Freeware Utilities

Business, Office, Access, Excel, Word Freeware Utilities

Add lots of commonly used functions into Excel

ASAP Utilities is a powerful Excel add-in that fills the gaps in Excel and automates frequently used tasks. Since 1999 it has grown to become probably one of the world's most popular free add-ins for MS Excel.
A must in every office.
In my humble opinion I believe this excel utility is a must in every office. I use it myself on a daily basis, and it saves me an incredible amount of time. At this moment there are about 100.000 satisfied users in over 100 different countries!
Add lots of commonly used functions into Excel: ASAP Utilities

Capture the screen

Want to create a screenshot suitable for saving or printing? Then just hit a key on your keyboard. There are several hotkey combos to choose from (PrintScreen is the default). Once you've chosen your favorite combo, head to the Destination tab and have the screen print out instantly, copy the capture to the clipboard, save it to a specific folder, or even send it through e-mail. You can perform full screen captures, or only capture a specific window. There are also six different image formats to choose from, and each one can be resized. With all the customization capabilities, what more could you ask for?
Capture the screen: Gadwin PrintScreen

ScreenGrab is a simple, yet effective screen capture utility for Windows. When running, ScreenGrab responds to preset hotkey combinations, making it easy to make screen captures without having to click on buttons or use the mouse.
Capture the screen: ScreenGrab

Screenshot Captor is a program for taking screenshots on your computer. It's different from other screenshot utilis in several notable ways:
Optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention.
Smart autonaming of files, and ability to embed textual comments in files.
Good multi-monitor support.
Highly configurable to make it work the way you want it to; stays out of your way in the system tray.
Lots of capture modes: Multimon (multiple monitors), Desktop, Active Window, Region, Windows Object. Each mode has a hotkey for quick access.
Capture the screen: Screenshot Captor

MWSnap is a small yet powerful Windows program for snapping (capturing) images from selected parts of the screen. Current version is capable of capturing the whole desktop, a highlighted window, an active menu, a control, or a fixed or free rectangular part of the screen. MWSnap handles 5 most popular graphics formats and contains several graphical tools: a zoom, a ruler, a color picker and a window spy. It can be also used as a fast picture viewer or converter. MWSnap does not require installation and does not need any special dlls, drivers or system files which can mess up your system.
Capture the screen: MWSnap

Change the date/time on multiple files

Utility to alter the time and date of one or more selected files or folders. There's several such utilities available, but we've found most of them to be too large, too complex or too expensive. SetFileDate is small, easy to use, and completely free. New in version 2.0: Change the time stamp of both files and folders.
Change the date/time on multiple files: SetFileDate

Convert a document into a different format

OmniFormat is a free document conversion utility which allows dynamic conversion and image manipulation of over 75 file formats including HTML, DOC, XLS, WPD, PDF, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, PCX, PPT, PS, TXT, Photo CD, FAX and MPEG. For a full list of supported formats please see our FAQ page. OmniFormat includes HTML2PDF995, a utility for rapid, quality conversion of HTML to PDF and other formats. HTML2PDF995 may be called from other applications or run from the command line to quietly convert HTML to PDF. OmniFormat supports Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
Convert a document into a different format: Omniformat

Convert a document into pdf

Create professional quality PDF files from almost any printable document. FREE for personal and commercial use! No watermarks! No popup Web advertisements! Now supports 64-bit Windows.
Convert a document into pdf: CutePDF Writer

Free PDF Creator - PrimoPDF. Convert to PDF from any application by simply 'printing' to the PrimoPDFR printer - it couldn't be easier! Within minutes, you can create high-quality PDFs by converting from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and virtually any other printable file type. Double byte character support, enhanced support for Microsoft Windows 98, ME, and NT, PDF viewing support for non-Windows environments, and full support for 64-bit machines (download separate installer here). Secure PDFs with 40-/128-bit encryption, allowing the highest level of security for your PDF files. Settings include password to open, password to change, disable printing, disable text/graphics copying, disable commenting, disable text editing, disable page addition.
Convert a document into pdf: PrimoPDF

