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Also missing in the list: Video Editors (and I mean tools like Vegas Pro and Adobe Premiere), NLEs.


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Also missing in the list: Video Editors (and I mean tools like Vegas Pro and Adobe Premiere), NLEs.

You could try the usual VirtualDub and avidemux suggestions, or something less usually suggested like VideoPad.


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AntiVirus / Firewall


Audio Tools






Burning Software


Disc Mounting






File Tools









Image Editor


Image Management



Network Tools (other)



Office Software





System Tools









Video Tools






Edited by DigeratiPrime

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bitser isn't a video tool. Seems like a zip file-manager of some sort, but I don't see its advantages over others, like TotalCommander. Edited by meowing

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here some kind of a "Jack of all Trades Device" freeware for experienced Windows Users ...

Gizmo Central http://arainia.com/software/gizmo

... is the base Installer - following Tools are available in this Installer ...

- Gizmo Drive http://arainia.com/software/gizmo/overview.php?nID=4

Mount ISOs, encrypted hard drive images to a virtual drive

• Mount ISO, BIN, CUE, NRG files to a virtual CD-ROM drive

• Mount VHD files, used with Microsoft Virtual PC

... and so on ... :thumbup

- Gizmo Script http://arainia.com/software/gizmo/overview.php?nID=5

Automate your PC and execute functions using script

- Gizmo Database http://arainia.com/software/gizmo/overview.php?nID=7

Query Analyzer and stored procedure analyzer

- Gizmo Editor http://arainia.com/software/gizmo/overview.php?nID=9

Colorizing text editor and hex/binary editor

- Gizmo Hasher http://arainia.com/software/gizmo/overview.php?nID=10

Calculate hash values for files, folders, and drives

Supported Platforms:

Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 (32-bit/64-bit)

Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit)

Windows Server 2003 (32-bit/64-bit)

Windows XP (32-bit/64-bit)

Windows 2000

cheers :hello:


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I would like to suggest CCCP for the list as well.


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BTW: There is another "bloated" Version for Windows Vista & 7 aviable ...

Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 (German & English)


FYI: Three unique Tools for special Needs:

A DVD-RW Emulator Software & Virtual Burning (into a eg. ISO Image) Freeware Tool ... B)

TotalMounter (by KernSafe Technology @ Peking, CHINA)

DD: Aug 2011 - ca. 2,5 MB - English - KernSafe TotalMounter Installation Cabinet - Freeware

32BIT: Win 2000/XP/Server 2003/VISTA/7/Server 2008

64BIT: Windows XP/Server 2003/VISTA/7/Server 2008

HP: http://www.kernsafe.com/product.aspx?Features

DL: http://www.kernsafe.com/DownLoad.aspx

SS: http://www.kernsafe.com/product.aspx?id=7&...name=Screenshot

- Provides CD-RW and DVD+RW emulators that allow you to "write" data into an CD/DVD drive,

you may also create ISO9660 files by using any CD/DVD burning software.

- Provides a CD/DVD-ROM emulator that mounts image files such

as ISO, CDI, BIN, MDS, MDF, IMG, RAW, CCD, NRG in to a virtual CD/DVD-ROM drive.

- Provides a iSCSI Initiator for mounting iStorage Server and other iSCSI Targets.

- Provides a INetDisk client for mount INetDisk Server.

- Mounts and create Image file disk's (img) and VHD files.

- AES 256-BIT virtual disk encryption.

- Provides Virtual Write technology, so that you can copy files into a read-only drive

and do not affect other people using other clients.

- Provides as many as 8 virtual drives.

- Provides simple and banausic management tool, to manage virtual drives.

- Support for x86 and x64 machines.

- No restrictions on disk capacity, total number of hard disk installed,

number of CPUs or CPU cores, and the amount of RAM.

- Fully conforms to the latest iSCSI Standard 1.0 (former Draft 20).

A Deleted Partition Finder & Revoverer ... (I needed yesterday ;)

Partition Find and Mount (by A-FF Data Recovery & Atola Technology - UKRAINE)

DD: Sep 2010 - 1,6 MB - Englisch - Installer (.exe) - Freewareversion for private Use

OS: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000

HP: http://atola.com oder auch http://hddguru.com

PP: http://findandmount.com

DL: http://findandmount.com/download

SS: http://findandmount.com/scrs/i2.png

INFO: http://www.it-administrator.de/downloads/software/40657

BERICHT: http://www.pcwelt.de/start/software_os/win...eft_festplatten

HOWTO: http://findandmount.com/howtouse

TOUR: http://findandmount.com/tour

BLOG: http://blog.atola.com

Partition Find & Mount implements a new concept of deleted or lost partition recovery.

It works in the most convenient way possible — by locating and mounting partitions into the system,

thus making those lost partitions available to you like any generic disk volume. Partition Find & Mount

will also work in case any Boot Record (including the Master Boot Record) is missing, damaged or overwritten.

A Universal Windows Bootrecord & Bootmenu Creator (HDD, USB-HDD, USB-ZIP, MBR, PBR, Grub4DOS, PLop etc.)...

BOOTICE (by iPauly - CHINA : http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu)

DD: Apr 2011 - 162 KB :thumbup - Englisch - Standalone Portable - Freeware

OS: All Windows 32-bit

PP: http://www.boot-land.net/forums

DL: http://www.boot-land.net/forums

DL: http://www.pendriveapps.com/bootice-partition-flash-drive-edit-boot-sector (Mirror)

SS: http://i.imagehost.org...BOOTICE-PBR.gif

SS: http://www.pendriveapps.com...BOOTICE.png

EFB: http://www.essential-freebies.de/board/viewtopic.php?t=15330

Backup/restore MBR (Master Boot Record) + PBR (Partition Boot Record) Change your MBR/PBR to another type

For example, with this utility, you can install Grub4DOS to your MBR or PBR, install NTLDR or BOOTMGR

to your PBR, install SYSLINUX to PBR, install the MS-DOS boot record to your PBR, and so on.

And, BOOTICE allows you to rename the boot file, e.g., you can rename Grub4DOS's boot file

from "grldr" to "ggldr", NTLDR boot record's boot file, from "NTLDR" to "SMLDR" or sth. else you like.

It also has the ability to re-partition and format your flash disk drive. You can even seperate your flash disk

to 2 partitions(only 1 is accessible in Windows, the other one is hidden for private data or boot images).

And another useful function is to backup or restore your MBR/PBR of your disk.

Edited by e-t-c

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What a great list! Thanks.

In the PDF catagory, I love CutePDFwriter and there is a free version that does everything I need to create a pdf file. Very fast, too.


I've had trouble opening pdfs from a brokerage I use (Scottrade). They want you to use Acrobat, of course, and I just hate that bloatware. But Foxit will open the files when others won't. Somehow Adobe got a hook in there and are still trying to keep pdfs proprietary. Grrr.




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Bespin is perhaps the best name for a cloud app I've ever heard. LOL

Though it may have been better suited to a data mining cloud app. ;)

Edited by 5eraph

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I'd like to see an Educational category - but the only entry I personally have for it right now is Stellarium - may be a little graphics intensive but it's great - from their site:

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

I never see clipboard managers on these lists - how do people get along without one? it's beyond me!

YankeeClipper III - my favorite


a couple of dictionaries accessible from the tray:

there's WordWeb and StarDict has a Windows version


LMMS - Linux MultiMedia Studio has a Windows version now


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