Software Apps

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The “What’s On My PC…” blog originated as a result of people asking me about what “Window’s Based” software applications do I use.  I have spent countless hours looking for and reviewing software; especially freeware.  It is one of those things I do on a daily basis. Once I find a quality product, I love sharing the news…

Listed below are the software applications that I currently use and promote.  They are categorized in the same manner which I have my “Start Menu” categorized on my computer.  The majority of the applications are “freeware”, unless indicated otherwise.

** – indicates paid software.  All others are freeware.

[CLICK HERE] for the Best 119 Free Windows Programs at Makeuseof.com

Android

Lookout – All-In-One Protection for iPad, iPhone, Android Tablets and Android Smartphones
Splashtop – Remote Desktop Software (recommended)

Accessories

AllMyNotes Organizer – An easy way to keep all your notes organized on your PC
Clock!
– A beautiful and smart analog clock!
Envelope Print – Simple, easy #10 envelope print program.
ESB Calculator – Scientific Calculator.
EssentialPIM Free – Personal Information Manager
eType – A FREE software application that autocompletes your words while you are typing.
Fly On Desktop – Looks like a real fly walking around your desktop.
Foxit PDF – An exclusive small and fast PDF Reader!
GMinder – A reminder program that waits in your system tray and alerts you when you have an upcoming Google Calendar event.
HTC Home – A widget that shows nice animated clock with weather like on HTC phones.
Jarte – A free word processor based on the Microsoft WordPad word processing enginebuilt into Windows.
KeePass Password Safe – The free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager.
MouseExtender – a cosy utility with shortcuts to programs, folder and system functions (Control panel, Restart and Shutdown).
Nitro PDF Reader – PDF Reader and Creator with added functionality.
OrangeNote – A  free WPF-based text clipping manager for Windows that allows you to store an unlimited number of fully-indexed and taggable text clippings in its database.
PDF Creator – Easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.
Snowbird – Extremely small and fast desktop search utility
StarDock Fences – A program that helps you organize your desktop, and can hide your icons when they’re not in use.
StarDock ObjectDock – An attractive and fun animated Dock
TIPP10 – Free Touch Type Typing
In The Beginning Was The Word – Bible study software
Volume2 – Customizable volume control for Windows
WordWeb – A one-click English thesaurus and dictionary

Games 123 Free

123 Free Solitaire -is a 100% free high-quality solitaire games collection.
Jigs@w Puzzle
** – A truly realistic jigsaw puzzle game
Klondike Forever – Solitaire brought to life in 3D
MahJong Suite ** – A high-quality collection of MahJong solitaire games
Scrabble ** – The world’s best loved word game
SolSuite 2008 ** – A high-quality collection of 490 solitaire games

Graphic

FastStone Capture – Screen capture software (last free version)
FastStone Image Viewer – A fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor
Ginipic – you can search image search engines, photo sharing websites or your own local picture collections simultaneously.
FotoSketcher -Free program which can help you convert your digital photos into art, automatically.
IcoFX – An award winning freeware icon editor
IrfanView – A very fast, compact and innovative image viewer/converter
Paint.net – Free image and photo editing software.
Photo Magician – A freeware batch image converter.
PhotoFiltre – An Image Editor with an easy learning curve.
RealWorld Paint.COM – Has much hidden power under the hood and harbors features unexpected in a freeware image editor.
SmoothDraw – An easy natural painting and digital free-hand drawing software that can produce high quality pictures.
TSR Watermark – Watermark images, photos and pictures.
Light Image Resizer – Free image resize software

Internet

FeedRoller – a lightweight RSS and Twitter feed ticker.
Google Chrome
- Googles’s Browser (I’m liking it)
JDVoiceMail – Send voice email messages to anyone with an e-mail address.
LinkStash** – An outstanding bookmarks/favorites manager
Mozilla FireFox (Portable) – Web Browser (my 2nd choice)
Microsoft Internet Explorer – Web Browser (my 3rd choice)
Opera – Web Browser (my 1st choice)
Pidgin – An easy to use and free chat client.
Pop Peeper – An email notifier
Transmute – The ultimate bookmark converter
Weather Pulse – An integrated weather monitoring utility that displays detailed weather conditions, in an attractive interface.
Windows Live Mail – Microsoft’s free e-mail program
Windows Live Mesh – Synchronize files with all of your devices, so you always have the latest versions handy.
Windows Live Messenger – Instant Messaging
Windows Live Writer – a desktop application that makes it easier to compose compelling blog posts using Windows Live Spaces or your current blog service.

