Monday, July 08, 2013

No Cost Ten

Ten Things You Can Have for Free

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

Blender is the "open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. Blender has proven to be an extremely fast and versatile design instrument. The software has a personal touch, offering a unique approach to the world of Three Dimensions. Use it to create TV commercials, to make technical visualizations, business graphics, to do some morphing, or design user interfaces. You can easy build and manage complex environments. The renderer is versatile and extremely fast. All basic animation principles (curves & keys) are well implemented" (OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7)

Compositions is a "great tool for those who enjoy writing, and want a tool which allows for easier access. Using Compositions allows for easy drag-and-drop file access. You can also use the tool on mobile devices, and transfer files easily that way. You can also export the file in a .txt format" (OS: Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later, 64-bit processor)

Foto-Mosaik-Edda "allows you to create photo mosaic pictures from your own computer. A photo mosaic picture is made up of tiny photos which are fitted together in such a way that, from a distance, they blend together to create the appearance of a new picture. To create a photo mosaic picture, you can use digital photos from your collection, for example from your last vacation or family get-together. Foto-Mosaik-Edda analyses the photos and then adds them to one or more databases from which they are drawn to create your photo mosaic" (OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7)

Free Desktop Clock is an "advanced replacement for standard Windows tray clock. View the time, seconds, month, week and day in different skins in the Windows system tray clock. 9 skins are included in the distribution" (OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8 [32-Bit/64-Bit])

Instagiffer is a "free tool to easily create animated GIFs from various video file formats and online video sites. In addition to video file support, users can also create animated GIFs from images. The program features an easy to use interface that allows you to adjust the quality of the GIFs, add effects and text captions, crop images, a screen capture feature to create animated GIFs, and more" (OS: Windows XP/Vista/7 [32-Bit/64-Bit])

Money Me is a free program to manage your income and expenses. Although it includes an extensive set of features, the simple interface makes it easy to use. You can quickly and easily add your expenses and start making statistics. You can create budgets, organize your debts and administrate all of your coupons with a simple interface" (OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8 [32-Bit/64-Bit])

Password Pad Lite "allows you to create multiple note files, each secured by a different password. The key feature of password pad is its simplicity, which makes it easier to use and allows it to be easily extended to other uses. Keep your data in the format that you want, not in the format that someone else has decided for you. Later, simply search for the data that you want to retrieve" (OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later)

Photoscape is a "fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos. Features: Viewer: View your folders photos, slideshow; Editor: resizing, brightness and color adjustment, white balance, backlight correction, frames, balloons, mosaic mode, adding text, drawing pictures, cropping, filters, red eye removal, blooming; Batch editor: Batch editing multiple photos; Page: Make one photo by merging multiple photos at the page frame; Combine: Make one photo by attaching multiple photos vertically or horizontally; Animated GIF: Make one animation photo with multiple photos •Print: Print portrait shot, carte de visite, passport photo; Screen Capture: Capture your screenshot and save it; Color Picker: Zoom in screen on images, search and pick the color; Rename: Change photo file names in batch mode; Raw Converter: Convert RAW to JPG" (OS: Win 98/ME/2K/XP/2K3/Vista/7)

Textcast "turns any text — documents, web pages and entire blog feeds — into personal podcasts you can listen to right on your iPod and iPhone" (OS: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard)

Ultimate Calendar is a "free, easy to use calendar with rich features and settings. Features: Calendar for any year from 1 to 9999-th in table and list; Common and personal dates differing by sets and groups •Movable, cyclical, periodical, particular dates; Internal editor for easy work with dates sets; Two view modes: Whole year and Monthly; Popup window which contains the list of nearest events and displayed when the mouse hovers over the tray icon; Tracking change of day; Options «Autostart on system startup», «Hide to tray on minimize», *new* «Run only one copy», *new* «Always on top»; Plugins support. Distribution includes the following plugins: Sun and Moon. Displays, in accordance with the selected geographic location, the time of rise and set of Sun and Moon, the duration of the solar and lunar day, the current phase of the Moon; Julian dates. Displays the date on the Julian calendar (old style), Julian Day and Modified Julian Day; Displaying schemes support; Export to Microsoft Excel and formats BMP, RTF, TXT; Multilingual interface and Unicode support; Contains predefined dates sets with holidays and events for Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, USA" (OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7)


  1. I love Blender! Between it and ArtWeaver Free, I can do almost anything design-wise.

    1. I love that they make Blender available for free -- my daughter and a lot of other student artists use it for their work, and probably wouldn't do as much as they do without it.

  2. Wow! I'm impressed at how many of these are updated for 64 bit. I always have a hard time finding programs because they aren't. Thanks for a great list I can actually try!

    1. Kelly, I find most of the programs for my freeware lists at, which always specifies the OS for every program they list.


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