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350090, Your Favorite Essential Computer-Internet Tools ?|
Posted by coopns, Thu Feb-10-05 11:37 AM
Just wondering what free essential tools and if I was missing any. Stressing "Free" and Essential.
Looking for the most effective and most popular.
Spyware Spybot, Adaware, Spyblaster
Stop Listening Nonebar
Crap Cleaner Cleans Internet Temp, cookies, history
Irfanview Picture Editor
350093, RE: Your Favorite Essential Computer-Internet Tools ?|
Posted by DavyWavy, Thu Feb-10-05 12:01 PM
Depends on what you call "essenial"...I see you've got quite a few...I'm
using a couple of things that I find invaluable...a desktop (see thru)
Calendar : http://www.iki.fi/~rainy/
And a Startup utility : www.windowsstartup.com
In addition there's a Clipboard helper that I couldn't live without since I copy a lot of things on the Internet :
350099, RE: Your Favorite Essential Computer-Internet Tools ?|
Posted by Long Island Umpire, Thu Feb-10-05 12:24 PM
To supplement the paid programs and utilities, all three boxes have:
SpyBot Search and Destroy
Meta Products Download Express
350103, RE: Your Favorite Essential Computer-Internet Tools ?|
Posted by KJT, Thu Feb-10-05 12:48 PM
Startup Control Panel by Mike Lin - http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml, Or Startup Cop if you can find it without subscription. Either is good for controlling programs that run at startup.
Autosizer or a similar program that autosizes Windows' windows, particularly IE windows when you get tired of trying to make them stick at your preferred size. http://www.southbaypc.com/AutoSizer/
Everest Home Edition diagnostic and bench marking tool - http://www.lavalys.com/products.php?lang=en
EndItAll and/or EndItAll2 used to close most all running programs. It might still be found free of charge but may require a "subscription to PC Mag,
AppSwat to close individual programs - http://www.lossepladsen.dk/all4you/TheLostWorld/AppSwat.php
YankeeClipper - a far better clipboard http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Yankee-Clipper-III-Download-1084.html
IconFinder - find the original icons for the site or program
Iconoid - a desktop icon manager - background colors, transparency, location, etc. http://www.sillysot.com/
TweakUI from Microsoft and X-setup Pro from http://www.xteq.com/ which is a very powerful Tweaker that Shelly may be along shortly to warn you about. It's very much worth having, in my opinion, just make sure you know what the changes are and how to undo them before you make them.
OK, that's enough for starters.
350127, RE: Your Favorite Essential Computer-Internet Tools ?|
Posted by DavyWavy, Thu Feb-10-05 03:20 PM
Just tried "Yankee Clipper", Jim...you're right, it's better! Thanks...
350128, RE: Your Favorite Essential Computer-Internet Tools ?|
Posted by Horatio, Thu Feb-10-05 03:28 PM
These are the free ones I can't live without:
Spyware Search and Destroy
Adobe Acrobat Reader
350154, RE: Your Favorite Essential Computer-Internet Tools ?|
Posted by Jane, Thu Feb-10-05 05:11 PM
EndItAll linky ! :-)
350135, RE: Your Favorite Essential Computer-Internet Tools ?|
Posted by Shelly, Thu Feb-10-05 03:53 PM
350267, RE: Your Favorite Essential Computer-Internet Tools ?|
Posted by therube, Fri Feb-11-05 05:35 AM
This one is not free, but IMO essential.
Servant Salamander - File manager
An excellant application IMHO. Shareware.
What is Servant Salamander 2.0?
# It is a file manager for Windows 95, 98, Millenium, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP.
Why should Servant Salamander 2.0 be the one you choose?
# It is small, fast, stable, and user-friendly.
# It is similar to some widely used MS-DOS commanders like Norton Commander.
# It supports drag&drop, right-click context menus, and clipboard operations with files.
# It allows you to browse network drives without mapping (it supports UNC paths).
What are main features of Servant Salamander 2.0?
# Two independent panels with directory listings.
# Open plug-in architecture.
# Directory listings always up to date.
# Hotkeys for all functions.
# Internal support for ZIP, RAR, ARJ, CAB, ACE, and TAR/GZIP archives.
# Support for creating self-extracting archives.
# The ability to view content of files (text, html, over 40 picture formats, mp3, etc.).
# Command line for executing arbitrary commands through the system shell.
# Support for long filenames, file type associations, and compression on NTFS volumes.
# Internal viewer for up to 2 GB files with text and hex modes.
# Easy handling even with files over 4 GB.
# Changing case of filenames.
# Very fast file and directory search.
# User menu for all selected files and directories.
# Online HTML help.
An older, and less capable, thought still good - freeware version:
Servant Salamander 1.52
350268, RE: Your Favorite Essential Computer-Internet Tools ?|
Posted by therube, Fri Feb-11-05 05:55 AM
Other necessary programs.
Other useful programs.
Eudora or other email
Win32Pad - notepad replacement
Compression program of choice
IrfanView or other picture viewer
Renaming program of choice
Renamer, Lupas, or other
Winamp | Media Player Classic | 1by1
Net Transport (or any other one one may prefer)
InCtrl | Dupeless
Aida32/Everest | Quicktime | ZoneAlarm
Acrobat Reader | MBProbe
350276, RE: Your Favorite Essential Computer-Internet Tools ?|
Posted by doctormidnight, Fri Feb-11-05 07:30 AM
A router. Every broadband connection should be behind one.
350316, RE: Your Favorite Essential Computer-Internet Tools ?|
Posted by Darren, Fri Feb-11-05 02:20 PM
Agent Ransack. A better file search utility. Microsoft's file search blows.
Of course, the real essentials include a firewall, antivirus, and miscellaneous spyware tools.