Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. It is also a very powerful editor that supports plugins to extend its already comprehensive built-in features and usability.
- Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
- User Defined Syntax Highlighting and Folding
- PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace
- GUI entirely customizable
- Document Map
- Auto-completion: Word completion, Function completion and Function parameters hint
- Multi-Document (Tab interface)
- WYSIWYG (Printing)
- Zoom in and zoom out
- Multi-Language environment supported
- Macro recording and playback
- Launch with different arguments
Download page: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/
Version: v7.5.0 (15 Aug 2017)
01. Add new languages support: ASN.1, AviSynth, Blitz Basic, Csound, Erlang, escript, Forth, FreeBASIC, LaTeX, MMIX, Nimrod, nnCron, OScript, PureBasic, Rebol, registry, Rust, SPICE, txt2tags
02. Add “Open file in its default viewer” command.
03. Add “-quickPrint” command line argument: Launch Notepad++, print document & exit.
04. Add /noUpdater argument for installer to not install updater (useful in silent mode).
05. Add new installer argument /allowAppDataPluginsLoading.
06. Roll back to 1 “Find next” button in Find/Replace dialog, due to the inconsistence after removal of direction option.
07. Enhancement: empty fields “Replace with” and “Filters” of Find/Replace dialog are remembered in the next session.
08. Fix text selection in combo boxes of find/replace dialog problem on resizing.
09. Fix the issue of passing non-exist folder via command line without any warning.
10. Fix multi-line tab button remaining pushed issue while switching off.
11. Fix TAB key wired behavior on find/replace dialog’s transparency radio button.
12. Fix click on tab without hitting close button but close file issue.
13. Fix Notepad++ modifying command line arguments issue (command line arguments could be visualized by system tools).
14. Fix file not dirty while its content changed on the hard drive.
15. Fix saved duplicated file in the same view issue.
16. Fix “Folder as Workspace” toolbar button not activated after dropping folder issue.
Classic Shell is a free software that enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it:
- Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
- Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned programs
- Find programs, settings, files and documents
- Start button for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
- Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
- Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer
Download page: http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/
Version: v4.3.1 (12 Aug 2017)
– Official support for the Creators Update version of Windows 10
– Added a setting to clear icon cache
– Multiple minor improvements and bugfixes
NetSetMan is an advanced network settings manager software which can easily switch between your preconfigured profiles.
The customizable parameters includes
1) IP & Gateway
2) DNS Server
3) WINS Server
6) Computer Name
11) Net Drive
13) Script/Program and
Furthermore, system settings can also be configured and includes many options that can be configured as shown in the screenshot below.
NetSetMan – System Settings
Download page: http://www.netsetman.com/en/freeware#download
License: Freeware for non-commercial use and limited to 6 profiles.
Version: v4.5.0 (15 Aug 2017)
– NEW Tool: Network Scanner
↳ Scan networks by IP range (IPv4 & IPv6), subnet (CIDR), ARP & NDP cache
↳ Get details like name, MAC, domain/workgroup, OS, network shares, etc.
↳ Multithreading for scanning large numbers of IPs simultaneously
↳ Highly compatible and flexible by using new and old protocols
↳ Copy details, open targets, export results, send Wake-On-LAN
↳ Favorites list for customizing frequently used targets
↳ Detailed information of network printers (shared or directly connected)
↳ Real-time search filter for all results
↳ Further details: http://www.netsetman.com/network-scanner
– Fix: Some setup parameters have been ignored
– Fix: Minimizing application didn’t save profile changes
– Fix: Pressing ENTER in IP fields resulted in an error message
– Fix: High-DPI problems (query dialogs, AutoSwitch menu items click area)
– Fix: Firefox Proxy is now also available for user-specific installations
– Fix: Autorun in Preferences dialog not showing its state correctly
– Fix: Multiple memory leaks
– Tool “Adapters Details” is now sorted by type and name
– Lots of minor fixes and adjustments
CCleaner is a must have Windows application to clean your windows PC:
- Easy to use
- Free out disk spaces (delete temporary files that are not deleted automatically)
- Protect your privacy (delete your browsing history, cookies etc)
- Makes your computer run faster (cleans up unused files and settings which take up hard drive space making computer slower and slower)
Download page: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Version: v5.33.6162 (15 Aug 2017)
– Fixed an issue where Automatic Update continued to inform users of an existing update after the setting had been disabled
– Updated Edge cookie cleaning definitions to include new tables from Microsoft
– Fixed an issue in Firefox where extensions could not be deleted due to withdrawal of support for Netscape Plugin API
– Fixed an issue in Firefox & Thunderbird where cleaning ‘Site Preferences’ would also clean ‘Last Download Location’
– Browser Plugins list now saved as browserplugins.txt (not startup.txt)
– Fixed an issue where analysis results did not display the full filepath
– Improved CCleaner launch sequence to resolve a UI lock
DBeaver is a free, multi-platform and universal database manager for developers, SQL programmers, database administrators and analysts. This software tool supports many databases including but not limited to:
- Microsoft SQL Server
- IBM DB2
- MongoDB and etc.
