Apps All My Windows PCs Have

Mostly free and absolutely indispensable apps (Barring CorelDraw and Adobe Acrobat) that I have on all my PCs and you probably should too!


  • HiBit Uninstaller

    Free Windows Website

    Made in iran. Not open source, but like WinRar, I just love this app. I know there are others, but some how, this just seems to work. It does call home for updates, but never had any problems with it working without connecting to the internet!

    Definitely better than some paid alternatives that are just plain shoddy and bloated.

     

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  • Mouse without Borders

    Free Windows Website

    Because I routinely work with multiple PCs on a single table, and more keyboards and mice = more mess. This is a life saver.

     

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  • WinRAR

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android BSD ... ReactOS Website

    Another piece of software that I absolutely do not mind paying for. Use it on absolutely all my systems. Yes, there are free alternatives, but then, I somehow just love WinRar. Looking to switch to PeaZip. 7-zip somehow is not up my alley.

     

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  • Adobe Acrobat DC

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Damn! I wish there was a cheaper alternative to this that works this well. This is my best, followed of course by @NitroPDF Pro that I have on my secondary systems.

     

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  • Debotnet

    Free Windows Website

    When you utterly love windows but not so much the new spyware that it comes bundled with - then this is the most deep clean sh*t you can have. Be careful how you use it though!

     

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  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Website

    The best vector editing, design, layout and whatchamacallit software there is. And unlike many other free and paid software, this one is light on the resources.

     

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  • TinyWall

    Free Windows Website

    Where there is no need for glasswire's level of granular control, and where we can mess with firewall rules, nothing beats this.

     

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  • GlassWire

    Freemium Windows Android Android Tablet Website

    Thankfully plonked on two, 10 PC lifetime licences before the app went the subscription route. Makes it easy to visualise. There are others that do something similar for free, but if you want the convenience of click to allow and block, nothing beats this!

     

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  • Mozilla Firefox

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Snapcraft PortableApps.com Haiku Fire TV Gecko Website

    Naturally. In my view, the best browser there is.

     

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  • GrabAnyMedia

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Chrome ... Yandex.Browser Firefox Website

    GrabAnyMedia (GAB):
    • Works on most websites. Able to download a wide range of media types. From a wide range of websites. Including videos, audio, and streaming videos.
    • Cross-browser. Available for Firefox, Chromium/Chrome, Opera, Yandex.
    • If it does not find some media files you can use the scanner to potentially find references that are not easy to find.
    • OpenDB feature. This optional feature makes it easier to find hard to find media. To do so you automatically share public media links with the OpenDB. Media links which search engines do not index.
    • MIT/X11 License. Code is publicly available for review.

    After it was banned from Google WebStore the author have released the source code. Now that this project is open-source, all users can contribute to Grab Any Media (GAM).

     

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  • Nano Defender

    Free Web Chrome uBlock Origin Nano Adblocker Firefox Website

    An anti-adblock defuser for Nano Adblocker and uBlock Origin
    This extension is designed for Nano Adblocker and uBlock Origin and does not work with other adblockers.

     

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  • AdGuard

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Android Tablet iPad Vivaldi Browser Chrome Safari Yandex.Browser Opera Firefox Website

    AdGuard is the best way to get rid of intrusive ads and online tracking, and to protect your computer from malware. Make your web surfing faster, safer and more comfortable with AdGuard!.

     

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  • Violentmonkey

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome Maxthon ... Opera Firefox Website

    Violentmonkey is a userscript manager to support running userscripts in web pages.

     

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  • qBittorrent

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku Website

    Do I even need to say anything about this? Fast. Free. Mobile Ready. Remote Operation Ready. And NO JUNK like that dammned µtorrent.

     

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  • Instant Eyedropper

    Free Windows Website

    One of those non-open source software that I utterly love. I never saw this collecting data or calling home. I do not think there is any issue with your privacy being violated in any manner with this app. Not to mention this is utterly light on the system, and works brilliantly. If you are into any kind of design, this is an app you absolutely need to have.

     

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  • nomacs

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Light, faster than even windows picture viewer, and open multiple formats including PSD files. It also has a picture editor that works without issue. I never explored it indepth, but it works as a no data mining, fast, open source image vieiwer!

    You could also look at HoneyView

     

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  • Rufus

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    This is for the old times sake: If you want an easy way to create bootable USB sticks - it does not get simpler than this. I currently use MultiBootUSB

     

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  • OBS Studio

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com FreeBSD Website

    This is effing amazing! Well, Twitch, and Facebook and all giving it hundreds of thousands of dollars is proof enough, but even if you want to make instructional videos and all, this is good, and if you have a decent system, the output is fast, and clear. Combine this with File Convertor, and boom - you have, clear, low-file size, instant instructional videos!

     

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  • MultiBootUSB

    Free Windows Linux Website

    A proper, full fledge tool for bootable USB creation (including testing with qemu!) It is easy to add multiple boot files and it simply works! I never had problems with mulltiple windows and linux paritions. The file size is also impressive! At around 80mb!

     

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  • ShareX

    Free Windows Chrome Steam Firefox Website

    Quite possibly one of the best screengrab automation software out there. Everything that needs to be done can be done, and automated. My PCs do not even power on without this!

     

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  • File Converter

    Free Windows Windows Explorer Website

    When dealing with media files, this app is a must have. It integrates into the context menu. If you want to convert a short screen grab or a video file into a GIF or a MOV into a lossless small MP4, or a million other formats, this is the program to have!

     

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