By Nerino Petro at 28 March, 2008, 10:15 am
Despite the perception that Windows has every utility you need to get the most out of it, the truth is that 3d party programs still play an important role in obtaining the best user experience. While Windows often includes features to do things such as defragment your hard drive, switch between open programs, view files, etc. they are often not “Best in Class” or perform as well as 3d party utilities. PCMagazine has posted it’s 2008 list of software utilities in 91 Utilities to Supercharge Windows.
The list includes both free and fee utilities including some of my favorites like IrfanView, TweakUI (from none other than the Redmond giant itself), SnagIt, Truecrypt and Filezilla. While some of there choices aren’t the same as I would have made, it’s definitely worth taking a look. Who knows, you may find something useful or that you didn’t know there was a utility that could help you with something that has been driving you crazy.