updated on 24 September 2017
- 7Zip, an open source utility for manipulating archives (7Z, Zip, Rar, etc.). ♥♥
- PeaZip, an open source file and archive manager. ♥♥
- Bandizip, works faster but no .rar.
- WPS Office, it is free and one of the best microsoft office alternatives.
- SoftMaker FreeOffice, it is good.
- KingSoft Writer Free 2013, if you deal with docx, this one is better than OpenOffice or LibreOffice.
- LibreOffice, Windows or Linux or Mac.
- Open Office, is an open source; .rtf, .odt,.docx, .xlsx, .pptx, export PDF, etc. ♥
- FocusWriter, if you need less distraction on your screen when typing. ♥
- CintaNotes, make notes couldn’t be easier
- IBM Lotus Symphony, needs no further explanation.
- AbiWord, is a good and reliable word processor.
- Foxit Reader, excellent! Now you can print Web and Microsoft Word to PDF! ♥♥♥ Now, it makes my Win7 sluggish (Nov, 2016).
- BeCy PDF Meta Edit, wow! great! ♥♥
- PDF sam, excellent freeware to extract, merge, modify your pdf file.♥♥
- Sumatra PDF, it is free and fast. ♥
- Free PDF Unlocker, remove restrictions and password from protected PDF ♥
- Portable Tomahawk PDF+ v126.96.36.199, a portable word processor and PDF maker.
- PDF Creator, an open source to create PDF from any document.
- Free PDF to Word Doc Converter, needs no comment.
- Free PDF to Word Converter v1.5, needs no comment.
- Hexonic PDF Split and Merge, needs no explanation, I guess.
AGENDA AND ADDRESS BOOK
- MiniMinder, a reminder on your desktop.
- PNotes, pinned notes for your PC.
- Diana 1.00, make to-do lists based on calendar and print them.
- SSuite Address Book Pro, portable apps, helps stay in touch with your friends.
- taskTOME, great and smart planner
MOUNT IMAGE DISC (ISO, etc.)
FAST SEARCH ON WINDOWS
- UltraSearch, a very fast file searching utility for local NTFS drives. ♥
- Quick Search, an alternative but faster Windows search.
- Free Disk Usage Analyzer, a utility to search for the largest files on Windows.
QUICK COPYING FILES
- ExtremeCopy freeware edition, copying files in a blink!
- CopyHandler, if you need to copy file fast on Windows.
- TeraCopy v2.22, for faster and more secure file copying.
- EagleGet, recommended by heaps of software reviewers! ♥♥
- Download Ninja, it is good but not as practical as EagleGet in terms of ‘alternative to IDM’
SPLITTING FILES TO UPLOAD
- WonderWebWare File Splitter v1.1, a useful tool that helps you split any file.
- WinMend File Splitter, split and merge your files.
DUAL BOOTING FIXER
- Data Recovery, a great software for recovering your data from Tokiwa.
- Glary Undelete, restore and recover your deleted files.
- 321Soft Data Recovery Express, recover your data from previous deletion.
- EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition, recover all your 1 GB data.
- Recuva, recover data from HDD, digital camera card, MP3 player, etc.
- Flash File Recovery, a powerful digital image recovery on your flash card.
- Portable Free Data Recovery Software, an easy way to recover your data.
- Photoscape, a free graphic editor.
- FastStone Image Viewer, a fast and great image viewer, converter, and editor.
- FreeSizer, resize your pictures for e-mailing or uploading.
COMPUTER MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT
- Defraggler, a useful and very fast disk defragmenting tool.♥
- CCleaner, a great disk cleanup and registry tweak tools. ♥
- Auslogics DiskDefrag, excellent. ♥
- Core Temp, a program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information. ♥
- Revo Uninstaller, only if you’ve got problems with stubborn installed software or antivirus to get rid off. ♥
- System Tweaks, excellent utility to tune your computer up!
- Glary Utilities, fix and maintain your computer performance.
- Advance SystemCare Free, protects, repairs, and maintains your PC for free.
- Argente – Registry Cleaner, an excellent freeware for registry problems.
- EasyCleaner, a good registry cleaner.
- ToolWiz Time Freeze, a freeware to protect your system deepfreeze-like.
- ToolWizCare, clean your system from unwanted files and smoothen your windows.
- Wise Automatic Shut Down, freeware – set up when your computer goes off.
