ProActive HowTo :: Some free and effective tools

Lupas Rename

A Freeware file naming and renaming tool  

Easy Thumbnails

Create accurate thumbnails from popular picture formats with this handy freeware utility. Find and view images easily, preview your thumbnails,and use its tools to rotate images and adjust their contrast,brightness, sharpness and compression.

NoteTab Light

The ultimate free Notepad replacement and a handy HTML editor. Handle a heap of files with a tabbed interface. Search files, strip HTML tags and format text quickly. Formerly called "Super NoteTab". 100% freeware-- no ads and no nags.
One great feature of this is a clipboard catcher - the file catches a snapshot of each item you add to your clipboard - very handy.

HotHTML 2001

HotHTML 2001 completely freeware! Go ahead and Download your copy today!


A powerful, free HTML editor, AceHTML comes packed with outstanding features. Although this Web page software is completely free, it offers a solid collection of tools to help novices and professional webmasters build Web sites with speed, ease, and convenience.


Welcome to the EasyHTML US Mirror Site. EasyHTML is a freeware HTMLeditor designed by Toni Helenius. Nic's Javascript Page endorses this editor as the best freeware HTML editor around. If you would like to know why, go to the About section. If you would like to see what EasyHTML looks like before you download it, check out the Screenshot section. You can download the HTML editor for free. (Note: You need WinZip in order to extract the file).

CutePDF Writer

 Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world. CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer)is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a printer subsystem. This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to create professional quality PDF documents with just a push of a button.

Version 2.7 added support for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista.


Mozilla Thunderbird

Email client
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MozBackupis a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite and Netscape profiles. ...

Mozilla Firefox

Web browser
The award-winning Web browser is now faster, more secure, and fully customizable to your online life. With Firefox 2, we’ve added powerful new features that make your online experience even better.
Has many extensions available including mouse gestures, developer tool bars, color pickers and more


GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is afreely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.(more...)
IrfanViewis longtime user favourite for its simplicity. It was the go-to for free image editors a few years ago and remains as one of the best for quick image editing.

Basic features such as cropping, resizing, and file conversion are all part of the tool set, and if you want more options, there are IrfanView plug-in packs you can download from the IrfanView developer site.

This one doesn't have the prettiest interface of the group, but for basic tasks it gets the job done.

FastStone Image Viewer Just can't beat the speed and convenience of FastStone Image Viewer to crop and resize images
FastStone Image Viewer's easy-to-access full-screen mode lets you view and edit your images without distraction. 

An intuitive interface lets you browse your image folders and select what you want quickly and easily.

A nice thing about this free program is the ability to double-click an image to bring it up in full-screen mode for closer inspection. You can then mouse to each side of the screen for pop-up tools for editing and basic effects, file management, and image info.

Paint.NET is a free alternative that is closer to Photoshop than the rest in this collection.

Complete with Photoshop-like toolbars, a layer manager, a history window, and more image effects than the others, Paint.NET offers just about everything you might need.


FTP Clients


FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS andSFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.


Among others, the features of FileZilla include the following:

  • Easy to use
  • Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  • Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, OSX and more
  • Available in many languages
  • Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
  • Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
  • Drag & drop support
  • Configurable Speed limits
  • Filename filters
  • Network configuration wizard

If you like it, see some screenshots of FileZilla