ABXZone Computer  Forums



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-05-2005, 10:31 PM   #1
KingTermite
The Shade of Lazarus
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: PM me to keep in contact
Posts: 26,003
Software Utilities Listing

My goal here is to create a master list of many of the software utility and common programs that we ABXers like to use. There is no way that this first rev will be anywhere near complete, but hopefully it will be a decent start. Hopefully, you guys will start posting great software programs (and websites) to add to the list.

Surely this list isn't even half done...help me out, budZ!

BTW...I left out benchmark type proggies as there is already a great thread for that here:
http://www.abxzone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36722

Without further ado, here is the list.

Legend:
(P) - Purchaseable Software
(F) - Free Software
* - Discount through ABX

----------------------------------------

SystemInfo
(F) Everest Home Edition - http://www.lavalys.com/products/over...ng=en&pageid=1

Registry Cleanders/General Utilities/Utilitiy Suits
(P) JV16 - http://www.macecraft.com/
(P) O&O - http://www.oo-software.com/en/index.html
(P) System Mechanic - http://www.iolo.com/sm/
(P) TuneUp Utilities http://www.tune-up.com/
(F) Drive Cleaner Pro - http://www.drivercleaner.net/
(P) CleanCache - http://www.buttuglysoftware.com/
(P) CleanMOCache - http://www.buttuglysoftware.com/

Defraggers
(P) VoptXP - http://www.goldenbow.com
(P) DiskKeeper - http://www.executive.com/defrag/defrag.asp
(P) Perfect Disk http://www.raxco.com/products/perfectdisk2k/
(P) O&O Defragger (see Suite section above)

Spyware Elminator, etc...
(P) Ad Aware Pro - http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
(F) Ad Aware Standard - http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
(F) Spybot Search&Destroy - http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
(F) Spyware Guard - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html
(F) SpywareBlaster - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
(P) SpySweeper - http://www.webroot.com/
(P) PestPatrol - http://store.ca.com/dr/v2/ec_MAIN.En...P=0&CACHE_ID=0

Backup/Migration/Recovery Software
(P) Fileback PC - http://www.maxoutput.com/FileBack/
(P) SecondCopy 2000 - http://www.centered.com/
(P) MoveMe - http://www.spearit.com/

Bootup/Diagnostic
(F) BartPE Bootdisk - http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
(F) Ultimate BootCD - http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
(F) Ultimate BootCD For Windows - http://www.ubcd4win.com/

Window Installation/Slipstreamers
(F) Nlite - http://nuhi.msfn.org/
(F) AutoStreamer - http://www.autopatcher.com/autostreamer.html



IM Proggies
(F) Trillian Standard - http://www.trillian.cc/
(P) Trillian Pro - http://www.trillian.cc/
(F) Gaim - http://gaim.sourceforge.net/
(F) Yahoo Messenger - http://messenger.yahoo.com/
(F) AIM - http://www.aim.com/
(F) MSN Messenger - http://messenger.msn.com/

Networking
(F) Real VNC - http://www.realvnc.com/
(F) Tight VNC - http://www.tightvnc.com/
(F) Etheral - http://www.ethereal.com/
(F) DrTCP - http://www.dslreports.com/drtcp
(F) NetStumbler - http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/

CD Burning/Ripping/Copying
(P) Nero - http://www.nero.com/us/index.html
(P) Alcohol 120% - http://www.alcohol-soft.com/
(F) CDEX - http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/
(F) Exact Audio Copy - http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
(F) DVDShrink - http://www.dvdshrink.org/
(P) dbPowerAmp - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/
(F) dbPowerAmp (free version) - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/
(F) IsoBuster - http://www.smart-projects.net/isobuster/
(P) IsoBuster (registered version) - http://www.smart-projects.net/isobuster/

AV/Firewall
(P) AVG - http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php
(P) Kapersky AV - http://www.kaspersky.com/store?AID=1110836&PID=778434
(P) EZArmor - http://store.ca.com/dr/v2/ec_MAIN.En...P=0&CACHE_ID=0
(P) F-Prot http://www.f-prot.com/products/
(P) Agnitum Outpost Firewall http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/
(P) Trend Micro - http://www.trendmicro.com/en/home/global/enterprise.htm
(P) Zone Alarm Pro - http://www.zonealarm.com/
(P) Sygate Firewall - http://www.sygate.com/
(P) ClarkConnect - http://www.clarkconnect.com/
(F) ClarkConnect Home - http://www.clarkconnect.com/

