Hall Of Fame, Best of Everything
By on December 29th, 2007

This hall of fame is created to help users find anything they want in once place. We want this place to be the one stop shop to find the best softwares, utilities and much more in one place.

We spent over 5 days to generate a list of top software in different categories that will help you find tools easier and better.

The list is incomplete and your inputs are welcome so that we can keep on adding to the list and make it a one place stop for anyone to find things they want. This list will be regularly updated with both user inputs as well when we find more softwares that fit into any category or something that is missing in the list.

If you are looking to find helpful utilities, softwares or websites with in-depth reviews you can visit our page which holds information about the must have utilities, softwares and websites.

Most Inspirational Blogs / Bloggers

  1. LifeHacker
  2. Digital Inspiration
  3. ProBlogger
  4. TechCrunch
  5. John Chow
  6. Download Squad
  7. Cybernet News
  8. Blog Herald
  9. Google Operating System
  10. Google Blogoscoped
  11. LiveSide
  12. Dosh Dosh
  13. Daily Blog Tips
  14. How To Geek
  15. Quick Online Tips

Top 5 Blogging / CMS Platforms

  1. WordPress (Undoubtedly the best)
  2. TextPattern
  3. Joomla
  4. Drupal
  5. Blogger

Top 5 Sites For Finding Open Source Softwares / Paid Software Alternatives

  1. SourceForge
  2. Open Source Alternatives
  3. DownloadPedia (Wikipedia of Free Softwares)
  4. Open Source Windows
  5. OSLiving

Top 5 Offline Blog Editors

  1. Windows Live Writer
  2. Zoundry
  3. BlogJet
  4. Ecto
  5. W.Bloggar

Top 5 Note Taking Softwares

  1. QuickNote
  2. Google Notebook
  3. EverNote
  4. Microsoft OneNote
  5. Keynote

Top 4 Sites For Finding Free Themes

  1. Free CSS Templates
  2. Free CSS Templates (2)
  3. Open Source Web Designs
  4. StyleShout

Top 12 Application Launchers (Read Review)

  1. Launchy
  2. Colibri
  3. Keybreeze
  4. Stab Launcher
  5. SlickRun
  6. WinKey
  7. Run Me
  8. PS Hot Launch
  9. True Launch Bar
  10. Slimkey Hotkey Manager
  11. 8Start Launcher
  12. SkyLight

Top 4 Image Editing Made Easy For

  1. Watermarking Your Images
  2. Creating GIF Animations
  3. Generating Favicon
  4. Creating Web2.0 Buttons

Top 5 Image Capturing Tools

  1. Faststone Capture
  2. SnagIt
  3. Cropper
  4. ZScreen
  5. ScreenGrab

Top 5 Money Making tools

  1. Google AdSense
  2. Text Link Ads (aff)
  3. Kontera 
  4. BurstMedia
  5. ScratchBack

Top 6 Defragmentation Softwares (Our Review)

  1. Defraggler
  2. JK Defrag
  3. Contig
  4. Auslogic Disk Defrag
  5. PageDefrag
  6. SpeeDefrag

Top 4 Windows Startup Managers (Our Review)

  1. Startup Control Panel
  2. Startup Run
  3. Scott’s Startup Manager 
  4. Startup Manager

Top 3 Download Managers (Our Review)

  1. Free Download Manager
  2. Download Accelerator Plus
  3. Internet Download Manager

Top 2 Add / Remove Program Alternatives (Our Review)

  1. MyUninstaller
  2. Uninstall Manager

Top 2 Online PDF Viewers (Our Review)

  1. PDF Escape
  2. Samurajdata

Top 3 Adobe PDF Reader Alternatives

  1. Foxit
  2. PDF-Exchange Viewer
  3. Sumatra PDF

Top 3 Online Media Converters (Our Review)

  1. You Convert it
  2. Zamzar
  3. Media converter

Top 4 Memory Management Tools (Our Review)

  1. SysTrayMeter
  2. MemInfo
  3. Performance Monitor
  4. FreeRAM XP Pro

Top 5 Contacts management tools / web sites

  1. Plaxo
  2. Microsoft Outlook
  3. HighRise
  4. BigContacts
  5. BatchBook

Top 5 Image Manipulating tools

  1. GIMP
  2. Paint.net
  3. Adobe Photoshop
  4. Picnik (Online Editor)
  5. Fauxto (Online Photoshop clone)

Top 5 Windows Explorer Replacements (Our review)

