Tools

Some Windows tools/apps I find useful:

Music Library [started with iTunes but as they slowly took away the cool features, I moved on]

MusicBee

Windows housekeeping utility

Glary Utilities

PDF Reader [Adobe is a huge attack vector for the bad guys so I try to use alternatives]

Foxit Reader

Keyboard Encryption [at some point Microsoft will build this feature into windows; until then….]

AntiLogger Free

Anti-Virus

Microsoft Security Essentials

Cloud based note storage

Evernote

Firewall

TinyWall

OS Change Manager [alerts you to hijackings, malware attacks and changes made to your computer]

WinPatrol

Free 3D Modeling Software:

3DTin (browser based, good for beginners)

Anim8or

Art of Illusion

Autodesk 123D (good for beginners)

Blender

BRL-CAD

Carrara (not sure if this is still freeware)

Clara.io

DAZ Studio

Flux Studio

FreeCAD

K-3D

MakeHuman (specializes in human body designs)

MeshLab

Meshmixer

OpenSCAD

Sculptris (virtual clay)

Seamless3d

SketchUp

Wings 3D

3D Scanners:

Artec 3D

Autodesk 123D

Creaform

Cubify

David

MakerBot

Matter and Form

NextEngine

ReconstructMe

Skanect

If you have some suggestions of your own, to add to this list, please share in the comments….

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