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  My Favorite Downloadable Programs:

 Tim's Software Sources and Links
Anyone who BUYS software in a box,  without having first downloaded and tried it free for at least 30 days,  is nuts!   I've tried several programs, and only the best are worth keeping and paying $$ for. Many are excellent and completely free!

Almost every commercial software program is available as a free download over the Internet. Many are Freeware, some are Adware(advertising makes them free), most are shareware  (try for 30 days, then pay on the honor system [or delete]).   Some of these can rival (or even surpass) some of the most expensive commercial software available. (The same software purchased from a store is usually nunreturnable after being opened). Almost all of them will install easily with just a few mouse-clicks.  What you buy in the store may easily be a couple versions old, but the stuff you download will always be the latest version.  A dozen or so were released today!  All of these are ratedby incredibly rigid standards! Here is a list of some terrific collections of software you may visit  and download stuff from free of charge.

PCMag's Free (and Nearly Free) Stuff and Where to Get It (Jan. '99 Article)

Back to Tim's HomePage  Tim's quick-tips for power-surfing the 'net
 
 

Internet Explorer 5.0 Beta (Works GREAT for me!)

TUCOWS: The Ultimate Collection Of (free) Windows Software, includes:
 New Stuff Browsers HTML Editors FTP EVERYTHING!
TUCOWS Quick Search:

 
 
TUCOWS
The Ultimate Collection...
SHAREWARE.com Microsoft
Official Mega-Site
Ethosware
ZDNet Software Library Windows95.com DOWNLOAD.com

My quick-tips for power-surfing the 'net

First Looks from ZDNet

Easy Download Guide Five Simple Steps to Downloading Files From the Internet
 

My Favorite Freeware/Shareware/Adware/Nagware: (All Free Downloads)
ACDSee32
v2.4 
(new version; 1/99)
The BEST and fastest Graphics Viewer available hands down (per PCMag), this shareware is unbelievable. 
Try this one; you won't be sorry!
NETMEETING An excellent, popular, user-friendly, medium quality FREE Voice and/or Video Conferencing. The best free internet phone! (a component of IE4)
WebFerret The ONLY Search tool you will ever need,  this FREEWARE  rapidly searches 13 engines simultaneously,  and feeds you only one ad. 
Try this one,  you'll never use any other search engine!
QuickView
Plus
Supports over 200 file formats,  Editors Choice of PCMagazine.  30-day trialware. Not free or cheap, but worth trying (and maybe buying if not for ACDSee32v.2.3)
ICQ
(I seek you)
For finding out if your friends are logged on, paging them, instant-emailing them, etc.  Excellent Instant messaging, file transfer, whiteboard, chat,etc. PCMag Editors Choice.  I use this every day...  Check my ICQ page at:
Tim D's ICQ Pager, InstantMessage, EMail Page...
PowWow Absolutely Free Internet telephone,  up to seven users possible. (I like NetMeeting better so far,  but PowWow will be the leader soon)
AOL
InstantMessenger
For basic one-on-one chat, AIM takes top honors" per PCMag review (I agree) 
GoZilla An Excellent FREE Automatic DOWNLOAD MANAGER.....
WS_FTPv6.0
(Pro or LE)
Automatic FTP clients; makes uploading and downloading so easy! (PCMag Review- 12-98)
PaintShop
Pro
"This is an excellent graphics program which allows you to convert almost any kind of graphic to a any other kind. It also has a great 'capture' ability to make a graphic out of something on your screen.  It's only a 30 day trial, but it's an amazing program." 

My Web-Pager...(try it!)

Twin City Computer Club
Download Page
Net1Plus Downloads Ultranet Downloads

How to DOWNLOAD Software
Link to Cresendo Download-For Web Music/Audio, either/both of these- Download Realplayer
 

   Hopefully everyone is using InternetExplorer4 or NetscapeCommunicator4 by now!
(they are both free)
The new IE5.0 Beta works great!

Netscape Communicator download site    If Not, click on one of these! Internet Destroyer download site

 Twin City Computer Club
 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/software.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/support/
Barrinov's Win95 Download links
 PCMagazine Lab Reviews (software, hardware, etc.)
 PCLabs compares and reviews the top 225 utilities

Partition Magic 4.0

ACDSee Browser View, the BEST SHAREWARE I've seen! CLICK to visit info page!

 Page created by Tim Driskell   updated in October, 1998 Great reviews here; read them before you download or buy!

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