This is a list of software I used every day and is the first to be installed on a new computer. Some are a bit old and haven’t been upgraded in a while but I still use them, which is a good statement on the application. These are applications that I have a full license to use, which further shows my recommendation.
This is in no particular order.
Boxer text editor
Website I have used Boxer since the 1990s. It shows a focus on good user interface that very rare in 2010, the last update, and today is not seen as much as it should be. This is software that has been sanded and polished. The main programmer David has made this a very easy text editor to work with.
I don’t use this much for coding these days but there are a few tricks that this application shines. It handles extremely large files. When Atom or NotePad++ are brought to their knees with a large file Boxer will open it as if it were a 2k file. Boxer has my favorite binary file editor. I use it to open WebAssembly files to view and edit the file in hexadecimal.
Website ClipMate has been my clipboard manager since the Windows 3.1 days. I use it in so many ways to save time and as a note-keeping application. Its snipping tool was way ahead of its time and hasn’t been bested until the Windows 10 snipping tool. This hasn’t been updated in five or so years, I keep looking for a replacement but nothing comes close.
To Be Continued.