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[2004-12-27 21:38:59 ] QuickZip & HAPedit - jason_c_roberts
QuickZip is a free, clean and solid archiver: http://www.quickzip.org/ HAPedit is a free, clean and solid code editor for HTML, ASP and PHP: http://hapedit.free.fr/ I've used both for a while and have experienced no problems with either. I read about your site on slasdot.org and I thinks it's a good idea. Good luck. Thanks, Jason

[2004-12-27 21:55:56 ] AVG Anti Virus - Alfredhichcock
AVG Anti Virus is a good clean program. I am a self employed computer repairman, and that is what I install for my clients that can't afford Norton Anti Virus, or other such programs. They offer pop3 mail scanning, and real time protection. It is a very good program for being free.

[2004-12-27 21:56:27 ] Whats-New - faltoobd
Great clean site! Good Job, Jason. Thanks for the time and effort. Fast Eddy

[2004-12-27 22:19:54 ] Wooooo~~~~~~wonderful !! - biglaughing
Clean ! we need PURE clean software !operation system has its job.so does the software.software's job is to serve user well.Why does software always register something or do something to the system ? windows is easy to use and a trouble maker as well.So we need PURE clean software on windows because they do no harm to the borned weak windows : all in all I like this site very much! biglaughing@beijing,china

[2004-12-27 23:11:02 ] Wonderful site - leestegall
As I format another hard drive to set a computer back up, a list like this is wonderful. Gotta ditto what Alfred said about AVG antivirus and add zone alarm for firewalls. My standard computer setup is install the operating system, add AVG antivirus, Zone Alarm firewall, Panicware's pop up stopper and VNC remote access. I believe these softwares to be 'safe' and if not, Spy-bot will take care of it. Keep up the good work.

[2004-12-27 23:18:46 ] THE coder's text editor - TOZTWO
http://www.crimsoneditor.com/ is a text editor that offers tabs and syntax highlighting for tons(50+?) of languages. If your language is not supported, you can add it by adding a syntax file. The new version allows you to manage software projects, but I've not tested this feature yet. My favorite feature of Crimson Editor, is the ability to execute a compiler (with arguments) on your code and capture the output. This essentially makes Crimson Editor an IDE for your language of choice. I've used Crimson Editor as an IDE for Javac(Java compiler), Jikes(Faster IBM OSS Java compiler), and HuC(PC-Engine compiler). Some other text editors that may qualify for cleansoftware.com might be found here: http://www.crimsoneditor.com/english/editors.html , but I've not tested these.

[2004-12-27 23:26:17 ] for those of us who are colour-blind... - thechekist
yellow.gif and green.gif look the same. a better colour choice might be in order.

[2004-12-27 23:50:28 ] foobar2000 and notepad2 - bilbas
IMHO the best audio player around - foobar2000 (www.foobar2000.com) - and it's free and with no adware/spyware Also, you should know about one of the best applications from Microsoft - notepad. And there even is an improved version of it - notepad2 (http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html).

[2004-12-28 02:43:08 ] Audiograbber - visualmercer
http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/ CD ripper / mp3 encoder, fast and as of version 1.83 it is now free.

[2004-12-28 02:51:39 ] two bits of good software - shawne_beeson
There is Cdex for creating MP3s http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/ Then there is Daemon tools for virtual cd drives http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/portal/index.php Two great tools. Very clean and free

[2004-12-28 04:54:06 ] Trevor Peacock - trevorp
It seems slightly strange to list sourceforge projects, as i dont see such open source projects are likley to contain spyware etc, but given your aim to "steer [users] towards clean alternatives", i will add this to complement TightVNC. A feature ritch (though somewhat larger) VNC solution. http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/

[2004-12-28 06:35:49 ] RSS feed - roger
Please consider adding an RSS feed so people can keep track of new additions to your site without having to visit the What's New page frequently.

[2004-12-28 06:47:27 ] GNU GPL antivirus software - szabozsee
Antivirus software named ClamWin provides a graphical user interface to the Clam AntiVirus engine. ClamWin uses the GNU General Public License. See http://www.clamwin.com

[2004-12-28 07:21:47 ] Password Safe Software - jspierson
Your website is a great idea and well put together, thanks! I use a simple but effective password program you might consider adding-- http://sourceforge.net/projects/passwordsafe/

[2004-12-28 08:15:01 ] Paint.NET - forms
There's an opensource paint program written on the .NET framework that looks useful. See: http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/index.html

[2004-12-28 08:15:40 ] VLC - brantgurganus2001
For the Multimedia section, VLC is a good media player that plays nearly every format. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

[2004-12-28 10:06:29 ] Dan - danbeaird
I am an IT student at Kaplan University and if I had to pick one editor that has helped me tremendously it would have to be SciTE. SciTE is a Scintilla based text editor with facilities for building and running programs. (http://scintilla.sourceforge.net/SciTE.html) On Windows, there is a companion application Filerx (http://llt.chez.tiscali.fr/)which provides project management and macro features to SciTE. There are some extra configuration files that can enhance SciTE for various languages and APIs. (http://scintilla.sourceforge.net/SciTEExtras.html) When first installed SciTE can syntax style most languages from ADA, Assembler (NASM, MASM) to VB and VBScript, Verilog, XML, YAML, including all your PHP, C/C++/C#, Fortran, HTML with embedded JavaScript VBScript PHP and ASP. There far too many languages supported than I can list here. I have been using it for some time now and it has worked great for me.

