Adobe Acrobat Reader [download]
Download and view files in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Aladdin Stuffit Expander [download]
Download and expand SIT files, decode HQX and BIN, and a few other compression formats.
Apple QuickTime [download]
Watch movies compressed and encoded in Apple QuickTime format, either in the viewer or through a plug-in in your browser.
Macromedia Shockwave Player [download]
Watch and interact with Shockwave and flash applets/movies throughout the Internet. This is an essential plug-in.
Microsoft Internet Explorer [download]
Typically included with Windows, MSIE is your window to the web. Since most web sites are compatible with both MSIE and Netscape Navigator, your browser preference will have little effect on your web surfing. However, MSIE works better with HotMail.
Microsoft Windows Media Player [download]
Download and view, or view straight from your browser virtually any file format, be it video or audio. Truly a versatile program, you almost do not need any other player.
Netscape Communicator [download]
The browser that started it all, Netscape Navigator and its Communicator suite are fine programs that cover a lot of ground, from web browsing to e-mail, and even a planner (included in a larger download).
Nullsoft Winamp [download]
Download and play MPEG music, among other formats, on this stylish player.
Progressive Networks RealPlayer [download]
Watch live or streaming video or audio on this popular player.Also includes "channels" to tune into from various sponsors such as MSNBC.
WinZip Computing, Inc. WinZip [download]
A classic program, and just as essential, WinZip extracts files compressed in ZIP format. This program was originally written to offer a simpler solution to the DOS based compression/decompression software written by PK software, PKZip 3.04g.