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#1 User is offline   NickS 

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    Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:12 AM

    As you already know I'm the the developer of ZeuAPP which is featured on FreewareBB. Since we recently updated our app to version 1.7, we can remotely add new programs to our application. If you have any programs to recommend, that we should include into ZeuAPP I would be grateful. We're looking to expand our list from 160 programs now to even more programs. We want to provide our users with quality software, and since you're Freeware veterans, I believe there isn't better place to ask people to nominate what freeware software should be included.
    Regards,
    NickS
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    #2 User is offline   AnimalSoftware 

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      Posted 08 March 2011 - 04:19 PM

      As the author, I wholeheartedly recommend Panda Batch File Renamer.

      http://animal-software.com/panda-batch-file-renamer.html


      Other than giving a recommendation, what else would be required?
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      #3 User is offline   MerleOne 

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        Posted 08 March 2011 - 04:40 PM

        Here are a few free programs (free not always meaning freeware or opensource) :
        - Space Management: Free Disk Analyzer (Extensoft I think), SpaceSniffer, RidNacs
        - File Management : AC Browser Free
        - Browser : Opera, K-Meleon
        - Security : Safehouse Explorer
        - Web : Local Website Archive Lite
        - Notes taking : AM Notebook Lite
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        #4 User is offline   John T 

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          Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:25 PM

          For utilities look at Malwarebytes anti- malware (www.malwarebytes.org) and Superantispyware (www.superantispyware.com). Both good and can remove some nasty stuff.

          John
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          #5 User is offline   NickS 

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            Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:04 PM

            Malwarebytes,Opera, K-meleon are already there. The others will be added :)
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            #6 User is offline   stargazrroger 

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              Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:31 PM

              revo uninstaller free ram xp pro.
              that's all i can think of
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              Roger Gardner
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              #7 User is offline   grumplstink 

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                Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:01 AM

                :) Fantastic GNU License software "Free Download Manager" ,amazing and unbelievable download speedup, plus many more great capabilities,check this at http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/
                regards.
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                #8 User is offline   James (Jim) Hillier 

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                  Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:38 AM

                  Hey Nick,

                  Just a couple of humble suggestions; you don't currently have a 'Backup' category (or at least I could not find one) :)
                  Suggestions:
                  Macrium Reflect (imaging)
                  Toucan (portable)
                  FBackup
                  Back4Sure (portable available)

                  May I also suggest adding to the Security section:
                  Sandboxie (easy to use sandboxing application)
                  WinPatrol Free (heuristic protection/startup manager)

                  Under Utilities:
                  TweakNow PowerPack 2011 (free suite of cleaning/maintenance tools)
                  PicPick (screen capture/editor)

                  Under Office:
                  Jarte (simple, easy to use word processor)
                  WordWeb Free (resident dictionary/thesaurus)

                  Keep up the good work!!
                  Cheers.....Jim
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                  #9 User is offline   BosseWeb 

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                    Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:40 AM

                    The best freeware guide "out there" is [URL REMOVED]
                    There you will find the BEST freeware ON THE PLANET, reviewed and compared.
                    If itīs not in Gizmos top choice in each category, then it is NOT worth to be in ZeuApp.
                    Thatīs my oppinion.
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                    #10 User is offline   marko 

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                      Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:13 AM

                      Bosseweb, sorry we had to remove you're URL but it basically points to another freeware site which isn't the point of this thread, the developer is looking for users opinions, not recommendations from other freeware sites ;)

                      My worry is that too many people put too much importance on recommendations from sites, I prefer to put more importance on the users votes which is one area we'll be looking to extend and simplify in the coming months here on FreewareBB :)
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                      #11 User is offline   James (Jim) Hillier 

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                        Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:17 AM

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                        If itīs not in Gizmos top choice in each category, then it is NOT worth to be in ZeuApp

                        Hey BosseWeb - That really is a naive statement to make! The TechSupportAlert site offers a very good guide to freeware BUT it is a guide only and the "top choices" do not come from Gizmo (Ian) Richards personally. Each category has its own 'editor' who has been drawn from the general public, their credentials are an unknown quantity and their selections based on personal opinion only.

                        The entire 'what's the best freeware' debate is very subjective (horses for courses) and really, your statement is pretty outrageous. Not everything that's recommended on the TechSupportAlert site is necessarily the best in its class, it is just someone's personal view.

                        And that is my opinion.:)
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                        #12 User is offline   mick 

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                          Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:46 AM

                          Hi,
                          Just downloaded and used this program and used for the first time, quite a good idea. BUT, I would like to see a feature where you can hide programs, or make some favourite. THEN with a feature to import/ export this list so that it can be applied on any other PC. I think this would make it very usable. i.e make it portable/ transferable. Any NEW programs could be marked as unseen or rated. Maybe a rating system would be best, infact make it perfect! Then you would have your own rating system, e.g. 5 stars: ALWAYS install, 4 stars mostly install, 3 stars possibly install, etc.

