Below are some applications or tools I patched up in time and I found worthy of sharing with the rest of the world. This list is not complete.

 

Custom Keyboard Layout v20150121 This is a custom keyboard layout which includes specific central and eastern-European accent letters accessible using the AltGr key. See extra characters here. It is tested on Windows 7 but should work on all editions (both 32 and 64bit builds are included).
Nightwatch (win32)
nightwatch-0.2.1130.zip
Nightwatch is a little utility to hang around in your system tray and run scheduled actions after at a specific moment.
Nightwatch is useful in scheduling your computer to start/stop playback of two separate programs and turn your monitor on or off without your intervention – either at night or in the morning.
Of the actions it can perform:
– play, pause or stop Winamp
– play, pause, stop or close BSPlayer
– turn monitor on or off
The configured actions can be set to run after a specific amount of time or at a specific time of the day.
Uname (CLI)
uname-0.1.1z.zip
Uname is a replacement of the Linux “uname” command for Windows operating systems. It will display the OS version information in almost the same manner the original “uname” program does.
Uptime (CLI)
uptime-0.2.1z.zip
Uptime is a replacement of the Linux “uptime” command for Windows operating systems. It will display the system’s uptime in days, hours, mins and secs (at a maximum of about 44 days – the maximum Windows supports). It also displays the current logged in username, and the CPU load.

 

Below is an incomplete list of third party tools I find useful and noted down for future reference

General purpose

4K Video Downloader – video downloader
7 Taskbar Tweaker – taskbar behaviour tweaker
Advanced File Organizer (commercial) – disk catalogue
Advanced Find and Replace (commercial) – batch file search and replace
Advanced Renamer – batch renaming utility
AMP WinOFF – shutdown scheduler
AnyDesk – remote desktop
AutoHotkey – keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys scripting
Chameleon Startup Manager (commercial) – startup control panel
Equalizer APO – system-wide sound equalizer
f.lux – auto-adjusts a display’s colour temperature
Fraps (commercial) – screen video recorder
Fiddler – web debugging proxy
HostsMan – hosts file manager
HTML Colors – colour code picker
HxD Hex Editor – hex editor
IcoFX (v3 commercial / v2 free)  – icon and cursor editor
Inkscape – vector graphics
Instant Eyedropper – screen colour picker
Kodi (previously XBMC) – all purpose media home theatre
Mp3tag – bulk tag editor
MWSnap – screen and window snapper
Notepad++ – advanced text and source code editor
OSFMount – raw disk image mounter
Postman – API development environment
Rainmeter – desktop gadgets
Screamer Radio – internet radio client
SumatraPDF – open-source lightweight PDF viewer
TimeAdjuster – subtitle time synchronization/adjuster
TinyWall – lightweight management interface for the Windows firewall
Tweetz Desktop – Windows twitter client
WinDirStat – graphical disk usage analyzer
WinMerge – differencing and merging tool

System Tools

BatteryInfoView – laptop battery status and information
FileZilla Client / Server – (S)FTP client and server software
HotSwap! – friendly user interface for “Safely Remove Hardware”
Keyboard Locker – utility to lock the keyboard
LockPC – utility to lock the keyboard and mouse/touchpad
Memtest – RAM tester for Windows
Postpone Restart – auto-postpone Windows updates restart
Process Explorer – Windows processes explorer
PuTTY – SSH, telnet and serial client
RAMMap – physical memory analysis utility
ShellExView – shell extension manager
ShellMenuView – context menu manager
TaskbarArrange – rearrange taskbar buttons (in 9x and Xp)
WirelessNetView – wireless network monitor
WinMTR – visual traceroute utility
WinSCP – SFTP and FTP client
WizMouse – mouse wheel enhancement

USB Tools

Rufus – bootable and live USBs
SDFormatter (v4) – official SD memory card formatter
unetbootin – live USBs
Universal USB Installer – live Linux USB creator
Win32DiskImager – raw disk image reader and writer
WinSetupFromUSB – bootable Windows USB creator
YUMMI – multiboot USB creator

Media tools

Audacity – audio editor and recorder
Avidemux – video editor
foobar2000 – audio player, ripper and transcoder
Handbrake – video transcoder
Media Player Classic – all purpose media player
MP4Joiner – does what the name implies
VLC Media Player – all purpose media player with built-in codecs
winLAME – ripper and mp3 encoder

System Info

AIDA64 (commercial) – system information
Bluescreenview – Windows crash dump analyser
CommView for WiFi (commercial) – network monitor and analyser
CPU-Z – CPU and motherboard info
Crystal Disk Mark – disk benchmark
GPU-Z – graphics card info
GPU Caps Viewer – graphics card info
HW Monitor (free & commercial) – system state monitor
Open Hardware Monitor – system state monitor

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