Monday, August 22, 2005

Most popular softwares bookmarked on

Here I am going to list all the popular softwares that I have bookmarked on Hmm... not quite all. Since I have tons of bookmarks on, I will be following a rule here. Only those softwares that have been bookmarked by at least 99 other people other than myself will find their way to this post.

Audio & Video
Vnc2swf is a screen recording tool for X-Window (X11), Windows and Mac OS Desktop. Vnc2swf captures the live motion of a screen through VNC protocol and converts it a Macromedia Flash(TM) movie (.swf).
Foobar 2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include Replay Gain support, low memory footprint and native support for several popular audio formats.
Stream Ripper is an Open Source (GPL) application that lets you record streaming mp3 to your hard drive.
Audacity is a free, cross-platform sound editor.
DbPowerAmp is a collection of audio tools which can be used for such things as digitally ripping audio CDs, convert between audio formats, burn audio CDs and play audio in a variety of formats.
Indy is an audio player which acts like a music discovery program and downloads music from the net. It lets you rate the song and then next time it plays the music of your choice.

BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux and WinXX PCs and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.
G4U Harddisk Image cloning for PCs.
Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other.
Rsnapshot is a filesystem snapshot utility for making backups of local and remote systems.

BitTorrent Clients
Azureus A java based bittorrent client.

Sunbird is a redesign of the Mozilla Calendar component. It is designed as a standalone software.
Hula is a calendar and mail server whose goal is to be fun and easy to use, while scaling effortlessly from small groups to large organizations with thousands of members. Hula is an open source project led by Novell.

Clipboard Management
Spike - Copy and paste data across networks. No matter what business you're in, sharing text, images, and files over a network is part of your work flow. Spike, the network clipboard, makes sharing not only secure, but as simple as cutting and pasting.

Content Management (Blogging)
Moodle is a Free, Open Source Course Management System for Online Learning.
Mambo is another popular Open Source Content Management System (CMS).
Wordpress is an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPL.
Bricolage is an open-source enterprise-class content management system which greatly simplifies the complex tasks of creating, managing, and publishing the vast libraries of content essential to any organization. It comes with advanced features such as fully-configurable workflows, customizable document types, multisite management capabilities, and comprehensive Perl-based templating support.

Diagnostic Tools
UltimateBootCD consolidates as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. There is an impressive collection of tools including those for harddisk installation, diagnosis, device management, partitioning, cloning, file tools, boot managers, tools for running various tests and much more. A must for any networking professional.

DeskTop Publishing
Inkscape is an open source SVG editor with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, Visio, etc. Supported SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, node editing, svg-to-png export, grouping, and more.
Scribus - This is a desktop publishing software for linux.

Notepad2 is a small, fast and free text editor with syntax highlighting for HTML and other common languages.
CSS Editors
CSSEdit is an advanced CSS editor with which you can create CSS Stylesheets quickly and with ease.
HTML Editors
Nvu is a WYSIWYG editor which makes managing a web site a snap. Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML.

Eye Candy
ObjectDock is a free program that allows you to have a nice animated launchbar/taskbar on your screen that reacts to your mouse when you mouse over it. Requirements: Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
Desktop Sidebar provides you with instant access to the information you most desire by grabbing data from your PC and the internet. The result is a dynamic visual display you configure and control.

Help creation software
Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots of your software, use images that you already have, type-in explanations and so on.
Doxygen is a documentation system for C++, C, Java, Objective-C, Python, IDL (Corba and Microsoft flavors) and to some extent PHP, C#, and D.It can generate an on-line documentation browser (in HTML) or an off-line reference manual from a set of documented source files. Extract the code structure from undocumented source files. And lastly create normal documentation.

Note Taking
Webnote is a tool for taking notes on your computer. It allows you to quickly write something down during a meeting, class, or any other time that you have a web browser available.
Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day. One of my favourate softwares.

Logfile Analyser
AWStats is a free powerful and featureful tool that generates advanced web, ftp or mail server statistics, graphically. This log analyzer works as a CGI or from command line and shows you all possible information your log contains, in few graphical web pages.
Visitors is a very fast web log analyzer for Linux, Windows, and other Unix-like operating systems. It takes as input a web server log file, and outputs statistics in form of different reports.