General features includes:
- Connection manager
- Metadata browser
- SQL Editor
- Data viewer/editor
- Data/metadata search
- Database structure compare
- Data transfer (export/import)
- ER Diagrams
- Query Manager
- Extra views
- Driver manager
Download page: http://dbeaver.jkiss.org/download/
Version: v4.1.2 (06 Aug 2017)
1) DBeaver now requires Java 8.
2) DBeaver EE (Enterprise Edition) includes NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB) support and additional Eclipse extensions for better project management.
DBeaver EE is no longer free. Last known free version is v4.0.5 (http://dbeaver.jkiss.org/files/4.0.5/) or v3.8.5 (http://dbeaver.jkiss.org/files/3.8.5/).
– Named filters support was added
– Data formats: locale config on Linux was fixed
– Custom SQL query ordering was fixed
– Office extension install in CE version was fixed
– Entity delete confirmation was fixed (multiple objects delete)
– Debug log configuration was added
– Query manager coloring was fixed
– ERD: support of dark theme was fixed
– Windows: taskbar notifications enhancements (for data transfer and external tools)
– Version update check was fixed
– Command line enhancements (auto-commit option)
– Full-text search processor was fixed (fail on first error)
– SQL Editor: support of dynamic include of other scripts
– SQL Editor: support of different quote chars
– SQL Editor: script commands processing was fixed
– SQL Editor: single line comments toggle was fixed
– SQL Editor: open object (F4) shortcut now works in procedures/packages
– SQL Editor: connection delete handle was fixed
– Results viewer: shortcuts redefine was fixed
– Results viewer: filter proposal was fixed (quoted identifiers)
– Results viewer: find/replace highlights search string
– Results viewer: right justify numbers and dates (configurable)
– Database selector was fixed (minimize on some platforms)
– PostgreSQL: access methods/operators metadata support was added
– PostgreSQL: database dump using inserts (thanks to Alma Garcia)
– PostgreSQL: SSL configuration page was fixed
– PostgreSQL: DDL generator in generic driver was fixed
– PostgreSQL: update connection setting on different database activation
– Oracle: compile procedure/package error handling was fixed
– SQL Server: support of  quotes
– Multiple UI fixes (including UI freeze on some platforms)
Haozip is a free archiver from the Chinese studio 2345.com and adapted for English speaking users.
- Support over 50 archive formats including popular compression algorithms such as Zip, 7z, Rar, Tar and others.
- Is free – that is free distribution for both personal and commercial use and does not contain any advertising.
- Additional tools – the kit includes tools such Virtual CD, MD5 Checksum Tool, Batch Rename Files, Batch Replace String Tool.
- Faster extraction and archiving – the program is based on unique compression and extraction algorithms, which contributes to faster job.
HaoZip – Archive Options
Download page: http://haozip.ru/en/index.html
Version: v126.96.36.19995 (02 Aug 2017)
NB: Translated from http://haozip.2345.com/update.htm (dated 21-Jul-17) using online translator and manual editing, thus there may be inaccuracy in the translation.
– Enhanced the decompression speed.
– Fixed some known bugs.