Freeware Utilities

Internet Freeware Utilities

Add tabs to Internet Explorer browser

Maxthon Internet Browser software is a powerful tabbed browser with a highly customizable interface. It is based on the Internet Explorer browser engine (your most likely current web browser) which means that what works in the IE browser will work the same in Maxthon tabbed browser but with many additional efficient features like...
Tabbed Browsing Interface
Mouse Gestures
Super Drag&Drop
Privacy Protection
AD Hunter
RSS Reader
IE Extensions Support
External Utility Bar
And Much More to Explore...
Add tabs to Internet Explorer browser: Maxthon Internet Browser

Backup outlook express email

Outlook Express Freebie Backup has been taken offline. I am making changes to the program and will reintroduce it at a later date. Meanwhile, Outlook Express Quick Backup will remain online. The intent of the program remains the same, to be able to backup a system's Outlook Express files and settings in case of some unfortunate accident. It is not a program for transferring OE from computer to computer unless you wish to do a bit of editing, which can easily be done if you are savvy enough. If you just need to be able to transfer the DBX files to another computer, it of course will back them up so you can IMPORT then into the second system.
Backup outlook express email: OEBackup

Backup mozilla (firefox/thunderbird) browser profile

MozBackup is a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite and Netscape profiles. It allows you to backup and restore bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, extensions, cache etc. It's easy way to do Firefox backup, Thunderbird backup...
Backup mozilla (firefox/thunderbird) browser profile: MozBackup

Blog from the desktop

Main Features:
Post and Publish on most blogs/cms tools and services
Edit Posts and Templates
Save Posts locally for further publishing Import Text files
Add links and images
Format text font and alignment
Multiple accounts and blogs
Post preview
Colorized HTML code
and much more... No Spyware! No Nag Screens!
Blog from the desktop: w.bloggar

Browse the web (small footprint browser)

The Off By One Web Browser may be the world's smallest and fastest web browser with full HTML 3.2 support. It is a completely self-contained, stand-alone 1.2 MB application with no dependencies on any other browser or browser component. For Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP.
Browse the web (small footprint browser): Off By One Web Browser

Clean browser cache/temporary files

CleanCache 3.0 is a free (for 1 - 2 systems), very powerful Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla, Netscape, Firefox and Windows 2000/XP cleaner. CleanCache 3.0 requires.NET Framework 1.1 CleanCache 3.0 will clean:
Temporary Internet Files and index.dat
Internet Explorer History and index.dat
Internet Explorer Cookies (with selective save) and index.dat
Typed URLs (with selective save)
and more...
Clean browser cache/temporary files: CleanCache

Create a single page html of all intenet explorer favorites

FavoritesView displays the list of all your Favorties (of Internet Explorer browser) and bookmarks (of Netscape/Mozilla browsers) in a single page. Each line in the list specifies the title of the item, the URL address, the created/modified date of the bookmark item, and the folder name. You select one or more of these bookmarks, and then copy them to the clipboard, delete them (Only for Internet Explorer Favorites), export them to tab-delimited text file, HTML file, or XML file. FavoritesView also allows you to locate duplicate URL addresses in your Favorites/Bookmarks or find specific item by specifying the URL or the title.
Create a single page html of all intenet explorer favorites: FavoritesView

Create/edit html files/website

Nvu - The Complete Web Authoring System for Linux, Macintosh and Windows.
Create/edit html files/website: Nvu

Download a file via a torrent/p2p site

Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.
Download a file via a torrent/p2p site: µTorrent

Download an entire website

It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site's relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the "mirrored" website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.
Download an entire website: HTTrack

Download manager for internet downloads

FlashGet is specifically designed to address two of the biggest problems when downloading files: Speed and management of downloaded files. If you've ever waited forever for your files to download from a slow connection, or been cut off mid-way through a download - or just can't keep track of your ever-growing downloads.
Download manager for internet downloads: FlashGet

Download Manager knows what you want to do -- almost before you do!
Download manager for internet downloads: Free Download Manager

LeechGet - The ultimate download utility. LeechGet is a download manager that uses a very nice, modern, Microsoft Outlook-like user interface and seamlessly integrates into Internet Explorer, allowing you to easily start and manage your downloads. In addition, LeechGet provides many features, such a automatic downloading, resume of broken downloads, a download timer, automatic hang-up and shutdown and more. A built-in web parser lets you download complete website with all images and scripts in no time. LeechGet also provides a history of your downloaded files, sorted by day, week and month. Additional features include a file drop icon, a speed monitor and much more.
Download manager for internet downloads: LeechGet

Encrypt email messages

ClipSecure is a simple, secure text encryption utility that uses the Windows clipboard, and therefore can be used with any text-based program like email clients, word processors etc. It uses the AES (Rijndael), Blowfish, Cast256, Mars, RC6, Serpent and Twofish encryption standard to provide maximum security! You can encrypt and decrypt text using a keyboard hotkey, or manually from the tray icon. The program encrypts and decrypts fully automatic, there is no need to highlight the text first or to copy it to the clipboard. Extremely simple to use, yet highly secure!
Encrypt email messages: ClipSecure

Ftp multiple sites simultaeously

BlazeFtp is a multiple-session and cache-enabled ftp client with offline searching capability. It's slim, easy to use and powerful. You can learn to use it in several minutes. BlazeFtp also has many special features making esp. convenient to be used by webmasters.
Ftp multiple sites simultaeously: BlazeFtp

Ftp files securely

WinSCP is an open source SFTP client for Windows. Its main function is the secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file manager functionality. It uses Secure Shell (SSH) and supports, in addition to Secure FTP, also legacy SCP protocol. [More] WinSCP is also available as a plugin to two file managers, FAR and Servant Salamander.
Ftp files securely: WinSCP

