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Cygwin - Free POSIX environment for Windows

Free42 - An HP-42S Calculator Simulator (Free RPN Calculator)

RegScanner - Free fast registry scanner

uniCSVed - CSV file editor

Unison - Free file synchronizer

UnrealIRCd - Free irc server

Xming X Server - Free X Server for Windows

Automation and Scripting


AutoIT Script


CAD Software

TinyCAD - Open-source schematic software

Google SketchUp

CD/DVD Imaging

LC ISO Creator - download

Virtual Clone Drive

MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM

Clipboard Management

Clipjump - Open source

ClipMagic - $15


Console based bandwidth monitoring

bmon bwm-ng * nethogs * slurm * tcptrack

Data Mining and Visualization Software



Disk Management Software

Space Sniffer - Native Windows Application - My preferred app as of April 2014

jDiskReport - Requires Java

WinDirStat - Native Windows Application

Disk Cloning

Macrium Reflect Free

File Synchronization

SyncFolders - Synchronize or backup your files and folders

Cyberduck - libre server and cloud storage browser

Imaging/Graphics Software

FotoTagger - Free jpeg annotation tool

Skitch - Free screen capture and annotation utility, from Evernote

Lighscreen - Free screen capture utility (multiple monitor capable)

Greenshot - Free screen capture and annotation utility

Screen Capturer - Free screen capture utility (still and motion)

Riva VX FLV Encoder - Free AVI, MPEG, Quicktime, WMV to FLV Encoder

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express Edition Service Pack 1

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Management Studio Express

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express with Advanced Services

Multimedia Software

Audacity - The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor

Audiograbber - Free audio CD ripper, needs LAME to create MP3 files

HandBrake - Video conversion mirror

VLC - Free media player, includes just about every codec you would ever need for audio and video files, will also play DVDs

Winamp - The original free mp3 player


Networking: Remote Access

Advanced Proxy Manager - Manage IE Proxy settings on the fly

PuTTY - Free Telnet/SSH Client - download

PuTTYcyg - Use PuTTY as a local Cygwin terminal

KiTTY - KiTTY is a fork from version 0.60 of PuTTY - download

RealVNC - Free remote desktop software - The original VNC software

UltraVNC - Free remote desktop software

MyEnTunnel - A background SSH tunnel daemon - download


Networking: Tools

Advanced IP Scanner - By RAdmin

Simple IP Config - Easily change IP and switch between different network profiles

LDWin - CDP/LLDP tool for Windows

WinCDP - CDP tool for Windows

An alternate method for the above traffic would be using the Wireshark with the following capture filter for LLDP/CDP/MNDP:

(ether proto 0x88cc) or (ether host 01:00:0c:cc:cc:cc and ether[16:4] = 0x0300000C and ether[20:2] == 0x2000) or (udp dst port 5678 and udp src port 5678)

Essential NetTools

PingInfoView by Nirsoft

TamoSoft Throughput Test

mturoute - Windows console program to determine path MTU using ICMP

PDF related

PDF Creator - Free PDF creator

PDF-X Change Viewer - Free PDF viewer and annotation

Foxit Reader - Free PDF viewer and annotation

SMTP Servers

Exim on Cygwin

PostCast Server

Prototyping - Electronics

Fritzing - From prototype to product

Text Editors

grepWin - Free multiple file search and replace utility

Notepad++ - Free source code editor and notepad replacement

Programmer's Notepad - Free small but full featured text editor. This and Vim are my goto editors. download

To enable context menus in Programmer's Notepad:
regsvr32 pnse.dll

Vim - Free advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. See here for my other Vi/Vim information.

Time Management



Grindstone2 - Free

Manic time - Free - use application tracking software to easily log work hours

Time Stamp - Free

Need to try these:


Multi Timer

Time Synchronization

NTP for Windows

Uninstall utilities

Revo Uninstaller - uninstall cleanup program - free version download

Virtual Desktop Managers

Vista/XP Virtual Desktop Manager

Linux Add-ons


Need details and links


Irssi Console IRC Client