FREE Great Programs for Window 7 Part 3

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    Radian -

    Radian is an application launcher that aims to help you get things done quicker. Now instead of having to dig through folders, or even click on menus, all you need to do is to right click on your screen. No matter where your mouse is on your screen, you've now got access to your Radian menu. Set it up with your most important or most used applications, and see whether your efficiency improves. It's designed in such a way that it shouldn't interfere with your other right-click commands, so you're not really sacrificing functionality that you're familiar with for this new tool.

    Rainbow Folders -

    NOTE: This program does not support displaying large folder icons. Click on Rainbow Folders in the left pane under Utilities for the download link at the bottom of the page.

    Rainbow Folders allows you to change the color of any folder. After you change the color of a folder, you will no longer have thumbnail previews of it afterwards.

    Rainmeter -

    Rainmeter is a Windows customization application. Empower your desktop with an expandable library of useful tools – handy notes and application launchers, weather and feeds from the web, system status and more. Then, rearrange and modify them to suit your personal style.

    RAMMap -

    RAMMap is an advanced physical memory usage analysis utility for Windows. You can use RAMMap to gain understanding of the way Windows manages memory, to analyze application memory usage, or to answer specific questions about how RAM is being allocated. RAMMap’s refresh feature enables you to update the display and it includes support for saving and loading memory snapshots.

    Real Desktop Standard -

    NOTE: You may need to rename the downloaded file so that it will have an .exe file extension on it before it will install for you.

    Real Desktop gives your ordinary desktop new life and turns it into a 3D Real Desktop. Enjoy the fascinating dynamics with revolutionary graphic rendition on your desktop. Get any designs from their website or create your own personal style.

    Real Temp -

    Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors.

    RealWorld Cursor Editor -

    Allows you to make new windows mouse cursors, including animated ones. It can also be used to make transparent BMPs for windows start buttons instead of relying on Photoshop layers. Open the picture, draw alpha on it, save as a BMP.

    Recuva -

    Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses!

    RecycleBinEx -

    RecycleBinEx is a powerful and easy to use recycle bin manager for Windows Operating System. It extends and enhances the Windows recycle bin, and let you use many extra features in it. With RecycleBinEx, you can sort the items in recycle bin; group them according to the deleted time, the logical disk, etc. You can select and remove the deleted items which were deleted one day ago, two days ago, 7 days ago, ..., 3 months ago by just one click. Or remove the deleted items of such as C disk only by one click, too

    Remote Desktop Manager Standard Edition (Free) -

    Remote Desktop Manageris a small application used to manage all your remote connections and virtual machines. Add, edit, delete, shared, organize and find your remote connection quickly.

    Remote Potato -

    Remote Potato is the missing part of Windows 7 Media Center. You can now schedule and manage your recordings over the Internet. Record shows, record series, cancel recordings, view upcoming recordings.

    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 -

    Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003, from a remote computer running
    Windows 7.

    Revo Uninstaller -

    Revo Uninstaller helps you to uninstall software and remove unwanted programs installed on your computer even if you have problems uninstalling and cannot uninstall them from the Windows 7 Programs and Features control panel applet.

    RivaTuner -

    RivaTuner is a complete powerful tweaking environment, providing you everything you may need to tune NVIDIA GPU based display adapters. The widest driver-level Direct3D / OpenGL and system tuning options, flexible profiling system allowing to make custom settings on per-application basis, both driver-level and low-level hardware access modes, unique diagnostic and realtime hardware monitoring features and exclusive power user oriented tools like built-in registry editor and patch script engine make RivaTuner's feature set absolutely unmatched.
    RivaTuner supports all NVIDIA display adapters starting from Riva TNT family up to the latest GeForce 7 series and widest range of NVIDIA drivers starting from the oldest Detonator 2.08 up to the newest ForceWare drivers family.

    RocketDock -

    RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher dock station for your desktop. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock. Now with added Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock.

    7capture -

    7capture is a screen capture program that automatically handles complicated transparency problems such as rounded corners and Aero semi-transparent windows backgrounds. No matter what Windows version you are using, 7capture will do its magic: clean rounded corners on Windows XP, alpha transparency in Windows Vista and Windows 7. 7capture will even capture your theme's color for even better looking screenshots.


    7CONIFIER is a tool is capable of changing all your taskbar and start menu icons in a single click (and key press)! All you need to do is select the package you would like to use and hit "Apply".

    7 Sidebar -

    7 Sidebar emulates the sidebar of Vista in Windows 7. No setup is required. Just start the gadget and you have a sidebar! The sidebar holds any gadgets and stays always visible, even if a window is maximized. It can be configured to hide automatically, and more....

