What are the "must have" shareware and freeware titles?
Here are some of the shareware and freeware selections that have proven
popular among OS/2 Warp users. Where available, an approximate filename
is provided. However, since version numbers are changing frequently,
please bear in mind that some of this information may be dated. Also,
please register any shareware you use -- your support will ensure
a continuing supply of capable OS/2 Warp shareware.
- 4OS2 Version 2.5
A replacement command interpreter from JP Software. A must for command
A Workplace Shell object that destroys anything dragged to it.
Utility which presents a coherent menu of all available INF files on your
Creates an OS/2 bootable diskette.
- C-Kermit 5A(190)
A terminal emulation and modem communications program featuring the Kermit
file transfer protocol.
- CONFIG.SYS Editor
A Presentation Manager utility which eases
- emTeX (various): Provides professional typesetting and document
- EMX/GCC (various): Powerful C/C++ compiler with programming
aids and enhanced libraries.
- Enhanced Editor Toolkit and Accessories (various): Add-ons to
the Enhanced Editor (EPM) which provide editor macro capabilities,
documentation, and various accessories.
- Extended Attributes Backup
Saves extended attributes so that non-EA aware backup software preserves
all necessary OS/2 data.
- FM/2 Utilities
FAT/HPFS defragmenters and more.
Graphics manipulation and screen capture utility. Also
try PM Camera for screen capture.
- GhostScript PM
Postscript interpreter and viewer.
- GTAK GNU tar
Tape archive (backup and restore) utility. Supports SCSI tape drives.
A task list for full screen sessions.
- IBM Configurator and Pricer
Prices IBM personal computer systems and accessories.
- Icon Extractor
Converts Windows icons to OS/2 format. Icons can be extracted from
Windows executables. Assigns icons via drag and drop. Deletes
- Icon Programming Language
A simple yet powerful programming language for many platforms,
including OS/2 Warp. Supports graphical applications.
- Info-Zip's UnZip 5.1
Extract files from ZIP archives. PKZip 2.x compatible. Supports extended
attributes. Companion utility, Zip 1.9, also available.
- INI Maintenance
Edit and maintain your vital OS/2 INI files.
- Internet Relay Chat
Connection to the Internet Relay Chat system. Works with OS/2 Warp's Internet
- McAfee's Virus Scan
Detects viruses. Companion Virus Clean and Net Scan utilities also available.
A game which requires you to avoid the mines in a minefield. Several other
versions are available.
Reader for BBS QWK mail packets.
File manager and program launcher.
A collection of popular Internet software packages.
Start any OS/2 program from any OS/2 DOS session.
OS/2 remote control over a modem or LAN connection. Companion program
PM2You, for control of graphical applications, including DOS and Windows,
is also available.
A software-only MPEG video player for OS/2 Warp -- perfect when
using the Internet.
- PM 'Poze
Music composition software for OS/2 Warp with support for MOD music files.
- PM UUEncode/Decode
A friendly UUEncode/Decode utility for converting binary files to plain ASCII
text and vice versa. Handy when using OS/2 Warp's Internet Connection.
Shareware GIF, JPEG, etc. image viewer with slideshow and drag-and-drop features. Other
image viewers include JoeView, Image Archiver, and PMJPEG.
- Pretty Good Privacy
Encryption/decryption of files for enforcing privacy.
- PS Assistant
Provides information on most of the IBM personal computer product line,
Displays a graphical representation of the processes running on an OS/2
system and allows termination of any or all.
The classic Asteroids game updated for OS/2 Warp, with multimedia.
- Screen Blanker
Customizable screen saver and desktop lockup utility.
- SIO COM Drivers
Replacement serial port drivers which offer enhanced performance.
Downloads e-mail and new messages in newsgroups from the Internet for later
reading, offline. Works well with Yarn for OS/2.
Provides the capability to start DOS sessions with specific, custom
DOS Settings from the OS/2 command line.
- UUPC/Extended (various): Provides uucp connection for mail,
news, and other services.
- Visual REXX
Provides the ability to write REXX programs which use Presentation
Manager windows, scroll bars, menus, and other features.
- Workplace Shell Backup
Backup the OS/2 desktop.
- Workplace Shell Tools
Creates or deletes standard Workplace Shell objects.
- Worldwide OS/2 BBS List
List of BBSes around the world where OS/2 is the predominant area of
discussion and where large OS/2 software archives are held.
A popular, full featured modem communications application from Germany.
On-the-fly disk compression using a safer, file-by-file approach. Works with
both FAT and HPFS.
One of several file managers for OS/2 Warp. Others include FileJet, ADU/2,
OS/2 Commander, and literally over a dozen others.
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