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 Website

    ONLYOFFICE is an opensource office and productivity suite that enables you to manage documents, projects, team and customer relations in one place.

    ONLYOFFICE is delivered either as a SaaS solution or as an installation for deployment on a private network (Community Edition, for teams up to 20 users).

    ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is available for free for Windows, Linux and Mac OS, and it can be integrated with any web solution, cloud or on-premises.

    Also ONLYOFFICE Mobile Editors offer mobile access from iOS and Android devices to the documents stored on ONLYOFFICE portals.

    ONLYOFFICE comes with a dual-license model: as long as you respect the GNU AGPL v.3 license, you can use the ONLYOFFICE open source solution. To guard your intellectual property, take advantage of the White Label option and receive professional support, a commercial license is required, available in 3 editions:

    • Enterprise Edition
    • Developer Edition
    • Integration Edition

    In particular with the Integration Edition you can integrate ONLYOFFICE Online Editors with:

    • SharePoint
    • Nextcloud
    • ownCloud
    • Alfresco
    • Confluence

    A free online edition for Personal Use is also offered at personal.onlyoffice.com

    The suite is designed to combine the formatting quality of Microsoft Office with the online collaboration of Google Drive.

    • Create, view and edit text documents, spreadsheets and presentations of any size and complexity. Deal with multiple files within one and the same window thanks to the tab-based user interface.
    • Compatibility with MS Office and OpenDocument formats. Work with most popular formats: DOC, DOCX, ODT, RTF, TXT, PDF, HTML, EPUB, XPS, DjVu, XLS, XLSX, ODS, CSV, PPT, PPTX, ODP.
    • Quick access to broad collaborating capabilities. Connect to server and collaborate on documents with your team: co-edit in real time, review, comment and interact using chat.
    • Third party add-ons: work with macros, translate texts, insert videos from YouTube and do even more.

     

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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, OS X 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 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

    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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