Some applications or tools I patched up along the way and I found worthy of sharing with the rest of the world. This list will never be complete.

Custom Keyboard Layout
v20150121 • v20190203
This is a custom keyboard layout which includes extra central and eastern-European accent letters accessible using the AltGr key. See extra characters here. It is tested on Windows 7 and 10 but should work on all editions and versions (both 32 and 64bit builds are included).

Nightwatch (win32)
Nightwatch is a little utility to hang around in your system tray and run scheduled actions after at a specific moment.
It is useful in scheduling your computer to start/stop playback of two separate programs and turn your monitor on or off without your intervention – either at night or in the morning.
Of the actions it can perform:
– play, pause or stop Winamp
– play, pause, stop or close BSPlayer
– turn monitor on or off
The configured actions can be set to run after a specific amount of time or at a specific time of the day.
Uname (win32-cli)
Uname is an attempt at implementing a clone of the Linux “uname” command for the Windows operating systems. It will display the OS version information in almost the same manner the original “uname” program does.
Uptime (win32-cli)
Uptime is an attempt at implementing a clone of the Linux “uptime” command for the Windows operating systems. It will display the system’s uptime in days, hours, minutes and seconds. It also displays the current logged in username, and tries to guestimate the CPU load.
WordPress admin user PHP scriptPHP script to add new admin user to an existing WordPress installation
Freespace check and warn Perl scriptPerl script to monitor server free space and email a warning when threshold is reached

Below is an incomplete list of third party tools I find useful and noted down for future reference

General purpose

Advanced File Organizer (commercial) – disk catalogue
Advanced Find and Replace (commercial) – batch file search and replace
Advanced Renamer – batch renaming utility
AMP WinOFF – shutdown scheduler
AnyDesk – remote desktop
Chameleon Startup Manager (commercial) – startup control panel
DisplayFusion (commercial) – multi-monitor manager
Fraps (commercial) – screen recorder & FPS counter
Fiddler – web debug proxy
HostsMan – hosts file manager
HTML Colors – colour code picker
HxD Hex Editor – hex editor
IcoFX (v3 commercial / v2 free)  – icon and cursor editor
Inkscape – vector graphics editor
Instant Eyedropper – screen colour picker
ISx – InstallShiled installer extractor
Kodi (previously XBMC) – all purpose media home theatre
Mdf to ISO – mdf/mds to iso converter
Meld – diff and merge tool
Mp3tag – bulk tag editor
MWSnap – screen and window snapper
Nextcloud – file hosting and sync service suite
Notepad++ – advanced text and source code editor
Notepad2 – drop-in advanced replacement for Notepad
OSFMount – raw disk image mounter
PDFCreator – virtual PDF printer
Postman – API development environment
Rainmeter – desktop gadgets
Revo Uninstaller (free/commercial) – uninstaller
Screamer Radio – internet radio client
ScreenToGif – screen recorder with GIF/AVI output
SE-TrayMenu – tray apps menu
SumatraPDF – open-source lightweight PDF viewer
SyncBack (commercial/free) – backup/sync manager
Syncthing – peer2peer files syncronization
SyncTrayzor – Windows client for the above
TimeAdjuster – subtitle time synchronization/adjuster
Tweetz Desktop – Windows twitter client
UwAmp – AMP server for Windows
WinDirStat – graphical disk usage analyser
WinMerge – diff and merge tool

Windows Usability Fixes

7 Taskbar Tweaker – taskbar functionality tweaker
AutoHotkey – keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys scripting
Equalizer APO – system-wide sound equalizer
f.lux – auto-adjust screen colour temperature
Open Shell Menu – start menu replacement
O&O ShutUp 10 – anti spy/telemetry tool
Process Lasso (commercial) – CPU optimization & automation
simplewall – lightweight firewall solution
TinyWall – lightweight admin interface for the Windows firewall
Ultimate Windows Tweaker – its name says all
Winaero Tweaker – also pretty self-explanatory
WuMgr – Windows updates manager

Data Migration / Cloning

Acronis TrueImage (commercial) – data backup/cloning
EaseUS Todo PCTrans (free/commercial) – data migration
Laplink PCmover (commercial) – data migration
Macrium Reflect (free/commercial) – data backup/cloning

USB Tools

Rufus – bootable and live USBs
SDFormatter (v4) – official SD memory card formatter
unetbootin – live USBs
Universal USB Installer – live Linux USB creator
Win32DiskImager – raw disk image reader and writer
WinSetupFromUSB – bootable Windows USB creator
YUMMI – multiboot USB creator


