WinRAR My favorite file compression/decompression tool. Fast, efficient, and support quite a lot of formats. Unfortunately ... NOT free.
OpenElec The ultimate XBMC distribution. No operating system required, comes completely in a compact form with Embedded Linux, for Intel, AMD, AppleTV, Raspberry Pi, etc.
NAPS2 - Not Another PDF Scanner 2 Wonderful simple and reliable scanner application for Windows users. This still depends on your Windows having the proper scanner drivers installed, but it makes scanning to images or PDFs a lot easier.
7-Zip One of the best, free, and most efficient Windows archive and unarchive utilties around. Support quite a few formats as well.
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