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OPCUG Free Software Guide

Individual portions of this guide have been published in Ottawa PC News, the club's monthly newsletter. Each portion of the guide features an annotated list of free computer programs. The software mentioned has not been reviewed (except where noted) nor have any tests necessarily been conducted. Consequently, no guarantees are provided that the individual programs will perform as described. Rather the list of available software is provided for the information of our members who may find one or more of the programs useful. This page provides an index to the programs listed in all published portions of the guide.

 

OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 1

WinDirStat
IrfanView
Defraggler
VirtuaWin
ZoneAlarm
CDBurnerXP
EditPad Lite
VLC Media Player

Ottawa PC News; p.5; December 2008 (296 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 2

DoubleKiller
OpenOffice.org
CCleaner
Gimpshop
Edison
PDF ReDirect
Vista Transformation Pack
Gspace
Image Resizer
FileZilla
Process Explorer

Ottawa PC News; pp. 3-4; January 2009 (341 KB PDF)

CCleaner
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 3

Xplorer²
Foxit PDF Reader
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
DriverMax
Norton Removal Tool
McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool
Download Accelerator Plus

Ottawa PC News; p.7; February 2009 (245 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 4

Outlook on the Desktop
Easy Duplicate File Finder
Tweak UI
LogMeIn
AVG Anti-Virus
Ditto-cp
Sandboxie
Picasa

Ottawa PC News; p.7; March 2009 (664 KB PDF)

Outlook on the Desktop
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 5

ObjectDock
Firefox
Know Your Stuff
PhotoPerfect Express
foobar2000
Copernic Desktop Search

Ottawa PC News; p.7; April 2009 (431 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 6

LEGO Digital Designer 2
́Torrent
Skype
Microsoft Virtual PC 2007
Recuva
GParted

Ottawa PC News; p.7; May 2009 (469 KB PDF)

Recuva
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 7

DropBox
CPU-Z
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Unlocker
TeraCopy
FreeCommander

Ottawa PC News; p.7; June 2009 (876 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 8

7-Zip
KODAK EASYSHARE Software
Winamp
The Battle for Wesnoth
EULAlyzer

Ottawa PC News; p.7; September 2009 (303 KB PDF)

Winamp with hi-fi skin
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 9

Google Desktop
Secunia PSI
Opera
Network Notepad
FeedDemon
Mirror

Ottawa PC News; p.6; November 2009 (452 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 10

ExplorerXP
avast!
DisplayFusion
War Rock
The PC Decrapifier
Windows Live Gallery

Ottawa PC News; p.7; November 2009 (452 KB PDF)

War Rock
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 11

Microsoft Security Essentials
Inkscape
AMP WinOFF
Audacity
TaggedFrog for Windows
Autoruns for Windows
Pictomio

Ottawa PC News; p.5; January 2010 (301 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 12

Fences
Comodo EasyVPN
Duplicate Music Files Finder
Kludgets
RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool)
Registry Repair
iTunes Sync

Ottawa PC News; p.7; February 2010 (240 KB PDF)

RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool)
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 13

Ninite.com
Allway Sync
Support Details
Auslogics Disk Defrag
PixRenamer
MenuMaid

Ottawa PC News; p.7; March 2010 (467 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 14

Glary Utilities
Songbird
Google Chrome
Drive Manager
CD Recovery Toolbox
Jing

Ottawa PC News; p.7; April 2010 (625 KB PDF)

Google Chrome
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 15

Caffeine
Hijack This
GIMP
TrueCrypt
WordPress.com
Advanced SystemCare Free
ReNamer

Ottawa PC News; p.7; May 2010 (502 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 16

Debut
AeroSnap
FreeMind
Media Player Classic Home Cinema
SafeHouse Explorer
FileHippo.com Update Checker
HDDScan

Ottawa PC News; p.7; June 2010 (276 KB PDF)

FileHippo.com
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 17

SIW - System Information for Windows
Artweaver
Yahoo! Widgets
DeskHedron
Visipic
Microsoft Fix it

Ottawa PC News; p.5; September 2010 (612 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 18

ICU - Icon Configuration Utility
Sumatra PDF
VMware Server
PortableApps
Process Monitor
VCW VicMan's Photo Editor
Puzzle Pirates

Ottawa PC News; p.5; October 2010 (811 KB PDF)

PortableApps.com
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 19

CombineZP
Doxillion Document Converter
FixWin
Paint.NET
HDClone
Geni
Amazing Jigsaw

Ottawa PC News; p.6; March 2011 (431 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 20

Seven Remix XP
IMDb
PureText
Fotobounce
ProcessScanner
KeePass Password Safe
WavePad Sound Editor Software
Ad-Aware Free

