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All programs are freeware for Windows computers. Links on this page:

Links to Free Downloads Elsewhere | Shareware, etc.


Ebbe's HTML Generator

A useful Excel spreadsheet with two macros. You maintain your information in an Excel workbook and use the macros to produce updated HTML files.

Download (160 kB):  

ebbes_html_generator.xls

See the description, examples, and more download files on the Generator Details Page

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Ebbe's Bookkeeping Spreadsheet

An Excel spreadsheet meant for simple bookkeeping tasks with app. 20 accounts and 500 entries per year.

Download (220 kB):  

ebbes_bookkeping_spreadsheet.xls

See the description on the Bookkeeping Details Page

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Ebbe's Project Manager

An Excel spreadsheet for project planning of up to 30 persons, 30 projects, and 52 weeks. There is a description in the "description" folder in the file.

Download (600 kB):  

ebbes_project_manager.xls

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Ebbe's Sudoku Solver

A spreadsheet for anybody who has problems with Sudoku. It will propose the next steps and checks that the solution is legal.

Download (450 kB):  

ebbes_sudoku_solver.xls

See the description, examples, and more download files on the Sudoku Solver Detail Page

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Ebbe's Excel Colors

A one-page spreadsheet with all possible combinations of black and white letters and colored backgrounds in Excel 2003.

Download (21 kB):  

ebbes_excel_colors.xls

Black letters on colored background: These background colors support the black letters and make the text easy readable - also in black-and-white printing:

  1. Black on white
  2. Black on light yellow
  3. Black on light turquoise
  4. Black on light green
  5. Black on yellow
  6. Black on tan
  7. Black on 25% grey
  8. Black on gold
  9. Black on light orange

White letters on colored background: White letters are not printed with white color - they are the absence of the background color. These background colors give the sharpest, most readable color print:

  1. White on black
  2. White on blue
  3. White on red
  4. White on pink
  5. White on orange
  6. White on sky blue
  7. White on light orange

MindMan Personal Mindmap

Version 3 (1998)

A good tool for ideas under creation, minutes from chaotic meetings, headlines from textbooks, etc.

Download (870 kB):

mmpersonal30-2e.exe

See the description, examples, and more download files on the Mindmap Details Page

Image from http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/23763.asp

Kaptajn Kaper i Kattegat

"Kaptajn Kaper i Kattegat" is a Danish computer game created 1981 in Danish and English versions. The title means "Captain Privateer in the Cattegat". Here is the Danish version:

Download (50 kB):

kaper2.zip

Unzip and run go.bat

Kaper

See the description, examples, and more download files on the Kaptajn Kaper Details Page


Badday video

Life may be a problem in itself, but the computer is the devil incarnate!

Download (5,020 kB):  

badday.mpg

Download (420 kB):  

badday_small.mpg

Sound only (550 kB):  

badday.wav

Badday

The surveillance video is showing Vince Licciardi's fight against the machine. He is an employee of Loronix Information Systems that sells surveillance systems. The firm has used the video as a promotion. It is an open question whether Vince Licciardi was acting for promotional reasons, or if it was just a bad day.


CDex Audio Tool

Convert your CD music collection into lean MP3 files!

Download (1,950 kB):

cdex_151.exe

Self-exctracting file

CDex screendump

Anti-Virus Test Files

Is your anti-virus program actually working? Here are four version of a suspicious file that any anti-virus program should regard as virus. When your anti-virus program finds the file it ought to react just as if it found a virus.

The EICAR file is a test file that cannot spread itselves or make any damage. It is a DOS program containing the message "EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!". The file starts with the following 68 characters, and is exactly 68 bytes long:

X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR- STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
eicar.com

contains the ASCII string  

eicar.com.txt

is the test file with another file name  

eicar_com.zip

is the test file inside a zip archive  

eicarcom2.zip

is the test file inside a zip archive in another zip file (to see whether the virus scanner checks archives more than one level deep)  

Take care, as these files may be difficult to handle on your PC. Your anti-virus program may quarantine them!

Originally the file is written by Paul Ducklin. Read more details at www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm


Links to Free Downloads Elsewhere

The programs below I find very useful. However, I do not host them, because the owners are constantly making updates.


FreeCommander

FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager.

Download the newest version: www.freecommander.com (app. 2.3 MB).

FreeCommander

Xenu's Link Checker

I have used Xenu for checking 170,000 Danish domains every three months. It is an incredible solid piece of software checking 100 links at a time, and for free!

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Download the newest version from Tilman Hausherr's own page home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html. File name: xenu.zip.

Getting started: Unzip it and install it wherever you want. To check a site, click the toolbar icon on the left and enter a WWW address. If the address finishes with a directory name, don't forget to put a slash "/" at the end.

