There are a lot of software applications on the Internet that are incredibly useful that most computer users never know about. This page hopes to help rectify that problem.
•CD Wave Editor: Chop *.Wav files into smaller pieces. Sadly no longer being updated •InBack: The easiest to use file backup program on the planet (and developed in Clarion!)•Long Path Tool: Locate filenames that surpass the Microsoft Windows 260 character length•Magic File Renamer: Rename files based upon an external text file with TONS of rules to manipulate the filename •Mp3Tag: change MP3 tags in batch mode•Start10: Restore the Start Menu to Windows 8, 8.1, 10•Sumatra PDF Reader: Very lightweight PDF reader, minus the Adobe vulnerabilities•Teracopy: Batch copy/move files with more comprehensive options than Windows provides•Xrecode: split audio files via .Cue files without losing audio frames. Change audio file formats easily
File Manager Oriented
•Directory Opus: An expensive, but ultra-powerful file manager with macro capability•FreeCommander: One of the few file managers that won't overwrite the contents of a destination folder during a move operation should the file(s) already exist; feature packed and FREE •MoveFilesUpFromSubfolders: The only tool I’ve ever found to flatten a directory tree from within FreeCommander or Total Commander. Very hard to find, but the MediaFire download link still works. Use with care (or use the Stealthwrae Software “MergeTrak” app to collapse folders safely!!!
Graphics/Web Design Oriented
•ACDsee: The fastest and most complete graphics image viewer program I've ever used •Retouch Pilot: Easy touch-ups of your photos•SnagIt: Screen capture utility that also has great editing tools •Xara Web Designer: Used to create this web site! Uses an intuitive desktop publisher interface
•1by1 MP3 Player: a fast directory-based player, resource lean, does gapless playback, and less than 200Kb in size•dbPowerAmp: convert audio files from different formats. Includes codecs for every possible audio file type•Platinum Notes: Normalize the volume gain of your MP3 library•Tag & Rename: Edit MP3 tags; template based file renaming •TC Player - a minimal MP3 player; designed for Total Commander but works as a standalone player also
•Actual Installer: create user-friendly software installation programs without scripting•Help and Manual: use a word-processing styled interface to create .CHM help files and user manuals
Text Editor Oriented
•Boxer Text Editor: Huge macro support, registration price is a bit steep •Notepad2: an extremely small free text editor; one of the few that can delete leading spaces