What is this site's purpose, anyway?
aims to list all the top free products, services
and offers available on the Web. Unless you're
brand new to the Net, you likely have discovered
the fact that the world of cyberspace is a fantastic
place to get free stuff. It's our ongoing mission
to round up the all the latest and greatest freebies
in one convenient spot.
Hmm, "free stuff." I'm suspicious.
Answer: Actually that's not a bad approach
to take, both with our site and any freebie
offer you may find on the Web. Although we work
hard to make sure all our offers are legitimate,
it's always best to remember that people usually
don't give away free stuff out of the goodness
of their hearts. By and large, freebie providers
are looking to draw you to their site to drum
up business, so they can sell you something.
Having said that, there are an enormous number
of great freebies out there for the taking.
So just be careful and use common sense, and
you'll be OK. Incidentally, if you sign up for
a lot of freebies, you may be targeted by spammers
(junk E-mail senders). Be sure to protect yourself
against spam. There's a nice, free anti-spam
program out there called MailWasher
that you may want to check out.
I'm with the media. I'd like to feature you
on my Web site or my publication.
Answer: Thank you very much! Just drop
me an E-mail I'll get
right back to you, probably the same day. Microfree
has been featured in many
Web site reviews and print publications
and I've been interviewed on TV and radio. I'll
be glad to help you out in any way I can! (By
the way, my name is Magnolia Hix and I'm the
owner and creator of Microfree.tripod.com).
I have a freebie that I'd like for you to list
on your site. What do I need to do?
Answer: you'd like us to list you, first
of all, I'd greatly appreciate it if you could
find a spot on your page to link Microfree.tripod.com.
Microfree is the largest freebie site on the
Web. So, if we list you, we'll be steering a
lot of traffic your way. Therefore, a return
link to us is always appreciated. To submit
a freebie, please E-mail
us and, if you've linked us, mention it.
I really like Microfree's offerings and I'd
like to list some of your links on my page.
Answer: I work very hard on Microfree.tripod.com,
researching freebies and writing listings and
reviews. Therefore, I don't really appreciate
it when people come along and plunder my contents
for their own page. We have found a number of
sites that have pirated us and we're really
spending too much time dealing with these thieves,
who really should know better. Of course, as
the Web's largest freebies site, our audience
is vast and invariably, our visitors alert us
to pages that have ripped us off. Just remember,
our material is copyrighted. Please do your
own research and writing!
I'm new to the Web and have just started up
my own home page. Is it OK for me to put a link
on my page to Microfree.tripod.com?
Answer: Actually, I get asked this question
quite a bit. And the answer is: Yes, I'd love
it if you would link my site! If you'd like
to display my icon link, here's
some suggestions on how to do this very
Well, I'm all set and ready to explore Microfree.tripod.com
What do I need?
Answer: There are several free goodies
that you should acquire and learn to use before
you set forth on Microfree.tripod.com. If you're
not a newbie, then you're likely already familiar
with these tools. If you're a newbie, you should
be aware that many of the software programs
we feature come in compressed form (so you can
download them faster). If you download a compressed
program, (and you're using Windows) it will
likely have a ZIP extension. To uncompress such
programs, you should download a copy of the
freeware program by Microles.com.
How can I keep up with the latest freebies you
Answer: Well, first of all be sure you
bookmark the site, so you can return to it in
the future. Please go ahead and do this now,
before you forget! First, go to our welcome
page. Then, if you're using Netscape: just
press "Control, D." Microsoft Internet Explorer
users: click on "Favorites," then "Add to Favorites.