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Useful software for Windows


  • AutoHotkey

    Free Windows Website

    AutoHotkey is a free, open-source scripting language for Windows that allows users to easily create small to complex scripts for all kinds of tasks such as: form fillers, auto-clicking, macros, etc.

     

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  • Total Commander

    Freemium Windows Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet Website

    Total Commander is a shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for Windows.
    Some features include a built-in FTP client, file compare, archive file navigation, and a multi-rename tool with regular expression support.

    Features include:

    • Two file windows side by side
    • Multiple language and Unicode support
    • Enhanced search function
    • Compare files (now with editor) / synchronize directories
    • Quick View panel with bitmap display
    • ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive handling + plugins
    • Built-in FTP client with FXP (server to server) and HTTP proxy support
    • Parallel port link, multi-rename tool
    • Tabbed interface, regular expressions, history+favorites buttons
    • Thumbnails view, custom columns, enhanced search
    • Compare editor, cursor in lister, separate trees, logging, enhanced overwrite dialog etc.
    • Unicode names almost everywhere, long names (>259 characters), password manager for ftp and plugins, synchronize empty dirs, 64 bit context menu, quick file filter (Ctrl+S)
    • USB port connection via special direct transfer cable, partial branch view (Ctrl+Shift+B), and many improvements to ftp, synchronizing and other functions
    • And many more!

     

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  • Everything

    Free Windows Website

    File and folder lookup tool that searches across local, removable, and network mapped drives.

     

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  • WinDirStat

    Free Windows Website

    WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool, inspired by KDirStat.

     

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  • QTodoTxt 2

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Open source, free graphical interface for to-do lists done using the todo.txt approach.

     

  • Kindle Comic Converter

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    An app that allows you to transform your PNG, JPG, GIF, CBZ, CBR and CB7 files into EPUB or MOBI format e-books. Preparing comics and manga for your E-Ink device was never easier.

     

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  • UltraISO

    Commercial Windows Website

    CD image files are easily created with UltraISO. Duplicate discs to a CD image, create bootable CDs and audio CD images - and UltraISO also handles DVD image files. If you need to know how to make a CD image or need to edit an ISO image file, UltraISO is the tool you need.

    Main Features

    • Can directly edit the ISO image file.
    • Can directly extract files and folders from ISO image file
    • Can add / delete /create new directory /rename ISO file image content.
    • Can make ISO file from hard disk document.
    • Can create CD/DVD image from CD/DVD-ROM, maintain bootable information.
    • Can process the compact disc boot information, you can directly add/remove/extract boot image of the ISO image.
    • Supports nearly all known CD/DVD image file formats (.ISO, .BIN, .IMG, .CIF, .NRG, .MDS, .CCD, .BWI, .ISZ, .DMG, .DAA, .UIF, .HFS and so on) , and can convert them to the industry standard and widely supported ISO image format.
    • May directly set the file/folder to hidden attribute
    • Supports ISO 9660 Level1/2/3 and Joliet extension
    • Automatically optimizes the ISO image file structure, saves the disc space.
    • Supports the shell document type integration, Open Image files through double clicking them or the Right Click menu of the mouse with the open dialog.
    • The double window user interface is extremely convenient to use.
    • There are rich add-on tools, you can create ALL in 1 bootable compact discs, CD/DVD image file management, even the virtual CD/DVD drive , those functions are really powerful.

     

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  • WinCDEmu

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator - a tool that allows you to mount optical disc images by simply clicking on them in Windows Explorer. If you have downloaded an ISO image and want to use it without burning it to a blank disc, WinCDEmu is the easiest way to do it.

    Features:

    • One-click mounting of ISO, CUE, NRG, MDS/MDF, CCD, IMG images.
    • Supports unlimited amount of virtual drives.
    • Runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions from XP to Windows 10.
    • Allows creating ISO images through a context menu in Explorer.
    • Small installer size - less than 2MB!
    • Does not require rebooting after installation.
    • A special portable version is available.
    • Translated to more than 20 languages.
    • Does not occupy drive letters when not used.
    • Supports data, DVD-video and BD-video images.
    • WinCDEmu is free for any kind of use - it is licensed under LGPL

    Translations:
    WinCDEmu supports various UI languages through the LNG files maintained by the community. You can download the latest language files or submit your own translation in the Online Translation System.

