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RSSOwl

Posted by freewarealternative on February 27, 2007

RSSOwl is a RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader written in Java using SWT as fast graphic library. Read News in a tabfolder, save favorites in categories, Export to PDF / RTF / HTML / OPML, Import Feeds from OPML, perform fulltext-search, use internal browser.

Features:

  • Import
  • Bookmark your favorite newsfeeds
  • Import Blogrolls
  • Switch on the internal browser to read news that contain HTML
  • Export the content into one of the formats PDF, RTF or HTML
  • 2-column and a 3-column layout
  • Search-options
  • Integrated newsfeed-search engine
  • Check the validity of a newsfeed
  • Password protected newsfeeds
  • Highly customizable. “Preferences”

http://www.rssowl.org/

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GreatNews

Posted by freewarealternative on February 27, 2007

GreatNews is a powerful RSS reader emphasising on usability. “Full-page” display makes RSS articles as easy to read as on newspaper. It can synchronize with Bloglines.

Features:

  • Support all major feed formats, including RSS 0.9x, 1.0(rdf), 2.0, Atom 0.30 and 1.0. Support popular extensions like dublin core, content:encoding etc.
  • Integrated internet browser, with tabs and popup blocking. Working closely with default browser like Firefox.
  • With Import/Export wizard, you can import/export all channel subscriptions in a single step.
  • Export rss articles to rss 2.0 format. You can also customize the export by selecting channel/group/label, and/or applying filters.
  • Bloglines.com integration
    Read everywhere at Bloglines.com, but read twice as fast at your desk.
  • Full text search with keyword highlights.
  • 100% Unicode support. Displays international languages on the same page. Use any languages anywhere in GreatNews, including Search, Label and News watch.
  • “Channel Organizer” helps organize channel subscriptions in one place. Use “Find Channel” to locate your subscriptions quickly.
  • Support HTTP Conditional GETs and gzip/deflate encoding to reduce bandwidth consumption.
  • Track Comment function automatically updates articles with latest comments.
  • BlogThis function to post directly to your blogging service. Support popular blogging tools like w.Bloggar, Zoundry and Windows Live Writer.

http://www.curiostudio.com/

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YeahReader

Posted by freewarealternative on February 27, 2007

YeahReader is a free program for reading news feeds in RSS, RDF and Atom formats, and podcasts. The program provides all basic RSS reader functionality such as a convenient feed update system, proxy support and pop-up update notification. Besides this, YeahReader has such features as built-in blog client that will allow you to quickly write messages to your LiveJournal, Blogger, WordPress or Delicious blog, OPML support, ability to export data into HTML, CSV or JS format, multilanguage support and others. Although quite functional, YeahReader is one of the easiest news readers to use. The program contains a collection of links to popular RSS feeds on various subjects so you will not waste time searching for interesting links.

http://www.yeahreader.com/

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WebReaper

Posted by freewarealternative on February 27, 2007

WebReaper is web crawler or spider, which can work its way through a website, downloading pages, pictures and objects that it finds so that they can be viewed locally, without needing to be connected to the internet. The sites can be saved locally as a fully-browsable website which can be viewed with any browser (such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, etc), or they can be saved into the Internet Explorer cache and viewed using IE’s offline mode as if the you’d surfed the sites ‘by hand’.

Features:

  • Multithreaded downloading
  • Explorer-style interface
  • ShockWave Flash support – downloads/fixes up SWF movies for local browsing
  • User-customisable filters – limit by depth, time per object, total time and ‘distance’ from starting server, and many others.
  • Simple-to-use filter wizard – helps you build complex filters quickly and easily.
  • Full Drag & Drop support – drag links to/from Internet Explorer/Netscape.
  • Save downloaded files using relative paths to recreate websites stored locally with links adjusted to make them fully browsable.
  • ‘Resume’ mode reads files saved locally to avoid reloading unchanged pages
  • Proxy & website authentication, allowing websites with passwords or behind firewalls to be reaped.
  • ‘URL Profiles’ allow depth and filter configurations to be saved with associated URLs for easy re-reaping in future.
  • Command-Line execution to run as a batch process, using a task scheduler (not provided).
  • Works with GetRight for large file downloads.

http://www.webreaper.net/

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HTTrack

Posted by freewarealternative on February 27, 2007

HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility. It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the “mirrored” website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.

