I use these software on Windows 10

  • Notepad Replacer icon

    Notepad Replacer

    Free Windows Website

    Advantages to using Notepad Replacer

    Won't replace ANY system files, or change ANY file permissions
    Won't trigger Windows File Protection warnings (WFP)
    Won't run all the time, won't take up any system resources in the background
    Doesn't require special support by the alternative application
    Just un-install Notepad Replacer to revert back to the default Windows Notepad

    How does this work?

    Just download and run the Notepad Replacer setup file (below)
    Follow the installation prompts, and browse to your replacement application
    If you ever want to revert back to the default Windows Notepad, just un-install Notepad Replacer. Easy!


  • 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.


  • Text Files

  • Sublime Text icon

    Sublime Text

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.

    Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free without an expiration time limit, however a license must be purchased for continued use.


  • Boot Media

  • Etcher icon


    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Etcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible.


    Validated Burning - No more writing images on corrupted cards and wondering why your device isn't booting.
    Hard Drive Friendly - Makes drive selection obvious to avoid wiping your entire hard-drive
    Beautiful Interface - Who said burning SD cards has to be an eyesore.
    Open Source - Made with JS, HTML, node.js and Electron. Dive in and contribute!
    Cross Platform - Works for everyone, no more complicated install instructions.


  • Rufus icon


    Free Windows Website

    The Reliable USB Formatting Utility

    Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.


    • Formats USB memory sticks to FAT/FAT32/NTFS/exFAT/UDF/ReFS
    • Creates bootable USB drive from a wide range of ISOs
    • Creates MS-DOS/FreeDOS bootable USB memory sticks, with no external files required
    • Creates BIOS or UEFI bootable drives
    • Checks for bad blocks
    • Modern UI, with UAC elevation for Windows Vista and later
    • Fully Open Source (GPL v3)

    It can be be especially useful for cases where:

    • you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
    • you need to install an Operating System or run a Live CD from USB
    • you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
    • you want to run a DOS low-level utility

    Despite its small size, Rufus provides you with everything you need!


  • UNetbootin icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can create Live USB systems and can load a variety of system utilities or install various Linux distributions and other operating systems without a CD.


  • Storage Devices

    Manage all your Disks, Drives & Partitions

  • MiniTool Partition Wizard icon

    MiniTool Partition Wizard

    Freemium Windows Website

    MiniTool Partition Wizard is a partition manager software that supports 32/64 bit Windows Operating System.

    With the Free Edition, home users can perform complicated partition operations by using this powerful yet free partition manager to manage their hard disk.

    Functions include: Resizing partitions, Copying partitions, Create partition, Delete partition, Format partition, Convert partition, Explore partition, Hide partition, Change drive letter, Set active partition, Partition Recovery.

    NOTE: Free Edition cannot resize dynamic partitions.


  • SSD Fresh icon

    SSD Fresh

    Freemium Windows Website

    Adjust the system to the SSD
    SSD Fresh fits your Windows system to the use of an SSD.

    Avoid write access
    SSD Fresh reduces the number of read and write operations and thus increases the lifetime of your drive.

    Increase performance
    By disabling unnecessary services also the system performance is increased.


  • SD Formatter icon

    SD Formatter

    Free Mac OS X Windows Website

    This software formats all SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards using a formatting program that complies with official SD memory card requirements. SD formatting provides quick and easy access to your SD memory card. This program may only be used on Windows® 2000, Windows® XP and Windows® Vista®.

    SD or SDHC memory card file systems formatted with generic operating system formatting software do not comply with official SD memory card requirements and optimum performance may not be experienced.
    CE Environment

    Environment OS: Windows® 2000 (Professional), Windows® XP (Home Edition/Professional), Windows Vista®

    • This software does not perform copyright protection. If you use a memory card for some equipment requiring copyright protection, such as SD Audio Player, all formatting must be done by using the formatting software provided by your device manufacturer. Please see your device owner manual for further information or contact your device manufacturer.
      Interface Environment

    To perform formatting, you may need a USB or PC card adapter that can provide access to your SD or SDHC memory card through your computer.


