My favorite Windows 7, Windows 8 Utilities - tech|
(hx) 11:40 AM EST - Feb,09 2013
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Here is a new list of my favorite software:
Master List of Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts
|| List of Run Commands for Windows 7
- 7-Zip - Open
source Windows utility for manipulating archives. Formats 7z,
ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR are supported fully, other formats can be
- Adobe Reader - Adobe
Reader software is the global standard for electronic
document sharing. It is the only PDF file viewer that can open and
interact with all PDF documents. Use Adobe Reader to view, search,
digitally sign, verify, print, and collaborate on Adobe PDF
- Alcohol 120% - Alcohol
120%, is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that
makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. Additionaly, the
program lets you store your most used CD/DVDss as images on your
computer, and you can mount them on 1 of the 31 virtual drives with a
click of a button.
- Altaro Hyper-V Backup - Altaro
Hyper-V Backup is the easiest to use, quickest to set up and most
competitively priced Hyper-V backup software around. With practical,
powerful features such as offsite backup, remote management
capabilities and Exchange item level restore, it�s never been easier
for administrators to manage backing up Hyper-V VMs, without breaking
- doPDF - doPDF
is a free PDF converter for both personal and commercial use. Using
doPDF you can create PDF files by selecting the "Print" command from
virtually any application. With one click you can convert your
Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents or your emails and
favorite web sites to PDF files.
- ESET NOD32 - Fast, powerful antivirus with Anti-Phishing to
counter all forms of threats. It's not free, but it's worth your money.
- FileZilla - FileZilla
Client is a fast and
reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful
features and an intuitive graphical user interface.
- Firefox - Firefox Web Browser is the faster,
more secure, and fully customizable way to surf the web.
- FRAPS - Fraps
is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using
DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology.
- Google Chrome - The fast, free browser that's built for the modern
- HDDScan - HDDScan
is a freeware utility for hard drive diagnostics (RAID arrays, Flash
USB and SSD drives are also supported). The program can test storage
device for errors (Bad-blocks and bad sectors), show S.M.A.R.T.
attributes and change some HDD parameters such as AAM, APM, etc.
- ImgBurn - ImgBurn
supports a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, CUE, DI,
DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI. It can burn Audio CD's from any
file type supported via DirectShow / ACM - including AAC, APE, FLAC,
M4A, MP3, MP4, MPC, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA and WV. You can use it to build
DVD Video discs (from a VIDEO_TS folder), HD DVD Video discs (from a
HVDVD_TS folder) and Blu-ray Video discs (from a BDAV / BDMV folder)
- InfraRecorder - InfraRecorder
is a free application to burn CDs and
DVDs. FYI, CDXPBurner includes too many Adware :-(
- Magic ISO Maker - MagicISO
Maker is a CD/DVD-image-file editor, CD/DVD burner, and
CD/DVD-backup tool. It can directly create, edit, extract, and burn ISO
files. It also can convert almost all CD and DVD image formats to ISO
and BIN/CUE. With MagicISO, you can handle DVD images up to 10GB, make
them bootable etc.
- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Malwarebytes
Anti-Malware's industry-leading scanner detects and
removes malware like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and more
- PSPad - PSPad
is a freeware programmer's editor for Microsoft Windows operating
systems, useful for people who work with various programming
environments and like highlighted syntax in their source code.
- RogueKiller - RogueKiller
is an anti-malware program written in C++ and able to
detect and remove generic malwares and some advanced threats such as
rootkits, rogues, worms,
- Skype - With Skype
you can make free calls over the internet to other people on Skype for
as long as you like, to wherever you like. It is free to download.
- Snapshot - SnapShot
is disk imaging software that enables the user to back up, restore and
view backed up hard disk data, easily and safely. If you need more
features, so then I recommend you Acronis Backup & Recovery
- Team Viewer - Remote
control any computer or Mac over the internet within seconds or use
TeamViewer for online meetings.
- Total Commander - Total
is a file manager replacement that offers multiple language support,
search, file comparison, directory synchronization, quick view panel
with bitmap display, ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive
handling plus plugins, built-in FTP client with FXP, HTTP proxy
support, and more + *.ISO
- Thunderbird - Thunderbird is a free, open
source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla
Foundation + Mozilla
- Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4 for Windows 10 - This tweaking software
adds several new tweaks for the new operating system. Those of you who
have upgraded to Windows 10, would definitely want to use it to
judiciously tweak your Windows 10 and personalize your computing
experience. With judicious tweaking, it can make your system faster,
more stable, personal and more secure with just a few mouse clicks.
- VLCMedia Player -The
media player that fulfills all your needs. It handles DVDs,
(S)VCDs, Audio CDs, web streams, TV cards and much more. With VLC,
there is no need to continually update many different codec packs. VLC
comes with nearly every codec built in!
- StartIsBack - real start menu for Windows 8.1, Windows 10 - The
missing Windows 8 start menu is back. Get the most useful and authentic
start menu for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Personally I
tool though it's not free ($2.99/PC). If don't want to pay so use ClassicShell
- Tor Browser - Tor Browser lets you use Tor on
Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It
can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser
to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).
- WinRar - WinRAR
is a Windows data compression tool that focuses on the RAR and ZIP data
compression formats for all Windows users.
- WinSCP - WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, FTP
client, WebDAV client and SCP client for Windows