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Switching from Mac to Windows
Installed and working
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List of tools to add to the Windows 10 Pro Anniversary installation
Tried but not working
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By @3Dpicnic, feel free to leave a suggestion
Not completely working yet
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Windows apps:
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NiniteFreeInstall a lot of apps at oncehttps://ninite.com/
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ListaryFreeSearch Utilityhttp://www.listary.com/Works really well!
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Clover 3Free/donationwareAdd tabs to Windows Explorerhttp://ejie.me/3.2.5 version works!
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SeerFreeQuicklook alternativehttp://1218.io/
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QuicklookFreeNative Windows app like seerhttps://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9NV4BS3L1H4S
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MacdriveFrom $49.90Use HFS+ formatted disks on Windowshttp://www.mediafour.com/software/macdrive/
Not needed since I choose Paragon
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Paragon (alternative for Macdrive)$19,95Use HFS+ formatted disks on Windowshttps://www.paragon-software.com/home/hfs-windows/
Works fine for casual use. For internal drives use NTFS format.
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CCleanerFrom freeWindows clean uphttp://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
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SyncFoldersFreeSimple file synchronizationhttp://www.syncfolders.elementfx.com/
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NZXT CamFreeMonitor gpu and cpu temperatures https://www.nzxt.com/camapp
3.3.1 version fixed some bugs that made it crash
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Acronis True Image€ 39,99Backup complete startup imagehttp://www.acronis.com/en-eu/promotion/personal/SEM/?gclid=CjwKEAiAkuLDBRCRguCgvITww0YSJAAHrpf-sNckMuK3UjLEpVLeZFCNr10vKogljajsb20pNKHVGRoCeY3w_wcB
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Instant EyedropperFreeEyedropperhttp://instant-eyedropper.com/Works really well
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shareXFreeScreen capture and file sharinghttps://getsharex.com/Also has an eyedropper
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AutoHotKeyFreeHotkey/macro scripting languagehttps://autohotkey.com/
Like Keyboard Maestro for PC, can help you to change keys to work like they do on Mac.
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WindirstatFreeOpen-source disk usage analyzer https://windirstat.net/
On the Mac I use OmniDiskSweeper for this.
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Winscp (alternative to Transmit)FreesFTPhttps://winscp.net/eng/docs/introduction#download_winscp
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BandiZipFreehttps://en.bandisoft.com/bandizip/Easier to use than 7Zip
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F.luxFreeScreen colour adjustmenthttps://justgetflux.com/
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PotPlayerFreeAdvanced video playerhttps://potplayer.daum.net/
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DeskpinsFreeMake apps always float on tophttps://efotinis.neocities.org/deskpins/
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SagethumbsFreeShow PSD and other previewshttps://www.cherubicsoft.com/en/projects/sagethumbs
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SharpKeysKeyremapperhttp://www.randyrants.com/sharpkeys/
Switched Control - Command key since I am using both Windows and MacOS
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Bulk Rename UtilityFreeFile renamerhttps://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/
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Multi platform apps:
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PurerefFrom freeReference image managerhttp://www.pureref.com/Very usefull for artists
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CrashplanFree - $12.50/moBackup softwarehttps://www.crashplan.com/en-us/Not available anymore?
