Best Windows Freeware – Network and Internet


    1. Open SSH – SSH Remote administration.
    2. Putty – Telnet/SSH application.
    3. RRDTool – The industry standard data logging and graphing application. Use it to write your custom monitoring shell scripts or create whole applications using its Perl, Python or PHP bindings. RRD is the acronym for Round Robin Database. It is a system to store and display time-series data (i.e. network bandwidth, machine-room temperature, server load average).

  1. TeraTerm – Terminal.
  2. TightVNC – Remote desktop tool.
  3. VNC – Remote desktop tool.
  4. WinSCP – SCP for Windows. It’s a very good one.
  5. UltraVNC – UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It means that you can work on a remote computer as if you were sitting in front of it.
  6. Netstumbler – Network Stumbler is a neat little program that allows you to see all the available Wi-Fi access points and networks that are in the range of you and your active Wi-Fi computer. Network Stumbler is for desktop and laptop machines, and Mini Stumbler is the equivalent for the Wi-Fi enabled PDA.
  7. Hamachi – VPN client
  8. RealVNC – remote control
  9. Ethereal – local area network administration
  10. The Dude – network administration
  11. Wireshark – network administration
  12. Angry IP Scanner – IP scanner
  13. IP-Tools – IP scanner
  14. Free Port Scanner – IP scanner
  15. NetMeter – network bandwidth monitoring


  1. FrostWire (No longer available) – Here is the full list of alternatives.
  2. BitTorrent – BitTorrent downloading!
  3. BitTyrant – BitTorrent protocol compatible client. Faster than traditional BitTorrent, read more on their site.
  4. Burst – A BitTorrent creation and management tool! Highly recommended.
  5. UTorrent – Ultimate Bittorrent Application. Highly recommended.
  6. BitComet – torrent client
  7. BitTornado – torrent client
  8. DC++ – Direct Connect network client
  9. PeerGuardian – IP blocker
  10. Miranda – chat client
  11. MSN Messenger – chat client
  12. Yahoo Messenger – chat client
  13. QIP – chat client
  14. JAJC – chat client
  15. HydraIRC – IRC client
  16. Talkative IRC – IRC client
  17. IceChat – IRC client
  18. Google Talk – VOIP client
  19. VoipStunt – VOIP client
  20. Gizmo – VOIP client
  21. Wengo – VOIP client
  22. Bid O Magic – eBay bidding/selling utility.
  23. Chronicle Lite – Blog client that works with xmlrpc – works with Drupal and any other blogapi supporting blog.
  24. Ekiga – Ekiga (formerly known as GnomeMeeting) is an open source VoIP and video conferencing application for GNOME. Ekiga uses both the H.323 and SIP protocols. It supports many audio and video codecs, and is interoperable with other SIP compliant software and also with Microsoft NetMeeting.
  25. EmailXT – EmailXT is an open, patent-free protocol that replaces your current email with a more secure, full-featured system. EmailXT is a relationship-based email system where unauthorized bulk emailing is no longer possible. No more spam and mass mailing viruses. You don’t need spam filters or service subscriptions anymore.
  26. FeedDemon – RSS Feed reader. Get your news and information instantly. Customize the way you read and organize feeds. Feeds are stored on NewsGator. I highly recommend this and NewsGator.
  27. Feedreader – News aggregator that supports RSS and ATOM formats.
  28. FireFox Tune – This will automatically tune Firefox for speed
  29. Flock – Web browser based on Firefox with social networking utilities built in.
  30. Digsby – All in one instant messenger and social networking client. Highly recommended.
  31. Gaim – Chat client. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, GroupWise Messenger, and Zephyr networks.
  32. IM2 – Chat client. Works with Yahoo, MSN, AOL, ICQ, IRC. Features voice video and encrypted chat. Skinnable :)
  33. Pidgin – Multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once, used to be Gaim. Supports all the major IMs
  34. Gizmo-project – Internet Phone. Gizmo Project uses your internet connection (broadband or dial-up) to make calls to other computers.
  35. Jap – Anonymous proxy. JAP makes it possible to surf the internet anonymously and unobservable.
  36. Juice – If you want to listen to podcasts, this program is for you.
  37. Kmelon – Web browser, very lightweight.
  38. Maxthon – Web browser, similar to Firefox, but uses the Internet Explorer backend and settings.
  39. MegaTrack – MegaTrack is an application that tracks Atlantic and eastern Pacific tropical storms. It uses the HSQLDB engine and is updated from the tropical storm data repository from the Unisys weather center.
  40. Mozilla – Web applications like Thunderbird mail client, Firefox web browser, SeaMonkey and Sunbird Calendar. Highly recommended.
  41. Opera – Web browser.
  42. Pegasus Mail – Email client, very mature and feature rich.
  43. RSS Owl – RSS news reader.
  44. RSSBandit – News aggregator that supports RSS and ATOM formats. Requires.Net
  45. SFLphone – The SFLphone project aims to provide a multi-platform, multi-protocol (SIP/IAX2), and multi-GUI desktop VoIP phone.
  46. Semagic – Blog client for the Live Journal. Has the best features for Lj.
  47. Skype – Internet phone. Skype is a little program for making free calls over the internet to anyone else who also has Skype. Its free and easy to download and use, and works with most computers so your not limited to call friends using the same operating system. Skype also has other services that allow the calling of actual phone number and cells, plus video options for a small price.
  48. Snarfer – RSS with very powerful features, like search, web browser, sharing, and embedded video playback. Highly Recommended.
  49. Speak-freely – Voice over IP, Internet phone.
  50. BlogDesk – Blog client, in my opinion, it is the best one around. Supports Drupal, Word Press, Live Journal, and many other blog types and even FTPs files and tags them with either link or image. Too many features to list here, highly recommended application.
  51. Windows Live Writer – Powerful Blog client from Microsoft. Supports Drupal, Word Press, Live Journal, and many other blog types and even FTPs files and tags them with either link or image.
  52. Zoomify – Flash image gallery creation.
  53. Avant Browser – web browser
  54. PopTray – check for emails
  55. Free Download Manager – download manager
  56. FlashGet – download manager
  57. WellGet – download manager
  58. WGET – command line download manager
  59. HTTrack – offline browser
  60. WebReaper – offline browser
  61. Yeah Reader – RSS reader
  62. GreatNews – Excellent RSS reader
  63. FavBackup – Handy little standalone application, FavBackup, can actually do the job easier and it can also backup Chrome, Opera, Safari, Flock, and Internet Explorer as well!
  64. TweetDeck – The best multi-column twitter desktop client around
  65. Seesmic Desktop – Only other alternative to TweetDeck
  66. Twhirl – One of the most popular Twitter Desktop Client
  67. Destroy Twitter – Regardless what the name is, it is a very tiny and effective twitter desktop client

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