[2004-12-28 16:07:47 ] XnView - fbjon
I use XnView instead of Irfanview. Probably about the same feature set, but XnView tends to have a smarter interface. License is freeware for noncommercial windows users, Linux and FreeBSD versions are free for all.

[2004-12-28 16:10:05 ] Exifer - fbjon
Magnificent page :) Exifer is a really good EXIF image tag editor (the tags that digital cameras make). Most everything is supported, and Exifer is Postcardware. http://www.friedemann-schmidt.com/software/exifer/ Oh, I forgot the link to XnView.. it's at www.xnview.com of course :)

[2004-12-28 16:35:35 ] Opera Browser - mikedallos
Opera is a good browser that equals FireFow: I use both!! Bw well........ Mike

[2004-12-28 17:20:34 ] Whats-New - fastkeys38
For people looking for something similar to Cubase for MIDI sequencing, Anvil Studio is hard to beat... http://www.anvilstudio.com No connection to the author - just used it and was impressed!

[2004-12-28 17:24:56 ] Anti-Spyware - fastkeys38
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html Rather than removing spyware - like Adaware and Spybot - Spyware Blaster prevents it installing in the first place and is very effective. In a trial I conducted in a secondary school where I work, machines not using Spyware Blaster were filled with Spyware within 6 weeks, where as machines using it remained squeeky clean. Full marks!

[2004-12-28 19:45:39 ] Various suggestions - tosa
Whisper 32. Password manager, and can generate passwords. http://www.ivory.org/whisper.html Kulak Commander. Dual-pane file manager. http://kulakcommander.sourceforge.net/ Freelang. Translating dictionary. http://www.freelang.net/ Internet Junkbuster. Filtering proxy. http://internet.junkbuster.com/ Bucket o' Tab. Tablature software, can generate MIDI files or standard notation. http://www.antisleep.com/bucket/ Online Bible. Bible study software. http://www.onlinebible.net/index.html

[2004-12-28 20:02:38 ] GNU Privacy Guard, XMPlay, and RSS - zarggg
I'm surprised that you listed PGP but not GNU Privay Guard (GnuPG). GnuPG is RFC2440 (OpenPGP) compliant and doesn't use the patented IDEA like PGP does. It can be used, modified, and distributed under the GNU GPL. http://www.gnupg.org/ -- XMPlay is a freeware audio player created by Ian Luck (Un4seen Developments) based on his BASS audio library (BASS is a commercial product, XMPlay is not). It plays WAV, WMA, Ogg, MP1, MP2, MP3, MOD, IT, STM, S3M and XM audio files natively and can play other audio formats via Winamp input plugin libraries. http://www.xmplay.com/ or http://www.un4seen.com/ -- Also, I second roger's suggestion to adding an RSS feed for the What's New! section.

[2004-12-29 02:48:23 ] A couple of my favourites. - cnash
http://www.crimsoneditor.com/ - is a text editor that I find very good for programming and notepad duties, has syntax highlighting, macros, line numbers and many other cool things. http://www.ipcop.org/ - A full operating system (linux) that converts your old unused computer into a customisable firewall/router, works with both broadband and dialup connections. Also gives you graphs via web interface to show how much activity your connection (and router) is going through.

[2004-12-29 04:00:08 ] Looking very Promising - jalada
I must say Cleansoftware.org is looking very promising! I have no suggestions to make at this time, because I can't think... Keep it up :)

[2004-12-29 04:57:04 ] Great job - oskard
Just wanted to let you know, you're doing a great job keeping the software list up to date. I came here two days ago and already see that many of the programs I wanted on the list are there. Keep up the good work, its a great service to the Windows community.

[2004-12-29 05:06:28 ] bob_958@hotmail.com - bob_958
I use this program at work. It lets you use one keyboard and mouse to control multiple computers. http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/ Platform independent.

[2004-12-29 05:54:20 ] Suggestions - platonicideal
Quintessential player http://www.quinnware.com/ is a great multimedia player. Avast antivirus is less memory intensive than AVG. www.avast.com Zone Alarm firewall, at www.zonelabs.com

[2004-12-29 07:25:54 ] Suggestion: Avast! anti-virus - ian.willats
I'd also recommend Avast! anti-virus (www.avast.com) which I have found to be very clean, reliable and fast. There's also excellent support via their forum. Thanks for the site, an excellent idea. I'm sure I'll be back!

