Freeware used in Developing This Site

Animator | Browsers | File Comparer | Firewall | FTP/SCP/SFTP | HTML Editor | Image Mapper | Image Viewer | Ping | Search & Replace | Telnet | Zip

The following software has been used in development of this site or in enhancing the machines on which the site was developed. Our thanks to the program authors and owners. Most of this software can also be downloaded from Tucows at The software descriptions found at Tucows follow for the Windows 95,98,ME,XP, Vista versions.


NoteTab Light

Version Number: 6.1
Revision Date: May 25, 2009
File Name: NoteTab_Setup.exe or
Size: 1.8 MB
License: Freeware (Commercial version $19.95)
Available at:
Description: An excellent replacement for Notepad, has multiple file support, is fast and tiny and very configurable. The program also features a clipbook for custom html snippets, and the ability to view documents in two different web browsers.
Tucows Rating: 5 cows
Available for Download from this site: 8 Macro Clipbooks for HTML programming and custom initialization files for Notetab Light 4.83 and higher that add extra buttons on the toolbar. There are also a zip file and a self-extracting zip file that contain both the clipbooks and the initialization file and unpack in the normal place that Notetab is installed. Because of security on Vista, the clipbooks must be installed by hand using the zip files.

NVu/Kompozer [Kompozer]

Version Number: 1.0 (.7.10 Kompozer)
Revision Date: June 28, 2005
File Name: nvu-1.0-win32-installer-full.exe
Size: 6.9 MB
License: Freeware
Available at:
Also available: Kompozer ( [7.6 MB]) available at Description: A freeware What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) editor. NVu was developed by Linspire from Mozilla Composer, but stopped at Version 1.0. Kompozer is an unofficial continuation of the project.
Tucows Rating: Not Rated
[Blue Griffon]

Blue Griffon

Version Number: 1.0
Revision Date: May 10, 2011
File Name: setup-bluegriffon.exe
Size: 11.7 MB
License: Freeware
Available at:
Description: A freeware What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) editor for HTML 4/5. Blue Griffon was developed by Daniel Glazman, the same person who developed NVu. FireFTP extension is freely available.
Tucows Rating: Not Rated


Version Number: 2.05
Revision Date: April 20, 2006
File Name: ur205.exe
Size: 904 KB
License: Freeware
Available at:
Also available: Help file in English (ur_isp-en.exe) Description: A text editor that can save files as text or unicode (both UTF-8 and UTF-16). Helpful to be used with Microsoft?s Visual Keyboard when typing in Unicode
Tucows Rating: Not Rated

Irfan View

Version Number: 4.23
Revision Date: Jan. 8, 2009
File Name: iview423_setup.exe
Byte Size: 1.28 MB
License: Freeware (commercial license $10)
English Home Page:
Available at:
Also Available: IrfanView Plug-ins
Description: Fast image viewer/converter for Win95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista. Supported file formats: JPEG, GIF, BMP, DIB, RLE, PCX, PNG, TIFF, TGA,RAS/SUN, ICO, AVI, WAV, MID, RMI, WMF, EMF, PBM, PGM, PPM, IFF/LBM and Photo-CD (Overview Photo-CD support). Features include preview option, Logochanger, Drag&Drop support, fast directory view. slideshow, print option and many more. The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Animated-GIF,Multiple-ICO, and Multipage-TIFF support. Also does screen image capture and has TWAIN scanner support.
Tucows Rating: 5 cows

GIMP for Windows

Version Number: 2.6.6
Revision Date: March 27, 2009
File Name: gimp-2.6.6-i686-setup.exe
Byte Size: 15.33 MB
License: Freeware (General Public License)
Home Page:
Available at:
Also Available: Linux Versions
Description: The Gimp is an image-editing programs. A free-floating interface allows the user to access the full desktop environment to create or edit images.

