Freeware Utilities

Information, Fun, Misc Freeware Utilities

Convert units of measures

Unit Converter is a freeware tool that can take care of all your unit conversions even when offline. It has an easy-to-use interface and contains most of the units commonly encountered while solving engineering problems. With more than 650 units, you are likely to find the units you are looking for. Other features include the ability to add user-defined conversions. Everything is built into a single executable file so no uninstaller is necessary. Its small file size makes it easy to distribute among friends and co-workers.
Convert units of measures: Quad-Lock Unit Converter

Convert is an easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions!
Convert units of measures: Convert

Find word meanings and synonyms

WordWeb is a free cut-down version of the WordWeb Pro software. It includes a comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary, and can be used to look up words from within most programs.
Find word meanings and synonyms: WordWeb

Learn the Periodic Table information

Periodic Library is an interactive Periodic Table of the elements. But it is more than simply a computerized version of the standard Periodic Table. It takes full advantage of your computer's capabilities to give you an in-depth look at the elements that make up our earth, the solar system, the galaxy... well, let's just say everything.
Learn the Periodic Table information: Periodic Library

Application containing all the elements of the Periodic Table along with images of the elements in their natural state, as well as lots of other information and interactive displays.
Learn the Periodic Table information: Periodic Table

Learn typing

MaxType LITE Typing Tutor is a free typing tutor for Windows. This program allows you not only to test and practice your typing skills with any *.txt file, but to print out your test diplomas (statistical data will give you the information about 20 (!) parameters of your typing) and even replay the mtr-record file of your own typing. Built-in Extreme Typing mode allows you to compete in speed of typing against any mtr-record file from your collection.
Learn typing: MaxType LITE Typing Tutor from AskMeSoft

Learn world geography

Seterra is a challenging geography program with 70 different exercises. Learn about countries, capitals, flags and cities in Africa, Europe, South America, North America, Asia and Australia, using outline map exercises! Examples of exercises: countries in Europe; American states; American state capitals; French cities; cities in Mexico; countries in Asia, etc, etc... Seterra runs in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Swedish. Each exercise has a high score list to keep track of your progress. A colorful and addictive way to learn geography!
Learn world geography: Seterra

See 3d space simulation

Celestia is real-time 3D space simulation which lets you travel through our solar system and to over 100,000 stars in our neighborhood.
See 3d space simulation: Celestia

Solve a scientific calculation

ESBCalc is a Freeware Scientific Calculator for Windows with Infix Notation, Brackets, Scientific Functions (Trigonometric, Hyperbolic, Logarithmic - including Base 10, Base 2 & Natural - plus more), Memory, Paper Trail, Result History List and more. v5 Includes support for Prefix functions so to evaluate log (10) you can enter log 10 rather than 10 log.
Solve a scientific calculation: ESBCalc

Solve equations and plot graphs

DeadLine is a freeware designed for students and engineers. It combines graph plotting with advanced numerical Calculus, in a very intuitive approach. Most equations are supported, including algebraic equations, trigonometric equations, and exponential equations. DeadLine includes a fast engine that performs Math calculations. You can complete any task almost instantly, even on older systems.
Solve equations and plot graphs: DeadLine

Watch funny videos

Metacafe users review, filter and rate thousands of new videos each day. Top videos are quickly distributed to millions of viewers.
Watch funny videos: Metacafe

Zoom onto the Earth from space

Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.
Zoom onto the Earth from space: Google Earth

World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there. Virtually visit any place in the world. Look across the Andes, into the Grand Canyon, over the Alps, or along the African Sahara.
Zoom onto the Earth from space: World Wind by NASA