Surviving Windows

  • 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.


  • WindowGrid icon


    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.


    • 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


  • f.lux icon


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

    Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?

    Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?

    During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun.

    f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

    It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.

    f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you're in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again.

    Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. f.lux will do the rest, automatically.


  • Process Hacker icon

    Process Hacker

    Free Windows 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.


  • 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 icon


    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.


  • QTTabBar icon


    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:


  • Haroopad icon


    Free Mac OS X 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.


  • JPEGView icon


    Free Windows Website

    JPEGView is a small and fast viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF and TIFF images. On-the-fly image processing is provided - allowing to adjust typical parameters as sharpness, color balance, contrast and local under-/overexposure.


  • 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.


  • cmder icon


    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.


  • LightShot icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Chrome 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 (or long one inspite, here they're soft options on this screenshot) where you can see all screenshots you've uploaded before.


  • Cygwin icon


    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.


  • WinDirStat icon


    Free Windows Website

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

    You can also examine Network Drives very fast.

    Language for application AND help files can be set to Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, English, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish and Russian.