After reformatting my hard drive and reinstalling Windows Vista Business Edition I have been left with a clean slate. I am left looking at a blank desktop it is not until I start trying to work on a project that I realise how many third party applications I have come to rely on so in this post I will go through them.
- Firefox (Free) – Open source web browser. Download Firefox.
- FlashGet (Free) – Free Download accelerator. Download FlashGet.
- COMODO Firewall (Free) – Simple easy to use free firewall. Download COMODO Firewall.
- Windows Live Writer (Free) – A excellent free tool to compose blog posts. Download Live Writer.
- Rapid Miner (Free) – Free data mining toolkit. Download Rapid Miner.
- QuantLib (Free) – A free finance programming library. Download QuantLib.
- Octave (Free) – A free MATLAB implementation. Download Octave.
- MetaTrader (Free) – A free FOREX application. Download Metatrader.
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Profesional (Commercial) – Programming suite. Visit Site.
- Trader XL Pro (Commercial) – An all in one trading solution. Download Trial.
- Microsft Excel 2007 (Commercial) – A must have for any trader. Visit Site.
- NotePad++ (Free) – A free feature packed replacement for notepad. Download Notepad++.
- AVG antivirus (Free/Commercial) – Easy to use virus scanning solution. Visit Site.
- PDF Creator (Free) – Easily create PDF files from any application. Download PDF Creator.
- 7-zip (Free) – Open any compressed file you should come across. Download 7-Zip.
- Sync Toy (Free) – Backup or sync your files to a storage device. Download Sync Toy.
- CCleaner (Free) – Clean and optimize your system. Download CCleaner.
- VirtualBox (Free) – Create a sandbox for testing apps on production system. Download VirtualBox.
- KeePass (Free) – A simple tool for managing login credentials. Download KeePass.
Image and Video Tools
- Paint.Net (Free) – A free Image editing application. Download Paint.Net.
- IrfanView (Free) – Open any image file. Download IrfanView.
- VLC (Free) – Play any format video file. Download VLC.
- PokerStove (Free) – A free poker equity calculator. Download PokerStove.
- PokerHands (Still in Beta Testing Free) – Good draw poker tracking software. Download PokerHands.
- PokerProLabs Tools (Commercial) – A suite of useful tools. Visit site.
- Hold’em Manager (Commercial) Tracking software for hold’em. Visit site.
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