11. Firefox, it is actually quite weird how Chrome has become the new IE6, only worse in terms of privacy.

Firefox is not perfect, and Mozilla have made a lot of bad choices in terms of privacy, but it is not run by a marketing company.

– LazySwashBuckler

12. FolderSize

It’s just a little app the lists all the folders on a selected drive in order of size. So you can quickly see what is taking up the most space on your hard drive and make it easier to clean up and make space.

– ZsaFreigh

13. For Windows users: “Everything” by Void Tools.

It’s an open-source alternative to Microsoft’s built-in file searcher that works in milliseconds instead of minutes by more efficiently caching file information.

– JTudent

14. A torrent client, it’s free and has infinite uses.

TOR browser, if you want the maximum security while searching for something really private online.

– sad_physicist8

15. Krita is great for digital art.

– Blehssyou

16. Handbrake – video encoding and optimization.

– magnum1eye

17. Notepad ++ is nice.

– drpestilence

18. Take your pick from ninite.com

– FulaniLovin

19. Shazam: App that tells you what song is playing – https://www.shazam.com/

Audio Router: Sound routing – https://github.com/audiorouterdev/audio-router

Arduino: Open-source electronics platform (software is free) – https://www.arduino.cc/

LMMS: Music studio – https://lmms.io/

Kodi: Entertainment center software – https://kodi.tv/

Git: Version control system – https://git-scm.com/

Cakewalk: Audio workstation – https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk

Greenshot: Print screen tool – http://getgreenshot.org/

Irfanview: Image viewer, editor, organiser and converter – http://www.irfanview.com/

TeamViewer: Remote desktop software – https://www.teamviewer.us/

Wireshark: Open source packet analyze – https://www.wireshark.org/

Disk Fan: Visually see how much space is being used on a volume – http://www.diskspacefan.com/

Beyond Compare: Compare two files/directories: whole tree’s and directories – https://www.scootersoftware.com/

VNCServer/Viewer: Remote desktop software – https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/vnc/

TightVNC: Remote Desktop software – https://tightvnc.com

Ubuntu: A Linux OS – https://www.ubuntu.com/

Oracle VirtualBox: Open-source hypervisor – https://www.virtualbox.org/

PuTTy: An all in one protocol terminal – https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html

ShareX: Screenshotting and productivity tool – https://getsharex.com/

Ninite: Tool used for installing and updating many apps at once – https://ninite.com

Rufus: Tool to make bootable usb drives – https://rufus.ie

GNU Octave: Open source Matlab alternative – https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/

Spacesniffer: Disk space usage – http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/

– Antique_Clock

20. Greenshot. Great little screenshot utility with a built in editor for some basic highlights and arrows.

– SeasonedWithCare

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