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Idk anyone here talked about this topic or not. but its my favorite topic for years.
Thanks for BGM's suggestion JetToolbar its a tab launcher. the only thing I don't like it is that it cant be active the tab by hover it, in this situation stablauncher is a great alternative.
Then I got an idea I always have. what about we share our software collection! :P
Idk what exactly less-known means, it can be really less-know or just less-known to yourself but great useful tools you have found. Or something like files2folder which is famous in the dc forum but may less-known outside.
But still I made some rules, the software must be:

* Less-known of course!!(that means it is seldom mentioned in the blog site like Ghacks&lifehacker)
* It should be old age(non-essential) but still works on the windows 7,8,or10
* You'd better give the download location
* Screenshot always welcome
* A short description is needed
Now I provide parts of my list here(actually I don't know whether my list is followed the 4 rules above or not, but that should be a good start, hmmmm... :))

NetMeterEvo_200 network speed meter. portable with simple function

Pandoc the most powerful text converter but seems seldom mentioned(if it is really well-known then forget about this one)

texter from lifehacker my personal favorite text expander, written in AHK

clipstep Best simple clipboard manager!! its original from skrommel's AHK script, but l like this modified version. also you may say clipjump is better and more powerful. but i like something just simple and function.
I found another great alternative Klipp3r!, you should try it.

Desktop Ticker RSS scroll on you screen

Link Shell Extension create hardlinks, junctions, synbolic links.... But i personal use it with dropbox!

Jasc Animation Shop it has not updated since 2004, but works fine on my windows 10 1809. Best gif editor in my mind

radial menu written in AHK, my must have app.

Pointofix it makes you easy to make a demo tutorial video. from Germany

quick macro AHK alternarive. aims to automates almost everything. sometimes I found it much better than AHK, its the free trail software.
Below is a demo about radial menu,Pointofix,and quick macro

Added in Date: 2019/2/19 (all from the reply)
Claim: programs are not list here doesn't means it it not good, the only way to get what you need is to explorer this topic.
Rules: short description - size -portable(USB) or exe(EXE)
and USB+ means both portable and installer support.

Page 1.

* MassiGra really fast photo viewer and editor from Japan(and Japanese language only!!).   1.24M USB.
* Advanced System Font Changer can easily change the font sizes in Windows 10.   232K   USB
* RapidEE environment variables editor.   2.2M   USB+
* bmap decent photo viewer(no edit). Use Wayback Machine to get the mousewheel support version!   208K   USB
* Wayback Machine which can open some broken url and help you get the missing files!!!   add-on
* XMPlay audio player, see pic below   330K   USB
* Candy and RunAny run files/text based on its type with different popup menu.   AHK   USB
* Link Snack shortcut maker. Use it if you got an error message "The operating system denied access to the specified file." from RocketDock   527K   USB
* VirtualReg Manager creates and edits virtual registry files in XML format.   161K   USB
* archive of lost AHK script all of the lost ahk script backup
* Quick Pop Menu folder and shortcuts launcher, there are many similar programs below.   2.3M   USB+
* PopSel launcher   128K   USBPage 2.

* MP3Gain adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same volume.   809K   USB
* Cathy media cataloging tool, but it actually a file search program with filters. I think everything can already do it better, but...why not   67K   USB
* Proxomitron Reborn universal adblocker and much more. I'm not a Proxomitron use, but such a great classic should really on the list!!!   144K   USB
* RSSHub Everything is RSSible   web service
* KillEmAll   kill all of the process except the system core process, and uninstall a software after it. should be useful when you get a virus.   8.34M   USB
* Ultimate Imager modify img/iso files.   186K   USB
* Spamnesty Too many spam email? use this to cheat with the spammer, waste their time as they talk to a bot! ;D
* Carnac display what you are typing on the screen, should be helpful when you make a demo video.   559K USBPage 3.

* Claunch tab launcher from Japan(with English support) rich features   1.4M EXE
* IconAnyFolder folder icon changer. It depends on the 1st exe files in that folder. See more alternative in page 3.   245K   EXE
* QuickNote quick note popup small window with hotkey.   2.1M   EXE
* Noah  smart unzip. extract archive files or compress non-archive files with same action!   84&311K   USB+
This is just begun, I'll update my list if anyone have interest.

