Recommended Software

I am just spending some time re-installing my machine. I decided to drop some lines about the tools I do install on my Toshiba Portégé M200.

Tablet PC


  • DU Meter
    Provides an accurate account of the data which is flowing through your computer’s network connection at any given moment.
  • SyncToy v1.1 for Windows XP
    SyncToy v1.1 helps you copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and computers quickly and easily.
  • Tweak UI
    This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface.
  • MSG iFilter Add-in to Windows Desktop Search
    Simply find all Microsoft Outlook MSG (.MSG) files and the contents within.
  • Adobe PDF iFilter v6.0
    Adobe PDF IFilter is a free downloadable Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file that provides a bridge between a Microsoft indexing client and a library of Adobe PDF files.
  • Windows Defender
    Unfortunately still beta2.


  • NDoc
    NDoc is an extensible code documentation generation tool for .NET developers.
  • FxCop 1.35
    FxCop is a code analysis tool that checks .NET managed code assemblies for conformance to the Microsoft .NET Framework Design Guidelines. It uses reflection, MSIL parsing, and callgraph analysis to inspect assemblies for more than 200 defects.
  • Subversion
    The goal of the Subversion project is to build a version control system that is a compelling replacement for CVS in the open source community.
  • TortoiseSVN
    TortoiseSVN is a Subversion client, implemented as a windows shell extension. The coolest Interface to (Sub)Version Control.


  • SmartFTP
    My preferred FTP client.
  • WinZip
    Some basics…
  • ieSpell
    To correct the thousands of spelling mistakes while I am blogging.
  • Daemon Tools 4.0.3
    Runs ISO files and other disk images from a virtual drive.
  • Open Command Window Here
    This PowerToy adds an “Open Command Window Here” context menu option on file system folders.
  • Microsoft Time Zone Utility
    Microsoft Time Zone conveniently runs in the system tray and allows you to easily view the date and time in various locations around the world.
  • Alt-Tab Replacement
    Seeing a preview of the application window you are switching to.
  • CDex
    Creates WAV and MP3s from music CDs.
  • ISOBuster
    Creates ISO images of CDs and DVDs.


  • Stampit and Stampit Updates
    It takes ages to find the update page for Stampit.


  • Image Resizer
    This PowerToy enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click.
  • SDP 2.0
    MMS streaming receiver for windows media streaming.
  • Media Player Classic
    Lightweight media player with WMP lok and feel.
  • <liPicasa
    Even if it’s from Google, it’s a great to get an overview of your local pictures and images.
  • DivX Coded


  • Skype

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