Multimedia Applications & Tools
Metrotube (public beta) is a YouTube application designed specifically for Windows 8. It allows you to access all of YouTube's content through their app. Availble free in the Windows store.
Flipboard (updated) gathers articles and news sources from around the web to create a magazine tailored to your interests. The newest update allows you to create a custom magazine about a topic and share it with friends. Supports iOS and Android.
MacType (4.7 MB) allows font rendering in Windows and will also convert vector fonts into rasterized bitmap fonts. Features include a System tray icon, a Wizard-type interface, etc. Freeware for all Windows.
DarkWave Studio 4.1 (0.16 MB) is a digital, open-source audio workstation for Windows. Features include a modular Virtual Studio, Pattern Editor, Sequence Editor; x64 and x86 Windows platform support, VST plugIn support, etc. Freeware for Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8.
Greenshot 1.0 (68 KB) is a simple to use screen capture utility. Take a snapshot of an app window, a selected area, or the entire desktop. Features include file naming patterns, keyboard hotkeys, timed captures, save as (GIF, JPG, PNG, BMP) file, etc. Freeware for Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8. Requires .NET Framework 2.0,
Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 6.8 (1.1 MB) is a full featured CD/DVD/Blu-Ray burning suite. Features include an integrated audio CD ripper, multi-disc file backup, etc. Freeware for Windows 2K/ XP/ Vista/ 7.
John's Background Switcher 4.5 (255 KB) lets you automatically switch your desktop wallpaper using various image sites. Simply choose how often images rotate using images from your MyPictures folder, Flickr and Facebook accounts, Picasa Web Album and Webshots, etc. Freeware for all Windows.
Orange Photo Editor (576 KB) allows you to view, manage and publish photos on your website. It can create thumbnails, resize photos and generate HTML pages. Freeware for Windows 98/ ME/ XP/ NT4.x/ 2000.
Juice 2.2 (6.6 MB) is a podcast player/manager that lets you download podcasts for iPods, media players or computers. Supports 15+ languages and multiple media players. Has a built-in directory with 1000's of podcast feeds. Freeware for Windows 2000/XP/Linux and OS X 10.3+.
Wavosaur 126.96.36.199 beta (136 KB) is a powerful audio editor, ideal for editing audio clips, sound designing, mastering, and audio recording. Also a VST host, meaning you can use VST effects on your recordings. MIDI controllable. Freeware for Windows XP.
Noopod 3.0.1 (14.6 MB) is a RSS, PodCast, WebRadio, WebTV and Daily Motion video player. Slick application that integrates a number of different mediums into one player. Freeware for Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista.
Debut 1.1 (390 KB) is an easy-to-use video recorder that can capture video files directly from your PC using a webcam, or other input source. Can also record screen captures. Records in .avi, .wmv or .asf formats. Other features include automatically emailing recordings and specifying recording times. Freeware for Windows 98/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista.
Any Video Converter 3.1 (21.9 MB) allows you to convert between many video formats (AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPG, M2TS, WMV, etc). It provides ready-to-use conversion profiles, you can manually adjust the settings for each format; and you can trim, crop, or merge video files into one. Freeware for Windows XP/ Vista/ 7.
WebVideoCap 1.4 (31 KB) is a small tool that allows you to automatically capture video streams while they are playing in your browser and save to a folder. Supports .flv (Flash Video), .MP4, .WMV and RTSP/MMS video streams. Freeware for Windows 2K/ XP/ Vista/ 7.
Helicon Photo Safe 3.3 (7.8 MB) (4.9 MB) is a photo management program. Features include a Photo Safe for encrypting images and hiding them from view, a CD/DVD burning tool to backup your photos (to a CD or DVD), a Camera Import tool, etc. Freeware for Windows XP/ Vista/ 7.