Useful Applications

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Applications for Windows

A list of free, useful tools for Windows.

  • Unknowndevices Lists a computer's PCI devices to help you get the right drivers for them. The Windows Device Manager doesn't always tell you the specifics.
  • Portable service toolkit - Computer Repair Utility Kit - will be on the Flash drives in the walk-in.

Office & PDFs

  • Foxit Reader Small, fast PDF reader, alternative to Adobe Reader.
  • PDF Split And Merge - small graphical utility for Windows, OSX and Linux, to split & merge PDFs.
  • OpenOffice - Free alternative to MS Office for guests or off-campus users. Now very stable & very usable on Windows, Linux, or Mac. Can save to native Microsoft Office formats too.

Cleaning & files

  • CCleaner Cleans temp files, junk files, etc. to speed up computer.
  • Recuva Light, easy data recovery tool. For example, this can recover pictures deleted from a camera.

Protection & security

  • AVG Antivirus Free antivirus software, for when we can't or don't want to install SAV on someone's computer.
  • SpywareBlaster Generates blacklists of known unsafe sites and unsafe items so that you will be protected from these threats in IE / Firefox.
  • Symantec AntiVirus (make sure you’ve uninstalled other antivirus programs): go/antivirus

Applications for Mac OS X

A list of free, useful tools for Macs.

  • The Unarchiver A much more capable replacement for “BOMArchiveHelper.app”, the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X.
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