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Share good programs that aren't well known


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#1 Zer0_II

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 09:34 AM

Sorry if there have been threads created like this in the past. I wasn't able to find any with the search feature. I thought that it might be a good idea to start a thread for good programs that a lot of people might not know about. I'm constantly trying out new stuff and I always like to hear about good software. So here's my recommendation to you all.

Slickrun get it here http://www.bayden.com/SlickRun/ In my opinion this should come bundled with the Windows operating system. I'm amazed that more people haven't heard of this program. Very rarely do I even need to navigate through folders to access a file. I can use slickrun to launch any program, directory, song, the control panel, etc. from slickrun. It floats wherever you want it to on your screen and can be hid in the tray. It is very easy to configure and there is also a support forum where people share various tricks to use. One example of what it can do.. I can type in "google meatballs" into slickrun. Then slickrun will open up my default browser, navigate to google, search for meatballs, and display the results all on it's own.

Okay..I suppose I wrote a little too much about slickrun. Please share the great programs that you've ran across but know most people probably don't know about. Please don't name off any commonly used programs though.
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Posted 17 April 2005 - 01:01 AM

Daemon Tools - Allows you to mound iso images saved on your hard drive as if they were actual cd's.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 12:05 PM

Did you see this pinned thread:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Fre...apps-t3616.html

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 01:55 PM

Did you see this pinned thread:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Fre...apps-t3616.html

Regards,
John

I am already aware of that thread, but this is intended for something different. The applications named in this thread do not have to necessarily be freeware. I just thought it would be a good idea to give a little recognition to some of the excellent programs out there that aren't well known. That includes commercial apps as well.

EDIT:
Here's a few more apps that I thought I should add. I hope that others will decide to participate in this thread as well

DriverGuide Toolkit http://www.driverguidetoolkit.com
allows you to backup your currently installed drivers to a directory of your choice.

DLL Archive http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/system/dllarch.htm
finds dll files that don't have references in your system

ERUNT and NTREGOPT http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt
ERUNT is a registry backup and restore utility
NTREGOPT is a registry optimization utility

OffBYOne Browser http://www.offbyone.com
may be the world's smallest and fastest web browser with full HTML support. It is a completely self-containted standalone 1.2 MB application with no dependencies on any other browser or browser component.

WAssociate http://www.xs4all.nl/~wstudios/Associate/
for viewing/editing associations between file name extensions and file types stored in the registry, especially useful as a recovery tool if some application's setup procedure takes over associations
that it should have left alone.

SimpleOCR http://www.simpleocr.com/Info.asp
allows you to convert paper documents such as books into editable electronic text for use in any application. (requires that you have a scanner)

Edited by Zer0_II, 18 April 2005 - 09:58 AM.





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