The Gimp initially appears to be a Photoshop clone, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Once you start working with it, you'll find yourself creating art that rivals other top photo programs. It supports all the major graphical extensions such as GIF, JPEG and PNG.
Tucows Rating: 5

[Map This]

Map This

Version Number: 1.31
Revision Date: September 6, 1996
File Name: mpths131.exe
Byte Size: 891,248
License: Freeware
HomePage: -- No longer available
Vista Installation: On Vista, right click with mouse and choose "Run as Administrator"; does not work on Vista 64
Program Available at:
Program Available at:
Program Available at:
Description: a WYSIWYG editor for imagemap files. 16 bit software (not for 64 bit systems)
Tucows Rating: 5 cows
Help Page:

Search and Replace 98

Version Number: 3.2
Revision Date: August 30, 2000
Byte Size: 422.4 KB
License: Freeware
Home Page: No Longer Available
Ver. 3.12 Available from:
Ver. 3.12 Available from:
Ver. 3.12 Available from:
Also Available: Windows NT Version
Description: A search and replace program that can do its job across multiple files with or without prompting the user. In other words it is a search and replace facility that will automatically search for and replace text in an entire directory of HTML pages. Easy to use but very helpful. Great tool for those running a software mirror that has to be customized to the webspace that is provided.
Tucows Rating: 4 cows


Version Number: 4.1.9
Revision Date: April 27, 2009
File Name: winscp419setup.exe
Size: 2.5 MB
License: Freeware
Available at: Description: A windows implementation of Secure Copy Protocall using SSH. Useful for uploading files to a server in a secure setting.
Tucows Rating: 5 cows

Tera Term Pro

Version Number: 2.3, 3.1.3, 4.62
Revision Date: July 5, 2000, Oct. 8, 2002, March 22, 2009
File Name:,, teraterm-4.62.exe
Byte Size: 921.7 KB , 949.52 KB, 5.9 MB
License: Freeware
Original Home Page:
Version 3 Available at:
Version 3 with SSH available at:
Version 4 with SSJ and UTF-8 available at:
Also Available: Windows NT Version
Description: A customizable telnet client with VT100 (some VT200/300) and TEK4010 emulations, X/ZModem, B-Plus, Quick-VAN and Kermit transfer protocols, works on TCP/IP connections, as well as serial dial-ups. Scripting is possible with "Tera Term Language.
Tucows Rating: 3 cows
Available for Download from this site: Custom keyboard and initialization files.


Version Number: 1.4.9
Revision Date: June 22, 2001
Byte Size: 291.6 KB
License: Freeware
Home Page:
Available at:
Also Available: Windows NT Version
Description: FreeZip is a small, fast and efficient Zip utility for compression and decompression of files and directories in Windows 95/NT4. FreeZip integrates with Windows Explorer and uses file associations and context menus to zip or unzip files, including long file names and subdirectories. If you know how to use Windows Explorer, then you do not have to learn anything new to use FreeZip. The setup is a single-click process and there are no options or settings involved.
Tucows Rating: 5 cows
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[View This Site With Any Browser] Some of the following browsers are very new and some have been replaced by newer, larger, more powerful, and slower versions. It is wise to test the web site using both the older and newer versions to ensure that the pages work in most browsers.

[Mozilla Firefox]

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 (this version is out of date; version 34 at the beginning of 2015)

Version Number: 3.5.3
Revision Date: July 1, 2009
File Name: Firefox Setup 3.5.3.exe
Byte Size: 7.7 Mb
License: Freeware.
Available at:
Description: This browser provides pop-up control and a tabbed navigation mode that lets you open several pages in a single window. You can then load links in the background without leaving the page you're on. There is an integrated Google search, and the find-as-you-type feature finds links and page text as you enter the information. Privacy controls let you cover your Internet tracks.
Tucows Rating: 5 cows
XPI Add-Ons: (Firefox should be installed and running to add these) The following extensions restore the full-featured look of version 3 to version 4+ (many of these no longer work) Tabs under Toolbars can be restored by changing ?browser.tabs.onTop?value to false in about:config


