Essential Apps

A list with Computer program essentials that you might want to install on your computer.


  • MobaXterm

    Freemium Windows Website

    An advanced terminal that gives Windows users a powerful, Unix-like command-line experience.

     

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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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  • 7-Zip

    Free Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ReactOS 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
    Unpacking only: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z.
    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.

     

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  • LibreOffice

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... BSD 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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  • IrfanView

    Free Personal Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Fast and compact image viewer/converter trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features. Features included: multi-language support, Thumbnail option, Painting, slideshow, toolbar skins, fast directory browsing, batch conversion/editing, multipage editing, alignment (rotation) of single pdf pages around a small corner (e.g., 2 °), scanning to pdf-Files, OCR_KADMOS plugin, file search, change color depth, scanning, cut/crop, IPTC edit, capturing, lossless JPG operations, effects, ICC support, EXE/SCR creating, many hotkeys, command line options and plugins.

     

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  • VLC Media Player

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

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

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

     

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  • Notepad++

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

     

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  • Opera

    Free Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android ... S60 Android Tablet BSD PortableApps.com Kindle Fire ReactOS Website

    Opera is a browser with innovative features, speed and security. Opera’s vision is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device and the company is committed to support and contribute to open standards.

    The browser delivers a highly customizable start page (Speed Dial) where you can set your top sites and bookmarks, Off-road mode for data saving and faster browsing in slow networks such as 3G/2G and public Wi-Fi, a "Discover" page for getting the best of the web's content; and in the desktop version Stash, a tool for comparing pages and "read it later".

    Resume, save and rename the media files you keep on your phone with the download manager.

    For iOS, Blackberry and other devices, Small Opera Mini iconOpera Mini is available: compared with Opera Mobile, it provides similar features and browsing experience, but its peculiar feature is that pages are compressed before being sent to your phone.
    In this way you can:

    • Save time, because pages and tabs will load faster;
    • Save data and money, because Opera Mini uses up to 90% less data from your prepaid data plan than other web browsers.

     

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