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TrueCryptAbout four years ago, I wrote an article on my top ten MS Windows applications, plus one.  In 2008, these were my top ten (plus one):

  1. Firefox
  2. Notepad++
  3. Directory Opus 9
  4. SnagIt v.7
  5. AusLogics Disk Defrag
  6. CCleaner
  7. TrueCrypt
  8. Microsoft Excel
  9. Nuance Paperport
  10. AI Roboform
  11. Evernote (honorable mention)

In 2012, I give you a baker’s dozen of my top desktop applications.  Why ‘desktop’ instead of Windows?  Although I do not own or use Apple Macs, every application here is available for Mac, with the notable exceptions of Notepad++. and Directory Opus.  I have been asked why I do not use a Mac, but I will reserve that explanation for another article.  Full disclosure: I paid full price for all apps and haven’t received a penny for the comments below.  {Cue the drumroll} [click to continue…]