    7stacks -

    7stacks lets Windows 7 (and Vista and XP) users have "stacks" of icons in their Taskbar (in 7) or QuickLaunch Toolbar (in Vista and XP). By using stacks, users can reduce icon clutter, and combine a group of related icons into a single icon.

    7 Taskbar Tweaker -

    This programs enables you to tweak your Windows 7 taskbar. Features:

    Show standard window menu on right click instead of jump list.
    Close or focus a window on middle click instead of running a new instance.
    Disable grouping of windows by file path or application id.
    Cycle through windows of a grouped button on left click instead of showing a thumbnails preview.
    Open with while dropping a file on a taskbar button instead of pinning.
    Disable thumbnail previews.

    7plus -

    7plus is a project which tries to make working with Windows much more comfortable by adding features to explorer, window handling, and lots of other small tweaks.

    7-Zip -

    NOTE: After installing, use compatibility mode and select the Run this program as an administrator option. You will then need to go into the Tools and Options menu to select the file associations you want 7-Zip to be associated to open with.

    A Zip utility program used to open 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS files. Fully customizable for which file type you want associated to 7-Zip.

    7-Zip Theme Manager -

    Many users of the excellent file archiver 7-Zip (above) criticized its nostalgic appearance. 7-Zip Theme Manager, in short "7zTM", comes in and offers the following features:

    Toolbar Themes - change the look of the toolbar of 7-Zip
    Filetype Themes - change the look of archived files, for instance in Explorer
    90 Toolbar Themes and 22 Filetype Themes integrated
    changing the SFX-icon (self-extracting archive) is now possible - see FAQ #5
    automatic or manual search of the 7-Zip installation folder
    convenient activation of the Themes with just a click
    Themes previews integrated directly into the program
    multi-lingual user interface
    online update for up to date Themes and features - see FAQ #6
    possibility to create your own Themes
    supports 7-Zip 32-Bit and 64-Bit

    Samurize -

    NOTE: To install, you will need to use Compatibility Mode on the installation file with Vista and Run this program as an administrator checked.

    Samurize is an advanced system monitoring and desktop enhancement engine for Windows. IT professionals, overclockers, gamers and desktop modders alike can use Samurize for system information, weather reports, news headlines and much much more.

    Sandboxie -

    Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

    Sandra Lite -

    SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.

    Screenrecorder -

    Screenrecorder is a very easy-to-use screen-to-video capture program, developed on top of Windows Media Encoder, that lets you easily capture what is going on to a small video file, which you can then send via e-mail to the appropriate person. That person can then watch the video just as if he is sitting next to you and you are showing him what's is happening on the screen.

    Sculptris -

    A free 3D modeling software.

    SeaMonkey -

    Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing made simple -- all your Internet needs in one application.

    Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) -

    The Secunia PSI is a free security tool designed with the sole purpose of helping you secure your computer against vulnerabilities in programs by checking your PC for insecure programs exposing you to security threats.

    Selector -

    Selector is a hotkey program written by our member MilesAhead to open other programs with Selected Text or Clipboard Text as parameter. Add all your browsers to Selector instead of installing a plugin for each browser.

    ShadowExplorer -

    ShadowExplorer is an alternative program for the Previous Versions feature available in all editions of Windows 7.

    SharpKeys -

    SharpKeys is a keyboard key remapping program that is used to make certain keys on a keyboard act like other keys. For example, if you accidentally hit Caps Lock often, you could use this utility to map Caps Lock as a Shift key instead or even turn it off completely.

    ShellExView -

    NOTE:This is a stand alone exe file, and does not install.

    This is an excellent tool to view and manage all installed shell extensions. If available, it displays the description, as well as version details, company information, location, file name and more. You can optionally disable or enable any item. This can be very useful to disable an extension that you do not need or that has been left behind in your right click context menu from a previous software install.

    ShellFolderFix -

    This is an app written by our member Tweaker to make Windows 7 explorer folder windows remember their size and position.

    ShellMenuNew -

    ShellMenuNew is a small utility that displays the list of all menu items in the 'New' submenu of Windows Explorer. It allows you to easily disable unwanted menu items, so this 'New' submenu will display only the items that you need.

    ShellMenuView -

    ShellMenuView is a small utility that display the list of static menu items that appeared in the context menu when you right-click a file/folder on Windows Explorer, and allows you to easily disable unwanted menu items.

