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TOP 5 BEST/ POPULAR PROGRAMS BY CATEGORY

I have compiled a summary of popular programs/ software for Windows, including links to download them.

If you have suggestions (new categories, change of options listed, etc.), please bring them up and I'll modify the post accordingly.

In most cases, I prefer the PORTABLE option for non-essential programs, if available.

*Apps available in Microsoft Store are marked with an asterisk (*) and Store Link is also provided. You can download from Microsoft Store instead of the Desktop version. The Store version of the app may be limited in functionality compared to the Desktop version, due to restrictions imposed by the Store T&C. So choose what works best for you.

Shareware (i.e. time-limited Trial) and paid software are in Italics.
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WARNING

I haven't used/ tested all of the software in the links below. They are a mix of what I use personally and those recommended by members in this forum here.

Some of the programs may be flagged by VirusTotal. It could be false positive, but there is no assurance of that. Be careful, scan all programs on VirusTotal first and make an informed decision.

I have seen that products from Auslogics, IOBit and some others almost always bundle Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) with their software, some of which are even classified as Trojans in VirusTotal. This is also true for some of the products from CCleaner, Glary Utilities, Wise Cleaner, etc. So pay attention to the permissions granted if you must install such products. The flags on VirusTotal need not be false positives, i.e. the programs can indeed be malicious even if just one or two security engine flags them.


Sl.CategoryOption 1Option 2Option 3Option 4Option 5
01Archiver7zipPeaZipPower Archiver
02BrowserChromeEdgeFirefoxBraveVivaldi
03Bulk File RenameBulk Rename Utility
04Certificate ManagerKleopatra
05ClipboardCliptoClipdiaryCopyQ
06CloudOneDriveGoogle DrivepCloudMegaBox
07Customization/ Personalization8GadgetPackSetupFolder MarkerIconPackagerqttabbarRainMeter
08Data RecoveryAOMEI Partition AssistantDiskGenius
09Disk speed monitorCrystalDiskMark* - Store Link
10Disk/ Partition ManagementAOMEI Partition AssistantDiskGeniusGpartedEaseUSMiniTool
11Duplicate cleanerCCleaner PortableWise Duplicate Cleaner
12E-bookCalibre
13Email clientThunderBird
14File ExplorerExplorer++Free CommanderTotal CommanderDirectory Opus
15File BackupPersonal BackupAOMEI Backupper
16File SyncPersonal BackupResilio SyncFree File SyncSynchronize ItGoodSync
17File System ReaderLinux Reader (Disk Internals) - can read Apple File Systems!
18FirewallTinyWallSimpleWall
19Hardware MonitorSpeccyCoreTempSpeedFanHWInfoHWMonitor
20Internet Security (Antivirus)BitDefenderNortonKasperskyMalwareBytesVirusTotal
21Music ManagementMusicBee* - Store LinkMediaMonkeyAudacity
22Music PlayerMusicBee* - Store LinkMediaMonkeyiTunesfoobar2000* - Store Link
23Music Tag EditorMusicBee* - Store LinkMediaMonkeyiTunesmp3Tag
24Network File SharingWinSCPFileZillaCyberDuck
25Network MonitorNet Uptime Monitor
26OfficeMS Office 365*Libre OfficeWPS OfficeGoogle Docs
27Password ManagerLastPassKeepassRoboform
28PC MaintenanceCCleaner PortableWise 365Glary UtilitiesKerish Doctor
29PDFSumatraPDFXodo*- Store linkWPS OfficeFoxitAdobe
30Picture EditorAdobe PhotoshopGIMPAffinityPhotoscape X
31Picture ManagerAdobe Lightroom
32Picture ViewerIrfanView* - Store LinkXnViewFastStoneqView
33Privacy ToolsVeraCryptO&O Shutup
34Program ManagerRevo UninstallerNiniteIOBit
35Remote DesktopChrome Remote DesktopTeam Viewer
36Screenshot/ Screen RecordingShareX* - Store LinkScreenPressoGreenShotLightShotOBS
37Search EngineGoogleDuckDuckGoEcosiaStartpageWikipedia
38Software Testing/ IsolationSandboxie PlusSandboxie
39Storage AnalyzerWinDirStat
40System BackupAOMEI BackupperMacrium ReflectAOEMI One Key Recovery (2nd link)
41Torrent DownloaderqBitTorrent
42UtilitiesMicrosoft SysInternalsMicrosoft PowerToysNirSoft Utilities
43Video EditingHandbrakeAdobe Premiere
44Video PlayerVLCPotPlayerMedia Player Classic - BESM PlayerReal Player
45VPNExpressVPNSurfSharkPrivateInternetAccess (PIA)NordVPN
46Windows InstallationWinToUSBRufusVentoy

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    Windows 11
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    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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Lots of empty boxes above. Please help in filling them if you have a great app not listed in any category. New category suggestions too are welcome.

