List of my favorite software and tools

Discussion in 'Casual Chat' started by Vishal P. Rao, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Here's a list of windows software that I possibly can't live without:

    1. Macromedia Dreamweaver

    Most of my web page editing is done with Dreamweaver. I don't use it frequently anymore as most of my time is spent on building this forum which doesn't need offline editing.

    2. UltraEdit Text Editor

    This won't be of much use if you do just plain text editing. However, if you write/edit programs, you'll find this tool indispensable.

    3. CuteFTP

    My favorite ftp client.

    4. ClipMate

    If you do frequent copying/editing you'll just love this software. Not just that, you'll also find it very useful while browsing, searching for information, etc. Just copy whatever interests you and lo! you have it stored automatically by the software in it's database. Retrieval of information is also effortless.

    5. LifeJournal

    This is the latest addition to my list. Basically I use it to monitor my health based on diet, exercise, stress. Apart from that this software has made me love journaling

    What are your favorite software and tools? I'm sure we'll benefit from each other's list.
  2. RedRobin

    RedRobin New Member

    My favorite software is QuickBooksPro 2005. It keeps my business organized, helps me keep inventory, invoices, and monitors just about everything my business does. OmniAccountant has a great web site that also offers training and support, which makes this program easier to use. It cost me about $250, give or take, and comes with a manual to look up questions you might have. I have always prefered a manual, rather than bouncing back and forth from the program to the Internet. A person can also become QuickBook certified after they have had had a certain amount of practice using this program. This can lead to a whole new work at home carreer in itself- bookkeeping at home. I'd say the $250 is a pretty good investment.
    The program does have lots of details to learn, but seems to be pretty user friendly. The sight has online tutorials, which I've found to be very helpful. The hardest thing about finding the web site is that if you enter QuickBooks, your search will be led all over the place. Type in OmniAccountant, and you'll be there in a snap.
    Have a great day.
  3. eclair

    eclair New Member

    Mine would be GNU Emacs. I do everything there [​IMG] I mainly write anyway and it is nice that I could do word count and spellcheck there too. It's really nice. Plus, there's this Planner Mode and ToDoo mode that helps me organize my thoughts, my schedules and to-do's.
  4. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Here are few more additions to my list:

    This the best online bookmarking tool I have come across till date.


    This amazing free software will store and quickly access all your notes and information. You can also clip and store useful information you find on the web in a jiffy.
  5. fiberoptical

    fiberoptical New Member

    Quoting: Vishal P. Rao3. CuteFTP

    My favorite ftp client.

    How come you don't use FTP with Macromedia Dreamweaver? I find it as a seamless process.
  6. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    In addition to Dreamweaver, I also use UltraEdit many times to edit web pages/templates/scripts. As a result I usually don't like to use integrated ftp tools.
  7. WhitePhoenix

    WhitePhoenix New Member

    I have been using FTP Explorer for years. It's very user friendly and I've never had trouble with it.

    Some of my other fav's are:

    M/S Excel (Though I'm still learning what this program can do!)

    Stationary Maker- (for ALL my business needs; business cares, bulletins, flyers, etc.)

    M/S Streets & Trips - I travel fairly frequently and this is one of the best 'map' programs I've used. Very detailed, very good printed instructions and multiple 'trip' options. I used it a lot.

    Wolfenstein and CSI - desktop games - for those moments when I need a break!
  8. netjobs

    netjobs Member

    My best softwares,

    smartftp, that never expires and a wonderful to upload and download quickly...

    Roboform, keeps the logins remember and a good formfiller... with no spyware and adware

    Magicbutton, just with a single click fills the necessary fields and makes saving lots of time, very much impressive one... I forget the website of this... if anyone knows pls post here... thank you... [​IMG] [Admin]
  9. Dragon

    Dragon New Member

    My favourite free software for protecting my PC from viruses is AVG Anti-virus and my two favourite free programs for checking my computer for spyware are spybot and Ad-aware
  10. netjobs

    netjobs Member

    Quoting: Dragonchecking my computer for spyware are spybot and Ad-aware

    I have lots of trouble because of these spywares and Adwares in the past and I am struggled because of this... and one of my best friend suggested me to use Norton Ghost, that will take all your files including system files backup and whenever you get hurt of spywares, can be easy backedup by this wonderful software Ghost by Norton, now I am very comfortable with my PC, preventing from spywares and adwares, anyone experienced with this tool...
  11. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member


    This is one powerful software. I like productivity software and sometimes even though I may not need it much I love to try out new software.

    For those who haven't heard of this, what this software basically does is, it gives you power to execute all repititive tasks with the help of words. For example typing "word" + F8 will open your word processor, typing ya + F8 will open your browser and navigate to While these may not be compelling enough examples for you to try out the software, there are dozens of other exciting things you can do with this. List includes:

    * Text substitutions
    * Launch programs
    * Open documents/folders
    * Navigate to Internet sites
    * Send emails
    * Open windows settings
    * Scripting

    What I loved most was the scripting part. You can write simple scripts to carry out automated tasks. For example I wrote a simple script to delete members of this forum who spam. When I invoke this script (using 3 letters), it asks for the UserID of member to be removed, opens new browser window, navigates to Remove User section in Admin Panel, enters user ID, checks certain check-box, hits enter!! Amazing, isn't it?

    You can program it to do almost anything you can do with your Keyboard.

    Do I sound like an affiliate for this software?
  12. bottomfisher

    bottomfisher New Member
    Best macro program available, you can also export macro's to other computers. I use it on my desktop and my laptop, a real time save, and easy to use.
  13. ginginca

    ginginca New Member

    We edit with:

    ACE HTML Pro

    We design our navigation with:

    DHTML Menu studio

    We edit our graphics with:

    Photoshop ... (what else?)

    We edit our video and audio with:

    Premiere pro and Audition
  14. Hey guys,

    These days I use Microsoft Anti-Spyware instead of Spybot, it's free and easy.
    I use AVG also for Anti-Virus, Never had a problem with it or viruses since installation (fingers crossed).
    I use ABYKUS for my accounting, but it can be used for any type of spreadsheet plus functions. Very versitile.

  15. fixaprob

    fixaprob New Member

    These days I use Microsoft Anti-Spyware instead of Spybot, it's free and easy.
  16. andyveer

    andyveer New Member

    I use basic softwares like
    Browser - Mozilla , Flock, Chrome
    ESET nod 32
    Power Iso
    Win rar

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