    Shotty -

    Shotty is an application to take screenshots of your computer's screen or of one application only. Unlike other applications that does this Shotty provides various other features that are useful to modify the taken screenshot. Shotty takes a screenshot including aero glass frame transparency and shadow (only if running on Windows Vista or above). It also can change your Aero Glass color automatically during screenshot, for example to get consistent screenshots that does not dependent on your system settings. Shotty takes real screenshots. There are no other tasks required to let the screenshot looks like the original (redraw the shadow for example) like many other application does.

    Shortcut Key Explorer -

    Shortcut Key Explorer helps you to manage the list of shortcut keys you have loaded on your computer. Simply run Shortcut Key Explorer and it will automatically load the existing shortcut keys and display them in an easy to read list. From this list you can double-click on any item and edit the properties of the Windows shortcut. This is great for troubleshooting duplicate shortcut keys or shortcut keys you did not even know existed.

    Sigcheck -

    Sigcheck is an "old-school" (command-line) utility designed to sniff out file and digital signature information for programs and drivers. If you're having problems with particular programs or hardware, use Sigcheck to find out if you have outdated versions or unsigned drivers.

    SIV -

    SIV (System Information Viewer) is a general Windows utility for displaying lots of useful Windows, Network and hardware info - CPU info, PCI info, PCMCIA info, USB info, Machine Info, Hardware Sensors, Networked computers, Operating System Information and more.

    SIW -

    SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner. The system information is divided into a few major categories:

    Software: Operating System, Installed Software and Hotfixes, Processes, Services, Users, Open Files, System Uptime, Installed Codecs, Software Licenses (Product Keys / Serial Numbers / CD Key), Secrets (Password Recovery).
    Hardware: Motherboard, Sensors, BIOS, CPU, chipset, PCI/AGP, USB and ISA/PnP Devices, Memory, Video Card, Monitor, Disk Drives, CD/DVD Devices, SCSI Devices, S.M.A.R.T., Ports, Printers.
    Network: Network Cards, Network Shares, currently active Network Connections, Open Ports.
    Tools: Eureka! (Reveal lost passwords hidden behind asterisks), MAC Address Changer, Monitor Test, Shutdown / Restart.
    Real-time monitors: CPU, Memory, Page File usage and Network Traffic.

    SliderDock -

    SliderDock is an application launcher that will allow you to easily drag and drop icons
    to access them later on by double clicking on them. It is a unique dock where you won't have to chase behind you icons to run an application. Just rotate your mouse wheel and let the icons come to you. It will be a nice customization that will add some life to your desktop.

    Smart Defrag -

    A good hard disk defragmenter by Iobit.

    SmillaEnlarger -

    SmillaEnlarger is an app that helps you make small pictures big. While there are lots of tools you can use to accomplish this task, generally the quality of your images takes such a hit that you'd be better served to just squint and try to do with best you can with the original. This app employs some technical sleight-of-hand to render your enlargements much clearer than you might expect.

    SourceSnap -

    NOTE: You will see it listed towards the bottom.

    Small utility for programmers to snap up selected source code or text to a file via hotkey. There are 2 save methods. A save to a new file, and an append to the snap file(add snippet.) In addition, you will have the possibility to customize the hotkeys according to your preferences.

    SpaceSniffer -

    SpaceSniffer is a portable disk scanning tool application that lets you understand how folders and files are structured on your disks. By using a Treemap visualization layout, you have immediate perception of where big folders and files are placed on your devices.

    Speccy -

    Speccy by Piriform (CCleaner) is an advanced System Information tool for your PC.

    SpecialFoldersView -

    Windows operating system have dozens of special folders that are used for storing application settings and files, storing Internet files, saving temporary files, storing shortcuts to other files, and so on. This utility displays the list of all special folders in your system, and allows you to easily jump to the right folder simply by double-clicking the folder item. You can also save the list of all folder paths into text/html/xml file

    Spybot Search & Destroy -

    NOTE: You will need to use Compatibility Mode and select the Run this program as an administrator option.

    This is a great spyware protection program. You can use this program along with Windows Defender and other anti-spyware/adware programs for added protection.

    SpywareBlaster -

    NOTE: You will need to use Compatibility Mode and select the Run this program as an administrator option.

    SpywareBlaster, by Javacool Software, helps prevent the installation of spyware and other potentially unwanted software.

    Spyware Terminator -

    A real-time antispyware protection program with alerts that help prevent you from entering potentially dangerous websites.

    StandaloneStack -

    Allows you to create a toolbar that displays the shortcuts inside as stacked icons when you open the toolbar.

    Start Killer -

    Start Killer removes the Start button from your taskbar. When you run Start Killer it removes the Start button from the taskbar to give you additional space on the taskbar, and when you close Start Killer the Start button shows again.

