Great Software for Windows
This page lists great software for Windows that i personally use. Most are also available for Mac and Linux.
- Windows → IrfanView
- Mac → GraphicConverter, best in 90s. i haven't used since 2009
- Linux: Image Viewers
Image Editor, Paint, Line Drawing
share files between phone and computer
- Microsoft Windows → ShareX
- [ VLC media player ] [ 2020-11-24 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VLC_media_player ]
- OBS. for sreaming YouTube twitch etc. [ Open Broadcaster Software ] [ 2020-11-24 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Broadcaster_Software ]
old: Screen Video Capture, Screencasting, Softwares
2021-04 recommended by friends:
- [ OpenShot ] [ 2021-04-02 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenShot ]
- [ Kdenlive ] [ 2021-04-20 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kdenlive ]
Video Chat, Video Conference
- [ HandBrake ] [ 2021-02-08 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HandBrake ] → Can't really rip encripted DVD. But good for converting DVD format to some video format as a file.
See also: Convert Video from Different Formats
- VLC media player
See: Audio Recorder, Synthesizers, MIDI Software
ebook file Reader
- [ Calibre (software) ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calibre_%28software%29 ] (epub)
Microsoft Help File (.chm extension)
- [ XCHM ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XCHM ]
File Sharing, BitTorrent
- Transmission (BitTorrent client) (Mac, Linux)
- Deluge (software) (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Vuze (Windows, Mac). Requires Java. I do not recommend.
- Windows: μTorrent
- emacs. [see Practical Emacs Tutorial]
- [ Visual Studio Code ] [ 2021-02-08 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_Studio_Code ]
Keyboard Macros and Launchers
3D Modeling Software
- 2022-09-04 i no use linux stuff on Windows anymore. now just PowerShell
- Windows: Windows Subsystem for Linux
- Microsoft Windows. Old school is Cygwin. [see Installing Cygwin Tutorial]
- VirtualBox. Best tool for running linux on Windows. [see How to Install Linux on VirtualBox]
Mac: build-in. But to install extra, use [ Fink ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fink ] or [ MacPorts ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacPorts ].
zip, unzip, gzip, etc
- best 7-zip (zip, unzip, gzip, extracting installer exe etc.)
- 2022-09-04 best now is Microsoft Windows terminal Windows Terminal
old, getting obsolete:
Graphical tool for showing folder size
have not used any of these
- [ Ncdu ] [ 2020-11-24 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ncdu ]
- [ Disk Usage Analyzer ] [ 2020-11-23 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_Usage_Analyzer ]
- qdirstat [2020-11-24 https://github.com/shundhammer/qdirstat ]
- Disk Inventory X [ Disk Inventory X ] [ 2020-11-22 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_Inventory_X ]
- grandPerspective http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/
Windows Tools for Programer
- [ Process Explorer ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Process_Explorer ] At http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653
- FTP client. [ FileZilla ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FileZilla ]
- FTP client, Firefox add-on: FireFTP.
- i never used. Microsoft Log Parser 2.2. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24659
- [ Cacls ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacls ] Command line tool to view or set file permissions.
- [ Peer gardian ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_gardian ] (IP blocker)
- [ ZoneAlarm ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZoneAlarm ] (full featured firewall)
For monitoring network, see also: tool for monitoring network traffic on Windows 7 Home At http://superuser.com/questions/302559/tool-for-monitoring-network-traffic-on-windows-7-home/
[ Inno Setup ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inno_Setup ]. (create installers)
xah apps on windows 2012 snapshot
This isn't exhaustive list of install software. Though, it contains all apps i use daily.
- Daily: emacs, cygwin, Google Chrome, Firefox, IrfanView, Safari, Opera, Skype.
- Weekly: GIMP, iTunes, Mathematica, VirtualBox, Firestorm/Phoenix (Second Life), Inkscape, Google Earth, Picasa, Thunderbird. (Mathematica should be there)
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.
- outdated info How to Secure Delete Files, Shred Files, Wipe Drive