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AtomFreeModern texteditorhttps://atom.io/
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Visual Studio codeFreeCode editorhttps://code.visualstudio.com/
I prefer Visual studio over Atom
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HandBrakeFreeVideo converterhttps://handbrake.fr/downloads.php
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EvernotePaidNotes app
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DropboxPaid pro File sync
Had some issues with Dropbox making .attributes files. Probably due to the fact that the folder is on an HFS+ partition
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SlackFreeCommunication toolhttps://slack.com/
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VLCFreeVideo playerhttp://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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PlexMedia server
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1PasswordPassword vault
Did not work well for me on Windows. Started using Lastpass instead
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LastpassFree personal useActually works better than 1Password
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CinebenchFreeTest CPU and GPU performancehttps://www.maxon.net/en/products/cinebench/
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ProExrFreeEXR plugins for Adobe appshttp://www.fnordware.com/ProEXR/
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SuperPNGFreeAdvanced PNG export from Photoshophttp://www.fnordware.com/superpng/
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similar FreeTest the speed of SSD and HDD
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Octane benchFreeGPU benchmarkhttps://render.otoy.com/octanebench/
There's an unofficial 3.0 version for Pascal cards
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Affinity DesignerPaidIllustrator/Sketch alternativehttps://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/designer/
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DJVFreeOpen source movie playerhttp://djv.sourceforge.net/Can play image sequenses
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FontbaseFreeFont managerhttp://fontba.se/
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No real Windows alternative found yet:
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Rightfont
Fontmanager with shared folders, Google Fonts and Typekit integration.
https://rightfontapp.com/
Using Fontbase at the moment and using the synced fonts in my CC Files
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NumiCalculator and units convertorhttps://numi.io/
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XCodeBuild iOS appsUse VirtualBox / VMWare with El Capitan?
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Wetransfer appFreeHandy tool to drag files on for transferNot available for Windows
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FiledropmeWifi file transfer similar to Airdrophttp://www.filedropme.com/
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Resources:
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http://lifehacker.com/
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http://windowsclan.com/
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http://mograph.net/board/index.php?showtopic=29763
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http://alternativeto.net/
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Windows tips
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Specify times when you do not want auto restarts
http://www.howtogeek.com/264325/how-to-set-active-hours-so-windows-10-wont-restart-at-a-bad-time/
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Use an Apple keyboard on Windowshttp://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/1400089/how-to-use-a-mac-keyboard-on-windows
Decided to get a Windows keyboard instead
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Alternative key remapping appKeyTweakhttps://keytweak.en.softonic.com/
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Ctrl-Shift-Esc = Task manager
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Create system restore pointhttp://www.windowscentral.com/how-configure-system-restore-windows-10
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Remove recyclebin from desktop
Select Personalization > Themes > Desktop icon settings.
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Windows 10 shortcutshttp://m.windowscentral.com/best-windows-10-keyboard-shortcuts
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Shift-drag to move instead of copy
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Right button-drag gives an option dialog
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Exclude Dropbox cache from virus scan
c:\Users\my username\Dropbox\
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Install PSD AI codecs
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Move download folder to external drivehttp://www.howtogeek.com/273618/how-do-you-change-windows-default-download-path/
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Use insonia to prevent sleephttp://lifehacker.com/5670028/insomnia-keeps-your-windows-pc-from-going-to-sleep
Trying the default settings for now
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Disable Pen rings when using a Wacom pen
Availaible in Wacom driver
http://superuser.com/questions/49465/disable-cursor-ring-for-tablet-in-windows-7-8
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Adobe Application support location on Windows
Users/~AppData/Roaming/Adobe/
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Turn off Windows 10 Magnifier
https://www.top-password.com/blog/turn-off-disable-magnifier-in-windows-10/
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Remove icons from explorer sidebar
https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-remove-onedrive-quick-access-homegroup-and-network-icons-from-navigation-pane-of-this-pc/
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Windows related Mac tips
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Disable Mac desktop
Run with terminal to diable the visibility of dekstop files
defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop false, killall Finder
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Customize keyboard on macOS
To make Windows / Mac keys more universal
https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/
Decided to not swap the command / control key. I hop my brain gets used to it.
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Convert .webloc to .url on macOS
.url works on both Mac and Windows
http://www.itcentralpoint.com/easily-convert-webloc-files-to-url-in-osx
Would be nice to have a solution that makes .url the default for Mac
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Scheduled screen captures
https://sourceforge.net/projects/autoscreen/
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UltraUX theme patcher
To instaal custom thems
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