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Google Desktop enables you to quickly find out the files in your computers at lighting speed rather than doing painful navigation to the files buried in depth of folders. Just hit ctrl key twice type the file name or a word in the file to locate it. Hit the enter key to open the located file in seconds. This is highly useful in improving your productivity.
This software converts the media files Videos and audios from one format to another. Very useful tool to
Word web is a dictionary application to lookup the meanings of the English words. It could be most useful tool for non native English speakers.
OpenOffice.org (OO.o or OOo) is an office suite application available for a number of different computer operating systems. OpenOffice.org is based on Star Office. It’s a perfect replacement of Microsoft office suite. It has following components
It is a word processor similar in look and feel to Microsoft Word and offering a comparable range of functions and tools.
Calc is a spreadsheet similar to Microsoft Excel with a roughly equivalent range of features.
Impress is a presentation program similar to Microsoft PowerPoint.
It’s a database program similar to Microsoft Access.
It’s a vector graphics editor comparable in features to early versions of CorelDraw.
It’s a tool for creating and editing mathematical formulae, similar to Microsoft Equation Editor.
Mozilla Fire fox is a web browser project descended from the Mozilla application suite, managed by the Mozilla Corporation. It’s a fast, secured and stable browser you can trust. You have numerous free Add-ons to improve the browser capability. I have been am using it for past three years and in my experience, it never crashed.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a fully featured, secure and very functional email client and RSS feed reader. It lets you handle mail efficiently and with style, and Mozilla Thunderbird filters away junk mail too.
Media Player Classic is an extremely lightweight media player for Windows. It looks just like the good-old Media Player v6.4, but has many nice extra features. MPC can play almost all video formats and DVD. It’s definitely a great replacement for the huge and clumsy Microsoft Media Players.
Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is a multi-platform instant messaging client that supports many commonly used instant messaging protocols. Pidgin let’s you sign on to AIM, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk and other IM network.
Notepad++ is a free source code editor, which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment. Notepad++ is designed to be a freeware replacement for Notepad. This project, based on Scintilla edit component (a very powerful editor component) and written in C++ with pure win32 api (i.e. without MFC, that ensures the higher execution speed and smaller size of the program), is under the GPL License.
PDF Creator is simple to use and can save you a ton of money over the Adobe product line. If you know how to Print, then you know how to use this software. PDF Creator is a virtual printer that will allow you to print any file to a PDF document. You can make your own professional PDF documents in seconds.
FileZilla Client is a free, open source, cross-platform FTP client. Binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS). As of August 10, 2007, it was the 12th most popular download of all time from SourceForge.net.
Audacity is a free digital audio editor application. Audacity is cross-platform, using the wxWidgets software library to provide a similar graphical user interface on several different operating systems.
The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as image composition, photo retouching and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. Its a good replacement for Adobe Photoshop
7-Zip is a file archiver with the high compression ratio. The program supports 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, LZH, CHM, GZIP, BZIP2, Z, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB formats. Compression ratio in the new 7z format is 30-50% better than ratio in ZIP format.
Win merge is a Visual text file comparison and merging (Open Source software). This is similar to diff in Unix but with GUI and lot of extra features. It is one of the most important tools for software developers.