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

Common apps and multimedia

Hardware characteristics



  • AES Crypt – Encrypts /decrypts files with AES256. Must have this.

Tools to access Internet Services

Statistics and data manipulation


Windows development

Newcomers 🙂

Less frequently used programs

  • youtube-dl – How long is this one gonna live?
  • Irfan Photo Viewer – a simple image/image library viewer.
  • Unity – Free game engine.
  • NAPS2 – Not Another PDF Scanner 2 – Portable scanner software.
  • OBS Studio – Records my windows desktop
  • Debut – Webcam or Screen Recorder
  • PowerISO – burn/handle ISO/image files
  • Fraps – fps display and screen capture.

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.