There are plenty of great freeware downloads on the Web; here are just a few good freeware downloads sites:
Thanks to about.com for collecting these gems.
 
  • Lifehacker Pack: the productivity experts over at Lifehacker put together a must-have packet of freeware downloads.
  • KeePass: "KeePass is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way."
  • Cspace: "CSpace provides a platform for secure, decentralized, user-to-user communication over the internet."
  • WriteRoom: "WriteRoom is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment."
  • The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities: 46 different freeware utilities sorted by function and category.
  • TrueCrypt: "Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows XP/2000/2003 and Linux."
  • PortableApps: "A portable app is a computer program that you can carry around with you on a portable device and use on any Windows computer."
  • Vyew: "Vyew is a browser-based conferencing and always-on collaboration platform that provides instant visual communication without the need for client downloads or installations."
  • I want a Freeware Utility to: "Extremely useful free utilities that do specific jobs really well and save time and money."
  • ClassicGaming: Be careful, this site is addictive.
  • Essentials 2006 Edition: a list of absolutely essential freeware downloads.
  • Stellarium: "Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope."
  • Yahoo Widgets: "Bring life to your desktop with fun, stylish, and useful Yahoo! Widgets."
  • QuickTime Alternative:"QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player. It also supports QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages."
  • PrimoPDF: "Convert to PDF from any application."
  • Kinkless: "Kinkless GTD is a free set of Applescripts that work with OmniOutliner Pro to create a framework for implementing David Allen’s Getting Things Done task-management methodology."
  • Belarc Advisor: "The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser."
  • ComputerZen: Scott Hanselman’s 2005 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List.
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