AB Web Recommended Software

This page is for software that I find to be useful. Some of this software is free and some is not. If I mention it here, it is well worth paying for. Many of the programs will be versions that you can use forever free of charge. Some will have limited capabilities until they are registered. I will explain about each program and what is different from the demo and the purchased product.
I will also be providing instructions on using many of the programs on the tutorials page.
  • Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit (version 5.1m)
    This program generates an audit of the contents of your computer as a webpage that is only stord on your PC. It provides a complete list of everything installed on your computer. It even provides a list of all software and serial numbers for your software (Including your Windows Product Key). No information is sent from your pc. Here is an example audit from my PC. Some information has been omitted for security reasons.
    Price: Free
  • Sam Spade is a general-purpose Internet utility package, with some extra features to help in tracing the source of spam and other forms of Internet harassment. It is useful for finding the ISP of the source of the email so you can report it to the abuse department, which you can also obtain using Sam Spade. Full list of features.
    Price: Free
  • WinZip - Zip files are "archives" used for distributing and storing files. Zip files contain one or more files. Usually the files "archived" in a Zip are compressed to save space. Zip files make it easy to group files and make transporting and copying these files faster. Full list of features.
    WinZip is not really a free program though the evaluation version does everything that you need to to with no time limit. Here is the list of features that are not available with the evaluation version.
    Price: Free to evaluate - $29 to register
  • Musicmatch Jukebox is the only all-in-one jukebox that delivers free unlimited CD-quality ripping. Convert your personal CDs into MP3, WAV or Windows Media files with an easy one-step recording process. Automatically tag your tracks with album information and cover art when recording from CDs.
    Create custom audio and MP3 CDs at 2x speed with MUSICMATCH Jukebox Basic. Burn music mix CDs containing all of your favorite songs, or archive your MP3s and data files to free up hard-drive space.
    Listen to audio CDs, MP3s, Internet streams, WMAs, WAV files and more. View videos and visualizations in the resizable Media Window. Create playlists with ease - just drag and drop music files from your Music Library or from any Windows Explorer window to hear your favorite music instantly. View album, song and artist information while listening.
    You can upgrade to the Plus version and unlock many extra options. Including faster CD burning and the ability to print CD cover art. Here is a list of the differences between Musicmatch Jukebox and Musicmatch Jukebox Plus.
    Price: Free
    Musicmatch Jukebox Plus
    Price: $19.95
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