Something this blog was missing. List of ridiculously good stuff. Things that are simple, efficient and awesome. Apps that make you afraid to forget flash drive more than mobile phone.
Behold – the best of best in first year of this blog.
AutoIt – programming language that you can use instead of spending years learning it. Fills the gaps of anything with very functional and easy to write scripts.
Dropbox – super efficient online sync and backup. It gets messy part out of process while leaving all tasty advantages in.
CCleaner – system cleanup that just works and doesn’t break system while at it. Thorough, customizable and portable it hits golden balance of maintenance tool.
Cobian Backup – backup utility that quietly hums as system service and reliably gets any data to anywhere in any form on very strict schedule.
CureIt – compact, portable, useful and free antivirus scanner. I lost count to number of times it had saved a day and number of computers it brought back from dead.
Everything – redefines file search. Lightning speed and powerful filtering improve file managing as much as inventing file managers itself did in the past.
FeedDemon – RSS reader that makes skimming hundred or two of feeds easy. Convenient both to use on desktop and benefit from native online integration.
FlashFolder – tiny thing that is most major time saving interface extension I know. Turns interaction with standard open/save dialogs into fast and mindless process.
JkDefrag – ultimate defragmentation tool. Easy to use, customizable if needed and looks impressive enough to make PC look important and busy during process.
Notepad++ – supreme text editor that handles anything from notes to code. Powerful, extensible and streamlined for editing texts faster and better.
Opera – just a browser. Stable, wicked fast, packs so much under surface and can be customized so far that it if I had to name my main app that would be it.
Resnooze – reminders service that made list of best software by person who openly dislikes online apps. Whatever note you want in email the minute you want to get it.
SpaceSniffer – disk space treemap. This app took old boring idea and got it polished into cutting edge tool for slicing space usage.
So, what is your favorite tool picked up from this blog? If none - this post is best start for that. :)