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Ariez 02-28-2007 09:09 PM

A nice bit of random apps
 
Applications that you use that helps little task less annoying.

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Launchy[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.launchy.net/[/url]

[QUOTE]Launchy is a free windows utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.

Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes![/QUOTE]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]RocketDock[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.punksoftware.com/rocketdock[/url]

[QUOTE]RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.[/QUOTE]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]StrokeIt [/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.tcbmi.com/strokeit/[/url]

[QUOTE]StrokeIt is an advanced mouse gesture recognition engine and command processor. What is a mouse gesture? Mouse gestures are simple symbols that you "draw" on your screen using your mouse. When you perform a mouse gesture that StrokeIt can recognize, it will perform the "action" associated with that gesture. In short, it's a nifty little program that lets you easily control programs by drawing symbols with your mouse.[/QUOTE]

[COLOR="Yellow"][B]Yahoo! Widget (For people that dont have Vista)[/B][/COLOR]
[url]http://widgets.yahoo.com/[/url]

[QUOTE]The Yahoo! Widget Engine (formerly known as Konfabulator) is a JavaScript runtime engine for Windows and Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your WiFi signal strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols, and even give your current local weather.[/QUOTE]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]UXTheme[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=140707[/url]

[QUOTE]It patches the UXTheme.dll for Windows XP/SP1/SP2 Beta/RTM and 2003 and allows you to use un-signed custom visual styles.[/QUOTE]

DemonNite 02-28-2007 09:22 PM

not exactly a task helper but still helpful to me :p

BitMeter II
[url]http://codebox.no-ip.net/controller?page=bitmeter2[/url]

[quote]
BitMeter 2 is a bandwidth meter, it allows you to visually monitor your internet connection by displaying a scrolling graph that shows your upload and download speed over time. BitMeter is freeware - ie. it is given away completely free of charge, there is no trial period, no time-limited features, no spyware, and no adware, guaranteed.
[/quote]

aoeoae 02-28-2007 09:55 PM

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Paint.NET[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.getpaint.net/index2.html[/url]

[quote]Paint.NET is free image editing and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.[/quote]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Folder Size for Windows[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/[/url]

[quote]Folder Size for Windows adds a new column to the Details view in Windows Explorer. The new column shows not only the size of files, but also the size of folders. It keeps track of which folders you view, and scans them in the background so you can see complete size of all files within the folder. It's very useful for cleaning up your disk.[/quote]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx[/url]

[quote]PowerToys add fun and functionality to the Windows experience. What are they? PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released.[/quote]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Foxit Reader[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php[/url]

[quote]Foxit Reader 2.0 is a free PDF document viewer and printer, with incredible small size (only 1.5 M download size), breezing-fast launch speed and amazingly rich feature set. Foxit Reader 2.0 supports Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003.[/quote]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]I8kfanGUI[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/index.html[/url]

[quote]Dell Inspiron/Latitude/Precision fan control utility.[/quote]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]WhoLockMe[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.dr-hoiby.com/WhoLockMe/[/url]

[quote]WhoLockMe is a little extension for your Microsoft Explorer. It permits you to list all the process locking your selected file.[/quote]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Password Safe[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/[/url]

[quote]Password Safe is an Open Source (free) tool that allows you to have a different password for all the different programs and websites that you deal with, without actually having to remember all those usernames and passwords.[/quote]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]TrueCrypt[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.truecrypt.org/[/url]

[quote]Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows XP/2000/2003 and Linux.[/quote]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Notepad++[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/[/url]

[quote]Notepad++ is a free source code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment.[/quote]

Namtaru 02-28-2007 10:03 PM

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Sequoia View[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/[/url]

[QUOTE]Ever wondered why your hard disk is full? Or what directory is taking up most of the space? SequoiaView uses a visualization technique called cushion treemaps to provide you with a single picture of the entire contents of your hard drive.[/QUOTE]

Zeagle 02-28-2007 10:45 PM

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Workrave[/COLOR][/B]

[url]http://www.workrave.org/[/url]

[quote]Keeps track of how much time you're spending typing away, and kicks you off for breaks.[/quote]

mgictg1 02-28-2007 11:21 PM

[QUOTE=Namtaru;20645791][B][COLOR="Yellow"]Sequoia View[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/[/url][/QUOTE]

quoted for helpful

used it for years

Shad0w 02-28-2007 11:26 PM

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Unlocker Assistant[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/[/url]
[quote]
If you try to delete a locked file, this will pop up and show what's using it along with letting you unlock it.
[/quote]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]True Launch Bar[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://truelaunchbar.com/[/url]
[quote]
Lets you create totally a customized quicklaunch bar in your start menu, cascading menus, icons, hot keys, widgets.
[/quote]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Taskbar Shuffle[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.freewebs.com/nerdcave/taskbarshuffle.htm[/url]
[quote]
Lets you drag around items in your taskbar to rearrange them, just like you can tabs in firefox.
[/quote]

This is a really good idea for a thread, lets try to keep it clear of general comments / suggestions / quoting.

