Fifty Free Software Tools

Used with permission from the author: Miguel Guhlin, Technology /& Learning Magazine, November 2005.

Note that items with Free* (asterisk) are no charge for use in educational settings. Others are free for use only on personal computers (e.g. home).

Type

Title & Download Link

Operating System

Cost

Anti-Spam

POPFile

Windows

Free*

 

K9 Spam Filter

Windows

Free*

Anti-Spyware

Ad-Aware SE Personal

Windows

Free

 

Spybot Search and Destroy

Windows

Free*

 

SpywareBlaster

Windows

Free*

 

Spyware Guard

Windows

Free*

 

CW Shredder

Windows

Free*

 

Mozilla Firefox (Internet Browser)

Windows/Mac/Linux

Free*

Anti-Virus

AVG AntiVirus

Windows

Free

 

AntiVir Personal Edition

Windows

Free

 

Avast! Home Edition

Windows

Free

 

Stinger

Windows

Free*

Bulk Emailers

WorldCast

Windows

Free*

 

MacBulk Mailer

Mac

$39.90

Compression Software

IZArc

Windows

Free*

 

Aladdin Stuffit Expander

Windows/Mac

Free*

Email Clients

Mozilla Thunderbird

Windows/Mac

Free*

 

Calypso

Windows

Free*

 

Courier

Windows

$30

 

Eudora Lite

Windows/Mac

Free*

Email Server

Free SMTP
http://www.softstack.com/freesmtp.html
or
http://www.softaward.com/1036.html

Windows

Free*

 

PostCast

Windows

Free*

 

ArgoSoft Freeware Email Server

Windows

Free*

 

Postfix Mail Server

Mac

Free*

Firewall & Internet Monitoring

Zone Alarm

Windows

Free

 

Kerio Personal Firewall

Windows

Free

 

Outpost

Windows

Free

 

Little Snitch for Mac OS X

Mac OS X

$24.95

 

Brickhouse

Mac

$25

FTP Client

FileZilla

Windows

Free*

 

Cyberduck

Mac

Free*

 

Fetch

Mac

Free*

FTP Server

GuildFTPd

Windows

Free*

 

FileZilla Server

Windows

Free*

 

FTPConfig

Mac

$20

Graphic Viewer/ Editor/ Manager

IrfanView

Windows

Free*

 

GIMP ( GNU Image Manipulation Program)

Windows

Free*

 

Picasa Image Manager

Windows

Free*

Privacy Tools

Windows Privacy Tools (WinPT)

Windows

Free*

 

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)

Windows/Mac

Free

 

Cypherix Cryptainer LE

Windows

Free*

 

MRU Blaster

Windows

Free*

 

Eraser 5.7

Windows

Free*

 

ID Blaster

Windows

Free^

 

DocScrubber

Windows

Free

 

ScrubXP

Windows

Free*

Productivity Tools

OpenOffice

Windows/Mac/Linux

Free*

 

PDF Creator

Windows

Free*

 

NVU Web Page Editor/Site Manager

Windows/Mac/Linux

Free*

 

Scribus Desktop Publishing Software

Windows/Mac/Linux

Free*

Web Server

Xerver

Windows/Mac/Linux

Free*

 

Web Crossing Express

Windows/Mac

Free*

Web Site Whacking

Site Snagger

Windows

Free*

 

Site Sucker

Mac

Free*

Windows Registry Clean Up

Registry Supreme

Windows

$12.50

 

EasyCleaner

Windows

Free*

Windows Settings Change Monitoring

WinPatrol

Windows

Free*

 

Spybot's TeaTimer

Windows

Free*

 

FileChecker

Windows

Free

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