Ed Bott's 10 Favorite Windows Programs

Ed Bott's 10 Favorite Windows Programs

Summary: Through the years, I've tried a lot of Windows software. This gallery spotlights 10 tools and utilities (many of them completely free) that have passed the test of time. All of them work with Windows XP and Windows Vista. I recommend these programs to anyone who wants to get more out of Windows.


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  • FeedDemon's main UI is clean and extremely customizable. The Views menu, for instance, can unclutter the left pane so it shows only folders containing unread items. The right pane can show titles, summaries (as shown here), or full text. And it's also a full-strength tabbed browser.

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  • Which feeds do you read most often? This report tells you at a glance. Other reports allow you to find feeds that you rarely read or those that haven't been updated in ages, giving you a chance to clean house.

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  • FeedDemon's search tools are exceptional and are key to finding useful information even when you subscribe to hundreds of feeds. The Search window finds matching terms in locations you specify, while Watches flag incoming items based on your criteria.

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Topics: Windows, Operating Systems, Software

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  • RE: Ed Bott's 10 Favorite Windows Programs

    bad link about full review
  • RE: Ed Bott's 10 Favorite Windows Programs

    I'm not sure if it's the same application, but I believe it is.

    You can download it from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653