                          For example, when installed a clean version of an operating system (usually XP!), then I usually install good, basic programs and this would make life much easier!!

                          Quite a few of my programs that I use are already in the list, but a few arnt, that I actually use and rate as 5 star, maybe not google earth! (and recommend, of course!)

                          Hope there are no repeats that are already in the list!

                          XNview (Graphics)
                          MediaMonkey (audio)
                          Geosetter (mapping/ GPS) YOu GOT to have this!!!
                          GoogleEarth (mapping/ GPS) not that google need advertising!!, but good and usful)
                          Winmerge (programming)
                          Teamspeak 9gaming / comms)
                          Amaya (web design/ internet)
                          FileOrganiser (Filemanager, renamer)
                          Autoruns (startup manager)


                          Thanks, keep up the good work!
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                          #13 User is offline   NickS 

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                            Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:01 AM

                            Freedownload manager is already in. Backup category will be added, however backup software will find home in Utilities tab until we add Backup tab. AnimalSoftware, I've added your software. Revo uninstaller to be added. Has anyone of you tried WinMate? Basically its TuneUp free alternative. I'm still not sure about adding it and I would like to hear your opinion about it.
                            Edit: Thanks for suggestion. We will add rating option. Portable version should be released soon. I will add software you suggested mick sometime today.
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                            #14 User is offline   marko 

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                              Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:03 AM

                              Nick, if you really want to start blowing the socks off the competition I'd look into the possibility of something along the lines of Mick's suggestion above, say, the ability to choose which programs to install from a list, the ability to save that list and then configure the installers to silently install. If you do that, I know I for one would be a regular user, as would most people who like to reinstall their OS from time to time.

                              I started something similar (https://freewarebb.com/files/file/8281-essential-freeware-christmas-downloads-2009/) but just haven't had the time to keep it up :)
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                              #15 User is offline   NickS 

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                                Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:14 AM

                                The ability to select which programs you want installed will be added. Silent install is already built in, however we're testing each application to see how it responds to silent argument. Also, I would like to note that the silent software install won't be possible for apps which are stored as .zip or .rar files.
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                                #16 User is offline   Wolf 

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                                  Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:27 AM

                                  As the author of these programs I recommend to include:

                                  Butterfly 2.0 (An ovulation-menstruation calender, quite popular)

                                  CSV2SQL 1.3 (SQL-programming aid, in databases)

                                  The following programs are technical-chemical tools, maybe less suitable for inclusion because they aim at a very small user group.

                                  REDOX 2.0 (Redox reactions)
                                  IRPal 2.0 (Infrared spectroscopy)
                                  MSPal 1.0 (Mass spectrometry)

                                  Wolf van Heeswijk
                                  http://home.kpn.nl/~vheeswijk
                                  http://home.kpn.nl/~vheeswijk/Chemutil.html
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                                  #17 User is offline   marko 

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                                    Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:28 AM

                                    Surely zip and rar files can be 'unzipped' or 'unrarred' before silent switching?. It probably does beg the question where to unzip or unrar them to I guess but I'm sure something like %systemdrive% worked for me in the past - could be a whole can of worms mind you but it's maybe food for thought anyway :)
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                                    #18 User is offline   AnimalSoftware 

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                                      Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:33 AM

                                      View PostNickS, on 09 March 2011 - 10:14 AM, said:

                                      Also, I would like to note that the silent software install won't be possible for apps which are stored as .zip or .rar files.

                                      Could you give a detailed description of what is required for a 'silent install' to work?
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                                      #19 User is offline   NickS 

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                                        Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:18 AM

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                                        Could you give a detailed description of what is required for a 'silent install' to work?
                                        Basically the program needs to have its extension in .exe and in .msi. Also some of the programs need to be configured to have preselected options during the install(Language packages,additional libraries,toolbars). We plan to work with developers on some of the software included, to see what option should be selected as default one. Every other software won't be a problem to configure. Also we're planning to Video reviews for each software :).
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                                        #20 User is offline   PCRacer 

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                                          Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:57 PM

                                          If I may make a suggestion as a freeware developer myself, you may also have a look at the whole range of free software from myself{SSuite Office}. :P

                                          They are all listed here on FreewareBB. :D

                                          Just do a search on "SSuite Office". As quoted above, some of them are listed and reviewed at Gizmo's and Techsupportalert. :yahoo:

                                          Just wanted to add my two cents worth, you did ask!. :sarcastic:
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