To Draw on Windows Desktop



NAPALM, freeware that lets you draw over your Windows desktop, using animated fire ink, and tweak the fire generator parameters.
Allows saving/restoring of artwork & style and import of bitmap files. It is useless, thus absolutely necessary ;-) OK, maybe you can use it to leave notes on your desktop!

Requires Windows XP, Vista or above (will NOT work under Windows 9x). Download 1,4 Mbytes.

Freeware to Hide Folder



Hide Folder HiBit is a freeware to Hide, Lock, Encrypt, undelete or Recycle folder or file in 1 second!

Main features:

· Protect any folder or file by : Hide, Lock, Encrypt or make a folder as a recycle Bin.
· The protected folders or files still protected even in other computers.
· The protect Operation just take 1 second at any computer.
· You can undelete the folder or file by Locking it.
· Works with FAT32, FAT16, FAT12 and FAT and all windows versions.

Some Technical Information:

· FileSystem: NTFS, FAT32 and all other file systems
· More security: We advice you to use HiBit to hide folders or files on FAT32 if you want more security, this because the folder or file hidden by HiBit on FAT32 FileSystem will not be changed and still in hidden status on other PCs and computers, or other platforms like UNIX and other windows versions.
· Fastness: if you want more fastness and don't care for more security on other platforms and other PCs you can use HiBit on NTFS filesystem.
· Large Files: there is no relationship beween HiBit speed to hide folder and the size of that file, but a large number of files into that folder may confuse HiBit and make it runs slow in compare of usual times.
· Removable Disks: HiBit it is a perfect solution for Portable and removable disks because you may use a removable disk in another computer, if you do that you will notice that your secret files/folders still hidden there.
· Fake Folder: you can use 'Fake Folder' function to fake your folder with another system folder form(system folders like My Compter, Recycle Bin etc.. folders), if someone opens your secret folder he will be taken to another system place, the folder still faked even on other computers.

Hide Folder HiBit is freeware but: runs 10 trial and nag screen until registration. Registration is free. Compatible All Windows. Download 1,7 Mbytes.

Free Clock Screensaver



Office Clock-7, a good freeware screen saver that displays the current time.

It's possibile to change colors of: background, dial, ring, numbers, dots, arrows (seconds, minutes, hours), shadow. Also you can select any font installed on your computer for show numbers, choose size of clock, method of show seconds (off, normal, full back) and shadow (on, off).

Compatible: Windows Xp, Windows Vista. Light download: 334 Kbytes.

It not contains virus or spyware.


Free Alarm Digital Clock



Alarm - Free Digital Clock, a digital clock that you can set to display a message and play a sound at a time of your choice.
It is meant to be of help when you want to be warned while you are working (and chances are big you are going to forget you have to do this very important thing later on)...

Features

    * Shows the current time in Configurable LED's
    * Beeps or plays a sound (you can replace the default alarm siren)
    * Plays music (you can use your own mp3, mid, wav and so on music files)
    * Shows a small dialog or alarms you with a Full Screen Alert with your text
    * Option to Preview your alarm
    * Customizable Snooze function with Interval Setting
    * Runs on Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/2003/XP/Vista

This software not contains virus or spyware.
Light download: 680 Kbytes.

Best Freeware Personal Information Manager



Free and versatile Personal Information Manager. It can store, manage and encrypt data: day/week/month/year schedules, notes (pictures, tables, any formatted text) and contacts.

Among the features: Rijndael 128 bit encryption, MS Outlook import/export, Windows Address Book import/export, powerful search, versatile printout capabilities, adjustable contacts storage with unlimited fields.

PIM stands for Personal Information Manager allows you to keep all your information in electronic form. All your appointments, tasks, to do lists, notes, contacts and email messages are stored in a graphical and easily accessible form. Fully Netbook compatible!

Features:


    * Tools to satisfy your calendar, contact management, to do list and notes needs.
    * Synchronization with Outlook, Windows Mobile devices, Palm, iPOD, Google Calendar.
    * Simple printout of any or all modules and quick export of your data into the most useful formats (iCal, vCard, HTML).
    * Strong data protection using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm.
    * Intuitive interface in many languages including German, Italian, French and Spanish.

Important: EssentialPIM Free is absolutely free, while EssentialPIM Pro is a fully functional 30-day trial version.

Compatible:  Win 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP/2K3. Download 4,82 Mbytes.


Spelling Word Game Freeware



Spell-O-Gram, a word game that has a purpose and a twist. Think of it as a flash card application with scrambled words. You prepare the Dictionary (word list) from which words are drawn at random and displayed scrambled. Compatible Macintosh and Windows XP.

Spell-O-Gram includes a built-in, default word list of over 29,000 words (4 to 8 letters). One home schooler intends to use this application to drill her students on vocabulary, history, geography, etc. You make the Dictionary, a list of words, from which words show up scrambled in the game.

