SharpDevelop 0 votes

SharpDevelop (also styled as #develop) is a free and open source integrated development environment (IDE) for the Microsoft .NET, Mono, Gtk# and Glade# platforms, and supports development in C#, Visual Basic .NET, Boo, F#, IronPython and IronRuby programming languages.

It was designed as a free and lightweight alternative to Microsoft Visual Studio, and contains an equivalent feature for almost every important Visual Studio feature, including the GUI Designer, Code/Design views, Syntax highlighting, Auto completion menus (similar to IntelliSense) the ability to compile and debug form/console .NET Framework applications, the New Project wizard, Toolbars, Menus, Panels, and even the Panel docking system. To allow for quick migration, SharpDevelop works natively with Visual Studio project and code files. It is able to compile applications for many .NET Framework versions, including 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 and 4.0 and the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and 3.5

Notepad++ 1 vote

Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

WinMerge 0 votes

WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.

WinMerge is highly useful for determining what has changed between project versions, and then merging changes between versions. WinMerge can be used as an external differencing/merging tool or as a standalone application.

Crimson Editor 0 votes

Crimson Editor is an open-source text editor. It is typically used as a source code editor, and HTML editor, for Microsoft Windows. The author was Ingyu Kang.
Crimson Editor features Windows shell integration, tabbed document interface, syntax highlighting, multiple undo/redo, column mode editing, bracket matching, auto-indentation, spell checking, direct editing of text files in FTP and the integration with compilers. Unicode (although only for the characters within the default character set of Windows) and various newlines are supported. Crimson Editor also supports the use of macros. The built-in calculator can evaluate simple expressions. Basic mathematics functions, and date functions are also available.

Araneae 0 votes

Don't let your web development tools take over your project. Take control of your own code. Araneae (pronounced ah-RAN-ee-ay) is a simple, yet powerful text editor, providing only the features necessary to create websites and scripts using the latest web technologies.

Best of all, Araneae is absolutely free for non-commercial use.
Araneae requires either Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista or higher.

Araneae features are
1.Syntax highlighting
2.Support for HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, and more
3.Instant browser preview, even without saving
4.Insert customizable quick clips
5.Tabbed multi-document interface
6.Drag and drop support for files and images
7.Downloadable extensions

GNU Debugger 0 votes

GDB, the GNU Project debugger, allows you to see what is going on inside' another program while it executes – or what another program was doing at the moment it crashed.

GDB can do four main kinds of things (plus other things in support of these) to help you catch bugs in the act:

1.Start your program, specifying anything that might affect its behavior.
2.Make your program stop on specified conditions.
3.Examine what has happened, when your program has stopped.
4.Change things in your program, so you can experiment with correcting the effects of one bug and go on to learn about another.

The program being debugged can be written in Ada, C, C++, Objective-C, Pascal (and many other languages). Those programs might be executing on the same machine as GDB (native) or on another machine (remote). GDB can run on most popular UNIX and Microsoft Windows variants.

Cygwin 0 votes

Get that Linux feeling - on Windows!

Cygwin is:

1.a collection of tools which provide a Linux look and feel environment for Windows.

2.a DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API layer providing substantial Linux API functionality. 

The Cygwin DLL currently works with all recent, commercially released x86 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows, with the exception of Windows CE and Windows NT4.

OpenLP 0 votes

OpenLP is a worship presentation program licensed under the GNU General Public License. It includes the ability to search through lyrics for certain words; search for Bible verses in the Bible; display lyrics and Bible verses in a friendly way to the congregation; interact with Microsoft PowerPoint to provide users with an easy way to control Powerpoint. It also includes easy and instant switching between slides, customisable backgrounds, a song database, and video support.

NoScript 0 votes

The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java and Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank), and provides the most powerful Anti-XSS protection available in a browser.

NoScript's unique whitelist based pre-emptive script blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even not known yet!) with no loss of functionality…

NotScripts 0 votes

NotScripts is a break through Google Chrome extension that gives you greater control over what javascript, iframes, and plugins run in your browser to increase security and lower the CPU usage. NotScripts can help to mitigate attacks like cross-site scripting (XSS) and drive by downloads by giving you control over what third-party javascript and content loads on the sites you visit.

NotScripts uses a unique and novel method to provide this “NoScript” like functionality in Google Chrome that was not previously possible. It introduces a break through technique of intelligent HTML5 storage caching to over come the limitations in Google Chrome that prevented an extension like this from being made before. This is one of the key extensions that many people have been waiting for since Google Chrome came out.

NotScripts is inspired by the “NoScript” addon for Firefox and seeks to emulate it within the limitations of the Google Chrome extensions API. It is not affiliated with “NoScript“, I just happen to like it’s functionality and wanted it on Google Chrome.

K-Meleon 0 votes

The Browser You Control

K-Meleon is an extremely fast, customizable, lightweight web browser based on the Gecko layout engine developed by Mozilla which is also used by Firefox. K-Meleon is Free, Open Source software released under the GNU General Public License and is designed specifically for Microsoft Windows (Win32) operating systems.

GParted 1 vote

GNOME Partition Editor

GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.

GParted is useful for tasks such as: creating space for new operating systems, restructuring disk space to separate user and operating system data, and copying partitions to enable upgrading to a larger hard disk drive.

