Christian Freeware

Christian Freeware and Free Church Software

TechMission's Christian Freeware CD is a collection of freeware and open source software that would be of use to Christians, churches, ministries including church software, ministry software, accountability software, open source software, free Bible study software for Windows, Palm and PocketPC.  This software is beyond cheap software, shareware and discounted software because it's completely free.  This CD-ROM also contains free software to enhance your computer using experience as well as bible study software.

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Here is a list of all the software that we have included:

Free Internet Filtering, Parental Controls and Christian Accountability Software

Name: TechMission Safe Families We-Blocker internet filtering software
Website:
http://www.safefamilies.org/download.php
Description: Free Software to block inappropriate material

Name: Clam Win
Website: http://www.clamwin.com/
Description: ClamWin is a Free Antivirus for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and 2003. It provides a graphical user interface to the Clam AntiVirus engine. ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code. You may download and use it absolutely free of charge.

Name: X3Watch
Website: http://x3watch.com/
Description: X3watch is an accountability software program helping with online integrity. Whenever you browse the Internet and access a site which may contain questionable material, the program will save the site name on your computer in a hidden folder. A person of your choice (an accountability partner) will receive an email containing all possible questionable sites you may have visited within the month. This information is meant to encourage open and honest conversation between friends and help us all be more accountable.

Name: Ad-aware
Website: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Description: Ad-Aware Personal provides advanced protection from known data-mining, aggressive advertising, Trojans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers, and tracking components

Name: AVG-Link
Website: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1
Description: Free Anti-Virus Program

Name: TUKI
Website: http://tuki.com/
Description: Web browser designed for children that has parental controls.

Name: Dan’s Guardian
Website: http://dansguardian.org/
Description: DansGuardian is an award winning Open Source web content filter which currently runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, HP-UX, and Solaris. It filters the actual content of pages based on many methods including phrase matching, PICS filtering and URL filtering. It does not purely filter based on a banned list of sites like lesser totally commercial filters.

Name: Accountability Pal
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/accpal/
Description: Accountability Pal monitors your network and keeps track of who is using the Internet and what they are viewing, downloading, uploading, etc. It emails a report of each user's activity to the person/people you specify. Great for parents and businesses.

Name: Naomi
Website: http://www.naomifilter.org/
Description: Naomi is an advanced internet filtering program. Easy to use and totally free, this is intended for families, and kids in particular.

Name: Cryptainer LE
Website: http://www.cypherix.com/cryptainerle/
Description: Secure your data and ensure absolute privacy with Cypherix's powerful encryption software, Cryptainer LE. It's powerful 128 bit encryption, creates multiple 25 MB encrypted containers (vaults) on your hard disk. These encrypted vaults can be loaded and unloaded when needed. You can view, modify and hide all types of files with a single password. 

Church Management Software

 

Name: Church Info
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/churchinfo/
Description: ChurchInfo is a free church database network application written in PHP/MySQL. This membership and management database is designed specifically to help automate the operation of a church. It has features to track members, families, groups, donations, etc.

Name: Church Website in a Box
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/churchwebsite/
Description: The 'Church Website in a Box' is a MySQL/PHP content management system designed to be easily deployed and used by any church. All content management and configuration can be done using a web browser. It is an integration of many other projects.

Name: Open Source Church
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/osc/, http://www.churchledger.com/,
Description: OSC (Open Source Church) is a Church Management Software (CMS). It supports Membership, Giving, End of Year Tax Statements and group management. OSC is a fork of the Infocentral project.

Lyric Projection Software

Name: VpSX
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vpsx
Description: VpsX is an all in one Video Projection suite designed initially to replace the old overhead projector. VpsX runs on Windows. The software uses windows' Dual monitor system to display lyrics on one screen, while controlling the program on the other.

Name: Open LP
Website: www.openlp.org ,http://sourceforge.net/projects/openlp/
Description: openlp.org allows churches to easily project song words and other data onto a screen in a church

Name: Higher Power Point
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/higherppt/
Description: Worship projection software focused on ease of use, with thumbnail-driven slide navigation, easy show preview/switching, creating on-the-fly slides / shows from lyrics, sheet music, scripture, PowerPoint, etc, & integrated web library to aid worship leaders' planning.

