Just ran across this cool application installer tool called Ninite. (Thanks to a tweet from Scott Hanselman) This tool will download and install applications for you. This should make getting your machine setup after a repave much easier. In looking at the categories and software currently being offered, this appears to cover about 80% of the applications that I want/need to install.
The following categories are currently being offered:
- Web Browsers
- File Sharing
- Developer Tools
I would encourage you to go check out the list and see what essential applications you use are listed. And if you do not see one of your applications listed, there is even a form at the bottom of the list where you can request that your application be added.
With a lot of folks moving to Windows 7 now that it is officially released, this tool looks to be a great time saver. I know I trying it out when I move from the Windows 7 RC to RTM in the near future.