[2004-12-29 08:23:10 ] Alarm and launcher program - jonas
Nice site! For a free and clean alarm, reminder and launcher program check out SwizzTool at http://www.specop.se (It's for Windows only) /Jonas

[2004-12-29 09:34:59 ] File encryption software - coop_78751
I'm been very satisfied with the free file encryption software AxCrypt. It's integrated with the windows explorer so you just right click on a file and select encrypt. http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/

[2004-12-29 11:12:00 ] Development Software - d_torres27
I'd like to see a section for development software. I use: Eclipse http://www.eclipse.org/ Customizable and flexible IDE for any programming language WinMerge http://winmerge.sourceforge.net/ visual text file differencing and merging tool Notepad++ http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/ Lightweight, east to use editor that supports syntax highlighting for most languages

[2004-12-29 14:45:19 ] some recommendations: - orbsplateau
some suggestions for the list: RASPPPOE (PPP over Ethernet Protocol) This is the fastest way to coonect to the internet: http://www.raspppoe.com/ Bulk file Rename This program is a huge time saver... use it about once a month to organize photos/mp3s http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php nLite (Windows Installation Customizer) http://nuhi.msfn.org/nlite.html Sonique 1.96 My favourite "light" music player http://sonique.lycos.com/ X-Setup Pro Tweaks (free for home users) http://www.x-setup.net/ burnatonce 0.99.5 http://www.burnatonce.com/ DVD Shrink backup your DVD http://www.dvdshrink.org/what.html

[2004-12-29 16:29:36 ] some recommendations: - orbsplateau
some suggestions for the list: RASPPPOE (PPP over Ethernet Protocol) This is the fastest way to coonect to the internet: http://www.raspppoe.com/ Bulk file Rename This program is a huge time saver... use it about once a month to organize photos/mp3s http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php nLite (Windows Installation Customizer) http://nuhi.msfn.org/nlite.html Sonique 1.96 My favourite "light" music player http://sonique.lycos.com/ X-Setup Pro Tweaks (free for home users) http://www.x-setup.net/ burnatonce 0.99.5 http://www.burnatonce.com/ DVD Shrink backup your DVD http://www.dvdshrink.org/what.html

[2004-12-30 02:45:56 ] CCleaner - skewer
www.ccleaner.com is a source for a surprisingly good, fast and free system cleaner utility. It removes all kinds of temporary and unnecessary stuff (from internet cache to prefetch data) and is updated often to include more cleaning power...

[2004-12-30 09:00:17 ] Skype - rickybloomfield
Many of you may use it, but Skype is an excellent program for online voice-chat. It is available in four flavors (Win, Mac, Linux, PPC) and is completely free (price and adware) for computer-based calls. You can pay extra to be able to call land-lines, but this functionality is completely optional.

[2004-12-30 09:03:42 ] Picasa - rickybloomfield
Another program that I use daily is Picasa, for organizing photos. It is the best image organizer I have ever used and comes with simple editing functionality. This program did cost money before the company was bought by Google. It is now given away for free with no adware/spyware. Version 2.0 should be coming out soon.

[2004-12-30 09:04:52 ] Links for above posts - Sorry! - rickybloomfield
www.skype.com www.picasa.com

[2004-12-30 15:06:00 ] More suggestions - mrobinson
Nice site! Many good suggestions above, too. Here are some more. Comparing files: ExamDiff http://www.prestosoft.com/ps.asp?page=edp_examdiff WinMerge http://winmerge.sourceforge.net/ Music ripping and conversion: dBpowerAMP Music Converter http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm Email checker: PopTray http://www.poptray.org/ Web page monitor: WebMon http://www.btinternet.com/~markwell/webmon/ Whois tool: GeekTools Whois Client - small, handles referrals http://www.geektools.com/tools.php Sniffer: Packetyzer - based on Ethereal, but with a nicer front-end http://www.networkchemistry.com/products/packetyzer/ and http://sourceforge.net/projects/packetyzer/ Since you list Cygwin, I thought I'd include MinGW http://mingw.org/

[2004-12-30 19:46:34 ] Some useful freewares - member
I use TUGZip as compress utility (http://www.tugzip.com), JEdit as an editor (http://www.jedit.org), KlipFolio as news and info reader (http://www.klipfolio.com), Agent Rasack as file search utility (http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/default.aspx), xplorer2 as windows explorer (http://www.netez.com/xplorer2/x2lite.htm), Files Comparer for file comparison (http://www.script-debugger.com/products/filescomparer/).

[2004-12-30 20:28:14 ] primoPDF - rickybloomfield
This is a completely free PDF printer driver found at www.primopdf.com. It does exactly what it claims with no adware/spyware.

[2004-12-31 02:52:52 ] Artist tools - Miq1
Free graphics programs with a special focus on artistic work: Pixia http://park18.wakwak.com/~pixia/ Art Weaver http://www.artweaver.de/download.shtml Project Dogwaffle http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/free/index.html Artrage http://www.ambientdesign.com/artragedown.html BTW: Your site is awesome, I always looked for something like that!

[2004-12-31 08:58:35 ] Software Suggestions - fidian
Why are putty and winscp not under Internet? autoit3 - Freeware macro/scripting tool. Lets you simulate a user at your computer. - http://www.hiddensoft.com/autoit3/ iceows - Freeware zip program that lets you use zip files as regular folders (mostly) - http://www.iceows.com/ I hope that this site grows and grows.

