76. Password Safe
Password Safe works much like KeepPass, but has a different look and feel. Try them both to see which you prefer.
ClamWin adapts the award-winning ClamAV antivirus engine so that it can be used on Windows machines. Its very effective, but it does not automatically scan downloaded files. Youll need to set up a scanning schedule or manually scan each file in order to be protected.
Designed for people with handicaps that make using the mouse and keyboard difficult, Simon lets you control your PC with your voice. The original program and Web site are in German, but English versions are available.
eSpeak reads the text on your screen aloud. It works with English and dozens of other languages, and lets you select among several different computerized voices.
If you use Windows Notepad on a regular basis, you might be interested in this replacement. It adds a number of features that are particularly helpful when writing code, as well as features like zoom in and out, bookmarks, and macros, which are helping for general use as well.
jEdit has a number of special features for coders, but it can be used by anyone who needs a basic text editor. One of its best features is that it remembers all the pieces of text youve cut and pasted and the pieces of text youve previously deleted. Plus, its java-based so it will work on any operating system.
Designed to be small and fast, AkelPad offers basic text editing with numerous plug-ins that add other features. Standard features include multi-window mode, file preview, multi-level undo, and more.
83. Task Coach
Unlike many to-do list programs, task coach makes it possible to deal with composite tasks; in other words, you can break a task down into smaller components and cross each component off as it is completed. You can also add attachments and track budgets or time spent on various tasks.
RedNotebook combines a calendar with text so that it can be used as a daily journal or a to-do list. You can also attach images and links, and you can export your data to html or plain text.
Whether you work as a consultant and need to track your hours or just want to make better use of your time, Rachota makes it easy to see how you spent your day. Because its Java-based and portable, its ideal if you work at a clients site: keep Rachota on a thumb drive and use it wherever you go.
Need to defrag your hard drive? Unlike the defragmenter tool that comes with Windows, UltraDefrag lets you defrag on startup for maximum speed.
Simply deleting a file doesnt erase it completely from your computers hard drivewith the right tools anyone can access data that you thought you had deleted. Eraser makes sure that cant happen by overwriting deleted files several times with random data. Its a must-have tool if youre donating a computer to charity and dont want your personal information to be available to the next owner.
While Eraser deletes single files, Dariks Boot and Nuke completely erases your entire hard drive. Its not something youll need every day, but its handy for times when you are donating a computer or have a virus you just can get rid of any other way.
BleachBit cleans up your temporary files and erases your history to protect your privacy and free up disk space. It also includes a file shredder for further privacy protection.
Need to compress a file? 7-zip lets you create self-extracting .7z files that have an extremely high compression ratio. You can also use 7-zip to unpack most other compression formats or to create zip files.
This compression utility supports 87 different compression file formats, including the popular zip and 7-zip formats. Plus, it supports encryption and has a portable version which can be used directly from a thumb drive.
92. Areca Backup
This java-based backup tool makes it easy to archive and recover your data, and it includes built-in compression and encryption. The interface is simple and makes it easy to navigate through your archived files.
This HD Video player works with most kinds of video files, including YouTube files, and it offers a library of 6,000 internet TV shows and video podcasts. And because it supports HD, it works well even on really big screens.
DVDx lets you back up DVDs or convert between a variety of video formats. (Note that it does not allow you to get around DRM features on protected DVDs.) They just released version 2.20 earlier this month, and it fixes several bugs present in earlier builds.
Avidemux is a video editing tool that supports avi, DVD compatible mpeg files, mp4 and asf. Despite its name, it doesnt have nearly as many features as Avid, but is suitable for hobbyists and home users.
Experiencing problems playing AVI files? DivXRepair may be able to help.
Jahshaka is a real-time video editor that lets you add special effects, animation, music, and more. It also works well in multi-user, media-sharing environments.
Nvu (pronounced N-view) includes both a WYSIWYG page editor and an HTML editor, making it easy to design pages that look good and have fairly clean code. The site has extensive help to walk newbies through the process of registering a domain name and finding a host for your site.
TinyMCE is an extremely lightweight, Java-based WYSIWYG Web page editor. The interface is very intuitive for anyone whos used a word processor, and it can be used with a variety of content management systems.
Need to convert spreadsheets into Web pages? HTMLtools is a Java-based app that turns your spreadsheets into properly formatted HTML tables.
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