Download Command Line - Best Software & Apps

  • MPlayer

    RC 2 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Windows Mobile
    Pocket PC

    A great free player with support for hundreds of formats

    7
    118 votes
    • PROS: Support for hundreds of formats, Very fast response, Light on system resources, Extensive support for keyboard shortcuts
    • CONS: Dull interface
  • WiFi Password Decryptor

    5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Recover forgotten WiFi passwords

    7
    785 votes
    • PROS: Suitable for any level of user , Export data to HTML, XML or TXT format, Can also be used from the command line
    • CONS: No advanced features , Not compatible with XP
  • RunAsDate

    1.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Task manager to run programs when you want them to

    6
    29 votes
    • PROS: Allows different programs to be run simultaneously at different times, Works via the GUI or command line, Doesn't require installation
    • CONS: Doesn't work with all applications
  • Quick Heal Anti-Virus

    2011 2010

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Up-to-date antivirus protection for your PC

    7
    2683 votes
    • PROS: Generate reports on everything, Command line options, Real-time protection, Various scan options
    • CONS: Convoluted installation process, Requires other security products to be uninstalled
  • Aircrack-ng

    rc3 1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Assess your Wi-Fi network security with these free tools

    7
    110 votes
    • PROS: The developers keep making very clever changes and updates, All the tools are command line that allows heavy scripting
    • CONS: You need the programming skills to generate your own DLLs , May be used for more nefarious purposes
  • Cygwin

    1.7.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Tools and utilities to emulate Linux in Windows

    7
    74 votes
    • cmder

      1.3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A portable and convenient console emulator

      9
      1 vote
      • PROS: Ideal if you are already on the Git and GitHub bandwagon, A great command line tool, Good for people that work simultaneously with Visual Studio and command line
      • CONS: Difficult to understand for the uninitiated, Very little is explained on the website, The user manual is not very good
    • FLV Extract

      1.6.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Extract video, audio and timecodes from your FLV videos

      7
      9 votes
      • PROS: Very simple, Includes command line feature, Maintains quality
      • CONS: No options
    • Lynx

      rel1 2.8.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Surf the web using the command line

      9
      12 votes
      • p7zip

        9.04

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Powerful command line compression tool

        5
        21 votes
        • PROS: Supports many formats, Allows you to preview contents
        • CONS: No user interface
      • Console

        2.00b

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Enhance the Windows console with new and improved options

        4
        4 votes
        • FFMpeg

          (Tripp's Unofficial Build) r18639

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          FFMpeg for Windows

          6
          1 vote
          • ImageMagick

            6.7.3-4

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Convert and resize images using the command line

            6
            32 votes
            • PROS: Powerful command line image manipulator, Includes SVG renderer, Edits almost any format
            • CONS: No GUI, Too hard for beginners
          • Macrium Reflect

            5.1.5732

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Create exact images of your hard drive

            7
            17 votes
            • PROS: Disk imaging made easy!, You can create a disk image in just a few steps
            • CONS: Scheduled backups are not very user-friendly, Rescue CD is limited to a few operating systems
          • VirusTotal Uploader

            2.2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Downloadable antivirus tool from VirusTotal

            9
            14 votes
            • PROS: Easy to use, Very quick, Integrates well with context menu and command line
            • CONS: Needs to open the browser to display results, Pretty ugly
          • Power Mixer

            2.9

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Advanced Windows audio mixer

            6
            48 votes
            • cGPSmapper shareware

              1.00

              License
              try Download
              Platform
              Windows

              cGPSmapper is a command line program which allow to convert...

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              • Secure FTP

                2.5.21

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows
                Mac

                FTP client especially for SSL connections

                7
                7 votes
                • PROS: Designed specifically for SSL connections, GUI and Command Line interface, User forum in case of problems,
                • CONS: May not connect to some IIS servers
              • ConEmu

                161022

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                An advanced and convenient Windows console emulator

                9
                1 vote
                • PROS: It does just what you need and does what it claims it does, The program is just as good as its most popular competitors, There is plenty of documentation, links, videos and reviews on the website
                • CONS: It is advanced, but it requires a little more learning than its alternatives, The program is not as portable as some people may like, Their website needs upgrading a little
              • CERTivity KeyStores Manager

                1.2

                License
                try Download
                Platform
                Windows

                CERTivity can manage KeyStores, Cryptographic Keys, Certificates, sign & verify PDF, XML, JAR files, test SSL connections.

                10
                19 votes
                • PROS: It covers and combines many features otherwise available with disperse command line tools., Combines functionality in an intuitive and productive organization., It has a rich GUI structured like an IDE, easy to use, allowing users to maximize productivity., It provides rich information when verifying signatures for PDF, XML or JAR files, referring to signature status, validity and potential warnings.
                • CONS: The memory consumption can become quite high sometimes., It can take a while to open the application on slower machines., It is not yet covering keys on cryptographic tokens such as HSM (Hardware Security Modules) and smart cards., It is not yet covering all the PDF signature types.
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