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Last post Author Topic: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?  (Read 30306 times)

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2006, 08:01:40 AM »

NOD32 Antivirus
Outpost Firewall
Directory Opus
AppRocket
The Bat!
NotesHolder
Website Watcher
FlashGet

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2006, 08:51:12 AM »

Yes...that's a lot...but that's what I run all day
Other stuff gets run only when I am actively using it.

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2006, 04:16:32 PM »
Find and Run Robot
RunAsTool
Context Menu Organizer
Folder Cruiser Pro (free ware now)
Google Desktop Search Engine

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2006, 04:31:46 PM »
How could you all live without AutoHotkey? 8)

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2006, 07:03:07 PM »
Tray stuff aside -- mIRC, Opera and GoogleTalk are virtually always open.  More often than not, xplorer2 and EditPad Pro are also open.

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2006, 07:21:38 PM »
- PopTray (for checking my Email Accounts - I would like to leave Thunderbird open, but it uses about 200 MB Ram in idle mode :()
- Essential PIM (Contacts and Calendar)
- SyncBack (for scheduled Backup jobs)
- Suchwerk (the best Desktopsearch I know - I love it - check it - its free :))
- Copy Handler
- Panda Anti Virus
- Foobar 2000
- Firefox
- TrueCrypt (for mounting encrypted partitions)
- Screenshot Captor
- Apache 2 (Webserver - I have a lot of little tools running as webapps - such as Timetracking, Todo lists and so on)
- MySQL 4
- MySQL 5
- Scite (THE texteditor)
- Host Keys
- Ghosttype XML (I'm going to replace it with AutoHotkey if I find the time to convert the Files)
- MyPhoneExplorer (for Syncing my Mobile)
- SlickRun

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2006, 11:51:55 AM »
Quote
- Scite (THE texteditor)
Tried Notepad++ ? http://notepad-plus.sf.net
- carpe noctem

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2006, 01:12:50 PM »
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- Scite (THE texteditor)
Tried Notepad++ ? http://notepad-plus.sf.net

Sure - it's based on the same component (Scintilla) - it is a very cool Editor, but I like Scite better - cant say why - it's a feeling ;)

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2007, 06:49:54 AM »
Keynote 1.6.9 (Freeware) / WinOrganizer 4.0 build 1049 (Can never make up my mind which I am using)
foobar2000 0.9.5 beta 8  (Freeware)
Ad Muncher v4.71 Build 28140/1790
SlickRun 3.9.8.4 (alpha)  (Freeware)
XYPlorer 6.70.0000
EmEditor Pro 6.00.4
Firefox 2.0.0.10  (Freeware)
Miranda IM 0.7.3  (Freeware)
mIRC 6.31
Newsleecher 3.9 beta 11
Screenshot Captor 2.37.03  (Freeware)
Media Player Classic 6.4.9.1  (Freeware)
Orbit Downloader 2.4.3  (Freeware)

edit: attributed freeware, added XYplorer, added Ad Muncher (duh@!)
« Last Edit: December 17, 2007, 12:01:13 PM by vegas »

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2007, 07:02:44 AM »
  • Crystalport (browser - no longer available, sorry)
I found a download link for Crystalport: http://www.pcworld.c...nts/description.html

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2007, 07:12:42 AM »
EmEditor text editor
XYplorer file manager
Opera browser
(...and AutoHotkey, of course)

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2007, 07:46:28 AM »
Keynote 1.6.9 / WinOrganizer 4.0 build 1049 (Can never make up my mind which I am using)
foobar2000 0.9.5 beta 7
SlickRun 3.9.8.4 (alpha)
Em Editor Pro 6.00.4
Firefox 2.0.0.11
Miranda IM 0.7.3
mIRC 6.31
Newsleecher 3.9 beta 11
Screenshot Captor 2.37.03
Media Player Classic 6.4.9.1
Orbit Downloader 2.4.3

OMG how did I forget XYPlorer, all day, every day (thanks Zaine, for reminding and recommending a while back). Although I do miss a dual-paned interface.