In this educational freeware there are five turns to a game and each turn lasts 30, 60 or 90 seconds, selectable by the user; a countdown is displayed to let you know when the end of the turn is near. When you click the "Start Game" button, you see in the Letter Pot field the scrambled letters of a word taken at random from the Dictionary. Your goal is to enter the unscrambled word. Enter your guess into Your Word and click on the "Enter" button (or press the Return key). If your word is the expected word, you are given points and the next scrambled word is displayed.




Spell Checker Freeware



Speak N Spell was developed to help you practice your spelling abilities. Compatible: Macintosh and Windows XP.

Speak N Spell was designed to help you practice your spelling abilities.When you first launch Speak N Spell, the default word set of over 47,000 words is used. You can open the Word Maintenance window from the menu bar and revise this dictionary (add or delete words), use your own set of words (clear the table and add words), or load a plain text file with words.

The five levels of difficulty are:

    * a. Easy - Uses only words with three letters
    * b. Medium - Uses words with four to six letters
    * c. Hard - Uses words with seven to ten letters
    * d. Hardest - Uses words with more than ten letters
    * d. Mixed - Uses all dictionary words

Score is not kept. If you don't understand the word, you can ask to see the word or just ignore that word and ask for another word.

It is suggested that the System Preferences/Speech/Text to Speech Speaking Rate be set for Slow. Experiment with different voices. Vicki is an good Speaking Voice but you can try the others. The difficulty level and the Dictionary Word set are saved between sessions.

Freeware Learning Numbers and Counting for Children



Kid's Abacus 2.0, a Graphical method of learning the Numbers and Counting from 1 to 100. The software has been designed for ease of use, fast setup and interactivity.

The Free Math Worksheets based software has been designed for ease of use, fast setup and interactivity. Full Audio-Visual and Multimedia features have been built into the program to make learning the basics of Numbers and Counting an enjoyable learning math experience for children with math lesson plans.

Features:

    * Count from 1 - 100 using Graphic Objects
    * 5 different Picture Objects to Count
    * Speech Synthesizer to aid in counting
    * Fully Multimedia based with audio-visual output
    * Easy to use and Windows based interface specifically designed for children.

Compatible: Windows 95/98/Me Windows NT/2000/XP. Download 2,5 Mbytes.


Free Spelling Game



Free Word Finder game! A fun Hangman type Word Finder game, ideal for teaching children English vocabulary, Words and Spelling.

The aim of the free spelling games is to create the given word before the guesses runs out, or else the Man becomes hanged. The spelling games is extremely useful to increase general English vocabulary and vocabulary activities.The spelling games is extremely useful to increase general English vocabulary and vocabulary activities.

Features include 9,000 Word English Dictionary word-database and State of the Art Graphics.

Hangman type Word Finder is easy to use with a Windows based interface specifically designed for children. The software has been designed for fast setup and interactivity with excellent graphics and sounds. Full Audio-Visual and Multimedia features have been built into the program.

Compatible: Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP. Download 2,7 Mbytes.

Hangman type Word Finder is freeware.


Freeware Spell Checker Text



ieSpell is a free Internet Explorer browser extension that spell checks text input boxes on a webpage.

It should come in particularly handy for users who do a lot of web-based text entry (e.g. web mails, forums, blogs, diaries). Even if your web application already includes spell checking functionality, you might still want to install this utility because it is definitely much faster than a server-side solution. Plus you get to store and use your personal word list across all your applications, instead of maintaining separate ones on each application.

The program installs as a new button in the IE toolbar (as well as a new menu item under "Tools") - after filling in a form, just hit the ieSpell button and it pops up a dialog, similar to the MS Word spell check. ieSpell also works (right-click menu only) on other IE based browsers such as SlimBrowser, CrazyBrowser, MSN, MyIE, etc.

ieSpell is not spyware or adware. It's free for personal use only. All other use requires a commercial license. See Licensing for more information.
If you find ieSpell useful, please express your satisfaction with a donation. Your donations will help to support its future development.

Features

    * Completely standalone spell checker for your web browser. Does not require Microsoft Office or any other third party components.
    * Integrates flawlessly with Internet Explorer and other IE based browsers.
    * Three ways to start the spell check; via the right click context menu, the toolbar or the menu bar.
    * Supports a wide range of web applications including simple text forms, rich text editors, forums, blogs, webmail (including Outlook Web Access and Lotus iNotes) and more!
    * Spell check in any of the 3 variants (US, UK and Canadian) of the English Language!
    * Suggestions are sorted by the degree of closeness with the misspelled word.
    * Intelligent suggesting for misspelled words using typographic “looks like” matching.
    * Easily add/remove your personal words in ieSpell via an intuitive user interface!
    * Organise your personal words in individual custom dictionaries! Share them with your friends and co-workers over the network!
    * Integrates with Microsoft Office's proofing tools. Have ieSpell share the same copy of the custom dictionary so that when you add/remove your personal words in ieSpell, the same is reflected in Microsoft Office and vice versa!
    * ieSpell suggested a word that you are not familiar with? Look up its meaning in an online dictionary!
    * Powerful API for web application developers.
          o Force users to spell check the document before submission.
          o Ignore certain text fields.
          o Refuse a form submission if the user cancels the spell check!

Compatible Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP. Download 1,96 Mbyte.