[2004-12-31 21:01:09 ] Izarc - ericlake
I have 7-Zip and it is very good but I found Izarc and I like it even more. It can be found at http://www.izsoft.dir.bg/download.htm and it can read every type of archived file.

[2005-01-01 02:51:08 ] Whats-New - bkstrtboy2k
How about the Google Toolbar and Deskbar? They are simple and do what you want them to -- no spyware included. Link: http://www.google.com/downloads/

[2005-01-01 18:28:32 ] Javacool software - kuratkull
1. This site is awesome, and i have never anything like this before. As i am a big security person :P i like this page. But SpywareBlaster 3.2 SpywareGuard 2.2 from http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/ are clean, and very helpful to make your computer clean from ad- spy- and malware.

[2005-01-01 20:55:32 ] 3 suggestions - zimolag
http://kceasy.com/ - opensource, connects to kazaa network (but for that you have to first download the 0,11 version from sourceforge (in later versions kazaa plugin was removed); after that you can update it) http://pingpong-abc.sourceforge.net/ http://www.xnview.com/

[2005-01-02 04:38:01 ] http web server - spherical.perceptions
Abyss http web server (www.aprelium.com/) is free windows software that allows you to run a web server on your computer. Supports CGI, SSI, and much more. Has a tiny software and does not touch the windows registry. Very clean and fast. I heartily recommend it! Good useful site, btw.

[2005-01-02 14:15:15 ] Whats-New - svanimpe
Great site, thanks for all the effort. I recommend Inkscape www.inkscape.org - a free program for vector drawing. Very nice and friendly lay-out, great artistic results even if you're not creative.

[2005-01-02 15:40:03 ] personal firewall - lkocourek
Here is suggestion for Kerio Personal Firewall http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html - it has some minor limitations after 1 month of usage, but still it's great and free for personal use

[2005-01-03 00:42:05 ] iTunes - pies
iTunes is missing from the audio players list. It's a very good player with outstanding usability (burn a CD right from a playlist, instant search, et al.)

[2005-01-03 10:31:36 ] Eraser - robert
http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/ This is GPL software that is useful for securely erasing files on your hard drive. It includes another product, DBAN which is useful for wiping entire hard drives prior to sale/redeployment/donation, etc.

[2005-01-03 14:47:16 ] Whats-New - contact
You may find interesing and free programs of our company here: http://www.greenparrots.com/freestuff.html

[2005-01-04 10:57:22 ] Games? - slashdot
Would it be all right to add a "games" category? With the plethora of ad/spy/mal/crippleware games out there now, it would be nice to have a safe place to come for games as well as utilities, etc. TCS? (i.e., thoughts, comments, suggestions?)

[2005-01-04 14:45:29 ] Snare series of tools - intersect
G'day Jason, Great idea - I'm sure many of us geeks are getting weary of constantly trying to disinfect friends/family computers. Have a look at the 'Snare' series of audit and eventlog related tools from our web site (http://www.intersectalliance.com/projects/index.html). All free software, with source code available (GPL), and no nasties buried inside. Might be an appropriate addition to your security category. Snare micro server available + agents for Windows Eventlog, IIS, ISA, Lotus Notes, Linux, Solaris, Irix, AIX, and a few others I've forgotten. Regards, Leigh.

[2005-01-05 05:14:11 ] Bearshare Lite? - karl
Bearshare Lite [www.bearshare.com/lite] is a great free/clean p2p client.

[2005-01-06 00:51:49 ] Windows CD Burning Software - krypzzo
Windows' built in CD burning capabilities suffice for basic stuff, but sometimes you need something a little more powerful (making bootable CDs for example). I find CDBurnerXP Pro (http://www.cdburnerxp.se/) works well and is freeware. Does anyone know of comparable freeware burning software?

[2005-01-06 03:30:48 ] FileZilla - FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface - nick
http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/

[2005-01-06 05:23:26 ] Metapad - rvw
Metapad has proven to me to be the ideal Notepad replacement: http://liquidninja.com/metapad/

[2005-01-06 22:16:26 ] Aida 32 - blademonkey
Aida 32 is a good hardware specification tool. Tells you alot about your PC.

[2005-01-06 22:20:04 ] AutoIT - Blademonkey
Autoit Scripts have save us so much at my Office. www.autoitscript.com

[2005-01-06 23:55:38 ] Weather Pulse - azizsachin
http://tropicdesigns.net/weatherpulse.php Spyware-free replacement for weather bug.

[2005-01-07 14:51:10 ] Sysinternals is an awesome site . . . - blademonkey
I have to say that their PStools Suite is the best. It is the only package that lets you run CMD remotely. I use it to run dos scripts that need to be run when the user is STILL logged on to their PC. They never know I'm on! HTTP://www.sysinternals.com PSTOOLS http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pstools.shtml

[2005-01-08 18:14:23 ] ThizOffice - tellusallaboutit
Comparable with, and purported to be compatible with openoffice and msoffice. Saves and manipulates word docs, xls, ppt, numerous other types. I admit to having not used it much, but here is a download link so you can try. http://www.thizgroup.com/int/entsol/download/download.php

[2005-01-11 01:38:23 ] Whats-New - mst
For creating/viewing pdf, I use the ghostview/ghostscript pair. For complicated postscript these are much more reliable than the PDFcreator, and more portable. ghostview also has a big advantage over acrobat in that it does not lock the document it opens, so you can re-write the postscript and it will refresh automatically at the same page, without need to close/open. With acrobat you have to close it.