Other useful software:

01. BleachBit
02. Everything (search)
03. ExplorerPatcher
04. iCaros
05. Link Shell Extension
06. Notepad++ (notepad)
07. Resource Hacker
08. SIV
09. SnagIt
10. sTabLauncher
11. SyncBack Free
12. ThrottleStop
13. TransculentTB
14. Media Player Classic (clsid2)
15. K-Lite Codec Pack Full
16. PDF-XCHANGE
17. Winaero Tweaker
18. CopyTrans HEIC viewer


Hiren's BootCD
EasyBCD
GPU-Z
CPU-Z
 
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    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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Nice job and great list.. thanks for sharing.
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 7000 - X Series
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VII Hero, X470
    Memory
    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VP28UQG 28" 4K, Viotek 32" 1080p
    Screen Resolution
    4K 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 350.50 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender

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Oh.. think about adding Affinity Photo to that list.. it's amazing and you get get it for around 50 bucks.
 

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    Banna Junior 7000 - X Series
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VII Hero, X470
    Memory
    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VP28UQG 28" 4K, Viotek 32" 1080p
    Screen Resolution
    4K 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 350.50 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender

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If you have suggestions (new categories, change of options listed, etc.), please bring them up and I'll modify the post accordingly.
For your CCleaner Portable link you have pointed to the .zip of a specific build, you'd have to update that link for every new build. Consider changing it to the 'builds' page instead: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
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    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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Does Thunderbird work with the Action Centre. I tried it once and liked it except for the lack of that feature.
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Rog Strix B550-F
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce 1650
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 23MP75
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro
    Case
    Coolmaster
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
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    Internet Speed
    50
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Does Thunderbird work with the Action Centre. I tried it once and liked it except for the lack of that feature.
I haven't used it personally, but I see that it is the most popular email client. So included it.

I personally use Chrome browser.
 

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    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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I haven't used it personally, but I see that it is the most popular email client. So included it.

I personally use Chrome browser.
I've used it the past and I can attest that it's great.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 25179.1000 - Dev Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 7000 - X Series
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VII Hero, X470
    Memory
    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VP28UQG 28" 4K, Viotek 32" 1080p
    Screen Resolution
    4K 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 350.50 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender

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Yes, I agree. First used it in Ubuntu. At the time I tried it a couple years ago it had no intergration with Windows Action Centre.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Rog Strix B550-F
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce 1650
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 23MP75
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro
    Case
    Coolmaster
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft

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Macrium Reflect is my favorite backup software.
 
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    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security (latest)
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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CrystalDiskMark and now CrystalDiskInfo available from the Microsoft store. I'm using these apps now as they should auto update.
 

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    Win 11 Pro & Dev.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSD 660p 512GB NVMe
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1.024 TB SSD M.2 2280 - Samsung
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

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  • MPC-BE can on-the-fly transcode audio to Dolby Digital (DD) to allow bitstreaming on older AV Receivers that don't support bitstreaming in another format other than DD─due to having only optical inputs. But MPC-HC, even though it has been abandoned by the original devs, is still being actively developed by clsid2. I prefer the latter choice because I don't need DD, and, MPC-HC (bundled with madVR as part of K-Lite Codec Pack Full) is easier to set up and runs completely stable in addition to having slightly better optimizations IME. As for VLC, it never was the go-to IMO, as it never supported madVR─nothing comes close to madVR.
  • Sandboxie-Plus/Sandboxie, even though it can certainly be used for that purpose, it should not be labelled "Software testing" IMO. Rather, it is called "isolation software".
 

