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My Awesome List of Windows Apps

This is a list of awesome apps for Windows 10.

Browser

  • Google Chrome : browser from Google
  • Microsoft Edge : browser from Microsoft
  • Epic Privacy Browser : no history no tracking browser
  • Mozilla Firefox : privacy oriented browser
  • Opera : browser with VPN
  • FlashPeak Slimjet : lightweight chrome-based browser
  • Chrome Remote Dekstop : remote desktop
  • Epic Privacy Browser

Built in Windows 10 Apps

  • Camera (Windows 10) : camera
  • Microsoft News

Citation Manager

  • Mendeley Desktop : citation manager
  • Zotero : open source citation manager

Collaboration

  • GitHub Dekstop
  • Github CLI* (gh)
  • Git

Command Line Interface

  • speedtest: speedtest
  • gping: gping example.com
  • is-up: is-up example.com
  • mtr: mtr example.com
  • Ubuntu : ubuntu on top Windows 10

Computing Programming

  • Anaconda3 : numerical computation, python
  • Arduino : Arduino programming
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code : IDE
  • Octave : FOSS numerical computation
  • Matlab Polyspace : complete numerical computation
  • SpeedCrunch : simple numerical computation, calculator
  • Calculator : calculator (Windows 10)
  • Maxima computer algebra system
  • Fritzing : electronic design
  • Kalk : command-line calculator
  • Kalker : command-line scientific calculator
  • Qalc and Qalculate : command-line scientific calculator

Cloud Storage

  • Microsoft OneDrive

Drawing App

  • Inkscape: open source vector graphic drawing and editor
  • Fresh Paint*

Ebook and Document Converter

  • calibre : ebook manager
  • Pandoc : document converter engine (tex, latex, markdown, word, odt)
  • pandoc-crossref : reference plugin for pandoc
  • wkhtmltopdf : document converter
  • Panwriter : GUI for Pandoc (tex, latex, markdown, word, odt)
  • Listary : file search (embedded in Windows Explorer)
  • Wizfile : file search
  • fzf (Github Repo): file search CLI
  • Everything : file search
  • Everything Toolbar : Everything toolbar
  • Agent Ransack : file content search
  • Fileseek : file content search
  • dnGrep : file content search
  • ripgrep : file search
  • ripgrep-all : CLI file content search
  • Windows Czkawka : file duplicate finder

File Sync

  • SyncFolder : file folder sync
  • Syncthing : file cloud sync
  • Synctrayzor : Syncthing GUI
  • rclone : file cloud sync (portable, direct)

File Downloader and Transfer

  • Youtube-DLG (youtube-dl-gui): video download manager
  • wget : file download (portable, direct, terminal)
  • croc : file transfer
  • curl
  • FireDM : download manager

File Tools

  • 7-Zip : file archiver, file compression
  • File Converter : file converter
  • FileMenu Tools : file menu tools
  • Wiztree : file, folder, drive mapper
  • QTTabbar : tab extension for file explorer
  • WinMerge : file folder comparison
  • Quicklook : file viewer
  • CSVed : csv viewer, editor, converter
  • Free Commander : alternative to Windows Explorer
  • TidyTabs : tab extension for any windows

Framework

  • Node.js
  • Ruby
  • Yarn
  • Dot Net, .Net
  • Java
  • NVM
  • Go
  • Golang
  • Hugo
  • Hugo Extended

Graphic Editor

  • Microsoft Visio: diagram and vector graphic drawing and editor from Microsoft
  • draw.io : graphic editor
  • Graphviz : graphics and drawing package (library)
  • OriginLab : scientific graphic editor
  • yed : graphich editor

Hand Writing

  • Microsoft Whiteboard
  • Xournal++ : note taking and PDF annotation tool
  • Microsoft Font Maker : convert handwriting to font
  • gInk : desktop handwriting (portable)

Image and Photo Tools

  • Microsoft Photos : photo manager and viewer
  • ShareX : screenshot tools (complete)
  • Snip & Sketch : screenshot tools (quick, simple, windows default)
  • Irfan View : photo viewer
  • Irfan View shell extension

Image Photo Editor Converter

  • paint.net : image editor (free, complete)
  • Paint 3D
  • Pixillion Image Converter : image converter
  • ImageMagick : image processing library
  • Picosmos Tools : image editor (quick and complete for simple editing)
  • XnConvert : image converter, batch editor

Latex Math Editor

  • MiKTex : LaTex engine
  • KLatexFormula : LaTex formula editor
  • TexStudio : LaTex editor
  • EqualX : Latex formula editor
  • Mathpix Snipping Tool : Latex OCR
  • Math Input Panel : Equation Editor

Laptop Tools

  • Lenovo Hotkeys
  • Lenovo Vantage
  • Lenovo Vantage Service

Map

  • Google Earth Pro
  • Maps (Windows 10)
  • JOSM: OSM map editor
  • SS Panet

Music and Audio

  • AIMP : music audio player
  • Groove Music : music audio player (Windows 10)
  • Audacity : audio editor
  • Voice Recorder : audio voice recorder (Windows 10)
  • Equalizer APO : audio equalizer/filter
  • Peace : GUI for Equalizer APO
  • Spobrify : Youtube listener
  • Virtual Audio Cable : virtual speaker, microphone
  • Eartrumpet : Speaker Mix, Setting

