A Smart List of Free Desktop Software: Page 2

Posted September 10, 2008

Cynthia Harvey

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21 CursorFX
Create your own cursor icons for Windows.

22 Yahoo! Widgets
Hundreds of useful and/or fun apps for your desktop.

23 Desktop Sidebar
Add customizable panels to your desktop that display news, weather, calendar info, instant messaging, stock quotes, and much more.

Developer Tools

24 Eclipse
Open-source, extensible development platform that's very popular with enterprise users.

25 Dev-C++
Integrated development environment for C and C++ programming.

26 Free Pascal
Open-source Pascal compiler.

27 AutoIt
Windows programming language that's very similar to BASIC.

Automatically creates HTML indexes from file system directories.

29 Inno Setup
Free installer that supports all versions of Windows.

Short for "Nullsoft Scriptable Install System," NSIS is an open-source system that lets you create the logic you need to install your apps on Windows.

31 Link Checker Lite
Easily find broken links and syntax errors on your Web site.

Educational Software

32 Celestia
Travel to any point in the known universe without leaving your desk.

33 WordWeb
One click takes you to dictionary, thesaurus, and Wikipedia entries for words found in most applications.

34 Google Earth
View satellite imagery of any point on Earth.


35 Thunderbird
Mozilla's mail client works well with Firefox and makes it easy to organize your messages.

36 Pegasus
First released in 1990, Pegasus is bills itself as "the Internet's longest-serving PC e-mail system."

37 ePrompter
Check up to sixteen different password-protected e-mail accounts from one place.


38 NetVeda Safety.Net
Free for personal or non-profit use, Safety.Net is a robust firewall/content filtering solution that includes time restrictions, activity monitoring, traffic recording and more.

39 ZoneAlarm Firewall
Basic firewall protection from CheckPoint that upgrades to a complete security suite for a fee.

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