ITT: We shill the fuck out of our favorite programs.
I'll start with a classic, CCleaner.
Why is CCleaner awesome? It cleans the crap outta your computer. Temporary files, cache, etc., and can give your computer a bit of a speed boost. It also can fix registry issues, and gives you convenient access to all of the processes that run at startup. Plus your browser addons, AND Add or Remove Programs!
Let me really quickly shill for emacs
If you aren't using emacs, you don't know what you're missing.
The best part of it is that there exists an extension to do basically anything, which means a familiar environment with which to do everything.
Oh, and everything is controlled by the keyboard. And the kill ring is infinitely superior to the more standard clipboard system.
Plus, emacs doesn't choke on huge files, even when searching them. And emacs can handle editing over ssh, which is something almost no other editor can do.
simple, yet useful
also, you can find loads of free/open source software for windows by simply googling "open source <something>" where <something> is, for example, "cd recorder"
You can run from a flash drive, and SAS usually catches viruses that my Malwarebytes misses. Plus since it's portable and not running a real-time scanner, it won't conflict with your anti-virus of choice.
Also, Kaspersky's TDSSkiller kills most rootkits, but I'd still recommend some boot CD for those.
Fucking awesome, open source, with built-in video and audio player, chat and torrent client while being tiny as fuck, less than 10mb in your hard drive and around 8mb on ram.
Even if it is multi-purpose, it is the best torrent client IMO... fast, light, and completely adless
OP, I use CCleaner in combination with Revo Uninstaller Free Version.
Revo Uninstaller is useful for uninstalling stubborn as fuck programs that like to leave behind a lot of bullshit that sometimes I feel CCleaner isn't enough to remove it from my PC.
>best torrent client
By which of course you meant to say transmission
Let me also really quickly shill for mpv, the best media player ever.
>The best part of it is that there exists an extension to do basically anything, which means a familiar environment with which to do everything.
There's software to do nearly anything for Linux, Windows, OSX, and Android too. So Emacs is an okay OS.
>Plus, emacs doesn't choke on huge files
You haven't seen a huge file yet.
> And emacs can handle editing over ssh, which is something almost no other editor can do.
Except Vim. Oh, Vim can do it without special configuration, unlike Emacs, so I guess Emacs wins? Gotta spend time doing that forced configuration.
It renames everything.
>And emacs can handle editing over ssh, which is something almost no other editor can do.
And nano and pico, and even GUI editors if you turn on X11 forwarding, although that's usually less convenient.
Emacs relies on a hack to recognize your shell prompt on the other end of SSH. So there's a pretty good chance on any non-out-of-the-box config that Tramp will shit itself like a pussy.
Vim just uses scp.
List of words /g/ doesn't know the meaning of:
Anyway, as for good software: pic related. I don't really like the look or functionality of the tabs but I just turned that off, so no big deal. No other complaints I can think about; it works perfectly.
I like the fact that they are still working on it (it doesnt seem like the kind of software you'd expect someone to update often...) but those tabs look pretty shitty
It looks almost as bad as any loonix program
10/10 pdf reader. It's like 3mb and never needs to update because why the fuck does a program that reads text from pdf's need to update anyway.
I used to use foxit reader but it shits all over my freedom.
I made a small powershell script to allow me to copy the link of a youtube video/stream and just click on a shortcut on my taskbar to play the video, without having to deal with youtube or twitch's shitty html5/flash.
Turns shitty filenames into readable filenames.
It may not be the best, could use a few more features but its great and installed on all of my machines.
Runner up: Easy Duplicate Finder 2.2.4(freeware version)
>Bulk Rename Utility is clusterfuck
Drag/Drop ui to only rename the files you want, adds rules so you can do things in order (delete this first, then do this, etc...)
Very intuitive to use. While I'm sure bulk rename has its uses, it's still fucking confusing as hell just looking at it, and it's got bullshit ads.
>using a shit tier MP3 player that sorts by ID3 in the first place
3mb, no bloat and doesn't haves "updates" every 30 seconds
MPV because of --loop-file.
It's helped me stay erect for two days straight now.
Greenshot is the best fucking screenshot program I have ever seen/used. There are only 2 other screenshot programs that come close, one of which is russian, and I can't remember the names.
Does anyone remember the all seeing eye? I think that was the name of it I got it on a cd it was ment for windows 2000 and it monitored all connections that try to ping you system and does a whois query on them. It would create logs of all ip addresses trying to connect to your computer.
Can't find it anywhere to save my life.
I think you'll have to enable scripts to be run on powershell, It's just one command but I forgot how to do it.Add-Type -Assembly PresentationCore
$clipboard = [Windows.Clipboard]::GetText()
livestreamer $clipboard best --player-passthrough http --player-no-close
Assuming livestreamer is in your PATH, and that you always want best quality.
I then created a shortcut on my taskbar with the following target%SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -Window hidden -File "[FULL PATH TO SCRIPT]"
Visual Studio may be good, but Code::Blocks has most of the same features for C/C++ and Fortran.
It even allows you to move the modules around, such as the debugger, the files, etc. and has intelliSense-type technology. checkSum();