General software sources
- The Ultimate Collection of Winsock tools - TUCOWS reviews and rates PC internet tools,from freeware to purely commercial. Links to home sites and download connections.
- Stroud's reviews of tools, links to downloads - Started a few years ago by a student in Texas, now an institution. Similar to TUCOWS, maybe even more "current"
- Download.com - Now run by Cnet, includes other operating systems (kind of) and non-internet-related stuff
- ZDNet.com - Everything from news to downloads. Very broad range.
- Yahoo! - Tons of writing, web, graphics resources.
- Zone Alarm - A free firewall.
- Ad-Aware - a free spyware checker
- WinZip - If you need to know what this is, just get it!
- Norton's virus checker -
- McAfee's virus checker -
- FTP: File Transfer Protocol - There are now many wonderful clients, which make FTP as easy as Explorer. Look at specs for AbsoluteFTP, WS_FTP, my latest find is FTPControl.
- PuTTY - If you have shell access to a unix server, you no doubt need a free Win 32 Telnet/ssh client. This is it.
- Pocomail - a really spam-conscious email client; good filing
- Zipit - Finally, you can make zip files on Macintoshes!
- SR.exe - a powerful Search/Replace tool
- UltraEdit - my favorite "editor"; contains HTMLTidy and FTP, can color-code html, can edit fixed-field tables, much more.
- PDF X-change (v. 25) - A $39.50 tool that (presumably) does what Acrobat Exchange does! I haven't yet tested it.
- Irfanview - A free tool for tinkering with bit-map graphics"
- Ghostscript - A postscript interpreter for the screen - freeware for UNIX. There is a PC version.
- WebGif - Gif manipulator for UNIX.
- goBCL - Online document publishing service. They say they'll convert your documents to pdf or htm...for FREE.
- Validator - W3C's will tell you if your code meets the standard (Probably not).
- Validator's Link Checker - Can check urls or files you upload
- Color codes for web work - WebMonkey has a bunch of other wonderful reference things as well.
- Experts-Exchange Home Page - You collect free "points" for joining, can spend them on answers to your most nasty problems.
- File extension finder - Here's a service that will help you identify file extensions you don't recognize.
- Gifworks - Web-based gif editor
- Google - THE ONE
- search.com - Umbrella site for several search engines. You can choose one or more
- MegaGO - Fast, copious results
- excite - Ask natural language questions
- Lycos - One of the oldest and most complete
- Thomas Register - For info on businesses
- AskJeeves - A "natural language" search engine. Amazingly sharp. Uses several others in process.