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Author Topic: My favorite software! What's yours?  (Read 106981 times)
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« Reply #125 on: March 23, 2007, 08:52:48 AM »

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I just about crapped my pants when I installed this just now.

Messy...

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well... TaskSwitchXP did mess up my XP, so I removed it, and the problem was gone.
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« Reply #126 on: March 23, 2007, 09:36:06 AM »

How did it mess up XP?
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« Reply #127 on: March 23, 2007, 09:49:39 AM »

How did it mess up XP?

When I tried to delete a setup file in Programs, TaskSwith kept asking if I really wanted it to close. This was right after installation of both, before any first restart.
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« Reply #128 on: March 23, 2007, 12:38:08 PM »

You know, I havnt really done alot since I installed taskswitch, so I will have to see if I have that problem on my computer when I get home.
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« Reply #129 on: March 24, 2007, 11:34:11 AM »

Find and Run Robot
ClipTray - Middle mouse button Brings up Clipboard menu with all my clips with savable clips
Xfire - Chat client
Logitech G15 keyboard Apps - Notepad, Stats, Etc
Fraps - Record game vids
AuctionSieve - Ebay Search tool
ExtractNow
AutoUnpack
Open Target Shell extension - http://arniworld.de/downloads.htm
Daemon tools Right Click shell ext - Same link as above
Notepad++
SongBird - Mp3 player
Transfz - Like Clipboard tool, but More extras, Used to change text into Lower or Higher cased.
ImgBurn
Netvibes - Not a Util just a Portal style RSS and Email start page for Inet - http://www.netvibes.com/
Netlimiter - used for stats to see how much i download per day or month, to work out if im gonna hit cap or get arrested tongue
KompoZer - Webpage Editor
DigiGuide - TV Guide
TreeSize Professional
CDisplay - Comic Book reader
Ultramon - 2 screen tool
RocketDock - Applemac style Menu
Advanced File Organizer - Used to sort cd's and harddrive places, But looking for a freeware version.
Stickies - Post it notes on desktop Stickies 6.0b
Logmein - remote desktop support

I use alot of tools, on diff machines, but list above are my faves

Edit forgot to add - GMAILDRIVE - very handy for transfer of data

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« Reply #130 on: March 24, 2007, 12:33:54 PM »

Open Target Shell extension - http://arniworld.de/downloads.htm
Daemon tools Right Click shell ext - Same link as above

Welcome to DC, EarthCoder!  Kiss

Right now I tried to install ArniWORX awxEditHook_035b124, but a pop-up said that the installation could not be fulfilled because MFC70.DLL wasn't found. Now, where should MFC70.DLL come from - if you know, please?
I did install awxTarget without any problems.
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« Reply #131 on: March 24, 2007, 12:44:51 PM »

Ive never tried the Edithook one,  Only ever used opentarget and Dtools one

There is loads of shells Here: http://shellcity.net/
maybe you can find what your looking for there.
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« Reply #132 on: March 24, 2007, 01:09:48 PM »

I also found this DLL specialist: http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/index.shtml
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« Reply #133 on: March 24, 2007, 02:47:22 PM »

Let me throw out a big shout for netlimiter as well, as mentioned above by earthcoder. This is a great app for people who share their home pc with ANYONE that loves to download/upload and lets you limit an apps throughput so they dont saturate the bandwidth of the pipe.
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« Reply #134 on: March 24, 2007, 03:27:36 PM »

My favorite software:

  • Beyond Compare
  • UltraEdit-32
  • Archivarius 3000
  • Servant Salamander 2.5
  • The Bat!
  • Roboform
  • TaskInfo
  • SnagIt
  • WebSite-Watcher
  • Total Uninstall
  • WinRAR
  • PDF-XCHANGE (PRO)
  • AnyDVD HD
  • Xmanager 2.0
  • MPEG Video Wizard DVD
  • Acronis True Image


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« Reply #135 on: March 24, 2007, 03:35:44 PM »

Floppy, do you happen to own an HD Drive for use with AnyDVD HD? I am trying to find out how AnyDVD HD is performing for you. Mainly, what I am interested in, is the HD Ripper.
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« Reply #136 on: March 24, 2007, 03:47:46 PM »

Floppy, do you happen to own an HD Drive for use with AnyDVD HD? I am trying to find out how AnyDVD HD is performing for you. ...

