Cool Programs - Freeware and Shareware

Here are some Cool Utility Programs Mermy
has found while wandering around the internet.

She thought they'd be Cool to share!
Most are Freeware ..Some are Shareware!

updated: 20 February 2018

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Catagories: Anti-Virus | Archival | Graphics | Text Editing | Utilities | Microsoft Necessities | Other Necessities | Shareware
Freeware
  Anti-Virus Programs 'puutin
Name Description Get It
Now
Microsoft
Security Essentials

Win XP-SP2 - Win7

Well, Mermy has used AVG, Avast, & even Spybot Search & Destroy over
the course of several years. They are all good Free Anti-Virus Programs!
But after constatly receiving junk email from these folks to upgrade from
their free version to their fully featured PAY-For-It version, Mermy has
found that Microsoft offers a really good Anti-Virus Protection program that
never tries to sell the user a pricey version. So she had dumped these other
guys for "Microsoft's Security Essentials".

MSE HomePage

Starting with Win 8 and newer, 'Windows Defender' is part of the operating system.
Therefore additional AV programs are no longer required for virus protection!

Click Here to download 'Microft Security Essentials'
~12M
Avast Antivirus
Free Home Edition
v18.1.2326
Upgraded

Win XP-SP2 thru Win10

Avast! (Me Matey ...ARRRGHH!) Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus
package designed exclusively for home users and non-commercial use.

(Home Edition not for server platforms).
Home Page: http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
Click Here to download 'Avast! Home Edition'
71.2M
AVG
v18.1.304

Win 2K - Win7

AVG is an Anti Virus Program that is available is two different working versions:
It is a fully featured Anit-Virus Program!
and
It is available also in a free barebones version for home users.

One has to register the free version for a free registration number after installing.
Don't worry, there are no strings attached!

Home Page: https://www.avg.com/en-us/homepage

Click Here to download 'AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012'
71.2M
Spybot
Search & Destroy
Win 7/8/10 v2.6.46
49.3M

------
Win XP/Vista v 2.4
44.3M
Spybot - Search & Destroy
can detect and remove a multitude of adware files and modules from your computer.

Home Page: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html
Click Here to download 'Spybot S&D' for Win 7-10
Win 7/8/10
===
Click Here to download 'Spybot S&D' for WinXP & Vista
Win XP/Vista
Microsoft's
Malicious Software
Removal Tool
v5.57

Upgraded
14.February.18
This tool, (KB890830), checks your computer for infection by specific,
prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom)
and helps to remove the infection if it is found.
Microsoft releases an updated version of this tool
on the second Tuesday of each month.
( For: Windows; ALL )
Click Here to download 'MS MSRT v2.5'
37.6M
  Archival Programs - ZIP/RAR/LZH/etc. 'puutin
7-Zip
18.01
Upgraded

Windows All

7-Zip is an 'open source' file archiver with a high compression ratio

Packing / Unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM

Unpacking only: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT,
GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2,
RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z

Home Page: http://www.7-zip.org/

32 Bit
Click Here to download 7-Zip 32 bit
1.08M

64 Bit
Click Here to download 7-Zip 64 bit
1.35M

LHA
ARJ
ARC
Shell Extensions to add LZH, ARJ, & ARC capabilities to WinZip. Included,
are instructions by Mermaid_Elizabeth and all files needed.
Suggested for the Advanced user of WinZip.
Click Here to download WinZip Extras
267k
PikaPika
3.00E
A Japanese desktop companion for children that has an LZH archive
extraction utility built into it. Mermaid offers it here since some of the
Comic Chat character sites in Japan have their files compressed in the LZH format.

Created by: Hiroma
Click Here to download PikaPika
89k
RarZilla
7.00
Upgraded

Windows All

RarZilla is a Free Unrar utility. It is a fast, easy, and beautiful decompression
tool for RAR-archives that includes instructions in over 50 languages..

Homepage: http://www.philipp-winterberg.de/software/rarzilla_free_unrar.php
Click Here to download RarZilla
1.11M
  Graphics Related Programs 'puutin
Capture
1.4.7

Win 95/98/ME/2000/XP

Controlable utility for capturing your favorite pictures to create
your own Comic Chat characters. Mermaid prefers this program over
others she's tried because this one doesn't distort the colors like some
of the other costly capture programs do.

