Free Stuff Sites
The Free Site - "TheFreeSite.com offers the Web's largest collection of free services and free products for the whole family. Here, you'll find free games, counters, Webmaster freebies, free downloads, mothers day freebies, affiliate programs, chat freebies, digital postcards, E-mail freebies, free fonts, graphics, guestbooks, jokes, Java, free MP3s, free food, free sounds, coupons, samples, screensavers and more." - The leading free stuff site.
Just Free Stuff - "Just Free Stuff! Free Phonecards, Books, Cd's, Posters, Contests, Games, Software, Graphics, and a Lot More!!" A site with seniority. Big selection. Popular.
We Love Freebies - "Find freebies and free stuff such as free samples, sweepstakes, coupons, fonts, ISP, cards, software, graphics, fonts, sounds, email, games, screen savers and more. Updated daily." - Huge selection.
Free Stuff Archive - "The Internets best freebies, freeware, and other free stuff." Thoughtful selection with good rating system.
StuffAllFree.com: "StuffAllFree.com: Free Downloads, Software, Web Space, Fonts, Webmaster Tools, Games, Music all FREE" - Cool site and management.
Free Stuff Search Engine - "Free-Stuff-SE search engine and directory: free stuff, music downloads, ringtone, screensaver, wallpaper, ecard, clipart." Nice site, well organized thought out.
AAA Freebies - "AAAFreebies.com has free stuff in hundreds of categories. Find free games, free screensavers, free internet service, free email, free downloads, free mp3 files, free clipart, free fonts, free greeting cards, free movies, and tons more!" Well organized. Big selection.
The Freebie List - "Explore a treasure trove of freebies, free samples and free stuff on the Internet. Includes UK freebies, USA and Canadian product samples, free games, free Web space, graphics, Webmaster tools and more." - Great navigation. Site has been around since early Net days. Stuff is probably the tried and true freebies. Does not seemed to have succumbed to undue ads!
The Freebie Directory - "We offer free stuff, freeware, samples, graphics, Webmaster freebies, contests, free games, coupons, children's free items and more. The Freebie Directory is your searchable source for quality free stuff and freebies. Search by category, or by keyword, you're bound to find what you're looking for here." The Free Site partner. Irreverent attitude.
Free Stuff Channel - "Free Stuff Channel offers a good Free Stuff Directory, free samples, beauty freebies, free magazines, freeware, webmaster stuff, contests and more" - The most polished design of the free stuff sites.
Free Center - "A fully comprehensive listing of freebies on the internet; including free homepages, free E-mail providers, free promotional tools, and much more! Each service is individually rated and reviewed. Find free homepages, webpages, email, counters, trackers, promotion links and more!" - Good Webmaster free resource site.
Specialized Freeware Sites
Scan Complete - "Freeware downloads, reviews, instructions and screenshots of malware, spyware, adware and spam removal software to keep your pc protected at all times." Site has a sister concept to this site. It concentrates on security freeware. Attractive Simple Design.
FreeByte -"Your Guide to the Web. Freeware, shareware, clipart, organizers, dictionaries, and much more!" Much more than just software. Large thoughtful selection. Content to burn. Around since 1995.
http://www.pricelesswarehome.org - "The best of the best in Freeware as determined by the readers of alt.comp.freeware. Freeware: Legally obtainable software that you may use at no cost, monetary or otherwise, for as long as you wish." - Reference site for all other freeware sites. Official Web of the regulars at alt.comp.freeware group. Around since the early days.
Simtel - "Free downloads of the best computer software freeware and shareware." Biggest inventory of share and freeware on the Net. Includes many hard to find old software. Too many ads in current incarnation. Been around since the beginning also.
Dirk Loss Windows-Tools on CD-ROM (or USB stick) - "List of utilities which can be run directly from CD-ROM. (No installation required)" - Mr. Loss is a man who can help you find your data (pun). Excellent comprehensive straight forward data recovery resource. Look at his other sections. This is a site of the most up to date and useful utility links on the Web.
Indianz - awesome inventory of free password cracking tools. Link is from Dirk.