Good Old Software
Freeware for Windows XP and Windows 95
In the early Working Internet days say 1996–97 people had to use DUN or Dial Up Networking. Unix(later linux) had built in networking but Win 3.11 for workgroups was the first Networked OS in the DOS-Win MS Family.
Win 95 and Win XP
People on Win3.11 to Win95 had to seek this site Papa Winsock to get DUN updates, ftp, email, browser software to get connected well.
A screen saver! Pick from hundreds of drag-and-drop items to create your own personal design. It was a virtual desktop in screensaver mode.
Add clocks, photos, calendars, sticky notes, to do lists, name plates, phone dialers, animated pets and dozens of amazing gizmos.
It's an interactive screen saver, note taking, picture hanging, memo minding, almost organizing, calendar keeping…www.mycorkboard.com
This had Mini Apps. Maybe the first free App Store, Something like Desktop Widgets that came much later. iGoogle also had similar interesting toys.
The creator of corkboard has foreseen widgets, appstore and the Handheld computer UI even before Internet was available.
Windows XP to Windows 7
Some work in win 10 maybe with quirks
Keynote of Tranglos
Keynote is a flexible, multi-featured tabbed notebook, based on Windows standard RichEdit control. It’s always accessible with a single keypress, even if you work in another application. Take a look at the screenshots page.
Tabbed notebook with RichText editor, multi-level notes and strong encryption. Added new features to Marek’s KeyNote: checkboxes on children of selected nodes, hidden nodes, alarms on nodes.
Download KeyNote NF (New Features) for free. Tabbed notebook with RichText editor, multi-level notes and strong…sourceforge.net
blocknote.net (blocknote for the net) is easy to use html wysiwyg editor and word processor.www.blocknote.net
ESBCalc — Free Scientific Calculator with Paper trail.
ESBUnitConv — Free Unit Conversion Software.
MAX’s HTML Beauty++ 2004 is advanced HTML editor that can edit as many files at a time as you want, plus it has advanced customizable syntax highlighting, undo / redo, drag & drop editing, right-click tag editing, extended find & replace, template support, project management, auto updating code snippets, code library, tag case changing capability, spelling & grammar check and more…