What´s your favorite software?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Rasheed187, May 14, 2014.

  1. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    Please post a top 10, top 20 or top 25. It can be software that you´re impressed with, or that you use a lot for example. I recently bought a new Win 8 machine, and these where the apps, that I just had to install first. :)

    My top 20:

    Audio/Video:
    Media Player Classic Home Cinema | VUPlayer

    Graphics/Multimedia:
    XNView | Gadwin Printscreen (v4.4)

    Internet:
    Opera Browser (v12) | YTD Video Downloader

    System utilities:
    AutoSizer (v1.53) | KatMouse | Volumouse | ExtractNow | 7+ Taskbar Tweaker | Quick Shutdown | Classic Shell

    System Monitoring:
    Process Explorer | Pserv (v2.6)

    Security:
    EXE Radar Pro | Sandboxie | VirusTotal Uploader

    Office/Documents:
    EditPad Lite | Foxit Reader
     
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  2. guest

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    Well, aside of some software which are currently installed, here are some which I've used in the past and currently not being installed:

    Antivirus: Avira Free 9 | Emsisoft Antimalware | ESET Antivirus
    On-demand Scanner: HitmanPro | Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Other Security Software: Mamutu | Sandboxie | AppGuard | EMET | Panda USB Vaccine | KeyScrambler Personal
    Firewall/Firewall Related: Online Armor | Sphinx's Windows Firewall Control
    Web Browser: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.x | Comodo Dragon | Opera Mini 4.x (Mobile Phone)
    Media Player: PotPlayer | Gom Player
    Media Encoder/Converter: Kirara Encoder | AVS Video Converter | VidCoder | FFCoder
    Archiver: PeaZip
    Backup: AX64 Time Machine
    System Monitor: Process Explorer | WinPatrol
    Browser Extension (Firefox): NoScript | Adblock Plus | Download YouTube Videos as MP4 and FLV
    Browser Extension (Chrome): ScriptSafe | HTML5 video for YouTube
    PDF Viewer: SumatraPDF | PDF X-Change Viewer Free
    Emulator: nullDC | SSSPSX | Project64
    Game: Built-in Pinball game in Windows XP | Mrs. Estacion | Uwabami Breakers | Phantasmagoria of Flower View | Uniting Barrage Action
    Disc Burner: PowerISO | CDBurnerXP
    Cleaner: CCleaner
    Virtual Machine: VMWare Player
    Audio Editor: Audacity
    Video Editor: Windows Movie Maker 2012
    Virtual Musical Keyboard: Click MusicalKEYS
    Morse: WinMorse 2
    Mobile Phone Related Software: MyPhoneExplorer | Sony Ericsson Themes Creator | MPSkinner | gMapMaker | A2Uploader
    Forum Software: MyBB

    Oh mai gawd what have I done to my computar?! :eek:

    Note: I know the list is only 25 at max. But I was playing around with many software and those software I have listed really gave me good impressions out of them. Sorry for the superfluous list, can't simplify it. Might as well serve as a recommendation list for those who are in a quest of finding software to do certain purposes. :D

    EDIT: Removed XenForo. I just remembered that I actually have never installed it. I've mistaken it with the live demo I tried a few while before we moved to XenForo. Then there's my memory disappointing me again. =V
     
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  3. Daveski17

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    Ooh where do I start? VLC, Cartes du Ciel, Virtual Moon Atlas, AbiWord, OpenOffice, SpywareBlaster, MBAM, Paint.NET, Google Earth, Sumatra PDF.

    That's 10, right? ;)
     
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  4. moontan

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    * imaging program: Terabyte's Image for Windows/DOS/Linux
    * audio editing: Wavelab
    * CD ripper/audio converter: Poikosoft EZ CD Audio Converter
    * vector graphic: Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9
    * vector tracing: Vector Magic
    * bitmap graphic: Photoshop
    * general utility graphic program: Picpick
    * word processing: Polyedit
    * text editor: Sublime Text 3
    * calendaring: VueMinder Pro
    * file manager: Directory Opus 11
    * music player: XMPlay
    * video player: VLC
    * PDF reader: PDFXchange
    * PDF printer: doPDF
    * email reader: Windows Live Mail
    * web browser: IE11
    * torrent: qBittorrent
    * mouse cursor: CursorFX Plus
    * virtual monitors: VirtuaWin
    * mouse gestures: StrokeIt
    * on-demand virus scan: Hitman Pro and VirusTotal
    * CSS editor: Stylizer
     
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  5. TairikuOkami

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    1. Fusion Tweaker - the undervolting, a necessity for any notebook.
    2. Cleanmem - frees RAM better than Windows ever did and will.
    3. CCleaner - magically fixes many problems + startup manager.
    4. Yandex browser - Russian chrome with its own sync server.
    5. Wise Care 365 Free - all in one maintenance tool + safe.

