Software Alternatives & Reviews

What's the most useful lesser-known program you use?

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. Convert & compress everything in 2 clicks!

  2. The sane way to manage software on Windows.

  3. Download the latest FreeFileSync 10.4. FreeFileSync is a free open source data backup software that helps you synchronize files and folders on Windows, Linux and macOS.

  4. AutoVer is a configurable automatic or real time backup and personal versioning system.

    AutoVer run as a service. Simple, automatic real time backup to local or remote storage that uses very little RAM. PowerToys because the suite is excellent, RocketDock because it still works.
  5. Easy to use interface; Search and paste previous copy entries; Keep multiple computer's clipboards in sync; Data is encrypted when sent over the network; Accessed from tray icon or global hot key; Select entry by double click, enter key or drag drop…

    Yeah, I too love Ditto the clipboard manager. πŸ˜‰.
  6. Online diagramming application

    Draw.io - more of a site, but you can download a local version, so it can be classified as software.
  7. C++ and Java programming at the speed of thought.

    NewLISP for scripting tasks. Processing to make graphics, weird PDFs, 3D animations and even to process videos. Both are free, portable and have outstanding documentation.
  8. Buffer makes it super easy to share any page you're reading. Keep your Buffer topped up and we automagically share them for you through the day.

    Buffer.com - social post scheduling, I’m using the lowest plan.
  9. Vivaldi is a free, fast web browser designed for power-users. You decide how you browse. Download Vivaldi's fully customisable browser now and browse your way.

  10. KeePass is an open source password manager. Passwords can be stored in highly-encrypted databases, which can be unlocked with one master password or key file.

    KeePassHttp plugin for KeePass Password Safe encrypted password database. Provides safe way to auto-fill usernames and passwords on websites.
  11. See what programs are configured to startup automatically when your system boots and you login.

    Autoruns - Startup monitor for troubleshooting, removing bloatware, and system optimization.