My Windows 10/11 selection (free software)
(Open Source) Finds duplicate, corrupted, large files etc. Can compare image and video similarity.
(Open Source) If you want to trim a video or extract a part of it without reencoding, this tool gets it done in just a few seconds.
(Open Source) Drag and drop a file (or many files) onto the window and it cleans the unnecessary metadata from all of them very quickly.
(Open Source) Simple, portable file encryption tool with a GUI.
Beautiful music library and player with lots of themes and features.
(Open Source) Launcher similar to MacOS' spotlight search that blends well into Windows 11. Ueli is worth a look too.
A canvas which you can paste images into for reference if you are doing something creative.
Straight-foward portable privacy tweaking tool for Windows 10 and 11. Contains explanations for each option as well as a setting mechanism in case Windows breaks your settings.
(Open Source) Great looking mail app without bloat. Has some theming options. Spark is worth a look as well.
Windows 11 supports encrypted DNS now. This free DNS resolver without logs (for free users) has adblocking and malware blocking options so you can cover the whole system. NextDNS is a great alternative with a lot more options and a Windows-specific host blocking feature.
(Open Source) Fantastic image viewer. Very quick and has a range of well-organized features such as cropping. My favourite viewer I've tried.