Image View/Edit
(P) ACDCee - http://www.acdsystems.com/English/index.htm
(P) LView - http://www.lview.com/index800.htm
(F) Irfanview - http://www.irfanview.com/

Zip
(P) WinRAR - http://www.rarlab.com/
(P) Winzip - http://www.winzip.com/
(F) IZArc - http://www.izsoft.dir.bg/izarc.htm

DVD
(P) WinDVD - http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/Home.jsp
(P) PowerDVD - http://www.gocyberlink.com/english/index.jsp

MP3/Media Editing
(F) Winamp - www.winamp.com
(P) MusicMatch - http://www.musicmatch.com/
(F) Foobar - http://www.foobar2000.org/
(F) Quintessential - http://www.quinnware.com/
(F) Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/


Desktop Styles/Themes
(P) StyleXP - http://www.tgtsoft.com/
(P) ObjectDesktop - http://www.stardock.com/
(P) Tune-Up Winstyler - http://www.tune-up.com/products/tuneup-winstyler/

(F) Motherboard Monitor - http://mbm.livewiredev.com/
(F) Asus Probe - http://www.asus.com.tw/support/downl...odelName=Tools

Tweak Program
(P) XTeq Setup Pro - http://www.x-setup.net/home.asp?lang=EN
(F) Tweak UI - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx
(F) Powertoys for PocketPC - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobi...powertoys.mspx
(F) Rage3D Tweak - http://www.rage3d.com/index.php?node=r3dtweak

Process/Task Monitoring
(P) *WinTasks5 - http://www.liutilities.com/
(F) Process Explorer - http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/fr.../procexp.shtml

Disk Partition
(P) *Acronis True Image - http://www.acronis.com/
(P) Partition Magic - http://www.powerquest.com/

Editors
(P) UltraEdit - www.ultraedit.com
(F) Vim - http://www.vim.org/

Scripting
(F) Perl - www.activestate.com
(F) Python - http://www.python.org/

Office Tools
(F) Open Office - http://www.openoffice.org/

Web Browsers/Email Clients & Tools
(F) Mozilla - http://www.mozilla.org/
(F) Firefox - http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
(F) Firebird - http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/
(P) Opera - http://www.opera.com/
(P) MailWasher - http://www.smart-projects.net/

--------------
Great Sites in General to look for Tweak Software
www.majorgeeks.com
www.sysinternals.com
http://freshmeat.net/browse/230/
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx - Windows Power Toys (XP)

Lowest prices/reviews websites
www.pricewatch.com
www.epinions.com

To check up on resellers
www.resellerratings.com
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bye Bye ABXZone.....Rest In Peace.

Last edited by KingTermite; 02-06-2005 at 11:16 AM..
(Offline)   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 02-05-2005, 10:39 PM   #2
Pagladashu
Registered User
 
Pagladashu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 121
Great List!!

May be we can add DVD Shrink (www.dvdshrink.org) in the ripping section.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2005, 10:43 PM   #3
Calvinosaurus
Transmogrified
 
Calvinosaurus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Linden, New Jersey
Posts: 753
Sweet...nice list, KT
__________________
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+, 1GB Corsair PC3200XL PRO 2-2-2-5, 2x eVga Geforce 6800GT in SLI, 74GB WD Raptor SATA, 160GB Seagate SATA, Audigy2 ZS Platinum, Enermax Noisetaker 600w, Antec P180, Windows XP Professional

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2005, 10:49 PM   #4
swannema
????????????????
 
swannema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 9,634
Only of few apps to add from my end, my WXP doesn't get much use these days.

Registry Cleaner
(P) TuneUp Utilities http://www.tune-up.com/

Defragger
(p) Perfect Disk http://www.raxco.com/products/perfectdisk2k/

AV
(p) F-Prot http://www.f-prot.com/products/
(P) Agnitum Outpost Firewall http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/
__________________
OpenSuse 13.2, KDE 4.14
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2005, 10:50 PM   #5
KingTermite
The Shade of Lazarus
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: PM me to keep in contact
Posts: 26,003
Can't beleive I forgot Tune-Up (as I have it) and PerfectDisk ( as I often recommend it )
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bye Bye ABXZone.....Rest In Peace.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2005, 11:02 PM   #6
swannema
????????????????
 
swannema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 9,634
A great resource for open source software is freshmeat
Here is the windows section:
http://freshmeat.net/browse/230/

1841 projects found
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 09:31 AM   #7
KingTermite
The Shade of Lazarus
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: PM me to keep in contact
Posts: 26,003
List updated, keep the ideas, suggestions and corrections coming.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bye Bye ABXZone.....Rest In Peace.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 09:52 AM   #8
TweakHound
.
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 2,669
Excellent thread KT!
Suggestions for inclusion:
change the True Image link in "Disk Partition" to Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0. Add TI and Norton Ghost to Backup section.

