New Free Live Chat Script: create an interactive community on your website
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 05:00:16 GMT

Another script has been added to the Free PHP Live Chat Scripts. This one features multiple topic chat rooms, moderator tools, spam protection, etc. Such scripts are useful for you to build an interactive community on your website, or even as a means of providing "live" support for your products and services.

Free Apple II Emulator: play old Apple II games on your modern computer
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:55:45 GMT

If you are feeling nostalgic, and want to revisit the halcyon days of your youth where you played Apple II (or Apple II+, Apple //e, or the like) games, take a look at the Free Apple II Emulators page, where another emulator has been added. With such software, you can play those games on your modern Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.

New Open Source Font Development Kit from Adobe: create your own fonts
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 05:10:56 GMT

An open source font development kit from Adobe has been added to the Free Font Editors and Font Creation Software page. Take a look at this page, which lists numerous free and open source tools, if you are thinking of designing your own font.

New Free Pascal Compiler: write computer programs in the Pascal programming language
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 06:42:23 GMT

Another program has been added to the Free Pascal and Delphi Compilers page. Note that this latest one compiles Standard Pascal (ISO 7185) with relatively few extensions; if you need the features provided in modern (heavily extended) Pascal compilers to write a production-ready program, you may want to try one of the other compilers listed on that page instead. (It depends on your needs/situation. They are all free anyway.)

New Smalltalk Implementation with Optional Static Types
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 05:48:29 GMT

Another open source implementation has been added to the Free Smalltalk Compilers and Interpreters page. Smalltalk is an object-oriented programming language. This latest addition adds optional static types to the language, allowing you to have some additional error checking done by the compiler.

[New] Free Open Source XML Parser/Generator Libraries
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 03:38:35 GMT

If you are writing a computer program that needs to store configuration details or even data, one way is to use XML files, since they are flexible. It saves you the trouble of having to invent a new format. In such a case, using one of these open source XML parser libraries will let you speed up development, since you can then read, manipulate and write XML documents without having to waste time writing your own functions/procedures for something that is not the main purpose of your program.

New Free Personal Firewall for Windows
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 06:38:10 GMT

Another firewall has been added to the Free Personal Firewalls page. This one works with Windows Firewall, and is able to notify you when new programs are caught trying to access the Internet as well as prevent other programs from modifying the firewall rules. It was previously a freemium product, but is now free with all its features enabled.

New Free C Compiler for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and DOS
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 05:05:02 GMT

A new C compiler has been added to the Free C/C++ Compilers page. This one supports most of ANSI C89 and some of C99. It works on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and DOS.

New Free Audio Editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 05:18:28 GMT

A new audio editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux has been added to the Free Digital Audio / Sound Editors page. If you have a sound file that you want to trim, edit, add sound effects, etc, take a look at the editors listed on this page. They are all free.

New Free Decompiler: generate C source code for a program from its executable
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 05:15:17 GMT

Generate the C source code for a program from its (binary) executable file with the latest decompiler to be added to the Free Decompilers and Disassemblers page. This one supports a multitude of CPUs and executable file formats, is open source, and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

New Free Compiler Construction Tools: create your own compiler or interpreter, or even programming language
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:15:04 GMT

Another 2 programs have been added to the Free Compiler Construction Tools: Lexer and Parser Generators page. If you are thinking of creating your own compiler, interpreter, or even programming language, these programs allow you to generate parsers (syntax analyzers) that simplify your task.

Free New Word Processing Software Specially Designed for Writers/Authors of Books (eg Novels)
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 05:20:17 GMT

Do you fancy writing your own novel, or some other type of book? A specialized program for this task has been added to the Free Word Processors and Office Suites page. This was previously commercial software, but is now free. It has many features that make things easy for authors. It can even produce publication-ready output in a variety of formats, including those for platforms like Amazon's Kindle.

