Apps worth remembering

  • PDF-XChange Viewer icon

    PDF-XChange Viewer

    Freemium Windows Website

    PDF-XChange Viewer is an alternative viewer for PDF files that enables you to view and annotate PDF files. You can add text, sticky notes, and other annotations and save them to the file, which will be compatible with the standard Small Adobe Acrobat Reader DC  iconAdobe Acrobat Reader DC .
    The PDF XChange Viewer is an excellent tool for converting not text-searchable pdf-files in text-searchable pdf-files.

    Need advanced features of the Viewer?
    Small PDF-XChange Editor iconPDF-XChange Editor extends the power of PDF-XChange Viewer with many features, headlining, Direct Content Editing of text based PDF files (Not PDFs created from images or scans).


  • Sumatra PDF icon

    Sumatra PDF

    Free Windows Website

    What is Sumatra PDF?

    Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI viewer for Windows.
    Why another PDF reader?

    Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features.

    Its small and starts up very fast.

    Its designed for portable use: its just one file with no external dependencies so you can easily run it from external USB drive.


  • Google Chrome Developer Tools icon

    Google Chrome Developer Tools

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Chrome Website

    The Google Chrome Developer Tools provide an integrated environment for debugging, optimizing, and understanding a web application, or website, running in Google Chrome. The developer tools are developed partly through the WebKit open source project, where the tools are called Web Inspector.

    Here are some of the things you can do with the Chrome Developer Tools:
    Live edit DOM and CSS to master your web page looks.
    Debug JavaScript using graphical debugger with advanced breakpoints support.
    Analyze the execution time of all your functions to improve the speed of your app.
    Trace reflows and repaints as your app loads.
    Explore what is stored within HTML5 local storage databases.


  • Google Chrome icon

    Google Chrome

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD iPad Website

    A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Small Chromium iconChromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, supports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background, and offers syncing of browser bookmarks, extensions, passwords, and history between multiple computers by your Google account.

    Additionally, Chrome has Flash and PDF support built into the browser for better speed and security.

    Chrome Web Apps and Extensions are available on Small Chrome Web Store iconChrome Web Store .

    Available in more than 50 languages.


  • Mozilla Firefox icon

    Mozilla Firefox

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Haiku Website

    Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.


  • CentBrowser icon


    Free Windows Website

    Cent Browser is an enhanced version of the Chromium web browser that bundles many useful features, such as scrollable tab bar, automatic memory optimization, lazy session loading, mouse gesture, super drag and a lot of tab options. It makes your web surfing easier, more comfortable and more secure.


  • Microsoft OneNote icon

    Microsoft OneNote

    Free Mac OS X Windows Android iPhone Windows RT ... Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire Website

    Microsoft OneNote, part of the Small Microsoft Office Suite iconMicrosoft Office Suite , is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information. It also offers shared notebooks, syncing between multiple computers and devices via Windows Live online storage, and optical character recognition (OCR) for getting text from pictures, business cards, etc.

    An online version, Small OneNote Online iconOneNote Online , is also available as part of Small Office Online iconOffice Online .


  • AlternativeTo icon


    Free Web Website

    AlternativeTo let you find new Windows, Mac, Linux, online and mobile software based on applications you already know instead of useless categories. AlternativeTo is a new approach to finding good software. Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you suggestions on great alternatives! Instead of listing thousands of more or less crappy applications in a category, we make each application into a category. Think of it like forever evolving blog posts about good alternatives to the software that youre not satisfied with. And the "blog posts" are generated by you through suggestions, comments and votes.


  • npm icon


    Free Web Website

    npm is a package manager for Node.js that is run through the command line and manages dependencies for an application. It is the predominant package manager for Node.js.


  • GitHub icon


    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Web Android Windows RT ... Android Tablet BSD Website

    GitHub is a web-based hosting service for projects that use the Small Git iconGit revision control system. It is written in Ruby on Rails by Logical Awesome developers Chris Wanstrath, PJ Hyett, and Tom Preston-Werner. GitHub offers both commercial plans and free accounts for open source projects.

    The site provides social networking functionality like feeds, followers and the network graph to display how developers work on their versions of a repository.

    GitHub also operates a pastebin-style site at, wikis for the individual repositories and web pages that can be edited through a git repository.

    GitHub has a built-in, highly functional Issue Tracker.


  • Icons8 icon


    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Web Website

    Icons8 is a collection of icons created by a single team. The ideas for the icons are crowdsourced by the community.


  • IcoFX icon


    Commercial Windows Website

    IcoFX is an all-in-one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. It is designed to work with Windows and Macintosh icons supporting transparency.

