Welcome to FreeBar
FreeBar is an Open-Source Shortcut Bar with the Style of the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.
Since Office 2003 the Office Shortcut Bar is missing in Microsoft's Office suite. Microsoft recommends the Quick Launch toolbar of Windows as a replacement. But this alternative did not convince me and many others.
If you have many icons in the Quick Launch toolbar next to the Start button, the space for running programs quickly becomes tight. A Windows toolbar at the top of the screen takes screen space permanently.
Because of these reasons, I developed FreeBar.
What can FreeBar do?
FreeBar behaves like the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar. It docks on top of the screen and from here you can start your programs easily.
But FreeBar offers you a lot more features. It's the best if you take a look at the Screenshots page.
01-28-2008 - FreeBar 0.9.2.7The new FreeBar version fixes two bugs of the previous versions. The update is recommended.
11-30-2007 - FreeBar 0.9.2.6The new FreeBar version fixes some bugs of the previous versions and some operations run faster.
08-26-2007 - FreeBar 0.9.2.5The new Version of FreeBar does not create any temporary Files now and yet another Bug has been fixed.
08-02-2007 - FreeBar 0.9.2.4Several bugs of previous versions were fixed in FreeBar 0.9.2.4. The update is highly recommended.
07-15-2007 - FreeBar 0.9.2.3The new FreeBar version allows you to move the Toolbar to another Position.
05-29-2007 - FreeBar 0.9.2.2With the new FreeBar Version you can move Buttons faster and it fixes another bug.
05-12-2007 - FreeBar 0.9.2.1The new FreeBar Version adds a "Refresh" Button to the C Menu and fixes two Bugs.
04-09-2007 - Development site is upThe Development site is up now. It contains information on how to help developing or translating FreeBar.
03-16-2007 - FreeBar 0.9.2, now Open-Source and with a new websiteExact three years after the release of the first FreeBar version 0.9, version 0.9.2 is ready now.
It contains a lot of new features. But a special innovation is that FreeBar is now Open-Source under the GNU GPL. Therefore everyone can download the Source Code and make changes on it. These changes can be integrated into official FreeBar versions later on.