essentials for windows


  • f.lux

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Software that makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

     

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  • Microsoft Encarta

    Commercial Windows Web Website

    Microsoft Encarta was a digital multimedia encyclopedia published by Microsoft Corporation from 1993 until 2009. As of 2008, the complete English version, Encarta Premium consisted of more than 62,000 articles, numerous photos and illustrations, music clips, videos, interactivities, timelines, maps and atlas, and homework tools, and is available on the World Wide Web by yearly subscription or by purchase on DVD-ROM or multiple CD-ROMs. Many articles could also be viewed online free of charge, a service supported by advertisements.

    In March 2009, Microsoft announced it was discontinuing the Encarta disc and online versions.
    "Microsoft has discontinued its Microsoft Encarta and Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium lines of products.

    Customers will receive product support for up to three years from purchase date or through January 10, 2012, which ever date is reached first."

     

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  • Simplenote

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire Website

    Made by the company behind Small WordPress iconWordPress, Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas, and more. Your notes stay updated across all your devices. No buttons to press. It just works. Your notes are synced across your devices when you create, add to or change them.

    Registration is required but the app and service are free.

     

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  • ConvertXtoDVD

    Commercial Windows Website

    ConvertXtoDVD is an easy-to-use, 'one-click' video conversion application to convert and burn any video file to DVD, such as AVI (DivX, XviD), MKV (H.264 AVC), WMV, MPEG, MOV, YouTube (flash) videos and many more.

     

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  • MediaMonkey

    Freemium Windows Android Windows S Website

    MediaMonkey is a music player and a music library manager with support for 50,000+ files and many features for organizing, tagging, converting and burning your music. It also has advanced podcasting and syncing features. MediaMonkey syncs with iPhones, iPods, and most other MP3 Devices. MediaMonkey is an All-in-One music manager solution with many plugins available.

     

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  • Notepad++

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

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

     

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  • GIMP

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Snapcraft ... FLATHUB PortableApps.com Haiku AmigaOS Website

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

     

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  • WinDirStat

    Free Windows Website

    WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool, inspired by KDirStat.

     

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  • HijackThis

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    HijackThis™ is a free utility which quickly scans your Windows computer to find settings that may have been changed by spyware, malware or other unwanted programs. HijackThis creates a report, or log file, with the results of the scan.

     

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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch Apple TV Kindle Fire Haiku Website

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.

     

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  • Visual Studio Code

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Electron / Atom Shell Website

    VS Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment.

     

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  • foobar2000

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform.

    Main features

    Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.
    Gapless playback.
    Easily customizable user interface layout.
    Advanced tagging capabilities.
    Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
    Full ReplayGain support.
    Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
    Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.

     

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  • AlternativeTo

    Free Web Website

    AlternativeTo is a website which lists alternatives to web-based software, desktop computer software, and mobile apps.

     

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