The Freeware Files: 2009's Best Free Apps and Utilities

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fangnfljerseys

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KristyMacias

Every body admits that our life seems to be high priced, however we need money for various things and not every man earns big sums money. Thus to receive some loans and student loan should be a proper solution.

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starscream665

Texter is one of the most useful tools I have seen in a long time. I use it to automatically set up 'for' and 'while' loops when writing code, and it saves quite a bit of time. Thanks!

"Who disrupts my coronation?"

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DarkHelmet

ESET isn't free.  Read the title.

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allc0re

[comment deleted. Reason: it was supposed to be a reply, not a new post]

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david.rangel93

I thought the best antivirus was ESET?? I also thought Firefox was the best browser. Was i wrong?

 

 

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Danthrax66

But they have at least 10 versions of that cd out and still haven't been told to stop or shutdown. Now I agree it is a little bit shady but think about it that cd wouldn't exist if those companies had a problem with it.

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COMMANDER_COOK

If too many people get to using it, they will. That what I'm worried about.

After all, Hiren's Boot CD is my secret sauce.

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TimF.

Appigy.com

 

I have a lot of these on my site and some i didnt, very good post. I spend a lot of time collecting freeware apps. 

 

www.appigy.com

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Pentium 0

My vote is for UBCD4Win over the regular UBCD or Hiren's as some of you have suggested. It only contains legit software and all the programs run inside a full GUI version of XP (boot time suffers because of this compared to others though). Be sure to have your XP cd handy as you will have to make your own iso with the UBCD4Win software for legal reasons. 

http://www.ubcd4win.com/index.htm

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JohnP

 The little discussion about Chrome now having extensions made my day! I now have all of the stuff I like most about Firefox but with the speed of Chrome. Trust me, Chrome is lightning fast compared to Firefox AND spell checker now works on the MPC comments! (heh).

 Virtual CloneDrive, like all of Slysoft products, is a winner. 

 ImgBurn is WAY better than MS Win 7 version if for no other reason that I managed to associate .exe files with the MS version! Just change the association you say? Sorry that is an .exe file! What a mess...

 

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cfmwarren

What's that wallpaper in the Rainmeter pic? That is the most amazing wallpaper I have ever seen.

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cloud09

I don't know if that particular one is there, but check out http://wall.alphacoders.com I've seen other Rainmeter wallpapers there and had no problems. Enjoy.

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Danthrax66

No it is perfectly legal it ask you if you have the license(on 10.1) for the program and then gives the option yes or no so it is you violating the law if you click yes and actually do not have the license so therefore it can be a contender with ultimate boot cd and you can write about it in an article. Still not sure about mini-xp though, I would assume microsoft let them make that since they have 10+ versions out and they still aren't shut down.

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COMMANDER_COOK

I noticed that Hiren seems to be making some sort of effort on making the disk legit. For the most part, I use the free apps, mainly the hdd diagnostic tools. (My favorite is powermax) I also use the antivirus programs only on friends computers that I don't want to plug my flash disk into.

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TheMurph

Oh come on.  You're willing to stand by the fact that the second program on the list -- Acronis Disk Director -- has been licensed for use as a free application in this suite?  Even though the program itself sells for $50?

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/diskdirector/

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Danthrax66

So you have used it! I'm saying if the company has a problem with their software being on that cd they approach the maker say hey remove this or put up a prompt that says you have to have the license for this file to continue do you have one yes/no. Anyway I think we gave Hiren's a lot of publicity in this comment section free illegally licensed software for all :)

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TheMurph

Um, no, I went to the Web site.  But I digress.  This conversation is getting a wee silly.  If you've read previous versions of the Freeware Files (e.g. anything related to LiberKey), you'll know that MPC doesn't (and cannot) endorse software that even carries the hint of violating some kind of license.  Hiren's is a no-go, plain and simple.

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kris79

Hey Murph,

As always, thanks for the list. Although our program priorities differ somewhat, I consider it essential to read all your posts. Please keep resending those programs that you feel are top notch as those of us with ADD (application deficit disorder) need your "download this now" reminders before we go awandering again, and, ..... what was I talking about? Thanks though...

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Adeptus_Mechanis

It's articles like this that keep me coming back to the MPC website more than anything else. If a freeware files list is similar to a previous one then for me, that just means that no one has come up with a better piece of software to replace what is currently recommended.

Sure YMMV with some of them but for the most part this is some good stuff. Thanks for the reviews Murph.

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TheMurph

Thanks, friend!  :D

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Danthrax66

Stop with the relisting the same stuff every 2 days. And Hirens is better who cares if the software is only for use if you own a license, a lot of it isn't and minixp is a priceless program.

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TheMurph

Hardly, Danthrax66.  There's always a little crossover when listing freeware files, but this list isn't a copycat of what MPC has done before.

Also, I highly doubt a number of people own licenses for all the software in Hirens suite.  Come on now.  MPC can't recommend software that infringes on a developer's ability to sell software--you know that.

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COMMANDER_COOK

Tell us, Murph, do you use Hiren's? (personally)

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TheMurph

No.  I'm not going to just go out and download full versions of programs like that.

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Danthrax66

Yeah he uses it. I'm pretty sure they are allowed to make that with the licensed software on it they now have a warning that asks if you have the license before you can continue so if you don't have the license don't use that app perfectly legit.

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TheMurph

It's not up to the Hiren developers to maintain whether you have a license or not -- by distributing retail programs they are violating a license.  Come on, people.

And no, I don't use it.

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Digital-Storm

Chrome sucks compared to Firefox.
Firefox has Adblock Plus, NoScript, Personas, and more!

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TheMurph

Have you tried searching through Chrome's extensions?

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/search?q=adblock

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allc0re

Murph, you mentioned AdBlock for Chrome. The problem with that is with
the Chrome edition, the ads still load while they are hidden. They still
suck my precious bandwidth. AdBlock for firefox does not allow ads to
load at all. Also, there is still no viable alternative (that I've
found) for NoScript. That one add-on has saved me countless headaches.
Also, my uncommon favorite, ImgLikeOpera is nowhere to be found. Not to
mention that Greasemonkey is not out for Chrome.

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blindhorizon

hey Murph,  I'm all for chrome but is the BETA version of it just as stable as the most current release out now?

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Whudunit

I trust MPC and you Murph.

 But I think I'll stick with Firefox awhile longer.  They've never given me any doubt, and I will wait to see Chrome more polished.  No Pun intended.

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TheMurph

No worries.  I'm right on the cusp of switching to Chrome myself -- I just want to make sure that I can get the same functionality thruogh my own personal set of add-ons.  : )

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Cy-Kill

Check out ChromePlus, it's built using the Dev branch (ie: Chromium), you can get it here:

http://chromeplus.org/

Cy-Kill

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Ashton2091

Im sorry, I have to disagree with you there guys.  Hirens boot cd destroys the ultimate boot cd.

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COMMANDER_COOK

I love Hiren's; it's a godsend.. But I agree, this is a list of freeware utils.

And I'm pretty disappoited that ccleaner wasn't mentioned.

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fnordfnord

Hiren's boot CD contains commercial applications that you should have to buy normally. This make it illegal and not really worthy of being a contender to UBCD. ;)

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