Are you like me, do you like FREE stuff (as in software)? I'll bet that over the years, you've found some cool programs and utilities that you use all the time. Why not share them with the rest of us?
Let's limit this thread to programs and utilities which are FREE (not shareware) and which have official websites to download from (not something your uncle's cousin gave you.) The program/utility doesn't have to be VFX related (although that would be especially cool.)
Please give the name of the program, what it does, and where we can find it. I'll start:
POP Peeper is an email notifier that runs in your Windows task bar and alerts you when you have new email on your POP3, IMAP (with IDLE support), Hotmail\MSN\LiveMail, Yahoo, GMail, Mail.com, MyWay, Excite, iWon, Lycos.com, RediffMail, Juno and NetZero accounts. You can have multiple email accounts, each with custom settings.
RN_DPX is software to inspect Cineon/DPX files. It will load an entire sequence and you can step through them.
XnView is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or
to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages. It will also view Cineon and DPX files.
CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). It's great for making tutorials, and includes a codec with really clean compression and small size.
Got a scanner and a printer? Why not combine the two into a copier? You no longer need a real photo copier if you have Photocopier. This is how it goes: insert a document into your scanner, start Photocopier and press its Copy button. After a few moments your printer produces a copy of the document. That's it. No difficult settings to make, it's very user friendly.
Versaverter has rapidly gained popularity world-wide as one of the fastest and most complete conversion tools around. Convert almost any measure from one to another. Great for converting inches to millimeters, etc.
Okay, now it's your turn. Share your favorite FREE program or utility.