- Mar 15, 2006
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I'd like this thread to be a place where we can discuss/list our favorite computer applications. I'd rather not people list their favorite phone/ipad apps though, maybe start another thread for that. If the app exists for phones and computers, great, if it's phone only, then I don't care. All I ask is that they be 1) free, 2) productive in some way - I don't care about free games, and 3) cross-platform if possible, but not required I'll go first and list the things that really stick out to me. 1) Dropbox - If you don't have it, get it, enough said. http://www.dropbox.com/ 2) Evernote - Great idea/link/everything management tool. (For Linux, search your repository for "Nevernote") http://www.evernote.com/ 3) KeePass - Password manager (KeePassX in Linux) http://keepass.info/ 4) Metapad - great notepad replacement for Windows. Not as powerful as say Notepad++, but most of us non-programmers don't need that. http://liquidninja.com/metapad/ 5) Excalibur32 - Free RPN calculator for Windows! http://www.freeware-guide.com/OldGoo...Excalibur.html 6) Launchy - Application Launcher. If you are still using the Start Menu or some goofy dock, get out of 1997 and get with the program. (cross platform) http://www.launchy.net/ 7) CutePDF - Easily convert any printable document to PDF (Windows only) http://www.cutepdf.com/ 8) Abiword - Down and dirty word processor. Not bloated or as crappy as what's offered in OpenOffice. http://www.abisource.com/ 9) Audacity - Free sound editor, think Soundforge but free. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ 10) mp3directcut - Cut out parts of mp3s....great for when you download an album and the whole damn thing is one giant file and you need to separate the songs. Quick and easy since no file conversion is necessary. http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html 11) Alwaysontopmaker - Keep the selected window "always on top" no matter where you click. Useful for transcription. http://www.fadsoft.net/AlwaysOnTopMaker.htm That's all I can think of now, but I know I'm leaving stuff out so I'll add to my list when it comes to me. Anyone else have any recs?