This page lists great software for Windows that i personally use. Most are also available for Mac and Linux.
See: Windows: Best Anti-virus Software.
See also: Linux: Great Image Viewer Applications.
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.
I haven't done any video editing. But here's what i heard that works fine.
Music player. Windows ＆ Mac: iTunes
See: Audio Recorder, Synthesizers, MIDI Software.
Gmail, Yahoo Mail, HotMail
Windows ＆ Mac ＆ Linux: Mozilla Thunderbird
Windows: Windows Live Mail. 〔☛ Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Confusion Ball〕
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
Emacs. See: Which Emacs to Download for Windows and Mac?
Very occasionally, i also use:
See: How to Secure Delete Files, Shred Files, Wipe Drive.
see: Great Math Programs
List of 3D Modeling Software.
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.
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)
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.