Name: Open Song
Website: http://www.opensong.org/, http://sourceforge.net/projects/opensong/
Description: OpenSong is a free software application for managing chords and lyrics sheets (lead sheets), presenting lyrics (and custom slides) using a projector, and much more! Great for worship leaders and musicians!

Bible Software

Name: InVerse
Website: http://www.bibleinverse.org/features.php
Description: Memorizing Scripture verses is a laudable ambition, but a beginner can find it overwhelming. InVerse simplifies this, containing over 15,300+ verses preloaded in 2,800 of the best known Bible passages from 11 Bible translations.

Name: BibleData Base Software
Website: http://www.bibledatabase.com/free_bible_software.htm
Description: Free Bible Software

Name: BiblePro
Website: http://bibleocean.com
Description: This new version of BiblePro is our most popular tool, nearly 300,000 downloads at www.download.com and 250,000 from all other download sites. BiblePro is designed for those students of the Bible who need the most powerful tools and references.

Name: e-Sword
Website: http://www.e-sword.net/downloads.html
Description: e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature-rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package.

Name: The SWORD
Website: http://www.crosswire.org/sword/index.jsp, http://sourceforge.net/projects/sword/
Description: The SWORD Project is the CrossWire Bible Society's free Bible software project. Its purpose is to create cross-platform open-source tools-- covered by the GNU General Public License-- that allow programmers and Bible societies to write new Bible software more quickly and easily. We also create Bible study software for all readers, students, scholars, and translators of the Bible, and have a growing collection of over 200 texts in over 50 languages.

Christian Freeware

Name: Paristemi
Website: http://www.paristemi.com/
The forthcoming project titled Paristemi is named after a Greek word which means to present. It is the goal of this project to be open source and be a website for church and non-profit organizations to use for free.

Name: CCEL Desktop
Website: http://www.ccel.org/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/ccel-desktop/
Description: The CCEL Desktop is a desktop digital library. It supports installation, maintenance, access, and searching of books from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (http://www.ccel.org) on your PC. This program requires Java which can be download from. http://www.java.com/

Name: The Online Bible
Website: http://www.onlinebible.net/describe.html
Description: The Online Bible has been developed as a tool to aid in studying the Bible. Whether you are a pastor, Sunday School teacher or just looking for a program to "dig into" the scriptures, you will find everything you need in this software.

Name: Open Song
Website: http://www.opensong.org/, http://sourceforge.net/projects/opensong/
Description: OpenSong is a free software application for managing chords and lyrics sheets (lead sheets), presenting lyrics (and custom slides) using a projector, and much more! Great for worship leaders and musicians!

Free Office Software

Name: Open Office
Website: http://www.openoffice.org/
Description: OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.

Name: Abi Word
Website: http://www.abisource.com/
Description: AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks.

Name: PDF Creator
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/,
Description: PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.

Name: TurboCASH Accounting
Website: http://www.turbocash.co.za/, http://sourceforge.net/projects/turbocash,
Description: TurboCASH Accounting, entry level Delphi, Windows Accounting package for single users, small networks and distributed networks. Accomodates developer scripts, local plugins and multi-language translation.

Name: CutePDF
Website: http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/Writer.asp
Description: 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

Name: Thunderbird
Website: http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/
Description: Thunderbird delivers. Enjoy safe, fast, and easy email, with intelligent spam filters, quick message search, and customizable views.

Name: Primo PDF
Website: http://www.primopdf.com/
Description: Convert to PDF from any application by simply 'printing' to the PrimoPDF® printer - it couldn't be easier! Within minutes, you can create high-quality PDFs by converting from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and virtually any other printable file type.

Name: Organizers Database
Website: http://organizersdb.org/home
Description: A database program designed for non-profits.

Name: eBase
Website: http://www.ebase.org/
Description: ebase its a complete nonprofit database solution. With it’s comprehensive feature set, ebase can help you manage donors, prospects, volunteers, activists, email lists and more, all in one place.

Name: Open Workbench
Website: http://www.openworkbench.org/
Description: Open Workbench is an open source Windows-based desktop application that provides robust project scheduling and management functionality and is free to distribute throughout the enterprise. When users need to move beyond desktop scheduling to a workgroup, division or enterprise-wide solution, they can upgrade to CA's Clarity™ system, a project and portfolio management system that offers bidirectional integration with Open Workbench.

