10 Useful Software for Windows Computer

10 Useful Software for Windows Computer

August 21, 2019 100 By Bernardo Ryan


If you are a coder,
then sublime text might be your favourite program,
whereas a graphic designer will spend most of his time
using photoshop. But no matter what you do for living,
here are few essential Windows software that everyone can use. Hi there, this is Mrinal once again.
And in today’s video we’ll find out some less know
yet must have applications for Windows. So let’s get started #1 Flux warms up your computer display at
night Now Flux is a must have app,
for everyone who works late nights in front of your computer screen.
Research says, the blue light coming out of your computer
screen suppress melatonin and thus affect your sleep
cycle. But this small utility
automatically adjust the brightness and color of your monitor
based on the time of the day. Though if you are working on photoshop
So in short flux ensure you have better sleep or doing any color sensitive work,
make sure to disable it. #2 PhotoRec recover accidentally deleted files
It is a powerful data recovery software that will help you to recover accidentally deleted
files. Or even from corrupt hard drives
But unlike Recuva (which is another popular data recovery tool) PhotoRec do not have GUI.
Instead, it’s a command line interface and come with steep learning curve.
But trust me, when it comes to data recovery, it is more powerful and have more options
than any other free data recovery software. For a detail guide on how to use PhotoRec,
check out the link in the description. #3 Eraser completely remove sensitive data
Now we know that, we can easily recover deleted files using
data recovery software. Right? But let say we have sensitive data that we
want to destroy for ever. In such cases you use Eraser.
This small programs overwrites your data several times
so that no other data recovery software can retrieve it.
#4 Wizmouse scroll non active windows Let say you are working with multiple windows,
like editing a document and browsing web on chrome simultaneously,
now if you want to scroll down on the browser, you will have to first click on the specific
window and then use scroll bar on your mouse. Right?
But with wizmouse you can simply hover your mouse and start scrolling
without changing the focus on your main document. So in short it enable scrolling on non active
windows. Now this may not look big deal to some of
you, but trust me in a long it does increase your
productivity. Fun fact: This is default feature in Mac and
Linux, but strangely never adopted in Windows over
so many years. #5 ClipX clipboard history manager
We use copy paste options all the time. But when we copy a new text
the previous one is removed from the clipboard. Right.
So what clipX does is that it stores all your copied items whether it’s text,
image or screenshot in the separate clipboard,
so that you can easily copy for later use. #6 Spotify free music streaming app
Now I am sure most of you already know about spotify,
It’s the audio streaming app, that has millions of song organised according
to mood, genre, playlist etc.
So instead of streaming music from YouTube or local storage,
you should use spotify. However if you are from
India or any other country where it’s not available,
you can still get it using VPN. I will have the tutorial link in the description. #7 MyLockbox hide folders on Windows
As the name suggest, mylockbox is the simple application
for hiding and password protecting your folders. But unlike the default ‘hide folder’ options
on windows myLockbox also hides
the content of the folder from appearing in the windows search
and since it also does not use any encryption like truecrypt,
it’s much quicker in hiding and showing files.
So Overall it is perfect folder hiding software for many average computer users.
Though recently it has started coming with bloatware,
so make sure you use custom installation option while running the setup. #8 PopcornTime Stream movies from torrents
If you have to watch a tv show or a movie, you first download it from torrent and then
watch it later. Right? But with popcorn time,
you can directly stream the torrents while it’s downloading in the background.
So in short, you do not have to wait for downloading to
finish. Popcorn Time is free open source program
available for all windows, mac and linux. But yeah, popcorn time itself is not illegal
but if you stream copyright movies then that’s illegal.
#9 Autohotkey automates keystrokes and mouse clicks
This app is like tasker for Android i.e. it helps you to automate tedious task.
For instance, we have to type our email address multiple
times a day, or open our favourite folder
or application several times a day. So instead of doing that manually
we can automate this with Autohotkey. Like if I type predefine word for my email
address then it will autocomplete it.
Similar I can open favourite folder or application with press of a button.
Now these are some very simple examples. But since it’s build in scripting language,
you can do quite powerful stuff with it. And automate your life for good. #10 ChromePass steal username and passwords
Now since you have come so far, you deserve a treat.
So this next application is pure evil which lets you steal victim’s password in less
than 5 seconds. So all you have to do is run this small executable
on victims computer and it will show all the password the user has
saved on his or her browser. Ideally, you should use it to recovery your
lost password or check the venerability of your system.
But if you going to have fun with your friends, go ahead, I am not going to jurge you. Well these were some of the less known
yet must have programs for Windows. You can find the all the download links along
with updated list on my blog. So be sure to check the link in the description or in the
YouTube cards. I hope you have learn something new in this
video. Do let me know what was your favourite Windows
app in the comment section below.
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button below the video. So this all for now, it’s mrinal signing
off and like always thanks for watching.