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The Perpetual Useful-Applications Thread

Discussion in 'Tech Hub' started by Mecha-Kisame, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. Mecha-Kisame Buckle up your head belt.

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    A list of all the applications you consider useful. I'm a Windows man, so of course my list will be comprised entirely of Windows' apps, so if you're on a Mac or one of the various Linux distro's be sure to specify that. I'd prefer it if you kept things free, but if you've got something that's worth pirating, well, that works. :wink

    Links are appreciated as well, though I realize a few of you can't be bothered to add one as much as I can't be to google for it.

    - Everyone should be aware of this program by now, it's good for murdering spyware and the like. Never scanned for spyware before? Get this now.

    AVG Anti-Virus - An awesome AV program, free as well.

    - My favorite torrent program, simple and efficient.

    - A screen-capping program that also records video, handy for whatever, though hitting Print Screen works just as well (unless you're recording video obviously.)

    - A damn good image-viewer, much better than the one that comes packed with Windows.

    Messenger Plus! - A handy plug-in for MSN Messenger that adds a whole new league of functionality. One of the more annoying features being the ability to play sound (ask KK about that one, fucker.)

    - The world's best web browser, free and much better than IE.

    - Another alternative to IE, some would argue that it's better than Firefox, though I've never tried it.

    - A handy registry cleaner.

    - Another reg-cleaner, I use it in conjunction with RegScrubXP, overkill? Maybe....

    Spybot - Search and Destroy - An alternative to Ad-Aware, or partner in my case. It picks up some things that Ad-Aware would normally miss, and vice-versa I'm sure.

    - A great IRC client, comes with a load of great scripts.

    - The best audio player around.

    - My favorite compression utility.

    Keep it alive, folks.
     
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  2. Blue Well-Known Member Supporting Staff Retired Staff

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    - fun stuff that completely removes any and all unnecessary files from your computer without deleting your lesbian porn. :knk

    Sometimes you have to reset program settings afterwards, but this little guy cut out 2 gigs of useless shit from my compy. :spaz
     
  3. Kagalli Off-duty Fanart Hunter

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    - An awesome manga viewing program. It supports right-to-left reading and can display 2 pages at once. Useful for when you're reading full volumes.

    - Stop using WMP and use this for video watching. Has support for alot of common video file types.

    - a media player that has support for practically all types of video files.
     
  4. spinstate chop'em down

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    - 7-Zip is free file archiver which supports the following formats 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, LZH, GZIP, BZIP2, Z, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB.

    - Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include low memory footprint and native support for several popular audio formats.

    - All-in-One instant messaging client, supports AIM ,ICQ , MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, GroupWise Messenger, and Zephyr networks with multiple accounts, buddy pounces & sound alerts.

    Media Player Classic - Media Player Classic is an extremely light-weight media player for Windows. It looks just like the good-old Media Player v6.4, but has lots of nice extra features.
     
  5. iaido Elitist Asshole

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    RegCleaner: - A very clean registry cleaner & editor

    CloneCD: - A program that copies (sometimes illegally) copyright protected discs so you have back-ups of all your applications and games.
     
  6. Minus617 -=Spanish=-

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    AnyDVD:- Cracks all comercial DVD so that you can burn.
    CloneDVD 2:- Works with AnyDVD to actually burn the dvd. It also gives you the option to take out everything but the movie or watever else you want or dont want.

    Both arent free but are worth.... <_<.....>_>.......pirating.
     
  7. Wing-Zero Whoa!!!

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    Wallpaper Slideshow LT - It uses your wallpaper as a slideshow for your desktop which u can set to change every hour or how ever much time u want in between your different wallpaper
     
  8. superman_1 Well-Known Member

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    Star Downloader - Free Download Manager...no spyware, adware or other stuff.. works good....
    Zone Alaram - Free Firewall...works good....
    Pop-up Stopper - very small program used to block popup...works well with IE but has little problems with Firefox...stupid developers made professional edition for user who use Firefox, Opera, or other browsers....i still use it...i use the old version and havent try the newer one yet...

    the above programs can be downloaded at downloads.com

    i will post some later......
     
  9. Errorsol New Member

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    CCCP: has all the up to date codecs that you need for anime watching, or watching whatever on your comp in general.
     
  10. CrazyMoronX Old Man

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    : Loads CD images, creates a lot of virtual CD drives, and is great for ridding yourself of the "Insert Disc" message once and for all. Nice and free.

    : Create ISO, BIN, etc... images of CDs, and DVDs. Wonderful free application.