Name: Free Mind
Website: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Description: FreeMind is a premier free mindmapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click "fold / unfold" and "follow link" operations.

Free Educational Software

Name: Moodle
Website:http://moodle.org/
Description: Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles to help educators create effective online learning communities. You can download and use it on any computer you have handy (including webhosts), and it can scale from a single-teacher site to a 50,000-student University.

Name: Stamina
Website: http://typingsoft.com/download.htm
Description: Amusing, yet multifunctional touch-typing tutor with support for several layouts: QWERTY (US, UK, ...), Dvorak, AZERTY etc. The program is perfect for novice as well as advanced users.


Name: Tux Typing
Website: http://tuxtype.sourceforge.net/
Description: Tux Typing is an educational typing tutor for children. It features several different types of game play, at a variety of difficulty levels.

Name: Tux Paint
Website: http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/
Description: A drawing program for young children with sound effects, a cartoon character, and fun 'rubber stamp'/'sticker book' pictures.

Name: Childsplay
Website: http://childsplay.sourceforge.net/
Description: Childsplay is a 'suite' of educational games for young children. It's written in Python and uses the SDL-libraries to make it more games-like then, for instance, gcompris. The aim is to be educational and fun to play at the same time.  This is for the Linux operating system only.

Name: Celestia
Website: http://celestia.sourceforge.net/
Description: Celestia is real-time 3D space simulation which lets you travel through our solar system and to over 100,000 stars in our neighborhood.

Name: Flashcards 3.0
Website: http://rawilson.net/shareware/index.html
Description:  It's a simple flashcard program that covers addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can select any one of the operations to practice on, or have the program mix them up. Though the default is 10, facts up to 100 are selectable. Version 3.0 includes the ability to practice fractions. A timer or a clock runs in the background, and a count of correct/incorrect answers is displayed. This program is freeware. Enjoy.

Name: Read Please
Website: http://www.readplease.com/
Description: Reads any onscreen text in any of four voices.

Name: Exam II
Website: http://www.deltafarms.com/setup.exe

Free Computer Utility Software

Name: Video LAN Client
Website: http://www.videolan.org/
Description: VLC is a free cross-platform media player.

Name: Full Sync
Website: http://fullsync.sourceforge.net/
Description: FullSync is a universal file synchronization and backup tool which is highly customizable and expandable. It is especially for developers, but the basic functionality is easy enough for everyone.

Name: Cryptainer LE
Website: http://www.cypherix.com/cryptainerle/
Description: Secure your data and ensure absolute privacy with Cypherix's powerful encryption software, Cryptainer LE. It's powerful 128 bit encryption, creates multiple 25 MB encrypted containers (vaults) on your hard disk. These encrypted vaults can be loaded and unloaded when needed. You can view, modify and hide all types of files with a single password.

Name: CDBurnerXP Pro
Website: http://www.cdburnerxp.se/
Description: With this software you can burn CD-R, CD-RW DVD+R/RW DVD-R/RW discs.

Name: 7-Zip
Website: http://www.7-zip.org/, http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/
Description: 7-Zip is a file archiver with the high compression ratio. The program supports 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, LZH, CHM, GZIP, BZIP2, Z, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB formats. Compression ratio in the new 7z format is 30-50% better than ratio in ZIP format.

Name: Smoothwall
Website: http://smoothwall.org/
Description: SmoothWall is a best-of-breed Internet firewall/router, designed to run on commodity hardware, and to give an easy-to-use administration interface to those using it.

Name: Clonezilla
Website: http://clonezilla.sourceforge.net/
Description: To clone a system, you might be familiar with the commercial package Norton Ghost®, or the opensource solution Partition Image. However, it takes time to massively clone system to many computers. You may be familiar with the commercial package Symantec Ghost Corporate Edition® with multicasting. Now, Clonezilla is the opensource clone system (OCS) with unicasting and multicasting. With DRBL and network boot enabled client computers, the only thing you have to prepare is a Clonezilla server, and you do not have to prepare a bootable CD or floppy with Partition Image for every client computer.

