Monday, September 24, 2007

Freely Ten

Ten Things for the Freeware Lovers

Freeware caution: always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.

1. Budgie 1.6 freeware offers "a contacts manager, word processing capabilities, a database manager, a spreadsheet utility, an e-mail manager, an image tool, a scheduling utility, a ZIP manager, and a fax manager. You can use it as a stand-alone or as an add-on to your existing Office software."

2. Convert units of distance (like miles to kilometers), temperature (fahrenheit to celsius), volume (gallons to litres), as well as time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others (or customize your own conversions) with Josh Madison's Convert freeware.

3. Digital Calendar freeware (scroll down on page) has an embedded MP3 player so you can have music while you're planning out your month.

4. Polar Office freeware offers a free office suite with word processor, spreadsheet, charting and more.

5. Safeguard your Notepad contents with Secure Notepad freeware.

6. TimeSentry freeware is a small, multifunction time management app that simplifies retrieving the time and calendar info you need.

7. Create professional .pdf files from virtually any document with Tiny PDF.

8. UserClone freeware will copy the filing cabinet and favorite places from one AOL screen name to another (helpful when creating a new screen name.)

9. Wax freeware is "a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software. The idea for Wax is to be very general purpose and flexible in video compositing and effects, so that you can compose your dream video sequence with ease everytime."

10. Also from, warp and morph images to your heart's content with WinMorph freeware.

(posted by Tom)


  1. Thank you for searching out freeware for us. I've enjoyed several useful programs as a result.

  2. Anonymous2:28 AM

    For unit conversions, I tend to use google. It's a lot more convenient than having a special program, because I usually have a web browser already running. Just load up google, and type in (say) "315000 furlongs per fortnight in meters per second" and it'll tell you that the answer is 52.3875.

  3. Anonymous8:09 PM

    A tiny suggestion? Please note when you link to programs that are web-based or have Mac (or other non-Windows) versions? Thanks!

  4. Hey, hope everything's okay at PBW central. I see 3 storms swirling around in your vicinity.

  5. Anonymous12:34 PM

    Hellooo? It's quiet in here. Hope the weather wasn't too bad for you...

  6. Anonymous9:04 AM

    Just wanted to say hi. Haven't seen anything new this week on your blog and hope everthing is okay. Take care.

  7. Anonymous10:06 AM

    Thanks for the links, PBW.

    Hope the wriiting is going well and that we'll 'see' you back online soon!


  8. Hey, Lynn. Hope everything is okay. Can't wait to read more from you.

  9. Anonymous12:07 AM

    Where have you gone? I'm missing you tons. I hope you've had a great week and thanks for the freeware post!

  10. did i miss something? is pbw on break or having problems with the blog again? Did she move and i missed it?

    I didn't see anything about a hiatus. I think that since no one else is commenting she probably explained it but the 24th was a week ago, is everything ok?

  11. Is everything OK, Lynn? A week without PBW. . . :(

    Your readers miss you.

  12. I hope you're justing on a nasty deadline finishing those three books. Otherwise, I'm getting a little concerned. Hope all is well with you.

  13. WinMorph is much fun. ;-)

  14. okay now I'm really worried. you're not even approving the comments from all the people who are probably saying "okay now I'm really worried."

    You okay, Sheila/Lynn? HellOoo?

  15. Hope everything is OK there.

  16. Did I miss something? It's been a while since PBW posted.

  17. Cool! I'll check these out as soon as I get home from work. :)

  18. Oh PBW, where have you gone?

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