  1. xplorer²
  2. QTTabbar
  3. ExplorerXP
  4. Xplorer
  5. Directory Opus

Top 3 Flowchart tools

  1. Microsoft Visio
  2. Flowchart.com
  3. Gliffy.com

Top 5 Online Picture Editors (Our Review)

  1. Picnik
  2. Fauxto
  3. Picture2Life
  4. Snipshot
  5. Pixer.us

Top 5 Online File Storage Sites (Our Review)

  1. ADrive (50 GB Storage)
  2. MediaMax (25 GB Storage)
  3. eSnips (5 GB Storage)
  4. Mozy (aff) (2 GB Storage)
  5. Box.net (1 GB Storage)

Top 5 FTP / SSH / SFTP Tools (Our Review)

  1. FileZilla
  2. FireFTP (Firefox Addon)
  3. SmartFTP
  4. WinSCP
  5. PSCP

Top 5 Calendar management tools / web sites

  1. Google Calendar
  2. SunBird
  3. 30Boxes
  4. Microsoft Outlook
  5. Upcoming

Top 5 Operating Systems

  1. Windows XP (Undoubtedly the king of operating systems)
  2. Windows Vista
  3. Mac OS X
  4. Ubuntu
  5. Linux

Top 5 Search Engines

  1. Google (Again the king of search)
  2. Yahoo!
  3. Search.com
  4. Ask
  5. MSN / Live

Top 5 Internet Browsers

  1. Internet Explorer (With windows being the most widely used platform this has to happen)
  2. Firefox
  3. Safari
  4. Opera
  5. Flock

Top 5 Free email providers

  1. GMail
  2. Yahoo!
  3. Windows Live Hotmail 
  4. Inbox.com
  5. AOL

Top 3 Desktop email readers

  1. Microsoft Outlook
  2. ThunderBird
  3. Windows Live Desktop Mail

Top 5 Picture sharing web sites

  1. Flickr
  2. Picassa
  3. PhotoBucket
  4. ShutteFly
  5. WebShots

Top 5 Anti-virus Softwares

  1. AVG Anti-virus
  2. Avast Anti-virus
  3. Norton Anti-virus
  4. Kaspersky Anti-virus
  5. McAfee Anti-virus

Top 4 Anti-Spyware / Anti-Malware Softwares

  1. Spy Sweeper
  2. Spyware Doctor
  3. Windows Defender
  4. Spybot Search & Destroyer

Top 3 Desktop Search Tools

  1. Google Desktop
  2. Microsoft Windows Desktop Search
  3. Yahoo! Desktop Search

Top 5 Start Pages

  1. Netvibes
  2. Pageflakes
  3. iGoogle
  4. Live.com
  5. Protopage

Top 5 Online RSS Feed Readers

  1. Google Reader
  2. Bloglines
  3. Rojo
  4. NewsGator
  5. Netvibes

Top 5 Offline RSS Feed Readers

  1. FeedDemon
  2. Google Reader (yea it does offline too)
  3. NewzCrawler
  4. Omea Reader
  5. SharpReader

Top 5 Desktop Instant Messengers

  1. Yahoo! Messenger
  2. MSN / Windows Live Messenger
  3. GTalk
  4. AIM Messenger
  5. Trillian

Top 5 Web-based Instant Messengers

  1. Meebo
  2. E-Messenger
  3. KoolIM
  4. Easy Messenger
  5. ILoveIM

Top 5 Desktop Media Players

  1. VLC Player
  2. Windows Media Player
  3. WinAmp
  4. iTunes
  5. Real Media Player

Top 5 Map / Earth Viewing Softwares 

  1. Google Maps
  2. Live Maps
  3. Yahoo Maps
  4. Google Earth
  5. Microsoft Virtual Earth

Top 5 Video Streaming web sites

  1. YouTube
  2. Google Videos
  3. MetaCafe
  4. DailyMotion
  5. iFilm

Top 5 Social Networking web sites

  1. MySpace
  2. FaceBook
  3. Digg
  4. StumbleUpon
  5. Orkut

Top 5 Social News Sharing web sites

  1. Digg
  2. StumbleUpon
  3. Reddit
  4. TechMeme
  5. Del.icou.us

Top 5 Microsoft Office Suite Alternatives

  1. OpenOffice.org
  2. Zoho
  3. Google Docs and SpreadSheets
  4. StarOffice
  5. ThinkFree

Top 5 Database Software

  1. Oracle
  2. MySQL
  3. Postgres
  4. SQL Server
  5. MS Access

Top 5 Programming Softwares

  1. PHP
  2. Java
  3. Ruby On Rails
  4. Perl
  5. Microsoft .Net

Top 4 Web Site Ranking Sites

  1. Google Pagerank
  2. Alexa
  3. Technorati
  4. Compete

Top 4 Analytics Softwares / Sites

  1. Google Analytics
  2. Reinvigorate
  3. Mint
  4. Performancing


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  • http://lifeliveblog.blogspot.com/ HP

    Great List!!