    Start Menu -

    The Start Menu program acts as a shortcut that will open the Start Menu just as if you had pressed the Windows Key in Windows 7 or Vista.

    Start Menu 7 (non Pro version) -

    From the makers of Vista Start Menu. Start Menu 7 replaces the standard Windows Start Menu.

    The list of menu items is alphabetically sorted, so you can easily find any program or command by its name.
    Open any location on your PC with a single click.
    You can create, modify, and reorder items in Start Menu 7. So it's easy to create a list of the most used locations, popular directories, and virtual folders to access them with a single click.
    There is a special Run button to access seldom used locations without adding them into menu.
    Start Menu 7 has a customizable Power Buttons panel.
    With Power Timer feature you can delay any of power management operations.

    STDU Explorer -

    STDU Explorer is a piece of software that offers you the opportunity to work with image files (support psd, bmp, png, gif, jpeg, wmf formats) and e-books in DjVu and PDF formats. This application helps you quickly view and find books or image files. It supports standard operations such as moving, copying, pasting, renamming, deleting, etc. But its possibilities are much wider.

    Extended representation of files list, with adjustable thumbnails size.
    Fast preview any page of multipage documents.
    Fast access to a tree of bookmarks in PDF or DjVu files.

    STDU Viewer -

    STDU Viewer is a document viewer for multiple file formats. The goal of this software is to replace the multiple document viewers with a single simple application. STDU Viewer supports TXT, TIFF, PDF, DjVu, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), XPS documents format.

    Stickies -

    Stickies is a sticky note application to post notes on your desktop. Features include:

    Once on screen, stickies will remain where placed until closed, even through reboots
    Stickies appearance can be customised; fonts, colours and buttons may be changed, and styles saved. Stickies can be resized.
    Stickies can snap to each other and to the sides of the screen to keep them neatly lined up
    Stickies can be attached to a web site, document or folder so they only show when it's on screen
    Stickies can be transferred from one machine to another either over a TCP/IP network connection, or by using an SMTP mail server or MAPI client:
    Hierarchical friends list, which may be automatically transferred from other friends
    Play a sound file on receive
    Signature for transmitted or emailed stickies
    Favourite friends, and custom lists can be made
    Stickies can be hidden for a certain period, until a specified date and time, or to wake every day, week or month, to act as reminders.
    Stickies can have alarms set to ensure you notice them at a point you choose
    Stickies can be transferred to and from your Palm or PPC PDA.
    International language and RTL text support
    Stickies works with Windows Vista
    Stickies is small and simple, it writes to a single text file, and does not alter the registry
    AD network administrators can use Group Policy to control settings
    API to allow integration with other applications

    StreamTransport -

    StreamTransport is a easy-to use free tool to download Youtube and other videos from the net.

    Sumatra PDF -

    Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF viewer for Windows.

    SUPER (Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer) -

    Super is a tool to convert (encode) or play any Multimedia file. A GUI to FFmpeg, MEncoder, MPlayer, x264, ffmpeg2theora, MusePack, Monkey's audio, Shorten audio, TAK audio, True audio, WavPack, the libavcodec library & the theora/vorbis RealProducer's plugIn.

    SUPERAntiSpyware -

    This is another great spyware protection program. You can use this program along with Windows Defender and other anti-spyware/adware programs for added protection.

    SuperCopier -

    SuperCopier replaces Windows explorer file copy and adds many features:

    Transfer resuming
    Copy speed control
    No bugs if You copy more than 2GB at once
    Copy speed computation
    Better copy progress display
    A little faster
    Copy list editable while copying
    Error log
    Copy list saving/loading

    Super Finder XT -

    Powerful replacement for Windows built-in search.
    Search files, folders and other data efficiently and easily.

    Switcher -

    NOTE: For more details on this program, see: Switcher Overview

    Switcher is a Flip3D replacement that puts you in control of your windows. See all your windows on one screen, quickly search through them, even decorate them with your favorite colors and fonts.

    Switch Off -

    Switch Off is a lightweight easy-to-use tray-based system utility that could automatically shutdown, suspend or hibernate your system. It can also disconnect dial-up and VPN connections.

    SyncToy -

    SyncToy is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.

    Synkron -

    Synkron is an application for folder synchronisation that allows you to configure your synchronisations in detail. Despite having many features, the user interface of Synkron is very user-friendly and easy to use. Synkron is able to synchronise multiple folders at once, analyse folders before sync, restore overwritten or deleted files, plan synchronisations and much more.

    Sysinternals Suite -

    The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools.

