I had to reinstall my home desktop computer recently, and at least one good thing coming out of it is the list of tools I install right away. So here it is…
Total Commander – My favorite file manager for a long time, it’s configurable and super fast in file operations.
Dropbox – File synchronization across devices, I keep everything I need to get started.
Keepass – I really can’t remember all the passwords for all the devices and services I use. So I use Keepass to remember those for me, and I need only one to access the others.
ClipX – Clipboard history manager, something Windows is still sorely missing.
AutoHotkey – Automation galore, I love this thing – I’ll have to make a post with the scripts I use to make life a bit easier.
English US Serbian Latin Keyboard Layout – Multicultural keyboard layout. ;)
Notepad++ – A much better Notepad.
WinMerge – File and folder comparison utility. Good TortoiseSVN integration.
Avast – Antivirus software, register to get the personal licence for free.
Winamp – I use it since forever, the keyboard shortcuts still kick ass.
The KMPlayer – This video player comes with all the codecs I need, plus a great subtitle support.
XnView – Great multimedia viewer, also simple image editor with batch options.
Free Download Manager – The name says it all.
Google Talk – Internet messenger, rather good, but I hate the fact that it doesn’t support Ctrl + C to copy the text from the previous messages. Fix it already Google!
Mozilla Firefox – The browser I love. Lately I find myself using Google Chrome more and more because of speed, but I hope version Firefox 4 will improve in this field. Still, the best browser, and of course – FireBug can’t be replaced.
Feedly – The only RSS reader that got my love. Works as a browser plugin, which is a big plus for me.
Skype – Talk over the Internet, call mobile and land lines, create conferences.
µTorrent – Light bit torrent client.
I use more applications of course, but these are some essentials I can’t live without. So, any of these on your list? Find other applications to do the same thing better? Comment below.