IsoBuster and dBpowerAMPfor CD section.

CleanCache & CleanMOCache in Registry... section.

Audacity in MP3 section.

IZArc ??? section.

EVEREST Home Edition ??? section

Ad-Aware $ Spybot S&D in Spyware section.

DrTCP and NetStumbler in Networking.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 10:07 AM   #9
Ford Freak
Registered User
 
Ford Freak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Dalzell, SC
Posts: 3,927
Rage3d tweak - http://www.rage3d.com/index.php?node=r3dtweak
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 10:15 AM   #10
Miles
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 5,617
Excellent work Chris


Unless I'm terriby mistaken; Opera still is shareware and is not free to download
__________________
Regards,


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Miles
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

________________________________

Intel 4690k| ASUS Z97 sabertooth| 16GB Kingston DDR3|ASUS GTX 970|Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD | 1 - Seagate 2 TB Barracuda ES | Seasonic 650 watt Gold PSU|Fractal Design Arc Midi rev 2| Windows 7 64-bit Professional | Eizo CX-241
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 10:17 AM   #11
KingTermite
The Shade of Lazarus
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: PM me to keep in contact
Posts: 26,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by TweakHound
Excellent thread KT!
Suggestions for inclusion:
change the True Image link in "Disk Partition" to Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0. Add TI and Norton Ghost to Backup section.

IsoBuster and dBpowerAMPfor CD section.

CleanCache & CleanMOCache in Registry... section.

Audacity in MP3 section.

IZArc ??? section.

EVEREST Home Edition ??? section

Ad-Aware $ Spybot S&D in Spyware section.

DrTCP and NetStumbler in Networking.
Added!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bye Bye ABXZone.....Rest In Peace.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 10:17 AM   #12
KingTermite
The Shade of Lazarus
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: PM me to keep in contact
Posts: 26,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paragon
Excellent work Chris


Unless I'm terriby mistaken; Opera still is shareware and is not free to download
Thanks Miles....some are not programs I use myself....so I snoop the website and see if I "immediately" see a "purchase" or "buy".

All....please post or PM corrections if you find an errors.


Also...if you post a suggested program....since I'm likely not familiar with it as I didn't already post it....if you are familiar with it, please post whether it is free or must be purchased.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bye Bye ABXZone.....Rest In Peace.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 10:57 AM   #13
ATINUT
Just Plain Crazy!
 
ATINUT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,276
You forgot about TuneUp Winstyler, which comes with TuneUp Utilities 2004 or can be download seperately.

http://www.tune-up.com/
__________________
Intel D975XBX2 Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 8GB's of Mushkin HP2 6400 memory(DDR2 800) two Sapphire GDDR4 Radeon 3870 videocards HT Omega Claro(Cmedia 8788HD chip) 120GB&200GB&320GB Western Digital harddrives LG DVDROM & LG DVDBURNER HP Deskjet 920C Logitech X-540 speakers Viewsonic VG2030wm 20inch Widescreen LCD Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit with Service Pack 1

Who'se the fool that approved the design for this place. - The Dwarf, Sacred Underworld.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 10:59 AM   #14
Fraoch
Resident ABX Wizard
 
Fraoch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 8,814
Great effort KT, thank you!

One minor item I noticed - you have ClarkConnect listed as (P). You can get a free Home version at http://www.clarkconnect.org/index.php . Note the ".org" as opposed to the ".com". It's in the "Community" tab on their website.

The Office and Pro commercial versions are on the "Company" tab.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 11:01 AM   #15
KingTermite
The Shade of Lazarus
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: PM me to keep in contact
Posts: 26,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraoch
Great effort KT, thank you!

One minor item I noticed - you have ClarkConnect listed as (P). You can get a free Home version at http://www.clarkconnect.org/index.php . Note the ".org" as opposed to the ".com". It's in the "Community" tab on their website.

The Office and Pro commercial versions are on the "Company" tab.
There is a "pay" version and a "free" version?

I started out by only listing the "pay for" versions if there was one...but am now, instead trying to list both versions.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bye Bye ABXZone.....Rest In Peace.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com

© 2006 - 2016 ABXZone Forums | About ABX Zone Forums | Advertisers | Investors | Legal | A member of the Crowdgather Forum Community