    The rest are common apps, easily replaced by other freeware options if needed, but those 5 are irreplaceable.
     
  6. nezic

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    MCShield I love this tool, and sandboxie.
     
  7. Joxx

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    Capture.PNG mine
     
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  8. moontan

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    you could make a montage in an image editor.
     
  9. Joxx

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    yup
    didn't think
     
  10. Minimalist

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    Browser: Google Chrome
    Email client: Outlook
    RSS: FeedDemon
    Antivirus: ESET
    On-demand AV: Hitmanpro | Malwarebytes AV | Emsisoft EK
    Virtualization: Sandboxie | Virtualbox
    Encryption: TrueCrypt
    Password Manager: KeePass
    Backup: Macrium Reflect
    Update checker: SUMO | Secunia PSI
    P2P: Utorrent
    Chat & Messages: Google Talk | Skype
    Video Player: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
    Image editing: GIMP 2
    Audio editing: Audacity
    Music Notation software: Sibelius
    CD/DVD burning: Nero Burning ROM
    Program Launcher: Launchy
    Process Manager: Process Explorer
    File Manager: Total Commander
     
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    Office Professional Plus 2013

    Photoshop CS6 Extended

    Google Chrome, Earth, Gmail

    Windows 8 File History

    Snipping Tool

    VLC Media Player

    Avira Antivirus Suite

    Sandboxie

    Shadow Defender
     
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    Sandboxie, and then some other stuff.
     
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    shadow defender
     
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    Media Player
    DAUM PotPlayer
    Office
    SoftMaker FreeOffice
    Update checker
    Sumo Portable
    Email client/Monitor
    Thunderbird/Magic Mail Monitor
    Image editing
    Hornil StylePix Portable
    CD/DVD burning
    ImgBurn
    PDF Reader
    SumatraPDF
    Archiver
    Bandizip
    Unistaller
    IoBitUnistaller Portable
     
  16. guest

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    How come I forgot about GesWall? :(

    Also forgot about Nitro PDF Reader.

    EDIT: And Shadow Defender. I'm starting to hate myself. >=T
     
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  17. Rasheed187

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    Thanks for posting, I really appreciate it. :)

    However, I think I should have been more clear. Some of you guys are not playing by the rules! You should post either a minimum of 10 or a maximum of 20 or 25 apps. It´s all about making choices. So almost everyone, except for Sampei Nihira should edit their post. :D

    Note about my list: I would have added TinyResMeter (v0.98.0.2) to the list, but it didn´t work correctly on Win 8.
     
  18. Minimalist

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    Yes sir. I've edited my post to comply with your request ;)
     
  19. Rasheed187

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    I really appreciate it. Now that´s a true favorite list! :D

    Also funny to see how different all the lists are. :)
     
  20. henryg

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    Agnitum: Outpost Pro Firewall

    Terabyte Unlimited: Image for DOS & Image for Linux

    SlySoft: AnyDVD HD; CloneDVD; Game Jackal Pro
     
  21. pegas

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    I too. I realized though that actually I don't use them anymore because of prevalence of other video formats and ways of obtaining videos. I cannot remember when I brought a DVD last time. Nowadays when many online video/movie services are available Slysoft's business could be in danger, imo.

    Other my favourite applications:
    Opera (Chromium) with a few extensions
    CCleaner
    Revo Uninstaller
    Viber
    VLC
    Total Commander
     
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  22. Mrkvonic

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    I'd have to say Kerkythea. In terms of fun.
    Mrk
     
  23. Joxx

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    the OP is right, too often we don't respect the thread rules
    I've edited my post accordingly
     
  24. pegas

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    Yeah, I didn't obey the OP rules too but not intentionally. The problem is that we have several similar threads on Wilders dealing with preferred ... favored ... installed ... best etc. software. Then there is easy to lose the essence of such threads.
     
  25. moontan

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    rules are made to be twisted and broken! ;)

    anyway, if I add 2 of my favorite games that'll make 25:
    * Faster Than Light
    * X-Plane 9
     
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