Ottawa PC News; p.7; March 2011 (431 KB PDF)

Fotobounce
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 21

HandBrake
Tyre
Xinorbis
StudioTax
Taxman
LAlarm
PDFCrowd

Ottawa PC News; p.6; April 2011 (296 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 22

GreenPrint
Soluto
Lightscreen
Folder Size
BatteryBar
ImgBurn
Myna
RootkitRevealer

Ottawa PC News; p.7; May 2011 (708 KB PDF)

GreenPrint
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 23

PhotoWipe
FlashGet
Fresh Diagnose
Evernote
Magic Folder Icon
Jaangle
RKill

Ottawa PC News; p.7; June 2011 (499 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 24

Agent Ransack
My Font
TestDisk/PhotoRec
Allmyapps
FastStone Photo Resizer
Desktops
SlimComputer
ClipX

Ottawa PC News; p.7; September 2011 (934 KB PDF)

Allmyapps
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 25

UltraDefrag
Everything
CCEnhancer
Luxand Blink!
OpenedFilesView
KompoZer
Gizmos Freeware Reviews

Ottawa PC News; p.7; October 2011 (283 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 26

Accounts & Budget
Stickies
Mikogo
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Krento
Thunderbird
f.lux
MusicBrainz

Ottawa PC News; p.7; November 2011 (624 KB PDF)

Krento
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 27

inSSIDer
SpeedFan
NTFS Undelete
SafeHouse Explorer
Google SketchUp
LookInMyPC
Speak-A-Message
RoboForm

Ottawa PC News; p.7; January 2012 (220 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 28

AVS Audio Converter
Comodo System Cleaner
XBoot
Photoscape
FileSeek
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder
WinSplit Revolution
Clipboard History
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup

Ottawa PC News; p.6; February 2012 (137 KB PDF)

WinSplit Revolution
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 29

Avidemux
Duplicate Cleaner
AbiWord
Avira Free Antivirus
Revo Uninstaller
Icy Tower
BlueStacks App Player

Ottawa PC News; p.7; March 2012 (670 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 30

PagePlus Starter Edition
CyberGhost VPN
Family Budget Planner
CD Recovery Toolbox
Notepad++
DiskExt
Ultimate Windows Tweaker
Rainmeter

Ottawa PC News; p.7; April 2012 (350 KB PDF)

Rainmeter
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 31


tinySpell
SlimDrivers
Better Explorer
SUPERAntiSpyware
Free Opener
RealWorld Paint
DirSync Pro
Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free
WinToFlash

Ottawa PC News; p.7; May 2012 (470 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 32

Freemake Audio Converter
SlimCleaner
Cave Story
screenr
Vim
Disk Space Fan 4 Free
Office Tabs
EasyBCD

Ottawa PC News; p.7; June 2012 (783 KB PDF)

Disk Space Fan 4 Free
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 33

PDFTK Builder
VirtualBox
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Adblock Plus
Color Cop
Screenshot Captor
TeamViewer
DS Clock

Ottawa PC News; p.7; September 2012 (201 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 34

Smart Defrag 2
LastPass
LightBox Image Editor
RunScanner
MusicBee
World of Tanks
PolyEdit Lite

Ottawa PC News; p.7; October 2012 (623 KB PDF)

Smart Defrag 2
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 35

Explorer++
Synchronicity
Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012
DriveImage XML
Auslogics Duplicate File Finder
WizMouse
LockItTight
Desktop Dungeons

Ottawa PC News; p.7; November 2012 (756 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 36

Maxthon 3
Free YouTube Download
AltDrag
Comodo Firewall
Freemake Video Converter
FlightGear Flight Simulator
Rightload

Ottawa PC News; p.7; January 2013 (553 KB PDF)

Maxthon 3
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 37

doubleTwist
GRAMPS
WizTree
Slim PDF Reader
Photoshop Express Editor
Racer
Ava Find
CubicExplorer
Holdkey

Ottawa PC News; p.7; February 2013 (273 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 38

Free PDF Image Extractor
VarieDrop
FotoFlexer
MediaPortal
Greenshot
NexusFile
LAN Speed Test
Comodo Cleaning Essentials
HashCalc

Ottawa PC News; p.7; March 2013 (669 KB PDF)

Greenshot
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 39

MB-Ruler
TreeSize Free
Q-Dir
Nuance PDF Reader 7
Wavosaur
UltimateDefrag Free
Core Temp

Ottawa PC News; p.7; April 2013 (378 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 40

Easy Thumbnails
Free Editor
Semper Driver Backup
T3Desk
Comodo Time Machine
Free Jigsaw Puzzles
Hamster Free ZIP Archiver
VirtualDub

