Thursday, 04 December 2008 17:53
For a while now I've had it in mind to compile a list of cool software I find useful. I already made a list earlier about web development software, so this is just a more general list.
- Altiris Software Virtualization Studio (SVS) - Virtualize software into layers so that it runs on top of Windows instead of in it. If you don't like some program, just delete the layer.
- NitroPDF - alternative to Adobe Acrobat
- Foxit Reader - free alternative to Adobe Reader
- ThreatFire - firewall that runs silently in the background and works without running any scans on files
- FreeMind - open-source mind-mapping software
- Sync2IT - keep bookmarks and favorites synchronized across computers
- Winamp - I've never used Windows Media Player and never will, as long as WinAmp is around
- ResumeMaker - excellent resume-making software
- Media Player Classic - plays DVDs and all sorts of media files
- WebCollect toolbar - I came across this when I was looking for something to capture an entire scrolling page in a screenshot
- Trillian - my only instant messaging client for many years now (except for Meebo, which I used when Trillian couldn't get access)
- Maxthon - my favorite browser; I like it more than Firefox
- Windows Live Writer - works excellently with WordPress to blog from the desktop; handles categories, tags, pages, images, and maps wonderfully
- FileHamster - easier to use than SVN for version control - if you're only working locally