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Recommended Software

Here is an extensive list of all the software that I use and highly recommend.

  • Microsoft Windows 7 - The best operating system in existence
  • Paint.NET - The best free image editing software
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 - My favourite web design software
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 - The best image editing software
  • Mozilla Firefox - My favourite web browser
  • DownThemAll - Gives you up to 4x your normal download speed
  • TabMixPlus - Gives you tonnes of options for customizing tabs
  • Adblock Plus - A great addon that blocks ads
  • FoxyTunes - Control any media player from within Frirefox
  • Download Statusbar - Shows your downloads in a nice statusbar
  • Better Gmail 2 - Enhancements for Gmail
  • Easy Youtube Video Downloader - Shows links on youtube video pages to download the different video formats available for that video
  • FoxTab - Allows you to change tabs using a 3D interface
  • Net Usage Item - Shows your internet usage data from your ISP
  • Text Link - Go to an un-linked URL by double-cliking on it
  • WOT (Web of Trust) - Tells you the reliability of websites and warns you about risky sites
  • Aardvark - Allows you to clean up a page before you print it, and to analyse a page
  • Notepad++ - A great replacement for the Windows Notepad
  • Google Chrome - My second-favourite web browser
  • Google SketchUp - Seriously easy 3D CAD software
  • Google Desktop - Makes searching your computer as easy as Googling normally
  • Apple iTunes - Very good music software
  • Sysinternals Process Explorer - See what's going on behind the scenes on your computer. An excellent replacement for Windows Task Manager
  • USB Safely Remove / Zentimo - Allows you to easily prepare your devices for removal to prolong their lifespan
  • Game Maker 8 - Easy game creation software for beginners through to very advanced users
  • WinRAR - Easy compression software that's way better than WinZIP (zipped folders)
  • Audacity - Good free audio editing software
  • Stardock Fences - Helps you keep your desktop icons organised by arranging them into groups
  • GlobalSCAPE CuteFTP - Feature-filled FTP file management
  • CPUID HWMonitor - Helps you keep and eye on your computer's hardware temperatures
  • SyncBack - Fully customizeable software to help you backup your stuff or keep folders synchronised
  • Spybot - Search & Destroy - Keeps your computer free of spyware
  • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - Powerful software that destroys viruses
  • avast! Free Antivirus - The best free antivirus software
  • Paragon Backup & Recovery™ 10.1 Free Edition - Easy backups of your whole hard drive
  • µTorrent - An easy and seriously small BitTorrent client
  • Graboid Video - The best and fastest way to download videos on the internet
  • TVersity - Turn your computer into a media server to share your media with all of your devices
  • PS3 Media Server - A special media server for your PS3
  • VLC media player - A fast media player that works with pretty much any media file
  • MiniLyrics - See the lyrics of your music as you listen to it in your favourite media playing program
  • TeamViewer - Remotely control other computers that are running TeamViewer
  • LogMeIn Hamachi - Creates a virtual LAN for you to play multiplayer games online in LAN mode
  • MagicDisc - A simple virtual CD/DVD drive program
  • ScummVM - An emulator for classic games made in SCUMM
  • Windows Live Messenger - The best MSN messenger client
  • Messenger Plus! Live - Gives you tonnes more options in Windows Live Messenger
  • FreeGate - Bypasses web blocking systems
  • IconCraft - Create, extract, and edit icons used by programs on your computer
  • Floola - Allows you to easily manage your iPod's library without the need to lock it to an iTunes installation to be able to manage it
  • XAMPP - A portable web server with Apache, PHP, MySQL, FileZilla FTP, Mercury and Tomcat included
  • IETester - Easily check that your website works in different versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, the worst web browser in the history of the world
  • The Ubuntu LiveCD - The best computer diagnostic CD ever. Just boot ubuntu right off the CD!
  • GParted - The best hard drive partitioning software ever
This page was last updated: April 02 2010            
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