Ian “Gizmo” Richards has been finding and evaluating software utilities for a long time. Periodically, he publishes Gizmo’s Desert Island Utilities. This is his personal selection for his own computer. It’s a list well worth looking into. He writes:
Last year I installed for review purposes, hundreds of utility programs and applications. In the last five years, the number must be in the thousands.
Almost all of these, after review, have been promptly uninstalled. Some were just dogs. Some worked fine but caused problems on my PC. Others were excellent but not as good as products I was already using.
The products that remain on my personal PC today are the survivors of a long Darwinian battle. They are the products that best suit my needs. When I buy a new PC these are the products I install.
What are your favorite utilities?