Q&A Best program/application you've ever used

Discussion in 'General Apps' started by Deletedmessiah, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 17

    Jan 16, 2017
    Outer space
    Windows 8.1
    What is the best program/application software you've ever used on Windows OS? Any type/category is fine but exclude following types of programs:
    1) Security software like antivirus, anti-malware and second opinion scanners. Because there's already millions of those thread at MT. :p You can include Anti-exes, HIPS and Software Restriction Policy software though.
    2) Games. But you can include game enhancing software, tuner etc.

    I choose IDM(Internet Download Manager) as my favourite. Years of slow and unreliable internet and could never stream videos. It was a lifesaver or Internet-saver for me. :)
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  2. AtlBo

    AtlBo Level 23

    Dec 29, 2014
    Qihoo 360
    This is HARD. Kind of helps me realize how much good software exists. Guess I will go with backup since it has saved my a$$ so many times:

    Paragon Backup and Restore

    Please allow me to credit the following:
    NVT ERP 3.1
    Comodo Programs Manager (I use 1.2.188360)-this just works so good but needs tweaks to run on W10
    Inkscape-what would the world be without free image tracing/vectoring?
    Virtual Clone Drive (Elaborate Bytes)-\very handy DVD emulation that's very well written and clean (I really like that about an app)
    Revo Uninstaller Pro for making the full capabilities of the program available for free (y)
    AppCheck A/R-big thanks to these devs. Pls keep it going!
    WinMerge-another clean app that compares folders (files) making it easy to find changed files in supposedly identical folders and update old ones

    Many others out there but these are the ones other than standard security that I think deserve the most credit for being good.
  3. Garzaman

    Garzaman Level 2

    Nov 14, 2017
    Madrid, Spain
    VLC. (y)

    It has always worked perfectly for me on Linux and Windows.
  4. aragornnnn

    aragornnnn Level 11

    Aug 18, 2016
    Warehouse Employee @ Nike ELC Belgium
    Windows 10
    1) Adguard (one of the few apps you will never ever have problems with)
    2) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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  5. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 17

    Jan 16, 2017
    Outer space
    Windows 8.1
    How do you run it on Win 10? I suppose the tweaks would be same for 8.1 as well.
    Nice list! (y)
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  6. d0ts

    d0ts Level 1

    Nov 9, 2017
    Viet Nam
    Windows 10
    #6 d0ts, Dec 9, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
    Bandizip - maybe not the fastest one yet it has a lot of options making it the most convenient free compress/extract app to me.
    IDM - no doubt the most-used download manager. I use Autoruns to disable its injection to Windows Explorer and whenever I don't want.
    qTranslator: free universal translator app support many such as Gg, Bing, Yandex, Oxford etc.. I can translate text EVERYWHERE I can select text. If not there is OCR function (limited time to use).
    ClipDiary: smart clipboard monitor. Free for non-profit use.
    ShareX: free open source appto take screenshot, make notation and record monitor. ;)
    Appguard: long-time-lover and must-have security solution.
    Emsisoft: not a must-have but whenever I'm bored with Appguard or friends asking for an antivirus, it's the only one I could use or recommend them with ease.
  7. daljeet

    daljeet Level 6

    Jun 14, 2017
    Linux Ubuntu
    Rollback Rx for saving me from crash and I was not able to boot than Rollback come like an angel and magnetically restore my computer to an earlier time.
    True key to his continuous work
    Zemana for protecting me from malware
    Heimdal security Special thanks for updating applications and block unknown websites and Heimdal team for posting informative guides
    My previous Av's and current Av Bit
  8. ifacedown

    ifacedown Level 17

    Jan 31, 2014
    Windows 10
    Security Software:
    1) Emisisoft
    2) ESET
    3) Zemana Antimalware Premium (though I have a lifetime license for free)

    1) AVAST Free
    2) Voodooshield
    3) NVT ERP Free Beta
  9. Omarzwai

    Omarzwai Level 1

    Dec 10, 2016
    North Africa
    Ccleaner + Firefox browser
  10. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 24

    Apr 1, 2017
    Windows 10
    #10 Sunshine-boy, Dec 9, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
    For me, there is some in every category:
    Multimedia player and related software: Fx Audio Enhancer, Splash player pro, and AIMP player!
    Internet: Yandex browser, FlashGet DW manager, Bw meter, Adguard and ofc Grammarly because I'm handless without it -_-
    Utility tools: Kerish doctor, wise disk cleaner, O.O.Defrag, crystal disk info, and Cameyo.
    Image and graphics: Adobe illustrator, XnView, Vector Magic:D
    Game: Only league of legends that's all :D don't need any game when you have league of legend.
    Messanger: Telegram although the desktop version lack end to end encryption but still secure.
  11. GonzitoVir

