Awesome Windows Apps

This is a list of awesome apps for Windows 10.

File Tools

  • 7-Zip : file compression
  • File Converter : file converter
  • FileMenu Tools : file menu tools
  • Wiztree : file, folder, drive mapper
  • QTTabbar : tab extension for file explorer
  • FormatFactory : file converter
  • WinMerge : file folder comparison
  • Quicklook : file viewer

File Sync

  • SyncFolder : file folder sync
  • Syncthing : file cloud sync
  • rclone : file cloud sync (portable, direct)

File Downloader

  • PyIDM : download manager (portable, direct)
  • Youtube-DLG (youtube-dl-gui): video download manager
  • Libgen Desktop : e-book search and download manager
  • wget : file download (portable, direct, terminal)

Image and Photo Tools

  • Microsoft Photos : photo manager and viewer
  • ShareX : screenshot tools (complete)
  • Snip & Sketch : screenshot tools (quick, simple, windows default)

Image Photo Editor Converter

  • paint.net : image editor (free, complete)
  • Pixillion Image Converter : image converter
  • ImageMagick : image processing library
  • Picosmos Tools : image editor (quick and complete for simple editing)

Video Conference

  • Skype* : messaging, video conference
  • Zoom* : video conference

Remote Desktop

  • Teamviewer : remote desktop (native app)
  • Chrome Remote Desktop : chrome based remote desktop (browser based)

Visualization

  • Microsoft PowerBI Desktop

Video Player and Streaming

  • OBS Studio : streaming, screen recording
  • OBS Virtual Cam : virtual cam add on for OBS
  • VLC Media Player : video player

Video Editor

  • FFmpeg : video processing library/engine
  • Handbrake : video converter
  • HitFilm Express* : video editor (complete editing)
  • Agent Ransack : file content search
  • DocFetcher : file content search
  • Everything : file search
  • Listary : file search (embedded in Windows Explorer)
  • fzf (Github Repo)
  • Fileseek : file content search
  • Wizfile : file search

Music and Audio

  • AIMP : music audio player
  • Groove Music : music audio player (Windows 10)
  • Audacity : audio editor
  • Voice Recorder : audio voice recorder (Windows 10)
  • Equalizer APO : audio equalizer/filter
  • Peace : GUI for Equalizer APO
  • Spobrify : Youtube listener

Computing Programming

  • Anaconda3 : numerical computation, python
  • Arduino : Arduino programming
  • Julia : numerical computation
  • Kite : program linting
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code : IDE
  • Octave : FOSS numerical computation
  • Matlab Polyspace : complete numerical computation
  • SpeedCrunch : simple numerical computation, calculator
  • Calculator : calculator (Windows 10)
  • Math Inspector : visual programming environment
  • Sourcetrail : code and program visualizer

Hand Writing

  • Microsoft Whiteboard
  • Xournal++ : note taking and PDF annotation tool
  • Microsoft Font Maker : convert handwriting to font
  • gInk : desktop handwriting (portable)
  • livedraw : desktop handwriting (portable)

Note Taking

  • Notepad++ : note taking, text editor
  • OneNote : note taking (Office Suite)
  • Sticky Notes : note taking (Windows 10)
  • Obsidian : note taking, zettelkasten, markdown
  • VNote : note taking, zettelkasten, markdown
  • Markdown Monsters : note taking, wordpress integration

Writing Tools

  • Grammarly : grammar checker
  • Grammarly for MS Office Suite : grammar checker
  • Languagetool MS Word Add in : grammar checker, open source
  • Writefull for Word : grammar checker
  • Lightkey : AI writing recommendation
  • Espanso : text expansion
  • Ditto : clipboard manager, copy-paste
  • Harzing's Publish or Perish : scientific writing helper

Islamic

  • OneQuran : complete Quran, hadith
  • Quran : simple Quran

Windows and Dekstop Tools

  • AutoHotkey : automation for Windows
  • CCEnhancer : enhancer for CCleaner
  • CCleaner : junk, storage cleaner
  • Wise System Monitor : system monitoring
  • XMeters : system monitoring
  • Wox : application launcher
  • WSCC (Windows System Control Center) : windows mini tools collection
  • CPUID CPU-Z : hardware information
  • DeskPins : pin windows on top
  • PowerToys : windows enhancement
  • Windows Terminal : the best terminal for windows

Software Application Manager

  • Chocolatey : software application manager
  • Chocolatey GUI : GUI for chocolatey
  • Revo Uninstaller : software application uninstaller

PDF Tool

  • CutePDF Writer: pdf writer
  • PDFsam : pdf editor, splitter, combiner
  • MuPDF : very lightweight pdf, xps, epub, cbz viewer
  • Foxit Reader : pdf reader, comment, sign
  • SumatraPDF : fast pdf reader
  • GPL Ghostscript : pdf rendering engine
  • Free PDF Compressor : pdf compression

