A nice bit of random apps

Ariez
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Mar 01, 2007 #1

Applications that you use that helps little task less annoying.

Launchy
http://www.launchy.net/
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!
RocketDock
http://www.punksoftware.com/rocketdock
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.
StrokeIt
http://www.tcbmi.com/strokeit/
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.
Yahoo! Widget (For people that dont have Vista)
http://widgets.yahoo.com/
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.
UXTheme
http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=140707
It patches the UXTheme.dll for Windows XP/SP1/SP2 Beta/RTM and 2003 and allows you to use un-signed custom visual styles.
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DemonNite
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Mar 01, 2007 #2

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

BitMeter II
http://codebox.no-ip.net/controller?page=bitmeter2
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.
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Mar 01, 2007 #3

Paint.NET
http://www.getpaint.net/index2.html
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.
Folder Size for Windows
http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/
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.
Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/down ... rtoys.mspx
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.
Foxit Reader
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
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.
I8kfanGUI
http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/index.html
Dell Inspiron/Latitude/Precision fan control utility.
WhoLockMe
http://www.dr-hoiby.com/WhoLockMe/
WhoLockMe is a little extension for your Microsoft Explorer. It permits you to list all the process locking your selected file.
Password Safe
http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/
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.
TrueCrypt
http://www.truecrypt.org/
Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows XP/2000/2003 and Linux.
Notepad++
http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/
Notepad++ is a free source code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment.
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Mar 01, 2007 #4

Sequoia View
http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/
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.
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Mar 01, 2007 #5

Workrave

http://www.workrave.org/
Keeps track of how much time you're spending typing away, and kicks you off for breaks.
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mgictg1
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Mar 01, 2007 #6

Namtaru wrote:Sequoia View
http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/
quoted for helpful

used it for years
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Shad0w
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Mar 01, 2007 #7

Unlocker Assistant
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
If you try to delete a locked file, this will pop up and show what's using it along with letting you unlock it.
True Launch Bar
http://truelaunchbar.com/
Lets you create totally a customized quicklaunch bar in your start menu, cascading menus, icons, hot keys, widgets.
Taskbar Shuffle
http://www.freewebs.com/nerdcave/taskbarshuffle.htm
Lets you drag around items in your taskbar to rearrange them, just like you can tabs in firefox.
This is a really good idea for a thread, lets try to keep it clear of general comments / suggestions / quoting.
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Androo
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Mar 01, 2007 #8

PDFCreator
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
Open-source PDF printer driver. Works better than Adobe's IMO.
Banshee Screamer Alarm
http://www.winsite.com/bin/Info?500000033762
Cheaper than a crappy $5 alarm, and works through my loud-ass speakers.
Unlocker
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
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.
QuickPar
http://www.quickpar.org.uk/
Parity file generation and rebuilding tool.
AceMoney
http://www.mechcad.net/products/acemoney/
Simple personal finance software. I don't need anything as complicated and ugly as Quicken or MS Money.
ImgBurn
http://www.imgburn.com/
From the maker of DVDDecrypter comes this image burning/creating tool.
Hamachi
http://www.hamachi.cc/
Easiest way to create a VPN. My parents can use it for Christsake.
allSnap
http://ca.geocities.com/[email protected]/
Makes all your windows snap to the edges of the screen & to each other.
SftpDrive
http://www.sftpdrive.com/
Mount SFTP shares as if they were hard drives.
ExtractNow
http://www.extractnow.com/
Free unarchiver. Just double click and your archive becomes an extracted directory.
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eNforcer
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Mar 01, 2007 #9

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DemonNite
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Mar 01, 2007 #10

ok these 2 are awesome..thanks :cool:
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