AccuBattery – battery statistics and management
ACR Phone (free/commercial) – dialer and call recording
AdAway (Github / F-Droid) – ad blocker (OSS)
App Ops – advanced permissions manager
Audio Profiles – sound profiles automation and control
AutoNotification (free/commercial) – notifications manager/blocker
BatON – bluetooth battery info
BubbleUPNP – DLNA/chromecast
Call Recorder ACR – call recorder
Cams – RTSP viewer for IP cameras (OSS)
ConnectBot – SSH client
Copy Share – share to clipboard enhancer
Cube ACR (free/commercial) – call recorder
DAVx5 – contacts, calendar, tasks synchronizer
DNS66 – ad blocker (OSS)
Easer – android automation (OSS)
Finamp – music player client for Jellyfin
F-Droid – alternative OSS marketplace
Island – work profile manager
Jellyfin – Jellyfin media system client
K-9 Mail – email client for all platforms and protocols
Linguee – multilingual offline dictionary
My Backup (Pro) (free/commercial) – backup and migration
MyBlocked – blocked numbers import/export/migration
Nextcloud (Play / F-Droid) – client for self-hosted Nextcloud instances
NewPipe – online media player
OpenTasks – tasks manager and reminder
QCKSMS – messaging handler
P!n – pin reminders to notifications (OSS)
PM Rename – photos/videos auto-renamer
SecScanQR – QR/barcode scanner and generator (OSS)
Stanley – applications/permissions explorer (OSS)
SuperFreezZ – background tasks freezer (OSS)
Symposium (commercial) – client for Jellyfin, Kodi, Subsonic, Plex, Emby
Tasker (commercial) – automate everything
Titanium Backup (free/commercial) – backup and migration
VLC – media player
X-Plore – file manager
Xperi+ (Github) – Sony Xperia enhancer
zmNinja – Zoneminder client

System Tools

BatteryInfoView – laptop battery status and information
FileZilla Client / Server – (S)FTP client and server software
HotSwap! – friendly user interface for “Safely Remove Hardware”
Keyboard Locker – utility to lock the keyboard
LockPC – utility to lock the keyboard and mouse/touchpad
Memtest – RAM tester for Windows
Postpone Restart – auto-postpone Windows 7 update restart
Process Explorer – Windows processes explorer
PuTTY – SSH, telnet and serial client
RAMMap – physical memory analysis utility
ShellExView – shell extension manager
ShellMenuView – context menu manager
TaskbarArrange – rearrange taskbar buttons (9x and Xp)
WirelessNetView – wireless network monitor
WinMTR – visual traceroute utility
WinSCP – SFTP and FTP client
WizMouse – mouse wheel enhancement

Media tools

4K Video Downloader – online video downloader
Audacity – audio editor and recorder
Avidemux – video transcoder
DVD Identifier – view optical media manufacturer information
DVD Shrink – transcode/resize DVD media
Exact Audio Copy – audio ripper/encoder
FFcoder – batch media transcoder
foobar2000 – audio player, ripper and transcoder
Handbrake – video transcoder
Media Player Classic – all purpose media player
MakeMKV – video/DVD/blu-ray transcoder
MeGUI – MPEG-4 tools
MKVtoolnix – Matroska tools
Mp3Tag – universal/bulk tag editor
MP4Joiner – does what the name implies
ProjectX – Java-based DVB-T (de)muxer
VidCoder – open source media encoder built around Handbrake
VLC Media Player – all purpose media player with built-in codecs
winLAME – mp3 ripper and encoder

System Info

AIDA64 (commercial) – system information
Bluescreenview – Windows crash dump analyser
CommView for WiFi (commercial) – network monitor and analyser
CPU-Z – CPU and motherboard info
Crystal Disk Mark – disk benchmark
GPU-Z – graphics card info
GPU Caps Viewer – graphics card info
HW Monitor (free & commercial) – system status monitor
Libre Hardware Monitor – system status monitor, fork of:
Open Hardware Monitor – system status monitor

System/Server Tools & Scripts

DD-WRT – open source firmware for embedded devices
DietPI – lightweight OS for SBCs
Home Assistant – open source home automation system
LibreELEC – Kodi support OS
motion – camera backend system
motionEye (OS) – web frontend / OS for motion
Munin – network and resource monitoring
OpenWrt – OS for embedded devices
PHP Server Monitor – monitoring script
phpVirtualBox – web UI for VirtualBox
pi-hole – network wide ad-blocker and filter
Smokeping – latency/availability tracker
Tomato (original) / FreshTomato – firmware for Broadcom devices
Tvheadend – TV streaming backend for Kodi/ELEC
Webmin / Virtualmin – server administration / hosting control panel
Zoneminder – video surveillance system

Offline Installers

Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Last revised: 2023.10.11

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