This is a list of all my favorite applications that I have used and thoroughly tested, in as many workflow / methods I could possibly imagine. The list below meets the following criteria:
I've avoided some relatively common apps like Chrome, Firefox, etc. I've also avoided putting things like programming IDE's, since different editors are specialized for different languages.
The major focus of this appstack is for quick image editing capabilities, notetaking, automating repetitive tasks, etc. Applications include project management, students who want to take better notes, developers looking for a code snippet manager and tools to supplement it, among other things.
This is a windows-only OS based list, some apps only work in windows
Anki is a flashcard app based on a learning algorithm. I use this everyday. Pairs well with ShareX since I can annotate an image and dump it into anki.
Applications that I use it for
Whatever phrase-express can't natively handle, I generally use autohotkey instead. Its not for the lighthearted, the syntax is ugly, and its hard to semantically understand. But if you want to automate XYZ, the answer is yes, autohotkey can do it but it might not be easy.
I use lucidpress as a quickl layout tool. The closest thing to this is Adobe Indesign, which I use professionally as well. Pairs well with ShareX.
I use this to make my own cheatsheets for webdevelopment. For work I use it for lightweight brochure flyers / marketing
Directory Opus is easily one of the best windows-based apps you can buy. Its not free, it costs about $100 USD for 2 liscenses. But its well worth it.
Everything about this software speaks professionalism. Youtube tutorials are topnotch. Forum and the creators of this software respond immediately to any questions you might have.
The reason why directoryOpus is better than all other file explorers in its class is as follows:
Basically, this is my list, which can be beneficial to pretty much anyone