Recommendation of Windows software [A long read]

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  • keepassxc

    KeePassXC is a cross-platform community-driven port of the Windows application “Keepass Password Safe”.

    KeePassXC - a password manager, that works completely offline: stores data in an encrypted file. But has an optional browser integration. Please note the name: there are older versions as well as impostors. Which is why I post the link.

  • dopamine

    The audio player that keeps it simple (by digimezzo)

    I would include Dopamine for mp3 playback.

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • KeePass2.x

    unofficial mirror of KeePass2.x source code

    KeePass and KeePass XC, another password manager, but it works fully offline. Con is that you need to handle syncing across devices yourself. [FOSS]

  • chrlauncher

    Small and very fast portable launcher and updater for Chromium.

    If you like Chrome but don't care about numerous Google's trackers sending data of your browsing habits, get Chromium instead. There's a simple self-updating, open source launcher on Github. Grab the latest release. Used that for years.

  • ShareX

    ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to many supported destinations you can choose from.

    ShareX - A screenshot/screen record/ OCR tool. Open source. Has a built-in editor tor quick marking and blurring. Also supports direct upload to cloud

  • Mailspring

    :love_letter: A beautiful, fast and fully open source mail client for Mac, Windows and Linux.

    Mailspring- A great email client for windows (Opensource + Freemium)

  • TablacusExplorer

    A tabbed file manager with Add-on support

    - Tablacus Explorer - Download the tabbed file manager with Add-on support. Alternative to windows explorer customizable with a lot of addons

  • CodiumAI

    TestGPT | Generating meaningful tests for busy devs. Get non-trivial tests (and trivial, too!) suggested right inside your IDE, so you can code smart, create more value, and stay confident when you push.

  • 7-Zip-zstd

    7-Zip with support for Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5 and Zstandard

    Hi, PeaZip can use McMilk's additional compression codecs for 7z format (Zstandard, Brotli, Lizard, etc),

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