Search Engine Plug-ins for Search Bar: Guide to Installing Firefox

[Internet Explorer]

Internet Explorer 8.0

Version Number: 8.0
Revision Date: March 11, 2009
File Name: IE8-WindowsVista-x86-ENU.exe
Byte Size: 1.3 MB
License: Freeware.
Available at:
Also Available: Windows XP SP2 Versions
Description: The new IE 8: Makes everyday tasks easier Internet Explorer 8 provides improved navigation through tabbed browsing, web search right from the toolbar, advanced printing, easy discovery, reading and subscription to RSS feeds, and much more. It brings standards support to IE, but also allows IE7 support for Microsoft special web sites.
Tucows Rating: 5 cows

Opera 9.64

Version Number: 9.64
Revision Date: March 19, 2009
File Name: Opera_964_int_Setup.exe
Byte Size: 7.21 MB
License: Freeware.
Available at:
Also Available: Windows NT,2000,ME,XP,Vista Versions
Description: Opera isn't your average, everyday browser. It now supports CSS, Java, Java-Script SSL and TLS. It's even faster, and it's still as compact as ever! Opera uses multiple windows to navigate the Internet, each one with its own history and home page settings. Other great new features include integrated instant messaging, news, e-mail and a great search powered by Google. It also integrates with WAP, which allows the user to browse sites that were written primarily for wireless devices. Because of its small size, Opera is ideal for speed surfers (with faster page loading), visually challenged users (through keyboard navigation), and people with older PCs. It is also compatible with most Netscape plug-ins. This is clearly a top-notch browser. In fact, it's one of the top three downloads anywhere. Its sleek design and compelling nature draw users away from Internet Explorer.
Tucows Rating: 5 cows

SRWare Iron 11

Version Number: 11
Revision Date: May 6, 2011
File Name: srware_iron.exe
Byte Size: 17.0 MB
License: Freeware.
Available at:
Also Available: Windows, Linux, and Mac Versions
Description: Iron is the Google Chrome brower with all the call-home-to-google code ripped out. New and fast with ad blocking built in. Takes Google Chrome extensions.
Tucows Rating: Not rated

Win Lynx 2.8.5

Version Number: 2.8.5
Revision Date: February 4, 2004
File Name:
Byte Size: 659 KB (674,597 bytes)
License: Freeware (General Public License)
Home Page:
Available at:
Also Available: DOS (386+), OS2, Windows NT, Unix, and VMS Versions (not Win 3.11)
Description: The standard text browser
Tucows Rating: Not Rated


ExamDiff 1.8

Version Number: 1.8
Revision Date: Sept. 9, 2008
File Name: ed18_setup.exe
Byte Size: 524 KB
License: Freeware
Home Page:
Available at:
Also Available: Examdiff Pro
Description: Great Windows Program for examining differences between two text or html files
Tucows Rating: Not Rated


Version Number: 1.0
File Name:
Byte Size: 2017 KB
License: Freeware ($7.97 download fee!!!)
Home Page:,2997,s=1478&a=24706,00.asp
Available at:,2997,s=1478&a=24501,00.asp
Description: Great Windows Program for examining the contents of a file both in text and hexadecimal
Tucows Rating: Not Rated

TJPing 3.0

Version Number: 3.0
Revision Date: July 22, 2008
File Name: TJPingSetup.msi
Byte Size: 3.3 MB
License: Freeware
Home Page:
Available at:
Also Available: TJPing Pro
Description: ping/lookup/traceroute utility for Win 95/98/Me/NT/2000
Tucows Rating: Not Rated


Version Number: 7.0.337
File Name: zlsSetup_70_337_000_en.exe
Byte Size: 39.8 MB
License: Freeware
Home Page:
Available at:
Also Available: ZoneAlarm Pro
Description: An Excellent Firewall for Windows Computers
Tucows Rating: Not Rated
[AVG AntiVirus]