Features:

  • Versions available for Windows, Linux, Sun Solaris, and other Unix systems
    (Other platforms may soon be included)
  • Multilingual Windows and Linux/Unix interface (English, Français, Castellano, Deutsch, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Italiano, Kréyòl Matinik, Magyar, Brazilian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Danish, Estonian, Swedish, Turkish, Macedonian, Japanese, Slovak, Czech, Ukrainian, Norwegian, Slovenian, Romanian, Greek)
  • Free Software (GPL) (open source code given)
  • Mirror one site, or more than one site together (with shared links)
  • User-selectable recursion levels
  • Quickly updates downloaded sites
    and resumes interrupted downloads (due to connetion break, crash, etc.)
  • Filter by file type, link location, structure depth, file size, site size, accepted or refused sites or filename (with advanced wild cards)..
  • Timeout and minimum transfer rate manager to abandon slowest sites
  • Wizard to specify which links must be loaded (accept/refuse: link, all domain, all directory)
  • Multiple-connection mode (default: 4 connections) maximizes download speed
  • HTTP compression (gzip..)
  • Proxy support to maximize speed, with optional authentication
  • Reget (resume) for partially transfered files (HTTP/1.1)
  • File names with original structure kept or splitted mode (one html folder, and one image folder), dos 8-3 filenames option and user-defined structure
  • Automatic switch for “Moved” errors
  • HTML parsing and tag analysis, including javascript code/embedded HTML code
  • Basic java and Flash parsing
  • Integrated DNS cache
  • Optional log file with error-log and comments-log
  • User-specified paths for mirror and log files
  • Works as a command-line program, or through a shell for both private (capture) or professionnal (on-line web mirror) use

http://www.httrack.com/

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FlashGet

Posted by freewarealternative on February 27, 2007

FlashGet is specifically designed to address two of the biggest problems when downloading files: Speed and management of downloaded files. If you’ve ever waited forever for your files to download from a slow connection, or been cut off mid-way through a download – or just can’t keep track of your ever-growing downloads – FlashGet is for you. FlashGet can split downloaded files into sections, downloading each section simultaneously, for an increase in downloading speed from 100% to 500%. This, coupled with FlashGet’s powerful and easy-to-use management features, helps you take control of your downloads like never before.

http://www.flashget.com/

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Free Download Manager

Posted by freewarealternative on February 27, 2007

Free Download Manager (FDM) is a full-featured download accelerator and manager. You can easily download a list of files and whole web sites from any remote server via HTTP, HTTPS and FTP. FDM is a light-weight, powerful and easy-to-use application. This software product is well-known for its intuitive and user-friendly interface. FDM can function as a site manager, accelerator, site explorer and scheduler. FDM can resume broken downloads. So you needn’t start the downloading process from the very beginning after casual interruption. You can resume unfinished download from the moment when it was interrupted. Also this program warns you if resuming isn’t supported by the servers. It allows you to make a decision about the downloading. So with FDM you save your time and money.

Features:

  • Resume your broken download
  • Limit the downloading speed
  • Split download into several sections
  • Connect to the Internet at a set time
  • Specify the settings of network usage
  • Download the whole web sites from the remote server

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/

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PopTray

Posted by freewarealternative on February 27, 2007

PopTray started as a little POP3 mail checker I wrote, because I couldn’t find a freeware program that had all the features I wanted. Since then, new features have been added by request. After years of refinement PopTray 3.0 has now become a full-featured, customizable, e-mail notifier, but keeping its ease of use.

Features:

  • Unlimited number of Accounts
  • Show number of messages directly on the TrayIcon (rotating by account)
  • Quickly preview a message
  • Delete messages from the server without downloading them
  • Rules that identify a message according to your criteria, then does one of these actions:
    • Play different notification sound
    • Delete from the server
    • Run any EXE file
    • Mark as Spam
    • etc …
  • Configurable Hot-keys/Mouse-Buttons/Command-Line options for most functions
  • Plug-in Support:
    • Protocol plug-ins (e.g. IMAP4, Hotmail, Gmail, etc.)
    • Notify plug-ins (e.g. Flashing scroll-lock light, ScreenSaver)
  • Spam management using rules and white/black lists
  • Mulitple notfications (play sound, pop-up, etc)
  • Translated into 30+ languages
  • Complete Install / Uninstall

http://www.poptray.org/

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Thunderbird

Posted by freewarealternative on February 27, 2007

Thunderbird delivers. Enjoy safe, fast, and easy email, with intelligent spam filters, quick message search, and customizable views. Brought to you by Mozilla, Thunderbird makes email better.

Features:

  • Full-Featured Email
  • Junk Mail Filters
  • Anti-Phishing Protection
  • Advanced Security
  • Automatic Updates
  • Customize Thunderbird

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/

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Avant Browser

Posted by freewarealternative on February 27, 2007

Avant Browser is a standalone application designed to expand features provided by Internet Explorer. It adds a bunch of features and functionalities to IE and its user-friendly interface brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience, and frequent upgrades have steadily improved its reliability. Avant Browser is freeware. That’s right. 100% Free! No cost to you ever. No limitations. No Adware. No Spyware. You can donate if you want, but it’s certainly not required.

Features:

  • Flash Animation Filter
  • Built-in AD/Pop-up Blocker
  • Built-in RSS/ATOM Reader.
  • Additional Mouse Functions
  • Multi-Window Browsing
  • Real Full Screen Mode and Alternative Full Desktop mode
  • Built-in Search Engine
  • Full IE Compatibility
  • Control Your Privacy
  • No security holes
  • Safe Recovery
  • Skins
  • Available in 41 languages

http://www.avantbrowser.com/

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