Latex Editor

  • Texmaker : LaTex editor
  • MiKTex : LaTex engine

Ebook and Document Converter

  • calibre : ebook manager
  • Pandoc : document converter engine (tex, latex, md, word, odt)
  • pandoc-crossref : reference plugin for pandoc
  • wkhtmltopdf : document converter
  • Panwriter : GUI for Pandoc (tex, latex, md, word, odt)

Citation Manager

  • Mendeley Desktop : citation manager
  • Zotero : open source citation manager

Office Suite

  • LibreOffice : open source office suite (Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math, Base)
  • Microsoft Office : office suite from Microsoft (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access)

Accesibility

  • Microsoft Learning Tools OneNote Addon : immersive reader
  • Immersive Reader Offline Extension

Cloud Storage

  • Microsoft OneDrive

Graphic Editor

  • Microsoft Visio: diagram and vector graphic drawing and editor from Microsoft
  • Graphviz : graphics and drawing package (library)

Drawing App

  • Inkscape: open source vector graphic drawing and editor
  • Krita: open source vector graphic drawing and editor (digital painting and 2D animation)
  • OPenToonz : graphic drawing and editor

Collaboration

  • Git
  • GitHub Dekstop
  • Github CLI*

Browser

  • Google Chrome : browser from Google
  • Microsoft Edge : browser from Microsoft
  • Mozilla Firefox : privacy oriented browser
  • Opera : browser with VPN
  • Slimjet : lightweight chrome-based browser
  • Chrome Remote Dekstop : remote desktop

Network Tools

  • NetSetMan : network setting and manager
  • NETworkManager : network tools
  • WinMTR : ping and trace route (portable, direct)
  • WinMTRCmd : ping and trace route (portable, direct, terminal)
  • gping : graphic ping (portable, direct, terminal)
  • speedtest : network speed test (portable, direct, terminal)
  • HostsMan : file host editor
  • Telerik Fiddler : web debug
  • IPFS Desktop* : decentralized file system

VPN

  • ProtonVPN : VPN
  • Cloudflare WARP* : VPN

Framework

  • Node.js
  • Ruby
  • Yarn
  • Dot Net, .Net
  • Java
  • NVM

Map

  • Google Earth Pro
  • Maps (Windows 10)

Games

Built in Windows 10 Apps

  • Camera (Windows 10) : camera
  • Microsoft News

Phone Connection

  • KDE Connect
  • Your Phone (Windows 10)

Laptop Tools

  • Lenovo Pen Settings
  • Lenovo Service Bridge
  • Lenovo System Update
  • Lenovo Vantage
  • Lenovo Vantage Service
  • Lenovo Utility

Security

  • Malwarebytes : anti malware
  • ShutUP10 (OOSU10): Windows permission editor

Portable Apps

  • Fritzing : electronic design
  • duck
  • xournal
  • xsltproc

Command Line Interface

  • speedtest: speedtest
  • gping: gping example.com
  • is-up: is-up example.com
  • mtr: mtr example.com

Others

  • Nimbletext : text batch manipulation
  • curl
  • V380 : Webcam monitoring

Uninstalled Apps

  • Brave : browser
  • Opentoonz
  • Persepolis : aria-based download manager (why: PyIDM is better and faster)
  • MindForger : note taking, zettelkasten, markdown (why: too complex)
  • AsciidocFX : note taking, asciidoc (why: asciidoc is rarely used)
  • Ubuntu : ubuntu on top Windows 10 (why: unstable, rarely used, storage limitation)
  • SAM (System Advisor Model) : PV System Planner (why: not used anymore)
  • rga (Github Repo) : take huge database storage
  • kdenlive : video editor (inferior to hitman express)
  • draw.io : graphic editor (inferior to Visio)
  • Zettlr : note taking, zettelkasten, markdown (inferior to VNote)
  • Wincompose: text replacement (inferior to espanso)
  • TreeSize : file, folder, drive mapper (inferior to Wiztree)
  • Steam : games platform (need more space than games)
    • Islanders
    • The Battle of Polytopia

My Computer

  • IdeaPad C340-14API 9AID
  • Serial : MP1PVV78
  • Product number : 81N6009AID
  • Bios version : AGCN25WWV1.08
  • Prosesor : AMD Ryzen3 3200U
  • RAM : 8GB DDR4 (2*4)
    • Only replace 1 RAM slot. The other RAM 4 GB is embedded. The maximum RAM is 16 GB so total will be 20 GB.
  • Hardisk : 256GB M.2 PCIE (SSD SAMSUNG MZNLN256HAJQ-000L2 Interface: M.2 SATA NGFF Form Factor: 2280)
    • M.2 SSD NVME
  • VGA : Radeon Vega 3
  • Youtube
  • Youtube
  • Crucial