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Chosen One
11 Dec 2012 at 08:56
Over 6 years ago


Below are links to some brilliant Freeware, most of which I can never be without. I thought this list may be of some use to you all, so posting it here. :-)


: A brilliant image editor.
Inkscape: A vector graphics editor.


Freemake Video Converter: A great free video format converter that handles almost anything you throw at it. 
HandBrake: Another superb video converter.
OBS (Open Broadcaster Software): Used to record game footage and also stream it to sites such as Twitch.
VirtualDub: Freeware video editing software.
VLC Media Player
: A media player capable of playing almost any video file without the need for additional codecs.

Audacity: Audio editor for recording, slicing, and mixing audio.
MP3 Tag: Brilliant tool for fixing, renaming, adding all kinds of stuff related to MP3 audio files.

Notepad ++: A Notepad replacement with syntax highlighting and a ton of features.
Open Office: A powerful and feature-rich replacement for Microsoft Office.

Blender: Freeware 3D suite.


Troubleshooting / Fixing / Maintenance
CCleaner: A temporary files cleaner.
Driver Verifier: For finding driver issues.
Ping Plotter: A ping and trace-route utility.
SysInternals: A suite of programs to do all manor of useful things in Windows, including a process manager, startup program manager and so much more.
WhoCrashed: Find the cause of BSOD crashes.

Gamesave Manager
: A great utility for backing up and restoring game saves. Works with pretty much every game.
Macrium Reflect
: An excellent full-featured backup program.

AutoHotkey: Excellent automation program that uses scripts/macros to perform virtually anything you can imagine.
Inno Setup: A setup wizard creation tool. Powerful and very useful for developers.
HxD: A freeware Hex editor.

Rainmeter: A beautiful and highly configurable desktop customisation program. I also recommend getting the Enigma skin, along with Arcs.
Windows Layout Manager: Allows you to save position and size of all open windows and then restore them. Multiple profiles as well. 

7-Zip: A file archiver which works with practically every compressed file type there is.
Advanced Renamer: Utility to batch rename files and folders based on a multitude of attributes such as date, mp3 tag, image tag etc.
Bit Meter: An internet/line speed monitoring utility. 
: A brilliant PDF printer.
ImgBurn: Complete set of tools for burning CD's, DVD's and Blu-Ray's.
Rufas: USB drive formatter with ISO and boot options, including UEFI GPT bootable drives.
SpeedCrunch: A fast, feature-rich replacement for the Windows calculator.
WinSCP: A FTP client.

Last edited 10 Apr at 07:59:27.

expon Avatar 
126 posts
7 Apr 2018 at 15:39
Over 1 year ago


ninite - Application Installer / silent updater - Installs a package of programs you choose and silently updated them saying no to all the additional bollocks often prompted to install. In it's infancy but expanding

driver-booster - Complete driver installer / updater - Absolutely, completely and utterly invaluable. Sorts out your entire set of drivers for the whole of windows - Greg, this is your magic bullet for keeping you machine alive (can't help random cats from getting dragged into the fans though.) EDIT - Also gives option to download and install Microsoft/AMD patch for the Meltdown / Spectre CPU issue

backblaze - Unlimited BACKUP cloud storage - Upload a complete PC backup ISO image for example for free

Last edited 7 Apr 2018 at 16:07.

Jimbobslimbob Avatar 
4648 posts
Chosen One
7 Apr 2018 at 16:01
Over 1 year ago


ADA64 - Program like Speccy with more.... stuff.

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