This page is a list of software I use.
I denote the license in brackets, I try to stick with software that is free and open-source, if a piece of software is not FOSS, source, I mark it red, as I do not want to recommend such, but it is what I am stuck with.
- 7-Zip , p7zip (GPLv2 with unRAR restriction) - archiving tool
- Arch Linux and Arch linux ARM as my OS for my computers and VPS
- Arduino IDE (GPLv2/LGPL)
- Calibre - Read ebooks, especially EPUBs
- Charles (proprietary) – for HTTP monitoring
- Cheat Engine (No license, source code available) – hacking flash games/SP games - Never attach this to games that use an anticheat unless you aren't afraid of being banned
- Deezloader Remix (GPLv3+) - Download songs from Deezer
- ffmpeg (LGPLv2.1+) – for simple video editing
- Firefox (MPL 2), Chromium (BSD/MIT/LGPL) - Browsers I use. Chromium is an open-source browser that Chrome builds upon.
- KDE Connect (GPL) - Connect your phone with your desktop - share clipboard, files, read SMS, control media players...
- KeePassXC (GPL) - Cross-platform password manager, supports OTP (including Steam)
- Krita (GPLv3), GIMP (GPL), digiKam (GPLv2) - tools for image editing/drawing
- Libreoffice (various open/copyleft licenses) - An office suite. Be aware that OOXML standard that Microsoft Office uses by default is sometimes(very often) not displayed correctly anywhere, so get people to save in ODF formats instead.
- MultiMC (Apache v2) - Minecraft launcher
- Mumble (BSD, GPL), Riot (Apache v2), Telegram (GPLv3, proprietary server) - chat/voice/video clients with E2E encryption that are actually worth something. I use Telegram for stuff that can be insecure as they roll their own crypto and don't encrypt conversations and group conversations by default
- Nvidia drivers (proprietary) – Since the open-source nouveau driver won't work properly unless Nvidia releases the necessary firmware blobs
- OBS Studio (GPLv2+) - capturing video/streaming
- qBitTorrent (GPLv2+) - A torrent client.
- redshift (GPLv3) - tool for colorshifting to rest your eyes
- smplayer (GPLv2+) with mpv (GPLv2) as a backend - to play videos
- Steam (proprietary), GOG Galaxy (proprietary), Uplay (proprietary), Origin (proprietary), itch (MIT) - clients for games
- SmoothVideoPlayer (proprietary) - to do on-the-fly video interpolation - let's me watch movies and shows in 144 FPS
- Ventoy (GPLv3) - Create a multiboot flash drive that actually works
- virt-manager (GPLv3+) and KVM/QEMU (GPLv2) – for virtualization
- Visual Studio Code (MIT) - Plugins: Arduino, Draw.io integration, indent-rainbow, gitlens, shellcheck
- youtube-dl (The Unlicense) - video/audio downloader
- AIDA64 (6.85) (proprietary) – To get system specs, temps - Check here for newer version
- Chocolatey (MIT) - A package manager
- CrystalDiskInfo (MIT) - Monitoring tool for your drives and temperatures of your HW
- Everything (proprietary) - Tool for searching your files and folders
- HashCheck (BSD-style) - Add hash sum feature to the Properties tab of files
- MSI afterburner (proprietary) + Kombustor (proprietary) – for GPU stressing, overclocking and checking on temperatures
- Rufus (GPLv3+) – To create bootable flash drives when I’m stuck with Windows.
- ShareX (GPLv3) - screenshotting, capturing video, editing screenshots
- WinAuth (GPLv3)- 2-factor-authentication, has integration for custom 2FA like Steam, Battle.net, ...
- WinDirStat (GPLv2) - Tool for visualizing your disk space to help you clean useless stuff
- ANGRYsearch (GPLv2) - Tool for searching your files and folders
- Flameshot (GPLv3) - Screenshot tool, lets you draw over the screenshot while taking it.
- gparted (GPLv2+) - Partitioning tool. There is also a live image.
- nano (GPL) and gedit (GPLv2) – For text editing since I’m too lazy to learn vim or emacs
- pavucontrol (GPLv2) - sound mixer/audio control
- QDirStat (GPLv2) - Tool for visualizing your disk space to help you clean useless stuff
- Tauon Music Box (GPLv3+) - My favorite music player
- WINE (LGPLv2.1+) - Windows compatibility layer - play Windows games/use Windows software
- AdAway (GPLv3) - Blocks ads system wide, requires root
- DriveDroid (proprietary) - Boot images from your phone
- FreeOTP (Apache v2) - 2-factor-authentication, only has basic TOTP with no gimmicks
- F-Droid - Open source store with open source apps.
- KeePassDX (GPLv3+) - Using it to access my password database. Using Nextcloud to sync it.
- NewPipe (GPLv3) - Youtube player with all the features you could ask for
- Nextcloud (AGPLv3) – For cloud backup and file sharing
- Open Camera (GPLv3) - Camera app
- Google services (proprietary) - Gmail, account sync and such. I hope I can migrate all to Nextcloud sometime soon.
- StreetComplete - Help make OpenStreetMap better!
Usb Mountr (MIT) - Fakes mass storage so you can boot an image from your phone instead of using a flash drive. Requires root.
- WiFiAnalyzer (GPLv3) - Neat tool that shows APs, their settings and their signal strength. Doesn't show whether WPS is locked or not(Android API limitation).
- Augmented Steam (GPLv3) - Chromium, Firefox - Makes the steam website stuck less
- Auto Resume Downloads (MIT) - Chromium, GitHub - Automatically resume failed downloads, helpful on shoddy networks
- AutoScroll (MIT) - Chromium - Middle click to scroll, just like in Windows
- ClearURLs (LGPLv3) - Chromium Firefox GitHub- Remove tracking and other garbage from URLs
- Dark Reader (MIT) - Chromium Firefox GitHub - Dark mode for the web, slightly buggy sometimes
- EditThisCookie (GPLv3+) - Chromium - Cookie editor
- Floccus (MPLv2)- GitHub - Sync my bookmarks across browsers from my Nextcloud server
- Forever Pinned (proprietary, source code available) - Chromium - keep a set of tabs always pinned
- HoverZoom+ (MIT) - Chromium - View video/images upon hover
- Netflix 1080p (MIT) - Chromium GitHub - Play Netflix in 1080p and 5.1
- Plasma Integration (GPLv3) - Chromium - For Plasma on Linux
- Reddit Enhancement Suite (GPLv3) - Chromium - Make Reddit bearable
- SponsorBlock (GPLv3) - Chromium Firefox GitHub - Skip specific segments on Youtube
- SSL Grade (GPLv3) -Chromium - Test website's TLS settings on ssllabs and show their grade
- Steam Database (BSD-3) - Chromium Firefox GitHub - Show links to SteamDB on Steam store pages
- Tamper Monkey (GPLv3) - Chromium - Run various scripts
- uBlock Origin (GPLv3) - Chromium, Firefox - Block ads, popups and similar stuff.
- Make sure to enable extra filters:
- Options -> Filter Lists -> Ads -> Adblock Warning removal list
- Options -> Filter Lists -> Annoyances -> Fanboy’s Annoyance
- Make sure to enable extra filters:
- User agent switcher (MPLv2) - GitHub - Switch UA to make sites display content I want