    Direct Connect: I think the website is down... actually. But it is still the best P2P you can get, unless you like DC++, but I don't.

    : Blocks known spyware, and various malicious websites. Updates quite frequently too.

    : I like this better than Firefox, I like the functionality, the ease of use, the look, design, everything. It has everything Firefox has basically, but is still running on top of IE, which might make some people cry.
     
  11. aktee67 The Sharingan Squirrel

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    TorrentMachine packages: (not a link, just a little captions for the apps below)
    This are the apps for those who wants to run a TorrentMachine. A torrent machine is simply a computer, whose job is to download, and upload.. So you can have your super AMD64 FX all for yourself, bahaha. You can even remove the Monitor/keyboard!

    : Package that has everything to run your own home server. Contains Apache (HTTPD), FileZilla (FTP), a Mail client, PHP, MySQL. No more headache to configure these!

    : The best Bittorrent Client, in my opinion, of course.

    : To remote control Azureus. You can upload, stop, remove, start torrents from any web browser, and easily!

    : VNC (Virtual Network Computing) software makes it possible to view and fully-interact with one computer from any other computer or mobile device anywhere on the Internet. For controling computers that doesn't have monitor/keyboard.
     
  12. m@n-e@t3r I need something better to do.

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    utorrent: "?Torrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint. It was designed to use as little cpu, memory and space as possible while offering all the functionality expected from advanced clients.

    : Rainlendar is a small calendar that lies on your desktop, allowing you to create reminders for yourself, notes, or a to-do list.

    : Another system monitor, but allowing you to customize it's look and display lots of useful informtation, but hard to customize, at least for me.

    : "PeerGuardian 2 is Phoenix Labs’ premier IP blocker for Windows. PeerGuardian 2 integrates support for multiple lists, list editing, automatic updates, and blocking all of IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc), making it the safest and easiest way to protect your privacy on P2P." Nice tool, helps decrease the chance of you getting caught.. I hope.. Bloecked plenty of IPs so far...


    : Nice system monitor. Easy to use, doesn't drain many resources, and displays newsfeeds, weather, and time too!

    : Nice little tool which embeds into Windows Explorer. Displays the thumbnail of a picture instead of you having to see a little icon with the jpeg symbol on it.
     
  13. Stealth_Assasin uhhhhhh..........

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    Konfabulator: Puts many "widgets" on your dektop. Widgets can do almost anything; system monitors, webcam viewers, clocks, notepads, etc.

    Trillian: Best instant messenger around. Aim, Icq, Yahoo, MSN, IRC
     
  14. RealaMoreno H?herer Krieger

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    HijackThis-A program designed to show you everything that's running on your computer. Very useful for spotting viruses and malwares, but dangerous if you end an important process.
     
  15. pajamas Banned

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    Internet Explorer 7 - Much faster and better than Firefox =D

    Link removed <-- stupid link button's not working >(
     
  16. thevassago Reader

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    This is a tool to increase download speeds. It has capabilities like resume and schedule downloads, site grabber, batch download etc. I used download accelerator, Flashget and godzilla before, but IDM is better than these. It has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file splitting.
     
  17. FreakShow! Join Team NF!

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    FlashGet Free Download Manager

    Google Earth
     
  18. slimscane King Slime Scane

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    - "GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages." It is sort of like Photoshop, but free. I love it.
    - Seamonkey is an internet application suite. All of you who remember Mozilla, and not MozillaFirefox, Seamonkey is it's spiritual successor. Navigator, Mail and Newsgroups, Composer, and IRC all built into one package. It is way more 1337, and cooler, and better than IE, MF, and Avant browser. =P
    Kb Media Player- This is an audio player, more specifically, it is the best audio player for play snes/nes music in their original format =D
    - " DOSBox is a DOS-emulator that uses the SDL-library which makes DOSBox very easy to port to different platforms. DOSBox has already been ported to many different platforms, such as Windows, BeOS, Linux, MacOS X..." Use it to play old DOS games =)
    - "AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks." Basically says it all. It works pretty well for me.
     
  19. x_Zen_x Sky

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    is a revolutionary tool that makes your computer startup much faster with hard disk protection from sudden crash. No configration, no other software required, just setup and forget it, it will do all the rest.
    As you may know, Windows runs various programs upon startup. Though many of these programs are necessary, sometimes programs are added to your startup list without your knowledge. The excess of programs (sometimes more than 30) upon startup creates a very long loading period-even on a fast computer! This problem has existed since Windows 3.1, but Microsoft hasn’t solved the problem, even though many users have complained about the long loading period, the noise from the hard drive, and the fact that you can’t even do anything when Windows is loading the “startup programs” in you “Startup” groups and registries


     
  20. Sapwood2 Panzers for All!

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    iTunes- The (most*) popular music download/player program on the planet.