Create a small database

TreePad Lite (freeware) and TreePad Asia (freeware) are a very intuitive, small yet powerful personal database programs, only 465 Kb in size. They allow you to store all your notes, emails, texts, hyperlinks, etc. into one or multiple databases. With the look and feel of the familiar Windows explorer, editing, storing, browsing, searching and retrieving your data can not be easier!
While TreePad Asia supports non-western/Asian fonts through the Windows IME system, TreePad Lite for is made for Western users. Both TreePad versions run on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP.
Create a small database: TreePad Lite

Create pdf file

The pdf995 suite of products - Pdf995, PdfEdit995, and Signature995 - is a complete solution for your document publishing needs. It provides ease of use, flexibility in format, and industry-standard security- and all at no cost to you. Pdf995 makes it easy and affordable to create professional-quality documents in the popular PDF file format. Its easy-to-use interface helps you to create PDF files by simply selecting the "print" command from any application, creating documents which can be viewed on any computer with a PDF viewer.
Create pdf file: Pdf995

PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.
Create pdf file: PDFCreator

PDF reDirect - The full-featured freeware alternative to PDF995 and CutePDF.
Create pdf file: PDF reDirect

Create/edit css lists

CSS Tab Designer is a unique and easy to use software to help you design css-based lists and tabs visually and without any programming knowledge required! With the CSS Tab Designer, you can:
Quickly design your list visually.
Choose from a variety of styles/colors (60+ different designs/colors supported).
Generate strict xhtml compliant code.
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Create/edit html color codes

Color Coder is a small SmileWare program (every time you use it, you have to smile for the rest of the day). It lets you specify colors for all the standard elements in an HTML document. It also allows you to specify a background image to be used, and various browser-specific <body> tags.
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Create/edit html file, website

Create Dazzling Websites With Absolute Control. Five years and 3,000,000+ downloads since the first release, Evrsoft brings you First Page 2006, the highly anticipated HTML editing software. Evrsoft First Page 2006 gives you unsurpassed freedom to create and edit web documents with absolute code control.
The latest version includes hundreds of new features and bug fixes. First Page 2006 now includes full support for HTML, XHTML, PHP, ASP, Cold Fusion, Javascript, CSS, SSI and Perl.
FirstPage 2006 is designed for professional web development. Create, Edit and deploy websites with absolute ease and precision. The integrated tools empower web developers to develop standards-based web documents, quickly and easily.
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Alleycode is a fast, sleek and highly productive award winning HTML editor with unique features. If you are new to HTML, Alleycode's great tutorial will walk you through your first coding steps... If you are an established coder you will find a refreshing, non-bloated infrastructure with fast and accurate delivery. Beyond HTML, Alleycode's wizardry focuses on PHP and CSS interaction for professional and easy management of your projects.
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HTML Kit is a standards-compliant full-featured free editor for HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS and other common languages. Over 400 plugins are also available for it, including HTML Tidy for creating clean HTML/XHTML pages. 95% thumbs up on User Opinions. 4+ million overall downloads (1.8+ million through CNET/ZDNet).
Create/edit html file: HTML-Kit

Open PDF files faster

An exclusive small and fast PDF Reader of the same! Foxit Reader 2.0 is a free PDF document viewer and printer, with incredible small size (only 1.5 M download size), breezing-fast launch speed and amazingly rich feature set. Foxit Reader 2.0 supports Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.6. This new version introduces many exciting features, including multi-language UI, dynamic downloading of add-ons, form filler, better look and feel and much more.
Open PDF files faster

Password protect a text file

Steganos LockNote will change the way you work with confidential notes. Application and document in one: the mechanism to encrypt and decrypt a note is part of it. Secure, simple, independent. No installation required. Just double-click a LockNote and enter your password to access your text files as usual. Simply drag and drop existing text files on a LockNote window: they will be encrypted automatically.
Password protect a text file: Steganos LockNote

Show all the fonts installed

With FontList, you can create a HTML file that will show all the fonts installed on your computer. With your browser, you can pick the right font in no time. Using FontList, you can change the predefined sample text, exclude seldom used fonts from the list and change the path for the HTML file. In your browser, you can change the style of a font and zoom in on a font. You can also view the character map of a font. And, for some, maybe the most important feature, you can create a print out of all your fonts.
Show all the fonts installed: FontList