[2005-01-11 09:23:07 ] Free software to retrieve lost photos/files - rickybloomfield
Free Undelete: http://officerecovery.com/freeundelete/ Digital Photo Recovery Tool (Second Item) http://www.artplus.hr/adapps/eng/downloads.htm

[2005-01-12 15:39:17 ] RSS + BitTorrent = Automatic Download - blademonkey
I got this info from a friend of mine. Installs RSS and Bittorrent for you. Haven't tried it yet, but it's very promising. http://www.videora.com/ Blademonkey

[2005-01-12 20:08:39 ] Wink - mburris
Excellent freeware presentation and tutorial creation software using Flash - http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

[2005-01-14 12:08:15 ] Paint Program - d.byrum
This is an excellent paint program. By far the best on the freeware market. I highly suggest people taking a look and adding to the site: http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/index.html enjoy

[2005-01-25 16:35:06 ] ConTEXT is a small, fast and powerful text editor, developed mainly to serve as secondary tool for software developers. - andrei.kolu
http://www.context.cx/

[2005-01-30 07:19:36 ] BitLord - dancom
You should examine bitlord from www.bitlord.com. It's a good software for DL Bittorrent files. It does a very good job for me, and appears not to have any spyware. TIA Nizan

[2005-01-30 11:13:35 ] Antispam software - SpamPal.org - joffi
http://www.spampal.org SpamPal continues to be an excellent antispam filter proxy, with multiple advantages over any other I have tried. As SpamAssassin is the defacto for *unix, SpamPal is for Win32

[2005-02-07 07:57:35 ] Text Editor - Vim - bullmore
OK, so it's not for everybody. If you loathe vi you may or may not like Vim (short for "VI iMproved"). Personally I can't live w/o it. Different platforms abound, helpful user community, and an unbeatable price. Start looking here: http://vim.sourceforge.net/ jeff

[2005-02-07 08:50:47 ] Text Editor - Vim - bullmore
OK, so it's not for everybody. If you loathe vi you may or may not like Vim (short for "VI iMproved"). Personally I can't live w/o it. Different platforms abound, helpful user community, and an unbeatable price. Start looking here: http://vim.sourceforge.net/ jeff

[2005-02-10 04:35:14 ] Ragtime - eric_dunkel
The Software named Ragtime Solo is free for any none commercial use! Available for Mac and Windows platforms. Simply a great destop publishing software (but expensive when used commercially ;) ). Give it a try http://www.ragtime-online.com/

[2005-02-11 08:00:14 ] ExploreXP - seanjoshuahunt
ExplorerXP is a FREEWARE (for non - commercial use) file manager for Windows 2000/XP with some enhancements over the regular Windows File Explorer including multiple folder windows from a tabbed interface. See www.explorerxp.com -Sean

[2005-02-12 08:20:19 ] Weather Watcher - troysafe
A spyware free weather application that lives in your system. tray. It comes with all of the expected features, and some neat ones I haven't seen elsewhere. http://www.singerscreations.com/

[2005-02-13 21:37:38 ] music freeware - monsterhero
I totally recommend these nasty-less audio-related programs: AudioScrobbler http://www.audioscrobbler.com/ MusicBrainz http://musicbrainz.org/ MP3 Gain http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/

[2005-02-15 04:56:25 ] Ace Mega Codecs Pack - coolspot022002
This has EVERYTHING codec related, and more. Its brilliant. And free. And it sais its spyware free and i have had no trouble with it... check it out. http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Encoders-Converter-DIVX-Related/ACE-Mega-CoDecS-Pack.shtml So yeah... check it out. Post it up if you want.. its much better than the alternative i found... horrible nasty *spit* cliprex which installs SO much garbage and evil.

[2005-02-17 03:38:37 ] MusikCube - marcos.moroni
I used to play my musics with Foobar2000 until I found this piece of gold: http://www.musikcube.com/ It's free, it's open-source, it's lightweight, it's no resource hogging! It has Batch tagging and renaming, Media organizer, and it's more beautiful than Foobar2000! The only drawback is that actually it only supports MP3 and OGG. But I'm not concerned about it!

[2005-02-22 23:46:15 ] Notepad2 - spoonyfork
I can't stand the default notepad that comes with windows (95 thru xp). I've been using Notepad+ for a while but someone turned me on to Notepad2. It's free with good features and no ads/spam/spy stuff. Check it out: http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html

[2005-02-25 10:54:54 ] TrueCrypt - cleansoftware
http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net Please, PLEASE add this application. It supports free, open-source disk encryption for Windows XP/2000/2003. This is an exceedingly powerful security tool.

