shareware refers most often to software that is offered
free for a limited time or with limited features. You may have
seen software downloads on the Web offered on a free trial
basis; this is shareware. It is a great way to test out a new
program or see what new features you would get if you bought
an upgraded version of your existing software. Shareware
allows you to play around and experience these new features
before you commit to buying anything.<>
behind offering software for free is to get the user to try
out the program before he or she buys a fully operable
product. Software companies realize that when users have the
ability to use their product for a significant period of time,
they will crave it when it gets taken away. Hence, they want
to buy it. Have you ever experienced high-definition TV at a
hotel and then come home to your old grainy television? It's
hard not to want that HD again once you've experienced its
is completely honest and fair, as long as you are downloading
safe and virus-free software. Many reputable companies will
offer shareware of their latest updated software. Make sure
you have anti-virus software on your computer before
downloading anything, shareware or otherwise, onto your
catch, other than the limitations set forth by the shareware
provider. For example, you may download a trial version of the
software. It might work for 30 days just fine, then it will
ask you to upgrade to the full version before you can continue
to use the programs. If you are asked for your credit card
information when downloading the shareware, keep in mind that
you will most likely be charged a fee for use after a trial
period. Read the fine print before giving any financial
shareware different than freeware?
shareware is free with limitations. Freeware is truly free.
You will not be asked to upgrade later with a freeware
download. Any program that you would find sold on the shelf at
a store, you probably are not going to find as freeware. On
the other hand, you may find Adobe and Microsoft programs for
example as shareware.
always looking for cool, new programs to keep their
imaginations entertained. Try these links for fun games
designed for young kids, older kids, and
DOSgames - Download over 500 free DOS
Halo � Free download and review of the mega hit
Xbox game, now for Windows.
DivoGames - Action, arcade, shooter, puzzle games all
Jumbo - All shareware games, updated a couple times
Astatix - Puzzle, arcade games and much more. All
Games-Soft - Download best newest action, shooter,
arcade, board, card, puzzle, sports, shooter, strategy, word
Arasan - Freeware chess program for Windows, MAC and
Bruno's Chessproblem of the
Everyday a new chess problem; logic puzzles and free chess
strategies or tactics.
Chess-it! - Free chess program for Windows. You get your
choice of three sets of game pieces and can configure the
playing board from a full palette of colours. Either or both
players can be human or computer. Moves are listed as they are
made, and you can retrace the sequence backwards or forwards.
Save the record of your game and print it for future
reference. Version 3.0. Created by Yoto
Chessville - Chess news, tactical training, openings
reviews, games, problem of the week, newsletter and much
ChessWorld.net - This is a friendly online chess club where
you can play chess with players from all over the World:
compete in tournaments, join teams, learn, keep in touch with
old friends and make new friends
This two-player game is played with eight white and eight
black cubes on a checkerboard of 8 x 8 squares. Sides of a
cube contain symbols rook, bishop, knight and pawn. The symbol
on the top side of a cube determines its power. A player can
jump across this opponent's cube to any empty square behind
it; after this, the cube is rotated so that it changes its
value and thus its power.
Excellent chess site with free chess software and resources
for chess publishing like chess fonts, diagram utilities,
graphics and more.
The Free Internet Chess Server (FICS) is the worlds largest
FREE Internet Chess Server where you can play chess, observe
games, talk to friends, obtain a rating, and rank yourself
among other players from all over the world. 24 hours a day, 7
days a week. Membership is free.
GameKnot - Free online chess, multi-player or solo. The
GameKnot Java applet allows you to play chess in your Web
jChecks - An open source Java chess program designed
to introduce the basics of computer chess programming; it also
can be used "as is" by chess beginners. It runs on any
computer which has Java installed.
Play checkers online, in your Web browser, without installing
Checkerboard - Very strong freeware checkers program for
Windows with many options.
Damas - Strong freeware checkers program for
Checkers - Freeware checkers program for
GoBase.org - Comprehensive Go-site, existing since
October 1994. Lots of information on Go, including the Go
rules, go Encyclopedia, history of Go, Go study material,
online Go servers, Go and computers, daily updated tournament
Game of Go
This ring is devoted to the game of GO or WeiQi. Go is one of
the oldest games in history of mankind.
Play card games online, in your Web browser: Blackjack,
Bridge, Canasta, Hearts, Poker, Rummy, Solitaire, Spades,
Poker, Solitaire, Gin, Hearts, etc.
- Free solitaire game for Windows which allows you to cheat by
looking at cards which are faced down, unlimited drawing of
cards, unlimited undo, etc.
- 123 free solitaire card games for Windows. The freeware
version can be found at the bottom of the
Provides information on rules and information about card and
tile games from all parts of the world.