    Weatherbug- A great weather program for tracking severe storms, radar, pictures of disasters and nature.

    Outlook Express- A good e-mail program, with less danger of viruses and spyware then Hotmail.

    Bad Applications

    Windows Media Player- The most ugly looking media player, with slowest downloads, and very horrible streaming. The picture quality is horrendous.

    AOL- A program that in the End User License Agreements, it states that they keep track of what you look up, what music, movies, anime, files, etc. that you download, and what you write on forums. It is the ultimate spyware, and it actually charges you money to have your privacy violated.

    RealOne Player- It actually rivals WMP in quality, it sometimes has worst quality, and even the audio is bad.
     
  21. Ha-ri Dai Gurren Brigade member

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    - Allows you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer/RealOne Player.

    - A free archiving tool that supports many archive formats.

    - Aimutation is an add-on for AOL's Instant Messenger software. It includes real time message logging, skinning, buddy notifications, buddy aliasing and much more.
     
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  22. myle Smile! :-D

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    Outpost Firewall: A firewall which helps you to know what happens on your computer.

    : A free development enviroment for Java.
     
  23. Up In FlameZ♥ ^^;

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    IMO the best firewall ever created. it was discounitued but it still works fine.

    the best registry cleaner tool


    great for compressing videos and also for cropping out subtitles for amvs

    LimeWire
    my favorite P2P client for music/videos. i used uTorrent for other files.
    just be careful what u download with limewire. a file 857.1 kB and smaller is a virus
     
  24. myle Smile! :-D

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    Stand Alone Collection (AIO)
    Spoiler: Portable Applications

    AppSwat.
    exeCopy Message Box.
    exeDelete Doctor.
    exeDrive Region Info.
    exeemail Stripper.
    exeExif Info.
    exeEXIF Read.
    exeFolder2Iso.
    exeHijackThis.
    exeHJ-Split.
    exeIE Snapshot.
    exeImageshack Uploader.
    exeIntermute System Report.
    exeItty Bitty Process Manager.
    exeMulti Clipboard.
    exePassword Revealer.
    exePDF Reader.
    exePocket KillBox.
    exePrintKey.
    exeSherlock The Codec Detective.
    exeStartup Control Panel.
    exeUnknown Device Identifier.
    exeUnstoppable Copier.
    exeWinsplit.
    exeX-RayPC


    : codecs for video (wmv, mpeg, avi, divx, quicktime, real, DVD, ..., ...) with two players

    System Information tool:
     
  25. xtrashock Member

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    The thread is surprisingly have a lot of information about almost everything an internet surfer needs so welldone all:)
     
  26. Hoon ♥ Wave

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    - best utilized when using a notebook :amuse
     
  27. Hell On Earth Pervy Sage

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    Morpheus-way better than limewire and has better search results than limewire, your almost guranteed that you get what your searching for. Make sure you dl the older version because the new one doesn't let dl copywritten music. You can just also dl the new one and go the chat room ask them for the link to the old and dl it like that.

    Ccleaner- cleans up all your cache.

    Windows Defender-good for spyware with real time scanning.

    Aim6- The lastest AOL Instant Messansger
     
  28. Hoon ♥ Wave

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    DEADAim - best AIM version in my opinion. :3
     
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    AIM Ad Hack - AIM without all of the crap the original comes with, also has some extra goodies!
     
  30. Harlita <font color='#FF9900'><b><marquee>NARUTARD</marque

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    Filezilla - user friendly FTP for both new and experienced users. I swear by it.

    not just an HTML editor, I've found several uses for it. Mostly debugging. However it's free and it's my best friend:love

    I hadn't seen this one listed, but it's very useful, especially for those of us who like to have options but still need to work in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    ObjectZip - I don't have the link for it, but it's made by Stardock. Another nice all in one rar reader. Got rid of my need for WinRar. ^_^

    - Opera Browser and Email client with built in torrent support even though I don't torrent. hehe

    - two very nice programs (not for the non-savvy) that compare the install files with the current plug-ins for the browser and StartupList shows you all processes and calls made during boot up so you can see what's actually launching and sucking up your resources.
     
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