Windows Tools

  • SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.
  • 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio
  • Windows Sysinternals – Advanced system utilities
  • Windows Live Writer – i use this tool to post my wordpress articles
  • JEdit  is a mature programmer’s text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it
  • Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
  • GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. The features of GNU Emacs include:
    • Content-sensitive editing modes, including syntax coloring, for a variety of file types including plain text, source code, and HTML.
    • Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users.
    • Full Unicode support for nearly all human languages and their scripts.
    • Highly customizable, using Emacs Lisp code or a graphical interface.
    • A large number of extensions that add other functionality, including a project planner, mail and news reader, debugger interface, calendar, and more. Many of these extensions are distributed with GNU Emacs; others are available separately.
  • Org-Mode an Emacs Mode for Notes, Project Planning, and Authoring
  • WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.
  • Paint.Net is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.
  • VLC media player The cross-platform open-source multimedia framework, player and server. VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac …) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols. See the full features list.
    It can also be used as a media converter or a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on networks.
  • Handbrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.
  • Password Safe allows you to safely and easily create a secured and encrypted user name/password list. With Password Safe all you have to do is create and remember a single “Master Password” of your choice in order to unlock and access your entire user name/password list.
  • Truecrypt – Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux
  • GnuPG is the GNU project‘s complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880 . GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key managment system as well as access modules for all kind of public key directories. GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications. A wealth of frontend applications and libraries are available. Version 2 of GnuPG also provides support for S/MIME.
  • Prish Image Resizer Add custom “resize” to your context menu.
  • Putty – my telnet and ssh client of choice
  • mRemote is a full-featured, multi-tab remote connections manager.
    It allows you to store all your remote connections in a simple yet powerful interface.
    Currently these protocols are supported:RDP (Remote Desktop)
    VNC (Virtual Network Computing)
    ICA (Independent Computing Architecture)
    SSH (Secure Shell)
    Telnet (TELecommunication NETwork)
    HTTP/S (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
    Rlogin (Rlogin)
  • Total Commander Shareware Filemanger – similar to the good old Norton Commander
  • FarManager Text based Norton Commander Clone
  • Mozilla Firefox – Free and open source web browser
  • Mozilla Thunderbird – Free and open source e-mail and news client
  • Freemind is a premier free mind-mapping  software written in Java
  • Antiwin – find and delete duplicate files on your harddrive
  • Solarwinds TFTP Server
  • CDBurnerXP – Freeware
  • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Management Studio Express is a free, integrated environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing all components of SQL Server. SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express combines a broad group of graphical tools with a number of rich script editors to provide access to SQL Server to developers and administrators of all skill levels.

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