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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2011, 06:33:28 PM »
Jdownloader

JDownloader is open source, platform independent and written completely in Java. It simplifies downloading files from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare.com or Megaupload.com - not only for users with a premium account but also for users who don't pay. It offers downloading in multiple paralell streams, captcha recognition, automatical file extraction and much more. Of course, JDownloader is absolutely free of charge. Additionally, many "link encryption" sites are supported - so you just paste the "encrypted" links and JD does the rest. JDownloader can import CCF, RSDF and the new DLC files.

http://jdownloader.org

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2011, 06:33:56 PM »
PortableApps.com Suite™ is a complete collection of portable apps including a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client, antivirus, audio player, sudoku game, password manager, PDF reader, minesweeper clone, backup utility and integrated menu, all preconfigured to work portably. Just drop it on your portable device and you're ready to go.

Very useful to carry around on USB. Even good on a PC http://portableapps.com/suite

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2011, 06:36:48 PM »
Maybe a given, but for those who don't know:



Filezilla (client)

FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.
Features

Among others, the features of FileZilla include the following:

    * Easy to use
    * Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
    * Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more
    * IPv6 support
    * Available in many languages
    * Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
    * Tabbed user interface
    * Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
    * Bookmarks
    * Drag & drop support
    * Configurable transfer speed limits
    * Filename filters
    * Directory comparison
    * Network configuration wizard
    * Remote file editing
    * Keep-alive
    * HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support
    * Logging to file
    * Synchronized directory browsing
    * Remote file search

http://filezilla-project.org/client_features.php

Another good FTP client Cyberduck http://cyberduck.ch/. Originally Mac only now available for Windows

Open source FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files,
Google Docs & Amazon S3 Browser for Mac & Windows.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2011, 06:42:08 PM »
TuneUp Utilities™ 2011

Only works free for 15 days, however, its improvements stay, even after uninstalling.

Status & recommendations

The intuitive Start Center with a fresh look and feel gives you complete control and access to the most important tuning steps at a glance.

Optimize system

Get rid of those PC brakes and drop the dead weight in programs: for maximum speed whether working, surfing, or playing!

Gain disk space

Find and remove large resource hogs and annoying data trash to make your PC run even more efficiently.

Fix problems

Fix the most common Windows® problems, scan your hard disk and restore deleted files.

Customize Windows®

Change the visual appearance of Windows® to match your style and safely modify over 400 Windows® settings.

Professional users have direct access to 32 optimization tools TuneUp Utilities™ 2011 offers.

It does much more then what I pasted above, see http://www.tune-up.com/products/tuneup-utilities/features/

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2011, 06:42:16 PM »
Thunderbird
Opensource outlook equivalent

Libreoffice
MS Office Equivalent

VLC
Plays all types of media file

will post info and links later
 

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2011, 06:48:38 PM »
BS Player

Download the free one.

Detects and able to play a very wide variety of audio and movies.

Supports subtitles, and will automatically find ones, if missing.

http://www.bsplayer.com

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2011, 06:50:46 PM »
Request: I'm looking for an Outlook alternative that is compatible with Exchange

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2011, 07:05:31 PM »
Soluto speeds up startup and eliminates unnecessary memory consuming background tasks.
Very cool program, but let's not forget good ol' msconfig.

Links and info to follow.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2011, 08:22:50 PM »
Blatant post padding.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2011, 06:14:31 PM »
very useful.....

http://office-tabs.com/index.htm

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2011, 05:32:35 AM »
very useful.....

http://office-tabs.com/index.htm

Office Tabs for Microsoft Office 2010, 2007 and 2003


How resource intensive is this? Office (with multiple simultaneous documents) uses up enough resources as it is.
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2011, 05:51:09 AM »
Kind of a blackberry protect but for laptops:

http://preyproject.com/

Haven't tried it yet, but sounds cool + its open source which makes it better.

Thanks to moish.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2011, 06:40:15 AM »
Kind of a blackberry protect but for laptops:

http://preyproject.com/

Haven't tried it yet, but sounds cool + its open source which makes it better.

Thanks to moish.

Repost :P
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2011, 03:51:33 PM »
I personally prefer AxCrypt (http://www.axantum.com/axcrypt/) over TruCrypt.

@OP: Great thread!

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2011, 06:18:16 PM »
What has axcrypt, that you find it better?