Every program these days seem to add their own items to the windows right-click menu (context-menu). This menu will after a while grow all out of proportions because of the sheer number of items. Use ContextMenu ControlFreak utility to clean up your menu by removing items you never use and hiding rarely used functions out on a sub-menu. ContextMenu ControlFreak is for Win9x/2000. (For WinXP, there's another utility called Mmm.)
PowerToys for Windows XP Updated: November 1, 2005Softoogle's Pick! A set of Microsoft add-ons for Windows XP. Includes: RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer, ClearType Tuner, HTML Slide Show Wizard, Open Command Window Here, Alt-Tab Replacement, Tweak UI, Power Calculator, CD Slide Show Generator, Virtual Desktop Manager, Taskbar Magnifier » 26.11.2005 - n/a - XP - Free
Jingle Keyboard 2.3 Just to quote a happy user of Jingle Keyboard: "If you need more noise in your life, this gizmo will enable a typewriter WAV sound to be played whenever any given key (or mouse button) is pressed. Clack clack!" » 22.09.2001 - 1,31 MB - 98/ME/XP - Shareware, $15
StrokeIt 0.95 StrokeIt is a utility that lets you easily control programs by drawing symbols with your mouse » 11.03.2003 - 121 KB - 98/ME/XP - Shareware, $10
Actual Startup 2.55 Pro An advanced startup manager for Windows. It allows you to to add new startup items, delete or just temporarily disable them and even monitor the list of startup items for updates » 28.10.2003 - 629 KB - 98/ME/XP - Shareware, $
Zooom 2.0 A zooming tool with enhanced functionalities » 17.03.2004 - 366 KB - 98/ME/XP - Free
FolderView 2.1 Lets you view the contents of any folder on your computer, and then print it out or save it to a text file on disk (very convenient for times when you need to send someone the contents of a directory) » 15.08.2004 - 306 KB - 98/ME/XP - Shareware, $21.95
Locked Files Wizard 2.0 Locked Files Wizard is a useful utility that allows replacing, moving, renaming or deleting one or many files and folders that are being used by the system (e.g., system files like comctl32.dll, or virus/trojan files) » 10.07.2005 - 215 KB - 98/ME/XP - Free
EasyWay 1.0 EasyWay is a little program that allows you to perform some common actions by mouse gestures. Simply move your mouse by specific direction to launch applications, open websites, manipulate windows » 15.02.2007 - 159 KB - 98/ME/2K/XP - Trial, $18.90
Stick 184.108.40.206 Stick is a Windows application which provides utilities such as folder explorers, web browsers and notepads in tabs that attach to the sides of your screen » 26.08.2008 - 4.31 MB - Windows Vista/XP - Free
Microsoft Desktops 2.0 Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops » 20.10.2012 - 226 Bytes - Windows XP/7/8 - Free
Don't Sleep 4.44 Prevents system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart » 16.05.2018 - 115.28 KB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Free
PeStudio 8.77 (Portable) A free tool performing the static investigation of any Windows executable binary » 13.05.2018 - 1.03 MB - Windows 7/8/10 - Free
DesktopOK Portable 5.21 Save and restore the positions of icons. DesktopOK is a small but effective solution for user that have to change the screen resolution often » 11.05.2018 - 245.42 KB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Free
Start Menu Reviver 220.127.116.11 Feature-packed Start Menu replacement that provides you with easy access to your documents and files, providing various customization possibilities » 27.04.2018 - 6.42 MB - Windows XP/7/8 - Free
Actual Title Buttons 8.12.1 Enables you to take advantage of hidden Windows features such as making any window semi-transparent or rolling-up and unrolling windows » 21.04.2018 - 8.21 MB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Trial, $19.95
FileTypesMan 1.83 FileTypesMan is an alternative to the 'File Types' tab in the 'Folder Options' of Windows » 22.01.2018 - 74.8 KB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Free
Attribute Changer 9.00 Changing attributes and date/time stamps on file and folders in Windows is somewhat troublesome - Attribute Changer will helpfully assist you in this task » 15.01.2018 - 5.06 MB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Free
Kodi (XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. Kodi is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows.
Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, Kodi is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages.
While XBMC functions very well as a standard media player application for your computer, it has been designed to be the perfect companion for your HTPC. Supporting an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, XBMC feels very natural to use from the couch and is the ideal solution for your home theater.
Currently XBMC can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet using practically any protocol available. Use your media as-is: XBMC can play CDs and DVDs directly from the disk or image file, almost all popular archive formats from your hard drive, and even files inside ZIP and RAR archives. It will even scan all of your media and automatically create a personalized library complete with box covers, descriptions, and fanart. There are playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast feature and many audio visualizations. Once installed, your computer will become a fully functional multimedia jukebox.
Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - a time-tested backup and recovery tool. With it, you will have full control over the security of your system and data. Based on solid commercial backup and recovery software from Paragon Software, Backup & Recovery Free Edition will give you a rich set of features that you can trust. Free Edition can easily create an exact copy of your hard drive, including the operating system, applications, user settings, and all data.
Differential backup will allow you to make a backup of only the changed data, thereby speeding up the process and considerably saving the backup storage space. You can place a backup image to a special secured place on the hard disk and get additional level of security to all archives which it contains.
Paragon Backup & Recovery also helps you to choose any backup destination - including external storages, CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs, network as well as the secured hidden partition. You'll be able to return the computer to a previous state without losing data and reinstalling and reconfiguring your programs just in one click any time you need it. Restore fast an entire disk, separate partitions or only files you need from the previously created backup image. Even more, you can use Restore with Shrink option - to restore a backup image to a free block of smaller size taking into account only the amount of actual data of the image. You can also create a bootable USB Flash Drive to recover your PC on demand and much more.