I came across a really well laid and informative website.
It's called LIGHTLINKS and features literally hundreds of freeware utilities for music creation, animation, graphics applications, spyware removal and much more. Ignore the religious stuff on the page and focus your attention on the left hand side of the page where it says "3 angels Freeware" (don't ask...).Click on the categories to get taken to the relevent freeware goodies. There are lots of excellent ones to be found.
It seems to be run by some christian religious group but don't let that put you off as they don't appear to be forcing any opinions on web visitors - instead they bizarrely just seem to be promoting free stuff. Very strange!