AVG AntiVirus

Version Number: 8.5 Free Edition
Revision Date: May 15, 2009
File Name: avg_free_stf_en_85_339a1525.exe
Byte Size: 62.1 MB
License: Freeware (for private and non-commercial use only)
Home Page:
Available at:
Also Available: AVG Professional
Description: An Good AntiVirus Program for Windows Computers
Tucows Rating: Not Rated
[Pixie Color Picker]


Version Number: 4.0
File Name: pixie.exe
Byte Size: 11 KB
License: Freeware
Home Page:
Available at:
Description: Pixie is a color spy and mouse tracker. Simply point to the color, and the program will tell you the RGB, hex and HTML-ready values for it. You can then use the values to reproduce the color in your favorite programs. Pixie also shows the current X and Y position of your mouse pointer.
Tucows Rating: 5 cows
[RealWorld Cursor Editor]

RealWorld Cursor Editor

Version Number: 2007.1
File Name: RWCursorEditor32.msi
Byte Size: 9.8 MB
License: Freeware
Home Page:
Available at:
Description: RealWorld Cursor Editor allows one to create and/or edit both static and animated cursors. Cursors can be specified for a web page using CSS.
[IcoFX Icon Editor]

IcoFX Icon Editor

Version Number: 1.6.4
Revision Date: Nov. 18, 2008
File Name: icofxsetup.exe
Byte Size: 1.46 MB
License: Freeware
Home Page:
Available at:
Description: IcoFX Icon Editor allows one to create and/or edit icons for Windows and Macs. Icons can be used as favicons on web pages.

Other Helpful Freeware

[xplorer2 lite]

xplorer2 Lite

Version Number:
Revision Date: July 2, 2008
File Name: xplorer2_lite_TB_setup.exe
Byte Size: 2.7 MB
License: Freeware
Home Page:
Available at:
Description: A great dual window windows explorer replacement!
[Rainlender Lite]

Rainlender Lite

Version Number: 2.5
File Name: Rainlender-Lite-2.5.exe
Byte Size: 4.24 MB
License: Freeware
Home Page:
Available at:
Description: A great desktop calendar with to do list!
[Vista Shortcut Manager]

Vista Shortcut Manager

Version Number: 2.0
Revision Date: October 18, 2007
File Name: FxVisor32.msi
Byte Size: 1.7 MB
License: Freeware
Home Page: no longer available
Available at:
Description: Allows customization of the shortcut arrow on Vista desktop.
[Visual Task Tips]

Visual Task Tips

Version Number: 3.4
File Name: VisualTaskTips_34.exe
Byte Size: 102 KB
License: Freeware
Home Page:
Available at:
Description: Creates thumbnail views of running programs on task bar for Windows XP and Vista (Classic View).

The following software is not freeware, but shareware, but is well worth the price.


GIF Movie Gear

Version Number: 4.2
Revision Date: 2008
File Name: MovieGear4.exe
Byte Size: 963 KB
License: Shareware
Cost: $29.95
Evaluation Period: 30 days
Home Page:
Available at:
Version 2.6 Available at:
Description: An easy-to-use, relatively compact, but thorough GIF animator program. It includes the ability to optimize palettes as well as shrink the file size through various other methods. Other useful features include animation resizing, support for Photoshop PSD, JPEG, AVI, BMP, and GIF files, export to AVI, and generation of HTML code for putting the animating GIF on the Web. Version 4.2 supports animated PNG's.
Tucows Rating: 4 cows

Other 5-cow shareware animators include Ulead GIF Animator 5.0, and Babarosa Gif Animator 3.5. Easy GIF Animator is also available.

An unrated freeware animator Beneton Movie GIF 1.1.1 is available from or

Also see and for free animation and graphics software.

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