What software applications have most helped you?

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  1. rekushi

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    Word Perfect, Netscape Navigator, Ghost (then Clonezilla), Ultra Edit, Lotus 123.

    FTFY.
     
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    PC Freeware I like apps that require no installation. Folrep - easiest way to find out which directories are the space hogs. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folrep.zip Copy Path to Clipboard - this might be the best utility of all time. Adds "Copy Path to Clipboard" to context menu (right click). http://www.mlin.net/files/PathCopyEx.msi Fscapture - Indispensable screen capture application. http://www.portablefreeware.com/download.php?id=775 Foobar2000 - the best (IMO) music player. Tabs for playlists. Supports a myriad variety of plugins, including VST, resamplers, compressors/limiters. It's good, it really is. Virtualdub - if you need to do video manipulation (noise reduction, deinterlacing, cutting the file, much more) this app is sublime.
     
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    I don't know about everyone else but I use word much more then anything else. The spell check is a life saver for me.
     
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    Dropbox-Without a doubt an awesome program especially if you have multiple devices. I can have access to my documents on all my devices-PC, Mac Book Pro, iPhone and iPad. Evernote-Allows you store notes, pictures, video, etc. Like Dropbox, it also allows you to sync with multiple devices so you always have access to your notes. Both of these are fantastic. Use them or risk becoming obsolete!!! [​IMG]
    +1 on both of these. Having everything everywhere you go is an indescribable feeling. Also: Read it Later LastPass Picassa with online photo editing [​IMG] Now back to your regularly scheduled spam break
     
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    OpenOffice - Calc: spreadsheet for trading options
    OpenOffice - Writer: document editor for writing white papers and engineering reports

    GNU/Octave (Similar to Matlab): Digital filter design/mathematical modeling


    Projity OpenProject (bought out by Serena Software): scheduling projects
     
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    Wolfram Alpha

    +1 (especially the mobile app for the iphone)

    That app has saved my ass so many times in my calculus class.

    Thunderbird is my favorite email client for managing multiple accounts.
    Notepad++ has also helped with many projects.
     
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    Word Perfect, Netscape Navigator, Ghost (then Clonezilla), Ultra Edit, Lotus 123.

    FTFY.


    Naw!!! Ventura Publisher.
     
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    vim
     
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    dah328 Senior member

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    • Sun VirtualBox is a pretty solid free alternative to VMWare Workstation.
    • MS Office Groove (part of Office 2007) is turning out to be a decent alternative to the now-discontinued MS Live Sync.
    • UltraVNC for quick and dirty remote access.
     
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    I'm going to have to say
    -darik's boot and nuke
     
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    dah328 Senior member

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    I'm going to have to say
    -darik's boot and nuke


    [​IMG]
     
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    LibreOffice Writer and Calc, Evince PDF viewer, Chromium, Google Calendar, Gmail, Transmission, Skype, QQ, VLC, Banshee and MobileMe.
     
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    Wolfram Alpha

    Wolfram Alpha is awesome. I like Mathematica too.
     
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    If they took away Microsoft excel I would just put a bullet in my head. I can't live without it.
     

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