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Hush1503List by Hush1503, last updated 2022-12-05
  1. TickTick icon

    🏆 Without this, my life would pretty much fall apart.

    • Todo List Manager
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Google Chrome
    • Android Wear
    • Firefox
    • Linux
    • ...
    TickTick screenshot 1
  2. Raindrop.io icon

    🏆 The best, most beautiful bookmark manager ever.

    • Bookmark Manager
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Raindrop.io interface with dark theme selected
  3. Bitwarden icon

    🏆 Demolishes every other password manager. There's no competition. Bitwarden does it all and then some. Integrates with SimpleLogin too.

    • Password Manager
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple Watch
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Tor Browser Bundle
    • Safari
    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Cloudron
    • Opera
    • Chocolatey
    • Mono
    • Brave
    • Firefox
    • Snapcraft
    • Flatpak
    • ...
    Desktop app on macOS
  4. Aegis Authenticator icon

    🏆 The most beautiful 2FA app I've seen yet.

    • ...
    Aegis Authenticator screenshot 1
    Aegis Authenticator screenshot 2
    Aegis Authenticator screenshot 3
  5. Authenticator Extension icon

    A very minimal and nice little 2FA extension.

    • Authenticator
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Authenticator Extension screenshot 1
  6. SimpleLogin icon

    🏆 I can have multiple accounts on a website and have all the emails go to one inbox. Also adds a nice layer of privacy.

    • Privacy Tool
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • F-Droid
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Open source solution to protect your email address.
  7. Waze icon

    Has shaved 30 minutes off of drives to appointments before. Traffic and hazard updates are just unbeatable.

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    Waze screenshot 1
  8. Clip Studio Paint icon

    🏆 The Windows digital artist's best friend. Has a ridiculous amount of tools, and often goes on sale. Subscription-only on iOS and Android, and Windows and Mac will soon be subscription-only as well.

    • ...
    Blank Canvas
  9. Krita icon

    The best open-source digital art app there is, period. Updates can be pretty slow, but it still feels like a commercial drawing app.

    • Image Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android Tablet
    • Epic Games Store
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • ...
    Main Window
  10. FL Studio icon

    🏆 My DAW of choice. Also contains Edison, which is one of the greatest audio editors of all time. Very animated and intuitive interface. One time payment with updates for life.

    • ...
    FL Studio screenshot 1
  11. Adobe Photoshop icon

    Unfortunately, the gold standard of image editing tools. Extremely powerful, but I don't recommend giving Adobe money.

    • Image Editor
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPad
    • Wine
    • ReactOS
    • ...
    Adobe Photoshop screenshot 1
  12. Affinity Photo icon

    Very similar to Photoshop, but is a one-time payment and a TINY fraction of the price. Development is very very active.

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    Affinity Photo screenshot 1
  13. Google Photos icon

    Having all of my photos stored in the cloud is outstanding, and Google's AI features are so good with image editing and object recognition, that it can be kinda scary.

    • Photo Manager
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • ...
    Google Photos screenshot 1
    Google Photos screenshot 2
    Google Photos screenshot 3
  14. Nine icon

    🏆 The best email client for Android, period. It doesn't actually physically hurt to read and write emails from my phone now.

    • Email Client
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Kindle Fire
    • ...
    Nine screenshot 1
    Nine screenshot 2
    Nine screenshot 3
  15. Citymapper icon

    🏆 If I'm getting around a city or taking public transportation, I always use Citymapper. If you're in the US and used to driving, this takes out all the difficulty of transit. App is pretty much useless if you don't get the subscription, unfortunately.

    • GPS Navigation Service
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Apple Messages
    • ...
    Citymapper screenshot 1
  16. NekoGram X icon

    A very feature-packed Telegram client for Android. Updates are slow, but it's a tradeoff made up for by the amount of features the app crams in.

    • ...
  17. Sync for reddit icon

    🏆 The best way to browse Reddit I've come across so far. Just an absolutely gorgeous app.

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • ...
    Sync for reddit screenshot 1
  18. Swift Backup icon

    🏆 If you have a rooted Android device, and want to back up, then get this. I really wish something like this didn't require rooting, as this is such a powerful and intuitive way to back up things on an Android.

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • ...
    Swift Backup screenshot 1
    Swift Backup screenshot 2
    Swift Backup screenshot 3
  19. Repainter icon

    Lets you make your Android 12+ device a little more pretty with Material You customization.

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • ...
    Repainter screenshot 1
    Repainter screenshot 2
    Repainter screenshot 3
  20. Split APKs Installer (SAI) icon

    Probably the easiest way to install APK bundles and APKs as root on Android. Interface could use a little more polish.

    • ...
    Dark Theme
    Explorer View
    Light Theme
  21. SD Maid SE icon

    🏆 An actually good storage cleaner for Android.

    • ...
    SD Maid SE screenshot 1
    SD Maid SE screenshot 2
    SD Maid SE screenshot 3
  22. Solid Explorer icon

    Feature-rich Android file manager.