    Thanks for this…


    • Keith Dsouza

      HP, glad you liked it.

  • http://blog.ashfame.com Ashfame

    Good compilation. Stumbled!

  • http://www.whoismadhur.com Madhur Kapoor

    Great List buddy. Stumbled

  • http://www.reviewsaurus.com ReviewSaurus

    Great list…but be ready to take the b*ll sh*t of all MAC fanatics :D
    Paul stammy…will like to say something about it :)

  • Nismofan

    I suppose this is a list of the most popular software, and not necessarily the best. Otherwise, i’d make a few changes as below (latest version of all the software).


    Best browser – Opera. (IE shouldnt even be on the list lol)

    Best defragmenter – Diskeeper Pro. None of those listed can even defrag the MFT.

    Best Image editing program – Adobe Photoshop. By far. GIMP doesn’t even come close; it’s UI is a nightmare.

    Best Anti-virus – Kaspersky. I use AVG, and I know it’s not bad, but it missed a couple of issues that even lousy McAffee caught. Kaspersky is awesome.

    Most of the others are pretty good picks.

    BTW, good job putting Vista over Leopard ;)

  • http://batchblue.com Michelle Riggen-Ransom

    Hooray, BatchBook is number five in the Contacts Manager category! Thanks for including us. We’re currently working on some new features to help folks better organize their contacts and run their businesses.

    Cheers and Happy New Year! Maybe next year we can get to #4 ;)

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  • ciz

    Windows vista in the top Operating Systems? What the hell have you smoked?

  • Geraldo

    I agree with ADrive being the top online file storage site. It’s better and offers more than the other sites.

  • http://mymindleaks.com maheshexp

    Man this is a very big list. Even I had a thought of preparing a list. Now I guess you have covered most.

    Also you could include MoveableType, Google Desktop for Launching programs

    • Keith Dsouza

      Well it took me a long time to compile it :). I will include your suggestions shortly.

  • Larry Legend

    Great lists. Top 5 Online File Storage Sites: very helpful to find out about these services. I researched all on the list. ADrive offers 50GB for free, that can’t be true. So I dug deeper no fine print. I am hooked.

    • Keith Dsouza

      Glad you found this useful Larry :)

    • Geraldo

      I just read that ADrive is redesigning the site and also adding new storage plans and features. They said “coming soon”.

  • http://digitracker.blogspot.com srikanth

    pretty useful. Great list

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    Very nice job,The collection of the software is very useful for the users,and they can easily down load them.Top 5 Online File Storage Sites: very helpful to find out about these services.

  • Andrew Hicks

    Great Idea, Great Start!
    A few suggestions:
    1) the list is very long – a Contents/Index of categories at the top would be very helpful.
    2) A time-related program category – e.g.
    Time Synch – I use Atomic Clock Sync (free from http://www.worldtimeserver.com), which adjusts the Windows Internet time schedule, rather than trying to do the job itself (saves resources). Means I get the time updated more regularly, rather than hope my PC will be on on the one occasion a week windows default schedule checks for time updates.
    Tclockex – free – gives Windows XP useful extra clock/calendar features – probably no longer needed for Vista.
    Countdown Timer II (free for personal use, from http://www.Karenware.com) – keeps me from burning things in the oven when I get caught up with PC stuff.
    3) A Domain Registrar category. This could be interesting, as everyone has different needs. I currently use 1and1.com because for US$9/yr I can get a domain name with 2GB email storage, a catch-all email account effectively giving me unlimited email addresses, and the ability to send and receive email using POP3.
    4) A System Information Tools Category. I use Belarc Advisor (free for personal use).

  • Andrew Hicks

    Another possible category: Video Converters

  • http://kittendani.tumblr.com/ Dani Hodson

    loved your post. I’m gonna show this to my (future) bf heh. Hope you’re having a good Sunday. – Dani

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