Log into an internet-connected computer from another

LogMeIn Pro is an easy-to-use, fast remote control program that works well across slow connections.
Log into an internet-connected computer from another: LogMeIn

Manage/resume file downloads

Free Download Manager (FDM) is a full-featured download accelerator and manager. It is absolutely free! Using this software product you can easily download a list of files and whole web sites from any remote server via HTTP, HTTPS and FTP. With FDM the downloading process will be as easy as never before!
Manage/resume file downloads: Free Download Manager

Monitor bandwidth usage

The modem bandwidth usage monitor utility. For user who always online internet and would like to keep track of online usage. Comes with a nice GUI and bandwidth graph monitor. AntiIdle, trayicon, easy to copy client IP to clipboard, play WAV sounds when connected and disconnected. Tiny one standalone execute file. RAS Monitor supports Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP.
Monitor bandwidth usage: RAS Monitor

Read my RSS feeds

Download, View, and Organize any type of media
Subscribe to any RSS channel
Integrated FireAnt Channel Directory
Integrated Media Search
Supports HTTP downloads, BitTorrent, and Streaming
Sync to portable devices.
Read my RSS feeds: FireAnt

RSS/Atom aggregator (also known as an RSS Reader) for your desktop written with the.NET Framework.
Read my RSS feeds: RSS Bandit

RssReader - free RSS reader is able to display any RSS and Atom news feed (XML). Internet syndication and aggregation software. Running under Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista. RssReader: more than 2,100,000+ downloads!
Read my RSS feeds: RssReader

RSS Xpress is a freeware (which will remain free!) created by Bull allowing to read RSS feeds versions 0.90, 0.91, 0.92, 1.0, 2.0.1 and atom 0.3, 1.0. The application includes the essential functionalities for using RSS feeds and even more:
A very easy interface but complete
Possibility to organise your feeds in folders
New messages are saved locally so that you can browse them offline
You are informed about new messages by a popup windows and a sound
Possibility to import and export feeds in the OPML format
A search engine to find easily old messages in your feeds
Support proxies (protected with a username and password) And even more!
Read my RSS feeds: RSS Xpress

SharpReader is an RSS/Atom Aggregator for Windows. Main features:
Handles all RSS versions, ATOM 0.3 and 1.0, modules like dublin core, content:encoding, xhtml:body, etc.
Advanced threading support allowing you to view connected items together in a threaded fashion. SharpReader detects and shows connections between items if they have same link, if one item links to another, if two items both link to the same external webpage, or if an item has comments (for feeds supporting the <wfw:commentrss> standard).
Group subscribed feeds into custom categories.
Feed settings like refresh-rate and purge timeout can be set per feed or per category. Category-wide settings apply to all feeds in that category that are still set to "Default" for the setting in question.
And more...
Read my RSS feeds: SharpReader

Read Yahoo! email using thunderbird/outlook/POP3

YPOPs! is an application that provides POP3 access to Yahoo! Mail. It is available o-n the Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac platforms. Yahoo! Mail disabled free access to its POP3 service o-n 24th April, 2002. This application emulates a POP3 server and enables popular email clients like Outlook, Netscape, Eudora, Mozilla, etc., to download email from Yahoo! accounts. We do not go against the license agreements of Yahoo! Mail. This application is completely legitimate and well within the realms of legal software.
Read Yahoo! email using thunderbird/outlook/POP3: YPOPs!

Remove all html tags from a file to make a into text file

HTMLAsText utility converts HTML documents to simple text files, by removing all HTML tags and formatting the text according to your preferences.
Remove all html tags from a file to make a into text file: HTMLAsText

Remove dead (404) bookmarks

AM-DeadLink detects dead links and duplicates in your Browser Bookmarks. If a Bookmark has become unavailable you can verify it in the internal preview and delete it from your Browser. Additionally you can download FavIcons for all your Favorites and Bookmarks. AM-Deadlink works with Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla and Firefox.
Remove dead (404) bookmarks: AM-DeadLink

Run x-windows server

Almost every operating system has an X Window Server so why not have one on Microsoft Windows?
Run x-windows server: Xming

Safely browse the web

Try Avant Browser, the top rated multi-window browser in Internet, which adds a batch of features and functionalities to Internet Explorer. Avant Browser is the fastest web browser on Earth. Its user-friendly interface brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience, and frequent upgrades have steadily improved its reliability. Now, Avant Browser is available in 41 languages.
Safely browse the web: Avant Browser

Search the web from the browser

Take the power of Google with you anywhere on the Web.
Search the web from the browser: Google Toolbar

Yahoo! Toolbar lets you:
Protect your PC from spyware and other threats with Norton security
Use tabs to navigate to your open web pages
Search the Web from anywhere online
Check your Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger and more.
Search the web from the browser: Yahoo! Toolbar

Tune-up firefox browser

Tunes and optimizes your Firefox browser. Freeware!
Tune-up firefox browser: FireTune for Mozilla Firefox v1.x

Use a text editor to view-source in Internet Explorer

Are you frustrated at Internet Explorer's insistence on using Notepad when you click View Source? This little application let's you use any text editor instead of Notepad. All you need to do it choose the program and you're set.
Use a text editor to view-source in Internet Explorer: View Source Editor

View Outlook Express message database files (*.idx, *.mbx, *.dbx)

Viewer for standalone files containing Microsoft Outlook Express 4,5 and 6 message database (*.idx, *.mbx, *.dbx) and standalone EML files. It displays list of contained messages and their header. Message can be viewed in detailed view including attachments (save ability) and HTML preview and printing. Messages can be saved to *.eml files.
View Outlook Express message database files (*.idx, *.mbx, *.dbx): OE Viewer