Free Anti-Virus Software
With hundreds more viruses being created every month, all computers should
have some form of virus protection. Here, you will find a round-up of the
Web's best freeware anti-virus checkers and cleaners, plus anti-malware tools, which stop all kinds
of "dodgy" files from entering your PC. You'll no doubt be pleased to hear
that the majority of programs listed here provide comparable protection
to some commercial anti-virus packages.
Chatting is the very reason why many people choose to go online. The Internet
has opened up many new methods of communication, one of the largest being
"chat". In this section, we review the best freeware chat programs, such
as messenger services. They are ideal for keeping in touch with friends
or family and provide many features, such as text chat, audio support and
also video conferencing.
Downloading files over the Internet normally requires a compression utility
such as the famous "WinZip" or if you're on an Apple-Mac, "Stuffit Expander".
These archive documents into smaller file sizes so they can be downloaded,
transferred or saved much faster and more conveniently. We recommend every
computer should have a zipping program. You will need it for most downloads
found at FreebieList.com.
Backup and Disk Cleaning
This section houses some "must have" tools for the casual and advanced
Internet user. Disk Utilities keep your disk drives healthy with a collection
of disk and drive programs. If your computer has started to slow, check
above for a handy repair. Likewise, if you're after a program that will assist
you in backing up all your important documents, you're sure to find it here.
In this section, we take a look at the Internet's best e-mail freeware
applications. If you're in need of a new e-mail client, or want a utility
to help combat spam, you'll likely find it in here. Many of these free e-mail
software tools make excellent "add-ons" to existing applications, like Microsoft
Outlook Express. The majority of these programs have small file sizes and
can be downloaded within a few minutes on broadband connections.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is an Internet protocol that enables users
to exchange files over the Internet by either uploading to a Web server
or downloading to a computer. In this section, we review a number of the
Web's best freeware FTP programs. You'll also find reviews of free download
managers that allow you to manage and download files faster and more efficiently.
Let's face it, if you needed a powerful graphics package with a wide range
of features, you would expect to pay a considerable amount of cash. In this
category you'll find a varied selection of quality freeware programs that
you can download, many of which have more useful functions than expensive
commercial packages. If you find any other completely free image programs,
please send us an e-mail.
Here, we review free software that can't be categorised in any of our other
sections. You'll find free Telnet programs, Web browsers, pop-up managers
and also various other applications that perform unique and useful tasks.
We are looking to expand this section to include a greater range of software,
so if you're aware of any other freeware downloads that we should be listing,
please send us an e-mail.
The Internet is not a secure medium by any means, but there are numerous
things that you can do to protect yourself (and your privacy) whilst online.
Our "Free Security Software" category was created in order to review the
Net's best software that will protect you from hackers, code breakers, password
stealers and more. Don't be caught off guard! Download some programs today
and tighten security on your PC.
There are hundreds of free sound programs on the Internet, all providing
a varied mixture of features. Here at FreebieList.com, we've gathered together
some of the Net's best freeware sound programs that allow you to organise,
tweak, record and play music, whether it be in MP3 format, or virtually
any other sound file format. We've also listed some freeware applications
to create your own CD-ROMs.
Text and HTML Editors
When Windows Notepad gets too dull and boring for you, a fresh text or
HTML editor is the ideal download. There are freeware programs here for
beginners to advanced Web site coders. Most have extra functions not found
in the Windows applications. You'll also find some free HTML checkers and
scanners that can improve the download times of your pages and overall accuracy
of your site's HTML design.