Great Software for 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.

Image Viewer

Image Editor, Paint, Line Drawing

share files between phone and computer

Screenshot Software

ShareX 2021-01-20
ShareX 2021-01-20

Video Player

Video Streaming

old: Screen Video Capture, Screencasting, Softwares

Video editor

2021-04 recommended by friends:

Video Chat, Video Conference


dvd ripper

See also: Convert Video from Different Formats

Audio player

See: Audio Recorder, Synthesizers, MIDI Software

ebook file Reader

Microsoft Help File (.chm extension)

File Sharing, BitTorrent

Text Editor

Keyboard Macros and Launchers


3D Modeling Software

Unix utils

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

zip, unzip, gzip, etc

Text Terminal

old, getting obsolete:

Graphical tool for showing folder size

have not used any of these

Windows Tools for Programer

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

Inno Setup. (create installers)

xah apps on windows 2012 snapshot

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

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.