Essential Apps

A list with Computer program essentials that you might want to install on your computer.

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SecurityCheckerList by SecurityChecker, last updated 2018-11-26
  1. MobaXterm icon

    MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.

    • ...
    MobaXterm tabbed terminal
  2. WinRAR icon

    With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!

    • File Archiver
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • ReactOS
    • ...
    WinRAR screenshot 1
  3. 7-Zip icon

    File archiver with a high compression ratio.

    • File Archiver
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • ReactOS
    • ...
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  4. 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
  5. IrfanView icon

    Fast and compact image viewer/converter trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features. Features included: multi-language support, Thumbnail option, Painting, slideshow, toolbar skins, fast directory browsing, batch...

    • Image Viewer
    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    IrfanView screenshot 1
  6. 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
  7. GIMP icon

    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.

    • Image Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Flatpak
    • AmigaOS
    • ...
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  8. Notepad++ icon

    Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

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    Notepad++ screenshot 1
  9. Opera icon

    Opera is an innovative browser that focus on implementing new technologies without dropping simplicity and ease of use, speed, and security; supporting and contributing to open web standards.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Kindle Fire
    • Flatpak
    • ...
    Opera screenshot 1

This list was created by SecurityChecker May 27, 2018 and was last updated Nov 26, 2018. The list has 9 apps.

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