I read a great list of free applications on TechRadar that really enhance the usability of Windows 7 especially if you’re a power-user. Windows 7 is great, but some of these apps really take window management to the next level! There is a good mix of freeware and open-source software.
- Windows Live Essentials
- Notepad ++
Stay Away from (in general)
- the registry cleaner crap unless you use legacy apps.
- defrag software unless you know you need it