For serious work in the console, few utilities (if any) can match the prowess of Take Command. If you use the command line regularly, it's a good investment.
ConceptDraw Mindmap is a business mind-mapping product that looks just like a part of Microsoft Office. It fits neatly into a team's workflow.
Pipy offers a quick way to launch programs and search for files and Web pages, but it's not unique.
Command-line utility Chocolatey lets you quickly download and install other applications.
This handy utility offers a simple interface for fixing photos damaged by motion blur. It doesn't always work, but it's worth a try if you have an important photo marred by blur.
Dropmyemail is a simple cloud-based backup service for your emails and attachments. It's especially useful if you log on at different computers.
WinZip 17 lets you archive, encrypt, convert, and share your files across multiple services. New integration with cloud storage services and social networks keep this venerable compression utility relevant.
With Ninite, you can install numerous free applications at once. It's free, elegantly presented, and easy to use.
XMind offers powerful diagramming capabilities, if you can get over its interface oddities. If you're used to the UI of the free demo version, though, you might enjoy the features the paid version adds.
ShellNewHandler can remove extraneous entries from your Vista or Windows 7 file creation context menu. It's a free utility that can save you time and confusion.
SpringPublisher lets you create letterheads and business cards with simple templates, including maps and QR codes.
ShortcutFoo is a lean and simple Web app that lets you easily learn shortcut keys for Gmail and many other applications.
Enjoy some seriously adrenaline-drenched automotive action, safely and for free. Download these five excellent racing game (or play online) and speed to your heart's content.
Holly is a simple and beautiful Web app for creating, managing, and sharing to-do lists. It's not for large-scale project management, but for day-to-day tasks, it works just fine.