List of software tools I have found to be quite useful (the ones that are paid offer free trial versions, the ones that are both usually offer a slightly limited, but still useful free version):

Software Title Description Free and/or Open Source Paid
Bulk Rename Utility If you need to rename files in bulk, this is the tool.  Very powerful! X
UltraEdit The most powerful text and hex editor on the planet … bar none IMO! X
Irfanview Awesome small/fast image editor/converter. X
Gimp Awesome, extremely powerful photo editing software X
Calibre Powerful eBook manager and format converter. X
Ditto Very nice/handy clipboard manager. X
XWidget Desktop widgets that actually work and are still supported. X
Trillian Best multi-client IM/Chat software IMO. X X
TMPGEnc Best inexpensive, very high quality video converter. X
Roboform Best password manager IMO. X X
MagicISO Excellent, simple ISO management/burning software. X X
Internet Download Manager Best ‘Net/web video download software IMO. X Very nice photo editing program with free Chroma Key plugins available. X


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