Transfer files through ftp with FileZilla

Categories: Utilities
Throughout my blogging years and web experiences Filezilla has been of great use. The Filezilla client allows transfering of files through FTP, FTPS, and SFTP. Actually, you can also delete files on your server or rename them. It runs nicely on Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, and you can run it through a USB drive with Portable Apps. If you prefer to run something similar on your Firefox, you may also try out FireFTP.

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Launchy now works in Linux!

Categories: Utilities
Launchy, our favorite application launcher which we’ve reviewed before has now been made to work with Linux! The list of plug-ins has increased a lot since our last review making Launchy an even cooler application. Download the application for Windows or Linux here.

Find and remove file duplicates

Categories: Utilities
Duplicate files finder will help you get rid of duplicate files clogging your hard drive. This program runs on Windows, Linux, and since it supports Unix it may work on MacOS X. Any one willing to make this confirmation? The program is very simple to use: choose the directory you want to sweep; see the list of duplicates and where each file is stored; remove the duplicates you choose and create symbolic links when needed to fill file dependencies.

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Keep your passwords and login information safe with KeePass

Categories: Utilities
Nowadays it is rare for me to go one week without discovering a new site and having to create a test account. I still remember the late 90s when I had to remember at most just a couple of different email passwords and usernames. Now I have a myriad of information I need to memorize (like it’ll actually all fit in my brain). Keepass is my solution for this information overload.

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Windows PC upkeep – open source JKDefrag

Categories: Utilities
Windows users are quite familiar with the need to defrag the hard drive every once in a while. It is specially important if you’re moving large files (like movies), installing, and removing programs. Linux though doesn’t have to worry much about this. In the open source world, you can also find a very nice tool that will help keep your windows running smoother. JKDefrag is a pretty small, nice, and effective, defrag utility program.

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Universal file archiver – 7-zip

Categories: Utilities
Get rid of WinZip, WinRAR, and stick with 7-zip. Why? 7-zip is pretty much the only file archiver you’ll need, it works with several formats such as: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS. This is an utility I install on every computer I can. Once installed, you will have a menu of options available when you use your mouse right-click on top of any file.

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