Since I regularly change my computers I thought I’d keep a list of the must-have softs for any new machine. I’ll update it as needed
To detect vulnerabilities and out-dated programs
To find space hogs on my low-capacity SSD drive
To stay secure and keep my private data private
To burn CDs/DVDs
To view graphic files
to handle my music collection tags, includes ability to automate renaming, retagging, cleaning hundreds of files at once
To get rid of itunes and still be able to synchronize music with ipods/iphones/ipads/i-things
To work with audio files
To get rid of itunes and still be able to listen/subscribe to podcasts
To transfert ebooks to my Bookeen Orizon book reader
To encrypt individual files and its companion product….
…because I don’t want to mess around with the command-line (and because Windows 64bits doesn’t support 32 bit Explorer shell extensions)
To quickly rename lots and lots of files very easily
Fantastic program that will scan folders for pictures and if it recognizes panorama-like shots it will stitch them together automagically. Previously had to rely on Canon’s Photostich but this was taking sooooo much time. Highly recommended.
To find all the duped files. Very easy to use and super useful to delete a bunch of duplicates.
To combine several PDFs files without using Adobe Acrobat
A must-have for windows listing all the files/registry entries being launched by a particular process or software. This saved me countless number of times when trying to understand why a particular piece of software was not working as it should have.
To automate copying and moving of files downloaded or created from my scanner. You create rules based on the filenames and tells the program to autowatch a folder. Magic then happens…
To automatically expand (and delete once done) multiple zip (or other archive format) files within a folder.
The browser of choice with a focus on privacy protection… Based on Chromium and with lots of add-ins
Add-on to prevent Web Sites from relaying information about my surfing
Add-on to see what information Web sites collect
To record radio streams