Programs I find useful. Mostly just ones I think I might forget, or that seem slightly obscure.
I don't use Windows anymore, but I'll leave this stuff here 'cause maybe someone'll still find it useful.
(Out of date, need to clear out [better yet, just move?] entries for softs. I don't use anymore)
※ I don't use Windows anymore, so don't care too much about keeping that info. up to date. Sorry!
|Accessibility||find-cursor||←||n/a||Replicates the accessibility feature in Windows where you can press Ctrl to spawn some contracting concentric circles to show you where your mouse cursor is.|
|Bootdisk||USBWriter||?||Win7||Simple, used for Antergos Linux|
|〃||Universal USB Installer||?||Win7||More option, inc. storage partition|
|Download Management||Megatools||AUR||?||Command-line tools for working with mega.co.nz, either with or without an account.|
|〃||youtube-dl||Arch||?||CLI tools for grabbing video and audio from Youtube (and some other places, apparently). Notes.|
|DVD authoring||DVD Flick||?||Win7||Create and burn DVD-video discs.|
|〃||ConvertXDVD||Use to create Video_TS (etc.) folders|
|DVD ripping||MeGUI||?||Win7||Useful part of workflow when making DVD rips (for KG, etc.) https://forum.karagarga.in/index.php?showtopic=27384&page=1|
|File management||FastCopy||Lin||Win7||Copies files faster, with more options. Not sure how useful it is on Linux, but there's a port for it and OSX called RapidCopy.|
|〃||Mediacoder||?||Win7||Info. on video files|
|〃||Pandora Recovery||n/a||Win7||Super useful program for re-getting deleted items|
|〃||QTTabBar||n/a||Win7||Adds tabs (and other stuff I don't care about) to Windows Explorer.|
|〃||Space Sniffer||?||Win7||Visualises HD usage, so you can see what's hogging the most space.\\Alternatives include Spacemonger and WinDirStat.|
|Game stuff||Ice||?||Win7|| Put ROMs in Steam
Get images from:
|〃||Idle Master||AUR||Win7||Collects Steam cards without having to open the game. See Idle Master.|
|〃||ArchiSteamFarm||AUR||Win7||Collects Steam cards without having to open the game. See Archi Steam Farm.|
|〃||Lutris||AUR||n/a||Combined library for Steam, emulators, Wine, etc.|
|Hardware||CPU-Z||n/a||Win7||GUI program to get info. on computer's hardware. RAM configuration, type, etc.|
|〃||CPU-X||AUR||n/a||Open-source clone of CPU-Z|
|Launcher||Albert||AUR||n/a|| Nice program / file / web launcher for linux.
Easy to theme, unlike the otherwise good Synapse.
|〃||Rofi||Arch||n/a||Flexible launcher for i3wm|
|Music||Foobar 2000||AUR||Win7||Perfect software for organising and playing music. See Foobar 2000 :)|
|〃||mps-youtube||Arch||?||Stream Youtube audio from the terminal.|
|OH&S||f.lux||AUR||Win7||Changes screen tone and brightness at different times of day.|
|Organisation||Rainlendar||AUR||Win7|| Is on AUR, not on Chocolatey. Easy to share a calendar between OSes
Pro version syncs with Google Cal., CalDAV, etc.
|〃||QOwnNotes||AUR||?||Nice bit of software for writing and organising notes. I sync them between computers and phone with Syncthing. Might change to Org-mode one day?|
|〃||Tellico||Arch||?|| Software for organising info. about collections. Easy to customise what fields you want to use, and does a good job of importing data from places like Discogs. I use it for videogames and music.
I also tried GCstar, but liked this more.
|P2P||SoulseekQT||AUR||Mostly used for music sharing. I much prefer it to the alternate Nicotine+ client.|
|Package Management||Chocolatey||n/a||Win7||Windows package manager!! Not perfect, and a little slow, but much better than nothing!|
|〃||Yay||AUR||n/a||Gosh AUR helpers keep disappearing. But this one's doing a good job of replacing the now maintained pacaur.|
|〃||Trizen||AUR||n/a||I've switched from Yay to Trizen, but they're both pretty equally fine and I can't remember why I changed~|
|Screenshots||ShareX||n/a||Win7||Can set it up so 'printscreens' are dumped strait to the desktop :)|
|Security||KeePassXC||Arch||Win7|| Encrypted, locally hosted, password manager.
