List of Great Software for Microsoft Windows

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This page lists great software for Windows that i personally use. Most are also available for Mac and Linux.

Anti-Virus Software

See: Windows: Best Anti-virus Software.

Image

Image Viewer

WindowsMacLinux
IrfanviewGraphicConverterLinux: Best Image Viewer

Photo Collection

WindowsMacLinux
Google PicasaGoogle PicasaGoogle Picasa

Picasa Pains: Using Picasa Web as Backup; Sync All Folders

Image Editor

WindowsMacLinux
GimpGimpGimp

Vector Graphics Drawing

WindowsMacLinux
InkscapeInkscapeInkscape

Video

Video Player

WindowsMacLinux
VLCVLCVLC

Video Capture

Screen Video Capture, Screencasting, Softwares

DVD-ripper. HandBrake. Can't really rip encripted DVD. But good for converting DVD format to some video format as a file.

Video Editing

I haven't done any video editing. But here's what i heard that works fine.

For linux:

Audio & Music

Music player. Windows & Mac: iTunes

See: Audio Recorder, Synthesizers, MIDI Software.

Office (WordProcessor, Spread Sheet, …)

Mail

Gmail, Yahoo Mail, HotMail

Windows & Mac & Linux: Mozilla Thunderbird

Windows: Windows Live Mail. 〔➤ Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Confusion Ball

{Voice, Video} Chat

Text Chat, IRC

all-in-one chats software for your Yahoo/AIM/MSN. But these usually only support text chat, no video or voice.

These days, just use twitter

ebook file Reader

Microsoft Help File (.chm)

File Sharing, BitTorrent

Text Editor

Emacs. See: Tutorial: Install Emacs for {Windows, Mac, Linux}

Very occasionally, i also use:

Keyboard Macros & Launchers

File Secure Deletion

See: How to Secure Delete Files, Shred Files, Wipe Drive.

Math

see: Great Math Programs

3D Modeling Software

List of 3D Modeling Software.

Unix utils

Mac: build-in. But to install extra, use Fink or MacPorts.

Windows: Cygwin. 〔➤ Installing Cygwin Tutorial

VirtualBox. Best tool for running linux on Windows. 〔➤ Guide to Install Linux on VirtualBox for Programers and Sys Admins

For text terminal, you can use ssh in cygwin (install openssh within cygwin). Also, in cygwin, use MinTTY. Or, you can download PuTTY.

Windows Tools for Programer, Sys Admin

PowerShell. Great command line shell: 〔➤ PowerShell Tutorial

For monitoring network, see also: tool for monitoring network traffic on Windows 7 Home @ superuser.com…

Inno Setup. (create installers)

xah apps on windows 2012-05-08
xah apps on windows

This isn't exhaustive list of install software. Though, it contains all apps i use daily.

Just noticed a Walmart Photo Center there. lol. That's one of those bundled bloatware which somehow escaped my notice. It's going to trash now. Also, note that ComboFix.exe. It is supposed to be a rootkit detector or remover, but i haven't researched enough to be sure it's good. It is there temporarily.

For tools i use on linux, see: Xah Linux Setup.

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