[2005-03-10 11:53:57 ] Memoranda - pc1
"Memoranda (formerly known as jNotes2) is a cross-platform diary manager and a personal project management tool." Project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/memoranda Homepage http://memoranda.sourceforge.net/

[2005-03-12 06:39:32 ] some software suggestions - cleansoftware.ccou2k
some more suggestions for you a gmail shell drive http://www.viksoe.dk/code/gmail.htm property plus - add an extra field in context menu to change extension and others http://www.ne.jp/asahi/cool/kish/ notepad++, like similar to Crimson Editor http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm arspeedup-used to speed up acrobat reading loadup times http://www.tnk-bootblock.co.uk/ eclipse programming tool http://www.eclipse.org/ netbeans, development tools written in java by sun http://www.netbeans.org/ rainlender, calendar project http://www.ipi.fi/~rainy/index.php?pn=projects&project=rainlendar send to toy, context menu enchancer http://gabrieleponti.com/software/ pixie, colour picker http://www.nattyware.com/ maxima, maths program http://maxima.sourceforge.net/ octave, another maths program http://www.octave.org/ scilab, maths program x3 http://scilabsoft.inria.fr/ euler, last maths program i know http://euler.sourceforge.net/ that's it for now :p i didn't checked through your whole list so i might have submitted duplicated software.

[2005-03-13 03:07:45 ] WinRoll - lohner
Very small tool to roll up windows or make them transparent. Maybe not the most usefull tool, but fast (assembly language) and tiny (using 150K of RAM). Yeah, it's open source... http://www.palma.com.au/winroll/

[2005-03-14 21:32:54 ] 3D Modelling, rendering, animation... - rowan_wigginton
Blender, the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback (see the features and screenshots). Available for Windows, Linux, Irix, Sun Solaris, FreeBSD or Mac OS X under the GNU Public License. http://www.blender3d.org

[2005-03-18 19:53:53 ] Paint.NET - spoonyfork
Here's another vote for Paint.NET. It is a free replacement for MS Paint with a lot more features. http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/

[2005-03-20 08:30:07 ] The Open CD/Freeware list - xrobevansx
I have been here basically since you started. GREAT JOB! One request: TheOpenCD www.theopencd.org Also, here is a list of freeware you may be interested in (some links may be dead...it's a somewhat dated list): 3D Graphics: Anim8or - www.anim8or.com/ Blender - www.blender3d.org/ gmax - www.discreet.com/products/gmax/ Maya Personal Learning Ed. - www.alias.com/eng/products-services...ple/index.shtml Now3D - digilander.libero.it/giulios/Eng/homepage.htm SOFTIMAGE|XSI EXP - www.softimage.com/products/exp/v3/ Anti-Virus: AntiVir - www.free-av.com/ Avast - www.avast.com/i_idt_1018.html AVG - www.grisoft.com/ Anti Spyware: Ad-aware - www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/ Diet K - www.dietk.com/ SpyBot Search & Destroy - spybot.safer-networking.de/ SpywareBlaster - www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html SpywareGuard - www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareguard.html IRC Clients: BersIRC - www.bersirc.com/ BitchX - bitchx.org/download.php HydraIRC - www.hydrairc.com/ TinyIRC - www.tinyirc.net/ XChat - www.xchat.org/ Audio Players: 1by1 - www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/~pesch Foobar 2000 - www.foobar2000.org/ iTunes - www.apple.com/itunes/ Jet Audio Basic - www.jetaudio.com/ Musik - musik.berlios.de/ QCD Player - www.quinnware.com/

[2005-03-28 12:28:30 ] Suggestion for addition - dick_pfister
I'm a huge fan of Exact Audio Copy -- EAC. Been using it for years. http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/ I'm quite sure it qualifies as "free" and "clean." I don't think it's dirty, smutty, or prone to premarital fornication and I can assure you: no sodomy.

[2005-04-02 14:56:15 ] im - bigposerhead
hello from google. http://hello.com/ nice little im program that ties into picasa2.

[2005-04-08 08:16:28 ] .nugthat - jonathan.gabbai
This is a useful, free utility and appears to be free of ad and mal ware - www.nugthat.com

[2005-04-08 14:45:01 ] ftp - jtgrimes
SmartFTP (smartftp.com) seems like a nice, clean FTP program.

[2005-04-19 14:54:33 ] Whats-New - aprilguest
Look at this tiny program, may be you'll find it useful: http://www.eolsoft.com/freeware/registry_jumper/. This free program intended for quick access to Windows registry keys by navigating Regedit and it's size is only 36 KB in archive.

[2005-04-22 09:28:33 ] PrimoPDF - lamchopz1
PrimoPDF http://www.primopdf.com is an ad-free and free od charge PDF converter. It's an option worth considering.

[2005-04-22 09:32:50 ] WellGet 1.25 Beta - lamchopz1
An excellent download manager, which is integrated into Microsoft Internet Explorer. Still in beta, but very effective. Nice interface (similar to Flashget). Only support IE.

