With its attractive annotation tools, visual nature, and simple interface, Skitch Touch is an ideal match for the Windows 8 Modern interface.
With powerful search/replace features, a configurable clip stack, and formatting presets, Clipboard Help+Spell manages to stand out in the crowded market of clipboard enhancement tools.
With its custom interface and text-editor sensibilities, Sublime Text 2 offers a polished editing experience that rewards familiarity with comfort and speed.
If you sometimes need to create quick diagrams for work, Gliffy is a great tool to bookmark.
Once the domain of trained professionals, Amara tries to put the process of video transcription, subtitling and translation within reach of everyone.
WinZip for Windows 8 finds itself in the uncomfortable position of being shoehorned the Modern interface, and the result isn't pretty.
Without requiring any downloads, plug-ins, or even a user account, MindMup offers a super-quick way to create and share simple mind maps.
By letting you group your icons and quickly toggle them off when they're in the way, Fences 2 makes the desktop both nicer-looking and more useful.
Manage your digital life—including passwords, profiles, and more—with this handy utility.
WeVideo is a simple and solid Flash-based video editor that runs in your browser. With Dropbox and Google Drive support, it makes it easy to pull raw footage in and export edited video out.
Using flash cards & spaced repetition, Anki can help you learn and retain information for years. There's an art to using the system, but it doesn't take much to understand how correctly worded flash cards can improve learning.
BleachBit isn't as polished as some of its commercial rivals, but for business users on a budget, it gets the job done.
Despite good intentions and an innovative proposition, RetroUI is slower and clunkier than the competition.
iSpy makes it easy to connect your computer to multiple cameras and microphones, specify their locations, and selectively record activity.
Skitch ties in tightly with its parent, Evernote, but can also be installed on its own. It's great for quickly marking up images and screenshots and sharing with friends, colleagues, or customers.