The TE Essential Freeware Thread !

puns

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I would like to request users to post their requirements for freeware softwares.
Also post free softwares they are using to make their life easier.
 

Jambumali

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BRU - Bulk Rename Utility is one of the best I've used for batch name/rename etc of files. It is one of the apps I compulsorily install in all my builds.
 
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I use networkx, and it's pretty f****** nice. Lots of reporting and customisation options.

And, it runs automatically on bootup for me.
 

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Hi I am planning to use mipony Android to download stuff from office wifi. Is it possible for our network guys to trace what content I am downloading? I think they can only find out the size of the files if I am not mistaken. I am asking this since my content might include porn, is it same with u torrent? how to do it secretly?
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Admin and network guys can track anything if they have good monitoring capabilities. Never mess in the office setting.
 
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They may tolerate the behavior for some items, but p**n is a sackable offence in many MNCs. One guy lost his job in the company I used to work for. Stay away from it, at least when using office waves!
 

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Hi friends,

I am looking forward to download videos from various sites while playing them. IDM does it pretty good but it is a paid software.

Is there any other such software avlb. for free?

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thedeadghost

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For android I use tubemate.. nice software lets you download from various video sites.... for PC I think YouTube downloader is a good option.
 

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Great effort on this thread Sir.

Is there a Booster App to add ? I'm currently very fond of some new stuff. I've been using clean master and avast security.

Found this pretty much working best for me for Free.

Dr Booster
Dr Safety

The booster compliments my gaming. :)
 

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5 utilities all my PCs have

  1. Share X - awesome screenshot / video grab / annotate / gif making stuff. It is by far the best I found.
  2. Clipboard Master - superfantastic if you are looking for copypaste and crazy automation stuff
  3. Instant Eyedropper - colour grabbing from anywhere!
  4. Deskpins - the easy way to pin windows on top!
  5. Eartrumpet - Custom sound for every app!
 

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Eartrumpt is very good to control background noise while doing work. Great app.
 

nRiTeCh

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Using these tools mostly since more than a decade now....;)

  1. Deskpins: Keep any window always on top.
  2. Fastone image viewer: An image browser, converter and editor.
  3. Snapcrab: Powerful tool for taking screenshots.
  4. Super Finder: Powerful file search tool that improves upon the Windows default search.
  5. Core temp: The most lovable cpu temperature monitor.
  6. Gpu Z: The ideal gpu info and temp monitor.
  7. USB safely remove: A handy menu to stop devices and re-enable those stopped devices and much more to do for ssds and hdds as well.
  8. Meminfo: displays ram info on systray the way you want it to.
  9. Xmeters: Displays ram, network, CPU and storage info on taskbar occupying very tiny space.
  10. AIMP2/3: Best mp3 player out there since the day of good old Winamp.
 
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I recently discovered this ImageGlass - A lightweight, versatile image viewer and I like it very much.
If you use chocolatey I have gathered a list of programs that you may want to install after a fresh format.

