I was pleasantly surprised that out of the Gizmodo list of best free apps for a new Windows notebook I've been using 9 out of 12 apps for years now. I'd add a few more to the list however:

  • Notepad++ as the default replacement of the stock Notepad 
  • Autohotkey for keyboard and mouse automation, hotkeys, signatures, etc, saved probably hours of typing for me since 2005!
  • Far Manager (of course!)
  • Paint.Net my personal preference over Gizmodo's recommendation of GIMP.
  • ShareX for taking annotated screenshots with ability to post to a picture sharing service of your choice
  • Calibre for keeping my e-books organized
And tools and packages for software development make up a whole another universe on their own.

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