Edge Chromium (download page)
Vivaldi (download link) - The new Vivaldi browser protects you from trackers, blocks unwanted ads, and puts you in control with unique built-in features.
Nessie - an extremely simple web browser for Windows, best used as a secondary browser.  no extensions, no tabs, and no toolbars. On the surface, it could be described as just a "web-view with an address bar"
brow.sh - a fully-modern text-based browser. It renders anything that a modern browser can; HTML5, CSS3, JS, video, and even WebGL

Browser Add-ins:

DownThemAll (chrome) (firefox) (opera) - DownThemAll lets you download all the links or images on a website and much more
Shut Up: Comment Blocker (chrome) - Toggles comments on many popular websites
Reader Mode (chrome) - a feature-packed Chrome reading extension and web app that removes clutter, ads, and distractions, while also includes dyslexia support, bookmarking, annotating, highlighting, text-to-speech and many other features all in one tool
Video Speed Controller (chrome) - allows you to control the playback speed on any site. Set the default pace to 1.10x and you'll go through videos 10% faster without even noticing
The Great Suspender (chrome) - Makes Chrome use fewer resources by suspending tabs you're not using 
Tab Snooze (chrome) - Ran into an interesting rabbit hole or website that you'd really like to check out, but don't have the time right now? Use Tab Snooze, and it'll magically reopen the tabs later
Google Keep Chrome Extension (chrome) - Save to Google Keep in a single click
Notion Web Clipper (chrome) - Use our Web Clipper to save any website into Notion
News Feed Eradicator for Facebook (chrome) - News Feed Eradicator removes your news feed (and live ticker) and replaces it instead with an inspirational quote
Minimal Twitter (chrome) - Extends Twitter UI functionality by adding CSS to make the UI cleaner. No big labels, cluttered elements, and distracting text
View Image (chrome) - Re-implements the Google Images' "View Image" and "Search by Image" buttons
Simplify Gmail (chrome) - Simplifies Gmail interface to the bare minimum
Babelshelf (chrome) - Highlight to save books from anywhere on the web
Rumin Web Clipper (chrome) - Browser extension for Rumin which allows you to save learnings from online resources. (Chrome Web Store link, Firefox Add-on link)
Vimium - a Google Chrome extension which provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of the Vim editor

Search Engines:

