Author Topic: Software and apps you like  (Read 854 times)

Offline Atheon (OP)

Software and apps you like
« on: October 23, 2013, 04:01:36 AM »
What kind of software do you like having on your computer (be it Windows, Mac, Linux, Android; desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone)?

I like Libre Office... it's saved my butt many times when MS Office decides to misbehave. I still depend on MS Office because of all the macros I use in my work.

In Win 7, I love Taskbar Tweaker 7+, which decouples taskbar icons so I can put them in any order I want.

In Win 7, I also use AVG Free antivirus. I find it the least intrusive and most effective.

On Android, I like Lookout, which is a good, solid security program.

What do you like and recommend?
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Offline Plu

Re: Software and apps you like
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 04:17:42 AM »
I have PHPStorm for my work and it's pretty awesome. I also love Lua because it's such an awesome little programming language.
I also love a tool called Balsamiq, which is great for quickly making mockups of what programs should look like.

Then I also love notepad++ which is an amazing text editor.

But all of those are kinda specific to programmers, I think.

Oh, and I love Chrome.

Offline Atheon (OP)

Re: Software and apps you like
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013, 04:44:53 AM »
Ah yes, Notepad++ is fantastic. I like it for many reasons, not least among them is its ability to handle Chinese characters, which Notepad can't.
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Re: Software and apps you like
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013, 05:05:27 AM »
Prefer TextPad here
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Offline Sal1981

Re: Software and apps you like
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 07:30:37 AM »
Notepad++
ArcGIS ArcMap, ArcGIS Catalog
Vuze (*wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*)
Google Chrome
FireFox
Greasemonkey
OpenOffice
VideoLAN
Ghostscript
WampServer

probably more, but all I can think of.
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Re: Software and apps you like
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 07:49:06 AM »
What are you using Greasemonkey for?
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Re: Software and apps you like
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2013, 08:03:28 AM »
Quote from: "Atheon"
Ah yes, Notepad++ is fantastic. I like it for many reasons, not least among them is its ability to handle Chinese characters, which Notepad can't.
I've used Notepad++ too. Ironically, it uses the Windows API so I have to run it under wine in Linux. Transmission is also a nice, lightweight torrent client thats not available for Windows. Abiword is a good quick and dirty word processor. Ffmpeg is useful whenever I have an video file without any volume.
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Offline Sal1981

Re: Software and apps you like
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 07:09:29 AM »
Quote from: "Jason78"
What are you using Greasemonkey for?
Another forum that has limited capability - it doesn't even have BBcode, I use certain scripts to embed YT links, iframe pics, that sort of thing.
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Offline Atheon (OP)

Re: Software and apps you like
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2013, 10:51:15 PM »
Timely, an alarm clock for Android. It's absolutely wonderful.

Beats the hell out of the piece of crap alarm clock that comes with Samsung Galaxy (which, when the alarm goes off, displays a snooze/off button, but when you tap it, nothing happens and you have to turn the tablet off to turn the alarm off).
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