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08-10-2011, 06:56 PM #1
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Windows Free Software
Lets make our own list of free software out there:

To add to this list, you must provide a link to the piece of software that you refer to, links must be clean, and all software must not break the forum rules in terms of keygens, warez, etc...

Suggestions must have a short and very brief description, and download links must not be direct/immediate download links. (In case someone wants to read about it before the download window pops up.)

SysInternals Suite: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin...s/bb842062
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Text Editors:
  • Notepad++
    • One of the most advanced text editors out there for a programmer
  • Notepad2
    • An advanced portable text editor
  • SublimeText
    • A nice visual and functional notepad application with portable versions, both 32 and 64 bit compatibility

Media:
  • UMPlayer
    • An amazing media player with 270+ built in codecs
  • VLC Media Player
    • A great media player with support for lots of media formats

CD/DVD/Disc Production:
Development:
Ease of Use/Accessibility:
  • CloseAll
    • This application closes all open windows with the click of a button
  • Q-Dir
    • Q-Dir makes your files and folder easy to manage

Web Browsers:
  • SRWare Iron
    • A good web browser built off the source from google chrome with added features

Anti-Malware:
Filesystem Management:
  • Avenger
    • A very powerful application script manager to deal with files on your entire system
  • FileASSASIN
    • A more sophisticated version of Unlocker to force delete or delete on startup
  • Unlocker
    • A process unlocker utility for files that you need to take control of

Audio Utilities:
  • Audacity
    • A good free audio editor for various common sound file formats

Backup & Recovery:
Compression Utilities:
  • 7-Zip
    • Free file compression application as an alternative to WinRAR or WinZip


Disk Cleaning:
  • CCleaner
    • A great temp file cleaner, and registry cleaner

Disk De-fragmenting:
Disk Partitioning:
Boot Utilities:
  • EasyBCD
    • Take control of your boot loader with this useful tool
  • VirtualBCD
    • Visual BCD Editor is an advanced GUI version of Windows bcdedit utility

Imaging:
System Information:
  • CPU-Z
    • Provides detailed information about the CPU on your computer
  • GPU-Z
    • Provides detailed information about the GPU on your computer
  • Speccy
  • WinDirStat (Cool utility to visualize hard disk space)

Windows Boot-Manager:
  • EasyBCD
    • A boot utility for various windows boot options

Other:
  • ExactFile
    • A file hash checksum calculator with lots of built in hash detections, multi-threaded to make scanning faster, while not consuming the core at the same time
  • EaseUS Backup
  • HashTab
    • A windows shell extension that will add file hashes/checksums to your right click properties menu with comparison features
  • HashCheckInstall
    • A windows shell extension that will add more file hashes/checksums to your right click properties menu
  • MonitorOff
    • A tray application that allows you to customize ease of access to the display settings on your computer

Special Thanks to Contributors:
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08-10-2011, 10:55 PM #2
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My Windows Freeware
Anti-Malware:
Audio Utilities:
Backup & Recovery:
Compression Utilities:
Disk Cleaning:
Disk De-fragmenting:
Disk Partitioning:
Imaging:
System Information:
Windows Boot-Manager:

08-10-2011, 11:51 PM #3
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RE: Windows Free Software
I missed a lot I know, thanks for these, CPU-Z is a great little tool, and I can't believe that I forgot CCleaner for starters.

Adding your name to the list of contributors in OP> Thanks again! :)
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08-11-2011, 02:01 AM #4
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RE: Windows Free Software
I'll download a couple of these later. On a Mac atm. Thanks for the list.

08-11-2011, 05:34 AM #5
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RE: Windows Free Software
I'm sure I have more applications uncommon to the general public on my local drive that aren't in the list. Keep updated and if I add something you might find something else that you like.


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08-11-2011, 08:24 AM #6
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RE: Windows Free Software
You could add AcePad to the text editors... :D haha.


Development
Imaging Software
System Information
  • WinDirStat (cool utility to visualize hard disk space)
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08-11-2011, 09:36 AM #7
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RE: Windows Free Software
(08-11-2011, 08:24 AM)KoBE Wrote:  You could add AcePad to the text editors... :D haha.


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Imaging Software
System Information
  • WinDirStat (cool utility to visualize hard disk space)

Now that you've posted I just remember that I created a batch script to get system information as well. I was thinking about putting AcePad on the list too haha. Can't forget Gimp though, I don't like it, but it is the next best free thing out there I believe as far as I know.


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08-11-2011, 04:07 PM #8
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RE: Windows Free Software
Gimp is so legit. used it since i left school and needed something close to photoshop :D

08-12-2011, 05:35 AM #9
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RE: Windows Free Software
Adding FileASSASIN, and Avenger to the list.

Warning: Avenger is very powerful, make sure you know what you're doing if you use it.


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08-13-2011, 09:22 AM #10
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RE: Windows Free Software
I downloaded/installed a lot of these. Thanks.




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