Here are the applications that are on my essential install list. I install these immediately when I setup a brand new operating system (which I have been doing a bit of recently going through all the Windows 8 developer preview / release candidate / RTM builds):
- Firefox with Bookmark Sync
- Scroll Bar Anywhere
- Read It Later / Pocket
- Visual Studio 2012 (Dark Theme) / Resharper / NCrunch
- TortoiseGit / Github for Windows
- Windows Live Writer
Dynamic Bing Theme
- VLC Media Player
- Adobe Reader
This will normally be enough to keep me going for quite a long time. Everything else I download as I need them.
What’s on your essentials list?