Essential Programs for Windows

Unless specified, these programs work on XP, Vista and 7; on both x32 and 64 bits versions.

Development

- VSExpress http://www.microsoft.com/express/Downloads/

- Notepad++ http://sourceforge.net/projects/notepad-plus/

- Vim http://www.vim.org/download.php#pc  

 

Encryption

- AxCrypt - http://sourceforge.net/projects/axcrypt/

- TrueCrypt http://www.truecrypt.org/

 

Debugging

- Debugging tools http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6b6c21d2-2006-4afa-9702-529fa782d63b&displaylang=en

- WinDBG http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/DevTools/Debugging/default.mspx

 

General Utilities

- Teracopy http://www.codesector.com/teracopy.php

- Sysinternals http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb842062.aspx

- Avast http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download or http://www.avast.com/pt-pt/free-antivirus-download

- FileZila Client/Server http://filezilla-project.org/

- 7z http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/

- Allway Sync http://allwaysync.com/

- Kee Pass http://sourceforge.net/projects/keepass/

- Angry IP http://sourceforge.net/projects/ipscan/

- TreeSize http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

- ImgBurn http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

- AstroGrep http://astrogrep.sourceforge.net/download/

- uTorrent http://www.utorrent.com/

- Remote Desktop Connection Manager http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4603c621-6de7-4ccb-9f51-d53dc7e48047

- PasteCopy.NET http://www.pastecopy.net/download/

- TeamViewer http://www.teamviewer.com/download/ (personal use only; but there is a pro version)

- Google Earth http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html

- PuwgetTTY http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe or http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

- wGET http://pages.interlog.com/~tcharron/wgetwin.html

- xFire http://www.xfire.com/download/now/

- httpWatch http://httpwatch.com/download/   

- VirusTotal uploader http://www.virustotal.com/advanced.html#uploader

- CutePDF virtual printer http://www.cutepdf.com/

- Secunia Personal Software Inspector http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

- Virtual ClondeDrive http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html (mount ISO, BIN, etc) 

- Lastpass https://lastpass.com/

 

Photo, Video and Audio

- Picasa http://picasa.google.com/

- VLC  http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

- Winamp http://www.winamp.com/media-player/en

- AutoScreenRecorder http://www.wisdom-soft.com/downloads/downloadfiles.htm

- Camstudio http://camstudio.org/

- Jing http://www.techsmith.com/jing/free/ (gravar screencast)

- Protecção web para crianças http://www1.k9webprotection.com/getk9/download-softwaree

- TortoiseHG SVN http://tortoisehg.bitbucket.org/download/index.html

 

Others tools sites

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/

http://www.opensourceforensics.org/tools/windows.html

http://www.williamaford.com/WindowsTools.php

Hyper-V VHD mount  - http://www.r1soft.com/tools/