Work Apps

Applications I use on my work computer(s)


  • Standard

    Pre-installed Windows applications and utilities that find daily or weekly use

  • Powershell ISE

    Free Windows Website

    I'm sure there are more advanced IDEs for Powershell, but I've really come to like ISE. Plus, it's pre-installed, and has IntelliSense. As my skill in PS gets better, I'm sure I'll find something bigger and better.

     

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  • PowerShell

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    So great. I've finally outgrown AutoIt and now I'm playing... with POWER.

     

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  • Utilities, portable

    Usually portable and launched from a network path when working on other computers

  • Regshot

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Lovely companion for finding obscure keys associated with Windows settings

     

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  • Speccy

    Freemium Windows Website

    Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC, available as installer version and as portable version in 24 languages. It does a quick scan of your machine and gives you a complete rundown of every piece of gear thats in your computer.

     

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  • TreeSize

    Freemium Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Super-fast, lightweight way to tell where space is being taken up, especially on computers with many user profiles. Only bug I've noticed is that it reports Last Modified Dates as the current date as it scans each folder (but doesn't actually change them in the filesystem).

     

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  • Defraggler

    Free Personal Windows Website

    The more SSDs we have, the less relevant this is. But until we only have SSDs, it'll be useful.

     

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  • Explorer++

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Extremely useful since you can't really run an elevated instance of Windows Explorer while on another person's profile.

     

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  • CrystalDiskInfo

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Very useful for checking HDD status. Anime girls are really starting to encroach on the developer's apps though. And their website.

     

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  • CCleaner

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet Website

    Not the smartest thing to use, but it can come in handy. Especially when I need to uninstall something without logging the current user out, but I'm too lazy to find the string in the registry and run it in a console. Should probably find an... ALTERNATIVE TO it, huh?

     

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  • Non-standard, installed

    Things that aren't part of a standard image that I keep installed (i.e. non-portable) on computers I regularly use.

  • Password Safe

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Having upwards of seven accounts (two domains, one standard and one elevated on each, plus multiple EHR accounts) along with many special user accounts, I've come to depend on this every day. The cmd and autorun features, as well as the ability to alias entries, makes it even better.

     

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  • Google Chrome

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD iPad PortableApps.com Website

    Because I've already signed my life over to Google, and IE is a pain to use. Although it's become resource-hungry as hell lately. It's almost like lightweight, non-bloated browsers can't exist in the current era of web design.

     

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  • Dropbox

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry Chrome OS Windows S Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire Website

    My primary backup service.

     

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  • Keypirinha

    Free Windows Website

    As primarily a keyboard-over-mouse user, having a fast application launcher/calculator/etc is indispensable alongside Everything (with which it integrates)

     

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  • Notepad++

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    A must alongside Powershell ISE for scripting and general text file editing.

     

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  • 7-Zip

    Free Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ReactOS Website

    Free and lightweight. Until Microsoft builds in support for more than just ZIP and CAB archives, this will be necessary should you come across a RAR archive. Wish they'd work on a nicer GUI though.

     

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  • Paint.NET

    Free Windows Windows S .NET Framework Website

    For simple image editing needs beyond mspaint

     

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  • Lightscreen

    Free Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    Super-minimal screenshot app that has exactly enough features without going overboard. For that, there's ShareX.

     

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  • Volume2

    Free Windows Website

    Basically just for the ability to change volume by scrolling over the taskbar.

     

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  • WinMerge 2011

    Free Windows Linux PortableApps.com Wine Website

    Between Dropbox, my user profile, and multiple network paths, I eventually need to figure out what changes I've made to scripts and what the recent or best version of something is.

     

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  • Hashtab

    Free Personal Mac Windows Windows Explorer Finder Website

    Supports a buttload of algorithms, and doesn't feel like a separate app since it sits in file properties as a tab. It could be a little faster, but it gets the job done.

     

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  • SpeedCrunch

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    Honestly this isn't totally necessary, but I always seem to find it installed.

     

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