Microsoft Office

Office 2003 and 2007**- Microsoft’s Office Suite

Multimedia

ARMP 2011 - A Random Music Player
Eric’s Movie Database – a small utility to keep track of your DVD collection.
Free Sound Recorder – Record any sounds from your sound card and save the recording directly into MP3, WMA or WAV files.
Freemake Video Downloader – Download videos from YouTube, Facebook, MTV, other sites in HD, 4K, MP4, FLV, 3GP, or convert web videos to MP3, AVI
Hamster Free Video Converter – Converts any video to iPod, iPad, iPhone, PS3, PSP, Blackberry, xBox, Zune, Apple TV, iRiver, etc. More than 200+ devices
Internet Video Converter
– It enables you to convert between various popular video formats
JLC’s Internet TV – A FREE program for watching and browsing thousands of TV channels freely available on the internet.
John’s Background Switcher – Periodically changes the background image on your computer (like every hour or every day) to something interesting.
MuVee AutoProducer 6** – Video editing software
MyCoolDeskTop – Program that cheers up your desktop making it cute and unique by arranging your icons into 77 different shapes and styles.
RadioSure – A simple, light, easy to use, internet radio player
Sharepod – Transfer your music/video files from iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
SpeechPlayer Free Edition -Text-to-speech application to listen to your emails, web pages, reports or any text on your PC.
Spider Player – The ultimate music player
VideoLan – VLC media software
YouTube Downloader – Download and Convert YouTube Videos

