Recommended software

This is my list of recommended software for Windows. Some of them can work on Mac/Linux:

You can use PhraseExpress to replace AutoHotkey + ClipX. It has a GUI, but is much less flexible.

If you want to make any webpage (e.g. Google Keep, Gmail) as a standalone app you can use Nativefier. I recommend you to use this command line:

nativefier --single-instance --tray start-in-tray --name "Google Keep" "https://keep.google.com" "Desktop" 

Firefox

Firefox has an advantage over Chrome: its Android app supports addons. Because you can sync tabs, bookmarks and logins between devices, it’s better to use Firefox in all devices.

Recommended addons:

AutoHotKey

Recommended scripts:

Userscripts

Cool projects

  • Ecosia: the search engine that plants trees
  • Folding@home & BOINC: allow scientists to use your computer when you don’t use it
  • Tab for a Cause: raise money for charity every time you open a new browser tab

Android

  • Drupe: caller
  • SwiftKey Keyboard: swipe keyboard with clipboard manager
  • MessagEase: swipe keyboard which is truly designed for touchscreen
  • Tasker: automate tasks. I write a small script for this: Corner Timer
  • Sleep as Android: alarm clock and sleep cycle tracker that wakes you gently in the optimal moment for pleasant mornings
  • Night Owl: screen dimmer at night. There are many apps like this, but it seems that only this one has widget
  • ManicTime: sync with ManicTime on Windows
  • App Usage: app/device usage management, with heatmap
  • Messenger Lite: make Facebook distraction-free. I write a Tasker script to hide Facebook notifications in this app
  • Xposed edge: Clipboard manager, floating widget
  • Moon+ Reader: ebook reader
  • Nova Launcher: customizable and versatile home screen
  • System app remover: remove Facebook, YouTube, and other bloatware

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