File Transfer
cURL is a command line tool for transferring files with url syntax, supporting ftp, ftps, http, https, gopher, telnet, dict, file and ldap. Curl supports https certificates, http post, http put, ftp uploading, http form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication, file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks.
FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.

File Managers
Extfs.sys - Ext2 Installable File System For Windows is a windows driver which provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP with full access to Linux Ext2 volumes (read access and write access). This may be useful if you have installed both Windows and Linux as a dual boot environment on your computer.

GMail related
G-Mailto is a utility that automatically associates "mailto" email links on the web with GMail. So clicking a link like this: Email me! will open up the GMail compose window instead of opening up something like Outlook Express that doesn't work with GMail
GMailLoader A great site featuring links to many applications that make GMail easier to use in a variety of ways.
GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google Gmail account, allowing you to use Gmail as a storage medium.

Instant Messaging
Gush is a free, professional grade, cross-platform, instant messenger and newsreader contained in an aesthetically pleasing environment. Gush prides itself on being secure, full featured, and yet simple.
Gaim - This is a popular multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. With this software, you can chat in Yahoo, MSN, AIM and others at the same time.

Image Viewers
IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative freeware graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003.
SimpleViewer A flash based web viewer which can be easily used on your websites to view your images. I like this so much that I have used it on my personal website.
Picasa - This free product from Google is an, all in one image manipulation software. With it you can view, organize and find digital pictures on your harddisk, auto transfer photos from your digital camera to your PC and much more.
FolderBlog - See & snap. Drag & drop. A photoblog for the rest of us. And absolutely free.folderblog is a ~20kb PHP script that automatically displays the images placed in a given subdirectory. It can be used as either a blog or as a gallery.
Gallery is a web based software product that lets you manage photo albums on your own website. With Gallery you can easily create and maintain albums of photos via an intuitive interface. Photo management includes automatic thumbnail creation, image resizing, rotation, ordering, captioning, searching and more. Albums can have read, write and caption permissions per individual authenticated user for an additional level of privacy. Give accounts to your friends and family and let them upload and manage their own photos on your website!
JAlbum is a image management software which will process your images, make index pages and slide show pages and even upload the final album to the Internet for your friends to see. No extra software is needed to view the albums, -just your web browser. Unlike "server side" album scripts, JAlbum albums can be served from a plain web server without scripting support. You can also share your albums on CD-ROM.
FileBrowser is a lightweight PHP application that allows you to thumbnail images and view them in a web browser.

Image Manipulation
Hugin is a software used to create panoramas from a series of pictures. Hugin can assemble a mosiac of photographs into a complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.
AutoStitch is the world's first fully automatic 2D image stitcher. Capable of stitching full view panoramas without any user input whatsoever, AutoStitch is a breakthrough technology for panoramic photography, VR and visualisation applications.
Autopano-SIFT looks at your images and compares information about the images' content to order them correctly. Together with programs like hugin and enblend, you can create top-quality panorama images.
PureJPEG is an easy to use, high performance utility to remove unnecessary data from images you email or post on the net, without affecting the image quality whatsoever (no decompression/recompression is performed in the filtration), removing such extraneous information as: Digital camera technical data (EXIF),Comment blocks, JPEG thumbnails and Application blocks.
Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows 2000, XP, or Server 2003. It started development at Washington State University as an undergraduate senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. It is meant to be a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with all Windows operating systems. The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#.

Freemind - A free java based mind mapping software.

SWF Tools is a collection of GPLed softwares used for manipulation of SWF (Flash) files.

PDFCreator is a free software which you can use to create PDF documents by just printing your data from your favourate application whether it be msword, staroffice, excel or any other.
Foxit Reader is a free reader for PDF (eBook) documents. You can view and print PDF documents with it.

Dashboard - The goal of the dashboard is to automatically show a user useful files and other objects as he goes about his day. While you read email, browse the web, write a document, or talk to your friends on IM, the dashboard does its best to proactively find objects that are relevant to your current activity, and to display them in a friendly way, saving you from digging around through your stuff like a disorganized filing clerk. This is a GNOME project.

FindBugs is a program which looks for bugs in Java code.
Gambas is a free development environment based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions, like Visual Basic.