myTech.Today - TL;UL of all sorts of internet investigative tools.  Perhaps thousands of government, NSO, military, educational, professional databases, search engines, investigation techniques, data-tracking software, and other material focused primarily on tracking human trafficking, the drug trade, political corruption, money laundering, and corruption worldwide.
myTech.Today - Bitcoin (BTC) Blog - musing on BTC, blogroll of authoritative BTC vlogs
  • myTech.Today - Boom! The ~13K yr. cyclical, magnetic excursion of the Milky Way, our Solar System & our Earth Blog - scientific papers on natural phenomena that supports the theory of cyclical disaster cycles on Earth.
  • wiby - A search engine for the classic web
    Archive.is - Archived webpages at a point in time
    Internet Archive: Wayback Machine - Searchable index of websites at points in history - not on page with javascript tech. such as Facebook
    >>Apse.io - A Personal Search Engine, APSE for short.  OCRs screenshots and stores the text in a search index, so you can query by keyword, date, boolean operators, the whole shebang. It's all local >($15/mnth - Personal, $30/mnth/user - Business) (download page) (download trial)
    Stackoverflow.com - Answers to programming problems
    BigMatch - a tool to find open-source libraries in binaries only using their strings
    Muzi - Search by color, keyword, or style
    Google Image Search - Seach all of the images of the publicly available internet
    Reverse Google Image Search - Search where an image you have is from on the internet
    duckduckgo - Privacy, simplified
    Ahmia - searches hidden services on the Tor network
    grep.app - Search across a half-million git repos
    style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Runnaroo.com - it will pull traditional organic results from Google, but it will also directly query Stack Overflow for a deeper search
    infinitysearch.co - open-source search engine
    hndex.org - a search engine for finding articles posted to hacker news
    symptoma.com - Symptom Checker & Medical Search Engine - Differential diagnoses
    Advangle - a simple and convenient builder of complex web-search queries through Google or Bing search engines. You can save your queries in a free Advangle account to refer to later
    Bing vs Google - A tool that provides a side-by-side list and comparison of search results delivered through Bing vs. Google search engines.
    iSeek - A targeted discovery tool that allows an investigator to enhance, analyze, and organize searches, and see how collected information on a topic is distributed. iSeek uses natural language queries that understand the meaning and concepts embedded in the search and delivers relevant information.
    asone.ai - Reddit but for research only (asone.ai)
    Yippy (formerly Clusty) - a metasearch engine that allows investigators to index and federate documents and data sources to provide relevant big picture insights.
    Weboas.is - eclectic collection of resources: search engines, databases, chat directories, torrent sites, Reddit forums, forum directories, file sharing tools - All-in-One Web Portal For Internet & Tech Enthusiasts Who Love Exploring & Learning About The Digital Underground
    NerdyData - With NerdyData investigators can search for source code. The platform allows investigators to search for web technologies, advertising tags, meta descriptions, and any pattern that they want to identify on a website’s code.
    100% free, quality CC audio - A curation of CC-licensed music from various artists and genres for you to use, however you like with correct attribution, in your creative projects
    mugle.io - The most used free music on Youtube during current [Year] [Month] with mp3 download link
    Discover Classical Art - Browse and download high-resolution, public domain artworks
    Smithsonian open-access Image Collection - search 120M Smithsonian images
    SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) - digital library portal for researchers in astronomy and physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant.
    PublicWWW - Allows investigators to search the source code and find related websites through the unique HTML codes they share such as widgets and publisher IDs.
    The WWW Virtual Library - the oldest catalog on the web. It was started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, back in 1991
    DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) - a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals - directory of US Federal Government Services
    elephind - search all the world’s online historic newspapers from one place. We aren’t there yet, but we are adding more newspapers every day.
    Awesome Health - Curated list of awesome open-source healthcare software, libraries, tools, and resources. Each link has been vetted to ensure the project is active and provides value to healthcare facilities, providers, developers, policy experts, and/or research scientists.
    ForumSearch.io - monitor conversations across professional networks HackerNews, Reddit*, IndieHacker, DEV.to, Lobste.rs
    judyrecords - 439 million United States Court Cases

    Web Tools:

    http://pdfmyurl.com - Convert Any Web Page to PDF!
    compress-pdf - Adobe Acrobat Online PDF minified and compressor
    visualping.io - we monitor webpages… so you don't have to!  Select an area and relax: We’ll send you an email alert when something changes
    webrecorder.io - Webrecorder.io is a web archiving service to collect and revisit web pages
    watch2gether.com - Enjoy the internet in sync with your friends. Watch videos, listen to music or go shopping on Watch2Gether
    comeover.io - Stream videos to anyone, unlimitedly, for free
    speed.cloudflare.com - your internet speed now

    Replacement Apps:

    NotePad: Notepad++ (download page) (download link)
    PDF: Adobe Acrobat Reader (download page) (download link)
    Recommended: JAVA (download page)
    Color Picker: Instant Eyedropper (download page) (download link)
    Visual Desktop Ruler:
    Pixel Rule - transparent ruler - (download page gone) - ***Better Version***
    A Ruler - wood-like looking ruler (download page) (download link)

    Productivity Apps:

    Open Office Productivity Software free (download page) (download link)
    Libre Office Productivity Software free (download page) (download link)
    Gmail free or $6/month
    Thunderbird - email software free (download page) (download link
    Simpdf.com - online edit pdf like a word doc while preserving structure and format
    whiteboard.com - shared whiteboard app
    perfectwiki.xyz (paid) - Feature-Rich Wiki for Microsoft Teams

    Additional Productivity Apps:

    Filemail - send very large attachments for free (download page) (Win10 x64 Desktop) (Outlook Plugin)
    Grammarly - grammar and spell checking for free or $140/yr (download page) (download link)
    Evernote private cloud file system for $8/mnth (download page) (download link)
    Obsidian (free) - a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files (download x64 macOS, Linux (AppImage), and Linux (Snap))
    Sizle.io (freemium/paid) - pdf & ppt tracking and analytics
    gofile.io - File sharing platform, anonymous and free
    mega.nz - the leading end-to-end encrypted cloud collaboration platform
    QuillBot's summarizer can condense articles, papers, or documents in a short paragraph
    Standalone Address Book - enables you to add your own Address Book fields and remove unused fields from Address Book, you can also change their size, location, and tab order of all the fields of Address Book in the input form. Searching on all the fields(with the custom field) simultaneously

    Video Transcoding:

    FFmpeg - (download x64 macOS Linux source) Fmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge.

