Essential Applications (Windows)

My list of essential apps for my windows PC

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Liam MartinList by Liam Martin, last updated 2020-07-29
  1. Mozilla Firefox icon

    A free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Flatpak
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Gecko
    • ...
    Landing page
  2. Atom icon

    Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.

    • Text Editor
    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • ...
    Intro screen
  3. Unity icon

    Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation. A fully integrated professional application, Unity offers the free Personal Edition with all features, a Plus subscription at 25$ a month and a Pro subscription at 125$ a month with extra...

    • ...
    Unity screenshot 1
  4. MEGA icon

    MEGA, the successor of MegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited. This cloud-storage solution claims to protect your privacy with end-to-end encryption and offers a "Secure Collaboration"...

    • Cloud Storage Service
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • ...
    MEGA screenshot 1
  5. Piskel icon

    Remember the good old 2D games and their beautiful sprites? With Piskel you can create your own in a few clicks.

    • Image Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • ...
    Piskel screenshot 1
  6. The Powder Toy icon

    The Powder Toy is a desktop version of the classic 'falling sand' physics sandbox game, it simulates air pressure and velocity as well as heat!.

    • Sandbox Game
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    The Powder Toy screenshot 1
  7. Voicemod icon

    Voicemod is a Real Time Voice Changer for Discord, Skype, Twitch... with tons of awesome voices and effects. Made for Gamers & Streamers.

    • Voice Changer
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Skype
    • Discord
    • TeamSpeak
    • Steam
    • XSplit Broadcaster
    • Twitch
    • ...
    Voicemod screenshot 1
  8. Tor icon

    Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

    • ...
    Tor screenshot 1
  9. Spotify icon

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

    • Music Streaming Service
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • Kindle Fire
    • Playstation
    • Fire TV
    • Xbox
    • ...
    Spotify screenshot 1
  10. SketchUp icon

    SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid...

    • 3D Modeler
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • ...
    Main UI
  11. Scratch icon

    Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas...

    • ...
    Scratch screenshot 1
  12. Rainmeter icon

    Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.

    • ...
    Rainmeter screenshot 1
  13. Playnite icon

    Video game library manager and launcher with support for 3rd party libraries like Steam, GOG, Origin and Uplay, providing one unified interface for your games.

    • ...
    Playnite screenshot 1
  14. Orbiter icon

    Orbiter is a realistic 3D real-time space flight simulator program.

    Fed up with space games that insult your intelligence and violate every law of physics? Orbiter is a simulator that gives you an idea what space flight really feels like - today and in the not so distant future.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • ...
    Orbiter screenshot 1
  15. OBS Studio icon

    OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux. Boasting features typically only found in commercial screen recording apps, OBS also provides one...

    • Screen Recorder
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • FreeBSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • ...
    OBS Studio screenshot 1
  16. Minecraft icon

    Minecraft is a sandbox game that revolves around using building blocks to create anything you want. At night, monsters come out; make sure to build a shelter before that happens. The game also has multiplayer capabilities.

    • Sandbox Game
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Oculus Experiences
    • Kindle Fire
    • FreeBSD
    • Playstation
    • Fire TV
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox
    • NetBSD
    • Oculus Rift
    • OpenBSD
    • ...
    Minecraft screenshot 1
  17. 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
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    LibreOffice Writer on Linux
  18. Kdenlive icon

    Kdenlive is a non linear video editor. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions and render into the format of your choice.

    • Video Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Flathub
    • Flatpak
    • ...
    Logging
  19. itch.io icon

    itch.io gives you the ability to design a page where people can download games you have uploaded. You can optionally put a minimum price on your game (which can be 0), giving people the opportunity to pay you what they think you deserve. All files and images are hosted on itch.

    • Game Store
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Epic Games Store
    • ...
    itch.io screenshot 1
  20. Google Drive icon

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

    • Cloud Storage Service
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • ...
    Google Drive screenshot 1
  21. Game Jolt icon

    Game Jolt, where all the best free Indie Games are at! Browse through thousands of free Indie Games ready for you to play. This is Indie.

    • Game Store
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • ...
    Main page
  22. Foxit PDF Reader icon

    Foxit Reader is a free, light-weight PDF viewer available on multiple platforms. It allows users to view, annotate, form-fill, and sign PDF documents. The software supports standard PDF and XFA form filling and integrates with cloud storage services and enterprise Content...

    • PDF Reader
    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • ReactOS
    • ...
    Foxit PDF Reader screenshot 1
  23. 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
  24. 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?

    • ...
    Epic Games Store screenshot 1
  25. Discord icon

    Discord is a versatile communication platform that supports text, voice, and video interactions, offering organized servers for topic-focused discussions, customizable moderation tools, and low latency technology for smooth conversation and content sharing.

    • Group Chat App
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Epic Games Store
    • Flathub
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    • Snapcraft
    • ...
    Discord screenshot 1
  26. Cheat Engine icon

    Cheat Engine is an open source tool designed to help you with modifying single player games running under window so you can make them harder or easier depending on your preference (e.g: Find that 100hp is too easy, try playing a game with a max of 1 HP), but also contains other...

    • ...
    Cheat Engine screenshot 1
  27. Algodoo icon

    Algodoo gives you the opportunity to play with physics. Use your own hands and simple drawing tools to design, construct and explore the world of physics.

    • ...
    iPad

This list was created by Liam Martin Apr 26, 2020 and was last updated Jul 29, 2020. The list has 27 apps.

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