Password Managers
KeePass, the free, open-source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager.

SharpReader is an RSS Aggregator for Windows.
Lilina is a simple but powerful news aggregator written in PHP. No database is needed, RSS/ATOM parsing is done by the excelent MagpieRSS library (it is included, no additional installation needed). It features feed auto-discovery and an easy-to-use interface.

SmoothWall Express is an open source FIREWALL distribution based on the GNU/Linux operating system.
Nessus is an easy to use remote security scanner. This software will audit remotely a given network and determine whether someone (or something - like a worm) may break into it, or misuse it in some way.
SysInternals - This is not a software but a web site which provides you with advanced utilities, technical information, and source code related to Windows NT/2000/XP/2K3 and Windows 9x, Windows Me internals that you won't find anywhere else. - contains a list of TOP 75 Security tools.
Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet will work with any wireless card which supports raw monitoring (rfmon) mode, and can sniff 802.11b, 802.11a, and 802.11g traffic. Kismet identifies networks by passively collecting packets and detecting standard named networks, detecting (and given time, decloaking) hidden networks, and infering the presence of nonbeaconing networks via data traffic.

Servers is ideal as an intranet and extranet server, as a document publishing system, a portal server and as a groupware tool for collaboration between separately located entities.

Software Repositories

GnomeFiles is a GNOME/GTK Software Repository. is a software repository featuring all opensource softwares for .NET programming. is a resource to help Windows users find the best free daily-use software, free from nasties: adware, spyware, harmful/intrusive components, and threats to privacy.
Smallware - This site contains links to programs that are small, under a megabyte and don't require an install over and above which are free.
80 Cool Apps is a site featuring 80 of the most popular softwares available on the net.
ScottHanselmans 2005 Ultimate Developer And PowerUsers ToolList - Contains a huge collection of popular softwares maintained by a IT enthusiast. Worth a visit. contains lots of links to help Windows users find the best free daily-use software. The author has made sure the softwares are free from nasties: adware, spyware, harmful/intrusive components, and threats to privacy.

Copernic - A great software which queries a whole lot of search engine sites to bring you the most relavent searches right to your desktop. It also indexes the files in your harddisk and aids you to quickly find what you are searching for.
Google Desktop - Another free search software for your PC. This software indexes all the files on your harddisk and makes it easy to find the content you are looking for.
Dowser is a research tool for the web. It clusters results from major search engines, associates words that appear in previous searches, and keeps a local cache of all the results you click on in a searchable database. It helps you keep track of what you find on the web.

Spellbound is a mozilla and firefox plugin which enables spell checking in web forms such as html textarea or input elements (html input password elements are not checked by SpellBound) and rich text form elements. This allows you to spell check forms (e.g. message board posts, blog entries, wysiwyg, etc.) before submitting them when using your Mozilla Firefox or Mozilla Suite browser.

Gizmo is a Free Phone for Your Computer that makes calling as easy as instant messaging.Inexpensive add-ons let you make and receive calls from any mobile phone or landline.

Telnet Clients
Putty is an excellent Telnet client for windows.

Trac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects.Their mission; to help developers write great software while staying out of the way.
SnipSnap is an easy to use weblog and wiki software writen in java.

Synergy is a software that lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It's intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s). Redirecting the mouse and keyboard is as simple as moving the mouse off the edge of your screen. Synergy also merges the clipboards of all the systems into one, allowing cut-and-paste between systems.
Asterisk is a complete PBX in software. It runs on Linux and provides all of the features you would expect from a PBX and more. Asterisk does voice over IP in many protocols, and can interoperate with almost all standards-based telephony equipment using relatively inexpensive hardware.
WinMerge is an Open Source visual text file differencing and merging tool for Win32 platforms. It is highly useful for determing what has changed between project versions, and then merging changes between versions.
JMemorize is a very nice java application which can be used to store your data as flash cards. This helps you to memorize your data in a very easy manner.


arzan said...

u r da man !!!

i am bookmarking this page too

Kapil said...

These bookmarks will have to be further BOOKMARKED by me.

Great stuff in there.

Sudeep Bansal said...

Great collection, u have a lot of stuff that i have never heard and would like to try out.

Keep up the good work