It's amazing the amount of free software available on the web. Yes it's easy to find, but by it's nature the web brings us an overload of
anything we ask for. On this page I simple present the freeware programs I use on a consistent bases. You'll want to try these out before you buy a commercial product.
Distant Suns planetarium program. Download (4.5M)
Also visit Alan Sawicki's Free Astronomy Software page.
is a free software available for Windows, Linux/Unix and MacOSX. It renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time. With stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope..Go to web page
a 3d space simulator written by Martin Schweiger, Ph.D. is availible as a free download. You won't want to miss this one, there is no better way or funner for that matter to learn about space physics and space flight...read more
zipcentral... Download 1,140KB
Free utility to unzip or zip files.
Fresh Download...Go to web page
Fresh Download is an easy-to-use and very fast download manager software that turbo charge downloading any files from the Internet, such as
your favorite software, mp3 files, video files, etc. Unlike any other similar utilities, this software is 100% free, no charges, no banners/ads in the software (which will slowdown your download),
no spyware .
Ad-aware...Go to web page
Ad-aware is a free multi spyware removal utility designed for all Win9x / ME / NT40 / W2000 platforms. It scans your system for
components of known spyware parasites and lets you remove them safely.
CookieCop 2.2...PC Mag
CookieCop 2, adds the ability to disable pop-up windows, remove cross-site referrer information, and convert permanent cookies into
session-only cookies that don't leave any "crumbs" on your hard drive. New performance features let you fine-tune CookieCop 2's proxy engine.
FileGrab...Go to web page 148KB
When you drop files from Explorer onto the FileGrab window, you get a usable list of filenames rather than the files' contents. You can then
save the list to disk, print it, or copy it into the clipboard for pasting into another application.
FontLister... fontlt.zip 208KB
Most computers have hundreds of fonts installed. Finding the font you want can prove to be most frustrating. FontLister helps you browse your
fonts quickly and easily.
IrfanView32 is a image viewer/converter. You will find this is a nice tool to have if you don't have anything to view images outside of your web browser.
MultiGrab...MW Graphics page 228KB
Tool to allow multiple screen grabs using the default windows "PrintScrn" function. Up to 999 grabs. Bmp or Jpeg format.
Send to Editor, View FullScreen, Save in different format.
Grab up to 2 frames a second. This Program Requires mwgfx.dll ( download at same site )
Print Key For Windows... prntky.zip 254KB
Press the Key labeled as‚ [Print Scrn/SysRq] on your keyboard and this program will pop up and allow you to print any portion of the screen
that you want. You can also save any portion of your screen to your clipboard. This program is fantastic. I run into numerous occasions when I have use for it.
Panorama 32 is a FREE Wallpaper Manager for Windows 95 and Windows NT.
Site Snagger... ssnag.zip 270KB
This utility lets you download a web site and all it's contents to your harddrive.