This is built into Windows 11 and is built into Windows 10 if you update it and the store apps.
It’s a package manager for Windows, made by Microsoft, it’s still kinda new so it doesn’t have as many features as third party options like Chocolately or Ninite. However it wins in two key ways, it’s built-in and it doesn’t have a database of installed/not installed. It directly queries the Windows installer and registry to tell what is installed and what needs updating. Basically you don’t have to have installed the software with the package manager initially, if the software is available in the repository it will update it no matter how you first installed it.
It’s nice being able to run a single command to update all the junk installed on your PC (winget upgrade –all). You can even run it remotely through SSH.
You can find packages here: https://winget.run
Think Gnome Terminal for Windows basically, a terminal with tabs for Windows. It can open tabs with WSL2, cmd, or PowerShell as the shell. You can set your default shell when it starts up to be one of those too. It’s built into Windows 11 and available for download in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10.
This is a media player for iOS, macOS and tvOS. It costs about $10 a year and it’s worth every cent. If you are a sometimes pirate or someone who rips their physical media, this program will play anything.
I’m too lazy and cheap to setup a proper PLEX server, so what sets this software apart is that it can simply load videos from an SMB share. So I can just have a tiny little Raspberry Pi with a hard disk in my cupboard instead of a hulking trans-coding monster.
It has a built in scrubber and will organise all your media and download pretty art and descriptions. It keeps track of your watch history and syncs it with iCloud. Even if you are an Android/Windows user, an Apple TV is such a great way of watching stuff if you use a simple SMB server and Infuse.
Cool little app that shows the Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html). It’s free without any ads and has a number of cool widgets you can add to your homescreen. Don’t be scared off by the in-app purchases, they’re just for donations to the developer :)
A simply lovely SSH client for iOS. Can integrate into the Apple Files app, so you can just transfer anything over SFTP using any application. The SSH client is also good, can do tunneling and keep persistent connections using background location calls (pretends it is a navigation app to keep alive I think) or using tmux sessions if you don’t want to spam your location all the time. Costs a meagre amount of money for such a nice app.
This app is very handy, can recover deleted files from anything. Even disks with deleted partitions or formatted partitions. So long as you haven’t overwritten anything. It runs on Windows and macOS as well, but I mostly run it in Linux because of its vast file system support.