Name: Cobian Backup
Website: http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm
Description: Cobian Backup is a multi-threaded program that can be used to schedule and backup your files and directories from their original location to other directories/drives in the same computer or other computer in your network. FTP backup is also supported in both directions (download and upload). Cobian Backup exists in two different versions: application and service. The program uses very few resources and can run in the background on your system, checking your backup schedule and executing your backups when necessary. Cobian Backup is not an usual backup application: it only copies your files and folders in original or compressed mode to other destination, creating a security copy as a result. So Cobian Backup can be better described as a "Scheduler for security copies". Cobian Backup supports several methods of compression and strong encryption.

Name: Clam Win
Website: http://www.clamwin.com/
Description: ClamWin is a Free Antivirus for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and 2003. It provides a graphical user interface to the Clam AntiVirus engine. ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code. You may download and use it absolutely free of charge.

Name: Ad-aware
Website: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Description: Ad-Aware Personal provides advanced protection from known data-mining, aggressive advertising, Trojans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers, and tracking components.

Name: AVG-Link
Website: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1
Description: Free Anti-Virus Program

Free Internet and Media Software

Name: FireFox
Website: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
Description: The award-winning open source Web browser. Browse the Web with confidence - Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy.

Name: Beonex
Website: www.beonex.com
Description: Beonex (0.8.2) is a full-featured web-browser and email/news client targeted at end-users—both individuals at home and companies of all sizes. It is based on Mozilla source code, which in turn is based on the Netscape Communicator code.
Install: Beonex

Name: Mozilla Suite
Website: http://www.mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x/
Description: Web-browser, advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editing made simple -- all your Internet needs in one application.

Name: GAIM
Website: http://gaim.sourceforge.net/
Description: A multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client

Name: GNU Privacy Guard
Website: http://www.gnupg.org/
Description: An encryption program.

Name: Filezilla
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/
Description: FileZilla is a fast FTP and SFTP client for Windows with a lot of features.

Free Graphics & Multimedia Software

Name: Audacity
Website: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Description: Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

Name: Video LAN Client
Website: http://www.videolan.org/
Description: VLC is a free cross-platform media player.

Name: The Beamer Project
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/beamer/
Description: A software to display song texts in (youth) services using a video beamer - free, comfortable and without MS PowerPoint. It requires some learning time but provides unique features.

Name: Hydrogen
Website: http://www.hydrogen-music.org/
Description: Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux. Its main goal is to bring professional ,yet simple and intuitive, pattern-based drum programming.

Name: CD-DA X-Tractor
Website: http://xtractor.sourceforge.net/
Description: CD-DA X-Tractor, a CD ripper for 32-bit Windows platforms. It features intelligent jitter correction, internet CDDB support, on-the-fly MP3 encoding via BladeEnc or Lame_enc.

Name: Csound
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/csound/
Description: Csound is a sound and music synthesis system, providing facilities for composition and performance over a wide range of platforms. It is not restricted to any style of music, having been used for many years in classical, pop, techno, ambient.

Name: Protools Free
Website: http://www.digidesign.com/ptfree/
Description: Get Pro Tools FREE and experience the power and flexibility of Pro Tools. Using your computer's built-in sound capability, Pro Tools FREE offers up to 8 tracks of audio and 48 tracks of MIDI, real-time plug-ins, and many of the same editing and mixing features the pros use.


Name: Avid Free DV
Website: http://www.avid.com/freedv/
Description: Perfect for students, DV camera owners, video enthusiasts or anyone exploring video editing - Avid Free DV software is an easy, free way to join the Avid family and test-drive the industry-standard editing interface used by more professionals than any other video editing solution.

Name: The Gimp
Website: http://www.gimp.org/
Description: GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

Name: Blender
Website: http://www.blender.org/
Description: Blender is the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, and interactive creation.

Name: Povray 3.5
Website: http://www.povray.org/
Description: The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for Windows, Mac OS/Mac OS X and i86 Linux.

Name: Acid Xpress
Website: Acid Music/
When it was introduced in 1998, ACID® software was hailed as a breakthrough loop-based music production tool. Today, ACID software is prized for its power and functionality, and remains the industry standard for professional music creation on the PC. With ACID software you can quickly and easily create original songs, remix tracks, produce 5.1 surround mixes, develop music beds, score videos, and create music for Web sites and Flash™ animation.

