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Poll

What is your most used program? (listed, top to bottom, by popularity as of 8-29-07. excludes web browsers.)

FARR
21 (31.3%)
DOpus
19 (28.4%)
Autohotkey
9 (13.4%)
xplorer2
8 (11.9%)
A tie between Foobar, RoboForm, The Bat, Total Commander and Website Watcher
10 (14.9%)

Total Members Voted: 67

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wreckedcarzz

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Top 3 programs you use
« on: August 08, 2007, 09:14:12 PM »
OK, not sure if this has been asked before (if so feel free to close topic), just its for a project I am doing, and the fact that I am looking to try new (good) software, so here goes.

What are the top 3 programs/games you use on a daily basis? (You don't need to post 3, just no more then 3 please)
EDIT: It would also help, if possible, to also link to the program (I need to install it myself for the project).

After a few days I will take down the apps/games and count them off, and the top 25 or so will get added my project, SimpleStart (easy starting of commonly used apps) that I am releasing later this month.

To start off, mine are...
Pidgin
Firefox
Halo 2 Vista
« Last Edit: August 11, 2007, 08:03:59 PM by wreckedcarzz »

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007, 09:16:51 PM »
Hmm, Brandon, Brandon, Brandon, Made me think.. DAMN YOU! Umm, hmm I would have to say Pidgin, Opera, and Adobe Photoshop. :)
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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007, 09:22:50 PM »
Cool post. For me, most basic are FeedDemon, The Bat, XChat.
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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007, 09:23:12 PM »
mine are Opera, foobar2000 and .....FARR :D

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007, 09:25:04 PM »
Firefox, mIRC, and phpDesigner.  :)

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007, 09:28:00 PM »
Hmm, Brandon, Brandon, Brandon, Made me think.. DAMN YOU! Umm, hmm I would have to say Pidgin, Opera, and Adobe Photoshop. :)

Wow Loki15, what do you do that you use Photoshop every day. I thought that was illegal.

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2007, 09:41:29 PM »
I was wondering the same thing...its not like he does actual work ;D

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2007, 09:52:09 PM »
This is hard for me to answer because I always have so much running and there are at least 40 that are running at all times for various reasons.

But if I had to pick 3 that I am always actively using and would be of interest to someone in 'the rest of the world' they would have to be these 3:

1. AOL Explorer browser
2. xchat
3. OpenPandora

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2007, 09:57:35 PM »
it depends on what i'm doing, usually i will launch programs by categories - web-browsing, word processing, music & movies, gaming & etc.. but off the cuff, it will look something like this:
• 1st i pay homage to this program called Farr, you might have heard of it.. :)
• then the ubiquitous Firefox.
• and finally the indispensable Altap Salamander.

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2007, 10:31:23 PM »
  • Opera
  • Serious Samurize
  • MultiMon Taskbar

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2007, 10:38:40 PM »
opera
acrobat
onenote

of course, Total commander is always open, but doesn't get used that much in terms of time with windows on focus.

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2007, 11:06:21 PM »
UltraRecall
ClipMate/ClipCache
FireFox

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2007, 11:41:21 PM »
firefox
gom player
notepad (yes, I am to lazy to use notepad++ which is installed on my computer)
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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2007, 11:48:06 PM »

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2007, 12:00:27 AM »
Not including programs that run in the background,

1. xplorer2
2. K-Meleon
3. GreatNews

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2007, 12:08:45 AM »
In no particular order:

Outlook 2003
Maxthon 1.6
EDIT: Don't know how I missed DOpus 9!

For the final app, it's a toss up between:
Evernote 2.1
Word 2003
ZuluPad Pro
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin
« Last Edit: August 09, 2007, 06:58:29 AM by Darwin »

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2007, 12:30:13 AM »
Awesome, keep the programs coming!

Firefox and Opera have places in the program guaranteed, FARR and Xchat might also. (Maxthon is included, but only 2.0)

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2007, 01:04:46 AM »

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2007, 02:45:49 AM »
without any doubt (and in no particular order) :

Directory Opus http://www.dopus.com
Autohotkey http://www.autohotkey.com
and of course FARR  :D


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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2007, 05:25:11 AM »
Opera
FARR
Tie between AceText/ArsClip

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2007, 06:13:24 AM »
Hmmm, only three, tough one... Let's say :

  • Photoshop
  • Firefox
  • Autohotkey (because i use it to enhance other programs i use, including Photoshop)

And FARR to launch all of the above (and more) :D
« Last Edit: August 09, 2007, 06:15:34 AM by ak_ »

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2007, 06:24:20 AM »
I'd say FireFox, TheBat, NotePad++.

Most of my mail is forum reply notifications though, so if we count those out we could switch TheBat with explorer^2 - yes, for some reason, I spend a lot of time copying files around and whatnot :)

Listing a web browser is pretty much "duh", so perhaps I should replace that with MSN (or Miranda, really) instead. Keep it running most of the time, though whether it's the most-used app changes depending on what I'm actually doing - some days it just sits idly in the background, mostly.

A couple of years ago mIRC would have been a solid #1, but now I only log on a couple of times a week.

Oops, that was more than three, I'm afraid :-[
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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2007, 06:55:42 AM »
1. EditPad (Pro / Lite) => text editor
2. GreatNews => RSS aggregator
3. GreenBrowser => IE clone

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2007, 07:11:09 AM »
The Bat!
Website Watcher
Copernic Desktop Search
Find+Run Robot 2.90.01
Windows 7

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Re: Top 3 programs you use
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2007, 07:36:25 AM »
Lately
& excluding Freehand (vector drawing app) which I use for work,

I would say:
DOpus 8
Surfulater
Evernote as well, even though as I get to use it more I'm not that crazy about it

Firefox get's left out cause it's bugging me at the mo (I'm really an opera fan but cause of Surfulater..)
I know you said only three but I cant leave out instant boss from app
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