Essential Applications (Windows)

My list of essential apps for my windows PC


  • FreeCAD

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License). FreeCAD is aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits in a wider range of uses around engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialties.
    FreeCAD features tools similar to Catia, SolidWorks or Solid Edge, and therefore also falls into the category of MCAD, PLM, CAx and CAE. It is a feature based parametric modeler with a modular software architecture which makes it easy to provide additional functionality without modifying the core system.
    As with many modern 3D CAD modelers it has many 2D components in order to sketch 2D shapes or extract design details from the 3D model to create 2D production drawings, but direct 2D drawing (like AutoCAD LT) is not the focus, neither are animation or organic shapes (like Maya, 3ds Max, Blender or Cinema 4D), although, thanks to its wide adaptability, FreeCAD might become useful in a much broader area than its current focus.
    FreeCAD makes heavy use of all the great open-source libraries that exist out there in the field of Scientific Computing. Among them are OpenCascade, a powerful CAD kernel, Coin3D, an incarnation of Open Inventor, Qt, the world-famous UI framework, and Python, one of the best scripting languages available. FreeCAD itself can also be used as a library by other programs.
    FreeCAD is also fully multi-platform, and currently runs flawlessly on Windows and Linux/Unix and Mac OSX systems, with the exact same look and functionality on all platforms.

     

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  • Stud.io

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Website

    Stud.io is a powerful but intuitive CAD-like software for building model brick creations, giving the feeling of building with LEGO in real life. It's fully integrated with Bricklink.com to provide a complete online experience that allows sharing and building with others, discovery of other user creations and even buying and selling of parts and set through an extensive marketplace.

     

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  • Roblox

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad HTC Vive Kindle Fire Gear VR Xbox Website

    Roblox allows you to create games, build whatever you want with lego-like bricks, play other games made by users of the community, and even participate in the economy by trading, selling, buying, and collecting items.

     

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  • Unity

    Free Personal Mac Windows Website

    Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation. A fully integrated professional application, Unity offers the free Personal Edition with all features, a Plus subscription at 25$ a month and a Pro subscription at 125$ a month with extra services such as Cloud building.

     

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  • MEGA

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Chrome Firefox Website

    MEGA, the successor of Small MegaUpload iconMegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited. This cloud-storage solution claims to protect your privacy with end-to-end encryption and offers a "Secure Collaboration" feature.

     

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  • RealWorld Photos

    Commercial Windows Website

    RealWorld Photos is an free portable photo editor for Windows. Retouch photographs and batch process images in an easy-to-use editor. Perform lossless retouching, watermarking and other operations on .jpg images.

     

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  • RealWorld Icon Editor

    Commercial Windows Website

    RealWorld Icon Editor is a complete solution for icon authors offering multiple ways for creating of XP, Vista and Mac icons and for managing icon libraries.

    The icon maker can convert images to icons while auto-detecting background color, sharpening or softening generated images and enhancing edges by a custom shadow effect. Users can create icons with 3D look and feel using a 3D editor. A library with example icons and 3D objects is included.

     

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  • RealWorld Cursor Editor

    Free Windows Website

    Create cursors for Windows, convert images to static or animated cursors, or customize your cursor.

    Create cursors from images

    Make cursors from PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF images.
    Select multiple images to create an animated cursors.
    Split filmstips to individual frames to make animations.

    Make multi-resolution cursors

    Create multi-res cursors from images.
    Convert normal cursors to multi-res cursors and back.
    Apply effects to all frames and resolutions in a cursor.

    Make animated cursors

    Customize cursors

    Open a cursor and make it the active cursor for selected role from the Cursor menu.
    Drag and drop cursors on role panels on the Customize screen and click Apply all to change all roles at once..

    Modern installer, portable edition

    Powerful image editor thrown in

     

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  • RealWorld Paint

    Free Windows Website

    RealWorld Paint is an free portable image/photo/animation editor. It supports layers with styles and can import and export Photoshop, GIMP and Paint.net images with layers.