Created by NestEgg Software
(Sorry but Capture does not work in Vista nor Win 7. See EasyCapture Below)
 
Click Here to download Capture
176k

EasyCapture
1.2.0
Upgraded

Windows NT through 7

Mermaid has searched the internet over for a free replacement of the above
"Capture" program for Vista & Windows 7 users. EasyCapture not only
works with Vista & Win7, but the control panel is similar to Capture so
that long time users of Capture will have no problem using EasyCapture.

Created by XYStudio
(Site no longer online) - http://www.xydownload.com/easycapture/

EasyCapture vs Windows Snipping Tool
'EasyCapture' supports: BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, PCX
'Windows Snipping Tool' only supports JPG, PNG ,GIF
Click Here to download Capture
2.56 Meg
DeKnop
'The Button'
5.0

Upgraded
DeKnop (Dutch for "The Button") is a graphics editor that is designed to let you
create buttons for your web site without requiring any graphic design experience.

Besides English, this program is availabe in 18 other languages as well.

Visit the HOMEPAGE for downloads other than english.
V4.3.12
Click Here to download DeKnop 4.3.12
950k
 
V5.0
Click Here to download DeKnop 5.0
1.13M
Just Color Picker
4.6

replaces defunct
eyedropper program

A very cool tool for discovering
the HEX code of a color you may see
and want to duplicate in your coding project!

Click Author's Homepage for more information and help!

Click Here to download 'Just Color Picker'
770k
IrfanView
4.50
Upgraded
All Windows 95 - 10
Mermaid uses this terrific graphics program for lightening dark graphics,
resizing graphics to use in the character editor, and for graphic file conversions.
Mermaid thinks this is a 'must have ' tool even if it isn't used for character creating.
(She uses this program and MS Paint to create her webpage graphics).

Home Page -- Other Download Sites
Note: 64 bit version is available on the Authors Website!

32 bit
V4.50
Click Here to download IrfanView 4.44
2.3M

Plugins
Click Here to download Plugins for IrfanView 4.50
15.7M

Photo Print
Calendar Maker
3.00E beta
An Awesome! Totally Free!
Calendar Making Program
from YOKOHAMA
Click Here to download Photo Calendar Maker 3.00Ebeta.exe
2.16M
AgAnims
1.001
4 Oct 03
Microsoft Agent Animation Browser
Allows you to examine and test all the animations
within a selected Microsoft Agent character .ACS file.

One must have MS Agent core and support programs installed for this to work.
[ Get .ACS files Here ]
 
Click Here to download AgAnims
151k
  Text Editing Programs 'puutin
FontView
1.001
An easy to use font viewer to help quickly locate
that perfect font for your project!
Click Here to download FontView
77k
HexEdit
5.0

Windows All

HexEdit 5.0 is a free binary file editor or hex editor.

Mermy once used 'UltraEdit', but got tired of having to always pay $$$ for upgrades.
Then she found 'HexEdit 3.0F' which performs very much like UltraEdit only FREE!

Author's Home Page: http://www.hexedit.com/
5.0
Click Here for HexEdit 5.0
5.34M

3.0F
Click Here for HexEdit 3.0F
4.79M

LibreOffice
6.0.1

Windows, Macintosh
and GNU/Linux

An open source Full Office Suite comparable to Microsoft's Office program
without the price, (LibreOffice is totally Free)!
LibreOffice will also handle Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint files

Included in the suite are six feature-rich applications for all your document
production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.

This program is perfect for students or anyone else on a tight budget
who need an Office Suite, but can't afford MS Office!

Author's Home Page: http://www.libreoffice.org/
LibreOffice Download Page

Click Here for local download of LibreOffice
240M

 
Click Here for local download of Help Pack for LibreOffice
4.92M

NotePad+
1.11

By: RogSoft

This was a perfect replacement for Microsoft's Windows Notepad!
It is what the Notepad program should have been! It allows one to save to HTML format.
NotePad+ is auto scrolling (NO annoying Wordwrap issues).
It has no memory limitations like Windows Notepad!
This is the ultimate workhorse text program for all Windows text documents!


RogSoft NotePad+ works on All Windows Versions
Special Installation Instructions for Win2000/XP/Vista/7
are included in the readme file
!
Click Here to download RogSoft NotePad+
207k
Rainbow Font
2.1
Makes cool rainbow text for your HTML pages!
( In 'copy & paste' HTML Code! )
UPDATE: 1 April 2007 Mermy used a HEX editor on Rainbow Font and
renamed all of the controls from Japanese to English for easier use.
Click Here to download RainbowFont
197k
Rname-it
3.11.D
Rname-it is a file renaming utility specialized for batch process renaming.
It allows the user to select multiple files and rename them all at once.

