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 The freeware available from this page consists of software programs that don't fit very well in any of the other categories, but they are still excellent programs.

 

Calculator

Calc 98 Calculate
The modes available in this great little tool are angle, BaseN, binary, decimal, financial, hexadecimal, octal, scientific, statistical, and time.

 

Programmable Calculator

Excalibur Power Tool for Geeks
A programmable RPN calculator. Modes available in this power tool are business, conversion, complex/vector, computer science, custom, physics, geometry, scientific, and statistical. If Calc 98 is not powerful enough for you, get this one. Available in 16 and 32-bit versions.

 

Graphing Calculator

GraphCalc Picture the results
If you need a graphing calculator, this one is excellent.

 

Technical Unit Conversion

Tek Unit Converter for geeks
If you need to convert technical numbers, check out this tool. It covers acceleration, area, computer storage, density, energy, force, fuel consumption, geometry, length, mass, pressure, power, temperature, velocity, viscosity, volume, weight, and some other more esoteric unit types.

 

Measurement Unit Conversion

Win Convert 
 This is a metric/standard unit conversion utility for Windows. It is loaded with nearly 900 conversion types and is highly customizable with a built-in Conversion Manager. This is a great program!

 

Currency Conversion

The Freeware Currency Converter How many $ is that?
The conversion rates used in this software program are updateable with an internet connection.

 

Animated Cards

FreeCard Let someone know you care
If you want to create and send animated cards this is an easy to use utility that includes sample images and music.

 

Dictionary/Thesaurus

Word Web Dictionary/Thesaurus
This is a very good dictionary and thesaurus combination for your desktop.

 

System Clock Adjustment

Web Time 
Set your system clock using the U.S. atomic time clock servers. Very fast and easy to use. Requires an internet connection.

 

Font Utility

Arjan Mels' Font Viewer Find any character in a font set
 This program is like Character Map that comes with Windows® 95/98 except it is a lot better. It can display character sets, and it can also show you almost every font property.

 

Multi-media Viewing/Management

IrfanView 
Multimedia viewing/listening program. Supports batch conversion for file types and image acquisition from a scanner. Can play slideshows of media contained in a directory and create HTML thumbnail indexes for image libraries. Supported file types are JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF, PNG, LWF, PCX, TGA, PCD, RAS, ICO/ICL, CUR/ANI, WAV/MID/RMI/AIF/SND/AU, WMF, PPM, IFF, PSD, PSP, CPT, CLP, EPS, CAM, AVI, MPG, MOV, G3, and EXE/DLL. Incredible.

 

Text Editing

Notespad 
 This is what Notepad should have been. Spell checking with dictionaries available in seven languages. Can store and insert boilerplate text. Supported file types are ADM, BAT, CFG, INF, INI, HTML, JAV, and last but not least, TXT.

 

Power Text Editing

Note Tab Light 
 This is here for the power users. This features auto-correct like Microsoft® Word™ and supports clipbook libraries which can added to, edited, and others are available for download which can be useful for speeding up creation of certain types of documents. Can also change text files to HTML and vice/versa. The only thing missing from this is a spell checker, which is probably available in the professional version.

 

Selective Text Insertion

Type It In 
 A customizable toolbar for entering commonly typed information. Can be used to create boiler plate text, and is also very useful for completing registrations and entering contests on the web. Read the simple Help file to understand how to use this program. I passed this one over a while ago because I didn't spend five minutes to learn how to use this great utility (the Help file is available by right-clicking the icon in the tray).

 

Investment Tracking

Medved Quote Tracker 
 This is an "adware" program, it is free, but displays banner ads all the time (some of the advertising can be removed by sending the software producer sixty dollars). This is a great tool for monitoring investments. It features many server options for receiving ticker information, and is updateable via an internet connection. Also supports multiple portfolios for people with many investments or just to display "what-if" scenarios. Spreadsheet displays common stock info such as Bid, Ask, Last, Change, Volume, Low, and High, and displays a mini-chart. Allows you to enter information regarding number of shares owned and brokerage comission details so when it updates the info (update timing is adjustable all the way down to a continuous stream), it will also update the value of your shares and Gain/Loss as a percentage. Easy to set-up and easy to use, might be the easiest part of a financial plan which includes investments in the stock market.

 

Government E-Mail Addresses

Govern Mail 
 Have you ever wanted to e-mail a public servant? How do you find the correct address? This program, which is "adware" (paid for with banner advertising built-into the program) has the addresses for U.S. Senators, The House of Representatives, and The White House. Also, included are the addresses of many leaders of foreign countries and Parliaments. The database is updateable with an internet connection. Let your opinion be known.

 

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