Software that I use and recommend

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Steps to Install R.

Yahoo & Google Historical Quotes Downloader (YGQD) to acquire free historical End of Day quotes from Yahoo and Google. Guide to Yahoo & Google Historical Quotes Downloader.

Excel add-in called SMF. It is s a great tool to import a huge variety of data from several website like yahoo finance, morningstar, reuters, and etc. Guide to Installing SMF under Vista and Excel 2007.

System Scheduler is an excellent tool to schedule unattended running of applications, batch files, and scripts. Guide to System Scheduler.

Hamachi is a VPN service that securely connects devices and networks, extending LAN-like network connectivity to mobile users, distributed teams and business applications.

Sysinternals a collection of advanced system utilities. I found following utilities extremly useful.
  • Process Explorer shows a list of the currently active processes.
  • Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool (regmon / filemon).
  • Autoruns a utility that shows what programs are configured to startup automatically when your system boots and you login.
  • ZoomIt a presentation utility for zooming and drawing on the screen.
GUI Automattion software:
  • AutoIt is a freeware Windows GUI automation language.
  • Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots).
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