Links

Here is a list of useful programs found online. Most of them are freeware, open source or shareware. Some are more useful than others.

Platform: All | Windows | Linux / Ubuntu | Macintosh | Android

*Graphics

* Fotosizer - Batch Image Resizer

* GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

* Gimp 2.8 Photoshop Tweaks

* Picasa - Photo album and CR2 previewer

* Simple Scan - A really easy way to scan both documents and photos

*Office

* CutePDF Writer - Print to PDF file in Windows as a printer

* Foxit Reader - The Best PDF Reader

* LibreOffice - Free office suite, replacement for MS Office

* PDFsam - Split and merge pdf documents

*Media

* Audacity - Free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds

* Avidemux - edit video files

* BSPlayer - Media player, video player, audio player

* Exact Audio Copy (EAC) - Audio grabber (ripper) for audio CDs

* FLAC - Free lossless audio codec

* GoldWave - Audio Editor, Recorder, Converter, Restoration, Analysis Software

* MP3Gain - A free automatic mp3 volume normalizer

* MP3val - A free tool for checking MPEG audio files integrity

* Skype - Free calls over internet

* VirtualDub - A video capture/processing utility for Windows

* VLC media player - Open-source cross-platform multimedia player and framework

* Winamp Media Player - MP3, Video, and Music Player

*Networking

* Angry IP Scanner - Network IP scanner

* ÂuTorrent - A (very) tiny BitTorrent client

* Dropbox - A free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily

* FileZilla - FTP Client/Server

* Google Chrome - A faster web browser

* JDownloader - download galleries and more

* Miranda IM - An open-source multi protocol instant messenger client for Microsoft Windows

* Mozilla Firefox - A fast, full-featured Web browser

* namebench - Test DNS server performance and security

* Pidgin - The universal chat client, works for Facebook

* PuTTY - A free telnet/ssh client

* wavemon - terminal monitor for wifi connections

* Wget for Windows - a free network utility to retrieve files from the World Wide Web using HTTP and FTP

* Wireshark (previously Ethereal) - A network protocol analyzer for Unix and Windows

* WS_FTP95 LE - Ancient but working FTP program

*Development

* Autocomplete-plugins for Pluma

* Crimson Editor - Free Text Editor, Html Editor, Programmers Editor for Windows

* Emerald Editor - Code editor

* Meld - compare or diff files and directories

* Notepad++ - A free source code editor

*System

* ATTO Disk Benchmark - test read write speed

* BlueScreenView - Display blue screen of death / STOP error information dump files

* Classic theme on Windows 8

* CoreUtils for Windows - tail, ln, dd, df etc. for Windows

* CPU-Z CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

* CrystalDiskMark - test read write speed

* Dependency Walker - View program dependencies

* Disk Filler - A freeware tool to create large files on your hard drive to use up space

* DriverBackup! - Extract drivers from WIndows for use in ndiswrapper etc

* DriverInjection GUI - Inject drivers into offline Windows XP

* Everest Home Edition - A system information tool (deprecated)

* Ext2Fsd - Open source ext3/4 file system driver for Windows

* FreeUndelete - Restores deleted files on FAT/NTFS partitions

* GParted - A free partition / LiveCD editor for graphically managing disk partitions

* HD Tune (not Pro version) - A hard disk / SSD testing utility

* HDD Health - A harddisk / SSD testing utility

* MyPhoneExplorer - Manage Sony Ericsson and Android phone data

* Paragon ExtFS for Windows - use ext2,ext3,ext4 partitions outside Linux

* PowerMenu - Always on top menu for Windows

* Prio – Process Priority Saver

* Process Explorer - A system monitoring and examination utility

* Puran File Recovery - Recovery deleted files for free

* ReactOS - Free alternative OS to Windows NT

* RealVNC - Remote access and control software for desktop and mobile platforms

* Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery

* Remmina - The GTK+ Remote Desktop Client

* RocketDock - A smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher

* Rufus - USB pendrive installer

* The Magical Jelly Bean Key Finder - Display product CD-keys

* TightVNC - VNC-Compatible Free Remote Control / Remote Desktop Software

* Tweak UI for Windows XP - Customize the operating system

* UNetbootin - Live USB pendrive installer

* Universal ATA-driver

* Universal USB Installer - Live USB pendrive installer

* Unlocker - Unlock busy files in Windows

* VirtualBox - A powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product

* YUMI - Live USB pendrive installer

*Compression

* 7-zip - an open source file archiver with a high compression ratio

* WinRAR archiver - A powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files

* WinZip - Windows zip utility for file compression

*Optical media

* DAEMON-Tools - Virtual CD/DVD device

* HandBrake - Rip DVD:s

* ImgBurn - A lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application

* InfraRecorder - A free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows

* ISO Recorder for Windows

*Cleaning

* CCleaner - A Windows utility that allows for easy cleaning of temporary files and obsolete registry keys

* DoubleKiller - Find and remove duplicate files

* LC Batch Renamer - Tool to batch rename files

* Malwarebytes - Free anti-malware remover

* MyDefrag - A better disk defragmenter and optimizer for Windows

* PageDefrag - Defragment pagefile and other locked files in Windows

* Revo Uninstaller - Helps to uninstall software and remove unwanted programs

* SDelete - Clear free space in Windows (good for VirtualBox guests)

* Tree Size Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

* XPlite - Uninstall Windows XP components


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