The Software Thread

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by guest, Dec 30, 2009.

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  1. guest

    guest Guest

    Just post all that is installed and all that you use on your daily-use hardware.

    On my Acer Aspire 5100-5033, this is what I got:

    Ad Blockers: AdBlock Plus/Element Hiding Helper with EasyList Subscriptions and Ad Muncher Pro
    Anti Virus: Microsoft Security Essentials
    Backup: Windows Backup
    Browsers + Extensions: Internet Explorer (+ WOT) and Mozilla Firefox (+ ColorfulTabs, Download Manager Tweak, DownloadHelper, Memory Fox, SmoothWheel, TV-Fox and WOT)
    Desktop Mail: Windows Live Mail
    Firewall: Windows Firewall and Router Built-in Firewall
    Feed Management: FeedBurner
    Encryption and File Management: Windows BitLocker, Windows Explorer, Windows Double Explorer and WinZip Pro
    Finance Management: AceMoney
    Games: Atrativa Sinuca Bola8, Garena (+ Half Life 1 with Counter Strike 1.6, Half Life 2 with Counter Strike Source, sXe Injected and Warcraft 3 TFT with War3 Map Pack) and PokerStars
    Instant Messaging: Windows Live Messenger (+ Messenger Plus! Live with scripts NudgeTools and TypingInvisible)
    File Sharing: FrostWire
    Image Editing:, PhotoScape and Windows Paint
    Password Management + Synchronization: Syber Systems RoboForm Pro + GoodSync Pro
    PC Manutention and Tune-up: DigitalVolcano Duplicate Cleaner, HDD Regenerator, MyDefrag, PC Tools Registry Mechanic, PCWinTech CleanMem, Piriform Ccleaner Slim, Windows Task Manager, Windows Task Scheduler and xp-AntiSpy
    PDF Management: Adobe Reader and AnyBizSoft PDF Password Remover
    Photo Management: Windows Live Photo Gallery
    Plugin Runtimes: Adobe Flash Player, Microsoft Silverlight and Sun Java RE
    Math Operations: Windows Calculator
    Media Converter: ImToo MPEG Encoder Ultimate
    Media Tools: Daemon Tools Lite and ImgBurn
    Media Player: VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player
    Mega Wipe: Jetico BCWipe Total WipeOut
    Mobile Phone Tools: SonyEricsson PC Suite
    Office Suite: Sun
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x86
    Security Tools: JavaCool SpywareBlaster and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
    Tag Editor: Mp3tag
    Tibia: Blackd Proxy, Cipsoft Tibia Client with Tibia Map Pack and Tibia OT Loader
    Torrent: uTorrent
    Update Management: KC SUMo, Microsoft Update and Secunia PSI
    Video Editing: Windows Live Movie Maker
    + all the rest of Win7 Ultimate built-in software not mentioned
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 4, 2010
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

    Sep 20, 2003
    Egads, another pointless list.
  3. PC__Gamer

    PC__Gamer Registered Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    really, i think its interesting to see what other people use, gives me ideas about trying some maybe. :)

    i use:

    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    Prevx 3.0 with SafeOnline
    Windows Firewall
    UAC Enabled
    Everest Ultimate Edition
    PerfectDisk 10
    Acronis Home 2010
    Powerdvd 9
    3dMark Vantage

    those are my main installed programs,

    obvious windows utilties:

    Disk Cleanup
    photo gallery
    windows media player

    Gaming: too many to mention...... all the latest usually, all running on highest specs and settings. :)
  4. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

    Jun 30, 2004
    Garden State, USA
    Seriously, unless you're in a specialized field Gizmo's is the place.
  5. Zero3K

    Zero3K Registered Member

    Mar 28, 2004

    Ad Muncher v4.81 Beta Build 31325 (AD Blocker)
    Adobe AIR
    Adobe Flash
    Ares 2.1.2 (P2P Client with BitTorrent support)
    AutoSizer (Automatically resize windows)
    Bonjour for Windows
    cFosSpeed v5.01 (Prioritizes Internet Traffic)
    ClicksAndWhistles (IRC Client)
    CNET TechTracker (Software update checker)
    Digsby (Multi Instant Messenger Client)
    FlexTk Ultimate 3.6.40 (File Manager)
    GomezPEER (Free Money)
    Internet Download Manager (Download Manager)
    MFT for Windows 0.993b (File-System driver for SSD drives)
    Microsoft Security Essentials (Anti-Malware program)
    Microsoft Silverlight
    Mozilla Thunderbird v3.0 (E-Mail Client)
    Opera 10.50 (Web Browser)
    Performer Notification
    SPlayer (Media Player)
    Streaming Media Recorder (Video Capture program)
    SumatraPDF (PDF Viewer)
    WebVideoCap (Video Capture program)
    Yahoo! Messenger (Instant Messenger)