    There are all usual drawing tools and some specialized tools for photo retouching like Clone, Crop with perspective correction, Red eye remover or Liquify equivalent.

    Animated GIFs can be created, edited and optimized.

    There are downloadable media packs and plug-ins and RWPaint can use Photoshops .8bf image filters for yet more flexibility.

     

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  • Tanki Online

    Free Mac Windows Web Adobe Flash Player Website

    Tanki Online is a free browser online 3D-action game developed by AlternativaPlatform company.

    The game combines the charm of Battle City from NES epoch, modern 3D-shooter dynamics as well as excitement of online games. With all these great elements Tanki Online doesn’t require HDD installation (Mac & Windows versions require) and can be run on any Internet-connected PC. Just complete the registration which won’t take more than a minute and take part in immense tank battles. The game is completely free. Each tank is controlled by a real person. Player vs player battles open great potential for fascinating challenges and cooperative actions.Take vengeance on your foes, form teams, invent tricky tactical moves — all means are good in the war. Go through rumble of turret guns and groaning of tracks to become a truly experienced fighter. The game has got a thought-out rank system. The higher your rank is, the more powerful your tank gets. A player gets access to new Hulls, turrets and other tank upgrades with each new rank.Tanki Online already deserved such prestigious awards like The Best Game without Publisher and The Best Technology at KRI 2009 expo and Technical Achievement at Russian Flash Awards 2009. But project development hasn’t stopped. We are constantly working on new elements, organize different contests and tournaments with precious prizes. Everyone can make a contribution to the game. Your ideas and offers are welcome!

    Everybody will find something interesting for themselves in Tanki Online. It’s an easy to learn 3D-action game, an arena for serious competitions and place where you can make new friends and communicate with people from all over the world. So… get ready to rumble!

     

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  • Dashlane

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Internet Explorer Chrome Safari Firefox Website

    Password manager that can generate unique passwords and also record purchase history across websites.

    Autologins everywhere.
    Super strong passwords.
    Security score monitoring.
    All with Dashlane.

    From credit cards to receipts, save everything
    in your digital wallet.
    Access your digital wallet on any device for free.

     

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  • Dwarf Fortress

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy simulator with two modes: fortress and adventure.

     

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  • Gang Garrison 2

    Free Windows Website

    Gang Garrison 2 presents the player with 9 unique classes to use in frenetic, cooperative multiplayer action in a stylish and unique 8-bit style. Battle with your friends or others you encounter online through a whole range of vibrant maps; TF2 maps reimagined in 2D as well as a multitude of maps with all sorts of different looks and settings, all of which have been dreamed up and constructed by members of our community. We've made a huge effort to provide simple, bugfree custom map support, so that anyone with a paint application can put together a map and test it themselves with our Garrison Builder utility. We also gladly encourage Gang Garrison modifications; many successful mods have been incorporated into the game as new features.

     

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  • Piskel

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    Remember the good old 2D games and their beautiful sprites? With Piskel you can create your own in a few clicks.

    FEATURES

    Live preview
    Piskel gives you a live preview of your work.
    You no longer have to guess how it will look like when it's done: you see it!

    Your gallery
    Keep track of all the sprites you created.
    Everyone can see your public gallery, but you can keep any sprite you want private.

    Offline versions
    Offline builds are available for Windows and MacOS.

    Export to GIF
    Since we're animating images, might as well share them as animated GIFs.
    So yeah.

    Open Source
    If you want to contribute or check the code, everything is on Github.

     

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  • Syncplay

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Syncplay program allows you and your friend/partner/family member to watch same video file simultaniously on different PCs and different location by syncing playback of MPC-HC, mpv, mplayer2 and VLC players.

     

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  • The Powder Toy

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android PortableApps.com Website

    The Powder Toy is a desktop version of the classic 'falling sand' physics sandbox game, it simulates air pressure and velocity as well as heat!.

