This is my list of recommended software for Windows. Some of them can work on Mac/Linux:
- OneNote: notebook
- AutoHotkey: custom hotkeys & automation
- ManicTime: computer usage tracker
- ShareX: screen capture & host uploading
- ClipX: clipboard manager (CopyQ for advanced features)
- RSIGuard: ergonomic software
- f.lux: blue light filter
- T-clock Redux: configurable taskbar clock
- WhatPulse: keyboard/mouse usage tracker (with heatmap and rich stats)
- XMeters: CPU monitor in taskbar
- VLC: media player
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 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.
- Surfingkeys: control browser with keyboard
- Copy URL To Clipboard: copy URL as Markdown or HTML format quickly
- uBlock Origin: adblocker and more
- Tampermonkey: userscript manager
- Imagus: hover image to zoom it
- Viewhance: tools for image viewing
- I don’t care about cookies
- No, thanks.
- Stealthy: VPN
- Stack Exchange: Stack Overflow Extras (SOX), AutoReviewComments, Dude, where’s my cursor?, “View Vote totals” without 1000 rep
- Reddit: Reddit Enhancement Suite
- Facebook: F.B. Purity
- YouTube: Enhancer for YouTube™
- Wikipedia: Wikipedia Clean White
- Tumblr: cloudsend, Tumblr Savior – bjornstar.com, Less Broken Than You Think
- Google: Google Search Extra Buttons, Google Hit Hider by Domain (Search Filter / Block Sites), Google auto-speak pronunciation
- Libgen, Sci-Hub: Sci-hub button, Remove annoying boxes from Sci-Hub, Libgen auto-download
- 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
- 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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