Look, a serious reply!
Aw, whatcha go n' do that fer... now I gotta pirate (they don't call me cap'n starkers fer nuffin) this 'ere thread all o'er agin..hehe.
5 applications I'll trade my kidneys for...
I've been thinking about this for a few days now, and while I has 4 out of the 5 listed apps, I gotta say no deal... as much as I love steak & kidney pie/stew.
Orright, I'll play the app game (just this once)....
Cobian backup... easy to use, highly configurable backup utility: available here, WWW Link
UltimateDefrag... most configurable defrag app I've found and is easy to use: available here, WWW Link
FastStone Photo Resizer....does wallpapers/artwork as well: available here, WWW Link