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./ Recommended Software (Linux) | (DOS)

DOS Accessories Software

GUI and Shell


  • Chef - meal manager; recipe organizer
  • ClockFix - Digitaluhr mit Wecker (English translated version)
  • Cypher Solver - Educational program for students to solve mono-alphabetic substitution cyphers
  • DDIR - A forward/backward scrollable double-column directory display
  • Directory Freedom 4.61b - Small (single 39K exe), fast freeware file/directory manager
  • DirTel - Electronic address book
  • DOS Benchmark Pack - consists of a range of 3D and CPU benchmarks as well as tools
  • DOSMENU - Keep you DOS software/games organized with pictures and info
  • DOS Navigator (DN151) - If you like the Midnight Commander (mc) filemanager, you'll love this.
  • e.exe - Editor modelled after JOEL that replicates the WordStar input scheme
  • Exec DOS - A DOS shell file manager
  • Expert Travel Planner - For when you're traveling in the United States during the early 90s.
  • File Maven - A freeware DOS file manager with high speed PC-to-PC file transfers via serial or parallel cable
  • GMENU - A general purpose utility that is used to create custom "menu and shell" programs for games, utility programs, or whatever
  • HWiNFO - a *POWERFUL* hardware detection program
  • Mr. Mechanist - an easy-to-use menu driven geometry and trigonometry problem solver
  • Program Manager Eternity (PGME) - an easy-to-use programs manager
  • Dr. Sbaitso - Sound Blaster Acting Intelligent Text to Speech Operator
  • Telemate 4.21 - A multi-threading communication program. Use it to communicate with a BBS
  • VIEW - A freeware (formerly shareware) file viewing utility for DOS

      #####[ Encryption and Steganography ]#####

    • Blowfish-CBC - a private key file encryption program that uses a CBC implementation of the BlowFish algorithm
    • snow - whitespace steganography program
    • TinyAES - a tiny (460 bytes) interactive file encryption program that uses the RIJNDAEL 128, 192 or 256-bit key cipher

      #####[ File Management ]#####

    • AV.EXE - Archive directory-viewer
    • cdrtools - CD/DVD/BluRay command line recording software
    • CONVERT.EXE - Converter for dbase, ascii-delimited, and fixed field. Read tool tip.
    • FCAT - File Catalog, also for contents of PAK, ARJ, ZIP etc.
    • FLOCATE - locate file(s) through directories
    • mkbootcd - A utility which makes the bootable CD of the El Torito standard for PCs
    • PICK - pop-up file list to process a DOS command; reminds me of fzy for GNU/Linux
    • PURGER13 - Overwrites entire file(s) then deletes
    • PUSHDIR and POPDIR - push and pop current directory
    • Real Delete - A TSR program for secure file deletion
    • Time Stamp 1.1 - Set files' times
    • Wipe 3.04 - Quickly and securely erase files to make recovery difficult
    • XD - eXtended Directory utility replacing the DOS commands dir, del and attrib

      #####[ Math ]#####

    • FoxCalc - simple TUI calculator with mouse support; requires CWSDPMI
    • GJMAT - Gauss-Jordan matrix elimination; solution of a set of linear equations; also computation of determinant and inverse of a square matrix
    • POLYNOME - polynomial decomposition with Horner's scheme
    • PRIMES - compute prime factors of a 32-bit positive integer
    • Prof. Timo Salmi math-related software
    • SIMPSONE - compute definite integral with Simpson's rule
    • SOLVE2 and SOLVE3 - solve quadratic and cubic equations

      #####[ Mouse and Keyboard ]#####

    • JOYKY200 - Use joystick with any program
    • KBRESET - reset NumLock, ScrollLock, CapsLock and Insert keyboard status

      #####[ Printing and Scanning ]#####

    • Screen Thief - a freeware screen capture TSR for DOS that supports MDA, CGA, EGA, and VGA modes
    • Serial 2.02 - continuously (TSR) show the status of one of the SERIAL ports on your computer
    • Snarf - captures full-screen DOS graphics (TSR), even when running under Windows XP

      #####[ Schedule ]#####

    • ADJCLOCK - Adjusts inaccurate PC-clocks
    • CLOCK - CLOCK is a TSR (Terminate but Stay Resident) program that runs on an IBM-compatible computer
    • TaskTimer - time management "egg timer"

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