Switch to this from some other version of KP 'cause I needed TOTP without a phone.
|Timed Shutdown||Sleep Timer||AUR||Win7||Simple program for scheduling computer shutdown, hibernation etc.|
|Windows customisation||Library Icon Changer||n/a||Win7|
|〃||Ultimate Windows Hacker||Privacy stuff to for Win10|
(Out of date)
|Use||Add-on / Extension||Note|
|Appearance||Simple White Compact||Square, white, compact, tidy (discontinued?)|
|〃||Stylus||Use custom CSS on websites. Previously I used Stylish, but apparently that got nasty. Easy to replace an old Stylish setup—uses the same format. See Stylus for some example rules.|
|Privacy, security||Cookie AutoDelete||Dictate cookie lifespan|
|〃||UBlock Origin||Ad blocker. See also: UBlock Origin|
|〃||Form History Control||Manage stored form data|
|〃||Password Exporter||For moving my passwords from Firefox to KeePass|
|〃||Request Policy||Control cross-website access (rad).|
|〃||Canvas Defender||Protects against HTML5 canvas fingerprinting.|
|Productivity||Feedbro||Oftputtingly-named, in-browser feed reader|
|〃||Tab Groups||Restores tab grouping feature|
|〃|| ||Super-useful tab splitting. Seems to no longer work?|
|Steam||Super Steam||Use Enhanced Steam in not-Firefox|
|Protocols||OverbiteWX||Redirects Gopher links to the Floodgap proxy :) In the future is supposed to render them on its own!|
|Whoops||Lazarus: Form Recovery|
|Youtube|| ||Block entire Youtube channels!! But is busted last time I checked.|
|Content||Unpaywall||Find non-paywall versions of paywalled academic documents|
|Use||Add-on / Extension||Note|
|Account management||StartupMaster||A fix for multiple master password prompts on startup. Not working after version 68 :(|
|Ca*DAV||TbSync|| My fave for connecting with CardDAV and CalDAV servers.
Used to use CardBook, but it stopped working with my NAS / local network.
|〃||DAV-4-TbSync||Required by TbSync to add Ca*DAV support.|
|Calendar||Simple Calendar Pro||F-Droid||G.Play||Straight-forward calendar that you can either run offline or synced.|
|〃||DAVx⁵||F-Droid||G.Play||Tool for syncing with CalDAV calendars (for example if you're hosting your own).|
|〃||ICSx⁵||F-Droid||G.Play||Used for incorporating webcal, which DAVDroid doesn't handle.|
|Notes||ColorNote||x||G.Play|| Simple note taking software with a decent widget.
I don't use this anymore.
|〃||Markor||F-Droid||G.Play||This is the app I've been using for doing notes. I use Syncthing to keep things synced between my phone and PCs.|
|Drawing||Tux Paint||F-Droid||?||Fun drawing program! (Also on PCs)|
|〃||Kore||F-Droid||G.Play||Official Kodi remote. Actually on F-Droid :)|
|〃||PhotoScan||x||G.Play|| Easy photo capture that works really well.
By Google though.
|〃||Animal Crossing: New Leaf Guide||x||G.Play||Keep track of Animal Crossing stuffs. Haven't looked into a New Horizons version yet.|
|MuPDF||F-Droid||G.Play||Decent, basic PDF reader.|
|Social||Tusky||F.Droid||G.Play||Most popular Fediverse app.|
|〃||Subway Tooter||Repo||G.Play||My fave Fedi. app. Very customisable and FOSS-clunky-feeling. Has a great feature where you can preview local timelines of any instance.|
|Misc.||Syncthing-Fork||F-Droid||G.Play||I use this for syncing files between my computers.|
|OsmAnd~||F.Droid||G.Play||Access OpenStreetMap maps. Also lets you download maps for particular regions, so you can use them without an Internet connection.|