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*** OFFICIAL Freeware Software Thread ***

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.



Happy Posting :)

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Iron Woode

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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.
 

mxnerd

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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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mxnerd

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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
 

Iron Woode

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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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Iron Woode

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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.
 

Iron Woode

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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.
 

Iron Woode

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Advanced Renamer

This is free for personal use and is a cool batch renamer. It can be tweaked in lots of ways. I like it when I rip my dvd series and using the Import from TV Show function to get the names right.
 

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Greenshot screenshot tool
Ultra VNC remote access
GIMP image editor

It would be of great help if all this software is listed in one post at the beginning of this thread. This way it would be easier for anyone that is looking for something to find it and for anyone that wants to contribute to avoid posting on something that is already there.
 

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