Useful and suggested software solutions.
- rClone - Rclone is a command line program to sync files and directories.
- Chrome - Google's browser, one of the most popular.
- Firefox - Mozilla's browser, also one of the most popular.
- Midori - Super lightweight browser with minimal memory imprint.
- Opera - A browser with many nice graphical elements and features.
- Chromium Edge - Microsoft's new chromium based Edge browser.
Photos and Graphics
- PhotoShop - Adobe's popular photo manipulation software.
- GIMP - Open source alternative to PhotoShop.
- InkScape - Open source vector graphics editor.
- Paint.NET - Free image editing software.
- ImageResizer - Windows-based fast and simple image resizer.
- Steam - The most popular gaming store and DRM platform.
- Origin - EA's own game store and DRM platform.
- uPlay - Ubisoft's own game store and DRM platform.
- GOG - GoodOldGames game store and DRM-free launcher.
- Parsec - Screen-sharing for couch co-op over an internet connection.
- ZeroTier - Private virtual LAN over an internet connection.
- PatchMyPC - Download and update essential software.
- Ninite - Download and update essential software.
- Chocolatey - Download software via PowerShell.
- Scoop - A command-line installer for Windows.
- WinAero Tweaker - Windows tweaking solution with a wide range of options.
- Chameleon - Wallpaper changer based on time/battery/weather events.
- MacType - Better font rendering for Windows.
- Rainmeter -Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers.
- RainWallpaper - RainWallpaper is a powerful customizable live wallpaper engine.
- Sidebar Diagnostics - Windows solution for system info in a sidebar.
- OpenShell - Previously known as ClassicShell, the goto Start Menu replacement.
- John's Background Switcher - John’s Background Switcher puts beautiful full-screen photos and stunning montages on your desktop.
- CPU-Z - Freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.
- DisplayDriverUninstaller - Completely remove previous GPU drivers for a clean install of new drivers.
- Speccy - Fast, lightweight, advanced system information tool for your PC.
- CrystalDiskInfo - Need to check your HDD/SSD stats? Look no further!
- GPU-Z - The CPU-Z of GPUs.
- AIDA64 - Very powerful PC stress testing software.
- RadeonMod - Registry editor for editing AMD GPU registry keys/values.
- MSI Afterburner - MSI OC/Fan software for GPUs and system fans.
- OpenHardwareMonitor - FOSS PC system component monitoring
- Notepad++ - Notepad on steroids. Supports tabs and split screen, syntax formatting, and more.
- Visual Studio Code - Microsoft's free code editing solution. Very powerful, robust features, and very extensible.
- Discord - Text and voice chat, made foremost for gamers.
- Slack - Text, Voice, Video. Usually used by devs but free version is nice for small text chats.
- Teamspeak - Voice chat for gamers, can be hosted.
- Tox - Security and privacy oriented chat and video chat.
- Messenger - Facebook's own messaging solution.
Security and Privacy
- SandBoxie - Isolates programs from your OS to prevent unwanted changes, etc.
- Tor - Your gateway to browsing privately on the internet as well as the dark web.
- OpenVPN - Flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications. Free and paid solutions.
- Private Internet Access - Very good, no logging, VPN solution. Offers many different locations with fast connection speeds. P2P friendly.
- TronScript - Tron is a glorified collection of batch files that automate the process of cleaning up Windows systems.
- Sonarr - Automated TV Show grab/rename/moving
- Radarr - Automated Movie grab/rename/moving
- Lidarr - Automated Music grab/rename/moving
- Mylar - Automated Comic grab/rename/moving
- Jackett - Interfaces Radarr/Sonarr/Lidarr/Bazarr with TPB etc.
- Bazarr - Subtitle handling for Sonarr/Radarr
- Ubooquity - Comic and eBook server
- Plex - Media server
- Ombi - Media request handling
- Tautulli - Plex server telemetry, etc.
- NZBget - Usenet downloader
- LittleWeeb - XDCC Anime Downloader
- Wireshark - Packet capturing software. Can also be used to capture usb device data.
- Advanced IP Scanner - A tool that can be used to scan a network for all avaliable IPs and avaliable device info.
- Autopsy - GUI utility for The Sleuth Kit digital forensics software package.
Other Software Lists
This section may become a unique repo of lists, but we may just refer to sindresorhus/awesome.
- awesome-selfhosted - Extensive homelab selfhosted software list
- awesome-sysadmin - Extensive software list for sysadmin tools
- awesome-php - Extensive list for php software
- awesome-docker - List of Docker resources and containers.