It’s not very often we get to see commercial products going freeware. Can you imagine this happening to Adobes Photoshop or Microsoft’s Office ? I think not. There are of course hundreds of freeware programs out there that will give you some or most of the same functionality, and now, we can add three more to the Best Freeware list.
Thanks to freewaregenius for pointing these out to us.
And the newcomers are…
WinX DVD Author
Our good old friends over at Digiarity has since last decided to release their DVD authoring software as Freeware. This suite does not only convert any movie to DVD, but also allow you to author or re-pack a DVD with themes, chapters and everything you’d expect from a payware program.
As always, Digiarity promises high-quality and High-Speed – and in my opinion, they do deliver.
With step-by-step wizard built-in, even novice can easily convert and burn MKV, M2TS, M4V, MP4, FLV, MPEG, MOV, RM, RMVB, H.264, AVI to DVD, etc. Equipped with fast and powerful decode encoder engine, this free DVD burner software takes less than one hour to create a full 4.3 G high quality DVD, while delivering 100% excellent audio and video effects.
Chasys Draw IES
This program is soon to be one of my favourite programs. On a daily basis, when working with high-quality graphics, I turn to the master of all; Photoshop. The problem is that Photoshop is much too heavy for my netbook, which I carry with me all over. Chasys Draw IES is a suite of image editing tools featuring a powerful bitmap editor that supports Photoshop style layers and plugins, giving me a lightweight program with the powerful functionality of which I have come to expect and need.
The whole suite is UAC aware and is designed to take advantage of multi-core processors, touch-screens and pen-input devices.
Expect to see a full review on this later
I’ve earlier told you about Sandbox programs like Sandboxie and TimeFreeze. The BufferZone Pro is the ’PRO’ version of Trustware’s virtualization/sandboxing program. As with any Sandboxing program, it works by isolating running processes from the rest of the system, making it virtually impossible for the running programs to make changes to your system.
BufferZone Pro does NOT support 64-bit architecture, but they claim to introduce this feature sometime in 2011.