     

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  • QuiteRSS

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    Features:

    Feed and news filters: new, unread, starred, deleted (for news until restart application)
    User filters
    Proxy configuration: automatic or manual
    Feed import wizard: Search feed URL if site URL was entered
    Embedded browser (Webkit core)
    Mark news starred
    Automatic update feeds: on startup, by timer
    Automatic cleanup on close using criteria
    Enable/Disable images in news preview
    Ability to quickly hide feed tree (for comfortable viewing)
    Open feed or news in own tab
    Quick news filter and quick search in browser
    Sound and/or Popup notification on new news
    Show new or unread news counter on tray icon
    Minimize on system tray: on start, on close, on minimize
    Import/Export feeds (OPML-files)
    Portable (Windows)
    Free working set (Windows)
    Shortcuts
    Check for updates
    Cross-platform
    Multilingual (English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese)
    Open-source ;)

     

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  • LibreOffice

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com 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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  • Libgen Desktop

    Free Windows Website

    Libgen Desktop is a Windows application for browsing a local copy of LibGen catalog. The main (non-fiction), fiction and scientific articles (scimag) LibGen collections are supported.

    The application uses embedded SQLite database engine to store and retrieve catalog data. Current LibGen catalog can be imported in the form of SQL dump. Faster incremental catalog updates for the main collection using JSON API are supported.

    You can search by title/authors/series/publisher or ISBN or DOI in case of scientific articles. Each search query is opened in a separate tab to work with multiple queries at a time. There is an export feature to save search results into a XLSX (MS Excel) or CSV file.

    To download the content you can open a download link in a Web browser or use an internal download manager. Your local file collection can be scanned to link matching files to the catalog for easier access.

     

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  • WinRAR

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android BSD ... ReactOS Website

    WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format. You can try WinRAR before buy, its trial version is available in downloads. After the trial period expires, the program will start to nag you to buy it every time you open up a zip, rar, etc. You can still use the software, but with the nag screen.

     

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  • Microsoft Office Suite

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Website

    De facto suite of applications, servers, and services that many associate with online productivity.

     

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  • MaxLauncher

    Free Windows Website

    MaxLauncher is a simple tabbed launcher that was designed to reduce the amount of time to find and run a program. It is capable of creating multiple data files, each of which can have a maximum of 10 tabs. Each tab and button is assigned a key(eg. F1-F10, 0-9, A-Z, etc.) based on the current keyboard. Simply press the hotkey(eg. CTRL+`) to activate the program then press the key that corresponds to the program you want to run. MaxLauncher is a redesign of MadAppLauncher. A few key features such as the ability to delete a tab, support for themes, and portable use were added.

     

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  • HexChat

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Xfce MacPorts XQuartz Website

    HexChat is an IRC client based on Small XChat for Linux iconXChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems.
    HexChat was originally called XChat-WDK which in turn was a successor of freakschat.

    Features

    Easy to use and customizable interface
    Cross-platform on Windows, OS X, and Unix-like OSes
    Highly scriptable with Python and Perl
    Translated in multiple languages
    Fully open source and actively developed
    Multi-network with auto-connect, join, and identify
    Spellcheck, Proxies, SASL, DCC support and more

     

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  • GameSave Manager

    Free Windows Website

    Ever had to format your system?
    Perhaps you have been victim of file corruption which also victimised your gamesaves?
    Maybe you just wish to transfer your gamesave(s) to your new machine, or to take with you to a friends?

    With GameSave Manager, you can easily backup, restore and transfer your gamesave(s).
    No longer do you need to manually track through all of the those different directories to backup/restore/transfer your gamesaves, making it great for those who like to share gamesave progress with friends/family, format frequently, paranoid about data loss, etc...

    Have a game thats not supported? No problem; using the "Custom GameSave Entries" feature, you can define your own gamesaves for GameSave Manager to search for.

     

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  • File Converter

    Free Windows Windows Explorer Website

    File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in Windows Explorer.

    It supports a lot of different file formats:

    Audio
    From: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik, cda, flac, flv, m4a, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, oga, ogg, wav, webm, wma, wmv
    To: flac, aac, ogg, mp3, wav

    Video:
    From: 3gp, avi, bik, flv, gif, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mov, ogv, webm, wmv
    To: webm, mkv, mp4, avi, gif

    Image & Document:
    From: bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga, pdf
    To: png, jpg, ico, gif

    Document:
    From: bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga
    To: pdf

     

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  • Medieval CUE Splitter

    Free Windows Website

    Medieval CUE splitter is an easy-to-use tool for breaking long audio files into smaller, songlike chunks. It has a simple layout and fast results; its only drawback is the rare CUE file format it uses.

