10 of my favorite softwares

Posted on October 9, 2007. Filed under: FOSS, free, open source, software, windows | Tags: , , |

I like to explore softwares. I usually install a lot of softwares on my system. I thought that I should make a list of my favorite softwares and share it with everybody. All of there softwares are either open-source or free.

1. Autohotkey(FOSS): It manages your hotkeys globally and allows you to create complex actions based on the keys pressed. Its actually got its own scripting language which is rather easy to learn. Just write a script in a file with extension .ahk and double click the file to execute it.


With AutoHotKey you can:

  • manage processes, windows and control both keyboard and mouse.
  • create macros saving you precious keystrokes.
  • re-map keys and buttons on your keyboard and mouse.

I have been using AutoHotKey for quite a while now and I use it to manage my code snippets, have consistent hotkeys across applications and creating macros like googling the selected text in any application. The following is the AutoHotKey script for it:

   1: #g::
   2: Send ^c
   3: Run http://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en&q=%clipboard%
   4: return

So by using this script whenever I press Ctrl+G the script will open a browser and search the selected text in google. Nice isn’t it?


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