  • Data Files

  • 7-Zip icon


    Free Windows Linux BSD Website

    The main features of 7-Zip

    High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression
    Supported formats:
    Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
    For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
    Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
    Self-extracting capability for 7z format
    Integration with Windows Shell
    Powerful File Manager
    Powerful command line version
    Plugin for FAR Manager
    Localizations for 87 languages

    7-Zip works in Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT. There is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.


  • BleachBit icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Blackberry Website

    BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk. Rid your system of old clutter including cache, cookies, Internet history, localizations, logs, temporary files, and broken shortcuts. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean Adobe Reader, APT, Bash, Beagle, Chromium, Epiphany, Firefox, Flash, GIMP, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Internet Explorer, Java, KDE,, Opera, RealPlayer, Safari, Second Life viewer, Skype, VIM, XChat, Yum, and more.

    BleachBit has never bundled any junk like browser toolbars.


  • dupeGuru icon


    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    dupeGuru is a free and open source tool to find duplicate files on your computer. It can scan either filenames or contents. The filename scan features a fuzzy matching algorithm that can find duplicate filenames even when they are not exactly the same. dupeGuru runs on Mac OS X, Linux, & Windows.


  • FileBot icon


    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Windows S Website

    FileBot makes organizing your movies and TV shows a breeze! We'll automatically match your files with information from various online databases. How you want your media files to be named and organized is completely up to you. Our groovy format engine supports pretty much anything!

    1. Drag movie or episode files into the "Original Files" list area
    2. Right-click "New Names" list area and select your preferred datasource
    3. Hit "Rename"!

    Fetching subtitles is just as easy, just drop it in! Besides automatic lookup you'll also be able to manually search and download subtitles, preview subtitles and fix encoding problems (e.g. force UTF-8).

    1. Drag your movie or episode files onto the top-right drop area
    2. Hit "Download"!

    Use FileBot from the command-line! There is a simple CLI for core tasks like renaming media files and fetching subtitles as well as checking or creating SFV files. On top of that you can use our scripting engine to define more complex automated processing. There's already shared scripts for various tasks that you can just run right away or further customize to your needs.

    • Watch media folders and organize new files automatically
    • Extract files from multi-volume rar archives
    • Fetch artwork and create nfo files for TV shows or movies
    • Export your media files including media info as CSV text file
    • Transfer files from and to any server via FTP/SCP/SFTP and run commands via SSH
    • Update your XBMC or Plex library
      ... and more!

    Setting up a fully automated media center – extract archives, organize tv shows and movies, download subtitles, fetch artwork and metadata, update XBMC – with FileBot it's that easy!


  • Audio & Music

  • AIMP icon


    Free Windows Android Website

    Freeware Winamp-like media player, based on BASS audio library with support for large number of formats and playlists. It works with multiple playlists immediately (tabbed window), allows creation of bookmarks and also has a playback queue. Crystal-clear sound, technology of reproduction essentially differs from Winamp and WMP.
    A maximum of functionality from a minimum of resources.
    The minimal consumption of system resources, lighter than Winamp
    Multilingual support.
    Adjustment of global and local hot keys (patterns from WinAmp and WMP).
    Support of plug-ins, skins and custom icons.
    Cue-Sheets and built-in support.


  • beaTunes icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Website

    What started out as a BPM detection tool for DJs, runners and dancers, has become one of the finest iTunes™ library management tools around.

    beaTunes' powerful inspection feature lets you clean up your iTunes track data in a way unrivaled by any other software on the market today. Easily find typos or different spellings of artists' names, automatically fill in the album artist names, and much more. No more R.E.M. and REM in your iPod's artist list! No more albums hidden in the compilations section.

    beaTunes can even help you to find the titles of tracks that have no artist or title associated with them.

    And once you have a clean collection, the built-in playlist generator works even better.

    Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

    • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute) and store the result in iTunes
    • Automatically detect the tonal key of your songs
    • Look up track metadata using acoustic fingerprints
    • Inspect and fix your music library (typos, wrong genre, wrong sortname, missing file a.k.a the iTunes exclamation mark problem, etc.)
    • Create matchlists, i.e. playlists based on one or more sample songs
    • Import lyrics and determine their language automatically
    • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
    • Browse songs from your music collection that match the currently selected song
    • Discover albums that aren't in your music collection, but would complement it
    • Keep up to date through Amazon™ album charts
    • Categorize songs by their sound color
      *Automatically set start and end times of songs based on their volume
    • Create blog entries on with your favorite playlist or songs
    • Add like tags to your songs
    • Manually determine BPM and store the result in iTunes


  • Breakaway Audio Enhancer icon

    Breakaway Audio Enhancer

    Commercial Windows Website

    Breakaway Audio Enhancer dramatically improves the quality of the listening experience by digitally remastering audio in real-time with the same technology used by the pros in the music and broadcast business. Any media player playlist can sound like a professionally produced CD with automatic adjustment of volume dynamics and spectral balancing.


  • Equalizer APO icon

    Equalizer APO

    Free Windows Website

    Equalizer APO is a parametric / graphic equalizer for Windows. It is implemented
    as an Audio Processing Object (APO) for the system effect infrastructure
    introduced with Windows Vista.


    • virtually unlimited number of filters
    • works on any number of channels
    • very low latency, which makes it suited for interactive applications
    • low CPU usage
    • modular graphical user interface


    • Windows Vista or later (currently only Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 have been tested)
    • Sound card driver must support APOs (this includes most onboard sound drivers)
    • The application must not bypass the system effect infrastructure
      (APIs like ASIO or WASAPI exclusive mode can not be used)


  • REW icon


    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    REW is free room acoustics analysis software for measuring and analysing room and loudspeaker responses. The audio analysis features of REW help you optimise the acoustics of your listening room, studio or home theater and find the best locations for your speakers, subwoofers and listening position. It includes tools for generating audio test signals; measuring SPL and impedance; measuring frequency and impulse responses; measuring distortion; generating phase, group delay and spectral decay plots, waterfalls, spectrograms and energy-time curves; generating real time analyser (RTA) plots; calculating reverberation times; calculating Thiele-Small parameters; determining the frequencies and decay times of modal resonances; displaying equaliser responses and automatically adjusting the settings of parametric equalisers to counter the effects of room modes and adjust responses to match a target curve.


  • Video & TV

  • MPV icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Android BSD ... Xfce Website

    MPV is an audio and movie player based on Small MPlayer iconMPlayer and Small mplayer2 iconmplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more.

    • Streamlined CLI options
      MPlayer's options parser was improved to behave more like other CLI programs, and many option names and semantics were reworked to make them more intuitive and memorable.
    • On Screen Controller
      While mpv has no official GUI, it has a small controller that is triggered by mouse movement.
    • High quality video output
      mpv has an OpenGL based video output that is capable of many features loved by videophiles, such as video scaling with popular high quality algorithms, color management, frame timing, interpolation, and more.
    • GPU video decoding
      mpv leverages the FFmpeg hwaccel APIs to support VDPAU, VAAPI, DXVA2, VDA and VideoToolbox video decoding acceleration.
    • Embeddable
      A straightforward C API was designed from the ground up to make mpv usable as a library and facilitate easy integration into other applications.


  • Netflix icon


    Commercial Windows Web Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Android Tablet iPad Apple TV Kindle Fire Playstation Fire TV Roku Daydream Chromecast Xbox Website

    Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your phone.

    Besides offering a popular DVD rental-by-mail service, Netflix allows you to stream thousands of movies and TV shows to your computer. Watch movies instantly from your PC (with Microsoft Silverlight), mobile device, or straight on your TV.

    No commercials. No hidden fees. Try one month free. You can cancel anytime.

    You can also download some shows and movies to mobile devices for offline viewing. The feature is included in all plans and available worldwide, but Android devices must be able to stream Netflix in HD to select video quality.


  • VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

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

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.


    Simple, fast and powerful media player.
    Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.

    Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:
    MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...


  • Zattoo icon


    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Website

    Zattoo is Europe’s leading Live-TV provider over the Internet and is active in six different countries: Germany, Switzerland, UK, Denmark, Spain, France. If your proxy is not from one of these 6 countries you are not allowed to use Zattoo.
    Zattoo has developed a software program that allows you to watch TV on your computer. The service is legal and live content requires subscription.