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Science Video Project

idw-News App:


Google Play Store


idw mirrors some programs that have proven to be useful. These programs are open-source-software, that are mirrored as a convenience on the idw server. The source code and other versions are available on the homepage of the program.

The download links in the table link to the Windows versions of the programs.

Program name Program type Download link on idw server Web-Site
Firefox Webbrowser,
3.6 German Version,
3.6 English Version
Main Website,
German Website
Thunderbird Mail-, RSS- und
German Version,
English Version
Main Website,
German Website
SeaMonkey Webbrowser,
Mail- and Newsreader, etc.
English Version
Main website
Feedreader RSS-Reader International Version Main Website
SharpReader RSS-Reader International Version Main website


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If you have not selected any criteria in a given category, the entire category will be searched (e.g. all subject areas or all countries).