant messaging, directory services, calendaring and collaborative web applications, anti-spam, security and encryption, regulatory compliance and legal discovery, as well as application lifecycle management and virtualization.
Guidescope - Uses technology to filter advertisements and other unwanted graphics from Web pages, and to limit the ability of Web companies to track your surfing.
gzip (GNU zip) - A compression utility designed to be a replacement for compress. Its main advantages over compress are much better compression and freedom from patented algorithms. It has been adopted by the GNU project and is now relatively popular on the Internet. gzip was written by Jean-loup Gailly (and Mark Adler for the decompression code).
HarvestMan Web Crawler - A modular, extensible and flexible web crawler program cum framework written in pure Python. HarvestMan can be used to download files from websites according to a number of customized rules and constraints. It can be used to find information from websites matching keywords or regular expressions.
Heaventools - File editing software for Windows. Tools for disassembly and reverse engineering of EXE and DLL files.
Hemingway App - Points out excessive adjectives, tiresome uses of the passive voice, passages that are too long or complex, grammatical errors, etc.
Hipstamatic - The Hipstamatic for iPhone is an application that brings back the look, feel, unpredictable beauty, and fun of plastic toy cameras from the past. "Digital photography never looked so analog."
HomeSnap - iPhone app. HomeSnap's unique technology was built to do one thing: instantly tell you all about any home you snap. What is it worth? When did it last sell? For how much? Beds? Baths? Lot size? Which school would my child attend? HomeSnap answers all these questions with a single tap for over 90 million homes.
HTML/MHT Converting Software - ACA HTML to Image Converter is a windows HTML/MHT to image converter software, it converts the web page to image or thumbnail of a specified size in batch, saves the long web page as JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, WMF and EMF image by one click. It captures full length website screenshots and generates thumbnail image previews of web pages. It's very used for webmaster, blogger and designer.
I Love PDF - Every tool you need to use PDFs in one place.
Icecast - A collection of programs and libraries for streaming audio over the Internet. Open source. Developed on Linux and Windows. See Icecast Documentation.
ieSpell - A free Internet Explorer browser extension that spell checks text input boxes on a webpage.
IndexFinger - A program with one simple function: creating an index of every web page in a folder on your hard drive.
Inkscape - A free and Open Source vector image editor. It is similar to non-free software Adobe Illustrator which is being widely used also by scholars to make scientific and educational illustrations. It has many advanced capabilities and is getting even better very rapidly.
InstaCalc - Get answers as you type, and edit inputs in real-time. Writes human-readable numbers and equations ("2.2 billion" or "profit = revenue - cost", not "E3 = C2 - D3"). Use unit conversions, random numbers, programming commands and other features you wouldn't expect from a regular calculator.
Instagram - Take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram - it's that easy. You can even share to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more.
Instapaper - A tool to save web pages for reading later.
IPNetInfo - A small utility that allows you to easily find all available information about an IPaddress: The owner of the IP address, the country/state name, IP addresses range, contact information (address, phone, fax, and email), and more.
Jabref - It has LaTeX bibliography files (BibTeX files) as its native file format and can be used for management, manipulation, and export of BibTex files. Jabref is maintained for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. It can directly search and download from some bibliographic databases. Screenshots can be accessed here.
Jarte - A free word processor based on the Microsoft WordPad word processing engine built into Windows.
Java (Oracle) and Download Java for Windows - Java is a set of several computer software products and specifications from Sun Microsystems (which has since merged with Oracle Corporation), that together provide a system for developing application software and deploying it in a cross-platform computing environment. Verify your Java installation to ensure that you have the recommended version of Java installed for your operating system.
JetAudio - Rip and play MP3, OGG, and WMA files. JetAudio delivers built-in CD burning, streamed audio broadcasting, and a timer to start or stop playback or recording.
Jive Software - Delivering "social productivity" software that brings together employees, partners and customers into a unified collaboration system so they can create better products, faster processes and improved relationships.
JustDreamweaver - Dreamweaver extensions and professional add-ons for PHP, ASP and Coldfusion website development. Dreamweaver templates and tutorials to help you learn better web design techniques.
JW Player - A leader in open source in cross-platform video playback. It supports playback of any format the Adobe Flash Player and HTML5 browsers can handle (FLV, H.264, MP4, VP8, WebM, MP3, AAC, JPG, PNG and GIF). It also supports various video and audio formats (including RMTP, HTTP, live streaming and more) and a wide range of configuration options. And its support for all of the major CDNs and adaptive bitrate switching mean you can deliver high quality content around the globe.
Kdenlive - A free and open-source video editor for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD.
Kile - An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for development of LaTex documents in Linux. It is based on KDE desktop environment. For screenshots of Kile see here.
Kindle for PC - Kindle reading app for your computer's desktop. Also see smartphone, tablet and cloud reader apps here.
kSpam - Antidote to spam using Bayseian filtering.
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