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Best Free Windows 64-bit Programming Editor


Notepad++ "is a popular and widely-used editor loaded with features to make the users' programming more productive, including syntax and brace highlighting for many languages, search and replace using regular expressions, macro recording, and playback. It is also highly configurable through plug-ins, has a wide range of themes and offers multi-language support. Other features include color source code printing, auto-completion, multi-document and multi-view, drag and drop, syntax folding, bookmark, ASCII art display and more." (Best Free Programming Editor)


Bluefish "is a lightweight yet powerful editor running … designed for experienced programmers and web designers, and works as a general-purpose editor as well with the IDE. This program provides options to write websites, scripts and programming codes in many programming and markup languages. Its user interface is complete with toolbars, dialogs and user-customized menus to facilitate insertion of markups and codes. … Other useful features include cold folding, customizable syntax highlighting, advanced search and replace, multiple projects support, integration with external programs to handle advanced text processing or error detection, auto tag closing and matched code highlights for HTML and XML documents, in-line spell checker which is programing language aware and so on." (Best Free Programming Editor)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Color Picker

Color Cop

Color Cop "impressed me with its combination of simplicity and effectiveness. It comes with a compact and powerful user interface which takes up very little screen space. A color grabber is provided to drag and drop at any pixel of the screen, and RGB and Hex codes are presented instantly. The front interface provides a built-in magnifier and an active color palette. If you want to adjust a picked color, you can click the ‘custom’ button and call up Windows’ default color mixer. When you right click on the interface a menu pops up with extra features. In this way, the interface is cleverly made small but powerful." (Best Free Color Picker)



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by blaszta on 31. October 2011 - 13:44  (82468)

IMHO, Multi Commander ( is better than Double Commander, it has 32/64-bit version and the developer response very quickly for questions in the forum.

by Remah on 31. October 2011 - 23:31  (82496)

Thanks, I'll have a look at it.

by Buckethead (not verified) on 8. September 2011 - 20:16  (79245)

I've been looking for an Explorer replacement that works well in x64 Windows basically since Windows 7 came out and I've tried them all, the best one I've found is FreeCommander XE (preview version of the next version of FreeCommander). It had a few bugs in the last version that made it kind of unusable (sorting by modified-by date didn't work), that's been fixed now and I love it.

by subhasish (not verified) on 20. August 2011 - 14:48  (78039)

Is there a toolbar available for 64 bit internet explorer/Windows 7

by J_L on 11. August 2011 - 0:17  (77411)

Some form of changelog would be nice. At least what's new.

by MidnightCowboy on 11. August 2011 - 6:41  (77429)

As a member of our editing team you have access to the revisions log which details these changes (if completed :)) In this case it's so far just a change of editor and nothing else.

To members/visitors, we have no way to prevent this type of change or minor amendments from designating an article as "updated". Many editors do now include a changelog though and we are always looking at better ways to keep people informed.

by Remah on 12. August 2011 - 6:56  (77518)

Yes, a change log will be one of the first changes I make.

by Brolly (not verified) on 9. August 2011 - 16:09  (77308)

This whole article could use an updating as much of it seems dated. But can we get a review on the 64 bit version of Firefox Currently using chrome on my netbook with win 7 64 bit home premium and wondering if it's worth the switch back to FF just for the 64 bit advantage.


by Remah on 9. November 2011 - 10:06  (82974)

Now reviewed. There is no recent 64-bit production release but I'd still recommend a look at the development releases for those who are interested. Otherwise try Pale Moon 64-bit which is faster but with less browsing security.

by Zankar (not verified) on 25. August 2011 - 6:48  (78316)


IMHO, if you want to use firefox only, without much need of plugins, you may want to try 64 bit browser.

When I tried, I did not find 64 bit version for some of the plugins that I wanted to use. So, I switched back to the 32 bit version.

Browser, Office suite, FTP client and Editors/IDE are most frequently used software for me. Would like to have opera in 64 bit also.

by SDC (not verified) on 12. July 2011 - 16:34  (75321)

The above list doesn't contain any media player. Please do recommend some Media player which is a 64 bit program. i came across Media Player Classic .EXE and Portable version with K lite Codec Pack Both are 64 Bit version. I thought these programs can be added in above list.

by Jaison (not verified) on 5. September 2011 - 22:28  (79041)

I'd recommend vlc media player bcoz its light weight and runs smoothly while sleeking. It can stream videos from the internet that real player can do and do a lot more. I guess there's no 64-bit version but 32-bit version works quite fine.

by chillyb on 21. August 2011 - 12:31  (78082)

I just discovered and have been using Pot Player x64. Nice feature rich player.

by gprabhu33 (not verified) on 6. July 2011 - 23:47  (74893)

is there any software enabling me to use an application in 32bit and in a 64bit OS?
Ex: i tried installing Pocket oxford dict software in windows7 but its not working(works well in xp), is there any means that i could do so?

by Jaison (not verified) on 5. September 2011 - 22:38  (79042)

You could use this link to download windows xp mode for windows 7
Before going to the link try to right click on the desktop shortcut and click on properties. Now click on compatibility and select the compatibility mode.

by lazza22 (not verified) on 4. July 2011 - 14:17  (74730)


I'm not sure whether to go with 32 or 64Bit Win 7.