    Video Streaming:

    Online Group Viewing Apps:

    Netflix Party Player - Watch Netflix remotely with friends with Chrome (download page)
    watch2gether.com - Enjoy the internet in sync with your friends. Watch videos, listen to music or go shopping on Watch2Gether

    Video Codecs:

    K-Lite - robust package of codecs for video decoding (download page) (download link)
    LAV Filters - robust package of codecs for video decoding (download page) (download link)

    Screen Capture:

    Amolto - Free Skype Recorder (download page) (download link)
    ScreenRequest - Simple screen recording with no installs on any browser except Safari. Receive screen recordings from customers.  Send screen recording request URLs

    Screen Capture:

    Media Server:

    Plex - Organize, beautify, stream, and share your favorite movies, TV, music, web shows, podcasts, and more, all streamed to your favorite screens

    Chat Software:

    Slack Gen X Chat App (download page) (download link)
    Discord - Gen Z Chat App (download page) (download link)
    Jitsi.org - free, open-source, end-to-end encryption, video conferencing app
    Keybase.io - open-source, end-to-end encryption, chat and file sharing software (download page) (download link)
    Pidgin.im - Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log into accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously (download page) (download link)

    Image Editing:

    Gimp - Image Editor (download page) (download link)
    ImageMagick - (download page) (download x64 mac OS Linux) - Use ImageMagick® to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 200) including PNG, JPEG, GIF, HEIC, TIFF, DPX, EXR, WebP, Postscript, PDF, and SVG. Use ImageMagick to resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.

    Financial Software:

    tradingview.com - Real-time data and browser-based charts, no installations or complex setups
    marketspy.net - effective and highly reliable trend analysis package that can be used to trade any markets

    Safety Software:

    Sandboxie - Sandbox environment for software and browser

    Web Tools:

    Visualping.io - sends you an email when a web page changes

    Malware Software:

    Avira - robust anti-virus software for freemium or $84/year (download page) (download link)
    JRT - One-shot kill
    RKill - Free One-shot kill (download page) (download link)
    TronScript 600MB - large complex anti-malware, anti-ransomware software script
    (download page) (download link)
    Untrusted Font Blocking - Local Policy Change - prevents attacks through malicious fonts - super restrictive - for highest security

    Cleaning Software:

    Ccleaner - clean up temp files, memory dumps, log files, cache files, etc from Windows and Applications
    (download page) (download link)
    AdwareCleaner (download page) (download link)
    O&O Shut Up - seal off Windows 10 snooping on a user - must be run after every major update
    (download page) (download link)
    hwinfo - Start to analyze your hardware right now
    Windows 10 Debloater - removes Windows 10 Bloatware - must be run after every major update
    (download page) (download link)   (Run the following command from PowerShell with Admin rights)

    iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://git.io/debloat'))
    ZULU.bat - One-shot cleanup for Win7 and XP

    Backup Software:

    Cloudberry Backup - paid incremental/differential, cloud-aware, disaster recovery software (download page) (download link)
    Duplicati - free, open-source, incremental/differential, cloud-aware, disaster recovery software (download page) (download link)

    Cloud Storage:

    CloudBerry Drive - (paid) cloud storage to pseudo-networked drive (download page) (download link)
    CloudBerry S3 Explorer - (paid) cloud storage to pseudo-networked drive for S3 (download page) (download link)
    iCloud - (freemium/paid) cloud storage and productivity suite (download page) (download link)
    GDrive Streaming App - (freemium/paid) cloud storage to pseudo-networked drive (download page) (download link)
    S3Express (free) - Amazon S3 Command Line Utility
    MSP360™ (CloudBerry) Explorer - basic features for file management across local and cloud storage, along with user-experience enhancements for devices running on multiple platforms
    BackBlaze Unlimited Backup ($6/month) - Cloud storage that's astonishingly easy and low-cost
    BlobBackup - ($40/yr) - Simple and reliable backup tool


