Recommended Programs for Windows

Changelog

15.06.17
Sticking with 1password for managing keys

31.03.17

Calibre update!

13.03.17
http://www.sublimetext.com/3

Sublime text 3 version downloads

10.03.17
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html

putty latest versions

http://keepass.info/links.html#sites

KeePass mirror on fosshub
1.3 branch

2.x branch

14.02.17

http://www.audacityteam.org/download/

14.02.17

added EAC to start the Multimedia section

24.10.16

working on new format for 2017 edition.
will make note of licenses, software version, and other minor details

17.10.16
Putty and FileZilla added

27.09.16
Added Teamviewer11 to administration tools

13.09.16
Modified last change to include both WinCdEmu and ImgBurn
Adding Virtual Audio Cable (trial), Audacity, and Open Broadcaster Software.
Created Media category for VLC, and other media related software
Created Administration category for TightVNC

21.05.16
Replaced winCdEmu with Image Burn

Internet

1 Password is an essential tool for security, Integrates into your right-click for password generation, and password saving along with form fill.

Media

  • Audacity [x86]
  • Open Broadcaster Software [x86_64]
  • Virtual Audio Cable (trial) [x86_64]

Office

  • Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition [x64]
  • SumatraPDF [x86]
  • Sublime Text 3 [x64]
  • Calibre [x64] [p] [x86]
  • LibreOffice [x86][x64]

Development

  • Putty [x86]
  • Java Development Kit [x64]
  • Eclipse [x64]
  • Node.js [x64]
  • Python 3.5.1 [x64]
  • Git [x86] [x64]
  • SourceTree [x86]
  • JetBrains ReSharper [x32]

Virtualization

  • Oracle VirtualBox [x86]

  • VMWare Workstation 12 Paid [x64]

Latest Version : 12.5
License : Closed

When introduced to VMware workstation in college it changed the way I ran virtual machines forever. For those that manage more than 1 or 2 virtual boxes will appreciate the interface that workstation provides.

Multimedia

For ripping audio cds and maintains quality.

Utilities

  • KeePass - Professional Edition [x86]

was originally going to promote Roboform, but alas went back to using KeePass.

Rufus is a portable application used to create usb drives to install windows or run live linux images.

License: GNU

7-zip (7z) is an essential program for extracting compressed archives to your desktop. This has been my go-to software for archiving.

  • Charles, Web debugging proxy
  • WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
  • ImageBurn[x86]
  • GitHub (source)
  • Logitech Unifying Software [x86]
  • FileZilla [x86][x64]

Administration

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