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    Solid Explorer screenshot 1
  23. Syncthing icon

    🏆 Can be faster than transferring files over USB sometimes.

    • File Sync Tool
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    • ...
    Syncthing screenshot 1
  24. Windy icon

    🏆 The most informative weather app in existence.

    • ...
    Windy screenshot 1
  25. MX Player icon

    My video player of choice on Android.

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    MX Player screenshot 1
  26. Moon+ Reader icon

    🏆 I've tried a dozen ebook readers on Android, none of them match Moon+

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    Moon+ Reader screenshot 1
    Moon+ Reader screenshot 2
    Moon+ Reader screenshot 3
  27. Today Weather icon

    🏆 My current favorite weather app for Android (RIP Weather Timeline). Super convenient, and has nice widgets and permanent notification for quick access.

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    Today Weather screenshot 1
    Today Weather screenshot 2
    Today Weather screenshot 3
  28. Dark Reader icon

    🏆 Required if you don't want to go blind from browsing the web at night.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Thunderbird
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Dark Reader screenshot 1
  29. Pano Scrobbler icon

    🏆 This dude put so much effort into this masterpiece of a last.fm scrobbler. Nothing else on Android even comes close.

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Android
    • ...
    Pano Scrobbler screenshot 1
    Pano Scrobbler screenshot 2
    Pano Scrobbler screenshot 3
  30. Violentmonkey icon

    An essential if you want to use userscripts in your browser.

    • ...
    Popup menu
  31. OBS Studio icon

    🏆 Sometimes I don't even know how this piece of software is free. This thing is in the ranks with Blender and Krita in terms of commercial-grade open source software

    • Screen Recorder
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • FreeBSD
    • ...
    OBS Studio screenshot 1
  32. FastForward icon

    Skips adf.ly links and other "url shorteners"

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    • ...
    FastForward screenshot 1
  33. Bypass Paywalls Clean icon

    🏆 You can finally read that one news article.

    • ...
    Bypass Paywalls Clean screenshot 1
  34. Playnite icon

    🏆 The best game organizer and launcher there is. Lots and lots of customization and settings.

    • ...
    Playnite screenshot 1
  35. Mint.com icon

    A way better way to check my money than my bank's app.

    • Budget Manager
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • ...
    Mint.com screenshot 1
    Mint.com screenshot 2
    Mint.com screenshot 3
  36. Return YouTube Dislike icon

    Does what is says on the tin. Undos YouTube's very dumb decision of removing dislikes.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Return YouTube Dislike screenshot 1
  37. Obsidian icon

    🏆 An insanely flexible note app.

    • Note-taking Tool
    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • ...
    Obsidian screenshot 1
  38. MyScript Nebo icon

    Whenever I want to handwrite notes on my tablet, I use this.

    • ...
    MyScript Nebo screenshot 1
  39. YouTube ReVanced icon

    🏆 Youtube Vanced, except now it's fully legal because all this does is patch your existing YouTube APK. Blocks ads, comes with SponsorBlock, and Return Youtube Dislike.

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    YouTube ReVanced screenshot 1
    YouTube ReVanced screenshot 2
    YouTube ReVanced screenshot 3
  40. Vivaldi icon

    My web browser of choice.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Flathub
    • ...
    Vivaldi screenshot 1
  41. Google Drive icon

    Google Drive

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

    🏆 The most powerful and comprehensive ad blocker there is.

    • Ad Blocker
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Very good app for blocking ads. Use it!
  43. SponsorBlock icon

    Skips sponsor segments in YouTube videos using the power of the community.

    • Ad Blocker
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    • ...
    SponsorBlock screenshot 1
  44. eM Client icon

    🏆 My email client of choice on Windows, but sadly pricing is really stupid.

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    eM Client: Inbox view
  45. XYplorer icon

    🏆 Windows file explorer on super steroids. Once you take advantage of XYplorer's features, you never want to go back. Stupid fast and feature packed.

    • ...
    XYplorer screenshot 1
  46. Internet Download Manager icon

    The most popular download manager there on Windows, and for good reason.

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    Internet Download Manager screenshot 1
  47. XnView MP icon

    🏆 I've tried many image viewers and organizers, and none of them come close to XnView MP.

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    XnView MP screenshot 1
  48. PotPlayer icon

    🏆 My favorite media player on Windows. Definitely beats VLC.

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    Main Window. Desktop UI, playing YouTube video.
  49. MSI Afterburner icon

    🏆 Monitor your FPS and hardware information while in a game.

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    MSI Afterburner screenshot 1
  50. Process Hacker icon

    🏆 Task Manager on super steroids.

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    Process Hacker screenshot 1
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This list was created by Hush1503 Dec 5, 2022 and was last updated Dec 5, 2022. The list has 86 apps.

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Nejy
CommentAug 3, 2023

A number of my personal favorites are on this list, happy to see. Unfortunately the majority of Reddit third-party software is now obsolete.

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