Freeware I can’t live without December 8, 2008Posted by oktyabr in personal.
Looks like it’s time for my semi-annual reinstall of Windows and I wanted to post a short list of “must have” applications that will go on shortly after:
AIMP2 — Fast winamp replacement for audio playback with lots of neat features.
Ashampoo Burning Studio Free — A recent addition I haven’t really had a chance to play with yet. Looks like it might have lots of nag-alerts but I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. http://www.snapfiles.com/get/burningstudiofree.html
Burrrn — Best freeware application I’ve found for burning audio CDs.
Fast and can handle several different audio formats at the same time!
Crimson Editor — If I could only have one text editor this one would be it: http://www.crimsoneditor.com/
Fairstars CD Ripper — twice as fast as anything else I’ve used, easy
to configure, nice clean interface. http://www.fairstars.com/
FLAC — audio tools for the Free Lossless Audio Codec, the ONLY way to store music on a PC!
Flock — My top notch web browser and so much more! http://flock.com/
ImgBurn — very fast, very light .iso burner: http://www.imgburn.com/
IZarc — My favorite archive manager. http://www.izarc.org/
K-Lite Codec Pack — play everything. http://www.codecguide.com/about_kl.htm
Rising Antivirus — A new kid on the block with low resources and lots of power.
The GIMP for windows — Top notch image editing software with most of the capabilities of Photoshop without the price. http://www.gimp.org/windows/
Wega2 — Image viewer. Has excellent EXIF data abilities and batch processing, something I would normally use Irfanview for. http://www.snapfiles.com/get/wegaviewer.html
Slimserver — The BEST free server software to get music from your hard drive to another PC, a networked music device (I have the Roku Soundbridge), or even a gaming console (Xbox 360 works great!):
Songbird — Mozilla based music manager and player. http://getsongbird.com/
Syncback Free — Nice way to back up and synchronize drives.
VLC media player — Simple, fast and mighty powerful playback (and server!) of just about all audio and video formats. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
I’m sure there are many, many more that should be on this list but I really need to get to work on this machine!