Minster Matters Recommended Downloads
Below you will find a listing of the freeware we have recommended over previous issues and also other programs, we have tried and tested, that we have found useful, and could be of benefit to our readers.
A great assortment of programs can be downloaded from here: FILEHIPPO plenty of older versions as well - It's well worth bookmarking their homepage
Programs Recommended in the Magazine
Nov 08 - Ubuntu Installation This is now a direct link to the Ubuntu Website
These Programs are stored on our own server
Use supplied Web links to check for later versions
June 09 - the 4 suggested programs have now been removed
Sept 08 Defraggler 2011 update July 08 July 08 May 08 March 08 February 08 November 07 October 07 September 07 August 07 July 07 June 07 May 07
Other Freeware we have Tried and Tested
The following are programs that we in Minster Matters Computer Corner use and recommend. Just click whichever ones you require to download them to your own computer.
We have also included links direct to the original websites (where available) for you to be able to check for newer versions if you so wish,
and we have also included separate Manuals and Help Files where available
Do you know of a Freeware program that we might like to include here ?
Let us know - See Contact page for details of how
If you find any of these useful to you. Please let us know - thank you
1/ Antivirus/Antispyware/AntiMalware Programs
2/ Registry/File Cleaners
4/ Essential Backup Programs
5/ Various Useful Programs
Zsoft Uninstaller (Website): a good uninstaller
which is quicker and easier than Microsofts own Add/Remove Programs,
Belarc Advisor (Website) : a PC Audit program,
File Eraser (Website) : does what its name implies, very securely,
Font Viewer (Website) : great for checking out your fonts,
CD to MP3 Converter (Website) : just right for converting
your favourite CD's to MP3's for your player,
Firefox Browser (Website) : an alternate Web Browser to Internet Explorer,
Skype (Website) : will enable you to speak to friends
on the other side of the world for free,
Coffeecup Zip : a very nice little Zip utility program,
Read Only : will batch convert Read Only files
to an editable format or vice versa. Especially useful
when transferring files from a CD backup
Note: Coffeecup Zip and Read Only
are both freeware versions that are no longer available on the web.
The very latest versions must be paid for, but these both do the job well
6/ Image Manipulation and Indexing Programs
7/ Desktop Publishing/Office Suite Programs
The following 4 programs are free from the Serif Website
This is the Software we use to publish Minster Matters
albeit we use, paid for, later versions.
Are you looking for something we don't have listed?
Let us know and we will see what we can do
If you find any links that do not work please let us know
so as we might fix them
We hope you find these programs useful.
We use all of these so can recommend them without fear.