Most cherished soft's ?

Discussion in 'polls' started by crockett, Oct 19, 2003.


Which pieces of software did you love most ?

  1. I've been delighted by this firewall..., 'cause...

    6 vote(s)
  2. Spellbound when I discovered this AV, 'cause...

    3 vote(s)
  3. This particular filter was amazing, 'cause...

    1 vote(s)
  4. A browser fan, I've never forgotten... 'cause...

    5 vote(s)
  5. Let me tell u about this anti spyware...

    0 vote(s)
  6. Anti-Trojans fascinate me, especially...

    1 vote(s)
  7. Without OS's one is nothing, and to me the best is...

    2 vote(s)
  8. Can't choose, but my 7 most cherished soft's were/are...

    10 vote(s)
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  1. Notok

    Notok Registered Member

    May 28, 2004
    Portland, OR (USA)
    PocoMail - absolutely love it
    Trillian - bought the pro version, and never regretted it
    CallStation - absolutely awesome if you have a modem that supports caller id (the intel modem that comes with Dells does)
    Everything Stardock makes
    Acronis True Image
    xplorer2 - also bought the paid version
    StatBar - can't live without it
    ProcessTamer - can't live without it
    Miramar Continuous Data Protection - still beta, but really loving it
    NOD32, Look'n'Stop, and many many other security apps
  2. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    Philippines, the Political Dynasty Capital of the
    Actually my most cherished are:

    Firefox browser - its really cool
    Avast Home Antivirus - many jaw dropping features not found on other free AV
    ProcessGuard - set it and forget it, only pop-ups when it really matters
    Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta - has lots of real-time protection agents
    Ewido - my goodness.. this was the only one that can detect spyware cookies
    Diskeeper Lite - really can do the job fast and more through than windows built-in defragmenter
    CleanCache 3.2 - cleans all of my internet tmp, cookies, MRU etc..
    SpywareBlaster - immunize my system from some spywares

    well that's all... I have many other softwares but the above impressed me most. :cool:
  3. steverio

    steverio Registered Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    I'll give some favortites for each different catagory but there are more that are very special to me.

    Process Guard
    TheBat Pro w/ Voyager
    Argentum Backup
    Steganos Safe
  4. Arup

    Arup Guest

    Treewalk,Opera, Avast, CHX, Anti Hook, World Timer and of course my mature trustly old Linux alternative, Win2K SP4 plus all the other patches, can't live life without them.
  5. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

    Mar 16, 2005
    Seven Favorites:

    Macro Express I'm a keyboard person - use dozens of shortcuts and macros to input names, data, etc; launch programs to open with certain windows, all with hot keys; My most used program

    Infoselect Second most used program - a type of PIM, displays in tree view

    Scratchpad third most used program (no longer available) - simple text editor which acts as an appendable clipboard; option to use two colors for alternate entries, so multiple lists of data copied from the internet will alternate colors - easy to separate them

    Paperport I do lots of scanning and the tree organization is first rate

    metapad Great small (45k) replacement for notepad; supports hyperlinks; primary and secondary font setting (proportional and non-proportional)

    gradekeeper wonderful low footprint simple grading program; indispensible

    notecard freebie to teach the notes of the keyboard; I give to all of my beginning students - more fun than flashcards

    Well, hmmm ... no browser, OS, security programs (only 2 anyway), as favorites - those are so boring. Once those are set up I forget about them - they just do their job.

    I use my computer for work (small office) and fun (photography) and don't want to spend time with that other stuff. Except when I visit Wilders to keep informed.
  6. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Stockholm Sweden
    Firefox, Incredibly configurable with all the extensions. Made all my Antispyware-programs obselete. No more ads.
    FirsdefenceISR. Snapshot program. I love the way I can create 10 different configurations of my windows. Probably not for the average user since most wont need that many snapshots, but it gives me freedom to do whatever I want. Got even better when the option to save backups of the c partition on different drives came a couple of updates ago.
    Totalcommander incredibly flexible filemanager.
    NOD32 it does it job without hassle.
    Processguard has given me peace of mind for the past year, but I think App- & Regdefend with it´s logging features and registry protection will be my choice from now on (still testing it)
    Look´n´stop firewall. Ridiculous small footprint yet very powerfull. Love the way I can make rules from the logging window.

    I love these kind of threads that gives info on good programs I never heard of :)
  7. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

    Jun 29, 2004
    i like Ubuntu best, i've stopped using Windows since i installed it.


    VLC Media Player plays more formats then most.

    regjumper This tool allows you to open desired registry keys in Windows® Regedit by one click.

    Opera with Power Buttons and Custom Buttons. just drag the code to your toolbar after right-clicking and selecting Customize.