It is AWESOME!   It is FAST!   It is FREE!
What else do you want? ...GET IT!
Click Here to download Rname-it
108k
XVI32
2.51

Win 95/98/NT/2000/XP

A simple, powerful, but effective HEX editor thats free!
Author's Home Page: http://www.chmaas.handshake.de

Stand Alone Program No Installation Required

Click Here to download XVI32
493k
  Miscellanious Programs not yet catagorized 'puutin
CDBurnerXP 4.5.8.6795
CDBurnerXP
4.5.8.6795
Upgraded
Extremely Powerful CD/DVD Burner Program
Totally Freeware!

~ Burns any Data on:
CD-R/CD-RW/DVD+R/DVD-R/DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM/BD/HD-DVD
,
including double layer mediums

~ Burns Audio-CDs from MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC, WMA, APE, MPC, WV (WavPack) files

More Features | Home Page | Download Page

V 4.5.8.6795 for Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
/Vista/2008/Win7,Win8, Win10 (x86 / x64)

The OLDER download is a fully featured CDBurnerXP Pro 2.2.9
that is for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

V4.5.8.6795
Click Here to download CDBurnerXP 4.5.8.6795
6.11M

 

Older Pro
V2.2.9

Click Here to download CDBurnerXP Pro 2.2.9
14.3M


Caffeine
1.5

Win 98 - 10

Prevents your PC screen from locking or going to sleep
by simulating a "F15" key stroke once every 59 seconds.

Free Standing Program! No installation required!

HomePage       YouTube Introduction

The back story is that Mermy's "work" computer, which was controlled by the IT department, kept logging
her off and requiring her to log back on everytime she left her cubicle. So this fixes that annoying problem!
It makes the computer think that someone is there using the keyboard and prevents it from logging off!

Click Here to download 'Caffeine 1.5'
14k
FineSplit
1.05
Splits a file into floppy sized parts and creates a merging batch file to
reassemble the pieces into a copy of the original file. Unlike other file splitters,
it will also permit the user to define the exact size of each separate piece as an option.

Options: Edit the enclosed .INI file to change the default part size, or other settings.
Click Here to download 'FineSplit'
9k
HDCopy
2.104

Win95/98/ME
New Win ???

With HDCopy you can make an identical copy of a hard drive onto another
hard drive. If you buy a new hard drive and don't wish to change your
Windows configuration in any way, you can use HDCopy to copy your
old hard drive completely to the new one (hidden files as well).

Web Page was: http://home.tiscali.de/zdata/mainpage_e.htm
 
Click Here to download HDCopy
89k
Convert
4.1

Win All

Very useful program for all types of unit conversions!
Also a terrific way to keep up in international chat rooms!
If a chatter thinks in Farhenheit and someone says it's 20 degrees C,
then they can convert it quickly to understand!
Requires no instalation! This program is free standing!
Visit the Authors Website for more detailed description!
Click Here to download Metric Converter
153k
Startup Cop
1.010
Allows you to take control
of your Windows Startup string!
Mirrored Help Pages!
Click Here to download Startup Cop
727k
TeaTimer
1.6
A simple little desktop timer for keeping track of your time!

Free standing program! Does not require installation.
Just unzip file and start using! (-:

Click Here to download TeaTimer
151k

WS_FTPLE
5.08

Win 95 - 10

FTP Client
A must have for uploading one's files to their website.
Free to home and student users
V 5.08 is tried and proven to work in all verisons of Windows.
Mermaid Eleizabeth uses this version in Windows 7
 

Click Here to download
690k
XSearch
0.23

Win 2K - 7

A stand alone computer search program.
XSearch is a classic search tool without the need of an indexing service.
In addition, it can be used directly without the need of installing, nor configuring!
Finds files that Windows Search has forgotten were on your computer!