Ottawa PC News; p.7; May 2013 (476 KB PDF)

Hamster Free Zip Archiver
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 41

LibreOffice
Arsclip
Menu Uninstaller Lite
Expired Cookies Cleaner
Privatefirewall
PhotoFiltre
PC-Wizard
YouTube Downloader HD
LiberKey

Ottawa PC News; p.7; June 2013 (573 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 42

Bootmed
SyncBackFree
Digital Janitor
Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
Fotor
SearchMyFiles
Web of Trust
Arena

Ottawa PC News; p.7; September 2013 (349 KB PDF)

Fotor
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 43

Ashampoo FireWall FREE
Scribus
Hugin - Panorama Photo Stitcher
EaseUS Todo Backup Free
Classic Shell
JPEGmini
DrivePurge
Tackk

Ottawa PC News; p.7; October 2013 (287 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 44

HWMonitor
Free Video Downloader
Clonezilla
CintaNotes
interfacelift
Photo Pos Pro Photo Editor
Balabolka
Lupo PenSuite

Ottawa PC News; p.6; January 2014 (226 KB PDF)

Balabolka
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 45

TinyWall
QTTabBar
ResizeEnable
Absolute Uninstaller
Battlefield Heroes
Remove Empty Directories
Calibre
Pitaschio

Ottawa PC News; p.7; January 2014 (226 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 46

Startup Delayer
Classic 80's Arcade Games
Puran Defrag
PWGen
ZipItFree
RoboSizer
MediaMonkey
CamStudio
Jarte

Ottawa PC News; p.7; March 2014 (617 KB PDF)

ZipItFree
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 47

Screamer Radio
CutePDF Writer
File Renamer Basic
EaseUS Partition Master Free
Should I remove it?
RocketDock
BgInfo

Ottawa PC News; p.7; April 2014 (372 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 48

AIMP3
Speccy
HDDerase
ZoomIt
Hotshots
Depeche View Lite
Partition Logic
America's Army: Proving Grounds

Ottawa PC News; p.7; May 2014 (366 KB PDF)

Hotshots
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 49

NetWorx
JetClean
Trillian
Auto-Mute
Skitch
Macrium Reflect Free
Microsoft Flight
Wise Registry Cleaner

Ottawa PC News; p.7; June 2014 (779 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 50

Lyx
Eraser
NAPS2
LICEcap
ProcessHacker
TaudioConverter
Hide In Picture
Krita
WinMerge
BillardGL

Ottawa PC News; p.7; September 2014 (859 KB PDF)

Lyx
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 51

Pixlr
Fast Duplicate File Finder
Open Hardware Monitor
NoScript
Free-OCR
Moonbase Alpha
SpeedTest

Ottawa PC News; p.7; October 2014 (482 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 52

GPU-Z
IObit Uninstaller 3
SharpEnviro
Pnotes
FreeConferenceCall.com
AdwCleaner
Advanced Renamer
MyDefrag
World of Warplanes

Ottawa PC News; p.7; November 2014 (546 KB PDF)

World of Warplanes
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 53

Path of Exile
SpaceSniffer
DropIt
Adobe Photoshop Express Editor
PrimoPDF
JetBoost
Solid State Doctor

Ottawa PC News; p.7; January 2015 (553 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 54

Startup Tracker
Metapad
Sizer
Raw Therapee
OpenPuff
Panda USB Vaccine
Exact Audio Copy
Dexpot

Ottawa PC News; p.7; February 2015 (483 KB PDF)

Dexpot
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 55

PageDefrag
WinUtilities Free Edition
USB Guardian
FastStone Image Viewer
ExamDiff
VideoPad
Password Safe
Star Trek Online

Ottawa PC News; p.7; March 2015 (374 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 56

DiskCheckup
WinPatrol
Internet Traffic Report
Oak Outliner
Gotham City Impostors
Lightworks Free
Boxcryptor
Nimi Visuals
PicMonkey

Ottawa PC News; p.7; April 2015 (374 KB PDF)

Pic Monkey
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 57

Unchecky
DslrDashboard
Dashlane
CutePDF Editor
HouseCall
Office Remote for Android
What’s my computer doing
Plank
Darik's Boot and Nuke

Ottawa PC News; p.7; June 2015 (365 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 58

Sumo Paint
ShieldsUP!
AppCleaner
MPEG Streamclip
FreeOTFE
Image Resizer for Windows
dupeGuru
StartUpLITE
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Treasure Treasure: Fortress Forage

Ottawa PC News; p.7; September 2015 (388 KB PDF)

Image Resizer for Windows
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 59

Movie Maker
HD Tune
Google Goggles
PhraseExpress
Vera Crypt
Heroes & Generals
The Outliner of Giants
Panda Free Antivirus 2015
ribbet

