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 2016-05-31
- Utility Version Released Description
7Zip16.022016-05-21archiver, 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 Flash21.0.0.2422016-05-12lightweight animation viewer.
Adobe Reader DC2015.016.2000392016-05-10PDF reader.
Adobe Shockwave12.2.4.1942016-03-01animation 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 ANT1.9.72016-04-12Java make utility and platform-independent scripting.
Apache HTTPD2.4.202016-04-11HTTP server
Apache Open Office4.1.12014-08-22Office suite.
Apache Subversion1.9.42016-04-28version control system server.
Apache Tomcat8.0.352016-05-17servlet womb
Apple iTunes12.4.02016-05-17Icon editor
Apple QuickTime7.7.92016-01-28movie player
Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro4.7.0.02015-10-05defragger
BitTorrent7.9.7:423312016-05-09large file downloader.
Blue Griffon1.82013-06-19HTML WYSIWYG editor
Boot-It Bare Metal1.322016-02-25partition manager.
Bulk Rename3.0.0.12016-02-04bulk file rename utility
CDBurnerXP4.5.72016-05-15CD/DVD copier
Clipmate7.5.262013-03-20extended cut/paste buffer.
DiskTrix UltimateDefrag4.0.98.02016-02-23defragger
Ditto3.21.50.02016-03-19clipboard manager.
DJ3.12.12.1012016-02-26Java decompiler
Dragon NaturallySpeaking home132014-07-22Nuance speech to text
EclipseMars 4.5.22016-02-26Java IDE
Elwood EZ Home and Office Address Book9.12015-09-09Address book
Enigmail1.9.22016-04-25Encryption 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.
Goldwave6.232016-05-16sound file editor and converter.
Google Chrome40.0.2214.912014-11-20browser.
Google Earth7.12013-04-22Map viewer.
GPG4Win2.3.12016-04-05PGP privacy encryption
Gradle2.132016-04-25Build Tool
HandBrake0.10.52016-02-26Video converter
HTMLValidator14.05002014-08-26ensures your HTML has no errors.
Icon XP3.362016-02-03icon/png editor.
IconLover5.442016-03-24icon/png editor and icon manager.
Inkscape0.912016-02-10SVG editor
install4j6.1.12016-03-07Java application installer
IntelliJ Idea2016.1.22016-05-18IDE for composing Java programs.
IObit Smart Defrag5.0.22016-04-05free 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.
JP Software Take Command19.02016-04-27CMD processor replacement
JZip2.0.0.1295022012-10-16archiver, compression utility
Libburnia1.4.22015-11-29CD/DVD burner
LibreOffice5.1.3.22016-05-12office suite, word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager
Logitech Setpoint6.67.832016-02-25mouse drivers
Maven3.3.92015-11-18Build Tool
Meinberg NTP4.2.8p72016-05-13NTP for Windows or Linux
Modernizr3.1.02015-10-16JavaScript library
MS IE 1111.0.9600.175012015-01-07browser.
MySQL5.7.122016-04-11SQL database manager
Nero Burning ROM03.03.20162016-03-08CD/DVD burner
Nero Video20162016-05-17prepare videos
Net Transport2.96k.7202015-03-01Download files by streaming protocols, e.g. video or audio files.
NetBeans8.12015-11-04Java IDE
O&O Defrag23.442016-03-08disk defragger.
OmniPage182013-02-20Nuance OCR
OpenSSL1.0.2h2016-05-03SSL implementation
PADGen3.1.1.502011-12-03XML PAD (Portable Application Description) editor.
PaintShop ProX82016-04-21Drawing program and photo touchup editor
PkZip142012-05-23archiver, compression utility
PostgreSQL9.6 beta12016-05-12SQL 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 SVN1.9.42016-05-20version control system client.
Stylus StudioX152012-12-07edit, validate and diagram xml, xsd, dtd, xsl and xquery files.
Sweetcape 0107.0.12016-05-13binary/hex file editor
TakeCommand/4NT16.03.552014-07-13replacement for cmd.exe command processor, both console and GUI. Includes TCC (nee 4NT).
Thunderbird45.1.12016-05-30Email and newsreader.
Tidy5.2.02016-04-08Clean 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
Tortoise Subversion1.9.42016-04-29Client for Subversion version control
Trillian5.6.0.52015-11-30integrates instant messenger services
Ubuntu16.042016-04-21Free 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
WinZip20.52016-05-04archiver, compression utility.
WinZip Command Line4.02016-03-11command line control of WinZip.
Wireshark2.0.32016-04-23packet sniffer formerly known as Ethereal. Monitor Internet or LAN traffic.
Xara Designer MX12.0.02016-04-13Vector drawing program, including 3D extrusions
Xara Designer Pro X12.0.02016-04-13Vector 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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