     

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  • Ezthumb

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Ezthumb is a powerful open source program to generate thumbnails (i.e. contact sheets, screenshots or previews) from videos.

    It uses powerful libraries from ffmpeg, therefore supporting the most various video codecs. Here is some of the popular video formats Ezthumb supports: AVI, FLV, OGG, MOV, MKV, MP4 (H.264/x264, HEVC/H.265/x265), WebM, WMV. (For a complete list, visit this link: https://ffmpeg.org/general.html#Video-Codecs )

    Its interface is based on IUP (http://webserver2.tecgraf.puc-rio.br/iup/ ), a multi-platform toolkit for building graphical user interfaces, so it looks nice and even on both GNU/Linux and Windows.

    It supports 4 image output formats to generate thumbnails: GIF (supports transparency), Animated GIF, JPEG and PNG (supports transparency).

     

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  • eSpeak

    Free Windows Linux Website

    eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows.

    eSpeak uses a "formant synthesis" method. This allows many languages to be provided in a small size. The speech is clear, and can be used at high speeds, but is not as natural or smooth as larger synthesizers which are based on human speech recordings.

     

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  • CrystalDiskInfo

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Open-source HDD/SSD utility for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperature and other information.

     

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  • CherryTree

    Free Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

     

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  • Caesium Image Compressor

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android Website

    Caesium Image Compressor lets you compress your pictures up to 90% without visible quality loss. Providing a simple yet effective interface with a real-time preview and multiple image processing at the same time, everyone will be able to reach the best result. Advanced users will find extra features, like metadata storing options or folder structure support.

    FEATURES

    • Resize your pictures up to 90% preserving the file format. The software use an intelligent file compressing method.
    • Batch processing. Compress in a few second as pictures as you like.
      Most common file format are supported. (JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, WMF)
    • Easy preview, with a twin picture box that display the final result with a button.
    • Picture-by-picture compression level. You can set every single compression level at every picture.
    • Compression level an be set with an easy slider.
    • Drag&Drop. Drop your pictures directly into the list.
    • Rename all files with a custom suffix.

     

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  • ActivityWatch

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... Chrome Python Chromium Firefox Website

    Track how you spend time on your devices. Simple (yet powerful), extensible, no third parties.

     

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  • TrafficMonitor

    Free Windows Website

    TrafficMonitor is a network monitoring suspension window software in Windows. It can display the current network speed, CPU and memory usage. It also support the functions of display in the taskbar, change skin and historical traffic statistics.

     

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  • qBittorrent

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

    The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to Small µTorrent iconµTorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD).

    qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.

    Features

    Polished µTorrent-like User Interface

    Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine
    Simultaneous search in most famous BitTorrent search sites
    Per-category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Movies)

    All Bittorrent extensions
    DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet/BitComet URIs, ...

    Remote control through a Web user interface
    Nearly identical to the regular UI, all in Ajax

    Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents
    Torrents queueing and prioritizing
    Torrent content selection and prioritizing

    Natively integrated: When Downloads Completes Options (no need for additional script or plug-in)
    Exit, Suspend, Hibernate, Shutdown

    UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support

    Available in ~41 languages (Unicode support)

    Torrent creation tool

    Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex)

    Bandwidth scheduler

    IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)

    IPv6 compliant

    Sequential downloading (aka "Download in order")

    Available on most platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD

     

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  • YACReader

    Free Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad Website

    YACReader (Yet Another Comic Reader) is a free cross-platform comic reader with support for multiple comic files and image formats. YACReader comes with YACReaderLibrary an application for browsing and managing your comic collections with various smooth transition effects.

    YACReader is fast, easy to use and all you need to enjoy your digital comics.

     

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  • Cold Turkey

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Website

    Cold Turkey is a productivity program that you can use to temporarily block yourself off of popular social media sites, addicting websites and games so that you can get your work done!

     

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  • Tomighty

    Free Mac Windows Website

    Tomighty is a convenient, easy to use, eye candy desktop application that helps you organize and execute your tasks in the Pomodoro way.

     

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  • Free Alarm Clock

    Freemium Windows Website

    Free Alarm Clock, free version of Hot Alarm Clock, is a portable and full-featured and user-friendly computer alarm clock and program-launcher for Windows in 23 languages.

