Favorite Software Apps

I was having a conversation with some people yesterday about what software they were using. They started to give me their list. I realized I have never made a list of my most used and useful tools and applications. So I started to compile one. It is not complete but I figure I should at least share what I have.
Recommended Applications

Web Browser
Firefox – www.getfirefox.com

Email Client (POP3)
Thunderbird – http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/

FTP Client
Filezilla – Secure FTP Client – http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/

Remote Connections
VNC – www.realvnc.org
Remote Desktop – (windows) – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx
Rdesktop – Remote Desktop client – (Linux) – http://www.rdesktop.org/
Putty – SSH Client – Win – http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe

Skype – Voice over IP – www.skype.com
Voice Mail – SAM – http://www.freewebs.com/skypeansweringmachine/
Trillium – IM clients – http://www.trillian.cc/

Anti Spyware
Microsoft Anti spyware – http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
Ad-aware – Antispyware – http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Anti Virus
Norton Antivirus – 2004 – www.norton.com
McAfee Enterprise – www.mcafee.com

DVD Burning
1 Click DVD burning – DVD copy program – http://www.1clickdvdcopy.com/
AnyDVD – DVD ripper – www.anydvd.com
DVD43 – DVD Copy protection removal – http://www.dvd43.com/

CD Burning
Nero ROM – CD Burning Software – http://www.nero.com

Server Software
Kiwi Syslog – Windows Syslog server – http://www.kiwisyslog.com/
Snort – IDS system – http://www.snort.org
IIS Reporter – IIS real time stats – http://www.iisreporter.com
Secure FTP Server – Global Scape – http://www.globalscape.com/gsftps
Email Server – Smarter Mail – http://www.smartertools.com/Products/SmarterMail/Overview.aspx

RSS Bandit – RSS Reader – http://www.rssbandit.org
WGET – Web page save util – http://xoomer.virgilio.it/hherold/
WinSCP – SSH file browser – http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Winamp – MP3 Player – http://www.winamp.com
Itunes – Audio purchase software – http://www.itunes.com
Ipodder – Podcast Grabber – http://www.ipodder.org
Audacity – Audio file editor / mixer – http://audacity.sourceforge.net
CDex – MP3 ripper – http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/
Advanced MP3 collection – Organize MP3 Collection http://www.wizetech.com/amc/index.shtml

8 thoughts on “Favorite Software Apps”

  1. I noticed you did not add any Operating Systems to your list. For example, what is your favorite Linux Distro? or What version of Windows?

  2. John, you are correct I did not include any OS’s.
    My main OS is windows XP Sp2 – I really do like sp2
    If not XP then I tend to fall into the Fedora Distro. I have been using Redhat since the 4.0 version. If I can’t get ahold of Fedora, I often will use Debian.

  3. my favorite linux pistro windows xp version 9.0 this is what i been using for six months thanks thrice stewart

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