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<packages>
  <!-- <package id="apackage" />
  <package id="anotherPackage" version="1.1" />
  <package id="chocolateytestpackage" version="0.1" source="somelocation" />
  <package id="alloptions" version="0.1.1" source="https://somewhere/api/v2/" installArguments="" packageParameters="" forceX86="false" allowMultipleVersions="false" ignoreDependencies="false" /> -->
<!-- Core -->
  <package id="chocolatey" />
  <package id="chocolatey-core.extension" />
  <package id="chocolatey-windowsupdate.extension" />
  <package id="chocolateygui" />
<!-- Browsers -->
  <package id="brave" />
  <package id="chromium" />
  <package id="Firefox" />
  <package id="Firefoxesr" />
  <package id="Firefoxesr" version="52.9.0" forceX86="true" allowMultipleVersions="true" />
  <package id="GoogleChrome" />
  <package id="Opera" />
  <package id="vivaldi" />
<!-- Documents -->
  <package id="adobereader" />
  <package id="cutepdf" />
  <package id="foxitreader" />
  <package id="libreoffice-fresh" />
  <package id="openoffice" />
  <package id="pdfcreator" />
  <package id="sumatrapdf.install" />
<!-- Utilities -->
  <package id="autohotkey.install" />
  <package id="bleachbit.install" />
  <package id="caffeine" />
  <package id="defraggler" />
  <package id="etcher" />
  <package id="everything" />
  <package id="f.lux.install" />
  <package id="nssm" />
  <package id="openhardwaremonitor" />
  <package id="partitionmasterfree" />
  <package id="partitionwizard" />
  <package id="procexp" />
  <package id="procmon" />
  <package id="rufus" />
  <package id="sysinternals" />
  <package id="testdisk-photorec" />
  <package id="ultradefrag" />
<!-- Messaging -->
  <package id="discord.install" />
  <package id="hexchat" />
  <package id="pidgin" />
  <package id="telegram.install" />
  <package id="thunderbird" />
  <package id="whatsapp" />
<!-- Security -->
  <package id="avastfreeantivirus" />
  <package id="avgantivirusfree" />
  <package id="clamwin" />
  <package id="malwarebytes" />
  <package id="simplewall" />
<!-- Password Managers -->
  <package id="bitwarden" />
  <package id="enpass.install" />
  <package id="keepass.install" />
  <package id="keeweb" />
  <package id="keepassxc" />
<!-- Developer Tools -->
  <package id="aptana-studio" />
  <package id="atom" />
  <package id="codeblocks" />
  <package id="dbeaver" />
  <package id="eclipse" />
  <package id="filezilla" />
  <package id="git.install" />
  <package id="hostsman" />
  <package id="hyper" />
  <package id="intellijidea-community" />
  <package id="jdk8" />
  <package id="mono" />
  <package id="monodevelop" />
  <package id="nodejs-lts" />
  <package id="notepadplusplus.install" />
  <package id="putty.install" />
  <package id="pycharm-community" />
  <package id="python3" />
  <package id="sourcetree" />
  <package id="sublimetext3" />
  <package id="sublimetext2" />
  <package id="winscp.install" />
  <package id="unity" />
  <package id="vagrant" />
  <package id="virtualbox" />
  <package id="vscode" />
  <package id="vscode-icons" />
<!-- Media -->
  <package id="foobar2000" />
  <package id="handbrake.install" />
  <package id="k-litecodecpackfull" />
  <package id="lavfilters" />
  <package id="madvr" />
  <package id="mpc-be" />
  <package id="mpc-hc" />
  <package id="mpv.install" />
  <package id="musicbee" />
  <package id="obs-studio" />
  <package id="vlc" />
<!-- Compression -->
  <package id="7zip.install" />
  <package id="peazip.install" />
<!-- Runtime -->
  <package id="dotnet4.6.2" />
  <package id="dotnet4.7.1" />
  <package id="dotnetfx" />
  <package id="silverlight" />
<!-- File Sharing -->
  <package id="qbittorrent" />
  <package id="transgui" />
<!-- Online Storage -->
  <package id="boxsync" />
  <package id="dropbox" />
  <package id="syncthing" />
<!-- Imaging -->
  <package id="gimp" />
  <package id="inkscape" />
  <package id="paint.net" />
<!-- Gaming -->
  <package id="epicgameslauncher" />
  <package id="goggalaxy" />
  <package id="origin" />
  <package id="steam" />
  <package id="uplay" />
<!-- Privacy -->
  <package id="brave" />
  <package id="openvpn" />
  <package id="signal" />
  <package id="tor-browser" />
  <package id="veracrypt" />
<!-- Penetration Testing -->
  <package id="burp-suite-free-edition" />
  <package id="nmap" />
  <package id="nmap" />
<!-- Selenium -->
  <package id="selenium-chrome-driver" />
  <package id="selenium-edge-driver" />
  <package id="selenium-gecko-driver" />
  <package id="selenium-ie-driver" />
  <package id="selenium-opera-driver" />
<!-- Fonts -->
  <package id="firacode" />
  <package id="sourcecodepro" />
  <package id="hackfont" />
  <package id="inconsolata" />
  <package id="dejavufonts" />
  <package id="anonymouspro" />
<!-- Other -->
  <package id="skyfonts" />
  <package id="mactype" />
</packages>
 
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