[2005-05-18 08:53:47 ] DotNetNuke - blademonkey
This is from their FAQ. "What Is DotNetNuke? DotNetNuke is an open-source content management system ideal for creating and depolying projects such as commercial websites, corporate intranets and extranets, and online publishing portals. It is also a project with a vision: to evolve its software through human participation and the sharing of knowledge. DotNetNuke is provided as open-source software, licensed under a BSD-style agreement. In general, this license grants the general public permission to obtain the software free-of-charge. It also allows individuals to do whatever they wish with the application framework, both commercially and non-commercially, with the simple requirement of giving credit back to the DotNetNuke project community. DotNetNuke is built on a Microsoft ASP.NET (VB.NET) platform, and is easily installed and hosted. With a growing community of over 125,000 users, and a dedicated base of programming professionals, support for DotNetNuke is always close at hand. DotNetNuke is the Web of the Future. ". http://dotnetnuke.com

[2005-05-24 20:56:13 ] startup and defrag utilities - kaiobrien
I suggest these programs be added to cleansoftware: Fast, effective and free defrag programs DIRMS and Buzzsaw. http://www.dirms.com/ A startup manager called Startup Control Panel by Mike Lin. http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml This last one is useful if you've got too many processes at startup slowing down your computer. You can look up the executable files listed on google (you will probably hit liuutilities.com) which will tell you whether the program is necessary or harmful.

[2005-06-27 17:21:23 ] File Recovery - sns808
I was wondering if you could find free software related to file recovery. The ones I found have limitations to the size of the recovery. Thanks

[2005-07-01 08:37:32 ] QuickTime Alternative - tobias382
http://www.codecguide.com/about_qt.htm

[2005-07-01 08:40:45 ] Audacity - tobias382
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

[2005-07-01 08:42:13 ] Skype/Gizmo - tobias382
http://www.skype.com/ http://www.gizmoproject.com/

[2005-07-18 22:36:26 ] Snap Backup - millennium
A free and clean personal file backup utility: http://www.snapbackup.com It's available in English, German, and Italian, and we're looking for more volunteers to translate into other languages. - Dem

[2005-08-06 06:24:50 ] Recommended change to NIST Time - pauladams
CleanSoftware.org Location: Utility - Misc. Application Name: NetTime Site: nettime.sourceforge.net License: BSD Version: 2.0.7.174 Like "NIST Time" this application synchronizes your system clock to "official" US time. It can be installed as a service or as an application in the "notification area". The application lists servers based on physical location and will also check the latency to get the best response time to your location. Multiple time servers can be configured to provide some fail over.

[2005-08-10 08:48:59 ] Video Editing/FX - fabien+cleansoftware
There is a (apparently) good video editing software for Windows (GPL): http://www.jahshaka.org/

[2005-08-26 04:05:25 ] Great site! - brakafraka
A friend of mine recommended this site and I'm glad. Thanks!

[2005-08-29 07:54:57 ] Blademonkey - blademonkey
The following programs use Skype (free online voice over IP). p Instacoll (http://www.instacoll.com/) br Online Collaboration tool br br Vskype (www.vskype.com) br Video Conferencing through Skype br br enjoy!

[2005-09-11 01:29:23 ] UTILITIES - Notetab - elimelek
For the Utilities/Text Editors section, I recommend NoteTab. I have been using this for years. View http://www.NoteTab.com for descriptions and download. This software has won awards from PC Magazine, PC World, Ziff Davis Shareware, and others. Thanks for the great site.

[2005-09-15 03:26:18 ] Clean & tiny BitTorrent client, Torrent - vurlix
Torrent is a clean, full-featured, self-contained, no-install, freeware, ad-free bittorrent client built for efficiency (cpu, size, memory) and weighs less than 75 KB and works on all versions of Windows.

[2005-09-15 13:28:13 ] XMPLAY is better than winamp. - freeasabird_the_real_one
I suggest you take a look at xmplay (do a google search) because I can't believe haven't listed it yet. It's better than any media player in my opinion also much better then real player AND winamp(which was bought out by AOL, YUCK!!!).

[2005-09-22 00:33:43 ] Opera is now FREE! - TOZTWO
Free from Ads and free as in beer. (http://www.opera.com/)

[2005-09-28 07:23:19 ] Another Antivirus program. - my_ork
http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en--BitDefender-8-Free-Edition.html Above is a link to another Free antivirus, Seems to be as effective as others, recently is was featured in a study as having Good symantic scanning ability without updated defs. see the article on PCMAG's website:: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1850851,00.asp

[2005-09-30 09:06:32 ] MESnewsreader - robert.stenkvist
Have you look at MESnewreader? it's very good! http://www.mesnews.net/index-gb.php

[2005-10-07 16:29:40 ] WinMX is down for a while. - s1024157
Rumors abound on the 'Net as to why, but it remains a fact, WinMX's site and software are offline. DRAT!

[2005-10-10 08:02:52 ] Freeware text and HTML editors I use - angussf
Text Editors: metapad: "metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features. It was designed to completely replace Notepad since it includes all of Notepad's features and much, much more." http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/ context programmer's editor: "ConTEXT is a small, fast and powerful freeware text editor, developed mainly to serve as secondary tool for software developers. After years and years searching for suitable Windows text editor, I haven't found any of them to completely satisfy my needs, so I wrote my own." http://www.context.cx/ You need a section on HTML editors and web-development tools, I have lots of suggestions if you add such a section. For an HTML editor, I use Arachnophilia (v4, v5 is written in java and is cross-platform but I am so used to v4 I haven't upgraded) and have tried nVu and HTML-kit.

