Windows 10 Essential

With some exceptions and tools.

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stardust_willList by stardust_will, last updated 2021-12-22
  1. LibreOffice icon

    LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It is an independently-developed version of the OpenOffice.org suite.

    • Office Suite
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Android
    • ...
    LibreOffice Writer on Linux
  2. MSI Afterburner icon

    A powerful overclocking tool for your graphics card, which also includes screen capture and video capture tools, plus overlays. Has a lower FPS hit than Fraps, and offers the same functionality. The beta versions include audio streams alongside the video capture.

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    MSI Afterburner screenshot 1
  3. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

    • Media Player
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • AppImageHub
    • Apple Watch
    • Snapcraft
    • Google Chrome
    • Apple TV
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • Android TV
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • ...
    VLC Media Player screenshot 1
  4. Opera GX icon

    Opera GX is a special version of the Opera browser built specifically for gamers. The browser includes unique features like CPU, RAM and Network limiters to help you get the most out of both gaming and browsing.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • ...
    Opera GX screenshot 1
  5. Stremio icon

    Media center allowing to watch movies, series, YouTube channels instantly. You can watch in HD, with subtitles, and easily cast any file to TV through DLNA, Chromecast, AppleTV!

    Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes / movies.

    • Video Streaming App
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Flathub
    • Flatpak
    • ...
    Website
  6. Vortex icon

    Vortex is the new, modern mod manager from Nexus Mods. It is designed to make modding your game as simple as possible for new users, while still providing enough control for more experienced veterans of the modding scene.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • ...
    Vortex screenshot 1
  7. Yuzu icon

    yuzu is an experimental open-source emulator for the Nintendo Switch from the creators of Citra.

    • Game Emulator
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Flathub
    • Flatpak
    • ...
    Main Window with games
  8. GOG GALAXY icon

    The main library organizer and launcher with connectivity with all the other gaming platforms. Also a DRM-free store, totally worth having.

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    GOG GALAXY screenshot 1
  9. RetroArch icon

    Essential emulators and retro games launcher, with an friendly interface, gamepad manager, integrated settings for all supported emulators (cores).

    • Game Emulator
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    • ...
    Main view
  10. Rufus icon

    Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

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    Rufus screenshot 1
    Rufus screenshot 2
    Rufus screenshot 3
  11. MiniLyrics icon

    Lyrics plugin software for iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc. You do not need to change the way you enjoy music. Display scrolling lyrics, you can follow along with the artist and catch every word. Automatically search and download lyrics.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Windows Media Player
    • Winamp
    • ...
    MiniLyrics screenshot 1
  12. FrostWire icon

    FrostWire is a free, open source P2P BitTorrent file sharing application & cloud file downloader in one. It's a fork of LimeWire .

    • Torrent Client
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Kindle Fire
    • ...
    FrostWire screenshot 1
  13. RPCS3 icon

    RPCS3 is an experimental open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger written in C++ for Windows, Mac and Linux. RPCS3 began development in May of 2011 by its founders, DH and Hykem.

    • Game Emulator
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AppImageHub
    • Flathub
    • FreeBSD
    • ...
    RPCS3 screenshot 1
  14. Cemu icon

    Software to emulate Wii U games and applications on PC.

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    Cemu screenshot 1
  15. Epic Games Store icon

    The Epic Games Store is a digital platform for computer games that champions developer success by offering an 88% revenue share. With the "Epic First Run" program, developers enjoy 100% revenue for the first six months for exclusive titles, transitioning to the standard split thereafter?

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    Epic Games Store screenshot 1
  16. Ubisoft Connect icon

    Ubisoft Connect (before Uplay) is Ubisoft's PC games portal, where you can find all your games on PC

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    Ubisoft Connect screenshot 1
  17. EA App icon

    The EA App, formerly known as Origin, is the built-from-scratch PC platform for EA players, games, and content. It brings you a faster experience, fewer clicks to jump back into your favorite games, and powerful Playtime Controls to help you keep tabs on how much time you and...

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    EA App screenshot 1
  18. Steam icon

    Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a wide range of games and related media entirely over the internet, stretching from one-man independent efforts to some of...

    • Game Store
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Flathub
    • SteamOS
    • ...
    Steam Store

This list was created by stardust_will Aug 11, 2019 and was last updated Dec 22, 2021. The list has 18 apps.

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