I thought given the holiday spirit and all the frantic scurrying for gift buying,
I'd post a list of often used uttilities, I use that do not cost a dime. I know we all are
feeling the pinch of the economy and want to maximize our resources, so I have scoured the
Net over the years and come up with a stable of good program, that help me make it through
the day, and thought others might benefit from what I use on a daily basis. I know this list is
not all inclusive, I have tried to throw together the basics. Please feel free to add you own
personal favorites, and locations to the list. Remember though, keep them FREE, not Warez,
limited Shareware trials, or containing other limitations.
Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
Simply the safest and best Web Browser around.
Portable Edition: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable
Installer Edition: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Why pay hundreds of dollars for a commercial defragmentation tool?
Make a window roll into its title bar, send it to the back or make it stay on top.
Portable Applications Suite
PortableApps.com Suite™ is a collection of portable apps all preconfigured to work
portably.Just drop it on your portable device and you're ready to go.
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool.
Ad-Aware Anti Spyware
Ad-Aware is no ordinary anti-spyware, it is the original anti-spyware product
Spybot Search and Destroy
Spybot Run Analyzer
Spybot File Analyzer
Spybot Registry Analyzer
Spybot Net Analyzer
HijackThis™ is a free utility which quickly scans your Windows computer to find settings
that may have been changed by spyware, malware or other unwanted programs.
Why Pay for Winzip, when &-zip is free and does so, so much more.
K-Lite codec Pack
When you just don't know which codec a movie or file uses. Here's a good start.
Apple QuickTime Player
G6 Utilities can rename many file at once, but also apply "functions" on it
(like ID3 removal, zipping, SFV making ...)
Program Location: http://www.gene6.com/files/g6utilities-setup.zip
Free License Key: http://www.gene6.com/files/g6utilities-license.zip
This ebook reading software is to provide a 'paper book' experience on the PC.
SysInternals Complete Suite of Utilities By Mark Russinovich
This suite includes many utilities, like Process Monitor, Regmon, Filemon etc...
Audacity Audio Editor
Also be sure to get the Lame Encoder Dll, and the other plugins available.
A multi tabbed free, expanded notepad replacement. Once you're tabbed, you
never go back.
Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows.
The GiMP for Windows
A free Image Editor, with some nice features.
Irfan is a very good, free image viewer, and thumbnail program
Miranda Multi Protocol Instant Messenger Program
Pidgin Multi Protocol Instant Messenger Program
Media Player Classic
A no nonsense Multi Format media player replacement
A windows Keyfinder application, for Office Keys, and other Installed Item Keys
A very good FTP Client / Client Manager / Server
A very good alternative to Microsoft Office
A windows based Macro building Utility.
Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between
multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display