Windows 7 is packed with full of latest features and security updates to make it much user friendly and secure. But most of us got very much used with earlier Windows versions like XP and Vista. It takes some time to adjust with the new looks and features of Windows 7 during which you can lose your productivity. To overcome this problem and also to make your productivity move up these are some five best applications you can try.
Windows 7 has a completely new start menu option and it looks completely different from XP or Vista. If you are very much used to the classic menu style of Windows XP or Vista you can get this style on Windows 7 by using CSMenu. This is a Windows 7 only application which will allow you to access programs in start menu like before. All that you have to do is install this application and pin the CSMenuLauncher.exe file to taskbar to start using. Now you can see two start menu buttons side by side on the task bar.
When you click on the newly installed start button you will see start menu in classic windows 2000 style which you have been using for years. This can help you easily navigate through start menu and launch programs you wish to. Although windows 7 start menu is not bad but requires just time to adjust with. You can use Windows 7 start button in mean while to get used to it when you are not in hurry.
To open or look for a folder on your computer previously you should open My Computer and select the drive and look for the folder to open. You think this is a very long process if you have used StandaloneStack. This little Widget for Windows 7 allows you to browse folders on your computer right on your desktop or on any screen.
This is a very simple widget to use when you have finished installing this application you can set your preference in the settings option. Now you can StanaloneStack widget button in the taskbar so by clicking on it you can see the contents on the set folder directly on the screen.
Cool thing about this application is you can also look into subfolders easily. It can also play video preview of video files you can set from where the video preview as to start in the settings options. Also use custom icons, set options to arrange icons and many more.
Gmail Notifier plus
Gmail has millions of users and if you are one of them and running windows 7 on your computer then this widget is for you. Using this widget you can many useful and quick controls of Gmail a click away. It not only alert you when you have received a new mail in your inbox but also give you subject preview when you hover over the icon in the taskbar.
You can also launch Gmail inbox in your browser with a click on directly open compose window from the menu. It also allows you to view any individual mail in your inbox directly and with ease. Gmail notifier plus is a Windows 7 only application.
Firefox is the most preferred and default web browser for millions of users all over the world. Winfox gives you quick and easy access to your Firefox web browser right from Windows 7 taskbar.
Just pin this application to your windows 7 taskbar and you can launch new Firefox windows, open new tabs and also drag and drop web pages to mark them as favorite. You can see your favorite web pages in the menu it even displays their favicons for easy recognition.
Ninite is the best and first application you have to look for immediately after installing Windows 7 operating system on your computer. This is a very cool web 2.0 and application that can install multiple applications on your system at once. All that you have to do is visit its web site and choose the applications that you want to install from the list.
All the listed software’s in this site are either free or open source applications so it is completely legal to use. Then download the Ninite installer and run the .exe file to start installing selected applications. Not even Ninite will be installed on your machine you do not even have to click or do anything during the installation process. You can know more about Ninite here.