    GonzitoVir Level 4

    May 16, 2017
    Windows 10
    - iSkysoft Video Editor, excellent for my needs. Very easy and intuitive and never overheated my laptop when rendering.
    I got it as a giveaway but since I reinstalled Windows I lost the activation. Hope to catch a new giveaway or get a good offer and buy a license.
    - WordPerfect 5.1 (DOS version) great software. I got to learn all of the keyboard shortcuts as there was no mouse back then xD
    - Adobe Photoshop CS6, less buggy and stable than current version
    - DFX to enhance audio!
    - Prince of Persia 1 (1989) it was addictive and usually drove my attention away from the lessons I had to study at that time xD
    -eMule: it helped me get some difficult to find books and of course some music too!

    Edit: oops @Deletedmessiah ... you requested "Windows" softwares and I included DOS too ;)
  12. Overlord

    Overlord Level 8
    Content Creator

    Feb 22, 2013
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Dr.WEB CureIt!
  13. AtlBo

    AtlBo Level 23

    Dec 29, 2014
    Qihoo 360
    #13 AtlBo, Dec 9, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
    Basically the same I think.

    Set all the exes in the CPM folder to W7 compatibility. @roger_m I think created a batch file for it to work. Maybe he still has it. You can see here in his post (#43) he mentions it:

    Should I use System Optimization software and which?

    Not sure but the certificate may be out of date, so W8/10 software restriction policy might block the file from running. Even the installer might be blocked idk. I think you would have to get around that.

    Here is a much more recemt post (#12) by @roger_m about using CPM:

    Q&A - Uninstall program selection

    Maybe he could give you the tips you need...
  14. Trickster

    Trickster Level 14

    Jul 28, 2016
    Loving / caring Husband :)
    Windows 10
    for me :

    Revo uninstaller pro , adguard desktop , nvt exe radar pro and potplayer :)
  15. Iapepe

    Iapepe Level 5

    Mar 17, 2013
    Windows 10
    Multimedia player : BS.Player, Winamp, VLC
    Internet: AI RoboForm, and Mozilla Firefox with Hoxx VPN Proxy
    Utility tools: MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro, WinRAR, Tweaking.com - Windows Repair, Advanced SystemCare 11
    Image and graphics: GIMP, IrfanView
    Backup: EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation 9.1
  16. Trickster

    Trickster Level 14

    Jul 28, 2016
    Loving / caring Husband :)
    Windows 10
    I forgot one major favorite one in my list! macrium reflect free....don't leave home without it! :)
  17. norman

    norman Level 3

    Mar 3, 2014
    #17 norman, Dec 9, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
    faststone capture, driver booster & reg orgenizer !
  18. 212eta

    212eta Level 8

    May 11, 2011
    Macrium Reflect, Sandboxie, and VMware. ;)
  19. Der.Reisende

    Der.Reisende Level 33
    Trusted AV Tester

    Dec 27, 2014
    Tax Officer
    Windows 10
    Quick Heal
    Revo Uninstaller Pro, to easily get rid of traces uninstallers leave back.
    Really worth the money.

    VLC Media Player for ages, even more as Windows Media Player in Windows 10 does not play DVD any more.

    And, the Microsoft Snipping Tool.
    It's built in, easy to use, and totally handy to snapshot everything you want to share. I don't need many functions, so I use this.
    Think it first appeared in Windows 7, one of the greatest free tools to be found in stock Windows installation IMO.

    I'm also a big fan of the Microsoft SysInternals tools like TCPView, Process Explorer (now replaced by the free System Explorer) and AutoRuns (all used for spotting system anomalies).

    Last but not least Shadow Defender. Totally worth the money, for testing software and malware (*). Install, activate, use, reboot, no traces. No hassle so far.

    (*)be aware of possible data theft! Do not store anything personal on the PC when using SD for such reasons.
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  20. dinosaur07

    dinosaur07 Level 3

    Aug 5, 2012
    Uninstall Tool, Total Uninstall, HDD Regenerator, WinAso Registry Optimizer, Macrium Reflect, SyncBack, AdGuard, and many other.
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