    System Explorer -

    System Explorer is software for exploration and management of System Internals. This small software includes many usefull tools which help you Keep Your System Under Control. With System Explorer You get also fast access to File Database which help you to determine unwanted processes or threats. System Explorer is translated into 21 languages and is available for download in installer and portable version.

    Detailed information about Tasks, Processes, Modules, Startups, IE Addons, Uninstallers, Windows, Services, Drivers, Connections and Opened Files.
    Easy check of suspicious files via VirusTotal, Jotti service or our File Database.
    Easy monitoring of processes activities and System changes.
    Usage graphs of important System resources.
    Tray Hint with detailed System and Battery status
    WMI Browser and System Additional Info
    Multilanguage Support

    System File Replacer -

    System file replacer is a free portable tool 628KB made by Damian666 that replaces any system file from Windows Xp, Vista or Windows 7. Its very easy to use just choose the Original File then the New File and press ok, reboot and the file will be replaced while rebooting, i have used it hundreds of times and it never had any errors or anything it just replaces the file like explorer.exe, imageres.dll any system file u like xD.

    System Nucleus -

    A tool for viewing, editing and managing system resources & settings, consolidating functionality that normally requires numerous tools into a single interface designed to make these tasks easier than ever. An emphasis has been placed on batch processing, filtering, and easy visual identification of items using distinctive icons. Want to stop 2 processes at once? You can do that. Need to uninstall 5 applications? You can do that too. Want to view the process information for a running service, generate a detailed audit of a machine's hardware, software & settings, optimize network performance, and disable those annoying programs that start every time you login, all from one tool? With System Nucleus, you can do all of that and much, much more.

    Taskbar Meters -

    Two separate meters that are pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar and shows CPU and memory utilization. It also gives you quick access to Task Manager and the Resource Monitor to determine what's slowing down your computer.

    T3Desk -

    NOTE: After you install this program, right click on a opened windows's minimize bar to use this program with it.

    T3Desk lets you manage your applications more easily in a 3D desktop adding the third dimension to your Windows screen. 3D minimized windows will appear in three dimensions and transparent on your screen and have the ability to be flipped, zoomed, moved, swiveled in almost anyway you want. T3Desk is lightweight on your resources, unlike most applications of its kind. T3Desk lets you set the options regarding display, zooming, hot keys and sounds. You can configure your 3D window animation, transparency effect, the 3D initial angle and distance, the transition effects and more.

    TeamViewer -

    TeamViewer establishes connections to any PC or server all around the world within just a few seconds. You can remote control your partner's PC as if you were sitting right in front of it.

    TeraCopy -

    TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed, providing the user with a lot of features:

    Copy files faster. TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times. Asynchronous copy speeds up file transfer between two physical hard drives.
    Pause and resume file transfers. Pause copy process at any time to free up system resources and continue with a single click.
    Error recovery. In case of copy error, TeraCopy will try several times and in the worse case just skip the file, not terminating the entire transfer.
    Interactive file list. TeraCopy shows failed file transfers and lets you fix the problem and recopy only problem files.
    Shell integration. TeraCopy can completely replace Explorer copy and move functions, allowing you work with files as usual.

    Texter -

    Texter is text replacement keyboard macro tool. It lets you define text substitution hotstrings that, when triggered, will replace hotstring with a larger piece of text. By entering your most commonly typed snippets of text into Texter, you can save countless keystrokes

    The Sage -

    TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus is a professional software package that integrates a complete dictionary and multifaceted thesaurus of the English language into a single and powerful language reference system. TheSage can look up words directly from almost any program (IE, Word, Firefox, Outlook, Thunderbird,... ) and is 100% portable.

    The Windows Vista Flip 3D Activator -

    The Windows Vista Flip 3D Activator is a tiny utility for Windows Vista and Windows 7 that greatly enhances the Flip 3D feature by allowing you to control it with your mouse. It allows you to choose one or more corners ("Hotspots") of your desktop, any mouse button, or both, to activate Windows Flip 3D. Once activated, you can use the mouse to select a window.

    ThreatFire -

    PC Tools ThreatFire is a signature based anti-spyware program that alerts you to what it thinks is acting suspicious. It includes a rootkit scanner and much much more.

    Thunderbird -

    Mozilla Thunderbird is a good email client program.

    Topmost Toggle -

    NOTE: This was written by our member MilesAhead.

    Topmost Toggle toggles the "Always On Top" attribute of the active window on or off using Control+Right Click.

    Total Commander -

    Technically, Total Commander is a shareware, but aside from the initial screen, it is nag-free. It is a replacement for the Windows file manager system, search tool, multi-rename tool, with a built in FTP client, and has built-in support for creating and using archives (ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE), etc...

    Trader's Little Helper -

    Traders of lossless compressed audio files (e.g. ape, flac, mkw, or shn files) have to handle a lot of different applications to decode, encode, create/verify checksums, fix sector boundary errors, or create torrent files. Moreover most of the tools used are command-line programs requiring a deeper knowledge of how to use various parameters. Trader's Little Helper bundles the most important features of those applications in one single easy-to-use frontend.

    Transparent Taskbar -

    Transparent TaskBar is a free tool that lets you to easily adjust the transparency of your taskbar even if your Windows 7 edition does not have the Aero feature. Transparent TaskBar can even be set to remember your transparency settings, and reapply them automatically every time you startup your PC.

    TreeSize Free -

    TreeSize Free tells you where precious space has gone to. TreeSize Free can be started from the context menu of a folder or drive and shows you the size of this folder, including its subfolders. You can expand this folder in Explorer-like style and you will see the size of every subfolder. Scanning is done in a thread, so you can already see results while TreeSize Free is working. The space, which is wasted by the file system, can be displayed and the results can be printed in a report.

    TrueCrypt -

    TrueCrypt is an open source app which lets you create and mount an encrypted virtual drive. You can store whatever you want in this drive, and it will be completely inaccessible and invisible to anyone who doesn’t have the passphrase.

    TunerFree MCE -

    TunerFreeMCE is a Windows Media Center add-in for watching streaming internet TV programs on your PC and Media Center Extender. For UK users, it has support for live TV and catch up programs from the UK's main TV providers (BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five), as well as all of the BBC Radio stations. It also has support for the recently launched MSN Video Player in the UK. For US users, it has support for the full Hulu catalogue of TV programs, all through an easy to use Media Center interface.

    TweetDeck -

    TweetDeck (TD) is an app that consolidates your Social Networking accounts into 1 simple display.

    Types -

    Types is a free and lightweight utility for Windows that allows you to edit program associations, icons, context menus and other properties of various file types displayed in Explorer.

    UK's Kalender -

    This program helps you organizing your dates and tasks and reminds you of upcoming events.

    Ultimate Windows Tweaker -

    Ultimate Windows Tweaker v 2.0 is a freeware Tweak UI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows 7 & Windows Vista, 32-bit & 64-bit. It can simply be downloaded and used as a portable application to customize your Windows to meet your requirements. With judicious tweaking, it can make your system faster, more stable, and more secure with just a few mouse clicks. The tweaker detects whether you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista installed and accordingly offers you the relevant tweaks only.

    UltraDefrag -

    UltraDefrag is a powerful Open Source Defragmentation tool for the Windows Platform. It can defragment any system files including registry hives and paging file. Also one of the main goals of UltraDefrag is doing the job as fast and reliable as possible.

    UltraExplorer -

    UltraExplorer is designed to be the ultimate File Manager for Microsoft Windows. The user interface is completely customizable. You can hide or show as many of the featured windows, dock them in other places or let them float as free standing windows. The same is true for the tool bars as well. You can even move buttons from toolbars to other toolbars and assign your own short cuts keys.

    UltraVNC -

    UltraVNC is a powerful easy to use program that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it, right from your current location. If you provide computer support, you can quickly access your customer's computers from anywhere in the world and resolve helpdesk issues remotely! With addons like SingleClick your customers don't even have to pre-install software or execute complex procedures to get remote helpdesk support.

    Unlocker -

    Unlocker is a utility program used to help you delete a file that you get one of these errror messages on:

    Cannot delete file: Access is denied
    There has been a sharing violation.
    The source or destination file may be in use.
    The file is in use by another program or user.
    Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

    uTorrent -

    Utorrent is a free torrent client program used for file sharing.

    VideoCacheView -

    After watching a video in a Web site, you may want to save the video file into your local disk for playing it offline in the future. If the video file is stored in your browser's cache, this utility can help you to extract the video file from the cache and save it for watching it in the future. It automatically scans the entire cache of Internet Explorer and Mozilla-based Web browsers (Including Firefox) and finds all video files that are currently stored in it. It allows you to easily copy the cached video files into another folder for playing/watching them in the future. If you have a movie player that is configured to play flv files, it also allows you to play the video directly from your browser's cache.

