At work, I employ a myriad of tools to get my job done, and I am always trying to add new goodies to my toolbox. Naturally some of the programs I try just don't prove useful enough to stay around for long. To keep my system tidy (mission impossible), occasionally I run MyUninstaller to remind myself what applications I have installed and eventually remove the ones that I will never use. Recently I noticed that there are 300 installed items (but excluding the security updates there are about 200 applications). Since those are only the tools that had been installed using MSI, I guess, that the actual app count is actually greater than 300 (most likely about 400).
But if this post can be useful for anybody, I better include links to some of my recent additions to my toolbox:
Today I liked a bunch of tiny useful apps from donationcoder (the list on the site is huge, but only a few apps have a chance to prove useful):
- CAPshift - Ever hit caps lock by accident and not found out until half a page later? CAPshift extends the Caps Lock key by slowing it down, and shows a menu to change the selected text to lowercase, UPPERCASE, TitleCase, iNVERTEDcASE, RaNDoMCaSE or to Replace user defined characters.
- StartClock - Shows the current time in the start button.
- OpeningHours - Runs a program when inside a certain time interval, and closes it when outside.
- LabelControl - Overlays buttons and other controls with a Number for direct access via Ctrl-Number.
Other great tools that deserve mentioning are:
- StExBar - The StExBar provides many useful commands for your everyday use of Windows explorer. The best feature is having Ctl+Shift+C for copying path of the selected file.
- WinDirStat - WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows. It is just the best free tool I have tried and it helped me make some space on my disk.
And let's throw in some good recent additions to my ever-growing list of killer Firefox extensions: