7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. The program supports 7z, ZIP, RAR, CAB, ARJ, LZH, CHM, CPIO, RPM, DEB, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, and Z formats. The compression ratio in the new 7z format is 30 percent to 50 percent better than the ratio in the ZIP format. Also, 7-Zip compresses to the ZIP format 2 percent to 10 percent better than PKZip and WinZip.
WinRAR is a 32-bit Windows version of RAR Archiver, an archiver and archive manager. RAR files can usually compress content by 8 percent to 15 percent more than ZIP files can. WinRAR's main features include strong general and multimedia compression, the ability to process non-RAR archive formats, ZIP compression and decompression and encryption.
A.F.5 helps you to rename many files. The program offers an easy to use interface and some useful functions to rename your files. A.F.5 comes with a comprehensive online help and many examples that explain how to use the rename functions. Some features: Drag & Drop support; Instant preview; Undo the last rename action; Create batch files; Save your favorite rename settings; Import filenames from a text file.
Daemon Tools is an advanced application for emulation. The daemon tool is a further development of Generic Safedisc emulator and incorporates all its features. Deamon tools allows mounting a virtual CD/DVD drive on which you can run CD and DVD image files.
Diskeeper 7.0 Lite
Computers can slow down over time, and disk fragmentation is generally one of the causes. Fragmented files are broken up and stored on various parts of your disk causing slowdowns, crashes, and slow boot times. Diskeeper 7.0 keeps your PC running as fast as it did when it was new. You'll have no more time-consuming manual defragmentation jobs. Just install Diskeeper 7.0, then set it and forget it.
Windows XP TweakUI
The Windows shell-development team did some extra programming and put together a set of tools called Power Toys. If you're a power user, go ahead and try them out, but be forewarned that Power Toys aren't supported by Microsoft because they're not part of Windows. This group of "toys" lets you adjust your Windows user interface, including menu speed, window animation, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.