    Bitvise SFTP (download page) (download link - client) (download link - server) (** Recommended **)
    Coffee Cup FTP (download page)


    Packet Tracer 7.1.1 x64 (download page
    AngryIP - IP Scanner (download page) (download link)
    C# Multi-thread Port Scanner (download page) (download link)
    pfsense - firewall software (install link)
    Kali Linux - Our Most Advanced Penetration Testing Distribution, Ever

    Remote Control Software:

    File Transmission:

    Filemail - send very large attachments for free (download page) (Win10 x64 Desktop) (Outlook Plugin)

    Windows Tools:

    Hard Drives:

    File Shredder (download page) (download link)
    Low Level Disk Formatter - HDDLLF (download page) (download link)
    HFS Explorer (download page) (download link)
    HD Clone (download page)
    Mini Partition Tool Wizard (download page) (download link
    Windows Make Bootable USB (download page) (download link)

    Application Corruption and Removal:

    Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 7.2 - can remove Windows Installer configuration information on failed installs
    Office Installtion Removal (MSFT) - msft software for removing Office 7 to current

    Maximum Memory Allocation Scan:

    Crucial Scan (download page)



    MS Server Resource Tool Kit (download page) (download link)
    SysInternals (download page) (download link)

    Power Tools:

    Everything - Locate files and folders by name instantly
    IObit Unlocker - Never Worry about “Cannot Delete Files” on Your PC
    LockHunter - a foolproof file unlocker
    ConsoleZ - a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8/10 and a better visual rendering
    Wise Duplicate File Finder (download page) (download link)
    tweaking.com_simple_system_tweaker_setup (download page) (download link)

    Web Tools:

    Selenium.dev - automates browsers. That's it! (download page) (download server) JAVA Required
    Elemental - Common use-cases missing from Selenium are built into Elemental. Elemental has built-in automatic waiting so that your automation is less flaky. It has a sensible default which can be overridden when necessary. Easy access to 100% of Selenium's API. Write less code than you would if you were using Selenium directly. The Elemental API is terse and internally consistent while still being explicit and unambiguous.
    Apache JMeter - open-source software, a 100% pure Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance
    Emscripten - a complete compiler toolchain to WebAssembly, using LLVM, with a special focus on speed, size, and the Web platform
    JSFiddle - free, easy-to-use, HTML, JS, & CSS testing platform
    Brackets - A modern, open-source text editor that understands web design with live preview
    Codepen.io - CodePen is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers
    JSHint - free Static Code Analysis Tool for JavaScript (download page)
    htmx.org - htmx allows you to access AJAX, WebSockets and Server-Sent Events directly in HTML, using attributes, so you can build modern user interfaces with the simplicity and power of hypertext. htmx is small (~7k min.gz'd), dependency-free, extendable & IE11 compatible
    uptimerobot.com - Downtime Happens. Get Notified!
    <styled components>  - Visual primitives for the component age.  Use the best bits of ES6 and CSS to style your apps without stress
    Scrapy, a fast high-level web crawling & scraping framework for Python. https://scrapy.org
    Scrapyd is a service for running Scrapy spiders.
    SpiderKeeper - admin UI for scrapy/open-source scrapinghub
    Scraper API - Proxy API for Web Scraping in 2020
    open web api - A rest API to access user-hostile websites
    Git Scraping - Git. And GitHub Actions (and other CI systems) make it easy to create a scraper that runs every few minutes, records the current state of a resource and records changes to that resource over time in the commit history.
    Headless Web Scraping with Python - a headless browser on a server environment that also has no graphical interface attached to it, which is normally accessed through shell access. It can also be faster to run headless and can have lower overhead on system resources.
    facebookscraper.net - A Free And Simple App For Scraping Data from Facebook for your projects
    cloudflare.com - DDoS protection and traffic acceleration for all your network infrastructure
    Telekinesis - an [experimental] open source new way of defining online services. The idea is that you code like you would do locally (albeit an await), and then Telekinesis takes care of the rest.
    sheet2api - Use any Google Sheets or Microsoft Online Excel spreadsheet to power a fully-fledged API, no coding required
    Puppeteer - Puppeteer is a Node library that provides a high-level API to control Chrome or Chromium over the DevTools Protocol. Puppeteer runs headless by default but can be configured to run full (non-headless) Chrome or Chromium

