Despite never speaking very highly of it, Windows is still the OS of choice for my main machine at home, because it’s mostly used for gaming and I still find it highly annoying to work on Windows.
I guess the overarching theme is that I need less specialized stuff as I have completely moved development off this platform.
Firefox Developer, only because the taskbar stacking/pinning makes it really annoying to just use two profiles at the same time
Thunderbirdfor the main account
SylpheedPortablefor testing stuff
IrfanViewfor images, but it’s a bit weird on Win10 so far
Notepad++for everything that’s not code
- Passwords and encryption
- Networking stuff
CopyQfor clipboard management
SharpKeysto rebind CapsLock to F9
WinSplit Revolutionfor window tiling
Launchybecause Linux has spoiled me for launchers
- Game Launchers
Twitchfor free stuff and WoW addons
Then some things I have put off installing for now:
Visual Studio Codewhen I really, really need to develop on this machine
JuicePortable(writing my own replacement)
And stuff that I left out and don’t plan on using in the near future:
- any jabber client
CDEx(no drive anymore)
So overall I still think that list is too long, but on the other hand compared to the old lists and the dozens of small tools I had installed these are kind of the essentials.