Great Software for Microsoft Windows

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This page lists great software for Windows that i personally use. Most are also available for Mac and Linux.

Anti-Virus Software

See: Windows: Best Anti-virus Software .

Image Viewer

Image Editor, Bitmap Drawing

Vector Graphics Drawing


Screen Video Capture, Screencasting, Softwares


See: Audio Recorder, Synthesizers, MIDI Software .

Office (WordProcessor, Spread Sheet, etc)


Gmail, Yahoo Mail, HotMail

Windows, Mac, Linux: Mozilla Thunderbird

{Voice, Video} Chat

Video Chat, Conference

Text Chat, IRC

old time instant messaging

ebook file Reader

Microsoft Help File (.chm)

File Sharing, BitTorrent

Text Editor

Practical Emacs Tutorial

Keyboard Macros and Launchers

File Secure Deletion

See: How to Secure Delete Files, Shred Files, Wipe Drive .


3D Modeling Software

List of 3D Modeling Software .

Unix utils

Mac: build-in. But to install extra, use Fink or MacPorts.

Windows: Cygwin. [see Installing Cygwin Tutorial]

VirtualBox. Best tool for running linux on Windows. [see How to Install Linux on VirtualBox]

text terminal

Windows Tools for Programer, Sys Admin

For monitoring network, see also: tool for monitoring network traffic on Windows 7 Home At

Inno Setup. (create installers)

xah apps on windows 2012-05-08
xah apps on windows

This isn't exhaustive list of install software. Though, it contains all apps i use daily.

Just noticed a Walmart Photo Center there. lol. That's one of those bundled bloatware which somehow escaped my notice. It's going to trash now. Also, note that ComboFix.exe. It is supposed to be a rootkit detector or remover, but i haven't researched enough to be sure it's good. It is there temporarily.

For tools i use on linux, see: Xah Linux Setup .

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