Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Software recommendation list

 The Softwares I use for my personal use not projects and useful to everyone, I have no problem in recommending to you. Most of them are free.
  1.  Avast  Avast Free Antivirus is a full-featured product, with the same antivirus and anti-spyware scanning engine used in our premium products. Leaner and meaner version 6.0 provides even faster protection than its predecessor and offers a web-reputation browser extension as well as virtualization technology. Accurate threat updates via avast! CommunityIQ technology ensure worry-free downloading, surfing, social networking, and gaming--for over 140 million registered users (and over 120 million active user
  2. 7 Zip  (  Zips and Unzips almost anything.)
    • 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
    • 7-Zip is open source software. It is Free.
    • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
    • Supported formats:
    • Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    • Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.
    • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
    • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
    • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
    • Integration with Windows Shell
    • Powerful File Manager
    • Powerful command line version
    • Plugin for FAR Manager
    • Localizations for 74 languages
  3. Adobe Acrobat 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 files. It is Free.
  4.  Cowan Media Centre - Jet Audio  After the Songbird became a big nuisance switched to Cowan  Media Centre and Jet Audio. It is Free and  Its Features are                                                      Supports All Major File Formats
        Video Conversion
        Audio CD burning
        Recording
        Tag Editing
        Multi-channel sound ouput
        Crossfade
        Skin
        Subtitles
        Internet CD Database
        Convenient album management & Playlist
        Utilities
        Remote Controller   
        Media Center Window
        Audio Conversion
        Audio CD Ripping
        Internet Broadcasting
        Various sound effects
        Speed Control
        Resume
        Synchronized Lyric (Karaoke)
        Alarm & Timer
        Equalizer
        Superb Crystal-Clear Sound
        Toolbar mode
  5. EverNote
      Use Evernote to save your ideas, things you see, and things you like. Then find them all on any computer or device you use. For free.
    • Capture Everything - Chances are, if you can see it or think of it, Evernote can help you remember it. Type a text note. Clip a web page. Snap a photo. Grab a screenshot. Evernote will keep it all safe.
    • Organize - Everything you capture is automatically processed, indexed, and made searchable. If you like, you can add tags or organize notes into different notebooks.
    • Find Anything Fast - Search for notes by keywords, titles, and tags. Evernote magically makes printed and handwritten text inside your images searchable, too.

  6. Firefox
    I like firefox from the start and it has remained so that is the secret of the success. There is a better one in Chrome ,but I need all the privacy I can get. Checkout the Addons I use. It is Free

  7. Free Download Manager
    What is Free Download Manager? It is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. Moreover, FDM is 100% safe, open-source software distributed under GPL license. No spurious pumping of data. It is Free
    • Increase your download speed and resume broken downloads
    • HTTP/FTP/BitTorrent support
    • Flash video download
    • Enjoy easy file sharing
    • Enjoy safer and more rewarding downloading 
  8. Google Desktop
    There are lot of things Google Desktop can do, but the main use is to find info wherever the data is hidden on your desktop. It is Free
    • Search your computer as easily as you search the web with Google
    • Find and launch applications and files with just a few keystrokes

  9. Google Earth
    Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others. The Main use is to find routes and addresses. It is Free

  10. Money Manager Ex 
    Money Manager Ex is the Baby Bear of financial managers--not too big, not too small; not too hard, not too easy. It is just right. For anyone whose finances are big enough to need frequent attention but not so large as to need a constant accountant, Money Manager Ex tracks money as it comes in and goes out. It'll let you know how much your investments have earned, when the bills are coming due, and if your cash flow is flowing down the toilet.
    While the program can import Excel spreadsheets and produce reports that let you examine your finances from a choice of viewpoints, you cannot pay bills, or make bank deposits or withdrawals, or calculate your taxes. But then, if it could do all that, it would start looking like Papa Bear and you'd wind up hiding from all the work it would try to get you to do. Money Manager Ex is free
  11. Nero
    The easy and complete solution for creating, burning, back up, and more! It comes with your DVD drive.

  12. OpenOffice
    OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. Forget MS office.

  13. RednoteBook  
    It includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and word clouds. You can also format, tag and search your entries. RedNotebook is Free Software under the GPL.  It is the best Dairy Application
    features
        Tagging
        Spell Check
        Format your text bold, italic or underlined
        Insert Images, files and links to websites
        Links and mail addresses are recognized automatically
        Live-Search
        Automatic saving
        Backup to zip archive
        Word Clouds with most often used words and tags
        Templates
        Export the journal to PDF, HTML, Latex or plain text
        The data is stored in plain text files, no database is needed
        Translated into more than 20 languages
  14. Rescue Time
    • Automagical time tracking. RescueTime measures which application, site, or (optionally) document name is being used and automatically ignores idle time.
    • An easy and powerful reporting tool allowing you to identify problem spots and trends.
    • The ability to pause tracking for some privacy, or even delete bits of your own time (but they can't add productive time that didn't happen!)
    • Access to your data via API: have an intranet, or business intelligence platform? Reuse your RescueTime data as you please!
      It is Free for Individual use.
       it gives the time lost in meaningless pursuits. If you starts using the time tracking application, you will be shocked to see how much time is wasted.
  15. SpyBot
    Spybot - Search & Destroy is an anti-malware application designed for on-access and on-demand scanning and removal of various kinds of malware, including spyware, adware, hijackers and trojan horses.

  16. VLC Media Player
    VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac ...) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Media Player is used for all the Videos. It is Free.

  17. Yahoo Messenger
    Yahoo Messenger is the only messenger I use and it has simple and good at what I need it for communication. Chat, Talk and now Video calling. It is free.

  18. Zimbra Desktop
    After the Thunderbird start crashing too often. I have to switch to Zimbra and it takes forever to start and once it starts then there is nothing to beat Zimbra. It is email client , Calender application,Collaboration suit.
    • Email, contacts, calendar, and documents all in one application
    • Syncs Zimbra, Yahoo! Mail , Hotmail, and Gmail email, contacts and calendars
    • Read email from any POP or IMAP email account including AOL, Hotmail or business email
    • Works on Windows, Apple, or Linux desktop computers
    • No limit to the size of your email storage
    • It works online and offline
    • Available in 20 languages
    • Now Twitter, Facebook and Dig on the client.
    • RSS reader and Much more
    • Tasks
    • BriefCase
  19. Plugins  Firefox
  • ReadIt Later
  • Adblock
  • Evernote Clipper
  • FlagFox
  • Free Download Manager Plugin
  • Minimize to Tray Plus
  • Search Preview
  • InterClue
  • TabMix Plus
  • WOT