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  • Top 15 free tools for every Windows desktop

    Posted on February 16th, 2012 at 22:24 woody 5 comments

    An InfoWorld slide show.

    Cameo pics of my son, and a local orphanage…

     

    5 responses to “Top 15 free tools for every Windows desktop”

    1. Hey Woody!

      Nice article and good choice of tools. Although we all have our favorites, i have allot of the tools mentioned in this article. I would like to propose a fewothers that you haven’t mentioned or maybe unaware of.

      KMPlayer : http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/

      I lover this one over VLC but, that’s my choice.

      Cropper Capture : http://cropper.codeplex.com/

      I find this screen capture very useful. Have been using it since XP.

      Anotherone by the folks at Piriform would be
      Speccy : http://www.piriform.com/blog/2012/1/24/speccy-v115

      Useful for info and temps.

      BTW, your son looks very comfy in that seat.
      Maybe just the position he’s in but, looks very tall for such a young age. I just love children and although mine are all grown up, I am still waiting for grandkids so I can spoil them (not too much).

      OK, these are just a few of my favorites. Maybe give them a try if you haven’t done so before.

    2. All hail Woody ! More extremely useful informaton. Even though we’re prohibited from downloading or installing “freeware” on our office computers a number of these utilites would be a must have for any technician/troubleshooter. And we all know how many calls we get from family, friends, and neighbors because we’re the “computer guy”. Crap, now I’m going to be guilted in to becoming a paid subscriber to Windows Secrets. You’re reaching the tipping point where I feel I have to contribute so I won’t feel like a leech. Keep up the good work and information.

    3. Slideshows are just as lame here as at InfoWorld. Pointless and turn away oh so many people. I never view these things, I just walk away.

      http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ1s1bDfC20v2qMIJDHqLc-BQeVDoP75tJas2ETLMI4FPl2AucIcw

    4. Thanks, Rich!

    5. @Athlonite -

      I haven’t tried any of them. Will give ‘em a go the next time I do a tools roundup.

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