Utilites

3RVX -  a skinnable volume controller and display that supports alpha-blended skins, cool fade effects, drive eject notification, and a lot more.
Acronis TrueImage Home** – Create an exact copy of your PC for a full backup
Advanced WindowCare Personal Edition – Helps protect, optimize, and repair your PC
Argente Registry Cleaner – Windows registry cleaner
Avast Anti-Virus – A multi-award winning solution to virus protection, with anti-spyware and anti-rootkit software built in for added security.
AxCrypt – File encryption for Windows.
Capture.net – The Swiss army knife of PC Tools is an exquisite, powerful and multifunctional desktop utility.
CCleaner – A freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool.
CDBurnerXP – A free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs.
Comodo Time Machine – A powerful system rollback utility that allows users to quickly restore their computers to an earlier point in time.
ControlPad – Turns the numeric keypad on your keyboard to a Windows command execution system.
Dexpot – A virtual desktop manager that allows you to run up to 20 desktops.
DoubleDesktop – A smart and elegant system tray utility that effectively doubles the width of your Windows desktop.
Everything Search Engine – Locate files and folders by name instantly.
FairStars CD-Ripper – A free powerful software for ripping audio CD tracks to WMA, MP3, OGG, VQF, FLAC, APE and WAV formats files on-the-fly. Free CDDB is supported(Querying & Submiting).
FileMenu Tools – Allows you to customise the context menu of Windows Explorer.
F.lux – Better lighting for your computer.
FreeFileSync – An Open-Source folder comparison and synchronization tool.
Free Disk Usage Analyzer – Helps you organize your files and manage disk space by locating the largest files on your disk.
FreeCommander – An easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager.
Glary Utilities – Glary Utilities is a powerful and top all-in-one utility to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.
Hardwipe – Free software to “hard wipe” and permanently erase data on hard drives and portable media.
IdleBackup – Easy to use backup program for both novice and advanced user.
IZArc – The ultimate freeware archive utility supporting many archive formats
JKDefrag – A disk defragmenter and optimizer for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/X64.
LeBendig – Window Animations app to bring some life to ur windows
Macrium Reflect – Disk imaging software
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware – is an anti-malware application that can thoroughly remove even the most advanced malware.
McGruff SafeGuard – Monitor and Protect your kids on the internet.
Microsoft Security Essentials – Antivirus, AntiMalware and AntiSpyware by Microsoft
Microsoft Security Scanner – Free downloadable security tool
MiniTool Power Data Recovery – A FREE data recovery suite
O & O Defrag** – This software will optimize your hard disk in Windows Vista, XP Home, Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 Professional, securely repacking fragmented files together for more efficiency.
Panda Cloud Antivirus
-A really light, install-and-forget antivirus client that protects faster against the latest viruses.
Paragon Backup and Recovery – Disk Imaging and System Recovery software.
Paragon’s Rescue Kit – Instant Data and System Recovery Kit
Paragon Rescue Kit – System Recovery kit
PCDecrapifier – Removes unwanted preinstalled software from Windows XP and Vista machines.
Process Manager for Windows – Ease your control over foreground processes and windows.
Recuva – Recover deleted files on your PC.
Revo Uninstaller – An innovative freeware uninstall utility.
Right Click Extender – A freeware utility which allows you to add some important items to the right click context menu.
RunScanner – A Windows system utility which scans your system for all running programs, autostart locations, drivers, services and hijack points.
S10 Password Vault – Convenient, secure way to store all your usernames, passwords, and other account information.
Sandboxie – Runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.
ShadowExplorer – Allows you to browse the shadow copies created by the Windows® VistaTM Volume Shadow Copy Service.
SDExplorer – Sync Your SkyDrive files to your computer.
Secunia PSI – Security tool designed with the sole purpose of helping you secure your computer from software vulnerabilities.
SmitFraudFix – Tool designed to remove various rogue hijacking, antivirus, antispyware, and malware applications.
Snowbird – A small and fast file management and search tool. Unlike other similar tools, Snowbird was built from the ground up with performance rather than features in mind.
Soluto – Use to speedup your boot time by analyzing startup processes and services.
Spybot Search & Destory –  Detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications.
SpywareBlaster – Can help keep your system spyware-free and secure, without interfering with the “good side” of the web.
SuperAntiSpyware – the most thorough AntiSpyware scanner on the market.
Syncplicity – Syncs files across your Macs, PCs and Google Docs, so that your files are always available across all the computers you use and the Web.
System Explorer – A FREE Windows Task Manager.
TeamViewer – All in one solution for remote access and support over the internet
Taskbar Eliminator – A great utility which will simply and efficiently remove the taskbar from Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.
UltraSearch – Searches files on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.
UltraVNC – A powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen.
UpdateStar – A program that lets you stay up-to-date with all of your personal software you are using on your computer.
VirusTotal Updater – Use the “send to” menu in your file browser to send files to VirusTotal
Vista Recovery Disc – Contains the contents of the Windows Vista DVD’s “recovery center”.
VoluMouse – Volumouse provides you a quick and easy way to control the sound volume on your system – simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse.
Walyk - Advanced wallpaper changer.
What’s Running – Windows process manager.
Windows Double Explorer – An open source utilitly that is engineered (for Windows 7) to manage two or more Windows Explorer interfaces in one application.
WindowsPager – Free virtual desktop utility.
Windows System Control Center – A “must have” portable app suite for techs.
WinMend – A free file/folder hiding tool.
WinPatrol – An all-purpose utilty designed to increase the performance and usability of your computer.
WirelessNetView – Small utility that runs in the background, and monitor the activity of wireless networks around you.
Wondershare Time Freeze – An easy and effective virtual system freeware to keep your computer safe from viruses, spyware, and other malicious threats.

Contact Information…

When visiting the blog, there are (2)-two ways to contact me.

  1. You can email me at: whatsonmypc(at)yahoo.com .  This is especially useful for link exchanges, questions, etc…
  2. You can leave a comment at the bottom of any article or page.  Your comment may not initially show up until I approve it; however I will see it and get back to you.

6 Responses to Software Apps

  1. there are some real gems on this list, some i hadn’t heard of before. thanks!

  2. Wow I don’t think I’ve ever seen a list as big as this! I can’t see OpenOffice.org on the list though (unless I missed it) which I think should be added. Just my opinion, though.

  3. ami says:

    great effective list , that I’ve ever seen. thanks.

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