New free BASIC interpreter: write computer programs in the BASIC programming language
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 03:35:28 GMT

Another interpreter for the BASIC programming language has been added to the Free BASIC Compilers and Interpreters page. If you are interested in writing computer programs in this language, there are now 24 free implementations for you to choose from.

New Game Engine: write your own game for Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Oculus Rift
Mon, 28 May 2018 05:42:42 GMT

Another item has been added to the Free Game Engines page. This one is used in lots of commercial games, has tons of features, and supports Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Oculus Rift. (Note that if you want to create a mobile phone game, and are disappointed that this package does support it, you can find other engines listed on that page that provide such facilities.)

New Open Source Graphics Library: with a portable API for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS
Fri, 25 May 2018 05:35:37 GMT

Another open source graphics library has been added to the Free Graphics Libraries and Engines page. This one provides a portable API that your programs can use on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS. Incidentally, if you are looking for a graphics library because you are developing a game, you may also be interested in the Free Game Engines and Programming Libraries page.

2 New Compilers for the Forth Programming Language
Wed, 23 May 2018 05:40:16 GMT

Two new implementations of the Forth programming language have been added to the Free Forth Compilers and Development Systems page. They run on numerous systems, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The source code for both are available, and one of them is, in fact, in the public domain.

New Open Source Compression Library: add the ability to handle compressed archives to your program
Thu, 17 May 2018 05:35:12 GMT

A new open source compression library has been added to the Free Compression and Archiving Libraries and Source Code page. If you are writing a computer program that needs to process archives, whether they be in the ZIP, RAR, tar, 7-Zip (and so on) format, and don't want to reinvent the wheel, check it out. The library supports Windows as well as POSIX-type systems like Linux, FreeBSD, etc. (And, if I'm not wrong, it is the library used by the "tar" utility shipped in Windows 10, starting with insider build 17063.)

Open Source Database from Apple
Wed, 16 May 2018 05:48:26 GMT

A distributed database that is meant to handle large volumes of data across a cluster of servers has been added to the Free / Open Source NoSQL (Non-SQL) Database Servers page. This one was recently released as open source by Apple.

New Free Portable and Retargetable Assembler (Computer Programming)
Tue, 08 May 2018 05:05:18 GMT

A new assembler has been added to the Free Assemblers page. This one supports a wide variety of CPUs, including (as you might expect) the x86, as well as ARM, PowerPC, M680x0, Z80, 6502, Jaguar RISC, ColdFire, Raspberry Pi, etc. For those who are not sure what "assemblers" are, they are software used by computer programmers to translate programs written in assembly language into machine code.

(Loosely speaking, assembly language is a computer language, but unlike other computer languages, it is different on every CPU, so for example, the assembly language for the ARM processor is different from that for the Intel x86 processor.)

Yet Another Free/Open Source File Manager
Wed, 02 May 2018 05:10:16 GMT

Another open source file manager has been added to the Free File Managers and Graphical Shells page. Such software are useful for those who don't like the default user interface provided by your system for doing things like copying files and directories, renaming, deleting, and so on.

New Free PHP Mailing List Script: send electronic newsletters to your visitors/customers
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:45:56 GMT

If you are interested in setting up your own electronic mailing list, a new open source script has been added to the Free PHP Mailing List Scripts page. It allows you to host the mailing list software directly on your own website instead of using a mailing list service.

New: Free Android Emulators: Play Android games on your Computer (or develop and test your own app/game)
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:37:35 GMT

These free Android emulators let you run Android apps and games on your Windows, Mac OS X or Linux machine. They are useful if you want to play Android games on your computer or if you want to develop and test your own Android app or game.

New Free Video Editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 02:35:28 GMT

An open source video editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux has been added to the Free Video Editors page.

New Free RSS Editor: create and maintain your own news feeds
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 05:00:28 GMT

Another RSS Editor has been added to the Free RSS News Feed Editors page. These programs let you create and maintain an RSS newsfeed for your website, and are useful if you create a website using a web editor instead of using a blog script or CMS software.