Useful win apps

Re: Useful win apps

Postby juju » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:10 pm

I use PDF995, it works pretty well, I've had a licensed copy for a while now.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:25 pm

pdf995 link

Is it a stand alone program? (as opposed to a cutePDF type program.)
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Shaun Tennant » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:47 pm

I gotta keep harping on this - EasyThumbnails at http://www.fookes.com
Batch rename, batch name pre or suffix, resize, shrink photos etc.
Free and fast.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby juju » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:04 pm

remus wrote:pdf995 link

Is it a stand alone program? (as opposed to a cutePDF type program.)

Well, it needs to be installed as a PDF printer doesn't it? There are some other components avaiable that are part of the 995 suite and that are standalone and some integrate.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Shaun Tennant » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:21 pm

Remus - I added Objectdock and like it quite a bit. Thank you!

I suggest strongly using iGoogle for your home page too - add all your daily websurf links, weather, news, rss feeds etc...
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:25 am

Glad you like object dock shaun :)

Virtual clonedrive

A really simple iso mounting tool. Just install and your off. Also gives you the option to mount CD/DVD images through a right click.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby chango70 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:02 pm

Xplorer2

http://zabkat.com/index.htm

Replaces your native windows explorer with dual pane action goodness. :berserk:

Its got a free version.

I refuse to work without this app.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby chango70 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:09 pm

Cool tree app! Where do I find .X importer for Sketchup?
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby juju » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:21 pm

I know of a DirectX exporter for SU, but not an importer. IIRC you'll have to use some other conversion app and import that.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:37 pm

Google Reader

Not an application as such, but a really useful (and free) webpage for collecting your RSS feeds together. The usual easy to use google type layout.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:42 am

SyncToy

A microsoft application that works (so far.) Basically its a syncing application, you select the 2 folders you want to sync, press go and they sync. Very useful for backups and synchronising laptops etc. Also has lots of useful options and very few superfolous options, im pretty impressed with it so far.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:30 pm

Truecrypt

A highly recomended method for encrypting your data. Free as well.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby marne » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:27 am

Q-dir is my pick of the year.
Standalone(yes, it's portable), free, small (<500kb), fast.

A true alternative to the win-explorer it has 4 explorer windows including quicklinks and favorites for dispositions.

Give it a try! It's free and no need to install it. A true usb-stick friend :)!

HP:
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freewa ... ge=english

DL:
http://www.softwareok.com/Download/Q-Dir_Installer.zip <-don't worry, this is not a "true" installer


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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:00 pm

Ubiquity

Basically a super enhancement to firefox, lets you do loads of really sweet things. Check out the link for much more in depth stuff.

note: i havent actually tried this yet, theres might be soemthing im missing here so keep your eyes open.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby JuanV.Soler » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:29 pm

now remus, this topic is about : : Useful win apps
go and get a good one :))))
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:40 pm

Hopefully this doesnt sound too offensive, but have you actually looked at the link? its a really good app.

p.s. It runs on windows as well, so in my book that makes it a ueful win app.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby JuanV.Soler » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:49 pm

did not mind to hurt you Remus
honest
i thought it was about good win aplications that one wants to tell another because he has tried it already
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:32 pm

Ohhhhhhh, it all makes sense now :P

Well i have tried it now, and it is pretty good. A bit rough around the edges, but very good none the less.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby JuanV.Soler » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:33 pm

great :)
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:24 am

Just a word of warning, ubiquity seems to stop flash form working (youtube etc.)
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:55 pm

Makehuman

A rather handy modelling program, in which you can easily produce human model meshes that can be imported in to SU (with the help of the OBJ importer.)

I havent kept track of it, but after reading through their blog quickly it looks as if the development team is pretty active. Always a bonus.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Jim » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:14 pm

Sizer.

A tiny program that allows you to resize windows to exact sizes.

I find it helpful when making screen captures to resize the application before recording.

http://www.brianapps.net/
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby utiler » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:18 am

I like a few of you guys use:
iGoogle
objectDock
winRAR
ccleaner [the best!!!]


Not a fan of Synctoy, I use allwaysync.
http://allwaysync.com/
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby utiler » Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:13 am

Mike Lucey wrote: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/

Mike



Thank for the Jing Project, Mike!!!!!! :berserk:
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby Chris Fullmer » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:54 am

Oh good, I'm glad you found a link to this (via Mike's link). This is a software/webite that Jody Gates of Google told me that he uses to do all his SketchUp tutorials anymore. I have been trying to remeber what it was called and kept coming up blank. Its made by the camtasia folks, so its good quality. Thanks for repeating the link here. I've been looking for this,

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Re: Useful win apps

Postby pav_3j » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:38 am

Pixero wrote: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.)


so is there a way of opening these files in sketchup? as all i can seem to do is export the sketchup to .x and not the otherway round.

getting a little confused! he he

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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:11 pm

Google Chrome

Well enough people have used it and said they like it for me to be able to recommend it here.

Its party piece is running each tab as a separate process. Essentially this means that if one tab messes up its jsut that tab that goes down, rather than the whole browser.

It also has a super fast javascript engine (called V8) that is very good for running things like gmail, google apps etc. (no surprises there.)

Overall its also a very fast browser that is certainly worth a try (even if you really really really like FF/opera.)
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby JuanV.Soler » Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:59 pm

thanks Jim
i downloaded Sizer.
looks good.
(so I, ME, Myself,is sinning, same as Remus, for i have not yet proved its use and recommended it.
shit sigh sigh
sigh
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby remus » Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:04 am

Picasa 3

Kind of like lightroom, but free. A rather pleasing app overall.
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Re: Useful win apps

Postby spence » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:16 am

Convert is a free and easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions!

Use this all the time.
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