    With a wealth of tools and more than 40 effects at your fingertips, there’s virtually no limit to the icons you can create. You can easily convert your favorite images into icons, or icons into images. IcoFX gives you the possibility to create icon libraries or change icons inside exe files. Create a favicon for your website or blog.

    Convert your Macintosh icons to Windows icons and vice versa. With IcoFX you can extract icons from other files, including Windows and Macintosh files. You can easily work with multiple files using the batch processing capability of IcoFX.


  • Node.js icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted Website

    Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications.

    Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.


  • Araxis Merge icon

    Araxis Merge

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Website

    Merge is the visual file comparison (diff), merging and folder synchronization application from Araxis. Use it to compare and merge source code, web pages, XML and other text files with native application performance. Directly open and compare the text from Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), OpenDocument, PDF and RTF files. Compare images and binary files. Synchronize folders. Perform code reviews and audits. Work with folder hierarchies containing thousands of files. Merge integrates with many SCM (version control) systems and other applications.

    Merge is available for Mac OS X and Windows. One licence entitles you to use Merge on both platforms. Merge for Mac OS X is fully localized into English and Japanese. The Windows version offers a user interface in English, French, German, Japanese. This link is to an external website and International Spanish, with the online help in English and Japanese.


  • Visual Studio Code icon

    Visual Studio Code

    Free Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Mac OS X Website

    Code combines the streamlined UI of a modern editor with rich code assistance and navigation, and an integrated debugging experience – without the need for a full IDE.


  • Microsoft Visual Studio icon

    Microsoft Visual Studio

    Free Personal Windows Web .NET Framework Website

    Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs for Microsoft Windows, as well as web sites, web applications and web services. Visual Studio uses Microsoft software development platforms such as Windows API, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Store and Microsoft Silverlight. It can produce both native code and managed code.

    Visual Studio includes a code editor supporting IntelliSense as well as code refactoring. The integrated debugger works both as a source-level debugger and a machine-level debugger. Other built-in tools include a forms designer for building GUI applications, web designer, class designer, and database schema designer. It accepts plug-ins that enhance the functionality at almost every level—including adding support for source-control systems (like Subversion) and adding new toolsets like editors and visual designers for domain-specific languages or toolsets for other aspects of the software development lifecycle (like the Team Foundation Server client: Team Explorer).

    Visual Studio supports different programming languages and allows the code editor and debugger to support (to varying degrees) nearly any programming language, provided a language-specific service exists. Built-in languages include C, C++ and C++/CLI (via Visual C++), VB.NET (via Visual Basic .NET), C# (via Visual C#), and F# (as of Visual Studio 2010). Support for other languages such as M, Python, and Ruby among others is available via language services installed separately. It also supports XML/XSLT, HTML/XHTML, JavaScript and CSS.

    Microsoft provides "Express" editions of its Visual Studio at no cost. Commercial versions of Visual Studio along with select past versions are available for free to students via Microsoft's DreamSpark program. Moreover Visual Studio Online, a software as a service offering of Visual Studio on Windows Azure platform, is available on


  • Notepad++ icon


    Free Windows Website

    Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

    Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.


  • Everything icon


    Free Windows Website

    "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on local or removable NTFS volumes on your computer (hence the name "Everything"), and on mapped network drives with ETP server and an everything installation too. You type in a search filter to limit what files and folders are displayed. 19 languages supported.

    How can "Everything" index a mapped network drive?
    To search a networked computer you will need to run Everything on both computers.
    One computer will need to Start an ETP server.
    The other computer will need to connect to that ETP server.

    To start an ETP server:

    1. In Everything, On the Tools menu, click Start ETP server.

    To connect to an ETP server:

    1. In Everything, On the Tools menu, click Connect to ETP Server....
    2. Type in the ETP server name.
    3. Type in the ETP server port.
    4. Type in the ETP server user.
    5. Type in the ETP server password.
    6. Click OK.


  • Listary icon


    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer Website

    Listary is an excellent enhancement utility for list controls used everywhere: Windows Explorer, Task Manager, Registry Editor, and innumerable third-party applications.
    It searches folders, files or anything else as-you-type. Autocomplete, masks, hotkeys, regular expressions (pro version only) are good time-saving features.

    Are Clumsy File Management
    Systems Slowing Down Your
    Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows
    that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!

    With Listary you’ll never have to go through the tedious process of browsing through folders, looking for the right file names and hunting through Windows’ limited menus ever again.

    Listary puts smart search technology at your fingertips so you can keep working without dealing with cumbersome native Windows navigation.

    With a lightweight interface that doesn’t bog your system down and strain system resources, Listary puts Windows Explorer on steroids.

