Windows does a good job most of the time, but there are things it could do better like shutting down all open applications. If you have several programs open at the same time, it can be a pain to shut them down one at a time, and that’s where CloseAll from NTWind Software comes in handy.
Slice is an app for the online shopper with which you can manage all your purchases regardless where you shop online. What the app does is take the tracking number in your email so there’s no need for you to input them in your package. But it can do a whole lot more.
OneNote is a free virtual notebook from Microsoft that will help you keep track of your to-do list. With this application you can now keep track of all those notes from board meetings or jot down ideas for your next project. This program can also be used by students for their homework, among other tasks.
Chandler is an organizer for Windows, Linux and Mac. The program aims to integrate a notebook and organizer into one. It offers you an efficient way to manage information. The fact that it's free and cross platform makes it an attractive option. But Chandler has a lot more to offer.
Pokki is more than just a replacement for the Start menu in Windows, as it provides you with a new and simpler way to access your favorite applications. With this program you get several one click app launchers and mobile notifications for apps, tweets and email. And you can get more, much more.
Hott Notes has taken the concept of virtual sticky notes further. There are many apps like this around, but Hott Notes has special features that set it apart. The app is quick, letting you add a note and stick it to the desktop. Its icon rests on the taskbar, out of the way. The notes remain on your wallpaper and quite unobtrusive.