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PC Essential Applications

This section is about essential applications to load on a PC to make it more complete. Here are some applications that I would recommend loading first on your PC, if you are having to reload.

Notice: This is a living document that’ll be updated periodically, or as necessary…

E-mail Handling


Thunderbird

eM client

Document Managers/Viewers


XnView

PaperPort [if you have it]

 

Internet Browsers


Chrome

Firefox

 

System Security


Microsoft Security Essentials
AVG
Avast
Spybot – Search and Destroy

 

Audio Visual and Media Handling


Plex Media Manager [server and client]

AnyDVD

ImgBurn

Audacity

MediaMonkey [music manager]

VLC [must have]

 

Video Conversion


Free Video Converter

Hamster Soft Video Converter

Freemake Converter

HandBrake media converter

 

Productivity Applications


Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Phraseexpress

Greenshot [for screenshots]

Google Drive

Digsby

Hotkeyz

VNC [Remote Desktop access internally]

TeamViewer [Remote Desktop access externally]

Skype

Balabolka [text to speech] [free]

Camstudio [Desktop Recording]

Evernote

Libre Office [Office applications]

VirtualBox

Virtual Clone Drive [SlySoft]

AutoHotKey [macro language]

PhraseExpander [article]

 

File Handlers


Notepad++

7zip

Xchange PDF Viewer

Nuance PDF Viewer

Teracopy

Universal Extractor

 Printers


PDFCreator [free]

 

 

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