Windows 10 essential freeware

A series of freeware essential software that I install in every Windows 10 pc or laptop. The main factor that was considered for this list was simplicity, lightweightedness and lack of adware/bloatware


  • ONLYOFFICE

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloudron Website

    Open source productivity suite for managing documents, collaborative projects, and CRM.

     

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  • MPV

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android BSD ... Xfce Website

    MPV is an audio and movie player based on Small MPlayer iconMPlayer and Small mplayer2 iconmplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more.

    • Streamlined CLI options
      MPlayer's options parser was improved to behave more like other CLI programs, and many option names and semantics were reworked to make them more intuitive and memorable.
    • On Screen Controller
      While mpv has no official GUI, it has a small controller that is triggered by mouse movement.
    • High quality video output
      mpv has an OpenGL based video output that is capable of many features loved by videophiles, such as video scaling with popular high quality algorithms, color management, frame timing, interpolation, and more.
    • GPU video decoding
      mpv leverages the FFmpeg hwaccel APIs to support VDPAU, VAAPI, DXVA2, VDA and VideoToolbox video decoding acceleration.
    • Embeddable
      A straightforward C API was designed from the ground up to make mpv usable as a library and facilitate easy integration into other applications.

     

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  • balenaEtcher

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible.

    FEATURES

    • Validated Burning - No more writing images on corrupted cards and wondering why your device isn't booting.
    • Hard Drive Friendly - Makes drive selection obvious to avoid wiping your entire hard-drive
    • Beautiful Interface - Who said burning SD cards has to be an eyesore.
    • Open Source - Made with JS, HTML, node.js and Electron. Dive in and contribute!
    • Cross Platform - Works for everyone, no more complicated install instructions.

     

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  • BleachBit

    Free Mac Windows Linux Blackberry PortableApps.com Website

    BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk.

    Rid your system of old clutter including cache, cookies, Internet history, localizations, logs, temporary files, and broken shortcuts.

    Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean Small Adobe Acrobat Reader DC  iconAdobe Acrobat Reader DC , APT, Bash, Small Beagle iconBeagle, Small Chromium iconChromium, Epiphany, Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox, Flash, GIMP, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Internet Explorer, Java, KDE, OpenOffice.org, Opera, RealPlayer, Safari, Second Life viewer, Small Skype iconSkype, VIM, XChat, Yum, and more.

    BleachBit has never bundled any junk like browser toolbars.

     

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  • Visual BCD Editor

    Free Windows Website

    Visual BCD Editor - advanced GUI version of bcdedit utility. Automatic boot loader creation - Windows 7|Vista|XP|VHD. Fix boot manager and dual boot problems.

     

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  • ProtonVPN

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad F-Droid Website

    Security-focused VPN developed by CERN scientists from the ProtonMail team. Enabling Internet without surveillance.

     

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  • 7-Zip

    Free Windows BSD PortableApps.com ReactOS Website

    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.

     

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