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TreePad X Enterprise
384 Gigabyte Personal Information Manager and Word Processor.
Intuitive and versatile, including Website Generator, spellchecker, thesaurus, attachments, search engine, recycle bin, and much more! For Windows and Linux/Wine.
Click here to get the free evaluation version.
Free help-file authoring tools and programs to create WinHelp and HTMLHelp files.
Free HTML-Help Tools
Free WinHelp Tools
Help-Authoring Resources
Related Freebyte Pages
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Office and desktop
Software and utilities
System and computer
Internet and communication
Technology, science
Music & art
Business and Finance
Free HTML-Help Tools
HelpNDocFreeware for personal use. Generates HTML-help files, easy to use.
KeyTools KeyTools is a set of utilities for managing the HTML Help and WinHelp systems on your computer, and for optimizing those help systems for better performance. The primary focus of the KeyTools utilities is HTML Help,
TreePadTreePad, because of its tree-based database structure is a natural match for help-file creation and management needs.
HTML Help Center Resources and techniques for Help systems.
Free Microsoft tool to create HTML help files. Not easy to use.
Free WinHelp Tools
Help Topic HelpTopic is a help file editor for Microsoft Windows developers. It is aimed at Borland Delphi and C++Builder developers, but can be used by anybody who needs a simple WinHelp authoring tool.
Open source, freeware.
Oasis Free WinHelp authoring tool.
EclipseHelp Freeware tool for generating WinHelp files.
Shalom Help Maker Freeware. Convenient tool to create Windows .hlp files. Supports images, popup windows, links (internal, Web, email), and much more. And the best news is that you don't need MS Word to create your help files. Check it out!!
WinHelp Workshop Free Microsoft tool to create WinHelp files. Not easy to use. See also here.
WinHelp Repository Utilities, tricks and tips, links, resources for WinHelp authors.
RTFGen Helpfile generator. Generates WinHelp files from RTF files.
Help file Lots of tips and information for WinHelp writers.
Get Organized and download TreePad

Help-Authoring Resources
Help compilersWinHelp compilers, MS HTML HelpWorkshop.
HelpMasterLarge collection of WinHelp, HTMLHelp and HTML related files and hints.
Richard Hendricks'
WinHelp site
Lots of information on Windows HTML help and WinHelp.
Integrating help files
into your applications
Tutorials and examples with source code on how to integrate (HTML) help files into your Delphi, Visual Basic, C++, Visual Objects and Visual FoxPro applications. This site is not well maintained, but still useful.
Related Freebyte Pages
Free Delphi
Free Delphi compilers, components, programming, libraries, tools and resources.
Free C++ (and C)
Free C++ IDE's, compilers, libraries, tools, resources and tutorials for Linux/Unix, Windows, MAC, etc.
Free Pascal
Free pascal compilers, tutorials, tools and resources.
Free Java ProgrammingFree Java IDE's, compilers, object libraries, distribution and install tools, database systems, and tutorials.
Free DatabasesFreeware and open-source SQL database systems, freeware database tools, open-source (SQL) database libraries for Java, C++, Delphi.
Free Cross-Platform
Programming Tools
Free programming tools, interpreters and frameworks following the principle 'create once, compile anywhere' or 'create once, run anywhere'. This means that once you have created your program using one of the tools listed on this page, you can compile or run it on multiple platforms without much (if any) adaptation.
Free Assembler
Free tools for the assembler programmer for a variety of platforms and processors.
Free Basic ProgrammingFree Basic IDE's and Compilers, free Basic Interpreters, tutorials and resources.
Free Operating SystemsFree operating systems, such as: Linux, FreeBSD, Windows clones, emulators and much more. Also: interesting alternative commercial operating systems.
Free Programming ToolsFree programming tools for Windows, Linux, etc. Free C++, C, Delphi, Basic, Assembler, Cobol, Pascal, Java, SQL, Databases; links to free compilers, databases, interpreters, IDE's, installers, components, libraries, languages, helpfile generators and more.
Free Unicode and
Programming tools
Free C++, Delphi and Java Unicode Libraries, free fonts and font-engines, free unicode resources and related information.
Free Cobol
Free Cobol compilers, tutorials and resources.
Free Web DevelopmentFree Web design and Web development tools. Free scripts, templates, tutorials and other resources. Free and easy-install Web servers (Apache + MySQL + PHP + more) for Linux, Windows, MAC.
Free Website ToolsFree Website templates, clock widgets, counters, Web statistics, polls to put on your site, guest books to put on your site, DNS services, image optimizers and converters, background creation programs, URL forwarding services, site search engines, HTML editors, HTML and link validation tools, tutorials, resources, etc.
Free drivers, dll's,
and bios upgrades
Find your missing system file (dll, vxd, ocx, driver, etc.) or BIOS upgrade, and download it for free.
Free Encryption and
Computer Security
Free file, disk and email encryption software; free password managers, free data wiping tools, firewalls, computer vulnerability tests.
Free File and
Disk Utilities
Disk catalog programs; backup, compression, split and zip programs; disk search engines, disk management utilities, remote file storage services, data recovery tools, data wipe tools, downloadable boot disks and more.
Free System and
Administrator utilities
Free process viewers, system analysis tools, network monitoring tools, registry tools, task schedulers.
Free Home pagesPublish your own Web pages for free! Find the best service to host your home page. Create your Web page without any knowledge of HTML. Free services which enable you to run your own CGI scripts (PHP, ASP, Perl, etc.).
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If you know of any good free programming tools, like compilers, databases, assemblers/disassemblers, components, libraries, languages, online books, help tools, icons, websites, which are not listed in the Freebyte programming section, please let us know!
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