Androo 02-28-2007 11:35 PM

[b][COLOR="Yellow"]PDFCreator[/COLOR][/b]
[url]http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/[/url]
[quote]
Open-source PDF printer driver. Works better than Adobe's IMO.
[/quote]
[b][COLOR="Yellow"]Banshee Screamer Alarm[/COLOR][/b]
[url]http://www.winsite.com/bin/Info?500000033762[/url]
[quote]
Cheaper than a crappy $5 alarm, and works through my loud-ass speakers.
[/quote]
[b][COLOR="Yellow"]Unlocker[/COLOR][/b]
[url]http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/[/url]
[quote]
Makes it dead simple to free a file of handles. Which means you can delete/move files that other processes have locked onto and won't let go.
[/quote]
[b][COLOR="Yellow"]QuickPar[/COLOR][/b]
[url]http://www.quickpar.org.uk/[/url]
[quote]
Parity file generation and rebuilding tool.
[/quote]
[b][COLOR="Yellow"]AceMoney[/COLOR][/b]
[url]http://www.mechcad.net/products/acemoney/[/url]
[quote]
Simple personal finance software. I don't need anything as complicated and ugly as Quicken or MS Money.
[/quote]
[b][COLOR="Yellow"]ImgBurn[/COLOR][/b]
[url]http://www.imgburn.com/[/url]
[quote]
From the maker of DVDDecrypter comes this image burning/creating tool.
[/quote]
[b][COLOR="Yellow"]Hamachi[/COLOR][/b]
[url]http://www.hamachi.cc/[/url]
[quote]
Easiest way to create a VPN. My parents can use it for Christsake.
[/quote]
[b][COLOR="Yellow"]allSnap[/COLOR][/b]
[url]http://ca.geocities.com/ivanheckman@rogers.com/[/url]
[quote]
Makes all your windows snap to the edges of the screen & to each other.
[/quote]
[b][COLOR="Yellow"]SftpDrive[/COLOR][/b]
[url]http://www.sftpdrive.com/[/url]
[quote]
Mount SFTP shares as if they were hard drives.
[/quote]
[b][COLOR="Yellow"]ExtractNow[/COLOR][/b]
[url]http://www.extractnow.com/[/url]
[quote]
Free unarchiver. Just double click and your archive becomes an extracted directory.
[/quote]

eNforcer 02-28-2007 11:47 PM

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Better File Select[/COLOR][/B]

[url]http://publicspace.net/windows/BetterFileSelect/index.html[/url]

DemonNite 03-01-2007 03:19 AM

[QUOTE=Shad0w;20646236][B][COLOR="Yellow"]Unlocker Assistant[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/[/url]

[B][COLOR="Yellow"]Taskbar Shuffle[/COLOR][/B]
[url]http://www.freewebs.com/nerdcave/taskbarshuffle.htm[/url]
[/QUOTE]

ok these 2 are awesome..thanks :cool:

Austin 03-01-2007 06:17 AM

[COLOR=White]A lot of good ones I use have already been mentioned but here are a few more.[/COLOR][B][COLOR=Yellow]

EverNote[/COLOR][/B]
[URL="http://www.evernote.com/en//"]http://www.evernote.com/en/[/URL]
[quote]Quickly Create, Capture and Organize any type of note.[/quote]

[B][COLOR=Yellow]Virtual Dimension[/COLOR][/B]
[URL="http://virt-dimension.sourceforge.net/"]http://virt-dimension.sourceforge.net/[/URL]
[quote]a free, fast, and feature-full virtual desktop manager for Windows platform. The main goal of this open-source project is indeed to enhance the Microsoft "Window Manager" up to the level of usual Unix Window Manager, by providing virtual desktops, as well as some additional features, like always on top, window shading...[/quote]

Note, this is not a shell replacement, it just adds features to explorer without hogging resources.

[B][COLOR=Yellow]Process Explorer for Windows[/COLOR][/B]
[URL="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/ProcessExplorer.mspx"]http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/ProcessExplorer.mspx[/URL]
[quote] Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. [I]Process Explorer[/I] shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.[/quote]

This is a windows task manager replacement.[B][COLOR=Yellow][/COLOR][/B]

Gunstar 03-01-2007 09:23 AM

i used to have a lot of those programs specially most of the ones in the first post. Now they're all in vista. Reason I like vista.

Ariez 03-01-2007 01:08 PM

[COLOR="Yellow"][B]System Information for Windows[/B][/COLOR]
[url]http://www.gtopala.com/index.html[/url]

[QUOTE]EVERYTHING you need to know about your computer. And I mean EVERYTHING. Its a exe non install file too, so load it up on flash drive. [/QUOTE]

Shad0w 03-14-2007 11:48 AM

bump for an awesome thread.

UID=growler 03-14-2007 01:13 PM

this thread is not genmay lite friendly.


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