Greg's Poker client, an IRC poker program to play online with
Collections - Puzzle games, puzzle links, geometry
puzzles, logic puzzles, math puzzles, etc.
Free online versions of many puzzle games, both classics and
originals. Non-Java based.
Sudokus-Online.com - Free sudoku puzzles which you can play
online (inside your Webbrowser).
CandyStand - Free online sports
7 - Free
online Flash Arcade games.
Site listing a lot of free online games which can be played
directly in your browser.
ArcadeCity.net - A multitude of free Flash arcade games which
you can play in your browser.
Flyordie - Developer and publisher of online
multiplayer games. The games are free, you can also buy
versions with added features, better graphics and
Free online arcade games by Atari.
Many categories: action games, adventure games, card games,
casino games, educational and kids games,
Gomoku - Play Gomoku online (free). Gomoku is an
extended version of tic-tac-toe.
3dcarp - Free carp fishing game/simulator for Windows
XP. Note: you need to have installed to visit this
c2e - Complex strategy game for Win 9x/NT based on
Sid Meier's Civilization II.
Cult - Freeware, Windows. Game based on
negotiations and trade in order to solve a case of a
barricaded cult. As you play, you wander in the villa, meet
the brainwashed cult members (and some reasonable people). You
talk to them, find out what they want, and learn to trade
items with them for information. You learn a little about the
social structure of the cult and even get to save some
Pyva.net - Free games for Windows.
SL4 - An Open Source 6/49 Lotto Database
Application based on the South-African National
Tic-Tac-Toe game for Win 9x/NT, but made much more interesting
because it has a grid of 11*11 (instead of
Layton Music:Free Games and
- Free music games and resources for teachers and students to
download, print, and use.
Freeware! With this program you can make your own computer
games without any programming, including: backgrounds, images,
animated graphics, music and sound effects.
If you really
want to program, Game Maker has a built-in scripting
dragondropland.com � Paperdolls and online dress up
Fun paperdoll game.
Game fun for girls who like dolls.
Earth2Jane � Great dress-up/character
OpenRPG - An Internet application that allows people
to play Role Playing Games in real-time over the Internet.
Freeware, open source.
Online RPG database which helps you find other players, games,
and special events in your area or using the online game tool
of your choice.
Grophland - "Welcome to Grophland, the land of the
Grophs. Grophs are waiting here for you looking for an owner
to take care of them."
Pets - A
free virtual pet site with fun-filled virtual worlds and dress
Neopets - A community of over 70 million virtual pet
owners across the world.
Explore your own 3D virtual world, adopt a virtual pet and
care for it, and more!
many other programs out there besides the basic MS Office
Suite. You can try many of them as shareware. See below for
some interesting links that may help make your business flow a
little more smoothly. Or, try the new MS Office Suite 2010
Freebyte - Free office suites.
Ajax13 - Freeware, open-source office suite,
containing a word processor, spreadsheet, drawing program,
presentation program, and a music player which all run in
ContactOffice - Personal and/or shared office tools, such as
calendar, addressbook, documents, notes, tasks, forums,
meetings, bookmarks, webmail, etc. Import your contacts from
Outlook. Synchronisation with Palm Pilot, Outlook, Windows CE,
or Lotus Organizer. Receive your agenda by SMS on a daily
basis. Send SMS messages straight out of your
EditGrid - Free advanced online spreadsheet with
templates and collaboration features.
Free online word processor and
ThinkFree - Free online web office, word processor,
spreadsheet, presentation program, blog,
Free desktop publishing and print program for Windows created
by Serif Software. Useful when you want to create Ads,
Brochures, Flyers, Forms, Newsletters, Handouts, Posters,
Pricelists, Reports, Invitations, Calendars, Greeting cards,
Free program for creating professional looking posters. It
contains predesigned templates for creation of inspirational,
motivational, movie or old west "Wanted"
Scribus - Open Source Desktop Publishing program for
Linux, MAC OS and Windows.
Free templates to download, edit, and print, such as: invoice
templates, memo templates, resume templates, powerpoint
presentation templates, invoices, flyers, fax cover sheets,
invitations, thank you notes, resume
WorldLabel.comtemplates - Address label templates, Avery label
templates, Neato, Stomper and Memorex CD label templates,
mailing label templates, shipping label templates, round label
templates, audio cassette label templates, diskette label
templates, VHS and cassette label templates.
for free, and in various formats: PDF, MS Word,
- Free program for creating Flash presentations, including:
splash screens, slideshows, self-running shows, and multi-page
presentations that are commonly used in electronic sales
brochures and catalogues. Your presentations can be exported
as an HTML page with an embedded SWF (Flash) file or as an
executeable file which you can run on any Windows
ScreenStream - A modern equivalent of the overhead
projector. Freeware screen (and audio) broadcasting software
for windows. Lets others watch your screen from their own
computer. Connects over a network or the internet. Viewers do
not need to install any special software, just a regular Web
Free charting and plotting tool with hundreds of charting
styles and multiple configuration parameters. Includes
importing data and exporting charts to several formats (JPEG,
PNG, GIF...). Versions available for Linux and Windows.