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    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 200Mbit/s down
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  • MPC-BE can on-the-fly transcode audio to Dolby Digital (DD) to allow bitstreaming on older AV Receivers that don't support bitstreaming in another format other than DD─due to having only optical inputs. But MPC-HC, even though it has been abandoned by the original devs, is still being actively developed by clsid2. I prefer the latter choice because I don't need DD, and, MPC-HC (bundled with madVR as part of K-Lite Codec Pack Full) is easier to set up and runs completely stable in addition to having slightly better optimizations IME. As for VLC, it never was the go-to IMO, as it never supported madVR─nothing comes close to madVR.
  • Sandboxie-Plus/Sandboxie, even though it can certainly be used for that purpose, it should not be labelled "Software testing" IMO. Rather, it is called "isolation software".
I agree that Software Testing isn't the most appropriate term, but since we use it only for testing a software that we don't trust, I think it is acceptable in that context. I have updated it though as per your suggestion.

Sandoxie-Plus and Sandboxie: One is a website in that name and the other is a GitHub link. Are they the same or different software?
 

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    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
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    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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This list is very subjective - define term best.

Best can mean cheapest, easiest to use, most reliable etc.

I could produce such a list and it would be totally different.

Title should say "My personal favourite applications by category.
 

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    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
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    TPM 2.0

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This list is very subjective - define term best.

Best can mean cheapest, easiest to use, most reliable etc.

I could produce such a list and it would be totally different.

Title should say "My personal favourite applications by category.
Best is ALWAYS subjective. It is always a preference, an opinion. And always based on personal requirements.

I can't say it is 'my' favourites because I haven't used/ tested all of them. The same has been mentioned in the OP.

I will edit the title though to include a more appropriate term: Popular. But you can argue on that too if that is the intent.
 

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    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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Best is ALWAYS subjective. It is always a preference, an opinion. And always based on personal requirements.

I can't say it is 'my' favourites because I haven't used/ tested all of them. The same has been mentioned in the OP.

I will edit the title though to include a more appropriate term: Popular. But you can argue on that too if that is the intent.
I am not arguing. It is just the term best is not the "best" term 😁
 

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    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
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    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
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, but since we use it only for testing a software that we don't trust,
What do you mean, "we"? Personally, I, use it mainly for protecting my browser (Firefox Portable) and to run multiple instances of Firefox Portable, concurrently and in parallel. (This is done by putting AllowMultipleInstances=true in a file FirefoxPortable.ini in the same folder as the file FirefoxPortable.exe and by making sure to delete all occurrences of the Mozilla subfolder in %APPDATA%, %LOCALAPPDATA% and %PROGRAMDATA%.)
Sandoxie-Plus and Sandboxie: One is a website in that name and the other is a GitHub link. Are they the same or different software?
Sandboxie has been discontinued and the source code was released to the open source community, after which Sandboxie-Plus and Sandboxie Classic came to existence. They [Sandboxie-Plus and Sandboxie Classic] are both being actively maintained by David Xanatos so the Sandboxie-Plus website is the official website for both, and, they both are available on GitHub, the Sandboxie-Plus website has links that point to the project on GitHub.
 

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Great list, I shall study it later and see what I am missing out on :ROFLMAO::alien:
 

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What do you mean, "we"?
There is no direct reference to either you or me, it is just a way to refer to people to whom it is applicable. In the current context, it refers to people who use the software, no matter their reason. You may use it to run multiple instances of a program in isolation, but I (would) do so primarily to test a software. Others may have other reasons, but that is just not important.

Sandboxie has been discontinued and the source code was released to the open source community, after which Sandboxie-Plus and Sandboxie Classic came to existence. They [Sandboxie-Plus and Sandboxie Classic] are both being actively maintained by David Xanatos so the Sandboxie-Plus website is the official website for both, and, they both are available on GitHub, the Sandboxie-Plus website has links that point to the project on GitHub.
Thanks for the clarification. The latest builds are having different version numbers on the site and Github, so was not sure.
 

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In the current context, it refers to people who use the software, no matter their reason. You may use it to run multiple instances of a program in isolation, but I (would) do so primarily to test a software. Others may have other reasons, but that is just not important.
You said people only use it to test software. I don't want to nitpick or anything, but that just isn't true─in fact it never has been.
 

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    Intel Iris Xe
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