Here’s the free Microsoft Windows software that I can’t live without!
- ArsClip – A very handy clipboard manager… a little bit like vim’s yank ring, but for windows!
- Chrome or Firefox? I don’t know which is better anymore…
- F.lux – change your monitor to match the temperature of the lights in the room
- Foxit Reader – A really fast pdf viewer
- GVIM - Only geeks need apply!
- Notepad++ – a really great free text editor
- Paint.NET – Think Microsoft Paint, but on steroids.
- Synergy – One Keyboard, One Mouse, Multiple Computers.
- Sysinternals Suite – a bunch of great tools including Process Explorer.
- Thunderbird - the only way to read email (besides Mutt of course!)
- WinSCP- FTP, SFTP, Other? Covered.
From the NOT free but worth it department:
- Beyond Compare – If you work with any kind of text file on a regular basis, you need this. Period.