Freeware, open source, GPL.
OpenOffice � The free and open productivity
ShareMe � Any Windows software.
FreeDownloadsCenter � Free downloads for MS Office and
Ashampoo - Ashampoo Office 2010 is a powerful,
efficient, yet easy to handle office software that serves the
needs of both private users and companies.
Inventory Tracking and management system for Mac and Windows.
10 day free trial.
Do you get
a headache just thinking about your finances? Stay organized
and get a clear picture of your finances with the following
shareware for your home office:
CornerStone � Personal finance
Budget for Windows 4.5.4
- Budget and manage your bills using the envelope
StSoft Calculator 1.1
- Convenient and powerful calculator
Foreign Exchange 1.0
A currency conversion calculator
HPlot (Histogram Plot) 1.0
plot a histogram, including stats, for a given data
lease payment calculator.
Car loan calculator
TickerTrend Cash Flow 1.0
TickerTrend Cash Flow enables users to compute discounted cash
flow, PE, PE.
Expense Watcher 3.1.1
Track of expenditure
PocketBilling GI Procedures
2.02 (Mobile) - Customize your procedures
OpenSource finance program
Cupdate (Currency Updates)
1.0 (Mobile) - Currency updates for H. Martin's Currency
A2Z Home Inventory
Popular Home Inventory and Maintenance costs manager. Easy to
install and use.
Abassis Finance Manager
1.4 - Take
control of your expenses with this easy to use budget and
Account Xpress is designed to help you manage your money
easily and efficiently
Auction Misspeller Software
Auction Misspelled Tool - find the 1000' s of auction that are
misspelled on eBay
Technical analysis software with share price downloads, data
mining & backtests.
Budget software will show where your money is going right down
to the penny
RichOrPoor - Full-featured personal finance software
Download historical quotes of stocks, indices and mutual
Actual Planner: keep your Schedule, Blogs and Contacts in one
for Workgroup - The networking system for anyone operating
in the restaurant business.
TradeLogger - Free money management software for day
traders and swing traders.
Bookkeeping - Become a savvy spender and protect yourself
from debt danger.
My Little Note
Personal information manager to keep all your notes and
Information Manager - Manages notes, files, urls, RSS feeds,
contact information in folders.
Vehicle Expense Manager program The Industry Standard
and teachers need to stay organized too. Here are a few links
to shareware you may want to try if you are a student or
teacher trying to stay ahead of the game with technology. You
can even find shareware for younger kids to help them with
their basic academic skills like math and
Layton Music:Free Games and
- Free music games and resources for teachers and students to
download, print, and use.
MyLife - MyLife - Your ULTIMATE
Alarm, Reminder, Scheduler, Organizer, and MUCH more!
TurboNote+ - Desktop sticky notes.
- Is a software that helps teachers easily create
a student report card.
TurboNote - Free sticky note post it PIM software;
download to boost your productivity.
YearPlanner - An interactive software
Year Planner, with reminders and WYSIWYG
Personal Student Tutor
Personal Student Tutor Student is developed by McDougal
Littell and is used by 10
users of Software Informer.
Simplify the chaos of college life with this cool student
AquaSpelling - AquaSpelling helps create groups of words
and practice vocabulary and spelling.
practice basic math
winPenPack Flash School
Use a collection of portable applications for use with USB
drive or from a hard disk.
MATH DITTOS 2: Fact
Controlled MULTIPLICATION for Special Learners
3.2 - Fact
controlled teaching aid.
grades - A
simple software to manage student grades, calculations are all over.
FEATURES: possibility toenter 30 exercises, etc.
DIRECTIONS: decompress in a folder and click twice
on the file "Student" choose tocontinue if
a message appears.
A unique daily planner designed to help today's
collegestudents manage their academic workload as well as
their daily activities.
Animated States and
Learn the U.S. states and capitals in a fun (and
NetSupport School is the classroom managementsoftware
that provides teachers and trainers with the ability
to interact effortlessly with
Designed for beginning readers (pre-K to 2nd grade).
SAT GRE Crash
Test prep and study aid for the SATs.
