Useful Software for Windows Computer

Here is the list of useful Windows software that everyone should have.


#1 Flux the blue light coming out of your computer’s monitor affect your sleep cycle. So flux automatically adjust the brightness and color of your screen based on the time of the day.

#2 PhotoRec recover accidentally deleted files or even data from corrupt hard drives. A Better alternative for Recuva.

#3 Eraser This small programs overwrites your data several times so that no other data recovery software can retrieve it.

#4 WizMouse When working with multiple windows, like editing a document and browsing the web. You have to first click on the specific window and only then you can scroll it. But with WizMouse you can simply hover your mouse and start scrolling without changing the focus on your main document.

#5 ClipX When we copy a new text, the previous one is removed from the clipboard. But with clipX all your copied items whether it’s text, image or screenshot in the separate clipboard,

#6 Spotify Free music streaming app and better alternative to listening music on YouTube. However, since it’s not available outside US and UK, few people use it. But you can easily get it, using a VPN. Here is the guide.

#7 MyLockbox a simple program to hide and password protect your files in windows computer. Better than using the attrib command or hide folder options on windows. Also take less no time in hiding or unhiding data as it does not use encryption.

#8 PopcornTime Stream movies and tv shows directly from torrents while it is being downloaded in the background. Saves a lot of time, since you do not have to wait for downloading to be over.

#9 Autohotkey a powerful tool to automates keystrokes and mouse clicks. Like if I type ’email’ it will automatically replace it with my pre-specified email address. Or launch your favorite folder or program with keyboard shortcuts. In short it can automate any repetitive task.

#10 ChromePass a small utility from NirSoft to recover username and password from the browser. But you can also use it as password stealing app.

Simply put this program in USB, plug that into victims computer and run the .exe file. Withing seconds you will have all the passwords that are stored in chrome browser. Ignore the warning by antivirus, though.

[Video demonstration for the first ten apps]

#11 CCleaner free your hard disk space and speed up your computer by deleting windows recycle bin, unused registry, temp internet files, browser cache etc.

#12 Revo Uninstaller When you uninstall programs from the control panel, not all files associated with that programs are removed. But Revo helps us to completely uninstall that programs, you can even remove programs that do not appear in the control panel.

#13 Audacity Mix sound clips, make custom ringtones or record your voice for podcast or YouTube voice overs. It’s like photoshop for audio; very powerful.

#14 HTTrack download an entire website (or subdomain) for offline use. It saves all the HTML, CSS and image files from the websites, so there is no difference in viewing websites online or offline.

#15 LiceCap records your computer screen and then turn it into an animated gif. Useful for turning a movie scene into a gif. I used it for making animated software tutorial.



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