My Windows Faves
Here's the apps I like to use on Windows, either installed or as web apps.
The best compression app around. Handles everything, and does it with maximum options and minimal bloat.
The best plain text editor, hands-down. I find it absolutely crucial for any kind of light coding or scripting (Python, CSS, HTML, etc)
Not quite as nice as Adobe Photoshop, but nothing really is. It's nearly as good though, and for free. Hard to beat that.
When Microsoft finally gets rid of MS Paint, this will be the best replacement. More features, but not too much to deal with for quick edits.
Very solid drawing & digital painting app.
Screencap tool with lots of options.
My favorite note-taking app. It's may quicker and easier to work with than MS OneNote, and that's maybe the most important part of a quick note-taking tool. Evernote is a close second though.
I would be lost without this thing. Free with limited features, but $12 a year is absolutely cheap for all the features.
Sometimes you just need to FTP something.
For reading comics.
The best app for listening to and downloading podcasts. Android app is a few dollars, and it can connect to their web app to sync across systems or play in your browser.
Quick and bloat-free image viewer, with useful editing tools for basic resizing, cropping, converting, etc.
Windows' built-in copy/move utility is surprisingly bad. This will give you more options and make some transfers (especially to flash storage) much faster. Free version has all the features you probably need.
Sometimes you've got two files, and you need to know what's different between them. Works on folders too.
For when you need to turn disk image (.iso, etc) into a mounted drive.
Okay, I'll be the first! First off, i'm not going to down talk your list, because that is what you use and its your honest opinion, That would be rude! Right now, I have installed on my pc: gimp, krita and 7 zip. There free and 7zip is way easy to use, but I mainly use artweaver, for drawing, and winrar for decompression, daemon tools for virtual mountable drives for ISOs, Mainly because there all free and i'm a poor-mo-fo. I use krita on occasion mostly because its more about making comics(among other stuff) and i am no good at drawing comics, more at free hand stuff, plus artweaver is by far way easier to use for me. Other than that i haven't used the other app/software you've listed, but will look into them. One thing before I go, that app lastpass, what does it do, you've expertly described every app but that one. I for one am interested.Thanks for the great list! later! Skintech