Favorite & recommended programs - general

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selukwe
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Favorite & recommended programs - general

Post by selukwe » 05 Apr 2012 10:10

File manager: now XYplorer, before PC Tools File Manager, later reincarnated as Norton File Manager (of Norton Navigator suite), last favorite was Novatix ExplorerPlus and also FreeCommander
Browser: FireFox
Unformatted text editor: NoteTab Pro
Structured data manager: TreePad
Image viewer: XnView
Image editor: Paint Shop Pro
File compress/decompress: WinRAR
Burning soft: Nero Burning ROM
Startup manager: Startup Organizer
Password vault: KeePass
Password generator: HashPass
System maintenance & tune-up: Auslogics BoostSpeed
Backup soft: Backup Magic
Disk imaging soft: Acronis True Image
Partitioning soft: Acronis Disk Director
Virtual disk encryption soft: FreeOTFE
Video converter: WinAVI
Video player: VLC Media Player
Fastest copier of large files: FastCopy
Locked file unlocking soft: Unlocker
System time machine: EAZ-FIX (before Norton GoBack)
Safe delete: Eraser
Antivirus & firewall: Norton Internet Security

pjbw
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Re: Favorite & recommended programs - general

Post by pjbw » 29 Jul 2012 13:47

Windows 7 32 bit:
selukwe wrote: selukwe edited:
File manager: now XYplorer, before Powerdesk.
Browser: Opera tho for web work need IE and FF
Unformatted text editor: TextPad before Crimson
Image viewer: Breeze Browser
Image editor: Paint Shop Pro 9.02 for 8 bit, Photoshop CS5 for 16 bit
Password vault: Password Safe before Steganos
Password generator: Password Safe
Backup soft: Windows 7 before AvanQuest
Video player: VLC Media Player
Antivirus & firewall: AVG before Defender
Calendar: Calendarscope
WP: Wordperfect 2000 and Open Office
Scanning: VueScan
Outliner: Ecco and Bonsai
Email: Thunderbird
Finance: Money Manager
PDF: Foxit
Spreadsheet: Excel
Web Editor: Namo
Video Capture: Debut
Diary: Advanced Diary
The best of a huge lot dating from DOS days (Ecco and Money Manager)

Maria83
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Re: Favorite & recommended programs - general

Post by Maria83 » 23 Aug 2012 11:06

Thank you for sharing!
Awesome list of useful tools.
Highly appreciated. :)

pjbw
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Re: Favorite & recommended programs - general

Post by pjbw » 23 Aug 2012 17:46

Woops,
Luckily I had kept the PowerDesk 8 installation exe and the registration code so I could reinstall it.
XYplorer is a non-starter for zip files apparently and PD is very good. The main reason I installed XY was so I could add notes/comments to the hundreds of Program Files folders so that I would know what some of the odder ones were for. PD only allows notes/comments for files.
I have been reorganizing some 3000 photographs stored on various computers over the years. PD's drag and drop for folders and files is more positive than XY's.
For my money, an upgrade to PD to allow folder notes/comments and it would be ideal for me. Unfortunately PD development in Avanquest is very much on the back burner so I will have to live with two Windows 7 file managers (making sure I don't run the two at once!)

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Re: Favorite & recommended programs - general

Post by admin » 23 Aug 2012 17:57

pjbw wrote:PD's drag and drop for folders and files is more positive than XY's.
Positive in the Feng Shui sense, or what? :kidding:

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Post by pjbw » 23 Aug 2012 19:23

admin wrote:Positive in the Feng Shui sense, or what? :kidding:
Donald? ':kidding:' did not appear in your quote on my screen; no hard feelings. My "...positive..." may have been subjective. While I shuffled my folders and files around (drag and drop) in XY quite often files/folders did not finish up where I meant them to or did not move at all. In PD things were noticeably better and gave me greater confidence (Feng Shui?)
Possibly my shaky hand or XY is working with a different mouse (Microsoft 3000) resolution than PD, I have no idea.
In the meantime work on adding ZIP support (see how PD does it!)...

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Re: Favorite & recommended programs - general

Post by admin » 23 Aug 2012 19:27

pjbw wrote:
admin wrote:Positive in the Feng Shui sense, or what? :kidding:
Donald? ':kidding:' did not appear in your quote on my screen; no hard feelings. My "...positive..." may have been subjective. While I shuffled my folders and files around (drag and drop) in XY quite often files/folders did not finish up where I meant them to or did not move at all. In PD things were noticeably better and gave me greater confidence (Feng Shui?)
Possibly my shaky hand or XY is working with a different mouse (Microsoft 3000) resolution than PD, I have no idea.
In the meantime work on adding ZIP support (see how PD does it!)...
No idea how shaky your hand is, but XY's drag and drop has no record of being shaky at all.

Already working on something else. :)

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Re: Favorite & recommended programs - general

Post by Filehero » 23 Aug 2012 20:55

admin wrote:Already working on something else. :)
Metro Windows-UI Version? :mrgreen:

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Post by highend » 23 Aug 2012 20:58

Windows-UI Version?
Let's hope he's not^^
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Re: Favorite & recommended programs - general

Post by Filehero » 23 Aug 2012 21:09

highend wrote:Let's hope he's not^^
Even if Don wants, he can't - just the settings would require 4 additional 27" screens.

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Re: Favorite & recommended programs - general

Post by pesto12601 » 29 Sep 2012 16:54

File manager: XYplorer, before Dopus
Browser: FireFox
Unformatted text editor: Textpad/EditPad Pro
Image viewer: XnView
Image editor: Photoshop/Zoner Photo Studio 14
File compress/decompress: WinRAR/7-zip
Burning soft: Ashampoo
Backup soft: Genie Backup
Video converter: Blaze Media
Video player: Splash Pro
Locked file unlocking soft: Unlocker
Launcher: FARR 2
Screenshots: Snagit!
PDF Printer: CutePDF
FTP Software: FileZilla

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Re: Favorite & recommended programs - general

Post by printedtopsntees » 20 Oct 2012 03:07

If you sell on any of the online marketplaces i.e. eBay, Amazon, Play etc then I would really recommend you look at Packing Partner by AimCo software. This software extracts the sales info from the site and prints it out for you, lets you print address lablels, picking lists and plenty more. It just works, gives me exactly what I want and if I need anything extra then Andrew can create some script to do it. I know it doesn't sound the most exiting bit of software and my desciption isn't that great but it saves so much time and prevents simple errors.

This software is by a one man band like XYP and like XYP is all the better for it.

Andrew has just released a new version which I am about to try out.

You can trial it.

www.aimcosoftware.co.uk

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Re: Favorite & recommended programs - general

Post by binocular222 » 01 Jan 2013 04:53

Browser: Maxthon
Unformatted text editor: EditPad Pro/Sublime Text
Image viewer: Image Eye
Image editor: Photoshop
File compress/decompress: WinRAR
Burning soft: BurnAware
Backup soft: Acronis
Video converter: Anything is ok
Video player: Media Player Classic Home Cinema
Locked file unlocking soft: Unlocker
Launcher: Autohotkey
Screenshots: Snagit!
I'm a casual coder using AHK language. All of my xys scripts:
http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic. ... 243#p82488

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