    Daily Programs:

    Hot Key Plus (Allows you to open programs via keyboard shortcuts)
    FlexTk Ultimate
    Performer Notification
    Tray Launcher (Program Launcher)
    Yahoo! Messenger
    Internet Download Manager
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    CNET TechTracker
    Opera 10.50
    MFT for Windows
  6. guest

    guest Guest

    As others pointed out, this thread can be very useful when you are trying to find some software alternative. It's also always interesting to read what other "computer aficionados" use.

    That's what I think. :)
  7. nanana1

    nanana1 Frequent Poster

    Jun 22, 2007
    Not sure what do I gain by knowing the software you use since i can always google for a software alternative or replacement.:cool:

    This makes it into one of the favourite time wasting thread. :p
  8. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

    Jul 25, 2006
    CT, USA
    I agree. For those who think this thread is a waste of time, why do you bother reading it (and posting)?:D
  9. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    i dont have enough time to type all my softwares........:cool:
  10. Sully

    Sully Registered Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    Personally I think threads devoted to a named software or threads asking for which software to use for a specific task are the ones that are useful.

    I don't mind occassionaly seeing a 'list' of software titles being used by people, but I don't really know what to do with it. I am not going to go out and research or test 99.99% of them until I actually have a need.

    Wherein lies the strength of a more specific thread. If I am searching for whether I should use Adobe or an alternative, there are many threads devoted to that. I can get pertinent infos on that topic. Or maybe I want to know about some recommended softwares to handle my music files, again a more specific thread with infos I want.

    No offense, but I think you are better off to create some finer granularity rather than lumping everything into one.

    Good luck though.

  11. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    all mine software is freeware

    Antivirus: MSE x64
    Archives: 7-zip x64
    Browser: Google Chrome (preparing to control OS via a browser till Chrome OS will hit us in 2015)
    Browser adblock: ADblock, Flashblock, OpenDNS (espcially porno and AD webpages, also blocks downloading from them)
    Browser addons: AntiWeather (animated weather icon), GMail checker, Flags (shows flag, IP of a webpage along with links to Whois, McAfee Advisor, etc).
    DVD movies backup: DVDFab (to backup DVD on HDD in iso removing all junk like ADs and menu)
    Encryption: AxCrypt x64
    Firewall: Windows Firewall x64
    Games: XFire (ingame chat, video recording, sound chat)
    Images: XnView (also image capturing)
    Instant Messaging: GTalk (sound chat, also email notification)
    Password Management: KeePass
    PC maintenance: Cleaner (every Windows needs it), Defraggler, HijackThis, Quicksys RegDefrag, Revo Uninstaller, SIW (all info about PC)
    PDF Management: PDF-XChange Viewer x64 (faster then Adobe and has working features unlike Foxit)
    Media Tools: Daemon Tools Lite x64 (virtual DVD ROM), ImgBurn (to burn everything)
    Media Player: Media Player Classic Home Cinema x64 (no codecs needed, I use it to play DTS, which WMP can not and VLC could not play some orig DVDs)
    Office Suite: OpenOffice
    Torrent: uTorrent
    Update Management: Softpedia's email notification
    If everyone would hold on to some apps specification (like PDF or PC maintenance, not just apps list), then it would do just that, otherwise it will be messy. ;)
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2010
  12. guest

    guest Guest

    Re: all mine software is freeware

    @ TOMxEU

    I liked the way you posted your software so much that I'll copy your text formatting on my list. I noticed that you use XnView for dealing witih images. I'm curious, is it better than my options, and PhotoScape?

    I also used SIW during long time, but uninstalled it. When I need, I may reinstall it or install the new Piriform Speccy, which seems promissory.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 4, 2010
  13. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    Thanks. I use XnView just to view images. I like SIW, it is like CPU-Z, GPU-Z, HW Monitor and others all in one, all info about hardware, system, network.
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