Looking at Core i5 with 4Gb of Ram and 1Gb graphics.

But I've heard that 32bit programs will run slower on a 64bit OS than on a 32Bit OS.

Can you confirm that?



by Doc Matrix (not verified) on 31. October 2011 - 16:41  (82476)

You can run almost any 32-bit program on Windows Vista or 7 64-bit. With 4GB of RAM (or more!), you will want 64-bit, as the 32-bit memory addressing will leave you with less than 3GB of that memory available (your 1GB video card will "map" over 1GB of your "system" RAM, and devices (your IDE controller, USB ports - almost everything in Device Manager) "map" over more memory, reducing the available RAM usable in Windows (it doesn't "use" the memory, just the address space). Using a 64-bit operating system removes the "4GB total address space" restriction, and all 4GB of your RAM will be available for use. (In fact, I'd recommend getting 8GB of RAM for a really fast system; RAM is pretty cheap right now.)

by Levent (not verified) on 8. July 2011 - 23:44  (75063)

Dear Larry,

Use 64-bit operating systems and use native 64-bit programs, if you can not find native 64-bit programs, use 32/64-bit compatible programs, if you can not find 32/64-bit compatible programs use 32-bit programs.

Open Task Manager and see them *32 marked as 32-bit programs. Don't use 32-bit programs if they are not necessary.

Your computer is very goood, you have to run 64-bit operating systems.



by UMESH SOOD (not verified) on 23. June 2011 - 17:56  (74258)

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by MAHESH MALI (not verified) on 20. June 2011 - 14:30  (74045)

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by Levent (not verified) on 11. June 2011 - 15:37  (73641)

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Thank you, I added your website to My Favorites.

by josephgiridhar on 18. May 2011 - 5:46  (72155)

Very much excited by this content it all all the software links that are very much use full for the any visitor who is using the Windows-7. After just completing the Win-7 installer can check this article and then very easily install all the remaining software very easily.
I was Very much glad by the author of the article that he had give lot of stuff here. I suggest ever user who is using win-7 must see this.

by J_L on 3. May 2011 - 22:36  (71370)

Ad-Aware 2008 is outdated, now this software includes an anti-virus.

by RunningFlashPlayerNow (not verified) on 28. April 2011 - 4:45  (71034)

I'm running Adobe Flash Player on 64 bit Windows / IE 8 (64 bit) right now. There is a version that works - It's a preview version but I haven't had any problems at all.
I'm not sure if one is available for 64 bit Mozilla. I didn't see one if there is.

Here is the link for the Windows 64 bit Adobe Flash Player download if you want to add it to your article

by jmaloney on 18. April 2011 - 20:26  (70487)

Thanks for the roundup. I've just gotten a 64-bit Windows 7 Pro computer and I'm researching replacements for old programs.

I noticed the "CCleaner" link in the "DISK CLEANER" section is broken.


by Satyakanth (not verified) on 17. April 2011 - 2:51  (70346)

I have used Microsoft's SyncToy for years. It worked well initially. As the number of files grew into thousands, and the number of files over 100MB also increased, it became inefficient. When there are thousands of files to compare, it takes a long time. Sometimes, I had to leave it overnight to complete the initial scan and determine actions.

I now settled with FreeFileSync, which works amazingly well. It's a simple software, has a portable option, and can do everything SyncToy can.

SyncToy had one advantage. It recognized moved/renamed files and tried to do the same thin on destination, thereby avoiding copy of large files. FreeFileSync doesn't do that, but more than makes up for that additional operation through its efficiency.

There is another annoyance with FreeFileSync, but I see it as a security feature :) If run normally by double-clicking, it ends up with file privilege error. I have to right click the shortcut and say "Run as Adinistrator". I run this once a week, and it's not a significant burden.

by Gonzo (not verified) on 4. April 2011 - 22:19  (69474)

Forgive me if this is the wrong firum but it seemed the closest to what I need...I have a HP printer originally intended for use with Vista. I tried to install it to a laptop running Windows 7 but was told on one of the pop ups form the installation disk that this was not possible. Is there a way to overide his and make it work?

by LawDawg (not verified) on 22. August 2011 - 21:19  (78163)

I have found that by trial and error, that older programs specifically engineered for Vista and XP will not be compatable for 64 bit OS 7.It's best to only use hardware that has the Windoes 7 logo on it and you will be trouble free.

by josephgiridhar on 19. May 2011 - 7:42  (72325)

Hi Gonzo
Hope you got the drivers of your printer or else your can just go to the HP support site page and from there you can easily get the support as per your printers requirement.
Or else your can also get the support from the Google very easily. I hope you will get them and go for printing the great content too..........

by MidnightCowboy on 5. April 2011 - 7:51  (69493)

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