Windows Software

While Android, Linux and Macs have app stores, with Windows, you kind of have to know what the good software is, and where to get it. This page tries to provide links to software that is free, functional, and reliable. This page is where you only will find the good stuff..

These three apps are suitable for everything, including Server Core:

  • 7-zip – We need to be able to unzip archives (from the command prompt).
  • Git – The powershell prompt just doesn’t cut it without this package.

The basics that everybody needs: Essentials

Alternate browsers

Common apps and multimedia

Hardware characteristics

Unix/Linux

Security

Tools to access Internet Services

Statistics and data manipulation

Games

Windows development

Newcomers 🙂

  • OBS Studio – Records the desktop.
  • UltraVNC – remote access (server and viewer).
  • TrinusPSVR – Do VR (virtual reality) on the PC with a PlayStation HMD.

Less frequently used programs

  • Before Dawn Screensavers.
  • youtube-dl – Download YouTube video’s.
  • Irfan Photo Viewer – a simple image/image library viewer.
  • Unity – Free game engine.
  • NAPS2 – Not Another PDF Scanner 2 – Portable scanner software.
  • Debut – Webcam or Screen Recorder
  • PowerISO – burn/handle ISO/image files
  • Fraps – fps display and screen capture.
  • Rufus – Write ISO images to usb stick.

That’s all, folks! If there are programs I’ve missed, or listed a program that is known to you to be bad, don’t hesitate to comment below.