This article is from the sci.fractals FAQ, by Michael C. Taylor and Jean-Pierre Louvet with numerous contributions by others.
dy-syst: Explores Newton's method, Mandelbrot and Julia sets
bmand 1.1 shareware by Christopher Bare Mandelbrot program
Quaternion-generator generates Julia-set Quaternions by Frode Gill
Quat - A 3D-Fractal-Generator (Quaternions).
A Fractal Experience 32 for Windows 95/NT by David Wright
Iterate 32 for Windows 95/NT written in VisualBasic. Generates IFS,
includes 10 built-in attractors, plots via chaos algorithm or
MRCM (multiple reduction copy machine), includes MS-Word
document about IFS and fractal compression in easy to
understand terms. Freeware by Jeff Colvin <email@example.com>
IFS Explorer for Windows 95/NT, a companion to Iterate 32, allows
users to explore IFS by changing the IFS parameters. Requires
800x600 screen. Freeware by Jeff Colvin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
DFRAC 1.4 by John Ratcliff a Windows 95 DirectDraw Mandelbrot explorer
with movie feature. Requires DirectDraw, FPU, and
monitor/graphics card capable of 800x600 graphic mode.
QS W95 Fractals generates several fractals types in 24-bit colour
includind Volterra-Lotka, enhanced sine, "Escher-like tiling"
of Julia Set, magnetism formulae, and "self-squared dragons".
Supports FractInt MAP files, saves 24-bit Targa or 8-bit GIF,
several colour options. Freeware by Michael Sargent
Other fractal programs by Michael Sargent.
Fractal eXtreme for 32-bit Windows 1.01c. A fast interactive fractal
explorer of Mandelbrot, Julia Set, and Mandelbrot to various
powers, Newton, "Hidden Mandelbrot", and Auto Quadratic.
Movies, curve-based palette editor, deep zoom (>2000 digits
precision for some types), Auto-Explore. Shareware, with
ability to register online, by Cygnus Software.
Iterations, Flarium24 and Inkblot Kaos Original programs : Now
Iterations is true color as are Flarium 24 and Inkblot Kaos.
For W95 or NT. Freeware by Stephen C. Ferguson
JuliaSaver : a W95 screen saver that does real-time fractals, by
Damien M. Jones (<email@example.com>)
Mndlzoom W95 or Nt program which iterate the Mandelbrot set within the
coprocessor stack : very fast, 19-digits significance (Philip
A. Seeger <PASeeger@aol.com>)
Frang : a real-time zooming Mandelbrot set generator. Needs DirectX
(can be downloaded from the same URL or from Microsoft).
Shareware (Michael Baldwin <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Fractal Orbits; A nice implementation of Bubble, Ring, Stalk methods
by Phil Pickard <email@example.com >. Very easy to use.
Fractal Commander and Fractal Elite (formerly Zplot) Very
comprehensive programs which gather several powerful methods
(original or found in other programs). Now only 32 bits version
is supported. You can download a free simplified version
(Fractal Agent) at
Registered users will receive the full version and a true color
one. Shareware by Terry W. Gintz <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Set surfer. A nice small program. Draws a variety of fractals of
Mandelbrot or Julia types. Freeware by Jason Letbetter
Kai Power Tools 2 and 3 include Fractal Explorer.
MetaCreations will mail a replacement CD to early KPT 3.0
owners which didn't include Fractal Explorer.
Fantastic Fractals. This program can draw several sorts of fractals
(IFS, L-system, Julia...). Well designed for IFS.