Whats your Favourite piece of software?

+5 votes
asked Dec 4, 2010 by kieran_tolley (506 points)
What is your favourite piece of software ?
What is it and write a description of it?
commented Dec 5, 2010 by TheTechDude (59,790 points)
I actually edited it to the way people spell it in America but in other parts of the world like Europe they spell it the way you see it now.  My mistake.
commented Dec 5, 2010 by zman (3,536 points)
and now he's suspended lol
commented Dec 5, 2010 by TheTechDude (59,790 points)
That's what happens when you Karma farm.
commented Dec 5, 2010 by zman (3,536 points)
that's what 13 yr olds do
commented Feb 20, 2011 by DanielHep (461 points)
I'm 13 and I'd never karma farm!

13 Answers

0 votes
answered Dec 4, 2010 by Vancar6 (1,381 points)
Onlive, Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Screen Flow, Virtual Box, Smultron, Blender, Apache, Spotify, VLC, Goolge Chrome, Visual Studio 2010, xCode, Source SDK.
Best software<b>'s</b> EVAR!
commented Dec 4, 2010 by zman (3,536 points)
Onlive is software?
commented Dec 4, 2010 by Vancar6 (1,381 points)
Well if it is not a software then i don't know what it is.
Supose it's probably more of a client then software.
commented Dec 4, 2010 by TheTechDude (59,790 points)
He/She asked your favorite not your favorites....just saying.
commented Dec 4, 2010 by zman (3,536 points)
I guess you could call it web-based software but I mean it dont install on your pc so I thought that would make it just a website.
commented Dec 4, 2010 by Vancar6 (1,381 points)
Well the way i use it i download a client lol
commented Dec 4, 2010 by Vancar6 (1,381 points)
@TheTechDude
I know, but it would be pretty unfair to say i have <b>1</b> favourite.
commented Dec 4, 2010 by TheTechDude (59,790 points)
I agree.  I don't think I could pick a favorite either.
0 votes
answered Dec 4, 2010 by zman (3,536 points)
Winlogon is my favorite peice of software ever, in fact, I use it every day.
commented Dec 4, 2010 by kieran_tolley (506 points)
Winlogon i've used a few times, i personally like what it does allthough it has a dramatic effect on my old laptop which is what i used for winlogon maybe ill give it a go on my dekstop and see how it handles it :P Thanks for the Answer!
commented Dec 4, 2010 by zman (3,536 points)
ya i know winlogon can take up some memory but i heard if you delete system32 it goes a lot faster
0 votes
answered Dec 4, 2010 by Database (4,181 points)
GPU-z

CPU-Z

Virtual box

CCleaner

UltraVNC

Google Chrome

FeedDemon

VLC

Command prompt

StreamDesk

Notepad++

Windows Live mail client

Speedfan

FileZilla Server/client

Magic disk

Imgburn

WinRAR
commented Dec 4, 2010 by TheTechDude (59,790 points)
So I'm not the only one that still uses and likes the Command Prompt.  Everyone that I hear always says its bad and then don't say why.  There are somethings that you can do in the Command Prompt that are useful like Remote Shutdown, and ipconfig are the ones I use almost everyday.
commented Dec 4, 2010 by Database (4,181 points)
I have to admit that I used Command prompt more in Windows XP than Windows 7.
commented Dec 4, 2010 by TheTechDude (59,790 points)
ya, but I still use it quite a bit.
0 votes
answered Dec 4, 2010 by geekomatic (1,842 points)
That's a tough one considering usage...so, I'll have to give two~

For sheer entertainment value, it's [VLC][1], hands-down.

For "wow" factor, in that it's open-source & so well supported, it's [VirtualBox][2].

*PS~ if you use & enjoy open-source software, please donate.*


  [1]: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.videolan.org%2Fvlc%2F&rct=j&q=vlc&ei=z8L5TLegG4KovQObm6GFDA&usg=AFQjCNHhAJ3QZ6KepVQi6V4S-8QzwYZeMA&sig2=8RhS4ZFrN0ABPEXf3gMtLg&cad=rja
  [2]: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.virtualbox.org%2F&rct=j&q=vvirtualbox&ei=98L5TKWSCoz-vQOk9_3HCw&usg=AFQjCNGN8vSc78b6uiP42talP6wL3Ok1fA&sig2=4BVZXy_4oOfCrYRfVrugkA&cad=rja
commented Sep 16, 2011 by xedric14 (941 points)
VLC?! why trade it for K-lite codec pack that has media player classic in it?
commented Jan 20, 2013 by geekomatic (1,842 points)
It isn't a "trade", it's a preference (isn't that what this topic is about?). I've used most of the players out there, including K-lite/MPC- and always come back to VLC as it plays all I need w/o requiring any other codecs.

Cheers!
0 votes
answered Dec 5, 2010 by Justin Green (206 points)
I have different favorites for different tasks, I do a lot of transcending and gaming so I likely use steam and Mediacoder the most.  Steam because I hate having to insert disks and Mediacoder because it supports smp and is reliable.
0 votes
answered Dec 5, 2010 by levek2 (76 points)
I find Roboform (protected password manager & creator) very useful.
0 votes
answered Feb 19, 2011 by TheTechDude (59,790 points)
I don't have just ones so:
<ul>
<li>Web Browser: Google Chrome
<li>IDE: Visual Studio 2010 Premium
<li>Office Apps: Microsoft Office 2010
<li>VM: Virtual Box
<li>Internet Security: Kaspersky Internet Security 2011
<li>Anti-Malware/Great removal tool: MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
<li>Video Chat: Skype
<li>Online Storage Manager: Tie between DropBox and Windows Live SkyDrive
<li>Uninstaller: Revo Uninstaller
</ul>
0 votes
answered Feb 19, 2011 by Saakeman (841 points)
1. operating system - windows 7 / Ubuntu 10.10
2. music player - windows media player, VLC, foobar 2000, rhythmbox, songbird
3. Video player - windows media player, VLC
4. photo edit - Photoshop, gimp, Photoscape
5. music edit - audacity, fruity loops studio, music maker
6. photo viewer - Picasa, shotwell, irfran view, adobe photo viewer, fast stone
7. skins and panels - Rainmeter (windows), conky (ubuntu), emerald (ubuntu),
8. web browser - Opera 11, Google chrome, Firefox, IE 9, safari, seamonkey, arora, net surf
9. system cleaner - Ccleaner, sweeper (ubuntu), bleachBit (ubuntu)
10. copy Apps  - total copy, kill copy, Terra copy
11. defraggers -   Tune-Up Utilities,  Diskeeper, O&O Defrag Professional, Defraggler
12. Security - Comodo,
0 votes
answered Feb 20, 2011 by mikethedj4 (641 points)
1. Google Chrome - http://www.google.com/chrome/
 2. Gimp - http://gimp.org/
 3. Blender - http://blender.org/
 4. LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio) - http://lmms.sourceforge.net/
 5. Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
 6. Kompozer - http://kompozer.org/
 7. FileZilla - http://filezilla-project.org/
 8. VLC Media Player - http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/
 9. VirtualBox - http://www.virtualbox.org/
 10. DropBox - http://www.dropbox.com/
 11. CamStudio/RecordMyDesktop - http://camstudio.org/ http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/
 12. CamDesk - http://camdesk.sourceforge.net/
0 votes
answered Feb 20, 2011 by ryebread761 (7,676 points)
I have lot's Chrome, safari, Screenflow (mac), Virtual Box, Roblox, Dropbox, Pinball HD (mac), Camstudio (windows) and Cyberduck (mac) are a few that I can think of. I have much more software that I use regularly though.
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