I've seen this thread in the past but many things could have changed over time. Share your favorite shareware with others on WHT. I know I've downloaded some from recommendations of others and I thought they were great ideas. So what have you downloaded that to some may be a simple program but you can't live without?
My favorite: ePrompter -- http://www.eprompter.com
E-mail prompter that works from your systray. What I like about ePrompter is that I can see my e-mail from the server before it hits my PC. This allows me to delete spam and potential viruses without taking a chance at becoming infected.
Also... Log Monitor -- http://logmon.bitrix.ru/logmon/eng/
I just downloaded this one today but it looks like a nice little program. Let's you monitor files and folders for changes and will alert you if any changes occur.
My mail client does the same as ePrompter. The Bat! is highly configurable, I love the quoting, though it does cost money, as for free things, I hate loading an image suite (PS, gimp, etc) just to grab a color. I use Hex Color Finder. Its free.