The section below is my list of software that I use by category. I try my best to use Open Source whenever possible.  There are great paid options as well.


Operating Systems: Windows 10 Pro x64bit, Pop!_OS

Antivirus: AVG Internet Security

Hard Drive Partitioning: EaseUS, Gparted

Desktop/Android Sync: Nextcloud

Media Playback: VLC Player

File Transfer: TeraCopy

Archieve Utility: Peazip

Imaging Software: Rufus, Balena Etcher, Win32 Disk Imager, Clonezilla

Bulk File Renamer: Rename Master

Patching Updating apps: Patchmypc  and Ninite


Office Suite: Libreoffice

Mail Client: Mozilla Thunderbird

PDF Creator: Foxit

Web Browsers: Waterfox and Brave Web Browser (Chrome alternative)

Network Diagrams:

Video Editing Software: Cyberlink Power Director 21

Video Transcoder: HandBrake

Audio Recorder:

File Converter: Pazera

Streaming/Video Capture

Streaming/Desktop Capture: OBS

Streaming Deck: Macrodeck Server2 running on spare Umidigi Android Phone

Nikon Camera Software: ViewNX2

Capture Card: Avermedia C027

Mirror Android Device: SCRCPY

Network & Servers Category

Servers: Windows Server 2022 for AD DS, DHCP, DNS

Docker Server: Ubuntu 22.04, Docker CE, Portainer CE and extra services.

Network Attached Server: OpenMediaVault with installed Plugins Portainer

Network Tuners: HDHomerun Quatro

VOIP Adapters: Obihai

TV Smartbox: Android TV on Nvidia Shields (Includes Chromecast Support)

Security Cameras: BlueIris Network Video Recorder and +8 POE Cameras

Wake on LAN:  WakeOnLAN

File Manager: WinSCP (FTP & SCP)

Remote Computers Management: mRemoteNG (Windows & SSH), Linux I use Remmina

Syncing Files: Nextcloud, FreeFileSync (Syncing File Backups via Network)

Online or Self-hosted Services

Search Engines:  Ecosia

Email Services: Web host email, Tutanota

Online Storage: Nextcloud

Maps: OpenStreetMaps

Videos: Odysee, Bitchute, YouTube

Remote Computers: RustDesk

Secure messaging:

Photo Gallery: Piwigo

Wiki: Bookstack

Passwords: Vaultwarden

Reverse Proxy: Nginx Proxy Manager

Music Streaming:

eBook Server: Kavita

Smart Home: Home Assistant

Streaming Server: Plex

Links Management: little link custom

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