Top Downloads from Bytes Of Information's

 the Download Gallery for 2011


Scott Sekinger



Below is a list of the top programs I like from the Bytes Of Information Download Gallery. Some have both  a free and paid version, but most are free.  The list of programs range from System utilities to games.

1.     Allway Sync -  "Allway Sync is free file and folder synchronization software for Windows. "

2.     Izarc  - A great program to compress and uncompress files of various compression file formats.

3.     Dropbox  - An easy way to backup and share files between more than one PC.

4.     Kings Quest 1 Remake - A free remake of Sierra's famous Kings Quest 1.

5.     Kings Quest 2 Remake - A free remake of Sierra's famous Kings Quest 2.

6.     Kings Quest 3 Remake - A free remake of Sierra's famous Kings Quest 3.

7.     AGD Studios Kings Quest 3  - AGD Studio's remake of Sierra's  Kings Quest 3

8.     Quest For Glory 2 - A free remake of Sierra's Quest For Glory 2.

9.     The Silver Lining  - "Join King Graham as he continues on his quest to save his children from the mysterious spell that befell them. Journey across new islands and exciting adventure as you search for the ingredients of the druid's spell."

10.  DOSBOX - DOSBOX is a cool program that allows you to to play old DOS Games.

11.  Gimp  - A free alternative to Photoshop.

12.  Picasa - Google's great free picture editor

13.  All Free Video Converter  - “As a renowned free video converter, All Free Video Converter can convert video files between various formats with fast converting speed and excellent quality. This batch converter simplifies batch file conversion. It can convert almost all video formats to your favorite audio & video formats, for example, WAV, MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC, AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP, etc. And even more, convenient presets are provided so you can convert with the perfect quality. Additionally, wizard mode will guide you what to do next. The powerful video converter makes video conversion quick and easy. Just download the free tool now and experience better digital life.”

14.  All Free Video Joiner  - “All Free Video Joiner is an easy and free-to use-video joiner for novices and professionals. There are several video formats presets provided for improving your joined files. You can join or merge multiple video files into a large one (AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, etc.) without any quality loss. It can also be used to convert a single file. With super fast conversion speed, it saves you much time. Additionally, wizard mode is provided to guide you step by step. The program is absolutely a free-of-charge video joiner without any limitation.”"

15.  Audacity  - A simply audio editor that allows you to record any form of sound that comes through your soundcard.

16.  LibreOffice -  "LibreOffice is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. It is free software and therefore free to download, use and distribute. "

17.  VLC Media Player -  A great free media player that plays various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

18.  EverNote  - “Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. Use Evernote to jot notes, create to-do lists, clip entire Web pages, manage passwords, and record audio. Everything added to Evernote is automatically synchronized across platforms and devices and made searchable. Evernote will even recognize printed or handwritten text in photos and image”

19.  Firefox   - A great free alternative to IE that provides a popup blocker, and tab browsing.

20.  Microsoft Security Essentials  - "Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple."

21.  Advanced SystemCare Free -  "Slow down, freeze, crash, and security threats are over. Advanced SystemCare Free is a comprehensive PC care utility that takes a one-click approach to help protect, repair, and optimize your computer. It provides an all-in-one and super convenient solution for PC maintenance and protection. All work will be done with 1 click and 1 minute. Compared with its nearest competitor, Advanced SystemCare Free provides the more essential and practical formula for Windows: Removing Spyware and Adware, Preventing Security Threats, Privacy Protection, Fixing Registry Errors, Temporary Files Cleanup, Startup Cleanup, Repairing Windows, Speeding up System and 1-click Mechanism

22.  Device Doctor  -  "Device Doctor is a freeware Windows application that scans your computer hardware and checks to see if there are new driver updates available for your devices. It also locates drivers for "unidentified devices" in the Windows Device Manager”

23.   MemTest (Windows Version) - A great program that checks you system's RAM  for any errors.

24.  Partition Wizard Home Edition  - "Working as partition magic, Partition Wizard Home Edition is a free partition manager designed by MT Solution Ltd. This partition software supports 32/64 bit Windows Operating System. Home users can perform complicated partition operations by using this powerful but free partition manager to manage their hard disk partition such as Resizing partitions, Copying partitions, Create partition, Delete partition, Format partition, Convert partition, Explore partition, Hide partition, Change drive letter, Set active partition, Convert Dynamic

      Disk to Basic Disk, Surface Test, Change Partition Serial Number, Change Partition Type ID and Partition

25.  PC Decrapifier  - "The PC Decrapifier is designed to remove a specific list unwanted software in an unattended fashion. Before running, the user may select exactly what software should be removed. Currently, it is targeted for use on The PC Decrapifier is a program designed to remove or uninstall a specific list unwanted software in an unattended fashion. It can be used to clean off most of the annoying software that is typically shipped with newer PCs."

26.  ProdKey  - "ProduKey is a small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007), Windows (Including Windows 7 and Windows Vista), Exchange Server, and SQL Server installed on your computer. You can view this information for your current running operating system, or for another operating system/computer - by using command-line options. This utility can be useful if you lost the product key of your Windows/Office, and you want to reinstall it on your computer. "

27.  Sandra Lite -  A great program that gives you detail information about your BIOS, chip set, the motherboard, and more.  It also allows to perform burn test ( to see if components will fail or not)

28.  Ubuntu  -  "Ubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, office suite, media apps, instant messaging and much more. " Ubuntu is an open-source alternative to Windows.

29.  Virtualbox - A great open source piece of Virtualization software.

30.  WSUS Offline Update -  "You can use WSUS Offline Update to easily download patches and updates for your Windows and Office without going through the whole procedure on Microsoft's Windows Update website.


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