Windows 10 Multimedia Workstation Tools
2D & Photography
Sketching, Drawing Painting, Photograph, and general image post-processing or manipulation.
Very light, easy to use, infinite canvas.
Very light, amazing brush engine, symmetry, perspective and tiling features.
Full featured painting tools, nice brush engine and image manipulation tools.
Amazing vector graphics tool. Exceptional exporting and vector features. Main Illustrator replacement tool.
Amazing photography and image manipulation features. Main Photoshop replacement tool.
Amazing organization, tagging, metadata and Raw editing tools. Main Lightroom replacement tool.
Best pixel art tool.
Light and easy 2D animation tool.
Best 3D full featured package option for free.
Amazing voxel sculpting and texture painting tools, with a really neat rendering engine.
Best 3D modeling tool, specially for surface sculpture.
Best PBR texture painting tool.
Unique and the only procedural PBR material authoring tool.
Nice texture converter tool.
Best real-time rendering engine with the best baking toolset.
Nice game-ready tree generator.
World/terrain and heightmap procedural generator.
Open source photogrammetry tool.
Great mesh correction/editing tools.
Amazing game engine and probably the best looking one.
Brilliant feature set.
Ease of use with nice features.
Amazing video editing tool.
Great post-production features.
Screen Capture & Recording
The best screenshot tool with automatic sharing features.
The best screen recording tool.
Awesome live-streaming tool.
Media & Playback
The best image reference tool.
Amazing music streaming platform, with tons of artists/bands.
Nice for audio file management.
Great media player.
Nice media player, good for odd file formats.
Best image sequence player and analiser.
Great writting tool with interesting project features.
Good office suite.
Perfect note taking tool.
Lightweight with markdown writing features and auto sync.
Nice for quick .txt editing.
Best PDF reader.
Utilities & Productivity
Amazing time management tool.
Perfect project and task management tool.
Amazing automatic backup tool.
Brilliant file/folder/app search with integrated actions.
Best clipboard manager.
Great little tool to improve windows explorer usability.
Grate desktop organiser.
File preview/thumbnails for media file formats.
Best partition manager.
File Management & Conversion
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
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 and macOS.
Amazing to manage project folders/files and lists of files.
Light, fast and easy file format conversion.
Batch image files conversion.
Video files conversion.
Web & Security
Great community and messaging app.
Nice message and teamwork managing app.
pCloud is a cloud- based digital asset management platform and cloud storage that provides access to all your digital content including images,video, audio,documents, and more- anytime, anywhere,on any device. Keep all of your important files safe and centralized in one place. You can share with team members, clients, etc. across the globe and give them controlled access and permissions to your digital library.
It has a user-friendly interface that clearly shows where everything is located and what it does. The software is available for multiple platforms – iOS and Android devices, Mac, Windows, and Linux.
By installing pCloud on your computer (through its desktop application pCloud Drive), the app creates a secure virtual drive which expands your local storage space. Every change you make in your pCloud can be seen immediately on your computer, phone or tablet. All your devices are instantly synchronized and you have direct file access to any update you make.
pCloud's latest feature Branded links allows you to customize download links with your brand's style and logo.
pCloud Crypto is a highest level of security for your files.You could save your sensitive information, and your private documents in the cloud, and to have them on any device. Nobody has access to these files, including the administrators of pCloud. With client-side encryption , your files are encrypted locally on your computer and only the encrypted information is uploaded in the cloud. The files never leave your device without the encryption
They have life-time option for 500GB and 2TB for 175€ and 350€, but in 2021 black friday lowered to 122.5€ and 245€
Cryptomator provides transparent, client-side encryption for your cloud. Protect your documents from unauthorized access. Cryptomator is free and open source software, so you can rest assured there are no backdoors.
Easy and Reliable
We understand simplicity as a key aspect of security. With Cryptomator you don't have to deal with accounts, key management, cloud access grants or cipher configurations. Just choose a password and you're ready to go.
You don't even need to specify what cloud you use. Cryptomator encrypts files and doesn't care where you store them. This makes it a lightweight application, which we believe is a huge benefit for reliability. Complexity would kill security.
Cryptomator is a so-called transparent encryption utility. This means that you don't have to learn new workflows. Just work with your files as you're used to.
Secure and Trustworthy
Cryptomator encrypts file contents and names using AES. Your passphrase is protected against bruteforcing attempts using scrypt. Directory structures and file sizes get obfuscated. The only thing which cannot be encrypted without breaking your cloud synchronization is the modification date of your files.
Cryptomator's desktop app is a free and open source software licensed under the MIT / X Consortium License. This allows anyone to check our code. It is impossible to introduce backdoors for third parties. Also we cannot hide vulnerabilities. And the best thing is: There is no need to trust us, as you can control us!
Vendor lock-ins are impossible. Even if we decided to stop development: The desktop source code is already cloned by hundreds of other developers. As you don't need an account, you will never stand in front of locked doors.
Good VPN service/app.
Great search engine.
Amazing for reference gathering and moodboard tool.
The best to save web articles and pages with TTS features.
The best rss and general feed reader.
Good password manager.
Awesome 2-factor authentication tool with dekstop app.
Great Adblock plugin.
The best web-to-print/pdf tool I've found.
Great to download youtube and other platform videos enabling me to watch those on my mobile phone or without an internet connection.
Nice features with 50Gb of storage for the free version.
Big ups for being a visual designer who uses both Android and Windows! Now I know another one exists.