Useful win apps

Useful win apps

Postby remus » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:51 pm

as per mike lucey's suggestion, heres a thread to post your favorite windows applications in.

I'll start with objectdock, an app that basically imitates the apple dock, i use it instead of my start bar, much neater way of organising things.
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Postby Alan Fraser » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:49 pm

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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:51 am

Belarc advisor

a very useful little app that scans your computer and tels you what hardware your running. Also tells you aobut major bits of software your runing (OS and big applications.)

Very useful when you go hunting for new drivers or a bios upgrade.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Mike Lucey » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:21 am

VMN Toolbox is a lightweight application that provides you with handy utilities designed to make your life easier in the Web. The user interface is unobtrusive, neat and intuitive.

http://toolbox.vmn.net/
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Postby remus » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:01 am

in a similar vein google desktop lets you search your computer, its an indexing type search so it'l take a bit of time for it to start working properly, but when it gets going its very good.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby solo » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:28 am

Deep Exploration, probably the best app after the standard SU, Podium and PSP.

Here is the feature list of what this extremely powerful app can do.
http://www.righthemisphere.com/products ... 20v1.1.pdf
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Postby Frederik » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:56 pm

Deep Exploration is undoubtedly a very powerful product...
But the price... :shock: :cry:
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Postby Ken » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:51 pm

PDF 2 DXF 2.0, converts PDF documents to DXF files.

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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:44 pm

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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Alan Fraser » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:41 pm

I've got Deep Exploration too. Fantastic program. For those of you on a budget, I posted a simple, free file converter on this thread.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Jackson » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:06 pm

3 Freebies:

Autostitch(free for jpg version).- brilliant automatic photo stitcher.
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html

JPGVideo (free)- converts any series of jpgs to an avi animation, simply and very well. Note that although this link leads to a faulty page, the download button on the right still works.
http://www.ndrw.co.uk/free/jpgvideo/ind ... ideo/index

CCleaner (free)- formerly "Crap Cleaner" it does what is says on the tin, does a great job of cleaning out all unnecessary Windows files (temp, etc) and redundant registry entries and keys.
http://www.ccleaner.com/
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:10 pm

winrar, its got to be one of the best archiver type programs out there. Will compress/decompress nearly any format (every format i've ever come across at least.) Loads of features, easy to use and free. Not a lot more you could ask for really.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:17 am

As torrent clients go utorrent is my favourite, its very lightweight (216kb last time i checked) and doesnt need instalation. I've also found it to be very easy on sysem resources.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Goyoes » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:24 am

Hi, people.

I must recommend Revo uninstaller http://www.revouninstaller.com.
It´s the best uninstalling software I've tested. An it's freeware.

It has a portable version, due to not having to intall it. ;)

Cheers form Spain.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Ampa » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:13 am

FARR (Find and Run Robot) is a superb launcher (and much more). [Donationware though free registration is also available]

Fast, non-intrusive, infinitely extendable via aliases and plugins (which can be written in almost any language), with many useful addons already available.

Plus it is supported by the DonationCoder community, who are the kindest, most reliably helpful crowd on the interweb (present company excepted).
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby linea » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:47 pm

I've mentioned this before but Perspective Pilot is a nice little app for correcting perspective distortion in photos. It does a better job than photoshops distort and perspective transforms because it resamples the image.

http://www.colorpilot.com/perspective.html
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Mike Lucey » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:29 am

Painter Essentials 4 has just been launched. A 60 day demo can be had here,
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html? ... 4&tag=srch

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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:11 pm

google picasa. A well known piece of software (relative to most of the other stuff in here, but i just downloaded it, and its wicked, much better than the standard microsoft nonsense.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Mike Lucey » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:15 pm

Hi Guys,

I've downloaded the Jing Project (free) for the Mac also registered with ScreenCast, free for 60 days. There is also a Win version of Jing. I can highly recommend this set up for communication.

http://www.jingproject.com/

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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Jorgensen » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:20 pm

VSO Image Resizer

Free supersmart imageresizer
http://www.vso-software.fr/products/image_resizer/
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:12 pm

Crazy bump

A very nice little program that dos normal maps, specularity maps, displacement maps and occlusion maps. Pretty pricey at 300 dollars for a commercial license but a really nice program to use.

Almost forgot to mention it does a real time preview of the map and how it affects the mesh.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:27 pm

cpuz

If you want to know something about your CPU this is the app for you. It tells you pretty much everything you need to know plus quite a lot of other stuff.

I believe theres also a gpuz, if your so inclined.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Pixero » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:03 am

Tree[d] from the maker of Gile[s] is the best tree generator I've found and... it's free.
You can also use images as "crosses" for even more low poly branches/leaves (see pic 2).
Can export animated trees in .x format.






Download: [url]http://www.frecle.net/treed/tree[d]-setup300.exe[/url]
Edit: cant get this link to look right. You'll have to copy paste whats between the [url] tags.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:50 am

Hmmm, i couldnt get it (tree [d]) to work on my comp, might be vista?
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Pixero » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:29 am

remus wrote:Hmmm, i couldnt get it (tree [d]) to work on my comp, might be vista?


Did you mean that you have Vista?
It runs fine on XP and even better if you have a fast graphics card.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Burkhard » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:16 am

@Pixero, what is the .x format ?
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Pixero » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:52 am

Microsofts directx file format, for game engines and such.
(I think there is a .x importer exporter for SketchUp.)
The great thing with three[d] is that it exports animated trees that looks like the wind is blowing.
I've done some tests with it and DX Studio and exported buildings from SketchUp.
Nothing to show yet though.

While I'm at it DX Studio http://www.dxstudio.com is a program for making realtime visualisations and such. Also comes in a free version with some limitations but great for trying/learning it. (New version to be out in september.)
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:22 pm

I did indeed mean that ive got vista, can anyone else confirm wether or not it works on vista? (might just be by machine spazzing out.)
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Chris Fullmer » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:40 pm

I got it to run just fine on vista 64bit last night. Cool Program, I'm interested in playing with it more.

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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:59 pm

Cute PDF

Surprised noone has mentioned this yet.

Basically it installs itself as a printer on your computer, and if you send a document to it to be printed it is converted to a PDF. Pretty nifty :thumb:
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