As of April 22nd 2021, my favorite software (besides from Simple DNS Plus) is:

Software Development

Server software

Desktop software / Utilities

  • KeePass Password Safe - http://keepass.info
    Great (free) program for storing passwords.
    Storing the (encrypted) password database on DropBox makes it easy to sync between computers and my (Android) phone.

  • CutePDF Professional - http://www.cutepdf.com
    I mostly use it for scanning to PDF files, and for merging multiple PDF files into one.

  • TreeSize Free - https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free
    Figure out what is using all that hard disk space.

  • Macrium Reflect - http://www.macrium.com
    Great software for cloning / migrating harddisks.

  • SyncBackPro - https://www.2brightsparks.com
    For syncing local files and backing up to the cloud.

  • VeraCrypt - https://www.veracrypt.fr
    For making an virtual encrypted harddisk - which lives in a file on your regular harddisk.
    Better and cheaper than BitLocker - better because I don't have to encrypt the whole disk (which could cause others problems) and cheaper because it is free and BitLocker only comes with Windows 10 Pro.

  • 7-Zip - http://www.7-zip.org
    Great for working with zip files and other compressed file archives.
    I primarily use this because the built-in function for creating zip files in Windows 10 doesn't work with file names containing non-english characters.

  • Syncthing - https://syncthing.net
    For syncing files between devices. Replaced DropBox / Google Drive and backup software.

  • VMware Workstation Player - https://www.vmware.com/dk/products/workstation-player.html
    Amazing virtual machine software for the desktop. Like "VMware workstation" only free and without snapshots.

  • TightVNC - https://www.tightvnc.com
    For remote control of Windows "Home" edition computers. Also does file transfers.

  • Debut Professional - https://www.nchsoftware.com/capture
    Screen recording / video capture. For making tutorials etc.

  • ZeroTier - https://www.zerotier.com
    Nice VPN / SD-Wan solution.

Photography / graphics

Web-apps

I have tried many different tools in all these categories over the years, and I can highly recommend all of the above over any competitors that I know of. If you know of any better alternatives please do tell me in the comments below - always looking for better toys :-)

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