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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 02:03 AM
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simple sticky notes.

If you have outlook you already have sticky notes but I dont have outlook anymore and I needed sticky notes!
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 02:39 AM
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I have a gaming computer don't use much.

All i really use is firefox, itunes & msn messenger (with the msgplus addon).

Useful utilities to have:
VLC Media Player
Object Dock
AlienGUIse ( it's a GUI program that looks pretty nice ) - using the Zune theme atm.
Abobe CS4 Suite is pretty nice.

Also a huge freeware fan - Linux is getting there - Ubuntu is a very nice distro - Linux Mint is also very ncie as well.
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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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I consolidated some of your favorite utilities into an easier-to-read list, hopefully some of you get to know a couple of new useful tools. I did - just finished putting all my passwords into KeePass.

I exclude all the antivirus/antispyware stuff since it has already been discussed to death, and it's kinda sad that we have to plug up our computers like that.

Also I am skipping most of the things that are obvious (Firefox) or a bit on the expensive side (CS4 suite lol).

Feel free to post more of your favorites, I might add them to the list.
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-29-2010, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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I have been using Keepass (thanks jarberg27) since last June, and wouldn't want to live without it anymore.

Looking for a functional home page, I just stumbled across Symbaloo. Just a simple collection of bookmarks, better than what I have been using before (a Word doc with links).
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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Couple of updates -

I have replaced Symbaloo with FastDial (for Firefox). It runs as a local program, and can be synced from computer to computer by simply exporting bookmarks.

If you work on more than one computer at the same time, Input Director is wonderful. Functions like a KVM switch, just much better. No cables, no malfunctioning USB ports, just software/network based and works.

To get a nice graphical overview of your disk usage (SSDs are too small), I keep going back to WinDirStat. Not only useful, but eye-candy too!

How about you?

(Just noticed this is my post #12345)
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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 09:02 PM
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jetscreenshot - GREAT screen capture and markup.
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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 09:51 PM
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WOW... how could i miss this thread! giving this a try when i get home. I can't use it on my work pc. :-)


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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 12:44 AM
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Use common sense when using programs that deletes/downloads things.

Skype -- Video chatting
Tokbox -- Free [group] video chatting conferences
Digsby -- IM+Email+Social Networking
Atube Catcher -- Downloading videos for presentation, projects, personal use, etc.
Classic Start Menu -- Changes the theme of your start menu. It has different themes and almost fully customizable to your standards.

VLC media player -- I like it
ManyCam -- I find it more versatile and easier to manage compared to my hp webcam software
RevoUninstaller -- Not only does it uninstall your software, it also deletes the things stored in the registry
MP3Tag -- Usefull for converting music formats, mass tagging, editing song information, etc.

Currently out of the hobby
Forum lurking every now and then
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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 01:26 PM
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K-Lite Codec Mega Pack

Other than that, it's what comes with Windows 7.

The longer I'm involved in this hobby the more & more I'm convinced that Bio-Type species tanks are the way to go. Plants and fish/inverts live together in nature for a reason. I find the less I try to fight nature the better my tanks look.

- DogFish 1.24.12
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