utilities : Java Glossary


Utilities are are generic programs that help you process data. Here are some of my favourites monitored by VerCheck:
Roedy’s Recommended Utilities
Last Verified 2016-02-12
- Utility Version Released Description
7Zip15.142015-12-31archiver, compression utility
Abelssoft JetDrive82015-12-16defragger
Ace Utilities6.1.02016-01-11Registry cleaner. Junk file deleter. Autorun manager.
Adobe DreamweaverCS6:12.0.32014-06-15WYSIWYG HTML editor
Adobe Flash20.0.0.3062016-02-09lightweight animation viewer.
Adobe Reader DC2015.010.200562016-01-12PDF reader.
Adobe Shockwave12.2.3.1832016-01-12animation engine
Amaya11.4.42012-01-18HTML editor and browser
Amazon AWS2013-08-012016-01-20Amazon Web Services database of Amazon products
AndroChef1.0.0.132016-01-10Java decompiler
ANTLR4.52015-01-23parser generator
Apache ANT1.9.62015-07-03Java make utility and platform-independent scripting.
Apache HTTPD2.4.182015-12-14HTTP server
Apache Open Office4.1.12014-08-22Office suite.
Apache Subversion1.9.32015-12-15version control system server.
Apache Tomcat8.0.322016-02-11servlet womb
Apple iTunes12.3.22015-12-14Icon editor
Apple QuickTime7.7.92016-01-28movie player
Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro4.7.0.02015-10-05defragger
Axialis Icon Workshop6.8.0.02013-01-14Icon editor
BitTorrent7.9.5:418022016-02-10large file downloader.
Blue Griffon1.82013-06-19HTML WYSIWYG editor
Boot-It Bare Metal1.31f2015-11-11partition manager.
Bulk Rename3.0.0.12016-02-04bulk file rename utility
CDBurnerXP4.5.62016-02-10CD/DVD copier
Clipmate7.5.262013-03-20extended cut/paste buffer.
DiskTrix UltimateDefrag4.0.96.02012-11-25defragger
Ditto3.21.30.02015-11-21clipboard manager.
DJ3.12.12.1002015-07-31Java decompiler
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium132014-07-22Nuance speech to text
EclipseMars 4.5.12015-06-24Java IDE
Elwood EZ Home and Office Address Book9.12015-09-09Address book
Enigmail1.8.22016-02-10Encryption for Thunderbird email.
Excelsior Jet11.02015-09-29Native Java compiler for Windows, Linux and Mac.
FastStone8.42016-01-14screen capture.
FileHippo2.0 beta 42016-01-18update checker.
FontCreator9.12016-01-29font editor/designer
FontForge20120731-b2012-07-31outline font editor/designer
Forté Agent8.0:12722014-10-20newsreader.
FTP Voyager16.2.0.3282014-11-05FTP upload/download.
Funduc BE7.172014-09-19scripted bulk search and replace, regex.
Funduc PE7.172014-09-19ad hoc bulk search and replace, regex.
Funduc SR classic7.22014-09-19classic bulk search and replace, regex.
Goldwave6.192016-01-09sound file editor and converter.
Google Chrome40.0.2214.912014-11-20browser.
Google Earth7.12013-04-22Map viewer.
GPG4Win2.3.02015-11-25PGP privacy encryption
Gradle2.112016-02-08Build Tool
HandBrake0.10.32016-02-10Video converter
HTMLValidator14.05002014-08-26ensures your HTML has no errors.
Icon XP3.362016-02-03icon/png editor.
IconLover5.432016-02-03icon/png editor and icon manager.
Inkscape0.912016-02-10SVG editor
install4j6.0.42015-08-02Java application installer
IntelliJ Idea15.0.32016-01-20IDE for composing Java programs.
IObit Smart Defrag4.3.02015-10-28free defragger.
Ivy2.4.02014-12-27Build dependency manager for ANT
Java JDK Java development kit.
JavaCC6.02014-04-28parser generator
JavaMail1.5.52015-12-16Java email library.
jEdit5.3.02015-10-22text editor, UTF-8
JMF2.1.1e2003-05-23Java Media Framework, library for playing sound or video.
JZip2.0.0.1295022012-10-16archiver, compression utility
Libburnia1.4.22015-11-29CD/DVD burner
LibreOffice5.1.02016-02-10office suite, word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager
Logitech Setpoint6.65.622014-10-01mouse drivers
Maven3.3.92015-11-18Build Tool
Modernizr3.1.02015-10-16JavaScript library
MS IE 1111.0.9600.175012015-01-07browser.
MySQL5.7.112016-02-06SQL database manager
Nero Burning ROM17.09.20152015-11-30CD/DVD burner
Nero Video21.09.20152015-11-30prepare videos
Net Transport2.96k.7202015-03-01Download files by streaming protocols, e.g. video or audio files.
NetBeans8.12015-11-04Java IDE
O&O Defrag192015-10-14disk defragger.
OmniPage182013-02-20Nuance OCR
OpenSSL1.0.2f2016-01-28SSL implementation
PADGen3.1.1.502011-12-03XML PAD (Portable Application Description) editor.
PaintShop ProX72014-08-27Drawing program and photo touchup editor
PkZip142012-05-23archiver, compression utility
PostgreSQL9.52015-10-06SQL database manager
POV-Ray3.7.02013-11-083D renderer.
Raxco PerfectDisk13.3992014-05-22defragger.
RegexBuddy4.5.02015-10-14Regex composer
rsync3.1.02013-09-29efficiently upload/download file changes to a server
SlickEdit2015: editor.
Slik SVN1.9.32016-02-10version control system client.
Stylus StudioX152012-12-07edit, validate and diagram xml, xsd, dtd, xsl and xquery files.
Sweetcape 0106.0.32015-09-25binary/hex file editor
TakeCommand/4NT16.03.552014-07-13replacement for cmd.exe command processor, both console and GUI. Includes TCC (nee 4NT).
Thunderbird38.5.12016-01-07Email and newsreader.
Tidy5.1.252016-02-10Clean up HTML5 source
Tint Photo Montage2.2.102015-12-22collage maker
Tint Picture Cutout Guide3.2.102015-12-22Background remover, object extractor, collage maker, smart resize, eliminate objects
TopStyle5.0.0.1042014-07-10edits and validates style sheets.
Tortoise Subversion1.9.32016-01-04Client for Subversion version control
Trillian5.6.0.52015-11-30integrates instant messenger services
Ubuntu14.042014-04-17Free Linux distribution.
Unicode7.0.02014-06-16defines 16-bit and 32-bit codes for international Unicode character set
VerCheck4.82015-11-30Program used to prepare this list. Checks if there are new versions of various software.
WinRAR5.312016-02-04archiver, compression utility
WinZip202015-10-27archiver, compression utility.
WinZip Command Line4.02013-05-08command line control of WinZip.
Wireshark2.0.12015-12-30packet sniffer formerly known as Ethereal. Monitor Internet or LAN traffic.
Xara Designer MX11.2.3.407882015-09-03Vector drawing program, including 3D extrusions
Xara Designer Pro X11.2.3.407882015-09-03Vector drawing program, including 3D extrusions
Xenu1.3.82010-09-04ensures your HTML links are not broken.
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unchanged Unchanged, released over a year ago
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