Windows app replacements.


ibay770

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Tired of all the limitations of Windows apps? I made a list of apps to replace them, the criteria being they must be free, and they must be able to integrate in the Windows shell or be able to do so with software.
Feel free to add your comments/suggestions.

Windows replacements
 

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CountMike

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I used to do that in earlier windows but most of default APPs got better and judging by Insider Dev builds they are getting a makeover. While I was working i had to use 3rd party scientific and conversion calculators but newest one in windows have many functions. Instead of Notepad i mostly use Wordpad as it is almost MS Office Word.
Some APPs I even retroed, New Paint to old one and Photos with old Picture viewer. Using VLC for all media and Total Commander like forever.
Speccy for instance is too poor for me, using HWinfo64 and CPU-Z/GPU-Z instead.
 

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Feel free to add your comments/suggestions.
You should recommend Process Hacker Nightly instead, weekly updates, more features, like a dark mode.

Notepad++ seems to much, too overwhelming, I prefer Notepad3, simple yet powerful.

I also can not imagine Windows without a Swiss knife Windows Repair Toolbox, it replaces computer management.
 

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ibay770

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Thank you! made those changes.
 

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