Surviving Windows


  • Time-Sync

    Free Windows Website

    Time-Sync is a freeware software to synchronize the time of your system. The features of the software are:

    • Simple self-explanatory software
    • Configuration in a few steps
    • Runs as a windows service in the background without any tray-icons
    • Server & Client version according to RFC standards
    • Usable in LAN and/or in Internet
    • Uses system resources economically
    • Redundant time servers are available
    • Quick and clean install/uninstall

     

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  • WizMouse

    Free Windows Website

    Sends scroll events to the window currently under the cursor regardless of the currently selected window, just like MacOS.

     

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  • GNU Bourne Again SHell

    Free Linux BSD Website

    Bash is the shell, or command language interpreter, that will appear in the GNU operating system. Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard. It offers functional improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use. In addition, most sh scripts can be run by Bash without modification.

    The improvements offered by BASH include:

    * Command line editing
    * Unlimited size command history
    * Job Control
    * Shell Functions and Aliases
    * Indexed arrays of unlimited size
    * Integer arithmetic in any base from two to sixty-four

     

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  • QTTabBar

    Free Windows Windows Explorer Website

    QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser. It comes with a number of nifty features including a favorites function for launching folders and applications, groupings of folders that can be opened together, tooltip preview functions for a number of file types, and others. It is also highly customizable and hotkey-enabled.

    QTTabBar was written by a Japanese developer known as “Quizo” (hence the name QTTabBar) but because of lack of time, he gave the project over to Paul Accisano.
    Actually "Quizo" was resumed development.
    Open source branch of QTTabBar: http://qttabbar.sourceforge.net/

     

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  • KatMouse

    Free Windows Website

    Does not suffer from WizMouse's bug of closing a reply in MS Outlook when the DEL key is pressed

     

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  • DB Browser for SQLite

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    DB Browser for SQLite is a high quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite.

    It is for users and developers wanting to create databases, search, and edit data. It uses a familiar spreadsheet-like interface, and you don't need to learn complicated SQL commands.

     

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  • git-cola

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Many other git clients want you to log-in, use lots of RAM, or other annoyances this clean and lightweight app avoids.

     

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  • Dual Monitor Tools

    Free Windows Website

    Dual Monitor Tools is a software package for Windows users with dual or multiple monitor setups.

    All the tools are open source and free, and each tools is independent so you only need to install or run what you want.

     

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  • Keypirinha

    Free Windows Website

    Good Spotlight-esque tool. Utilizes python, so it may be as extensible as Flashlight (the Spotlight mod platform).

     

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  • Cyberduck

    Free Mac Windows Website

    A libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure & OpenStack Swift browser.

     

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  • PeaZip

    Free Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.

     

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  • QuickLook

    Free Windows Website

    Background :
    One of the few features I missed from Mac OS X is Quick Look. It allows user peek into a file content in a lightening speed by just pressing the Space key. Windows, on the other hand, does not has this handy feature ... until now.

    I am aware that several alternatives are already available on the Internet (e.g. WinQuickLook and Seer). Despite these options, I still decide to craft another one by myself, because they are either not being actively developed, lacks of variety, or asks for a amount of $$$.

    Highlights :
    Tons of supported file types (full list here)
    Fluent design (new in version 0.3)
    Touchscreen friendly
    HiDPI support
    Preview from Open and Save File Dialog
    Preview from 3rd-party file managers (see a list here)
    Easy extended by plugins
    Strict GPL license to keep it free forever

     

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  • doPDF

    Free Windows Website

    Adds that "Print to PDF" ability that even handles files big enough to crash MS Word's PDF exporter!

     

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  • Icecream PDF Editor

    Free Windows Website

    Icecream PDF Editor is a PDF editing software with an impressive range of features to proceed with all sort of documents edit. Edit text of opened PDF files and add new custom text (select font, size color, etc.). Strikeout, underline text and highlight parts of PDF documents. Annotated PDF, add graphic objects (circles, rectangles, lines, arrows, freehand) and customize their options (color, size, fill, opacity). Add stamps (set the default ones offered by program or upload your own custom ones). Protect PDF and change files' permissions. Manage pages, add new pages, rotate pages and change their size. Thanks to the clear GUI using this program is extremely simple.