- HWiNFO, gathering system information and monitoring of your PC. ♥
- Speccy, getting information about your computer. ♥
- Everest Home Edition, collecting system information of your computer.
- Driver Magician, a freeware to back up your hardware drivers. ♥
- DriverBackup!, a utility to back up your drivers.
- EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition, make partitions on your hard drive.
- Mini Tool Partition Wizard Home Edition, It’s what you need for partitioning your hard drive.
- Format Factory, a multifunctional media converter. ♥
- EXPStudio Audio Editor, a tool to edit audio wave. ♥
- Free Video Converter, you’ve got to try this one!
- Any Video Converter Professional (free trial). It is the best! ♥
- Media Player Classic – Home Cinema, great media player for free! ♥
- Winamp 2.95, a lightweight music player. ♥
- Winamp Lite 5.65, a lightweight music player. ♥
- Billy, a super lightweight MP3 player.
- foobar2000, light and full of features.
- GOM Player, play any media file (AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, WMV, SWF etc.).
- VLC Player, the best audio video player and it is an open source.
- K-Lite Codec Pack, an excellent alternative to WMP.
- Stand Alone Flash Player, play your .swf file and .flv file for free!
- QZecter – Flash Player 1.2, play your flash games with this free yet light app.
- GOM Player
- Avast, one of the best antivirus on the planet. ♥
- AdwCleaner, cleans your PC from adware and hijacker ♥
- Malwarebytes, get malware off from your computer ♥
- Avira, one bestest free antivirus [note: watch out for false detection! It sometimes “eats” your OS]
- Smadav, Indonesian antivirus.
- SpywareBlaster, a free protection against all spyware and unwanted software.
- No Autorun, a perfect solution for USB autorun.inf malware threat!
- Autorun Eater, protects your PC from autorun.inf.
- AppAdmin 188.8.131.52, a great application blocker for your computer.
- BufferZone Pro, a must install software on your computer!
- Returnil, an alternative to DeepFreeze; restart your PC, all back as it was.
- BuduLock 1.1.1, lock your folder or USB port with this freeware.
- ATSoft BlueLock, lock your computer when you leave it.
- UKey, lock and unlock your computer for security.
- WinMend Folder Hidden, hide your folders and files.
- Autorun Settings
- Yadabyte Password v1.0 portable, a good password manager.
- Passweerd v1.09b, a portable password manager.
- KeePass password manager, it’s free and portable!
- CD Burner XP ♥♥ (compatible to Win 7)
- AnyBurn ♥
- Portable cdrtfe v1.4, a freeware for CD/DVD/ISO burning.
- Infrarecorder, quick, simple, and portable version is also available.
- WinArchiver Virtual Drive, you cannot ask for more, I guess.
- Virtual CloneDrive, as easy as it gets.
CREATING WIN BOOTABLE USB
- Rufus ♥♥ (If you do not have Win DVD, download Windows ISO from Microsoft first before you can create bootable USB using Rufus)
- Gimp, free and excellent! An alternative to Photoshop.
- Inkscape, a freeware for drawing; an alternative to Corel Draw.
- Contante, track your expenses in a very easy way. ♥
- Budget Tracker, track your expenses.
- GnuCash, an open source for small-business financial-accounting.
DICTIONARY AND GLOSSARY
- Kamus, an Indonesian-English vice-versa dictionary.
- Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, free download, enough said.
- Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia StarDict version.
- Glosarium, a glossary for English-Bahasa terms.
- Sage Dictionary, a great English dictionary, portable version is available also. ♥
- WordNet, an English dictionary from Princeton University.
- Sample Size Calculator for your research.
- Slovin’s Sample Formula Calculator (Yamane Formula, actually)
- Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient calculator, a freeware.
- GNU PSPP, an alternative for SPSS.
- Lisrel Student Edition, a shareware, but I cannot leave this behind.
- Statcato, a free basic statistics software.
- Cytoscape; bioinformatics, social network analysis, etc.
- MacAnova, a free, open source, interactive statistical analysis program.
- PAST, a freeware for statistics and its portable.
- Gretl, a freeware for econometrics, regression, and time series.
- Draco 1.4, an open-source for econometric computation.
- JMulTi, a freeware for certain econometric procedures in time series analysis.
- R, a freeware for statistical computing and graphics.
- EasyReg International, a freeware for regression analysis; a stand-alone setup.
- WinIDAMS Statistical Software, a freeware for statistics from Unesco.
- GGobi, a freeware for data plotting and visualization.
For MDS software, go here.