Tilman Hausherr has chosen the name because it is hated by the Church of Scientology, see www.xenu.net/ and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenu.


Iron Browser

Iron SRWare browser is based on the sourcecode of the Google Chromium browser. It is as quick as Chromium, but has not Chromium's open door that lets Google watch all of your whereabouts. On the other hand it will not submit your entries to Google and hence deliver surfing suggestions.

See a comparison between Iron and Chrome here: www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_chrome_vs_iron.php.

Download the newest version here: www.srware.net/downloads/srware_iron.exe.

SRWare browser

Safari Browser

This is Apple's browser for PC and Mac. Download the newest version: www.apple.com/safari/download.

Safari

Mozilla Browser and Mail Client

Download the newest version from Mozilla: www.mozilla.org (app. 11 MB).

Mozilla

Mozilla supports a tool called Firebug. That is a fine tool for work with style sheets and HTML. It will continually mark up which part of the browser window that is affected by which part of the code.


Opera Browser

Download the newest version from Opera: www.opera.com (app. 4 MB).

Opera

Opera is a lean browser, which in the latest versions are showing the content quite like Internet Explorer. The marketese boasts: "Opera - The Fastest Browser in the World". Recently, Opera Software has removed ad banners and licensing fees.


Open Office

Download the newest version: www.openoffice.org (app. 80 MB).

Open Office

OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. The product is free to download, use, and distribute.

Benefits and concerns: The native file format is XML in zipped files. That means small file sizes and a completely open format. If you unzip the file, you may edit it in Notepad! This is a principle completely different from the proprietary file formats of Microsoft.

In version 1 there is an outstanding simple conversion of text to HTML. In version 2 there is a very fine support for PDF files.


Ace FTP

I use Ace FTP version 3 to upload my HTML. It is for free, and it is working OK.

It is free to download, but will only work after you have received a password via mail. There is a lot of marketese, whether you want it or not.

Download the newest version: software.visicommedia.com/en/products/aceftpfreeware (app. 2 MB).

Ace FTP

Avira AntiVirus Program

Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic is a German anti-virus program to be downloaded for free. According to the website, AntiVir is regularly awarded for its very high detection results. The free version is only for private use.

Download the newest version: www.avira.com/en/download/index.html.

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Comodo Firewall

Comodo Firewall is a personal firewall that filters ingoing and outgoing traffic on the computer. It alerts you of any applications that attempts to connect to the Internet and allows you to permanently or temporarily allow or block the connection.

Download the newest version: www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/ (8 MB)

Comodo Firewall

IZArc Zip and Archive Program

Download the newest version: www.izarc.org/download.html

izarc.org

IZArc a freeware archive utility supporting many archive formats. It supports al kinds of compressed and encoded files.


Adobe Acrobat Reader

Here is the link for the newest version: get.adobe.com/dk/reader.

Acrobat 5

Colour Schemes Generator

This is actually not a program to download, but a service provided on wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html: A guide that proposes three RGB colours for your website depending of your preferences.

Wellstyled.com is run by the Czech Petr Stanícek. He offers a lot of interesting articles on CSS. See the list in his archive.

Wellstyled.com

musescore.org

Musescore

Musescore is a free music composition and notation software and is an alternative to commercial programs like Sibelius and Finale. It is not bugfree, and some of the help texts are not of professional standard - but the price is absolutely competitive.

Download the newest version: musescore.org/download/musescore.exe


Shareware, etc.

Below are more programs that I consider useful. However, these programs need to be paid for.


EditPlus HTML Editor

I use EditPlus for HTML editing and for Notepad purposes. It is very stable and handles text files larger than 100 MB. It includes a powerful Regular Expressions tool.

Download the newest version: www.editplus.com (app. 1 MB).

EditPlus is distributed as shareware. If you decide to keep it more than 30 days, it costs 30 dollars.

EditPlus

WordToWeb

WordToWeb is a set of Visual Basic macros to be run from within Microsoft Word. I have been working with this program since 1998, and I have used it for all of the larger documents on this website.

It has a lot of features, and it is able to produce lean HTML with an incredible lot of useful internal links between separate pages based on Word's own headings, bookmarks, and index fields.

WordToWeb

Basically, the program depends on Microsoft Word's way of saving HTML, and the Visual Basic macros are making corrections afterwards. There are various versions of WordToWeb to various versions of Word.

Solutionsoft offers a free 30-days trial, which is not converting the "C"s, and which put an annoying, blinking text at the bottom of each page. It is possible, but not easy to create workarounds. Here's the link: www.solutionsoft.com/w2w.htm (app. 2 MB).

The cost of the regular version is 300 dollars.