AllPeers is a simple and secure way to share files peer-to-peer over the internet. Users set up
a buddy list of people with whom they would like to share files. When the browser is in use it
checks to see if anyone on the buddy list has files ready to transfer. To get the files the user
simply clicks on them to download the files to thier computer.
A complete WYSIWYG HTML editor similar to Microsoft's FrontPage or Macromedia's Dreamweaver.
Create good-looking web sites with support for forms and tables and built-in FTP capability
for publishing your pages.
PhotoRec is a free, open source program specially designed to recover lost photos, videos and other
files from flash cards, hard drives and CD ROM's. It will run under DOS, all verisons of Windows,
Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OSX.
MPlayer is a video player that runs on several different operating systems,
supports a large variety of video codecs and supports a wide variety
of output drivers. There are too many of the features and codecs to list here
so visit the website for more information.
Buddi is an Open Source budgeting program. Budi allows the user to savings and checking
accounts, investment accounts and credit card accounts. Use it to balance your checking
account and view various styles of graphs pertaining to your spending and savings habits.
The program also allows the user to password protect the budget files to keep data safe
from unwanted viewing.
TestDisk is a tool that attempts to recover lost hard drive partitions and possibly make non-booting
disk drive functional again. TestDisk will run under DOS, all verisons of Windows,
Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OSX.
If you have ever accidentally deleted files you know that it can be a devestating feeling,
especially if they were important files. With Free Undelete you have a good chance of recovering
your files even if they are not in the Recycle Bin.
A rootkit is a collection of tools that a hacker can use to compromise and gain access to your computer
at its most basic level and then mask its existence so you don't realize there is anything wrong. Use
this free tool by McAfee to test your system for the possible presence of a rootkit.
This brilliant little program allows you to record streaming internet radio to your hard drive
in wav or mp3 format. Load the station in your browser, launch this program and click the record
button. You can even select from several different audio bitrates so you don't chew up precious
hard drive space. As the website says, if you can hear it, you can record it!
Have you ever attempted to delete a file but were denied because the file was locked or being shared
or the computer told you that access was denied? Simply select the offending file with Unlocker and
it will unlock it so it can be deleted.
This is the grand daddy of all video converters. The list is too long to show here so you'll just have
to visit the website to view all the features and conversions it is capable of. Basically, it will
convert any video format you can think of into any other video format. There are also multiple options
to pick from for the encoding process.
This program is probably not for the computer-faint-of-heart, however, if you know your way around computers it
may be worthwhile to check out. You will also want a spare/old PC to use with this software. Basically, you will
download an ISO, burn it to a CD and then install the Security Gateway software. Once installed, the PC will act
as a dedicated machine and features full network protection, web filtering and email security functions. Some of
the listed features include SSL & IPSEC VPN, a firewall, email encryption, anti spam, anti phishing, content
filtering, anti virus and more. Commercial users will need to purchase a license but the software is available
free of charge for home users.
This program will automatically merge several mp3 files into a single file in the iTunes AudioBook format.
The AudioBook format allows you to return to the same location in the file at a later time. This program is
especially useful if download audio books from places such as Free Classic AudioBooks (http://freeclassicaudiobooks.com/)
where the book is broken up into several downloadable files.
Any FLV Player enables you to play and publish Flash video files (.FLV). The program not only plays downloaded .FLV files, but
is also able to publish them to your website or blog, complete with an integrated player that can be customized to match your
color scheme. The program generates the complete HTML output with a preview page and the code to be copied and pasted into your
page. Other features include FLV meta data injection, drag and drop support and customizable publishing options.
If you're addicted to YouTube videos and absolutely need to save a few of them this is the program for you. Simply use this program
to download the video file and then program will convert it to the MPEG or iPod video format. This tool can be used for videos from
sites like YouTube, DailyMotion, Metacafe and more.
EvilLyrics provides you with an easy way to add song lyrics to your iTunes/iPod music files. While EvilLyrics is running you
play the song in iTunes and it automatically searchs the internet for the lyrics and inserts them into the iTunes file.
YAWCam is software that can be used in conjunction with a standard webcam to provide you with additional features such as video streaming,
snapshots, motion detection as well as providing options for FTP upload and a built-in webserver function.