Essential Installs

Things I'll always install on a fresh OS.


  • Google Chrome

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD iPad Website

    Not necessarily the "best" web browser, but in my opinion, it has the best feature set/aesthetics combo while working without issue.

    I have tried many a browser but I keep coming back to Chrome.

     

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  • 7-Zip

    Free Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ReactOS Website

    Great tool for opening archive files from the internet, or compressing your own files to save space during backups. I can't live without it.

     

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  • Notepad++

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    A much more robust notepad with a smidgen of syntax colouring if you do a bit of coding.

     

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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV Kindle Fire Haiku Xbox Website

    One of the best media players around, VLC strikes a great balance between lots of features and being simply intuitive.

     

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  • MusicBee

    Free Personal Windows Website

    iTunes is bloated, other choices often have a 2006-looking UI or are just glorified file browsers, opening files from explorer is laughable... where does that leave you? MusicBee. I will admit MusicBee isn't perfect, but it's darn good.

     

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  • altdrag

    Free Windows Website

    Essential tool for having clean multi-window workspaces.

     

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  • f.lux

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Perfect for easing the eyes in dark environments and when staying up late.

     

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