At the moment i do not own a HD drive. But if there is a heavy drop in prices for HD or Blu-ray drives, i will buy one.

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« Reply #137 on: June 17, 2007, 09:23:28 PM »

Was just browsing through this thread looking for something in firefox to behave a bit like the notes option in opera, and thanks to Curt I now have flashnote installed, what a great little program, but i gotta stop, too many more programs running all the time i'll have no room for anything else.  Thanks Curt  Thmbsup
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« Reply #138 on: June 17, 2007, 09:38:55 PM »

You're welcome, Grorgy  :-)


Too many programs? I know the feeling. On the other hand; if you are not yet sooo tired of waiting for Explorer's Pathfinder to open, when you coldstart it, then you don't have TOO many apps! My Pathfinder will take AT LEAST 20 seconds to open...
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« Reply #139 on: June 20, 2007, 05:14:49 AM »

  • MusicIP (music player)
  • CrossLoop (technical assistance)
  • Find and Run Robot (app launcher)
  • Opera (browser)
  • Topstyle Pro 3 (web development)
  • MetaPad (text editor)
  • WatchDog (startup delayer and system monitor)
  • DirectAccess (text replacements)
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« Reply #140 on: June 20, 2007, 11:35:48 AM »

A couple of my new FREE favourites:

Maxthon 1.6 (how IE7 should have been)
RSS Popper (RSS directly to Outlook as e-mails)
IOBit Smart Defrag ("Install it and forget it")
Octoshape (radio streaming plugin)
WireKeys (Auto'  managing common tasks)
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« Reply #141 on: June 22, 2007, 07:14:17 AM »

My freeware favourites

-VLC (best media player)

-Quicktime/Real Alternative (work around the headache that is itunes+quicktime)

-CCleaner

-Opera

-AVS (antivirus)

-utorrent (*ahem*)

-DVD Decrypter + DVD Shrink + Daemon tools

Payware

-Nero 6 (OEM, came with my drive so I didnt really 'pay' for it)

-Adobe Photoshop (again paid for by the univ since it was for research work)

-Endnote (courtesy the univ).

-Diskeeper Pro 2007 (I paid for this, but worth the money. Great defragger, does everything I want, and more!)

-Purevideo (I had it for a while on my desktop. Long story...but I dont have it anymore)

Edit: should sneak in these payware programs, since they are really my favourites: Grin
Oblivion
Call Of Duty2
Unreal Tournament 2004
Need For Speed: Most Wanted


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« Reply #142 on: June 25, 2007, 07:09:39 AM »

bugis, you have some good tastes, my man. I've been enjoying GIMP lately, to my surprise. I've rejected it a dozen times in the past, but now I can finally get past the fact that it has no background workspace. That crap always drove me crazy, but suddenly it doesn't. Go figure.
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« Reply #143 on: June 25, 2007, 09:45:13 AM »

zridling; did you try GIMPshop (Gimp a la PhotoShop)?
http://gimpshopdotnet.blogspot.com/



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« Reply #144 on: June 28, 2007, 04:46:58 AM »

My top 5 favourite programs:
Autohotkey
Total Commander
Rememberthemilk.com < Web based
Ultra edit -32
Pidgin
I love Opera but Firefox show vietnamses correctly but Opera doesn't . I'm thinking ^^
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« Reply #145 on: June 28, 2007, 05:56:46 AM »

I think this thread would be more interesting if everybody took some time to quickly describe the software and maybe post a link to the programs' homepages. It would help us discovering new stuff as we don't necessary know every piece of software listed here.