NameDesc.SizeUSBLast UpdateCompatibleJetToolbarTab style app launcher1.81MUSB-2004-05-04Windows 10ClaunchTab Launcher. Highly customizable, build-in search fuction.1.5MUSB+2020-07-05Windows 10stablauncherJetToolbar Alternative1.23MUSB-2016-06-23Windows 10NetMeterEvo_200network speed meter.4.02MUSB2019-10-31Windows 10textertext expander, written in AHK. download16KBUSB+2007-11-06Windows 10clipstepBest simple clipboard manager!! modified version of skrommel's AHK script.-USB-Windows 10Klipp3r!Clipstep Alternative11.8KUSB2008-03-17Windows 10Desktop TickerRSS scroll on you screen420/161KUSB+2019-02-16Windows 10Link Shell ExtensionCreate hardlinks, junctions, synbolic links...3.28MUSB-2020-01-26Windows 10Jasc Animation ShopGreat GIF editor10.4MUSB-2004-10-14Windows 10radial menuConvinient App Launcher with gesture, written in AHK. My favorite AHK script.3.8MUSB2020-04-28Windows 10PointofixGraffiti on Screen.1.3/1.1MUSB+2018-05-11Windows 10DemoHelperPointofix alt. An annotation and screen zoom tool with KB shortcuts + Display keystrokes248KUSB2020-06-06Windowsquick macroAHK alternarive. aims to automates almost everything. Trailware.4.8MUSB+2020-01-23Windows 10MassiGrareally fast photo viewer and editor from Japan(and Jp lang only!!).1.24MUSB2013-04-23Windows 10bmapphoto viewer. Use Wayback Machine to get the mousewheel support version!208KUSBdateWindows 10XMPlayDecent audio player.330KUSB2020-06-20Windows 10RunAnyRun/Popup related menu based on files/texts type. Written in AHK.2.48MUSB2020Windows 10Link SnackShortcut Maker. Use it if you got an error message "The operating system denied access to the specified file." from RocketDock750KUSB2012-09-13Windows 10VirtualReg Managercreates and edits virtual registry files in XML format.92KBUSB2008-05-23Windows 10
* archive of lost AHK scriptAll of the lost ahk script backup.----SpeQ MathematicsA small, extensive mathematics program.606/520KUSB+2010-04-05Windows 10----Popup menu, Apps/files lanucher----------------Folder Menu 3Taiwan504KUSB2010-04-23Windows 7Quick Cliq-1.85MUSB2018-04-16Windows 10Chameleonfolder-1.89MUSB-2016-12-24Windows 10Quick Pop Menu-2.3MUSB+2012-02-05Windows 10PopSel-128KUSB2018-07-01Windows 10QuickWayToFoldersFilter to display specified file type in folder1.34MUSB2019-01-22Windows 10FlashFolderbonus!!!1.28MUSB-2012-07-21Windows 10----END--------------------Folder Icon Changer----------------FolderIconToolHere803KUSB2016-07-20Windows 10FolderIconDropHere353KUSB2016-07-19-ImagesToIconHere1.28MUSB2017-09-08Windows 10IconAnyFolderHere500KUSB-2008-02-04Windows 10FolderICONHere127KUSB2014-11-11Windows 10----END----------------NoahSmart unzip. Here84/311KUSB+2017-05-30Windows 10*WindowTabsWindows Sets alternative. DOWNLOAD this fork3.17MUSB2019-07-09Windows 10coffeeOpen files with ur defined app instead of the system associated one with Alt key pressed.414KUSB2009-11-21Windows 10HlineMake your cursor into a horizon line. Tips31KUSB2002-01-31Windows 10Nyan Cat Progress BarIt displays the Nyan Cat over the top of progress bars.662KUSB2011-12-07Windows 10*Security CheckIt checks your vulnerable applications for security.519KUSB2020-06-21Windows 10MouseIMPscroll page with mouse in required direction + "autoShrink" only title bar remains.1MUSB-2013-08-29Windows 10111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindows111222333USBdateWindowsfinal: sorry for my English!!! please tell me if you have a better description for the programs since my poor English.

Thanks for creating this topic, should be interesting.

DK how well-known this is but...
Advanced System Font Changer can be handy, it can easily change the font sizes in Windows 10 now that Microsoft dropped its own interface. Saves poking around in the registry. It can change desktop icon spacing also.

If you have a need for it, RapidEE makes it much easier to examine or edit your environment variables. We have folks that have to switch their path variable around for different (old) versions of Oracle on their workstations and this makes it a much simpler process. Doesn't need installation, all you need is the exe.

DK how well-known this is but...
-cranioscopical (January 29, 2019, 10:40 AM)
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thx for ur reply and share :Thmbsup:
yeah, actually i don't know what "well-known" mean either. I don't want to this "well-known" push you guys too much. well, maybe it should be developed in a small group(like in a forum etc..), or it is great on windows2000 xp vista but still rocks today, or you just thought it is less-known and should be spread! anyway, you should just share your list(maybe only contains one is fine). and i think we can figure it out!!
So the most important thing is that you need to share yours, the most great software i found is never come from a topic but a discussion!! before that you need share yours!

If you have a need for it, RapidEE makes it much easier to examine or edit your environment variables. We have folks that have to switch their path variable around for different (old) versions of Oracle on their workstations and this makes it a much simpler process. Doesn't need installation, all you need is the exe.
-x16wda (January 29, 2019, 06:17 PM)
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thx :-*, never used this, so at least less-known to me :D. I like its size and also potable.
since Im a quick macro user, and i use some folder switching tools, this help me edit my favorite folders list much easier.

i explore the old forum topic a lot, the most annoy thing is that the download link is no longer available anymore, i saw a lot of people complain this.
things change until i found this great extension Wayback Machine, it becomes my favorite chrome extension!!! i hope it can help people who don't know about this.
it can open some broken url and help you get the missing files!!!
you can know its power by trying to download this DCPostNotifierLite4


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