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2017/12/30 05:50:47 (permalink)
https://www.techspot.com/article/1549-essential-apps-windows-mac/
 
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    Re: Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS 2018/01/01 19:10:13 (permalink)
     
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    Re: Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS 2018/01/09 19:01:15 (permalink)
    if you're breaking free from the Apple ecosystem, MediaMonkey is a great alternative to itunes. It can organize audio, rid you of duplicate files, and act as an all-in-one media program.
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    Re: Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS 2018/01/13 09:33:53 (permalink)
    Some Niche apps:
    - For lossless music Foobar2000 is excellent
    - Xbox app for gaming, if you have xbox play anywhere titles
    - CrystalDiskInfo to check health of hard drives
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    Re: Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS 2018/01/28 08:02:33 (permalink)
    Good info thanks
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    Re: Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS 2018/01/30 17:37:09 (permalink)
    Decent list of suggestions. I keep a pretty full panel of utilities, burn-in tests, memory tests, DDU, CCleaner, MalwareBytes, etc. Just before a new build I burn a CD-ROM of my most used utilities. The basics don't change much, nor the usage. Overnight memory testing before installing Windows. After installing Windows, full burn-in testing, etc.
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    Re: Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS 2018/02/08 17:06:11 (permalink)
    I never really got into password managers to be honest, but of you have a good one or can vouch for one of the ones listed in the article, I may check some out. 
    Besides that I mostly agree aside from the anti-virus software; I frankly am not a big fan of the majority of them and sometimes just don't use one aside from windows defender. 
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    Re: Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS 2018/02/17 03:32:03 (permalink)
    CCleaner
    Skype
    Viber
    Outlook/Mail
    Office Applications (at least have one for typing.)
    Videoplayer VideoLAN or MXPlayer
     
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    Re: Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS 2018/02/17 16:32:12 (permalink)
    I haven’t been using pass managers but now I see the value in them. Lately I have been forgetting passwords to small sites I only visit rarely
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    Re: Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS 2018/02/25 16:30:10 (permalink)
    [Notepad++] - Better for plain text files than windows built in notepad.
    [WinDirStat] - Useful for seeing what it taking up all the space on a drive.
    [Icaros] - Shows the preview of the file like it would with a mp4 with many non-standard file types
     
    And for my fellow Windows 7 users with multiple monitors.
     
    [Dual Monitor] - Allows you to have task bars on every screen.

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    Re: Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS 2018/02/25 19:11:09 (permalink)
    Iconoid! Never worry about a graphics driver or resolution change messing up your icons again! Just use the Positions tab to Save all your icons, and then Restore them whenever they mess up.
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