CONCEPT BUILDING AND MIND MAPPING
- FreeMind, it is what you need to organize your ideas.
- Dia portable, an app for your diagram.
- Edraw Mindmap, it’s free and great! ♥
- Freeplane, mind mapping couldn’t be easier.
- XMind freeware version is OK.
- BookDB2, you need this for your library.
- Book Tracker, a software for your book collection.
- BookTOME, personal book collection manager
- Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar, excellent add-on for your Mozilla.
- Converber, a unit converter. ♥
- WinMend Auto Shutdown, a utility to set up the time your computer off.
- Free Screen Capturer, a great utility to capture picture on your PC screen.
- Calc3D, a useful calculator for university student.
- XL ACalc v1.0, an excellent scientific calculator.
- Teachers Report Assistance, an excellent utility for teachers! ♥
- Mp3tag, manipulate mp3 properties becomes so easy! ♥
USB DRIVE QUICK EJECT
PLAY DOS GAMES ON WINDOWS
- D-Fend Reloaded, if you want it simple.
INTERNET AND NETWORK
- Free Download Manager, It’s free, top rated, and reliable.
- NET Traffic Meter, a software to monitor the traffic of internet.
- Portable Web Browser Traces Eraser, clears the record of your browsing history.
- BorgChat, a great utility to chat others in a LAN.
- EasyComm, a utility to communicate between people in a LAN.
- WirelessNetView, the simple tool to check the best hotspot / WiFi signal ♥
- BitMeter II, a bandwidth meter, internet quota reminder, etc. ♥
Software and Driver Download Sites
- Softpedia –> free download thousands of software ♥
- WinWorldPC –> old and or abandon sofware, DOS, Windows, Unix, or MacOS
- Freeware File –> freeware database
- Gizmos Freeware Reviews –> freeware reviews and download links
- FreewareBox –> get freeware easily!
- downloadmost.com –> freeware,
- Kerkia–> reviews and free software for all
- FileHippo –> enough said
- Brothersoft –> free download thousands of software
- NoNags –> free download freeware
- Sourceforge –> the center of open source software ♥
- DriversTools –> search your driver here ♥
- dll-files.com –> download missing .dll files for your Windows ♥
- dll.downloadatoz.com –> searching for
- Freeciv, a great game based on the history of human civilization
- Guardian of Paradise, to get the English Translation patch, click here.
- Cave Story, for the English Translation patch, click here.
- King’s Quest 1
- Pirates: Battle for the Caribbean, a great game to play.
- Eternal Daughter
- Castaway Island TD
- Mean Cuisine
- Spud’s Quest
- Super Chick Sisters
- Rune Sword II
- Mr. Smoozles Goes Nutso
- Alien Shooter, an exciting game.
- Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Barrack
- Counter Strike 2D
- GunBound Client 1015
- Sudden Strike Iwo Jima
- Chicken Invanders
- Gambare Natsuki-San
- Tyrian 2000
- Speed Racers
- Rigs of Rods
- Domino Solitaire
- Big Solitaires 3D
- X-It Again
- Real Pool
You can go here or here to get other free full games! If you want to cheat your game, just download Cheat Engine. While if you want to boost your computer also for gaming, you can download GBoost or GameBooster.
If you want to get .swf games (flash games) for free, you can download them from here. I recommend you download a flash game entitled “Frontline Defense First Assault“. One thing you must know that you’ve got to have a .swf / flash player on your PC to play the game offline and the good news is that I have put some links on this page to download flash players for free!
ISLAMIC SOFTWARE & E-BOOK
- Salaat Time 2.7, must-install app on Windows.
- Quran Reciter, a great software to learn Quran.
- The Digital Quran
- Quran with Tafseer
- Quran Player –> ISO file
- Bukhari, Muslim, Malik, and Dawud 18,000 Hadith Collection
- Free Hadith, a compilation of hadith.
- Holy Quran, PDF in your language
- Holy Quran, Good Quality PDF
- LinuxLite, light and Windows-like Linux
- LXLE, another light Linux
- Lubuntu, again, another light Linux
- Puppy Linux, very light Linux
- LinuxMint, the most popular Linux per January 2016 based on DistroWatch listing.
- UNetbootin, make bootable Linux on USB. Use ISO downloaded from Linux distro website to create a bootable USB.
- ClamAv, antivirus for Linux
- AbiWord, word processor for Linux
- LibreOffice, a complete Office programs for Linux