Homepage

Click Here to download XSearch
151k
  Microsoft Necessities 'puutin
Microsoft
VB Runtime
Libraries
&
MORE!
Microsoft Linked resources below:

For Windows 7 Pro: Microsoft "Windows XP Mode"   Technical Help
Allows Windows 7 users to run older apps in "Virtual PC" environment
- - - - -
VB Runtimes: Install to Windows\System folder: XP=Windows\System32
VBRUN60sp6
VB Runtimes (1 thru 5) are not available on Microsoft Download Site!
If you need them, then get them HERE =============>

Other Links:
DirectX9.0c | WMP9:98SE/ME/2000 | WMP10:XP ONLY
 

 
New Daylight Savings Time Patches For:
Windows 98  -   Windows 2000  -  Windows 2003/XP


Local Download
DirectX 9c (9.29.1974) Directx_Jun2010_redist.exe - 95.6M
 

VBRUN100.DLL -extract to C:\windows\system VBRUN200.DLL - extract to C:\windows\system VBRUN300.DLL - extract to C:\windows\system VB40016.DLL & VB40032 - extract to C:\windows\system Msvbvm5.0 - Installation Pack VBRUN6.0sp6 - Installation Pack
  Other Necessities 'puutin
JRE
8u162

14 February 2018

Java Runtime Environment

Oracle's Download Page for other Platform Versions

Click Here to download jre-8u162
61.3M
Un-Install
Flash Player
I M P O R T A N T
After multiple updates, not all of the Flash Player files get updated.
Therefore one ends up with a Flash Player that doesn't work properly.

Adobe created this un-installer when you want
a Fresh-Clean install of the Flash Player

Click Here for More Information

Click Here to download Flash Un-Installer
1.28M
Adobe

Flash Player

Shockwave Player

Get Adobe Flash Player: Version 28.0.0.161

versions as of: 4 July 2017

Get Adobe Shockwave Player: Version 12.3.1.201

Adobe Flash
22.37M

Adobe Shockwave
4.79M

VLC Player
( "All" Media Player )
14 February 18 - ver 3.0.0

NO Computer set-up is complete without the VLC Player!!!

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework
that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs,
and various streaming protocols.

Homepage

Get VLC Player
28M

CAT 5
Connector Layout

Are you new to making CAT 5 'ethernet' cables?

Here is a cool cheat sheet Mermy made
to help out those in need:

Includes "cross-over" wiring configuration!

Get RJ45 Help
20.5K
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Shareware
Name Description Get It
Now

GoldWave
64 bit: 6.3.1
32 bit: 5.7.0

GoldWave is a highly rated, professional digital audio editor.
It's fully loaded to do everything from the simplest recording and editing
to the most sophisticated audio processing, restoration, enhancements, and
conversions. This is a terrific tool for creating and editing your
own sound files for use in your favorite Comic Chat rooms.

Home Page
Cost: Free to try ... $15.00 for 1 year - $45 for Lifetime Registration

Click Here to download 'GoldWave'
6.4M
Screen Ruler
3.2
A ruler used on your monitor screen that measures in pixels.
Terrific for graphic creations as well as web page designs.
(Mermaid also uses it in mapping graphics for
making 'clickable zones' on a web page graphic).

Created by MicroFox
Cost: Free to try ... $25.00 to keep

DEMO
Click Here to download 'Screen Ruler Demo Version'
68k
TypeItIn
2.9.3
Upgraded
A Macro utility for those who use a lot of macros.
This program works in Comic Chat and supports 50+ macros.

Cost: Free to try ... Professional is $19.95 to keep

"Holy maco 'der Andy!"
Click Here to download TypeItIn
660k
WebGraphics
Optimizer
4.2
An extremely handy graphics compression tool for compressing web page
graphic files. Compressing them will help HTML web pages load faster.

Mermaid_Elizabeth believes this is a 'must have' tool for Webmasters!

Cost: Free to try ... Standard is $39.00 to keep
Click Here to download 'WebGraphics Optimizer'
6.97M

Search
and
Replace
0.0


32 bit and 64 bit
versions
Win: Vista thru 10
If you need to find and replace text, or just find text,
this utility is a must have. It is significantly faster than
other Windows grep-only utilities and does a lot more!
It also will search and replace text inside an .AVB file.
Make sure the replacing word/line length is
the same as the exisitng word/line length!


Created by: Fundoc | Features
Cost: Free to try ... $25 to keep
32 bit
Click Here for 'Search and Replace' 32 bit
3.8M

64 bit
Click Here for 'Search and Replace' 64 bit
4.02M

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Programs with licenses that do not provide redistribution permissions are linked to the authors web site page for download instead.

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