*** OFFICIAL Freeware Software Thread ***

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  1. Iron Woode

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    OFFICIAL Free Software Thread


    Definition

    Free software means exactly that: FREE. Freeware and Shareware for Windows is what this thread is about. It is not free if it expires after X number of days. That is Trialware and doesn't count. Some free software will nag you to buy the full version or to simply remove the nag pop-up. This is also acceptable.


    Posting Rules

    Feel free to post free software and include links and a description. You can post requests for free software here as well.

    Appropriate posting guidelines for Tech Sub-Forums is in effect and the thread will be monitored to ensure that no one spams or trolls this thread.

    If a free software link expires, please notify us and it will be updated or marked as such.



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    I guess I should at least post some free software.

    FileSeek

    This is a file search program. Pretty easy to use and it is totally free. There is a Pro version that costs money but the trial version is 100% free minus the pro features.

    CPU-Z

    Need to know the cpu details? Motherboard or chipset? The memory configuration of your PC? Then this free program is for you. They also offer other apps such as Temp monitoring, Performance monitoring and PowerMax to test cpu and gpu stability.
     
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    yes, but do add a description so noobs will know what it's for.
     
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    To add some software, here's a couple proprietary programs(NOT FREE!) that are are gratis...

    Paint.net
    https://www.getpaint.net/
    Probably the best easy to use image manipulation for non pros

    Foobar2000
    https://www.foobar2000.org/
    Music player that does everything. Not pretty out of the box, but you can make it your own through customization.


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    PortableApps.

    The most popular portable software solution allowing you to take your favorite Windows software with you. It works in any cloud drive folder (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc), on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, memory card, portable hard drive, etc), or from your local hard drive.

    400+ free software and counting.

    https://PortableApps.com
     
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    Intel Extreme Tuning Utility:
    (Tests CPU and RAM. I mainly use it to monitor temps after first installing a heatsink on a new build):
    https://www.intel.com/content/www/u...s/intel-extreme-tuning-utility-intel-xtu.html

    Unigine Superposition and Valley benchmark:
    (Places an artificially high load on PSU, GPU, and CPU to test for stability. It is a demanding benchmark that will work your system harder than just about any video game out there. Some refer to it as a "power virus").
    https://benchmark.unigine.com/superposition
    https://benchmark.unigine.com/valley

    CrystalDiskMark and CrystalDiskInfo:
    (HDD and SSD benchmarking and drive health info):
    https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskmark/
    https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/

    LibreOffice:
    (Microsoft Office alternative). I've used this for several years now, and I think it's a great free option to use.
    https://www.libreoffice.org/

    VLC Media Player:
    (plays DVDs and other video formats).
    https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
     
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    Classic Shell
    Gives Win 8, 8.1 and 10 the classic Win 7 desktop interface.
     
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    Everyday Auto Backup
    The backup project allows you to set:
    • The name of the backup project.
    • Source directory and destination directory.
    • Backup type: Minutely, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Manually.
    • Whether to include the suddirectories.
    • The start time (for Daily, Weekly, Monthly).
    • Whether to check the file time. If Yes the backup task will only backup newer or modified files.
     
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    Tixati

    A free, no ads or spyware bit-torrent client. It gives a lot of info, so it is not a slim client.
     
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    Burnaware

    Another free dvd/cd burning software.
     
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