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Awesome Windows

🎉 An awesome & curated list of best applications and tools for Windows.

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Last Update: Aug. 7, 2022, 6:01 p.m.

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Customization

Renamed to NeoClassic-UI then renamed to Open-Shell - https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu

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4y 2d
n/a

EarTrumpet - Volume Control for Windows

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382
6m
MIT

A small program that forwards searches from Cortana to your preferred browser and search engine.

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45
1y 38d
MIT

A lightweight utility that makes the Windows taskbar translucent/transparent.

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827
10m
GPL-3.0

Changes the Windows 10 Login Screen Background

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5y 7m
n/a

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Data Recovery

Developer Tools

A feature-rich WinForms-based HTTP client

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32
5y 10m
Apache-2.0

Series of System Administration Tools

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168
5m
n/a

A modern file tail utility based on Rx.Net which show cases reactive programming and Dynamic Data (see https://github.com/RolandPheasant/DynamicData)

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4y 62d
GPL-3.0
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3y 105d
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Windows environment automation tool

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6
1y 49d
n/a

A command line program monitor systray for Windows

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32
1y 8m
MIT

Automatic dark mode for Windows 10

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10
2y 104d
MIT

A command-line installer for Windows.

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Terminal

A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

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2.36K
6d
Apache-2.0

The new Windows Terminal and the original Windows console host, all in the same place!

80.92K
7.2K
5m
MIT

Customizable Windows terminal with tabs, splits, quake-style, hotkeys and more

7.59K
528
9m
BSD-3-Clause

This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8/10 and a better visual rendering.

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234
1y 63d
GPL-2.0

A Terminal Emulator based on UWP and web technologies.

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424
5m
GPL-3.0

Utilities

Find files with SQL-like queries

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74
17d
Apache-2.0

Greenshot for Windows - Report bugs & features go here: https://greenshot.atlassian.net or look for information on:

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431
6m
GPL-3.0

Reduces eye strain by adjusting gamma based on the current time

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102
6m
n/a

Changes the Windows 10 Login Screen Background

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99
5y 7m
n/a

Command line tool with a fluent API for modifying the Windows registry

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3
6m
MIT

Distributed Peer-to-Peer Web Search Engine and Intranet Search Appliance

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345
5m
n/a

ZeroNet - Decentralized websites using Bitcoin crypto and BitTorrent network

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2.21K
1y 6m
n/a

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Snip & Sketch - Windows 10 utility to easily capture and edit selected area in screen.

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Proxy and VPN Tools

Set up a personal VPN in the cloud

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2.14K
9d
AGPL-3.0

Video

Windows 10 Setup

PowerShell script for automation of routine tasks done after fresh installations of Windows 10 / Server 2016 / Server 2019

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1.07K
1y 72d
MIT

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