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What I use on Windows. Mostly FOSS.

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daisydaiList by daisydai, last updated 2020-09-08
  1. Windows 10 icon

    Spent good money on this. Hope my college'd actually pay these for us one day.

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    Windows 10 screenshot 1
  2. Essentials

    Important stuff.

  3. Google Chrome icon

    The new Internet Explorer. Use Chromium if you prefer FOSS, or Firefox maybe. Free.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    main window
  4. PeaZip icon

    Probably the best compression software around. Use this, or a more user-unfriendly 7zip, and stop clicking on that "your winrar license has expired" message box you urod. FOSS.

    • File Archiver
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    PeaZip
  5. ImageGlass icon

    Beautiful and easy-to-use image viewer. I use this instead of the Windows 10 built-in app because I do not want to wait 5 seconds every time I try to open the tiniest picture. Matches the Windows 10 overall theme quite well, or so I think. FOSS.

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    ImageGlass screenshot 1
  6. VLC Media Player icon

    Gom and Potplayer are nice, yes, but good ol' VLC comes with no bundleware. FOSS.

    • 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. Internet and communication

    What, you have no access to the internet? Lucky you!

  8. Telegram icon

    My family uses Wechat and my friends use LINE so that's basically what I use, but had I got a choice, I'd say Telegram. Free.

    • Group Chat App
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Linux Mobile
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
    • ...
    Telegram Desktop
  9. Zoom icon

    When I was a grade school kid I wrote in my diary that I hope one day I'd be able to go to school without riding for half an hour on the bus. What a grand-ass dream-come-true. Freemium.

    • Video Calling App
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • ...
    Zoom screenshot 1
  10. I use it to mount my linux laptop home dir as disk, so I don't need to sftp every time I'm looking for that book report I wrote like 5 years ago. There's also a super user-friendly GUI frontend called SSHFS-Win Manager. Check it out. FOSS.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • ...
  11. Tools and Utilities

    Hopefully these will make your overall Windows experience a lil more hospitable.

  12. MacType icon

    Rejoice, CJK language speakers. Forget about the sh*tty font rendering in Windows; you won't be seeing it from today on. FOSS.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • ...
  13. AutoHotkey icon

    I mapped my keys mac-like with this osftware so that I don't need another 1000 hours to get used to Windows shortcuts (again), but it can do so much more. FOSS.

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    Tray menu
  14. Snipaste icon

    Simple screenshot tool with every function I need. Also available on mac. Freemium.

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    Snipaste screenshot 1
  15. Revo Uninstaller icon

    When I was an innocent child I used to install that stupid Qihu 360 antivirus for this one uninstaller function. Now you know the right software to use. Freemium.

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    Main window
  16. Open Shell icon

    Because clicking on that small power-off button in the new start menu is an absolute penance. FOSS.

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    Open Shell screenshot 1
  17. Atom icon

    Atom as the default editor because I have RAM to burn. FOSS.

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

    A brand new startup experience for that used netbook you bought in 2010. Freemium.

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • ...
    Startup Delayer screenshot 1
  19. Seer Pro icon

    Preview almost any file in like half a sec. Were you a Mac user, you'd feel right at home. Freemium.

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    Seer Pro screenshot 1
  20. Unchecky icon

    Unchecks all those bundleware during the installation wizard for you automatically so that your homepage will never be set to hao123 ever again. Not completely useful if you use a package manager, though. Free, discontinued.

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    Unchecky screenshot 1
  21. Tabby Terminal icon

    For those who need a terminal emulator, this is, uh, probably the cutest one out there, and it has a more active development than hyper. FOSS.

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    Tabby Terminal screenshot 1
  22. scoop icon

    The package manager for Windows, like brew on Mac. *nix users will like this. I perfer this over chocolatey, because reasons. FOSS.

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    scoop screenshot 1
  23. Multimedia and Entertainment

    I payed 100% for the computer, I'm gonna use 100% of that computer grump

  24. Microsoft 365 (Office) icon

    Why not? My college literally pays for it, and I'm paying for college. Commercial.

    • Office Suite
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • ...
    Microsoft 365 (Office) screenshot 1
  25. Audacity icon

    I use it to edit the recordings that old Russian-teacher lady asks us to do, but it's far more capable than that. FOSS.

    • Audio Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • LAME
    • ...
    Audacity screenshot 1
  26. MuseScore icon

    THE music notation software. It's so good I'd pay for it, and yet it's free. FOSS.

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    MuseScore screenshot 1
  27. Paint.NET icon

    Unless you have a crave for that built-in Paint software, then go ahead. Freemium.

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    Paint.NET screenshot 1
  28. GIMP icon

    Photoshop for both the rich and the not-so-rich. FOSS.

    • Image Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Flatpak
    • AmigaOS
    • ...
    yes
  29. Steam icon

    Where you buy and manage games. Haha, gaming is for everyone unless you are poor.

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

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This list was created by daisydai Aug 2, 2018 and was last updated Sep 8, 2020. The list has 25 apps.

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