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gadgets & utilities

This is a collection of software that I find very useful. Everything should be freeware unless stated otherwise.

utils

Process explorer - A better manager for Windows processes
Motherboard Monitor - Monitor temperature, voltage/fan speeed
CutePDF Writer - Free PDF writer
StrokeIT - custom mousegestures
weatherwatcher - weather forecast in systemtray.
AdAware - remove spyware
FlashSfv - verify .sfv files
RegSeeker - clean your registry
DAMN NFO Reader - utility for reading .nfo files
Daemon tools - mount disc images
HTML-kit - all-in-one text editor
TopStyle Lite - CSS editor
Win XP autopatcher - autopatcher for windows
The Rename - batch renaming
AVG Antivirus - free antivirus
ISO Recorder - Simple .iso recording tool
DeepBurner - good CD burner
ZipGenius - Great free compression utility
WinMerge - Diff tool
MS Viewers - View MS documents (word, excel etc)

graphic/images/video

smartcolor - great colorpicker
FastStone Viewer - Nice picture viewer/tool
BSplayer - great movie player
VirtualDub - video capture/processing utility
DVD Profiler - mangage your dvd collection
quicktime - apple movie player
Nimo Codec Pack - collection of codecs
Bulent's Screen Recorder
Screen Grabber Pro

sounds/music

winamp - music player
ml IPod - winamp plugin for winamp
Audiograbber - grab your music
LAME - LGPL MP3 encoder
mediamonkey - media organizer
id3-tagit - Batch id3 editor

internet/networking

Opera - best browser on earth :-D (opera search.ini editor)
mIRC - irc chat client
WinSCP - open source SFTP and SCP client
putty - great telnet/ssh client
flash/shockwave plugin - for flashy sites
MSN plus - addon for messenger
LeechFTP - ftp client
Golden FTP Server - Easy and free personal FTP server for Windows
Cerberus FTP Server - ftp server

webserver stuff

Apache - web server
MySQL - database server (control center)
PhpMyAdmin - database administration script
PHP - php script language
ActivePerl - Perl for windows
ImageMagick - serverside image manipulation
TYPO3 - complete opensource php/mysql CMS
Plone - another opensource CMS system