There are a number of little programs I use on a regular basis which I figure other people would like to know about as well (and I want to keep track of them in case I have to reinstall or something).
- Hyperdesktop: Incredibly useful screenshotting app that uploads directly to Imgur or any FTP server of your choice. Upload the whole screen, the current window, or a selection of the screen. Even draw on the screenshot before uploading! (The site seems down at the time of writing but hopefully it’ll be back up soon)
- Vistaswitcher: Tired of the weird behavior of the app switcher in Vista/Win7? Sick of the stupid desktop item at the end of the first row? Wish ALL the items were MRU like it’s been since forever? WELL NOW YOU CAN
- InfraRecorder: Very nice basic CD burning and ISO ripping program. Mostly what I use it for is ripping PSX ISOs (so that emulated PSX games run much more smoothly than from the physical media), at which it does a lovely job.
- WinDirStat: Get a nice interactive treemap of your disk usage! Shows other file statistics as well.
- WinMerge: A great general-purpose diff/merge program, but what makes it really useful is the filesystem diff/merge. Got a couple different copies of some folders that you really should have put in source control to begin with but forgot to because you’re an idiot? Of course you do. This is great for that.
- WinSCP: FOSS FTP/SFTP/SCP client. Why would you bother with anything else?
- KeePass: Isn’t it a pain in the ass to have a million online logins? This is why people use the same damn password on every site. Well now you can keep them all securely in an encrypted database, which you can put on Dropbox or something similar and never have to worry about being without your passwords — there are KeePass apps for Android and iOS as well. It does a lot of cool things, and can generate secure passwords for you.