     

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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV PortableApps.com Kindle Fire Haiku Xbox 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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  • Voicemod

    Freemium Windows Skype Discord TeamSpeak Steam ... XSplit Broadcaster Twitch XSplit Gamecaster Website

    Voicemod is a Real Time Voice Changer for Discord, Skype, Twitch... with tons of awesome voices and effects. Made for Gamers & Streamers.

     

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  • Tor

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

     

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  • Super Smash Flash 2

    Free Web Adobe Flash Player Website

    The most popular Smash fangame on the internet has received its biggest update yet – 3 years in the making!.

     

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  • Spotify

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet iPad Apple TV Kindle Fire Playstation Fire TV Xbox Website

    Spotify is a freemium music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.

    Music can be browsed by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label, as well as by direct searches. On computers, a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers.

    Spotify music streaming is available on all mobile devices and on desktop computers for unlimited durations. Features like offline listening and ad-free playback are only available for Premium subscribers of the service.

     

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  • SketchUp

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Website

    SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid version with additional functionality, SketchUp Pro.

    SketchUp comes with a 3D Gallery that lets you search for models and share yours. These are any type of model that you can imagine: furniture, houses, cars, statues…

    SketchUp features include:

    * Easy to use
    * You can find out what part of the model is hit by the sun
    * Experiment with colours and textures
    * See the mock-ups

    And much more….

    If you like decoration and drawing, you’ll have a great time with SketchUp.

     

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  • Scratch

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    Drag-and-drop visual programming language and platform for learning, creating and sharing code and interactive projects.

     

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  • Rainmeter

    Free Windows Website

    Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.

     

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  • Playnite

    Free Windows Website

    Video game library manager and launcher with support for 3rd party libraries like Steam, GOG, Origin and Uplay, providing one unified interface for your games.

     

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  • Orbiter

    Free Windows Website

    Orbiter is a realistic 3D real-time space flight simulator program.

    Fed up with space games that insult your intelligence and violate every law of physics? Orbiter is a simulator that gives you an idea what space flight really feels like - today and in the not so distant future. And best of all: you can download it for free!

    Launch the Space Shuttle from Kennedy Space Center and rendezvous with the International Space Station.
    Recreate historic flights with addon spacecraft packages: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Vostok and more.
    Plan interplanetary slingshots and tour the solar system with futuristic space craft.
    Design your own rockets, or download addons created by other users.
    Learn about the concepts of space flight and orbital mechanics by playing and experimenting.

     

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  • Opera

    Free Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android ... S60 Android Tablet BSD PortableApps.com Kindle Fire ReactOS Website

    Opera is an innovative browser that focus on implementing new technologies without dropping simplicity and ease of use, speed and security; supporting and contributing to open web standards.

    It offers a highly customizable start page (Speed Dial) where you can set your top sites and bookmarks and get news content recommendations. On the side bar you have access to "workspaces" to easily switch between groups of tabs, popular services like Whatsapp, Facebook and Telegram, etc.
    I contains many built-in features such as: ad-blocker, sync, unit converter, battery saver, VPN, and so on, and supports extensions from Small Opera Add-ons iconOpera Add-ons and Small Chrome Web Store iconChrome Web Store

    The Android version maintains its identity including many of the features plus a data saver, download manager, text adjustments like text wrapping, a night mode and also a Crypto Wallet.

    Small Opera Touch iconOpera Touch is a different version, and the only one available on iOS, presenting a different workflow.

    For Blackberry and other kinds of devices Small Opera Mini iconOpera Mini is the slimmed down version available, where pages are compressed up to 90% by Opera's servers before being sent to your phone. This version delivers much lighter web pages that save data, loading time, and are easier for such devices do process.

     

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  • OBS Studio

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com FreeBSD Website

    Full-featured screen recording and live streaming software for Mac, Windows and Linux.

