These are useful free and/or open source programs.

Programs I use from time to time

Click on Link to download program.


Windows 98/ME/2000/XP: (.exe file, 2.1 MB) - A version of the free Audacity audio editor.
Audacity Web Site

(.exe file, 3.6 MB) - Audiograbber is a beautiful piece of software that grabs digital audio from cd's. Audiograbber can automatically normalize the music, delete silence from the start and/or end of tracks, and encode them to a variety of formats including MP3. Audiograbber can download and upload disc info from freedb, an Internet compact disc database. You can even record your vinyl LP's or cassette tapes with Audiograbber and make wav's or MP3's of them. There are a lot more functions in Audiograbber, but to put it simply: Audiograbber has the most features one can wish from such a program!
Audiograbber Web Site.


The big advantage to this program is it lets
you save the pdf as an image. Excellent!
Windows 2000 and later (.exe file, 18.4 MB) - "Those wishing to View/Modify or perform simple editing and even OCR Image based PDF files on their Windows PC's now have a FREE pdf reader alternative to the Adobe Reader! The PDF-XChange Viewer is smaller, faster and more feature rich than any other FREE PDF Reader/ PDF Viewer/ PDF Editor available."
(from xchange view web site)
PDF X-change viewer Web Site

Windows 2000 and later (.exe file, 3.9 MB) - Installs as a printer. so anything you can print, can be a PDF File.
Cute PDF Writer web site.

(.exe file, 98 MB) Windows XP edit program and driver for
Sony ICD-P520 voice recorder.
Sony Download Link.

(.exe file, 96 MB) Windows XP. This is the editor I use to edit web content. I used it to edit this page
PSPad Website.

(.exe file, 20 MB) Windows XP. This is the editor I use to edit images. I used it to edit images on this page.