Essential Apps

A list with Computer program essentials that you might want to install on your computer.


  • 7-Zip

    Free Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ReactOS Website

    The main features of 7-Zip

    High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression
    Supported formats:
    Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
    Unpacking only: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z.
    For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
    Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
    Self-extracting capability for 7z format
    Integration with Windows Shell
    Powerful File Manager
    Powerful command line version
    Plugin for FAR Manager
    Localizations for 87 languages

    7-Zip works in Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT. There is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.

     

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  • LibreOffice

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android BSD Website

    LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It is an independently-developed version of the OpenOffice.org suite.

    The office suite includes:

    Small LibreOffice - Writer iconLibreOffice - Writer, a word processor with similar functionality and file support to Small Microsoft Office Word iconMicrosoft Office Word . It has extensive WYSIWYG word processing capabilities, but can also be used as a basic text editor.

    Small LibreOffice - Calc iconLibreOffice - Calc , a spreadsheet program, similar to Small Microsoft Office Excel iconMicrosoft Office Excel . It has a number of unique features, including a system which automatically defines series of graphs, based on information available to the user.

    Small LibreOffice - Impress iconLibreOffice - Impress , a presentation program resembling Small Microsoft Office Powerpoint iconMicrosoft Office Powerpoint . Presentations can be exported as SWF files, allowing them to be viewed on any computer with Adobe Flash installed.

    Small LibreOffice - Draw iconLibreOffice - Draw , a vector graphics editor and diagramming tool similar to Small Microsoft Office Visio iconMicrosoft Office Visio . It provides connectors between shapes, which are available in a range of line styles and facilitate building drawings such as flowcharts. It also includes features similar to desktop publishing software such as Small Scribus iconScribus and Small Microsoft Office Publisher iconMicrosoft Office Publisher .

    Small LibreOffice - Math iconLibreOffice - Math , an application designed for creating and editing mathematical formulae.
    Small LibreOffice - Base iconLibreOffice - Base , a database management program, similar to Small Microsoft Office Access iconMicrosoft Office Access .

     

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  • IrfanView

    Free Personal Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Fast and compact image viewer/converter trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features. Features included: multi-language support, Thumbnail option, Painting, slideshow, toolbar skins, fast directory browsing, batch conversion/editing, multipage editing, alignment (rotation) of single pdf pages around a small corner (e.g., 2 °), scanning to pdf-Files, OCR_KADMOS plugin, file search, change color depth, scanning, cut/crop, IPTC edit, capturing, lossless JPG operations, effects, ICC support, EXE/SCR creating, many hotkeys, command line options and plugins.

     

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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

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.

     

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  • GIMP

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku AmigaOS Xfce Website

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

     

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  • Notepad++

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

     

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  • Opera

    Free Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android ... S60 Android Tablet BSD PortableApps.com Kindle Fire ReactOS Website

    Opera is a browser with innovative features, speed and security. Opera’s vision is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device and the company is committed to support and contribute to open standards.

    The browser delivers a highly customizable start page (Speed Dial) where you can set your top sites and bookmarks, Off-road mode for data saving and faster browsing in slow networks such as 3G/2G and public Wi-Fi, a "Discover" page for getting the best of the web's content; and in the desktop version Stash, a tool for comparing pages and "read it later".

    Resume, save and rename the media files you keep on your phone with the download manager.

    For iOS, Blackberry and other devices, Small Opera Mini iconOpera Mini is available: compared with Opera Mobile, it provides similar features and browsing experience, but its peculiar feature is that pages are compressed before being sent to your phone.
    In this way you can:

    • Save time, because pages and tabs will load faster;
    • Save data and money, because Opera Mini uses up to 90% less data from your prepaid data plan than other web browsers.

     

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