Ok so now i have to show to right example cheesy

Autohotkey - A great scripting language which let you do almost anything under Windows. I discovered it very recently and i already consider as the greatest program i've ever used.

Volumouse - Let you change Windows' volume by dragging the wheel and holding Ctrl or Alt, or placing the cursor over the taskbar. I find myself trying to use it on every computer now, as if it was an ordinary feature smiley

Find and run robot - Someone does'nt know about this ? smiley Launch apps with your keyboard, and more. I removed my Powerpro toolbar since i installed FARR.

Ditto - A simple clipboard history manager. Very useful, even when working on images.

Taskbar Shuffle - A few tweaks for the Windows taskbar, especially : closing programs by middle-clicking on their tabs in the taskbar. Great time saver.

Freecommander - I don't see a lot of people talking about it, so maybe it is considered as crap, but i find it quite useful and easy to use. But i'd love to be convinced that there is a better freeware file manager smiley

DaddyClick - Hmmm okay, it's quite a joke cause DaddyClick is a AHK script i've done, but actually i really enjoy using it embarassed It lets you go to parent folder by double-clicking on whitesapce in open/save dialogs and explorer windows, then it highlights the folder you come from. Maybe still a little buggy...

Well, that's it for now smiley
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« Reply #146 on: June 28, 2007, 06:52:48 AM »

Wow, you guys have good tastes. Curt, yea, I like GimpShop. Been using the Linux version on MEPIS this week. It and Xara's Linux version work like a charm.
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« Reply #147 on: June 28, 2007, 08:47:12 AM »

Some current favorites:

Firefox - Well, I switched back to FF from Opera.  I miss the feel of Opera, but I wanted to integrate a notetaking app into the browser.  That being said, I switched to Opera back when FF 2.0 was in beta.  The current release feels more polished.

MusicIP Mixer - How did I enjoy my mp3s before I found this?  We still have a 30% discount running for members.

Surfulater - Notetaking app that integrates with Firefox.  Watch for a 35% members discount in July!


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« Reply #148 on: June 28, 2007, 09:21:39 AM »

I think this thread would be more interesting if everybody took some time to quickly describe the software and maybe post a link to the programs' homepages.

Hear! Hear!   thumbs up

Volumouse - Let you change Windows' volume by dragging the wheel and holding Ctrl or Alt, or placing the cursor over the taskbar. I find myself trying to use it on every computer now, as if it was an ordinary feature smiley

Hear! Hear!   Kiss

DaddyClick - Hmmm okay, it's quite a joke cause DaddyClick is a AHK script i've done, but actually i really enjoy using it embarassed It lets you go to parent folder by double-clicking on whitesapce in open/save dialogs and explorer windows, then it highlights the folder you come from. Maybe still a little buggy...

Looking forward to hear more (when less buggy)!  thumbs up
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« Reply #149 on: June 28, 2007, 10:51:09 AM »

Let me add some apps I consider indispensable, even addictive:

ZTreeWin http://www.ztree.com -- for us keyboard maniacs there's no faster way to manage files and folders, but I agree this one is not for everyone. This is the only shareware item, the rest is freeware:

FARR -- no need to explain, but consider stopping displaying all the desktop icons--and voila!--it's as if you have a new PC, thanks!

TapTap -- thanks again!

Ditto -- already mentioned

The following items were not listed here (I think) and as far as I know just a few people knows about them:

QT TabBar http://quizo.at.infoseek.....jp/freeware/indexEn.html -- tabs in Windows Explorer and much more

QT Address Bar -- the same page as above -- adds breadcrumbs to WinExp

Startup Delayer http://www.r2.com.au/soft...age=2&show=startdelay -- lets you specify the order and delay of apps running at startup--gives you unprecedented stability of the system, I was hunting for something like this for years

Hotkeyz http://www.skynergy.com/hotkeyz.html -- create hotkey for virtually anything, including text pasting and macros, again, invaluable for keyboard maniacs

Enjoy!
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