What Applications/Programs do you have installed

Hi Guys,

What software/programs are a must installation on your computer?

Do you do any kind of productivity, just so I can recommend some stuff for development work.

I'd say the following(s) are must haves:
1. Steam - Obviously
2. Google Chrome
3. Firefox - if you have a low amount of RAM
4. Foobar 2000
5. AVG - Free
6. CCleaner
7. Java
8. Anti malware - I don't use it myself, the alerts annoy me
9. Fences - If you like a clean desktop
10. Rainmeter - If you want a custom desktop

I would also suggest keeping everything up to date, drivers, firewall, anti virus software and any other maintenance software you may make use of. For HDD optimization, just use the windows built in defragmentation software. I also wouldn't bother installing any other firewall, just use the one that's built into windows. But again I'd keep an eye on it, including what ports you have open, if you have some ports open that you don't need or use that often or at all, then it's just another threat, another way in which your computer could get hacked.

Sketchbook Pro
Keyframe mp
epic pen
opera and epic privacy browser
clip studio paint

+1 to everything you listed here.

Vsee - https://vsee.com/ <--- Replaced Skype with this program, and love it more every day.
f.lux - https://justgetflux.com/ <---- The link says it all.
Atom Text Editor - https://atom.io/
Speccy - https://www.piriform.com/speccy
Sandboxie - http://www.sandboxie.com/

These dont require an install, you can just keep them around for spot scans every so often to make sure your system is running clean:

ADWCleaner - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
ComboFix - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/
JRT - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/junkware-removal-tool/

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Damn, I forgot about Flux, what's wrong with me, good thing you pointed that out, may save his eyes from dying!

As for Speccy, wouldn't that only be essential if he was concerned about temps or interested on the exact components, I mean it's not an essential, but it's always nice to have, I make use of it myself.

That's also why I asked about productive/development work, Atom is beautiful to use! ... I love Atom myself, I like using it on my Ubuntu OS though, I personally dual boot and use Ubuntu for work, I just find it more efficient for myself, even though I'm a complete Linux noob.

I usually tell people to install Speccy because its a nice one stop shop to get quite a bit of useful information about your system that you would otherwise have to dig up on your own. It's surely not essential, but its a pretty lightweight and damn useful little tool.

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I guess you're totally right there, it's very lightweight indeed, I mean I'm able to run it on my stupidly old laptop, I mean this laptop will struggle to run next to anything, other than pretty lightweight applications. Plus if storage is a concern, it's not like it takes up much storage or anything either.

I mean it's so lightweight, I have it running on one of my monitors sometimes, whilst I've got a AAA game on my other monitor with max graphics settings, just to keep and eye on the temps when it's going to get hot. Even then, there's no performance difference with it open or closed.