    Pingplotter, smartsniff and ethereal - network tools

    Dirms and Buzzsaw

    Screamer Radio a radio with lots of preinstalled stations and one click record

    PowerShell-XP3 adds stuff to explorer's right-click

    Locate32 most people that try it are amazed by it.

    there's probably more but i can't remember them because Ubuntu beats them all put together so i've forgoten about them.
  8. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

    Jan 17, 2004


    Spybot - Search & Destroy


    Belarc Advisor



    I only wrote down free ones, some more nice tools, however but I will stick to this 7.

  9. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    I still have to read all the posts of this thread, but one catched my eye accidently :

    metapad Great small (45k) replacement for notepad; supports hyperlinks; primary and secondary font setting (proportional and non-proportional)

    Another MS software, that needs to be replaced :)
  10. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

    Sep 8, 2002
    I voted in 2003, when this poll began, for GoBack. Since then I have replaced GB with FirstDefense-ISR, my new favorite. As much as I loved GB, FD blows GB out of the water with its flexibility, and unlike GB, you don't lose any history when you disable it. FD is almost like having GoBack and a Partitioning program in one. :cool:

  11. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Stockholm Sweden
    When I read the comments in this thread I noticed your post. I got baffled that you praised Goback, considering what I have read about your opinion about Firsdefence. In fact it was your and and Peter2150´s comments about Firsdefence that convinced me to buy this excellent program.
    I totally forgot to look at the date of your post :D
  12. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

    Sep 8, 2002
    LOL!! ;)

  13. cheetah

    cheetah Registered Member

    Dec 4, 2005
    Excellent, highly customizable replacement for quick launch bar. Take a look at the screens and check out plugins and features. Also got a christmas special $14.90 now. Most recent prog i bought. Did i say highly customizable ?? :)

    Prassi ONES
    My favourite burning app. Havent failed me once. Nonbloat 5,5 mb install. Review and comments

    Treesize Personal
    When jam-software (after request) created the personal version of their great Treesize Professional i bought immediately. A proggie that gives a excellent visualization of harddrive use. Great for finding those "lost Gb´s". I use it to track down my Gb´s of stuff ive forgotten about, "trash files" or just about anything.

    Speed Commander
    Most people use Total Commander i think. I never got friends with that one but this instead. They are rather similar though. Anyway a nice file manager.

    I put this image browser, editor etc here because not only do i really like it, but its also free, yay!

    Magic Folder Now
    This program lets you add favourite folders to context menu so with a right click i can quick jump into those folders. NOTE! This one works within "open files" / "save" etc so whenever your doing a "save as" and you realize you have to do a zillion clicks to jump into that folder you want, just right click and in MFN context menu folder(s) choose that folder. Check it out, saves my wrists bigtime!

    Ghost Security Suite
    Well everyone here already knows about this so no "review" needed. Love app/regdefend.

    Jv16 Powertools 2005
    My favourite registry cleaner though it can do a bunch of other stuff too. Has great überclean interface. Jouni (maker of jv16) is a friendly, good guy and takes suggestions seriously.

    Movie Collector (Collectorz)
    Very nice movie database program that can autoupdate reviews, actor info, and all a bunch of other info straight from imdb, amazon and more. Really give s a nice overview of your films, along with those reviews and clickable front and back covers. Check it out instead, specially "features" at program site.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2006
  14. Larry38

    Larry38 Registered Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    South Carolina USA
    This is a hard one, but here are a few, of many.
    Opera Browser
    Firefox Browser
    AVG Pro.
    Zone Alarm Free
    Ewido Plus
    AdAware SE with custom setup and VX2 Cleaner
    Spybot S & D
    I also have some others.
  15. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    CHX-I or Kerio 2.1.5. They kind of boosted me into learning or at least attempting to computer security. NOD32 is sweet too, but I need money before buying
  16. dog

    dog Guest

    My Fav's in Windows - Locate32, WinMerge, XYplorer, MP3tag, Media Player Classic, Open Office, Foobar, Juice, Nero, Partition Magic, Process Guard, Pegasus, Proxomitron, Firefox, LnS, NOD and True Image.

    In Linux amaroK, iPodder, Stream Tuner, M Player, krusader, kdiff, K3b, Open Office, Firefox, Kmail, xChat, Privoxy ... favoruite distro atm Mandriva
  17. stalker

    stalker Registered Member

    Jan 19, 2004
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Mine is the DNSKong program; a caching/filtering local DNS server software. If anyone wants to, see the DNSKong - a personal caching/filtering psuedo-DNS server thread that I opened on CastleCops forums (my nick is "satyr")

    The others might be Proxomitron proxy software, the K9 anti-spamming software and finally the most secure Off By One web browser.

    /EDIT: For descriptions and download links, see my profile at CastleCops: userinfo-satyr.html and look below under "Last 10 Downloads Submitted by satyr:"

    Additionally alse see these other topics below, related to programs mentioned above; Keir's K9 program; an only 81 KB in-size anti-spam program, The most secure browser - Off By One web browser ..., Review: DNSKong program ), while here are also links to two articles on Wikipedia that I've created or participated in editing (my nick is "Wayfarer"): DNSKong, OffByOne

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