Beginning today, I am starting a new series of posts which I am planning to post at-least once every week. It is about the list of interesting and useful (Freeware) software which we tend to ignore or take them for granted for the fact that they are FREE.

Even here on TechPP, whenever I post a review on some freeware, the response I get is luke-warm compared to what I get when I post some free promotional offers going around the Internet. But the reality is, there are so many hidden gems out there which are offered for FREE all the time and my effort will be to dig them out and introduce them to you.


Many of you are technically advanced, geeks, up-do-date with latest software and might already know about few of the freeware I present here. In that case take this as a refresher and if possible tip me about some software you come across and worth listing out here.

Freeware Round-up #1

1. Avant Browser 11.7.28


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.


  • Online Profile Storage
  • AutoFills
  • 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
  • Control Your Privacy
  • Safe Recovery
  • Customizable Skins

Download: Avant Browser 11.7.28

2. Attribute Changer 6.10b

Attribute Changer shell extension is a power user tool to change all kind of file and folder attributes, date, time and even NTFS compression. Exif date and time information stored in digital images are easily altered with Attribute Changer. It perfectly integrates into the Windows Shell and is available with a right-click on files, folders and drives. It features an easy to use graphical user interface with lots of exciting features.

Attribute Changer runs on the 32-bit editions of Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista (x64 is NOT supported).

Download: Attribute Changer 6.10b

3. WinSnap 3.0.8


WinSnap is a small but powerful utility for taking and editing screenshots. It can easily capture windows of non-rectangular form with the background of your choice, automatically perform simple canvas transformations and coloring effects, add professional smoothing shadows in Photoshop style and more. Also, WinSnap supports variety of image formats and provides advanced auto-save features. It now officially supports Windows 7 RC as well.

Download: WinSnap 3.0.8

4. TweakNow PowerPack 2009 v1.0.1


TweakNow PowerPack is a fully-integrated suite of utilities that let you fine-tune every aspect of your computer’s operating system and Web browser. The RAM Idle program manages the free memory that is available to run Windows programs. It prevents performance from degrading as you swap files and programs in and out of memory. The AutoShutdown program lets you suspend, hibernate, or shut down your computer after a specified period of time. In addition to saving resources, this program keeps your system more secure by making it unavailable to unauthorized people. The CD AutoRun is an extension of Windows’ CD and DVD autorun features, giving you additional options for starting programs or listening to music. The Virtual Desktop program lets you run as many as four custom-designed desktop configurations simultaneously, allowing you to tailor your computer screen to your mood and your work requirements. The suite gives you a complete picture of all aspects of your computer’s hardware, including detailed information about your motherboard, processor, video card, memory, hard disk and network.

Download: TweakNow Powerpack 2009

How did you like this list? Knew already about them? Do you wish to see more such lists? Know any cool freeware worth listing in future posts? Let me know!

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