Free Software for DOS
Secondary Program List

9 Dec 2005

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Archivers & Related

Calendar, Clock, PIM

Database, Genealogy, Spreadsheet

Directory Utils

Disk Utils

Encoding & Encryption

File Utils

HTML

Menus & Program Executers

Misc. Utils

Screen & Video

Sound Progs

System Utils

Text Editors

Text Utils

This heterogeneous "second" list was created to hold programs that didn't find a spot on the primary (main) list for one or more reasons: 1) Too specialized to warrant space for an extended description; 2) Incoming (we haven't had time to write an extended description); 3) Essentially redundant compared with other programs already on the primary list.


Archivers & Related

PKzoom — Menu driven file finder and ZIP file extractor. Download pkzf15.zip (77K).


Calendar, Clock, PIM

AB — TSR address book holds up to 64 addresses. So so. Download ab.zip (8K).

EZClock — 12 hour (AM/PM) TSR clock won't obscure overlaid screen text. Download ezclock.zip (3K).

DAYCN — Calculates the number of days between two dates. Useful. Download daycn.zip (6K).

Sunrise — Sunrise and Sunset calculator. Download sunrise.zip (44K).

Tonite — Sunrise / Sunset / Moon phase calculator. [updated 2005-12-08]. 1991-11-03: v3.6. Download tonite36.zip (77K).

WhkCal — Full screen calendar. Download whk-cal.zip (18K).


Database, Genealogy, Spreadsheet

dBTAB — Converts DBF to tab-delimited ASCII text. Download dbt111.zip (16K).

Meal-Master — Full featured recipe database; formerly shareware (good). [added 1999-02-28, updated 2005-12-08]. Author: Scott Welliver / Episoft Systems (1998). Download mm806F.exe, LHA SFX (316K), and the manual MM8UserMan.pdf (6.2MB).

NUT — Nutrition software records what you eat and analyzes meals for nutrient composition. [added 2003-03-26 updated 2004-11-28]. Includes the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Win 9x console app. Author: Jim Jozwiak (2004). Download nutdos.zip (1.1MB). More info and Unix versions at author's page and at the Project page at Freshmeat.

SOUNDER — Create name-Soundex dbf database from GEDCOM file (genealogy). Download soundr20.zip (155K).


Directory Utils

ADIR — Dir lister displays Win9x LFNs in plain DOS mode. [added 1999-03-16, updated 2004-10-01]. Potentially useful to non-Win9x users; e.g., it will display LFNs on a floppy. No FAT32 support. Author: Chris Jones (1998). Download adir105.zip (19K).

DIRNOTES — Add descriptions / comments to files (700 file/dir limit). From PC Magazine. 1990-09-04: v1.20. Download dirno120.zip (14K).

EXE — Enhanced full screen directory lister with file viewer. Download exe34.zip (14K).


Disk Utils

DiskWaste — Calculates wasted disk space for FAT16 and FAT32 drives. (2000). Download dskwas22.zip (51K).

Disk Manager — Clipper based floppy diskette file cataloging program. Download ac_disk.zip (114K).

Revive — Floppy disk recovery program w/ source. [added 1999-03-05]. Author: Emil Laurentiu, Romania. Download revive.zip (55K).

Shred v1.1 — Overwrites free space on disk. [updated 2004-05-15]. From PC Magazine. Download shred.zip (11K).


Encoding & Encryption

BF — Blowfish file encryptor. Author: Milan Kosina, Czech Republic (2000). [added 1999-03-05, updated 2005-06-05]. Download bf14.zip (19K).

Username — Password protect and encrypt DOS exe and com programs. Not for EXEs with overlays. Download user300.zip (11K).


File Utils

AdjFDate — Adjusts file date plus or minus n days. Download adjfdate.zip (7.5K).

Donames — Flexible file renamer. Download dnames12.zip (22K).

GCOPY — Recursive file copier, won't recreate directory structure. Download gcopy10.zip (20K).

Ren2Date (1) — Rename file.ext to filemmdd.ext, where mmdd is the current date. Download ren2date.zip (2K).

Sequence — Renames files possessing the same extension, with consecutive numbers up to 255.EXT. Author: Jem E. Berkes / PC-Tools.Net. 1997-06-25: v1.02. Part of the DOS Utilities Collection, copyrighted freeware. Download dosutils.zip (26K). More in these pages from Jem E. Berkes.


HTML

Tagcase — Simple HTML tag case converter. Author: João Magalhaes, Portugal (1998). Download tagcase0.zip (6K).


Menus and Program Executers

DoMenuT — Create windowed menus for batch files. Download domenu13.zip (5K).

PMS (1) — Single or multi-user password menu system. [updated 2004-11-28]. Download pms20.zip (123K).

SMenu — Lists and launches program files. Download smenu.zip (9K).


Misc. Utils

MakeLog — Create and maintain time-date logs for program usage. Download mklog100.zip (8K).

Periodic — Simple, useful Periodic Table of Elements (1988). Download periodic.zip (40K).

SETVER — Replacement for DOS SETVER. [added 1999-04-04]. Load in config.sys or as TSR; compares code and finds version application is searching for. Author: David McIlwraith, Australia (1998). Download setverb6.zip (15K).


Screen & Video

MARTIN — Older non-TSR screen saver displays Martin fractals. Download martin.zip (40K).

Sassi (Sight and Sound Simple Interface) — [added 1999-03-15, updated 2004-09-30]. TSR allows adjustment from keyboard of screen brightness (e.g., old monitors) and/or SoundBlaster volume. Author: RSE Inc. / PC-Magic. Suggested by Lars-Erik Sandberg. Download sassi.zip (24K).

Notepad — Simple program displays user text in pop-up window. Download notepad.zip (26K).


System Utils

CMOS — Save and restore CMOS settings. [added 1999-09-19]. Author: Charles Dye / Freeware, FreeDOS and 4DOS-related stuff (1999). Download cmos.zip (20K).

DRVLOAD — Load device drivers from command line. [updated 2004-05-15]. From PC Magazine. Download drvloa.zip (20K).

HOLMESFX — TSR fix for old BIOS RTC Y2K failures. [added 1999-05-04]. Authors: Lester C Holmes, M.J. Ray (1998). Suggested by Howard Schwartz. Download y2k_hf11.zip (28K).


Sound Progs

GSPlay — MIDI player (requires MIDI interface). Download gsplay1.zip (81K).

TSR_CD — TSR audio CD player with database function. Req 40K RAM. Download tsr_cde.zip (41K).


Text Editors

MEdit — Multi-window VGA mode editor with multiple undo and large file support. [updated 2004-12-21]. Needs 256 color VGA, 386+. Package contains DOS & Win32 versions with source. Author: Vincenzo Morello, Italy (2003). Download medit22.zip (483K). More info & screenshot at the MGrapher & MEdit page.


Text Utils

CHKTXT — Removes suspicious control characters (e.g., page breaks) from text files. Download chktxt.zip (8.5K).

KILLEOF — Remove end of file (EOF) characters. 16- & 32-bit versions. Download killeof.rar (40K).

LC — Simple page counter (66 lines/page) for ASCII files; also counts lines, accepts wildcards. Source included. Author: Eric E. A. Schreiber (1998). Download lc.zip (7K).

SMOOTH — Tiny (1.8K) text viewer with variable speed smooth scrolling. From PC Magazine. Download VOL8N03.ZIP (26K).

TFormat — Text file margin adjuster and justifier. Easy but so-so. Download tformat.zip (12K).

Wrap — Wrap long lines in standard output. [updated 2004-06-27]. Download wrap10.zip (27K).


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