Network Tools

  • NetSetMan : network setting and manager
  • NETworkManager : network tools
  • WinMTR : ping and trace route (portable, direct)
  • WinMTRCmd : CLI ping and trace route (portable, direct, terminal)
  • gping : CLI graphic ping (portable, direct, terminal)
  • speedtest : CLI network speed test (portable, direct, terminal)
  • HostsMan (hm) : host file editor
  • Hosts File Editor : host file editor
  • Telerik Fiddler : web debug
  • IPFS Desktop* : decentralized file system
  • Librespeed: CLI network speed test
  • dnslookpu: CLI DNS lookup

Note Taking and Code Editor

  • Notepad++ : note taking, text editor
  • OneNote : note taking (Office Suite)
  • Sticky Notes : note taking (Windows 10)
  • Obsidian : note taking, zettelkasten, markdown
  • VNote : note taking, zettelkasten, markdown
  • Markdown Monsters : note taking, wordpress integration
  • Journal by Microsoft
  • Logseq : browser based notetaking
  • mdsilo : Lightweight plain-text knowledge silo and networked-writing tool.
  • VS Code : code editor
  • Quarto : markdown meet Jupyter notebook

Office Suite

  • LibreOffice : open source office suite (Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math, Base)
  • Microsoft Office : office suite from Microsoft (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access)
  • Scrivener : word processor

Others

  • Nimbletext : text batch manipulation
  • BabelMap : unicode character
  • V380 : Webcam monitoring
  • Glance by Mirametrix: object detection
  • BlueStacks : Android Emulator
  • BlueStacks X: Bluestack Gaming Platform
  • Anki : card repetition learning app
  • Picpick : screen shoot, desktop record, screen ruler, color picker
  • Screenruler: screen ruler

PDF Tool

  • CutePDF Writer: pdf writer, pdf printer
  • ByteScout PDF Multitool* : pdf editor (split, merge, rotate, remove), pdf extractor (table, image), pdf compressor, pdf OCR, pdf converter (image, html), pdf parser
  • PDFsam Basic: pdf editor (split, combine, merge, rotate)
  • MuPDF : very lightweight pdf, xps, epub, cbz viewer
  • Foxit Reader : pdf reader (reflow, rotate), pdf anotation (comment, type, draw, sign, stamp)
  • SumatraPDF : fast pdf reader
  • GPL Ghostscript : pdf rendering engine
  • Free PDF Compressor : pdf compressor
  • PDF Reader by Xodo : pdf reader (reflow, rotate), pdf compressor, pdf anotation (comment, type, draw, sign, stamp), pdf editor (split, rearrange)
  • PDF24 : the most complete pdf editor
  • Paperly : academic pdf
  • Poppler : pdf rendering engine

Phone Connection

  • KDE Connect
  • Your Phone (Windows 10)
  • Minimal ADB and Fastboot
  • Scrcpy: Android phone control on windows
  • adb: Android Debug Bridge (adb)

Productivity

  • Pomodoro Logger : kanban, pomodoro, timer

Portable Apps

  • duck
  • xournal
  • xsltproc
  • gInk
  • mtr
  • SAS Planet
  • Sioyek PDF
  • FireDM : download manager

Remote Desktop and Tools

  • WinSCP

Security

  • Authy Desktop : 2FA, two factor authentication
  • Malwarebytes : anti malware
  • ShutUP10 (OOSU10): Windows permission editor

Software Application Manager

  • Chocolatey : software application manager
  • Chocolatey GUI : GUI for chocolatey
  • Revo Uninstaller : software application uninstaller

Video Conference

  • Skype : messaging, video conference
  • Zoom : video conference
  • Microsoft Teams : video conference

Video Editor

  • FFmpeg : video processing library/engine
  • Handbrake : video converter
  • HitFilm Express* : video editor (complete editing)

Video Player and Streaming

  • OBS Studio : streaming, screen recording
  • OBS Virtual Cam : virtual cam add on for OBS
  • VLC Media Player : video player
  • SMPlayer: video player, GUI for mpv player

Visualization

  • Microsoft PowerBI Desktop

Windows and Desktop Tools

  • AutoHotkey : automation for Windows
  • CCEnhancer : enhancer for CCleaner
  • CCleaner : junk, storage cleaner
  • Bleachbit: junk, storage cleaner, security enhancement
  • Wise System Monitor : system monitoring
  • XMeters : system monitoring
  • Fluent Search: application launcher
  • WSCC (Windows System Control Center) : windows mini tools collection
  • HWiNFO64 : hardware information
  • CPUID CPU-Z : hardware information
  • DeskPins : pin windows on top
  • Window Top: pin windows app on top
  • PowerToys : windows enhancement
  • Windows Terminal : the best terminal for windows
  • Bing Wallpaper* : everyday wallpaper
  • Rainmeter : desktop visualization
  • TaskbarX : taskbar visualization
  • Bluegrams : windows ruler
  • Rocketdock : desktop toolbar launcher
  • UI Vision RP XModules : Windows Automation
  • WindowTop : window top

Writing Tools

  • Grammarly for Windows : grammar checker
  • Grammarly for MS Office Suite : grammar checker
  • Languagetool Server
  • Languagetool MS Word Add in : grammar checker, open source
  • Writefull for Word : grammar checker
  • Lightkey : AI writing recommendation
  • Espanso : text expansion
  • Ditto : clipboard manager, copy-paste
  • Harzing's Publish or Perish : scientific writing helper
  • Vale : linter for prose.

Voice Command

  • Alexa
  • Cortana

VPN and Anonymity

  • ProtonVPN : VPN
  • Cloudflare WARP* : VPN
  • OpenVPN : VPN
  • Lantern : VPN
  • Green Tunnel
  • GoodbyeDPI
  • Powertunnel

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