Anthology of practical freeware
Like its former topic, but for freewares. Be sure to include if it’s Windows/Linux/Mac. I’ll start off with 10 random applications since I have to leave in a min.
- Preme (Windows 7) - Adds a lot of neat shortcuts and handy features for application windows to Windows 7. - Microsoft TechNet's SysInternals Suite (Windows) - A *lot* of useful programs for your PC and networking. Contains great apps like Process Explorer, Autoruns, TCPView, RootkitRevealer, and more. - NirSoft (Windows) - Another great suite of system, network, password recovery tools, and more. - Sumatra / Foxit (Linux/Windows/Mac) - Great, lightweight alternative PDF readers. - Launchy (Linux/Windows/Mac) - An open-source application launcher that pops up at a hotkey and launches indexed programs as you type the name. - Everything (Windows) - An alternative Windows NTFS search engine. - TrueCrypt (Linux/Windows/Mac) - Open-source disk encryption software. Very nice. - TeraCopy (Windows) - Transfer files at maximum speed while being able to pause/resume and more. - 7-Zip (Linux/Windows/Mac) - An open-source file archiver. Arguably the best. - WinSCP (Windows) - An FTP client for Windows. Its main focus is secure file transfer between a local and remote computer. It has syncing
- f.lux(Windows, Linux, Mac) - Tints your desktop based on settings and time of day to decrease the strain on your eyes.
- SMC Fan control (Mac) - Allows you to increase minimum fan speed in any intel mac.
- utorrent: small torrent client
- notepad++: multi-functional text editor
- irfanview: picture/everything viewer
- digsby: multi chat program
- fraps: fps viewer/video recorder
- virtual clone drive: virtual disk drive
- vlc: media player
- SongBird: audio player
- cpu-z: CPU status/info monitor
- coretemp: CPU temperature monitor
- Orthos: CPU stress program
- logmein: remote access program
- tera term: ssh/telnet/console access client