The list is still W.I.P
This list is an attempt to collect all of the software I use regularly.
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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.
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).
Paint.NET is a free image and photo editing software. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.
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.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.
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.
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.
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 Netflix. The program streams torrents directly from the swarm and can be used to stream any number of different multimedia sources.
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!
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform.
Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.
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.
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.
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 freedb 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
Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of common audio formats where it supports ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags.
Batch Tag Editing
Support for Cover Art
Import from Amazon, discogs, freedb
Full Unicode Support.
Works in Linux under the Wine.
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.
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:
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