XYPlorer 6.60.0052

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2007, 01:24:03 PM »
Hey, I missed this one. So it would be:

  • foobar2000
  • Miranda (up to some point)
  • Opera
  • TED Notepad
  • xplorer¬≤

And the usual security software coupled with FARR to launch everything. Zaine, how things changed since your first post, huh? ;D

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2007, 12:32:40 AM »
Opera
Internet Downloadmanager
Eset Smart Security
Arsclip
Power Menu
ATiTool ( For overclocking )
KEEP IT SIMPLE !
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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2007, 03:25:36 AM »
The single most used application on my PC - with the possible exception of Firefox or Thunderbird - is The Journal 4, which is - no surprise here: a journaling/writing application.  I do keep a regular journal with it, but I also do all blog writing in it - it can send articles to any blog you are using. Also, I keep numerous other specialized journals in it. E.g., every time I make any kind of configuration change on my PC, I log it into a PC Maintenance journal. I have about 7 years of data in that journal alone. Whenever I start experiencing a new problem I start performing searches and find anything I changed that could have had an impact and caused the problem.

I also write reviews and compose them in The Journal. It's basically my one, all-around writing/logging tool.   :)

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2007, 11:06:48 AM »
I generally have the following programs open at all times on my desktop:

2 or more Windows Explorers,
FireFox,
Internet Explorer,
Google Talk,


EDIT: And these:

IRC,
Hamachi,
xFire

« Last Edit: May 17, 2008, 02:16:21 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2007, 11:07:50 AM »
Powerpro and Evernote.

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2007, 06:13:04 PM »
also don't forget to update your choices in this post: Top 3 programs you use..

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2008, 03:52:23 AM »
What a fabulous question!

Now this is an old thread, but I think it would be interesting to know about what has changed for  people who posted or read it a year, even two years ago.

The ones I always have open are:

Firefox
Editplus
a43

And FileBox Extender, if that counts, although I think that gets into what is always running which is a whole nother show.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if somebody made a Firefox extension that was a real everyday jeans text editor and then made another one that was a file manager!

If we are obliged to run a squillion Firefox extensions anyway, why not have some to replace EditPlus and a43, is what I am thinking.

But this is not the place for such musings, I digressed. I'm sorry.

So, for the ones who posted or just read it long ago, is your answer still the same?

And for people who are new like me, what applications do you live in?
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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2008, 02:49:24 PM »
does ai roboform live in the tray? i am one of those ai roboform lovers also. but its not in my tray.  maybe its an option.

there was a time when i used to try to keep my system tray empty, to maximize pc performance.
but then i thought WTF am i paying for this fast cpu for and wasting all my time idleing, i rather have a tray full of fun stuff :)

I know that quote is OLD, but even so, i agree!
ppl are like "oh, why have u got so much crap in ur bar for". hello? quad core was made for me, the multi tasker!
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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2008, 12:42:42 PM »
which software app stays open on your desktop all day?

I guess you didn't ask for must-have apps in the sys-tray, [Edited: I didn't notice at first how old the thread actually is: 5/5/5 !], so I will have to say Thunderbird and Firefox, only.

Almost everything else is either minimized/closed to sys-tray, or not open at all, except of course for programs like PS Tray Factory, Rainlendar, BetaClock, safety programs, etcetera.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2008, 12:58:36 PM by Curt »

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2008, 09:41:06 AM »
Work system:
Active directory - Well a Custom made MMC Cilent for it
Helpdesk support software
Opera Web broswer
Internet Explorer 7
Firefox
Password Generator
MSN Msg
Outlook 2007
Copernic Desktop Search
VNC
Remote desktop
VMware cilent
Stickes
Excel
SQL Manager!
FARR
ScreenShot Captor
TerraCopy

But at work i use 2 pc's One for support and one for work

Home PC
Firefox
Anarchy online or age of conan beta
PowerPro toolbar
Stickes
FARR
Terracopy
Xfire

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Re: Which app stays open on your desktop all day?
« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2008, 09:49:12 AM »

On my desktop
Farr
Painter
Firefox
PopPeeper
RssOwl
Powerpro
WikidPad (aka Wikipad)
Launchy
EssentialPim
TrueCrypt
FileBox Extender
Messiah
Maya
Modo
Zbrush
FreeCommander


On my laptop

Freecommander
Skype
InputDirector
PdfCreator Server
Farr
Comodo firewall
UltraVnc