    VirtualBox -

    VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software. Some of the features of VirtualBox are:

    Modularity. VirtualBox has an extremely modular design with well-defined internal programming interfaces and a client/server design. This makes it easy to control it from several interfaces at once: for example, you can start a virtual machine in a typical virtual machine GUI and then control that machine from the command line, or possibly remotely. VirtualBox also comes with a full Software Development Kit: even though it is Open Source Software, you don't have to hack the source to write a new interface for VirtualBox.
    Virtual machine descriptions in XML. The configuration settings of virtual machines are stored entirely in XML and are independent of the local machines. Virtual machine definitions can therefore easily be ported to other computers.
    Guest Additions for Windows, Linux and Solaris. VirtualBox has special software that can be installed inside Windows, Linux and Solaris virtual machines to improve performance and make integration much more seamless. Among the features provided by these Guest Additions are mouse pointer integration and arbitrary screen solutions (e.g. by resizing the guest window). There are also guest additions for OS/2 with somewhat reduced functionality.
    Shared folders. Like many other virtualization solutions, for easy data exchange between hosts and guests, VirtualBox allows for declaring certain host directories as "shared folders", which can then be accessed from within virtual machines.

    Virtual CloneDrive -

    Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files generated with CloneDVD or CloneCD can be mounted onto a virtual drive from your hard-disk or from a network drive and used in the same manner as inserting them into a normal CD/DVD drive.

    Virtual Router -

    Virtual Router turns any Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 Computer into a Wifi Hot Spot using Windows 7's Wireless Hosted Network (Virtual Wifi) technology.

    VistaSwitcher -

    VistaSwitcher is a task management utility for Windows OS. Once installed, it replaces the default Windows Alt-Tab dialog with a nice box that shows a list of all running tasks with their names and preview snapshots and enables the user to take actions on them using the mouse and keyboard shortcuts. With just one click, you can switch to a task, minimize, maximize, restore the main window or close the process.

    Vista Shortcut Manager - (Method Two)

    Frameworkx Vista Shortcut Manager allows you to either remove the shortcut overlay arrow or to customize it to what you want. It will also allow you to add or remove the Shortcut name extension for shortcuts.

    Visual Command Line -

    Visual Command Line is a tool which allows you to create Batch Files (that are used by the Command Prompt of Windows) easily.
    Visual Command Line uses categories to simplify the use of the program, it also allows the user to choose a command, add it, and edit the command the way the user wants to.


    Take full control of the Command Prompt (CMD) of Windows operation system.
    Argument Panel to easily edit your command with a user interface.
    Get information as you type.
    Create Batch files in an easy way.
    Batch commands divided into categories to ease the way you create scripts.
    Explanation for each Batch command and it's most important (or all) arguments.
    Information panel that shows a description for each Batch Command and for the most important (or all) arguments.

    VLC Media Player -

    VideoLAN VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. It doesn't need any external codec or program to work.

    VSO-Inspector -

    VSO-Inspector is a free tool that reports various information about your hardware configuration. Using this freeware, you can check the listed Cd, Dvd and Blu-ray readers and writers connected to your computer, check the firmware used. The details about the media used and the speed supported by a given writer with this media. Also you can scan a burnt media for read errors and be confident about the readibility of your fresh backup.

    Watermark Image Software -

    The watermark image program, is a free software tool that can add digital Watermarks to all your images, photos and pictures in a batch. The program can also resize the images before the digital watermark is added. When creating the watermark, you can use either text or another picture as the source of the watermark. If you want to add the watermark to the background, you can set the logo or the text to be more or less transparent.

    WeatherBar -

    WeatherBar is an application written in C# to show the weather in a specific location. One point that makes this application different from other weather applications and gadgets is the ability to integrate with the Windows 7 taskbar. Therefore, instead of constantly switching to the desktop to take a peek at the pinned gadget, the user can simply take a look at the taskbar, or right-click on the application icon to read the forecast.

    WhatInStartup -

    This utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically when Windows starts up. For each application, the following information is displayed: Startup Type (Registry/Startup Folder), Command-Line String, Product Name, File Version, Company Name, Location in the Registry or file system, and more. It allows you to easily disable or delete unwanted programs that run in your Windows startup. You can use it on your currently running instance of Windows, as well as you can use it on external instance of Windows in another drive. WhatInStartup also supports a special "Permanent Disabling" feature - If a program that you previously disabled added itself again to the startup list of Windows, WhatInStartup will automatically detect the change and disable it again.

    WinAlarm -

    WinAlarm is a freeware reminder and alarm program. You can use it to remind you of specific forthcoming events, or of events that recur on a regular basis. It provides a customizable pop-up color-coded window bearing whatever text you enter, plus a customizable sound (if you want one). It can also provide advance warnings, and after-the-event reminder warnings.

    Winamp Media Player -

    MP3, Multimedia, and Music Player.

    WinAudit -

    WinAudit is easy to use, no special knowledge is required to use the programm. It is a self-contained single file that needs no installation or configuration. It can be run from a floppy disk or USB stick. It gives you a PC audit and inventory of software, licenses, security configuration, hardware, network settings...