     

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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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  • Minecraft

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android ... iPhone Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Oculus Experiences Kindle Fire FreeBSD Playstation Fire TV Nintendo Switch Xbox NetBSD Oculus Rift OpenBSD Website

    Create and explore infinite 3D voxel worlds in the definitive sandbox mining and crafting game.

     

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  • LibreOffice

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.

     

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  • Kdenlive

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD KDE Website

    Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor compatible most recent video technologies. It is completely free, and open-source as defined by the GNU foundation.

     

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  • itch.io

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Android Tablet Website

    An online game marketplace and community. Also an app which manages downloading and updating of games acquired through the website.

     

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  • Google Drive

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

    Google Drive incorporates the Google Docs suite, a collaborative office suite of productivity applications that offers:

    Google Drive gives you access to your work from anywhere, across your Mac, PC, mobile devices and on the web. Simply download Drive on your Mac or PC to sync files from your computer to the cloud. Update a file on one device and changes are automatically saved to Drive and your other device, so you have the most up-to-date version of your files wherever you need them.

    Bring your work to life :
    Share files or whole folders with individuals, your entire team or even customers and partners. In the Docs, Sheets and Slides editors multiple people can work on the same document at the same time

    Buy what you need & grow flexibly :
    Start with up to 15 GB of included storage for each of your users. Need more? For as little as $4/month for 20GB, administrators can centrally purchase and manage up to 16TB (Yes, that’s 16,000 GB!) of additional storage for each user.

     

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  • Game Jolt

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    Game Jolt, where all the best free Indie Games are at! Browse through thousands of free Indie Games ready for you to play. This is Indie.

     

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  • Foxit Reader

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad ReactOS Website

    Free PDF software that enables you to create, annotate, share, and collaborate on PDF documents.

     

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  • Steam

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Website

    Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation.

     

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  • Epic Games Store

    Free Mac Windows Web Website

    The Epic Games store is now open, featuring games from other developers. Epic's goal is to bring you great games, and to give game developers a better deal: they receive 88% of the money you spend, versus only 70% elsewhere. This helps developers succeed and make more of the games you love.

    The first games on the store are Hades by Supergiant Games, Ashen by Annapurna/A44, and Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek by tinyBuild, and they’re available now!

    Hades is the rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. It is available in early access, with updates to come every month until full release later in 2019.
    Ashen is an action RPG about a wanderer in search of a home. You can forge relationships in the game, inviting other players to join your camp - they might just help you succeed.

    Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek is the prequel to Hello Neighbor.

    The store will also feature one free game every two weeks throughout 2019. Epic is funding these free releases so you always have something new to come and check out. The first free game will be Subnautica, available from Dec 14th to Dec 27th, followed by Super Meat Boy from Dec 28th to Jan 10th.

    The Epic Games store will be growing throughout 2019 and beyond, as it opens up more widely to other games.

     

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  • Discord

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS BSD iPad Electron / Atom Shell FreeBSD Website

    All-in-one voice, video and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.

     

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  • Cheat Engine

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Wine Website

    Cheat Engine is an open source tool designed to help you with modifying single player games running under window so you can make them harder or easier depending on your preference (e.g: Find that 100hp is too easy, try playing a game with a max of 1 HP), but also contains other usefull tools to help debugging games and even normal applications.

    It comes with a memory scanner to quickly scan for variables used within a game and allow you to change them, but it also comes with a debugger, disassembler, assembler, speedhack, trainer maker, direct 3D manipulation tools, system inspection tools and more.

    For new users it is recommended to go through the tutorial(The one that comes with Cheat Engine, you can find it in your programs list after installing) and at least reach step 5 for basic understanding of the usage of Cheat Engine.

     

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  • Algodoo

    Free Personal Mac Windows iPad Website

    Algodoo gives you the opportunity to play with physics. Use your own hands and simple drawing tools to design, construct and explore the world of physics.

     

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