You've probably heard of Google Pack, a collection of useful software specially selected by Google for download. Here at Afif PLC we've also got a collection of really useful software and application that we can't live without. Over the years, I have compiled and burned these programs onto a CD and carry them everywhere for my work and today they are in their 7th volume (hence Afif Pack 7). So here it is the list of all my favourite programs and their download links. Some are free or open source but a few are proprietry. All these applications are for used with Windows operating system unless stated otherwise.
Avira Free Antivirus
My preferred free Antivirus software (my trusted but paid antivirus software is McAfee). Used to be AVG Free but found out they sucks, big time.
Audacity (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Edit and modify audio files in a variety of format using open-source sound editing software Audicity.
Find out which application automatically runs during Windows startup and remove suspicious programs from running.
Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser.
CCleaner is a free software for system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space.
My second favourite browser. Renown for speed and light memory footprint.
Update your Windows system manually with the latest patch and service pack with Ctupdate. Comes with the option to save to a folder or an ISO image.
This utility enables you to create up to four virtual desktops and to use a tray interface or hotkeys to preview what's on each desktop.
Disk Heal is a utility that performs various tweaks to optimize your PC in terms of appearance, security and also performs tweaks for common applications as well.
DoPDF & PrimoPDF
Convert all your documents into PDF files.
Backup and restore your Windows drivers.
Dropbox (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Store and sync your documents online to up to 2GB for free.
My personal favourite browser. Fast, secure and reliable.
Forget Adobe Reader, Foxit is small and free and works just as good.
Open-source image manipulation software.
Convert your free Gmail account into an online file storage.
Handbrake (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Rip audio/video CDs and DVDs to your hard drive.
Free CD/DVD burning and ripping software.
Find out which file, folder or application that is hogging your precious hard disk space.
Lame MP3 Encoder
You need this file to encode audio files to MP3 format in Audacity.
Malwarebyte's Anti Malware
The only program that you'll ever need to remove all those spyware from your PC.
Slipstream (insert) driver files, patch, updates, service pack and other stuff into your Windows XP CD with NLite. Also create unattended bootable Windows installation CD.
Advance notepad program for serious programmers and web designers.
Windows' Paint-like image editing software and more!
Picasa 3 (Windows,Mac,Linux)
Organize, edit, touch up and manage your photos with Picasa 3. Also syncs to Picasa Web Album and many more cool features.
Pidgin Instant Messenger (Windows, Mac, Linux)
All-in-one instant messenger program.
Desktop e-mail client software, similar with Thunderbird but with added features.
Find out which process (including malware & virus) that is running in your Windows system and obliterate them.
Recover deleted file from your hard drive, memory card, thumb drive and practically everything.
Uninstall and remove all your unwanted programs thoroughly with Revo Uninstaller.
Protect from and remove the most common restrictions made by malware to your Windows system.
Apple Safari (Windows, Mac)
My other favourite web browser.
Mozilla Sunbird (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Standalone calendar application for your computer.
Nero Burning ROM
Popular CD/DVD burning software.
Convert any audio/video files into any file formats with Super Converter.
Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display.
System Info Windows
Find out every little details about your Windows PC.
Copy large files and folders from one destination to another faster and more reliably with Teracopy.
Mozilla Thunderbird (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Popular open-source e-mail client alternative for Microsoft Outlook.
Find out the make and brand of that unknown device driver in your Windows Device Manager.
Mount any ISO image virtually with Virtual CD.
VLC Media Player (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Universal multimedia player.
Real VNC (Windows, Linux)
Control your Windows and Linux PC remotely with Real VNC.
Remove annoying Windows Genuine Advantage pop-up notifications.
My favourite audio player.
Windows Malicious Software Remover
Remove malicious software (malware), spyware and certain trojans (such as Conficker) from your PC.
Favourite file archiving tool.