Lifehacker’s Hive Five series Best of the Best is out, staring”What’s the best tool for the job?” The list is from the top user submitted programs in different categories. On to the list. I also included my Fav’s

Best Digital Photo Organizer: Picasa
I agree

Best Instant Messenger: Pidgin (Windows/Linux)
My Fav: Trillian

Best GTD Application: Pen and Paper

Best DVD Ripping Tool: DVD Shrink (Windows)
My Fav: DVDFab

Best Contact Management Application: Address Book (Mac OS X)
My Fav: Google Gmail

Best Text Editor: Notepad++ (Windows)
I agree

Best Online File Sharing Service: MediaFire
I Agree

Best RSS Newsreader: Google Reader
I Agree

Best Application Launcher: Launchy (Windows)
My Fav: RocketDock

Best Start Page: iGoogle
I Agree

Best Antivirus Application: AVG Anti-Virus
My Fav: Windows Live One Care

Best Photo Sharing Site: Flickr
Ialso use SmugMug

Best Personal Finance Tool: Mint
My Fav: Microsoft Money

Best Desktop Media Player: VLC (All Platforms
I also use: Miro

Best Windows Maintenance Tool: CCleaner
I Agree

Best Windows Backup Tool: Carbonite
My Fav: Mozy

Best File Syncing Tool: Dropbox (All Platforms)
I agree

Best Alternative File Manager: Total Commander
My Fav: Xplorer2

Best Note-Taking Tool: Pen and Paper
My Fav: Evernote or Google notebook

Best To-Do List Manager: Pen and Paper
My Fav: Remember the Milk

Best Desktop Search Application: Windows Search 4
I agree

Best FTP Client: Filezilla
I agree

Best Password Manager: KeePass
My Fav: RoboForm

Best Download Manager: DownThemAll
I don’t use one

Best Calendar Application: Google Calendar
I agree

Best BitTorrent Application: uTorrent
I agree

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