Free Palm Bible Software

Name: Olive Tree Bible Reader
Website:
http://www.olivetree.com
Description: Olive Tree Bible Software provides Bible versions and study tools for Palm OS, Pocket PC, Smartphone and Symbian cell phones, and BlackBerry devices and coming cell phone support for most cell phones sold today.
Name:  Qtopia Sword Reader
Website: http://www.crosswire.org/qpsword/
Description: The Qtopia Sword Reader (qpsword) is a micro UI for the The SWORD Project textual retrieval and research engine. Plugin books include Bibles, commentaries, lexicons, dictionaries, daily devotionals, and more, and works nicely as a general book reader.

Name: Bible+
Website:
http://palmbibleplus.sourceforge.net/
Description: Bible+ is a free (GPL -licensed) Bible reader for Palm OS derived from the original BibleReader that was created by Poetry Poon.

Name: SWORD Reader For The PocketPC
Website: http://www.crosswire.org/sword/swordreader/
Description: A basic SWORD reader for use on PocketPC handhelds like the HP iPAQ.

Name: SMS Advance
Website: http://www.whatwouldjesusdownload.com/products.html
Description: The Scripture Memory System is the Ultimate FREE Scripture memory program for your PDA. It is based on the popular Topical Memory System by The Navigators. The verses are provided in the KJV. You can also edit/add you own verses. SMS Advanced also has many other study tools including Prayers, Sermons, Journal, and Daily Reader.

Christian Open Source Software

Name: Eprayer
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/eprayer
Description: Eprayer is a prayer request script to allow visitors to submit prayer requests to be mailed out to your designated prayer team members. It is easy to install and customize. It requires a MySQL database but also creates a flat file for exporting.

Name: Berean Bible sw to nobly study Scripture
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/berbible
Description: Easy to use Bible s/w for children/missionaries/non-techies who have obsolete Lowest Common Denominator computers (486, slow 1 gb drive, 640*480 res, 32 mb mem, broken CD, 28.8 modem, Win95). BerBibleSetup.exe fits on 1.44 floppy with WEB OT+NT.

Name: BibleMemorizer
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/berbible
Description: BibleMemorizer is a program to help with memorizing scripture

Name: Konnections
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/konnections/ 
Description: Konnections is an open source Donorbase / Donor Management System. The program tracks donors, gifts, and pledges; it does reporting, mail and email merges, and exports. Our goal is to add useful features for non-profit organizations. Donor base.

Name: InVerse Scripture memorization
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/inverse
Description: God is pleased when followers of the Lord Jesus Christ grow in their knowlege of His Word and the saving message of His Son. Memorizing Scripture verses is laudable, but beginners can find it daunting. InVerse simplifies this with 15,300 preloaded verses

Name: Accountability Pal
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/accpal
Description: Accountability Pal monitors your network and keeps track of who is using the Internet and what they are viewing, downloading, uploading, etc. It emails a report of each user's activity to the person/people you specify. Great for parents and businesses

Name: Asaph
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/asaph
Description: Asaph is a tool for Christian music groups and worship leaders for managing song databases. Features include printing lead sheets and song books with or without chord markings, and generating presentations for use in group worship.

Name: PHPSermon
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpsermon
Description: An Audio Sermon Content Management System based on PHP & MySQL It provides a simple way to include speaker, series, reference, date, title and links to various digital audio and PowerPoint files. It is designed to be small & easy to manage.

Name: Online Songbook
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/onlinesongbook
Description: The Online Songbook is a web interface to a database of songs. Allows users to collaboratively edit songs in ChordPro format, create and share collections of songs, and print collections in a variety of formats

Name: Cross Notes
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/biblenotes
Description: Store and organize notes (or reader impressions) of the Holy Scriptures. Support for cross-referenced notes (i.e., notes that can reference many passages) and searching by note content or passages referenced. A 3d visualization of the note database too

Name: Clearstory Church Portal System
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/clearstory
Description: A web portal system created specifically for churches, with features ranging from content and contact management to prayer request and announcement tracking. Designed with an easy-to-navigate XHTML+CSS frontend and object-oriented code.

Name: Chordshop
Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/chordshop
Description: Chordshop produces high quality PDF songsheets and songbooks. Using an extended ChordPro format, it has advanced features like the support of measures.

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