What's a program you made that you actually use regularly?

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  • GitHub repo pinpoint

    Keystroke launcher and productivity tool. macOS Spotlight and Alfred for Windows. Alternative to Wox. (by dkgv)

    My friend and I made this: https://github.com/dkgv/pinpoint It's a keystroke launcher capable of quite a few things by now, controlling Spotify, browsing reddit, currency conversion, searching for programs and more. Actually use it almost every day

  • GitHub repo transferwisely

    Batch process using transfer-wise API to automatically track, detect and book transfers for you at better rates.

    https://github.com/anuragdhingra/transferwisely I regularly use this to send money back to my country. It uses transferwise API to track and book best currency conversion rates.

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  • GitHub repo Mouse-Button-Remaps

    A simple AHK tool to remap mouse buttons to other keys.

    A couple that spring to mind are my mouse to button remap, which allows me to remap individual keyboard keys to extra mouse buttons (very helpful when gaming and I don't want to reach across my keyboard!)

  • GitHub repo Arduino-Wake-Up-Light

    An alarm clock which turns on the lights very slowly. It also uses a buzzer to produce gentle "tick" sounds after certain time.

    Wake up light alarm clock: https://github.com/erhanalankus/Arduino-Wake-Up-Light

  • GitHub repo LinkedIn-Learning-Captions

    Chrome extension to control captions in LinkedIn Learning videos. Code: https://github.com/spnm/LinkedIn-Learning-Captions Extension : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/linkedin-learning-caption/ggdakknlgmplegladciiikoiabaedecb

  • GitHub repo stimer

    stimer stands for "simpletimer" and is a command line timer that features short "fuzzy" syntax and basic output.

    cli timer. use it all the time. thought it was weird linux distros didn't come with something simple already (im aware you can make simple bash script if you wanted): https://github.com/deynh/stimer

  • GitHub repo rdoc-c

    A command-line tool for managing your documents and easing your life.

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  • GitHub repo command_help

    :information_source: Extract help text from builtin commands and man pages

    https://github.com/learnbyexample/command_help is big enough to warrant a repo, examples, limitations, etc. I had a list of todo items to improve the script, but after years of usage, I'm fine with the limitations since I rarely encounter them. This helps me to extract documentation of particular options, here's an example:

  • GitHub repo popify

    A Firefox🦊 extension that pops out the current browser tab into a minimal popup window.


  • GitHub repo preview-mark

    Just a side project to write, render, preview and share Markdown🗒


  • GitHub repo search-filter

    Firefox extenstion to allow blacklisting domains from duckduckgo & google search results.

  • GitHub repo AutoHotkey

    AutoHotkey is a powerful and easy to use scripting language for desktop automation on Windows.

    Neat. This feels like it is somewhere between Launchy and AutoHotKey in terms of functionality.

  • GitHub repo planes

    Variant of battleships game

    I programmed a variant of the Battleships game. https://github.com/xxxcucus/planes

  • GitHub repo disorient

    Control a Windows PC using MQTT or WebSocket

    I made https://github.com/stuomas/disorient to control my Windows PCs via MQTT/WebSocket in synergy with my home automation system. It is in daily use for me

  • GitHub repo git-mit

    Minimalist set of hooks to aid pairing and link commits to issues

    I wrote a tool to help me pair program, I use it every day https://github.com/PurpleBooth/git-mit

  • GitHub repo hn-reader

    A dark mode reader app for Hacker News made using React.js 🌑

    I made https://github.com/mrbasel/hn-reader which I use to browse HN on my phone.

  • GitHub repo notes

    Simple text based notes taking app (by jcubic)

    I have a notes application that replaced my old solution with files on directory NOTES. I try to keep all my notes there. The inspiration came from MacOS notes app that I've seen in one of my coworkers. The application was created in AngularJS a few years ago and it's text-based.

  • GitHub repo SpotlightX

    A minimalistic action bar to do things quicker and more efficiently than the Windows 10 search bar.

    I'm similar to OP, but I use my own version https://github.com/TorinFelton/SpotlightX

  • GitHub repo DisplayToggle

    Quick toggle between "PC Screen Only" and "Extend" presentation modes on Windows.

    I wrote a small program (that I call DisplayToggle) that simplifies swapping between the "PC screen only" and "Extend" display modes in Windows. Basically you run the program and it detects your current mode, then swaps to the other mode. I use my keyboard's macro software to globally bind it to Fn + T. I find it a lot more convenient than using the built-in Win + P menu because I don't care about the "Duplicate" or "Second screen only" modes, and only want a quick toggle between "PC screen only" and "Extend."

  • GitHub repo Tunerly

    A minimalistic, multi-language pitch tuning app

  • GitHub repo sonarApp

    A small kivymd app designed to provide notifications once certain devices enter the LAN.

    Unfortunately, it only really works on my debian install. https://github.com/Patrick-McKeever/sonarApp

  • GitHub repo ImageViewer

    An ultra-minimalistic image viewing program for Windows built with C and SDL2 (by Introscopia)

    my tiny image viewer: https://github.com/Introscopia/ImageViewer

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