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WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool, inspired by KDirStat .
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.
So helpful in preventing and removing inbox clutter. Also allows you to keep seeing the subscription emails you want, but on a schedule that doesn't overwhelm you.
Paint.NET is a free image and photo editing software. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.
The app is completely free through a direct download on the website, though there is a small fee involved for access to the app through Windows Store.
Some people like the personal touch of handwriting. My kind of people hate the slowness of handwriting (and it's sloppiness) and at the pace of postal mail. This helps the two kinds of people to get along.
So much better than the default text notepad in Windows! Very good for many purposes, but to-die-for if you need notes to contain code.
See what your friends are reading. Keep track of what you've read and organize your books into virtual bookshelves. Join a book club to discuss your favorite books. A better way to find good books to read!
Microsoft Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that integrates your team's people, content, and tools to be increase engagement and efficacy.
All your team conversations, files, meetings, and apps can be found in a single workspace you share with your coworkers and peers. Teams is also supported across Android, iOS, Windows, and the web.
Features: • Easily manage your team’s projects with file editing and sharing on the go • Connect face-to-face with HD audio and video, and join meetings from almost anywhere • Chat privately, in selected groups, or communicate with the entire team in dedicated channels • @ mention individual team members, or the whole team at once, to get your colleagues’ attention • Support for saving important conversations and custom notification patterns • Search your chats and team conversations to quickly find what you need • Get enterprise-level security and compliance alongside the rest of the Office 365 suite
Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a wide range of games and related media entirely over the internet, stretching from one-man independent efforts to some of the worlds most popular games. Steam is set apart from its peers in terms of functionality primarily by its residency in the system tray, and the desktop tasks that the client software performs to make use of that position.
Steam Chat Talk with friends or groups via text or voice without leaving Steam. Videos, Tweets, GIFs and more are supported; use wisely.
Game Hubs Everything about your game, all in one place. Join discussions, upload content, and be the first to know about new updates.
Steam Broadcast Stream your gameplay live with the click of a button, and share your game with friends or the rest of the community.
Steam Workshop Create, discover, and download player-created mods and cosmetics for nearly 1,000 supported games.
Available on Mobile Access Steam anywhere from your iOS or Android device with the Steam mobile app.
Early Access to Games Discover, play, and get involved with games as they evolve. Be the first to see what's coming and become part of the process.
Multilingual Creating a global community is important to us, that's why our client supports 28 languages and counting.
Purchases Made Easy Our storefront supports 100+ payment methods across over 35 currencies, giving you the flexibility to pay how you want.
Controller Support Steam encourages developers to include controller support in their games including PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo controllers.
OutWit Hub explores the depths of the Web for you, automatically collecting and organizing data and media from online sources.
OutWit Hub breaks down Web pages into their different constituents. Navigating from page to page automatically, it extracts information elements and organizes them into usable collections.
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 sidebar you have access to “workspaces” to easily switch between groups of tabs, popular services like WhatsApp, Facebook and Telegram, etc. It contains many built-in features such as: ad-blocker, sync, unit converter, battery saver, VPN, and so on, and supports extensions from Opera Add-ons and Chrome 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.
Opera Touch Opera Touch is available for Android.
For Blackberry and other kinds of devices, Opera 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 to process.
Whether you’re between meetings or in line for a latte, use Asana to quickly capture tasks, to-dos, reminders, and ideas. Get updates from coworkers, organize tasks and projects for work, or manage your to-do list for the day. With Asana’s mobile app, you can stay on top of your work from anywhere. Oh, and did we mention it’s free to download and use?
QUICKLY UPDATE & ADD YOUR WORK ON THE GO
- Add a task for to-dos, reminders, ideas, and requests— before you forget
- See your work to-do list in your “My Tasks” view
- Create projects to organize your tasks in lists or boards
- Add due dates, assignees, followers, details, and files to your tasks
- Comment on tasks from anywhere to clarify instructions or ask questions
ASANA MOBILE + WEB WORK TOGETHER
- Changes made in Asana’s mobile app will immediately appear in the web app
- No signal? No problem. Take actions when you’re offline, like creating a task, and updates will sync in Asana when you are back online.