    For power users, Listary integrates with your favorite tools such as Total Commander, Directory Opus, XYplorer, Xplorer2, WinRAR, FileZilla and many more!

    With just a few clicks you can quickly and easily:

    Search the entire disk drive from any window or folder
    Quickly find any file you need with a few short key strokes
    Instantly find & launch programs with a quick keyboard command
    Copy or move files to any folder from any folder with easy context menu commands
    Open a file with a specific program from anywhere
    Instantly jump from file manager to a target folder with a simple key command
    Create a Favorites list of commonly used files and apps for fast access
    Right-Click any search result for a robust Action+Context menu
    Quickly browse your recent app and file history to continue working where you left off
    Search the web with Listary’s keyword query engine

    And many more features…
    All With Simple Key Commands Or The Click Of A Mouse!


  • WinRAR icon


    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android BSD Website

    WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format. You can try WinRAR before buy, its trial version is available in downloads. After the trial period expires, the program will start to nag you to buy it every time you open up a zip, rar, etc. You can still use the software, but with the nag screen.


  • 7-Zip icon


    Free Windows Linux BSD Website

    The main features of 7-Zip

    High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression
    Supported formats:
    Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
    For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
    Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
    Self-extracting capability for 7z format
    Integration with Windows Shell
    Powerful File Manager
    Powerful command line version
    Plugin for FAR Manager
    Localizations for 87 languages

    7-Zip works in Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT. There is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.


  • Total Commander icon

    Total Commander

    Commercial Windows Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet Website

    Total Commander is a shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for Windows.
    Some features include a built-in FTP client, file compare, archive file navigation, and a multi-rename tool with regular expression support.

    Features include:

    Two file windows side by side
    Multiple language and Unicode support
    Enhanced search function
    Compare files (now with editor) / synchronize directories
    Quick View panel with bitmap display
    ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive handling + plugins
    Built-in FTP client with FXP (server to server) and HTTP proxy support
    Parallel port link, multi-rename tool
    Tabbed interface, regular expressions, history+favorites buttons
    Thumbnails view, custom columns, enhanced search
    Compare editor, cursor in lister, separate trees, logging, enhanced overwrite dialog etc.
    Unicode names almost everywhere, long names (>259 characters), password manager for ftp and plugins, synchronize empty dirs, 64 bit context menu, quick file filter (Ctrl+S)
    USB port connection via special direct transfer cable, partial branch view (Ctrl+Shift+B), and many improvements to ftp, synchronizing and other functions
    And many more!


  • Adobe Bridge icon

    Adobe Bridge

    Free Mac OS X Windows Website

    Automated cache management
    On demand thumbnail and metadata generation
    Option to import photos and videos from your mobile device or digital camera on Mac
    Quickly organize and stack panoramic and HDR images
    Improved stability and performance
    Flexible batch processing
    Drag-and-drop file flexibility
    Centralized color settings

    Lots of free training videos
    Optional cloud storage


  • Adobe After Effects icon

    Adobe After Effects

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Website

    With Adobe After Effects software, you can create compelling motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects with flexible tools that help save you time and deliver unparalleled creative power. It's used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production and its main uses are the origination of 2D and 2.5D animation, visual effects compositing and finishing (image adjustment, color correction etc.). After Effects can also be used as a basic non-linear editor and a media transcoder.


  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC icon

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Web Android iPhone ... iPad Website

    Create incredible photos anywhere with all-new Lightroom CC and 1 TB of cloud storage. Get powerful editing features on any device in a new, easy-to-use interface.

    Edit in full resolution and have both your original photos and edits backed up to the cloud. Organize your photos with searchable keywords that are automatically applied without the hassle of tagging. And easily share and showcase your photos in fun ways.

    With easy-to-use sliders, filters, and quick adjustment tools, the intuitive Lightroom CC interface makes it simple to create photos that look just the way you want. You can edit your full-resolution photos anywhere — on mobile devices, the web, or your desktop. Edits on one device are automatically applied everywhere else.


  • Adobe Illustrator CC icon

    Adobe Illustrator CC

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Website

    Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced color controls and creative effects, provide a comprehensive vector graphics environment. Explore more efficient ways of working with multiple artboards, a Blob Brush tool for intuitive vector painting, and transparency in gradients with on-object controls. Stay ahead of the pace of change — equip yourself with precisely the tools you need for today’s print, web, interactive, motion, and mobile content design.


  • Adobe Photoshop icon

    Adobe Photoshop

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Website

    If you can think it, you can make it with Photoshop CC, the world’s best imaging and design app. Create and enhance photographs, illustrations, and 3D artwork. Design websites and mobile apps. Edit videos, simulate real-life paintings, and more. It’s everything you need to make any idea real.


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