Software Lists

Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
Updated daily Windows: XP, Vista
“What started as the freeware Top-100, currently contains over 500 excellent free programs for both Windows XP and Vista, ranked by popularity and updated daily. As we don’t want to change our name everytime the list gets longer, we keep calling it There are 15 software categories to choose from, so there should be something useful for you, too. You won’t find trial versions, spyware or malware. Only the best hand-picked freeware available, just one click away. Because the best things in life are free! ”
Anchor Link Best-ever Freeware Utilities
Opinions Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
Updated regularly
“There are a lot of great freeware programs out there. Many are as good or even better than their commercial alternatives. This community-based site features our pick of the best of the best. If you disagree please add your suggestions for the benefit of others.”
Anchor Link Before They Spoiled the Software
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
Author: Preston Gralla, PC World
“Sometimes a program’s new version is actually worse than the previous one. Here are 13 apps we liked better before they were improved — plus tips on finding the earlier editions.”
Anchor Link Command Line Tools
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
“Below is a collection of freeware utilities for command-line network administration, software distribution and login scripts.”
Anchor Link Dottech Freebies
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
“I gave up my ‘illegal’ activities long ago — but I still like freebies. Here you will find posts about how to attain commercial software for free — 100% legit!”
Anchor Link Gizmo’s Freeware Reviews
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2013-02-20
Updated frequently Windows
“The primary function of this community-based site is to help you select the best freeware product for your particular needs. The best freeware programs are as good as or better than their commercial counterparts but finding the most appropriate program can be challenging. Sure, there are dozens of freeware download sites on the web, but few of these actually help you select the best program for your needs. That’s what we do here. No downloads, just honest advice and useful guidance. It’s honest because this is a community-based site staffed by volunteers and we have no commercial affiliations.
“At this community site you’ll find the best freeware, reviewed and rated. Just click a category.”
[ I thought the ‘Security Tools’ category was particularly well done; Ed. ]
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Anchor Link I Want A Freeware Utility
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
“I want a Freeware Utility to … 450+ common problems solved.
“Extremely useful free utilities that do specific jobs really well and save time and money.
“Open Source Software is listed separately. See : Open Source Freeware : 400+ free applications and utilities”
Anchor Link MajorGeeks
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2010-04-16
Updated daily
List of Free and Shareware utilities that is updated daily.
Anchor Link Milly’s Tools
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
“Just a few freeware (no adware or shareware) tools, without which my PC just wouldn’t be my PC.”
Anchor Link Nonags
Informations Only Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
Updated frequently
“At NONAGS we try to sift through all this, we do the work of selecting what really works, what’s really free, what really is worth your time and effort. So we have put together a large collection of 32-bit Windows software that has no disabled features, nags, time limits, or any other tricks. We download, virus scan, install, test, rate and list… You just enjoy the programs.
Anchor Link PCWorld Magazine Utilities
License: Freeware and Shareware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
Updated daily Windows
Lists of Freeware and Shareware utilities reviewed by PC World Magazine. Contains User ratings, License type, and reviews, and the capability to filter lists by OS and Utility type.
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License: Free – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2012-10-10
Version: 11.1.0 – Released: 2012-10-10 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and Wine
File Size: 3.15 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“ lets you carry all your favorite apps on a portable device or cloud drive and use them on any PC. Now you can have your own browser with all your bookmarks and extensions, your full office suite, your photo editor, your whole music collecion, your favorite games, your development tools and more. You can have everything you need for work and play with you on every PC you use. At work, at home, at school, visiting family and friends, even while traveling. And all your bookmarks, emails, personal files and settings stay right on your drive, too. Now, every PC becomes your PC.
“The all-new Platform is now available and includes a complete app store. Now you can build your own suite of portable software with just a few clicks. The app store will automatically download and install them for you. There are lots of other great features, too.”
Anchor Link Portable Freeware
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2010-04-16
Site is updated daily Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
“This site is dedicated to the collection and cataloguing of freeware that can be extracted to any directory and run independently without prior installation. They can be carried around on a memory stick / USB flash drive, or copied / migrated from PC to PC via simple network copying. Hence the term portable freeware.”
Anchor Link Pricelessware
License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
“The Pricelessware List reflects the categories and programs favored by alt.comp.freeware newsgroup participants. It is not a comprehensive list; categories are included if a program is selected in that category. Some categories list several selections; others have only one or two. Most programs are well known but there are also some hard-to-find goodies on the list. There are NO Adware/Spyware programs on the Pricelessware List.”
Anchor Link Programs On A Stick
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
“These FREE programs do not require any installation and can be run directly from a USB drive. Keep some useful apps handy while on-the-go!”
Anchor Link thefreecountry
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
Updated frequently
“Welcome to’s collection of free programming resources, free webmasters’ resources and free security resources.”
Anchor Link TinyApps
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
Updated frequently
“Welcome to TinyApps.Org, an aging catalog of tiny, well-made software primarily for the Windows platform (though Palm and OS X pages also exist). Increasingly, the site serves simply as an occasional tech blog. If this is your first visit, please read the FAQ.”
Anchor Link winPenPack Suites
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-30
Version: 3.6
“winPenPack is a project that aims at collecting the most frequently used and most popular open source and free applications made portable, so that they can be executed without installation from any USB Flash Drive. The winPenPack offer a wide range of portable applications like tools, internet tools, multimedia tools, development tools, security applications and other frequently used utilities. Everything you need, completely free!”
winPenPack v3.6
Category Files Size
Portable software collections 23 4.47 GB
winPenPack Essential 4 650.59 MB
winPenPack Flash 2Gb 4 1.28 GB
winPenPack Flash Game 4 997.44 MB
winPenPack Flash School 7 1.39 GB
winPenPack Flash Web 4 201.81 MB
winPenPack v3.6 – Documentation
User guide and documentation 2 1.69 MB
winPenPack Plugins 3 1.23 MB