Arq Backup https://www.arqbackup.com/ - This is something I haven’t tried yet but planning to when I switch from Mac to Windows. It’s a non subscription based product that backs up to cloud storage (like Dropbox, Google Drive, NAS, FTP etc). Handy if you already have subscription to a cloud storage.
I’ll definitely install TouchMe Gesture Studio. With customizable multitouch gestures, this app makes most Windows touchscreen gadgets easier to control/navigate than any android/IOS tablet.
Any prototype testers tried to install this on the V? One of the reasons I sold my Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 was that TouchMe Gesture Studio won’t work properly on it…
Adobe CC suite
Autodesk AutoCad Civil 3D
Golden Software - Surfer, Voxler, Grapher, Didger, Strater
RockWare - RockWorks, AQQA, LogPlot
Aquifer Test Pro
I don’t know about him. But I do that too. Mostly for legacy reasons .
I see Sharpkeys as better to change key associatons at a global level (Simply edits the registry entries). While Autohotkey I use for exceptions for certain applications.
F4 is what I use to pause media (audio/video). But with VLC if the window is minimized I had to especify two Autohotkey entries one global and one when the window is present even if not focused. With Sharpkeys is only one configuration for it to work no matter what. And I use Autohotkeys to reuse F4 to pause downloads if any when on certain apps (FileZilla for example.)
VLC: for watching movies, online streams, etc.
Songbird: for my music listening and organization needs.
Thunderbird + Lightning: for Email, RSS, Newsletters, Ghoper (Yes I still use that ¬_¬) and calendaring.
Firefox: webbrowsing and plugins galore
Collabora Office: LibreOffice+Owncloud
Laverna: for note taking, ToDo lists, tasks etc. I can’t recomend this enough.
CmapTools: for mindmapping and collaborative brainstorming mostly
ProjectLibre: Because organizing projects with an international team and getting things done in time is important. XD
Keepass: for credential storage.
Boxcryptor: to encrypt all the files on, Onedrive, googleDrive, Dropbox, Owncloud
Telegram: For instant messaging.
GIMP+Krita: for drawing stuff and a bit of photoediting.
Thanks for the Write! suggestion, looks exactly like what I needed. I was on the lookout for a writing focused mark down editor not too long ago and settled with a VS Code markdown extension in the end since I couldn’t find something I was totally happy with.
Listary is not needed when we have Windows built in search AKA Cortana… TBH Windows 7/8 search was just as good, just a bit slower…
I feel like we had this discussion somewhere before but in any case, I as well use a dedicated app launcher because of its unmatched speed and flexibility compared to the in-built windows search. The one I use is called KeyPirinha. It takes just a few moments going through its features (which includes extensibility as well) to realize that it’s not only about plain application launching.
I will try to add to this as I think of more, but here’s a starter:
• Disqus (I mostly admire how well they’ve built a UWP app.)
• Notepad++ (even though i don’t use my home PC for coding anymore)
I’m pretty basic lately, but that’s mostly because i don’t get to hop on my PC much anymore. I’m hoping that will change with the V.