Gordon's Picks

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This list is an attempt to collect all of the software I use regularly.
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  • Productivity

  • ShareX

    Free Windows Chrome Firefox Website

    ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported destinations.

     

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  • Image display and manipulation

  • nomacs

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    nomacs is a free image viewer for windows, linux, and mac systems, which is licensed under the GNU Public License v3. nomacs is small, fast and able to handle the most common image formats including RAW images. Additionally it is possible to synchronize multiple viewers. A synchronization of viewers running on the same computer or via LAN is possible. It allows to compare images and spot the differences (e.g. schemes of architects to show the progress).

     

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  • Paint.NET

    Free Windows Windows S .NET Framework Website

    Paint.net is a free and very capable image editing software for Windows. Great alternative to Photoshop for people that do not need all the stuff PS offers.

     

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  • GIMP

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS 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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  • Video playback and manipulation

  • 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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  • PotPlayer

    Free Windows Website

    Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality.

    The application supports Blu-ray, DVD, Audio CD, and countless other media formats. It can be configured to work with various devices such as TV or HDTV, and supports Direct3D9 Ex Flip Mode and Overlay.

    Other features:

    • You can take snapshots of the media you are viewing and save as a JPEG file.
    • No need to install different codecs all the time when using the player.
    • Provides the maximum performance with the minumum resource using DXVA, CUDA, QuickSync.
    • Immersive Viewing Experience with 3D.
      Supports Various Subtitle Formats.

     

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  • Netflix

    Commercial Windows Web Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple TV Kindle Fire Playstation Fire TV Roku Daydream Chromecast Xbox Website

    Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your phone.

    Besides offering a popular DVD rental-by-mail service, Netflix allows you to stream thousands of movies and TV shows to your computer. Watch movies instantly from your PC (with Microsoft Silverlight), mobile device, or straight on your TV.

    No commercials. No hidden fees. Try one month free. You can cancel anytime.

    You can also download some shows and movies to mobile devices for offline viewing. The feature is included in all plans and available worldwide, but Android devices must be able to stream Netflix in HD to select video quality.

     

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  • Popcorn Time

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Website

    Popcorn Time is a multi-platform, free and open source media player. The program is intended as a free alternative to subscription-based video streaming services such as Small Netflix iconNetflix. The program streams torrents directly from the swarm and can be used to stream any number of different multimedia sources.

     

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  • Trakt.tv

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad ... OpenELEC TheTVDB.com Serviio VLC media player MediaPortal Plex Emby Kodi LibreELEC Infuse Website

    trakt helps you keep a record of what TV shows and movies you are watching. Based on your favorites, trakt recommends additional shows and movies you'll enjoy!

    There is an official API available which is already used by 3rd party developers to offer native Apps on Android and iOS.

    Trakt.tv is a platform that does many things, but primarily keeps track of TV shows and movies you watch. It integrates with your media center or home theater PC to enable scrobbling, so everything is automatic. Some people like to check in from their phone, so we enable that too. Discover new shows and movies, follow people with similar tastes and voice your opinion.

    The Trakt.tv API powers hundreds of apps on all the popular platforms like Kodi, Plex, MediaPortal, VLC, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and more. The API is free to use, so start experimenting!

     

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  • Audio playback and manipulation

  • foobar2000

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows Phone Website

    foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform.

    Main features

    Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.
    Gapless playback.
    Easily customizable user interface layout.
    Advanced tagging capabilities.
    Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
    Full ReplayGain support.
    Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
    Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.

     

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  • Spotify

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple TV Kindle Fire Playstation Fire TV Xbox Website

    Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.

    Music can be browsed by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label, as well as by direct searches. On computers, a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers.

    Spotify music streaming is available on all Android and iOS devices and on desktop computers for unlimited durations. Features like offline listening and ad-free playback are only available for Premium subscribers of the service.

     

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  • fre:ac

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

    fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various formats and codecs. It will convert between MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Small Vorbis iconVorbis, Small FLAC iconFLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats.

    With fre:ac you easily rip your audio CDs to MP3 or WMA files for use with your hardware player or convert files that do not play with other audio software. You can even convert whole music libraries retaining the folder and filename structure.

    The integrated CD ripper supports the Small freedb iconfreedb online CD database. It will automatically query song information and write it to ID3v2 or other title information tags.

    Portable version: https://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/freac_portable

     

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  • Mp3tag

    Free Windows Wine Website

    Mp3tag is a powerful and easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of audio files.

    It supports batch tag-editing of ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags for multiple files at once covering a variety of audio formats.

    Furthermore, it supports online database lookups from, e.g., Discogs, MusicBrainz or freedb, allowing you to automatically gather proper tags and download cover art for your music library.

    You can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words in tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.

    Mp3tag is developed for Windows: macOS and Linux systems can also run the application under a compatibility layer, such as Small Wine iconWine.

     

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  • Audacity

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

    Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.

     

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  • Last.fm

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone BSD Kindle Fire Website

    Last.fm is a music community website that offers personalized internet radio, using a recommendation system called "Audioscrobbler" to build a detailed profile of users based on their music tastes and interests. The service installs plugins into the user's media player and automatically profiles the songs he/she listens to.
    The service will offer recommendations and a 'personal' radio station based on the user's listening patterns.

    As of early 2009 last.fm charges 3 EUR/month subscription fee to allow listening to music on their website outside US, UK and Germany. Paid features include:

    • Unlimited radio streaming
    • Ad-free browsing and streaming
    • Recent visitors to your profile
    • A prestigious black icon
    • Access to the VIP zone with more charts, graphs and the latest from the Last.fm Labs

    See http://www.last.fm/subscribe

     

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