     

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  • Resource Hacker

    Free Windows Website

    Resource Hacker™ is a resource editor for 32bit and 64bit Windows® applications.

    It's both a resource compiler (for .rc files), and a decompiler - enabling viewing and editing of resources in executables (.exe; *.dll; .scr; etc) and compiled resource libraries (.res, *.mui).

    While Resource Hacker™ is primarily a GUI application, it also provides many options for compiling and decompiling resources from the command-line.

     

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  • Google Chrome

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD iPad PortableApps.com 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.

     

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  • pip

    Free Mac Windows Linux Python Website

    The PyPA recommended tool for installing Python packages.

     

  • WindowGrid

    Free Windows Website

    WindowGrid is a modern window management program that allows the user to quickly and easily layout their windows on a dynamic grid.
    WindowGrid gives functionality to the normally useless right mouse button when moving a window. Doing this will enable the grid snap mode.

    FEATURES

    • Simple to control
    • Portable and Installable
    • Works with aerosnap
    • Unintrusive
    • Grid overlay can be customised (dimensions, opacity and color)
    • Can auto update
    • Supports Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
    • Supports x86 and x64
    • Written in C# and C++
    • Low memory usage

     

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  • 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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  • Process Hacker

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer.
    A free and open source process viewer with powerful process termination and memory searching/editing capabilities.

    Key features of Process Hacker:

    • A simple, customizable tree view with highlighting showing you the processes running on your computer.
    • Detailed system statistics with graphs.
    • Advanced features not found in other programs, such as detaching from debuggers, viewing GDI handles, viewing heaps, injecting and unloading DLLs, and more.
    • Powerful process termination that bypasses security software and rootkits.
    • View, edit and control services, including those not shown by the Services console.
    • View and close network connections.
    • Starts up almost instantly, unlike other programs.

     

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  • Keyboard Notifier

    Free Windows Website

    Keyboard Notifier sits in the system tray and notifies the user as to the state of the Caps, Scroll and Num lock keys. Designed for systems with ill-placed or non-existent hardware notification lights.

     

  • Zeal

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Zeal is a simple offline API documentation browser inspired by Dash (OS X app), available for Linux and Windows.

    Quickly search documentation using Alt+Space (or customised) hotkey to display Zeal from any place in your workspace.
    Search in multiple sets of documentation at once.
    Don't be dependend on your internet connection.

     

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  • Haroopad

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Haroopad is a markdown enabled document processor for creating web-friendly documents. You can author various formats of documents such as blog article, slide, presentation, report, and e-mail as if experts did. Haroopad gives you same experiences in editing regardless of the platform you are working on. It runs on all three major operating systems—Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

     

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  • JPEGView

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    JPEGView is a lean, fast and highly configurable viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, WEBP, TGA, GIF and TIFF images with a minimal GUI. Basic on-the-fly image processing is provided - allowing adjusting typical parameters as sharpness, color balance, rotation, perspective, contrast and local under-/overexposure.

    Features

    • Small and fast, uses SSE2 and up to 4 CPU cores
    • High quality resampling filter, preserving sharpness of images
    • Basic image processing tools can be applied realtime during viewing
    • Movie mode to play folder of JPEGs as movie

     

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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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  • cmder

    Free Windows clink ConEmu Windows Command Prompt PowerShell Website

    Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on Small ConEmu iconConEmu , extending it with the power of Small clink iconclink and some great looking defaults including a Monokai color scheme and custom prompt layout.

     

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  • LightShot

    Free Mac Windows Chrome Wine Firefox Website

    Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows and Mac platforms, with the added advantage of automatically uploading it online for sharing or editing.
    Available also as Firefox addon, Chrome extension and besides Desktop application. The program has short domain https://prnt.sc/g5g1s5 (or long one http://prntscr.com/g5g1s5 inspite, here they're soft options on this screenshot) where you can see all screenshots you've uploaded before.

     

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  • Cygwin

    Free Windows Website

    Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the Unix-like environment.

     

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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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