Tim's Software Sources
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)
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:|
|TUCOWS Quick Search:|
The Ultimate Collection...
|ZDNet Software Library||Windows95.com||DOWNLOAD.com|
My quick-tips for power-surfing the 'net
First Looks from ZDNet
Download Guide Five Simple Steps to Downloading Files From the Internet
(new version; 1/99)
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!
|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)|
(I seek you)
|For finding out if your friends are logged on, paging them, instant-emailing
them, etc. Excellent Instant messaging, file transfer, whiteboard,
Editors Choice. I use this every day... Check my ICQ page
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)|
|For basic one-on-one chat, AIM takes top honors" per PCMag review (I agree)|
|GoZilla||An Excellent FREE Automatic DOWNLOAD MANAGER.....|
(Pro or LE)
|Automatic FTP clients; makes uploading and downloading so easy! (PCMag Review- 12-98)|
|"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."|
|Twin City Computer
|Net1Plus Downloads||Ultranet Downloads|
How to DOWNLOAD Software
-For Web Music/Audio, either/both of these-
Hopefully everyone is using InternetExplorer4
(they are both free)
The new IE5.0 Beta works great!
If Not, click on one of these!
City Computer Club
Barrinov's Win95 Download links
PCMagazine Lab Reviews (software, hardware, etc.)
PCLabs compares and reviews the top 225 utilities
Partition Magic 4.0
Page created by Tim Driskell updated in October, 1998