Today I came across a site called FreewareGenius.com, which – as the name implies – is all about freeware (for Windows systems). Among other things, it features a Freeware Top 20 (that features Launchy as #1, although I’m not sure why) and an article called Forty-Three of The Best Free Windows Enhancements That You Should Know About that might be interesting to some. To me personally, not many of the programs seem that interesting, although I do use TeraCopy to copy files more quickly, and I think Everything is a fantastic program to find files (or when you’re simply too lazy to click through your folder structure). More on that later.
The post has some good suggestions, though, and I’ll be trying 3RVX very soon to enable volume control through hotkeys. Furthermore, Unlocker sounds very useful if you want to delete a file or folder when Windows tells you it’s still in use. Also interesting: Jdownloader: automates downloads from Rapidshare, Megaupload and other file hosting services.
You can get Everything at www.voidtools.com and you totally should. Let me tell you again what it does: It creates an index of all the files on your harddrives (if the HDs are NTFS), which doesn’t take long at all, and then whenever you look for a file, you just type the name into the program and it shows up while you’re still typing. It only searches the filname for this and so it is super-fast. If you’ve ever used the CTRL+F function in Windows to look for a file, you should be able to appreciate this program.
Here’s a video of how it works on YouTube, in case you’re still hesitant to install it, (although the video doesn’t really show that well how useful it is):