Lynn's Software Recommendations

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This page shows software tools I use in daily life. Lately I have been moving towards more freeware with open source, in part because so many "shareware" tools get old and remain stale and buggy. Plus I have been moving to the use of Portable Applications on a 2GB USB drive since I routinely move between several Windows PC each day. This allows me to move my applications and bookmarks with me.

Some of these Pages have NOT YET been uploaded!!. This is a work in progress.

Applications

Open Office Icon  Office Suite: Open Office includes a word processor, spreadsheet, drawing, presentation, and database.
 (Open Office is portable - can run from a USB Drive)

Gimp Icon  Graphic Tool: Gimp allows editing and conversion of most common graphics formats.
 (Gimp is portable - can run from a USB Drive)

Internet Tools

FireFox Icon  Browser: FireFox is a powerful web browser.
 (FireFox is portable - can run from a USB Drive)

FileZilla Icon  FTP File Transfer Client: Filezilla is used to transfer files to remote computers, such as your web site.
 (FileZilla is portable - can run from a USB Drive)

Putty Icon  Telnet/SSH Client: Putty is used to securely log into a remote device.
 (Putty is portable - can run from a USB Drive)

Utilities

7-Zip Icon  File Compression: 7-Zip handles ZIP, RAR, 7z, TAR, GZIP, BZIP and other file compression formats.
 (7-Zip is portable - can run from a USB Drive)

PowerISO Icon ISO/CD Image Manager: PowerISO allows creating and virtually mounting CD images without tying up your read CD drive.

TrueCrypt Icon File Encryption: TrueCrypt allows mounting a file system hidden in a strongly encrypted file.
 (TrueCrypt is portable - can run from a USB Drive)

KeePass Icon Password manager: KeePass is a small secure database to manage email and online password.
 (KeePass is portable - can run from a USB Drive)

WinDirStat Icon Disk Space Finder: WinDirStat is a visual tool to see where your disk space is used - and perhaps wasted.

Troubleshooting

Hi-Jack This Icon  Startup Audit: HiJackThis scans the Windows registry to locate items which affect your system during start-up. It allows you to look for both spyware and other things you prefer not to be running all the time.
 (HiJackThis is portable - can run from a USB Drive)

Microsoft SysInternal Tools Icon  Process Lister: SysInternal Process Explorer scans the running processes and shows which processes ran which. It allows you to look for both spyware and other things you prefer not to be running all the time.
 (Process Explorer is portable - can run from a USB Drive)