[2005-10-10 08:03:05 ] Freeware text and HTML editors I use - angussf
Text Editors: metapad: "metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features. It was designed to completely replace Notepad since it includes all of Notepad's features and much, much more." http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/ context programmer's editor: "ConTEXT is a small, fast and powerful freeware text editor, developed mainly to serve as secondary tool for software developers. After years and years searching for suitable Windows text editor, I haven't found any of them to completely satisfy my needs, so I wrote my own." http://www.context.cx/ You need a section on HTML editors and web-development tools, I have lots of suggestions if you add such a section. For an HTML editor, I use Arachnophilia (v4, v5 is written in java and is cross-platform but I am so used to v4 I haven't upgraded) and have tried nVu and HTML-kit.

[2006-01-04 00:59:47 ] OpenSebJ - Open Source Realtime Audio Sample Mixing - sebastiangray
OpenSebJ is a free real time audio sample mixer that runs on Microsoft Windows operating systems. The source code for OpenSebJ is released under the GNU General Public License. Some of OpenSebJ's features include: * Supports loading of 255 Audio samples (wave format), which can be played in real time * Sample properties such as, Volume, Pan and Frequency can be adjusted individually for each sample (even during mid play) * A composition tool is provided, presented in a familiar multi-track sequencer environment. Looping compositions are also supported. * Samples can be linked to keys on the keyboard and trigged in real time when a key press occurs * Each sample can also have the play cursor position adjusted while the sample is playing, to provide a virtual needle to be moved * Stream to disk recording, allows all audio played from OpenSebJ to be saved http://www.evolvingsoftware.com/opensebj.html

[2006-03-21 07:44:15 ] Quick Key - nathanaeljones
Quick Key is a really neat utility that lets you type the other 65,000 characters that won't fit on your keyboard. Character Map does sort of the same thing, but it takes a lot longer due the steps involved. You only have to click once to send a character from Quick Key. Alternatives to Quick Key are keyboard layouts (Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator), Alt codes, and Character Map. Quick Key is free, and is licensed under the GPL. http://quickkeydotnet.sourceforge.net/

[2007-03-05 20:44:31 ] pspad - jimmie
Better than Notepad++, rivals UltraEdit in features and stability: http://www.pspad.com/en/

[2007-04-26 03:31:52 ] File Synchronization - rpislacker
Synching files between drives for backup purposes is important, so I've been using Allway Sync. It's a handy utility that has never crashed on me and has synch'ed gigs of data.

[2007-05-15 16:56:37 ] Audio Media Conversion - rpislacker
Recently started using Switch (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/plus.html) for media conversion. It's been working great for me.

[2007-07-29 11:25:56 ] International? - mickn
Cleansoftware is a very interesting project. What do you think about making it international, translating it to other languages? If you (or anybody else who has a similiar project) think my translation to Serbian and Polish can help please contact me through my website a href="http://www.softlakecity.com" www.softlakecity.com /a

[2007-09-26 06:49:35 ] You should add TrueCrypt - thebyteguru
Congratulations on a great site. May I suggest that you add TrueCrypt to your list. This is an absolutely fantastic piece of software that I use regularly for protecting my data on my laptop and USB keys in case of loss, theft, or unauthorised access. www.truecrypt.org

[2008-04-22 02:20:53 ] wavosaur - kryos1
Wavosaur is an audio file editor with excellent features. Whereas the very good Audacity is more of a multitrack recording platform with decent editing features, Wavosaur is mroe specialized in editing, and thus has a better featureset for such operations - including loop editing and processing, which Audacity has always been missing. Native VST support, too. Windows 2000, XP, Vista http://www.wavosaur.com/ Just a note: iTunes is on your list, but it is far from "clean", and it is much more intrusive than the other software on your list. More of a resource hog too, among other things. It may be good, but it doesn't really fit this list.

[2008-06-19 13:54:25 ] DynDNS Updater - jtyrrell
DynDNS Updater: http://www.dyndns.com/support/clients/windows.html Free, lightweight client that periodically changes DNS records to resolve to your dynamic IP address. No nasties at all, I'm the developer, I know :)

[2008-06-23 22:57:18 ] Open Source CD burning tool - adrong
called InfraRecorder. I have my parents using it, so it's fairly (multi-session disks still problematic) user friendly. http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/?page_id=5

[2009-06-21 02:06:34 ] Comodo firewall - bhchrist001
I'd like to suggest Comodo for a powerful free firewall (and antivirus) program. Also i'd like to mention that ZoneAlarm has a known issue with Firefox, you can read here for more: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=470849#c5 Thanks for the great site!

[2010-07-11 02:11:14 ] Action(s): Automation for Windows and Mac - garbage
Action(s) ( http://app.jbbres.com/actions ) : A pretty good freeware for automating tasks easily on a computer. No need of writing scripts or knowing a programming language as it is all by drag and drop. Thanks for the site.


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