Are you forced to work in a Windows environment at work? Do you think Windows is a pain to work with? Would you rather eat a shoe? Then, this post is for you. Over the past year, I have been working on a Windows 10 machine. In this post, I am going to document some tools that I use to make my life a little better.

Most of these tools are pre-WSL time. I am going to update this post once I adopted WSL into my workflow.

Useful Software on Windows

  • 7zip: Awesome utility for working with multiple compression formats
  • Greenshot: A screenshot utility, replacement for snipping tool
  • Shotty: Shotty is another alternative screenshot tool if you like drop shadows like macos.
  • Git for Windows: git for windows :P
  • TortoiseGit: GUI for git
  • MPC-HC: Opensource video player
  • nomacs: Image viewer
  • Notepad++: Text editor
  • ShareX: Screen recorder
  • VcXsrv: X server for Windows
  • WinDirStat: Disk usage statistics
  • WinMerge: File comparison and merging

Setting up WSL

waiting for wsl2 to come out WSL ubuntu 18.04