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#59265 31-Mar-2010 10:51
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I'm always on the lookout for new software to try out, but there are probably some programs that you may use but I haven't heard of.

So what are your top 10 programs?

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  #313416 31-Mar-2010 11:16
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1. Outlook (Email and calendar)
2. Firefox (Browsing and web apps)
3. Skype (IM and file transfer)
4. Dropbox (collaboration and file syncing)
5. AVG --> Avast (recently changed) (Anti-virus/spyware, link checker etc)
6. ZoneAlarm (Firewall)
7. MS Word 2003 (Word processing)
8. OpenOffice (Spreadsheets, presentations, databases)
9. Windows Live Writer (Blogging)
10. Spaceward Ho (Classic game. Simple but addictive)




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  #313425 31-Mar-2010 11:26
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1. visual studio
2. drop box (keep files insync between multiple computers/operating systems and keeping a copy in the cloud)
3. photoshop
4. firefox/flock
5. xbmc
6. chicken of the vnc
7. xmltvnz :P
8. mythtv
9. itunes just for my apple tv
10. sql management studio

 
 
 
 


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  #313462 31-Mar-2010 13:00
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1. Mediaportal
2. Foobar2000
3. itunes - love the remote app for iphone
4. dbpoweramp (music file converter)
5. mp3tag
6. uTorrent
7. Firefox
8. itunes folder watch
9. mRemote
10. gmail




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  #313474 31-Mar-2010 13:47
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Hard to put them in order, but these apps I use every day:

1. Mediaportal
2. 4TheRecord
3. Firefox (with Firebug)
4. e-text editor
5. putty
6. Pidgin
7. MediaMonkey
8. VMWare Workstation
9. Navicat
10. Deluge Torrent

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  #313477 31-Mar-2010 13:57
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  1. XBMC - XBox and occasionally on the PC

  2. NotePad++ - Great for PHP editing

  3. XAMPP - Running PHP/Apache/SQL packages on Windows

  4. Zinf - Audio player with built in stream saving

  5. CDBurnerXP - Who needs Nero ?

  6. Daemon Tools Lite - ISO mounting

  7. LogMeIn - Remote desktop

  8. GMC - Tool a friend developed for me to manage RDP sessions and ping stats etc to those servers

  9. UTorrent - nuff said

And last but not least...

10. Windows 7 Laughing




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  #313490 31-Mar-2010 15:02
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MSOFFICE 07
Skype
Netpersec - measure mobile data rates
WSFTP - FTP app also use to measure mobile data rates with netpersec
Pingplotter 5.0
Reflections - Telnet sessions
Compareit - compare files
VLC Media player
AVS4YOU - Video editing software
Spybot search & rescue - Spyware software

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  #313502 31-Mar-2010 15:24
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I'm posting Windows software.
I'm skipping the obvious ones you'd have heard of, Firefox etc and trying to post the more interesting ones you might not have.


X1 Desktop Search - (Not free, but great for searching through Outlook and your files quickly and easily)
Locate32 - Free fast File Indexer (like updatedb/locate on *nix)
Keepass - Free (GPL'd) password manager
Miranda IM - Free (GPL'd) ICQ/MSN/Facebook/Twitter/IRC/You-name-it Instant messenger
GVim - Free (GPL) vi clone. Is there a better editor than vim? I don't think so!
Launchy - Launch any program with a few simple keystrokes. I never use the Start Menu anymore.
VirtuaWin - A free (GPL) utility to give you multiple desktops. I have one for work and one for play...
WinDirStat- Easily see what files are using up all my disk space.




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  #313510 31-Mar-2010 15:41
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muppet:

VirtuaWin - A free (GPL) utility to give you multiple desktops. I have one for work and one for play...


Work with Win7 ?

Update : Browsing through forums, appears latest BETA works OK.




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  #313512 31-Mar-2010 15:45
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Haven't got around to installing Win7, but I believe that it does support it.




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  #313530 31-Mar-2010 16:08
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1) Outlook
2) Open office
3) winzip
4) internet download manager
5) putty
6) syncTERM
7) Thedraw
8) Windows live writer
9) Dropbox
10) Firefox

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  #313559 31-Mar-2010 17:25
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cant believe outlook keeps showing up in the top 10, i hate having my emails on one machine (unless you're running exchange), with gmail connecting up to 5 pop3 accounts for free i switched to that a few years ago and never looked back.

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  #313560 31-Mar-2010 17:28
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Outlook is an App, Gmail is a web service?




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  #313759 1-Apr-2010 10:17
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Hello,

Outlook may appear that often in Top10s because most of us have to use it at work?!? I'm one of those :)
At home I work on a Mac, so I assume my Top10 won't be of much use for you. 
However, Outlook would also be in my Top10, since I use it daily and very often at work. With Lookeen, a nice search add-in, it's quite a delight to use... 

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  #313767 1-Apr-2010 10:39
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muppet: Outlook is an App, Gmail is a web service?

gmail is a web app.  still an app, just has a web interface.

just because you have to use outlook, didnt think it would make peoples top 10.

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  #313846 1-Apr-2010 13:04
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ald:
10. Spaceward Ho (Classic game. Simple but addictive)


Wow I remember playing that back in the BBS era..

My list:

1. Ultra Edit
2. VLC Player
3. HD Sentinel
4. Firefox
5. Acronis
6. Xfire
7. Ventrilo
8. Winace
9. Cover XP
10. Nero




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