Ottawa PC News; p.7; October 2015 (586 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 60

The Password Meter
Index Your Files
Tweaks.com Logon Changer
DoF Calc
Belvedere
Blender
Csip Simple
NirCmd
Star Wars: The Old Republic

Ottawa PC News; p.6; November 2015 (329 KB PDF)

The Password Meter
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 61

airnef
Paragon Backup & Recovery 14 Free Edition
DOSBox
Office Online
CD Key Seizer
MyPiano
ISO to USB
GetFolderSize
OpenSignal
War Thunder
File History

Ottawa PC News; p.7; January 2016 (652 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 62

Fatpaint
Mp3tag
Ketarin
Sync
Checkvist
PuTTY
Partition Manager 14 Free Edition
Fraps
Lord of the Rings Online
Fargo

Ottawa PC News; p.7; March 2016 (579 KB PDF)

Lord of the Rings Online
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 63

PassMark DiskCheckup
Optical Info
CrashPlan
MyPublicWiFi
Dev Eject
Avery Wizard for Microsoft Office
Tor Browser
Perch
Anno Online
TheFolderSpy

Ottawa PC News; p.7; April 2016 (552 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 64

Gpg4win
PDF Info
Tomahawk
CloneApp
SystemSpec
Google Keep
BatchPurifier LITE
FurMark
MDB Viewer Plus
Synfig Studio

Ottawa PC News; p.7; June 2016 (675 KB PDF)

Google Keep
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 65

Audiotool
DesktopOK
Pixillion Image Converter
Virtual Router
DocFetcher
ShareX
30 Boxes
Folder Cleaner
PsTools Suite
Climateprediction.net

Ottawa PC News; p.7; September 2016 (453 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 66

McAfee SiteAdvisor
SpecialFoldersView
Autoruns for Window
eM Client
Prey
Clementine
Métamorphose 2
Hiya - Caller ID & Block
TunnelBear

Ottawa PC News; p.7; October 2016 (573 KB PDF)

TunnelBear
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 67

SoftMaker FreeOffice
Wunderlist
Contig
MX Player
Desktop Media
UndeleteMyFiles Pro
Edgeless
Acrylic WiFi Home
TweetDeck
Quake Live

Ottawa PC News; p.7; November 2016 (541 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 68

Norton Power Eraser
SysExporter
LockHunter
Opera VPN
GSplit
Pandora Recovery
Xmarks
HWiNFO
PeaZip
DC Universe Online

Ottawa PC News; p.7; January 2017 (670 KB PDF)

Super heroes
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 69

Long Path Fixer
TurboTop
EaseUS USB Recovery Software
Lammer Context Menu
GlassWire
7plus Taskbar Tweaker
Vistumbler
Pitivi
USBTreeView
MobaPhoto

Ottawa PC News; p.7; February 2017 (2.8 MB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 70

VidCutter
Ultimate Boot CD
AutoSizer
PrinterShare
MenuApp
Input Director
RemoveDrive
BitMeter OS

Ottawa PC News; p.7; March 2017 (939 KB PDF)

VidCutter
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 71

Quick Media Converter
Simplenote
XnView
Chrome Browser
GoToMeeting Free
Taskbar Items Pinner
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
Sdelete
Dota 2

Ottawa PC News; p.7; April 2017 (886 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 72

Multi Commander
Miro
DriveCleanup
Penzu
Etherpad
Syncplicity
Mailbird Free
EdgeDeflector
Hotspot Shield
Tail Gun Charlie

Ottawa PC News; p.7; June 2017 (603 KB PDF)

Tail Gun Charlie
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 73

Bullzip PDF Printer
Sigcheck
Virtual CloneDrive
Zamzar
File Name Tag Explorer
TextNow
Folding@home
McAfee WebAdvisor
Rohos Mini Drive
HTTPS Everywhere

Ottawa PC News; p.6; September 2017 (702 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 74

MemTest86
WebBrowserPassView
Calibrize
RichCopy
SPAMfighter Standard
MobaLiveCD
USBDriveFresher
Wushowhide
Neo’s SafeKeys
SETI@home

Ottawa PC News; p.7; September 2017 (702 KB PDF)

Spamfighter
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 75

PlanetSide2
Wonderputt
123 Free Solitaire
Tank Hero
SuperTuxKart
Frogger
Crash Dive Lite

Ottawa PC News; p.7; October 2017 (505 KB PDF)

 
OPCUG Free Software Guide—Part 76

Wireshark
MSI Afterburner
Easy Window Switcher
MailPassView
Stocard
DiskMon
Immunet
Send To Toys

Ottawa PC News; p.7; November 2017 (590 KB PDF)

Wireshark