Apps that deserve Props

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by screamer, Dec 27, 2006.

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  1. screamer

    screamer Registered Member

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    I'm sure this has been done before, but I can't find a reference to it.

    What apps do you use everyday and would be lost without? By this I mean mostly useful utilities, not Office Suites, FireWalls or AV programs.

    Mine are:

    Clipboard Recorder
    FSCapture
    EditPad Lite
    PowerDesk 6

    Firefox ext:

    Scrapbook
    FoxMarks

    ...screamer
     
  2. OldMX

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    Firefox
    CCleaner

    thats it :D
     
  3. WSFuser

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    Firefox
    Thunderbird
    uTorrent
    Process Explorer
     
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  4. Perman

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    Hi, folks: For me:
    Deep Freeze standard version-I can not surf net safely w/o it. And I do not have to use internet track eraser w/ its presence.
    IE 7-May not be the most safest net browser, but reliable and is a workhorse for me. W/O it, surfing net is a step too far(although other browsers are candidly available).:)
     
  5. sukarof

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    I always feel lost on other computers because they dont have:
    Totalcommander
    Firefox and extensions (All in one Mouse gestures, adblock, Roboform)
    Process explorer
    FirstdefenseISR
    There are others but those are the main ones.
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Not really lost - but extremely useful:

    Firefox
    IrfanView
    Nvu
    CDburnerXP Pro
    VMware Server
    FreeMat & Octave
    TeXmacs
    DOSBox
    QEMU

    Mrk
     
  7. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    For me it's

    AJCSoftware's DircSync and ActiveBackup
    FDISR
    ShadowProtect Imaging
    and Lately VMware's Workstation
     
  8. zapjb

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    TuneUp Utilities
     
  9. Ice_Czar

    Ice_Czar Registered Member

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  10. gerardwil

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    SmartSniff
    Autoruns
    ShellExView
    Notepad++

    Gerard
     
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  11. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    MSPowerToys: SendTo - copies the folder/file path to the clipboard
    MSPowerToys: DOSHere - opens the current directory in a DOS shell Command Prompt
    CjRAM - displays amount of Free RAM
    InfoSelect - personal information manager
    AZZ CardFile - address book/phone dialer
    MacroExpress - Macro Recorder - record hotkeys/macros either program-specific or global
    International Keyboard Toggle (enable in Keyboard Properties)
    ScratchPad - Text editor w/appendable clipboard
    MSWrite - old 16-bit text editor which will open binary files
    Toolbar - systray app with shortcuts to Control Panel Applet Properties Sheets
    XXcopy - Xcopy replacement
    ZipBackup - back up files utility
    IPAgent - display current IP address
    IDServe - a type of WhoIs lookup
     
  12. steve161

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    being really cheap my shout-outs go to freeware

    1) Jetico firewall-the best. nothing gets through
    2) aol active virus shield-kaspersky, but may expire in 9 months 3)sandboxie- so far. effective
    4) spywareblaster-how can you not have this?

    Also, A-squared, superantispyware, and firefox (noscripts)
     
  13. The Hammer

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    Off topic post. No Av's or firewalls etc.
     
  14. KikiBibi

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    Can't live without:

    Roboform
    Firefox
    FDISR
    Ace Utilities
    DOSBox
     
  15. NGRhodes

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    In no particular order (all free, some are only free for non-profit/home use):

    7-Zip
    XnView
    WinMerge
    TortoiseSVN
    TortoiseCVS
    WinHTtrack
    SmartFTP
    Ping Plotter (last freeware version)
    Notepad++
    Microsoft Web Application Stress Tool
    MediaMonkey
    Winamp
    Video Lan Classic (moved on from media player classic as it has a great firefox plugin)
    Free Download Manager
    Foxit Reader
    SyncBackSE
    Gmail Notifier
    Web Developer toolbar and google toolbar for Firefox.
    Firefox 2
    Xplorer2 lite
    SQL Prompt (gives intelli sense to SQL Enterprise Manger)
    Putty

    Probably more I have forgotten.

    What is irfanview like compared to XnView ?
     
  16. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Irfan is fast, light and quick. I can't compare it to XnView, though.
    Mrk
     
  17. herbalist

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    Not including security-ware, backup utilities, the browser, and the usual apps,
    TestRun, a DOS utility that makes a test registry for trialling software or registry tweaking without altering your normal registry.
    Inctrl5.
    Definitely IrfanView.
    Sam Spade.
    Clipboards, a multiple clipboard utility.
    HTTrack website copier.
    Notepad++.
    Burnatonce.
    Star Downloader.
    Shareaza.
     
  18. FastGame

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    Burnatonce.
    Exact Audio Copy (with Lame)
    Free Download Manager
    Ripit4me
     
  19. vhick

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    fd-isr
    firefox + adblock
    videolan
    notepad
     
  20. Long View

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    Acronis True Image
    Paperport
    Roboform
    Web Research
     
  21. iceni60

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    i like these programs best for windows. i think everyone should be made to use them :D

    Lclock - a clock, alarm and calendar
    http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/LClock/1092761816/1

    Tray Pilot Lite - allows you to hide the System Tray icons
    http://www.simtel.net/product.php[id]64004[cid]65[SiteID]simtel.net

    Locate32 - the worlds fastest desktop search
    http://www.uku.fi/~jmhuttun/english/softwares.shtml

    rjhExtensions - adds more things to the explorer context menu
    http://www.rjhsoftware.com/rjhextensions/

    IrfanView plugin which adds the ability to call some IrfanView functions from within the Windows Explorer
    http://www.baxbex.com/products.html#irfan

    http://www.baxbex.com/images/shoots/irfanview.gif

    i like that unlocker program too.
     
  22. NAMOR

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  23. WSFuser

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    both are quite similar. pick whichever one u like better.
     
  24. Ice_Czar

    Ice_Czar Registered Member

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    ^ that shell extension iceni60 posted for infranview just made it alot more useful to me ;)
    (lots of other aps Im trying out too thanx Mrkvonic)
    Thank you Santa


    a little paidware
    TaskInfo
    Labview

    a little freeware
    ARPCache Viewer & Add/Remove Pro
    Knoppix STD
    Ultimate Boot CD
    BartPE

    a little ghostware
    SuperCACLS (you'll have to find it yourself, the demo has gone away)
    ATACT (AT Attachment Command Test) again demo gone missing
     
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  25. Genady Prishnikov

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