    This program allows you to set as many alarms as you want with a sound, pop-up-text or starting an executable-file. You can set one-time alarms or repeating alarms - activate only from Monday through Friday and give you a chance to sleep on the weekends.

    Label different alarms to indicate activities you must do at the sound of the alarm. After you set the time, date and sound for each alarm, you can use a text field to write a note to yourself as a reminder about the alarm's purpose.

    Plays MP3 music files
    You can select the sound you want to wake up to. Free Alarm Clock comes with several tones and offers full access to your music library.

    Wakes up your system from a Sleep mode
    Have you ever wondered if it's possible to wake up your system from a suspended power conservation mode using a resident program and not waste all that energy? The answer is yes, it is possible! Free Alarm Clock will let you do it. Sleep, suspend, hibernation and standby means the same thing. This feature is PC dependent and only possible for PCs that can go to sleep mode.

    Turns on the volume
    Free Alarm clock will automatically turn up the volume if you have it on mute by accident. When the alarm is played the program can turn up the volume of Windows forcefully. Additionally, you can set a comfortable sound volume.

    Run it from your portable USB flash drive
    You can put Free Alarm Clock on a flash drive and run it directly from there. In this way, all your alarms will always be with you. Simply run the program with parameter -PORTABLE, the settings will be stored in file Data.ini.

    Hot Alarm Clock, the advanced version of Free Alarm Clock, includes alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, to-do list, system of birthday reminders, etc.

     

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  • KeePass

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    A free and open source password manager that keeps all of your passwords safe in one place.

     

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  • SpeedCrunch

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    SpeedCrunch is a free, fast, high precision open source algebraic calculator with an intuitive interface and a extensive list of features, including:
    Unlimited Variables,
    Syntax Highlighting,
    Functions, with 'Automagic' Completion,
    50 Decimal Precision,
    Input History
    and more...

     

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  • DeepL Translator

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Website

    The World’s Best Machine Translation

    DeepL’s neural networks are able to capture even the slightest nuances and reproduce them in translation unlike any other service. In blind tests pitting DeepL Translator against the competition, translators prefer DeepL's results by a factor of 3:1. DeepL also achieves record-breaking performance according to scientific benchmarks.

    Your Data is Secure

    We guarantee DeepL Pro subscribers that all texts are deleted immediately after the translation has been completed, and that the connection to our servers is always encrypted. This means that your texts are not used for any purposes other than your translation, nor can they be accessed by third parties.
    As a company based in Germany, all our operations comply with European Union Data Protection laws.

    Translate Whole Documents

    With DeepL Pro, you can translate an entire document with one click. All fonts, images, and formatting remain in place, leaving you free to edit the translated document any way you like.
    Get started today and let DeepL Pro translate your Microsoft Word (.docx), PowerPoint (.pptx), and text (.txt) files. Further formats coming soon!

    API Access

    If you sign up for the DeepL API plan, you will be able to integrate DeepL’s JSON-based REST API into your own products and platforms. This allows you to incorporate the world’s best machine translation technology into a variety of new applications. For example, a company could have their international service enquiries instantly translated by DeepL Pro, greatly simplifying business procedures and improving customer satisfaction.

    CAT Tool Integration

    Freelance translators, translation agencies, language service providers, or corporate language departments can all benefit from using DeepL Pro, the world’s best machine translation technology, in their CAT Tool.

     

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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch Apple TV Kindle Fire Haiku 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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  • Hourglass

    Free Windows Website

    Hourglass is the most advanced simple countdown timer for Windows. Just enter a time in just about any format, and hit Enter.

    Pause and resume
    Start, stop, pause and resume your timers. Finally an app that can do everything your kitchen timer can.

    Smart input
    Type a duration like 5 minutes or a date and time like August 11 at 8 pm to start your timer.

    Beep, beep, beep
    Choose from three different versions of the same beeping noise. Or use your own notification sound instead.

    Improved interface
    Brighten up your device with the new color support. Or tell apart multiple timers by assigning a title to each one.

    Right-click for more
    Set advanced options, start common timers, resume closed timers, manage custom colors and sounds, and more…

    Absolutely free
    Hourglass is absolutely free to use, free to share, and free to hack. No ads. No in-app purchase. No nothing.

     

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  • LibreWolf

    Free Mac Windows Linux Linux Mint Arch Linux ... Gentoo Linux Ubuntu Debian Website

    LibreWolf, the community-maintained fork of Librefox: a privacy and security-focused browser.

     

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  • Strawberry

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It's written in C++ using the Qt framework.

     

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