    WinDirStat -

    WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows.

    Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows 7 Beta) -

    Windows Automated Installation Kit helps you to install, customize, and deploy the Microsoft Windows 7 beta family of operating systems.

    Windows 7 Firewall Control -

    You can use the free version of this program by Sphinx to make using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security in Windows 7 a lot easier to use.

    Windows 7 ISO Image Edition Switcher -

    NOTE: You will still need to have (purchased) a valid product key number for the edition you selected to be able to activate it.

    The Windows 7 ISO Image Edition Switcher is a set of small binary patches (and a tool to apply these patches) that will convert an official Windows 7 ISO disc image into an official Windows 7 ISO disc image of another edition.

    Windows Live Mail -

    NOTE: To see the Menu bar, press ALT+M and check "Show all menus". You can download the WQL or beta version.

    Windows 7 does not come with a email program included. Windows Live Mail also supports the Hotmail website based email. It supports Pop3, IMAP, HTTP website (EX: Hotmail) email, and is a lot more stable. Plus, WLM will minimize to a tray bar icon and has a separate Inbox for each email account. It has a lot of great features.

    Windows Live Messenger -

    NOTE: If you want the icon in the notification area instead of on the taskbar, then see: Windows Live Messenger - Taskbar or Notification Icon .

    Windows Live Messenger is a great instant message program with tons of features.

    Windows 7 Logon Background Changer -

    Windows 7 Logon Background Changer is a free open source software that let you change the wallpaper of the Windows 7 logon screen (also known as "welcome screen" or "login screen").

    Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Customizer -

    Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Customizer, by our member Kishan, allows you to change the navigation buttons in Windows 7.

    Windows Windows 7 File Replacer -

    System modders need to take ownership of a system file before it can be replaced. To make this process a little less time consuming,this program does these tasks for you. This program will, backup the OLD file, save the ownerships, take Admin Ownerships and replace it with the NEW dragged or manually selected system file to finally restore the ownerships back to how they were found.

    Windows 7 Start Button Animator -

    Windows 7 Start Button Animator, by our member Kishan, is a free portable tool that allows you to set an animated start button in Windows 7. You can set any animated gif image as your start button.

    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor -

    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.

    Windows Virtual PC -

    Windows Virtual PC is a powerful software virtualization solution that allows you to run multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation, providing a safety net to maintain compatibility with legacy applications while you migrate to a new operating system.

    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool -

    This program will allow you to burn a ISO image to a USB flash drive to make it a bootable USB flash drive to be able to install the ISO image from.

    WinPatrol -

    NOTE: WinPatrol Plus is not the free one.

    WinPatrol is a anti spyware/adware program that uses a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.

    WinSplit Revolution -

    WinSplit Revolution is a small utility which allows you to easily organize your open windows by tiling, resizing and positioning them to make the best use of your desktop real estate.

    Winstep Nexus -

    Nexus is a multi-level dock system. Nexus provides fast access to your most frequently used applications, with flexible options allowing it to dock or float anywhere on the screen, providing a myriad of "On Demand" possibilities.

    Wise Disk Cleaner Free -

    A very thorough junk and temp file cleaner. Has the option to delete to the Recycle Bin for restoring purposes.

    Wise Registry Cleaner Free -

    WARNING: As with all registry cleaning programs, you should verify the scan results before just simply deleting them.

    A very thorough registry cleaner. Can be helpful in finding errors in the registry to fix. Has a backup feature to restore registry changes if needed.

    Word Viewer -

    With Microsoft Word Viewer and the Compatibility Pack, you can view, print, and copy Microsoft Word document contents to another program. However, you cannot edit an open document, save a document, or create a new document.

    WSCC -

    WSCC (Windows System Control Center) is a free, portable program that allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. WSCC is only an interface, you need to download and install the utilities separately. Alternatively, WSCC can use the http protocol to download and run the programs.

    X-Mouse Button Control -

    X-Mouse Button Control is a windows application to remap your mouse buttons.

    XnView -

    XnView is a program used to view and convert graphic files that is really simple to use. It supports more than 400 different graphics formats.

    Yankee Clipper III YC3 -

    A Windows clipboard extender/memory- now in its third generation. Handles Pictures, Richtext, URLS, etc - any size. Features printing, drag and drop, optional permanent storage of clippings. Familiar "Outlook" interface.

    ZoomIt -

    ZoomIt is screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs.
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  2. livinginswva

    livinginswva MDL Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    i'm a big fan of rocketdock and teracopy