Tiny Game-changers

List of small Windows utilities I use every day.

Aleksandr Dikov
Aleksandr DikovList by Aleksandr Dikov, last updated 2022-12-26
  1. Scanner icon

    Every time I need to make room on the disk and find something big and suddenly appeared, I turn to this utility. The radial graph is much more neutral than the block design used in other similar applications.

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    Scanner screenshot 1
  2. Psiphon icon

    After the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war, the question of maintaining access to information has never been more acute than ever, even in conditions where other VPNs are not available for technical reasons, or they simply cannot be paid. And Psiphon turned out to be a solution, it gives an unprecedented speed in comparison with Tor or other open solutions. The only drawback is that its IPs are in many blacklists, which is why some services, such as Twitter, can suspend your accounts.

    • VPN Service
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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    Psiphon screenshot 1
  3. DragToScroll icon

    When my graphical tablet with a multi-touch function broke down and new branded budget models didn't offer it as before, the question arises, how to scroll panels in some applications where standard scrollbars are not available, and generally preserve UX of scrolling. This program become a solution! Now I don’t know how I lived without it before, it’s even better than a wheel and multi-touch. If you use a pen, scrolling is literally at your fingertips. You can also adjust different behavior and even turn off scrolling for individual programs.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    DragToScroll screenshot 1
  4. MenuTools icon

    Missing set of options in the context menu of your windows, allowing you to quickly make them transparent and display them on top of the rest.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    Example: Notepad running on Microsoft Windows 8 x64.
  5. ShareX icon

    Just ultimate solution for screenshot making, editing, annotating, and sharing. It also include various small tools related to images processing.

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    Main window
  6. Syncthing icon

    Everything is very simple, servers are always running on your devices that monitor other devices and exchange files with them via P2P protocol. After all, you really don't need a third party member in order to transfer data between your computer, smartphone and tablet, almost instantly, inside the local network you don't even need the Internet.

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

    Just best and only ultimate protection for your passwords and other sensitive data and best replaces for Google Authenticator App. In fact, it's just encrypted and organized database, you can't store anything there: images, documents, text files, notes, business cards of your lovers. A lot of plugins gives even more opportunities to organize data. Drawback: with huge DB it's require a lot of resources on mobile devices.

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    Entry Templates Plugin
  8. Cryptomator icon

    Cryptomator frees you, you will never have to think about damaged large archives, and the risks of leaks data stored in clouds. Thanks to Cryptomator, all synchronized data is an unread index map of encrypted files, the contents of which even are impossible to understand.

    • Cloud Storage Service
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Flathub
    • F-Droid
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
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    Cryptomator screenshot 1
  9. Windows 10 UI Utils

  10. taskbar-groups icon

    Lightweight application that lets user create and pin groups to the Windows taskbar.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    taskbar-groups screenshot 1
  11. TaskbarX icon

    TaskbarX gives you control over the position of your taskbar icons.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    TaskbarX screenshot 1

This list was created by Aleksandr Dikov Dec 26, 2022 and was last updated Dec 26, 2022. The list has 10 apps.

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