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GBIC >> Freeware

Freeware is a great way to build a library of applications using high-quality programs which can perform just about any function that is available from commercial applications - at no cost! Of the approximately 100 applications I use regularly, about 30 of them are purchased and 70 of them are freeware.

I break the world of freeware down into about 3 categories.

gbFreeware would be my own freeware releases, listed below. I welcome suggestions/comments from my users.

PC Magazine has released about 150 utilities, roughly one per month. I find them to be some of the most useful and well-written software anywhere. Of the approximately 100 applications I use regularly, about 10 of them are PC Magazine utilities. Note: even though the utilities are free, there is a $20 per year cost to access the online library.

Other Freeware covers the 10,000+ free applications available on the web. I've evaluated over 1,000 of them to come up with up my recommendations. Of the approximately 100 applications I use regularly, about 50 of them are from this group of freeware.

In my pages on freeware, PC Mag Utilities, and shareware, I use the same format - 9 categories of software, broken down into 71 different categories. This common structure will help you compare what each of the software groups have to offer.

Here are my freeware programs:


gbCodeLib
source code librarian

gbAnimator
create animated robots

gbOfficeTimer
countdown timer

gbSIRTS
text stereograms

gbRegistry
registry manager

gbText
manipulate text files

gbWebCamLite
send images to server

gbGalleryLite
online image gallery

gbFind
personal database

gbPlot
plot 3D equations

gbData
plot 3D surfaces

gbVRML
build VRML scenes

gbStreet
stock trading game

gbNavigate
jump to folder

gbCase
rename files

gbXML
XML language files

gbReplace
search & replace text

My freeware is just that - freeware with no spyware, no advertising, no time-outs, no nothing - but the free program. Enjoy them, and if you can find the time, send me feedback. I live for the kudos!
- Gary

These freeware applications require the VB6 runtime files. The 3D apps also need the VB5 runtime files. If you have XP you already have the required files.