TRACK AND ORGANIZE YOUR WORK
- View and organize your work task list every time you open Asana
- Add tasks to projects to break down your work in a list or board layout
- Complete tasks on the go and notify your team that your work is finished
- Search across all of your work to find the information you need quickly
- Add your My Tasks or project lists to your home screen with the Asana widget
- See projects you access frequently in one list
COMMUNICATE WITH COWORKERS IN ASANA
- Use conversations to share announcements with your team, ask a question in a project, or comment on a task
- Get notifications in Inbox about the projects, tasks, and conversations you’re following
- Send a teammate a quick reply with a like or comment directly from Inbox
FREE SIGN-UP AND UNLIMITED USAGE
- Add tasks, projects, teams, files, and up to 15 people for free.
- Upgrade to Asana Premium for advanced features and more people.
Save webpages to read later, and eliminate cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest. With Pocket, you can read at home, work, on the plane, or during your commute; even without an internet connection.
Pocket is available as a bookmarklet, as a Chrome addon, integrated in Firefox, as several unofficial browser addons, and as a mobile app available for a variety of platforms.
Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems
To encourage its adoption, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, Windows 10 would be made available free of charge to users of genuine copies of eligible editions of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as a "universal" application architecture; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code—including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens.
Windows 10's user interface was revised to handle transitions between a mouse-oriented interface and a touchscreen-optimized interface based on available input devices—particularly on laplets; both interfaces include an updated Start menu that comprises a design similar to Windows 7 with 8's tiles.
Windows 10 also introduces Task View, a virtual desktop system, the Microsoft Edge web browser and other new or updated applications.
Integrated support for fingerprint and face recognition login, new security features for enterprise environments, DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.
SQL Server delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision by helping your organization manage your data by enabling you to store data from structured, semi-structured, and unstructured documents within the database.
SQL Server Express Edition is a free, easy-to-use, lightweight, and embeddable version of SQL Server. It can manage up to 10 GB of data.
Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft 365 (Office) but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor. Its proprietary (but open-specification) DOC format is considered a de-facto standard, although from 2007 and above, Word uses DOCX.
Other features include SmartArt, PDF support, and feature searching (as of Word 2016).
Using the mobile app, an Microsoft 365 subscription is required to create and edit documents with a screen size of 10.1 inches or larger; documents will be opened in read-only mode.
LastPass is a secure, browser-based password manager that supports Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari.
Sync your passwords between multiple browsers and computers.
With LastPass you can:
- Create strong passwords, knowing you only have to remember one.
- Log into your favorite sites with a single click.
- Fill forms in a second.
- Securely share logins and notes with friends and let others share with you.
All data is encrypted before it is stored on the server. The pro version of Lastpass offers access to Lastpass mobile apps.
A stand-alone version, called LastPass Pocket, is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
It can be installed on a USB memory device, allowing you to carry your LastPass data around with you. Pocket essentially provides backup capability and offline access for your Vault, although we recommend LastPass Portable over Pocket. It can be downloaded at https://helpdesk.lastpass.com/lastpass-on-the-go-2/lastpass-pocket/
The maximum monthly (non-promotional) price is for a Business plan ($6) with SSO and MFA addons ($5 total).
AutoHotkey (AHK) is a free, open-source macro-creation and automation software for Windows that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. It is driven by a scripting language that was initially aimed at providing keyboard shortcuts, otherwise known as hotkeys, that over time evolved into a full-fledged scripting language.
You can use AutoHotkey to:
- Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes or mouse clicks, or via COM.
- You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or a recorder.
- Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse.
- Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse.
- Expand abbreviations as you type them.
- Retrieve and change the Clipboard's contents.
You can also:
- Convert any AHK script into an executable file that can be run on computers where AutoHotkey is not installed.
- Create custom data-entry forms, user interfaces and menu bars.
- Automate data entry jobs by reading data from text files, XML, CSV, Excel and various database formats.
- Read signals from hand-held remote controls via the WinLIRC client script.
- Use the Component Object Model (COM).
- Use arrays, structures, matrices, and objects.
- Use variadic functions.
- Use DLL calls and Windows Messages.
- Use Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE).
- Use interactive debugging features.
Irreplaceable software that brings together the power of a database (with tools like PowerQuery, PowerPivot) with the beautiful designs and customizations of spreadsheets and presentations (using macros, formulae, graphs, etc.) Always improving with the Office 365 subscription.