Your hard disk drive or USB flash drive can be subdivided into one or more partitions. GParted enables you to reorganize your disk partitions while preserving the contents of these partitions.

ntfsresize 0 votes

ntfsresize is a free Unix utility that non-destructively resizes the NTFS filesystem used by Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003, and Vista typically on a hard-disk partition. All NTFS versions used by 32-bit and 64-bit Windows are supported. No defragmentation is required prior to resizing since version 1.11.2. ntfsresize is included in the ntfsprogs package, developed by the Linux-NTFS project. For those that don't have a Unix system installed, it is still possible to run ntfsresize by using one of the many Linux Live CDs.

FreeOTFE 0 votes

Free disk encryption software for PCs and PDAs

FreeOTFE is a free, open source, “on-the-fly” transparent disk encryption program for PCs and PDAs

With this software, you can create one or more “virtual disks” on your PC/PDA. These disks operate exactly like a normal disk, with the exception that anything written to one of them is transparently, and securely, encrypted before being stored on your computer's hard drive.

Features include:

1. Highly portable - Not only does FreeOTFE offer "portable mode", eliminating the need for it to be installed before use, it also offers FreeOTFE Explorer - a system which allows FreeOTFE volumes to be accessed not only without installing any software, but also on PCs where no administrator rights are available. This makes it ideal for use (for example) with USB flash drives, and when visiting Internet Cafés (AKA Cybercafés), where PCs are available for use, but only as a "standard" user.
2. Source code freely available
3. Easy to use; full wizard included for creating new volumes
4. Both PC and PDA versions are available; data encrypted on your PC can be read/written on your PDA, and vice versa. Supports all versions of MS Windows from Windows 2000 onwards (including Windows 7), and Windows Mobile 2003 and later (including Windows Mobile v6.5)
5. No need to install it; making it ideal for use on USB memory drives, etc
6. Support for encrypted Linux volumes (Cryptoloop "losetup", dm-crypt and LUKS)
7. Available in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Czech, Japanese, Croatian, Greek and Russian - with support for other language translations
8. Optional support for smartcards and security tokens
9. It's powerful: Supporting numerous hash (including SHA-512, RIPEMD-320, Tiger) and encryption algorithms (including AES, Twofish and Serpent) in several modes (CBC, LRW and XTS) - providing a much greater level of flexibility than a number of other (including commercial!) OTFE systems
10. Encrypted volumes may either be file, partition, or even disk based 

Scanner Access Now Easy (SANE) 0 votes

SANE stands for “Scanner Access Now Easy” and is an application programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to any raster image scanner hardware (flatbed scanner, hand-held scanner, video- and still-cameras, frame-grabbers, etc.). The SANE API is public domain and its discussion and development is open to everybody. The current source code is written for UNIX (including GNU/Linux) and is available under the GNU General Public License (the SANE API is available to proprietary applications and backends as well, however). More details about the license can be found on our license page. Ports to MacOS X, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows are either already done or in progress.

SANE is a universal scanner interface. The value of such a universal interface is that it allows writing just one driver per image acquisition device rather than one driver for each device and application. So, if you have three applications and four devices, traditionally you'd have had to write 12 different programs. With SANE, this number is reduced to seven: the three applications plus the four drivers. Of course, the savings get even bigger as more and more drivers and/or applications are added.

Not only does SANE reduce development time and code duplication, it also raises the level at which applications can work. As such, it will enable applications that were previously unheard of in the UNIX world. While SANE is primarily targeted at a UNIX environment, the standard has been carefully designed to make it possible to implement the API on virtually any hardware or operating system.

While SANE is an acronym for “Scanner Access Now Easy” the hope is of course that SANE is indeed sane in the sense that it will allow easy implementation of the API while accommodating all features required by today's scanner hardware and applications. Specifically, SANE should be broad enough to accommodate devices such as scanners, digital still and video cameras, as well as virtual devices like image file filters.

HTTrack 0 votes

HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility.

It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site's relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the “mirrored” website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.

TightVNC 0 votes

Free, Lightweight, Fast and Reliable Remote Control / Remote Desktop Software

TightVNC is a free remote control software package. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer. TightVNC is:

-free for both personal and commercial usage, with full source code available,
-useful in administration, tech support, education, and for many other purposes,
-cross-platform, available for Windows and Unix, with Java client included,
-compatible with standard VNC software, conforming to RFB protocol specifications.

With TightVNC, you can:

-cut your expenses and save your time on traveling,

-help your friends and family to solve problems with their computers remotely,

-make sure nothing wrong is happening on your computers when you are away.

Shareaza 0 votes

Bringing P2P together

Shareaza is a peer-to-peer file sharing client running under Microsoft Windows which supports the gnutella, Gnutella2 (G2), eDonkey, BitTorrent, FTP, HTTP and HTTPS network protocols and handles magnet links, ed2k links, and the now deprecated gnutella and Piolet links. It is available in 30 languages.

Shareaza was developed by Michael Stokes until June 1, 2004, and is now maintained by a group of volunteers. On June 1, 2004, Shareaza 2.0 was released, along with the source code, under the GNU General Public License (GPL), making it free software. As of October 2010, Shareaza ranks 12th on the SourceForge all-time download statistics. The latest version,, was released on May 29, 2011.