2.0 - Via
School is an online accessible internet
application used by students, teachers and
parents/guardians in schools and at home to help progress in
- A program for students for scheduling and
Math � A
fun game you can play on your computer to help kids with their
Software to help insure good documentation of parent-teacher
Create A Quiz is a "computer assisted learning"
Animated Alphabet for
Teaches letter sounds using upper and lower case
Flashcard Suite (Educato
Flashcard creation/editing tool This is the big brother to
Flashcard Suite (Student Edition).
of shareware for the designer, including 3-D modeling, desktop
publishing, CAD software, fonts, flash, and
RealZoom Quartz 1.3
Generate close up images of LCD, CRT or
CD Cover 2.01
- Designer for CD covers and inlaycards.
Envisioneer Express is the easiest to use residential design
program available. This program was designed specifically
to introduce clients to the simple creation of floor plans, 3D
models, and interior design concepts.
Custom cabinet design
elevation & floor
shop plans, proposals and contracts, master cut lists, easy to
use. free trial
Create a professional
logo in minutes for websites,
documents, personal print jobs and professional
print shops. Trademark and copyright your logo
design with help from Logo Design
11 - CAD
floor plan design software, very easy to use - takes care of
drawing and MATH - leaving you to design.
This version includes wizards and an Easy Draw
function to add baths, beds, stairs, tables & chairs etc -
all at your sizes and style.
Magic Photo easilly blend
photo onto another picture (a landscape picture
etc). You can also add some pretty frames, flowers, cartoon
pictures or write your comments on the photo to make
it more beautiful and attractive.
Professional - Photo editing
software that provides easy imageediting.
This free photo editing
software trial is simple, yet, includes drawing
tools, color and saturation adjustments, image and canvas
sizing, and a good set of filters.
Designing your company logo yourself is easy. The
Company Logo Designer makes it incredibly easy. You just have
to click on what you like. No graphical talent
needed. Try it!
Import a photo of your home and design the landscape in full
3D. Add decks, patios, fences, gardens, driveways, and more.
See your landscaping
to life with soft shadows, accurate lighting, plants swaying
in the wind, all in real time 3D.
Design and visualize your landscape in fast, photo-realistic
3D. Design houses, decks, gardens, patios, fencing, 3D plants,
and more. It's fun and easy to use - no CAD experience
CAD floor plan design software, very easy to use - takes care
of drawing and MATH - leaving you to
Logo Desing Studio
1.28 - An
impressive logo design, creation and graphic design
Alibre Design Xpress
9.2 - 3D
solid modeler for creating mechanical parts, assemblies and 2D
Graphic editor specifically for designing and creating
Convert an icon into a textual graphic design using shaded
5.0 - One
of the solidest options for 3D graphic design
and creation settings
12.1 - A
complete graphic editing packet with everything you could
Open code program to design and create 3D graphic
- Cube Construct is a new website build tool
for which you do not need to learn any HTML
knowledge, web design, graphic design or programming
in order to have your own professional website setup in a few
never have too many fonts to create fun text. To install a
font, download the font file, then place it in your �Fonts�
folder via control panel:
Free fonts for download.
6800+ free true type fonts.
Page containing True Type Chess fonts and symbols for
dafont.com - Many free fonts for download. A sample of
each font can be previewed online.
Dina is a monospace bitmap font, primarily aimed at
programmers. It is relatively compact to allow a lot of code
Freeware and shareware dingbat fonts.
Dingbats-UK - Includes 300 dingbats for immediate preview
and download and a dingbat helper with links to 2000+
individual dingbat fonts.
Download Free Fonts - Download thousands of free true type
fonts for windows and mac.
DynaFonts - Collection of high-quality simplified and
traditional Chinese unicode fonts.
Dingbat fonts ordered by category.
Fontco - Font search engine for freeware and
Fontmagic - Free fonts archive, over 5000 freeware and
shareware fonts. All fonts are in True Type
Search and download over 10000 Postcript and TrueType fonts
for Windows and MAC.
Fiesta - A
collection of free and non-free fonts for
FreewareFonts.com - List of free-font sites.
Free fonts distributed by RedHat as RPM package and .tar.gz
file (true type): Sans (a substitute for Arial, Albany,
Helvetica, Nimbus Sans L, and Bitstream Vera Sans), Serif (a
substitute for Times New Roman, Thorndale, Nimbus Roman, and
Bitstream Vera Serif) and Mono (a substitute for Courier New,
Cumberland, Courier, Nimbus Mono L, and Bitstream Vera Sans
- TrueType and Open Type font specification including Apple
Advanced Typography specs.
Fonts - An
online font browser that lets you preview your fonts before
TopFreeFonts.com - List of free-font sites.
Fonts - A
listing of unicode fonts (True Type and Open
Free Vietnamese Unicode Fonts
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