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The Top 8 apps for Windows you’ve never heard of!

permalink | comment(0) 22. April 2017 greg

  1. videopad : http://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html

    Microsoft has, up until recently, had a very simple movie editing software available for you to use: MovieMaker.  It has sadly been discontinued.  So off I went looking.  Here is a great alternative, free, easy and packed with even more functionality.

    VideoPad.  It’s a bit more complex (but not much) and has a lot more functionality.  I was able to ramp up and rip out some home movies with only about an extra half our of learning time.  4 stars so far.

  2. ShareXhttps://getsharex.com

    What I want in a screen capture tool is simple.  Hook to the PrintScreen hotkey, give me a selectable rectangle, and copy to clipboard.  No extra windows, no extra dialogs, no nothing.  I used to use Gadwin Print Screen tool, but they added features and made it worse.  The tool built into windows makes you open the app first and, well, that is slow.  ShareX does what I want.  FAST FAST FAST!

  3. Open Live Writer: http://openlivewriter.org

    This is another replacement for a great little Microsoft tool Windows Live Writer.  Which is also discontinued.  This replacement is not perfect yet, but it is pretty good (I am using it for this post) and Scott Hanselman is involved, so its gotta be good.

  4. Posh-Git: https://github.com/dahlbyk/posh-git

    So you wanna work with GIT on windows?  Go install this and PowerShell becomes the ultimate windows GIT shell.  Just Awesome.

  5. Robomongo: https://robomongo.org

    Makes Mongo db work easy peasy.

  6. keepass: http://keepass.info

    Actually some of you probably have heard of this, but be sure to check out the cloud integration plugin.  Keep your kdbx file up on the cloud and make it accessible from anywhere.  Perfect!

  7. Vivaldi: https://vivaldi.com/?lang=en_US

    If you haven’t heard of this browser go and get it and give it a spin.  It’s awesome.  Faster than chrome, and no google spying.

  8. ConEmu: https://conemu.github.io/

    Command Line Emulator.  This tool is spectacular.  Lets you wrap any command window with itself allowing you to do a bunch of great stuff like tabbed windows.  Great for the power PowerShell user.


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