By: Walter Metcalf
On June 17, 1998 I wrote a feature listing 10 freebies and descriptions I selected.
At the end of the article, I asked readers for their suggestions of freebies they
knew and found helpful. On July 7 I put out a final call. Freebies in this feature
are the resulting readers' suggestions. I have not tried most of these programs.
Therefore I can't guarantee they do what they claim to do, or even that they run
at all! Please contact the author if you have problems or questions.
For each program I have given the URL of a site where it can be downloaded free,
along with the name and email address (where known) of the author and submitter
unless the latter requested anonymity. The comments are those of the author or submitter
of the program.
Unless otherwise noted, all content on this site is Copyright © 2004, VOICE
A cool utility that "resurrects" accidentally deleted files. Works with
both HPFS and FAT! Author: Joe DiAdamo. Submitted by: ShyGuy
Mobile Screen Show Player
Allows anyone to view a Lotus Freelance Graphics presentation on their PC without
having Freelance Graphics installed. Author: Lotus
Corp. Submitted by: Anonymous.
This preprocessor (which used to be called HTMLPP) can be used to generate HTML
(and Rexx or other) code from source files. It supports commands such as "#include",
"#define", "#if" and many more. Author: Dennis Bareis. Submitted by: Author.
Command line utility that will read a text file and convert text chars to HTML character
entities. Author: Don Hawkinson.
Submitted by: Author.
Rexx compiler. Two options are available: compile Rexx program to standalone EXE
file or to shorter EXE file which requires a DLL file to run. Author: Dennis Bareis. Submitted by: Author.
Includes cd player, pipe monitor, clock, and task switcher. Small, fast, and requires
minimum Desktop real estate. Author: Dmitry
I. Platonoff. Submitted by: Jack
PM clock client that sets your system clock to an internet time server of your choice.
Extremely configurable. Author: Norbert
Dey. Submitted by: Steve
OS/2 utility which strips HTML codes from saved Web pages leaving some formatting
intact. Author: Don Hawkinson.
Submitted by: Author.
Set of WPS replacement classes that add new configurability, functions, and hot-keys
to workplace shell. Author: Takasugi
'N.P.S.' Shinji Submitted by: Jack
Includes extended shutdown features, freely extendable menus created with normal
objects, etc. Author: Ulrich
Möller. Submitted by: Jack
Thank you for all your suggestions. There is a rich diversity of programs here,
from relatively simple text manipulation, to a Rexx compiler, to some full-blown
WPS enhancments. If you look these programs over, you may find a free program that
will do the work of that shareware or commercial program you were going to buy,
and thus be able to save yourself some cash! If you do start using one of these
programs regularly, please take a moment and email the author to express your appreciation.