    Miscellaneous Web Tools:

    httrack (download page) (download link x64) - Download web sites as a copy of HTML files.  Doesn't work with JS.
    ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Bear - Free, no-nonsense, super-fast blogging - No javascript, no stylesheets, no trackers. Just your words.
    Archive.org - historical data on web site changes
    Google Images - search all images on the internet using the Googles search algorithm
    KUAG - Shorten your URL and generate the smallest QR Code
    Sharp - an automatic API generation library for Python Flask and JavaScript
    donotlink.it - Whenever you link a website, its position in search engines is strengthened. Sometimes you want to post a link to a website without improving its rank. This is where donotlink.it comes in.
    PrivacyPolicy.com - ready to use website privacy policies
    WebMaster Tool Kit - (download page) Color Picker & Measurement Tool
    namecheckr.com - Check domain & social username availability across multiple networks
    hyperlink - A command-line tool to find broken links in your static site
    jsonapi.co - JSON Real-Time Editor
    IconSear.ch -  search of 50K royalty-free SVG icons
    GitHub Pages URL Shortener - This is a minimal URL shortener that can be entirely hosted on GitHub pages
    Referlist - Increase sign-ups via gamified referrals
    URL Fuzzer - Discover hidden files and directories
    Ali - A load testing tool aimed to perform real-time analysis
    grep.app - Search across a half-million git repositories - cross-search of git repos across the internet
    Text Fragments - Create a link to specific text in somebody else's page or pdf (Chrome experimental) (Draft Community Group Report)

    Web-Based Accessibility checkers:

    The Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE) evaluates a website or a single web page based on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A and AA requirements.
    WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool - WAVE is a suite of evaluation tools that helps authors make their web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities.
    10 colour contrast checking tools to improve the accessibility of your design - Tools to correct the color ratio of your website according to WCAG 2.1 AA


    moqups (download page)
    balsamiq.com - With Balsamiq Wireframes, anyone can design great websites.
    Placeholdifier - Turn any website into a live wireframe
    storybook.js.org - Build bulletproof UI components faster.  Storybook is an open source tool for developing UI components in isolation for React, Vue, Angular, and more

    CSS Tools:

    img2css - Convert any image to pure CSS
    glyphter.com - (paid) Turn SVG into font
    Howtocenterincss.com - centering in CSS
    CSS3 Button.net - This one offers the ability to add multiple text shadows, inner-shadows, border, and font colors whereas the last one really didn’t get into that much detail
    Plaiceholder - Beautiful image placeholders, without the hassle
    icons.land - search engine and API for icons from popular packs
    Full-Bleed Layout Using CSS Grid  - by josh w comeau - The ideal line length is about 65 characters. This helps you get there

    Browser Extensions for Web Developers:

    Simple Link Checker (Mozilla) - Redirect Link Checker will check all links on your page to find broken and redirect links
    cssbuilder (chrome) - adds easy to use CSS3 design widget to Chrome
    WordPress Theme Detector and Plugins Detector (chrome) - This tool detects theme and plugins used on WordPress sites and displays information about them
    Web Sniffer (chrome) - View all HTTP Requests and Responses sent between the Web browser and the Web server
    Wappalyzer (chrome) - a utility that uncovers the technologies used on websites
    WhatRuns (chrome) - Discover what runs a website. Frameworks, Analytics Tools, WordPress Plugins, Fonts - you name it
    WhatFont (chrome) - the easiest way to find out the fonts used in a webpage
    CodeKitWP Easily add custom codes
    on your WordPress website


    Google Analytics - Get insight into every step of your customer’s journey on your website, then use analytics to elevate your impact
    Plausible - a lightweight and open-source website analytics tool. No cookies and fully compliant with GDPR, CCPA and PECR. Made and hosted in the EU
    Fathom - a simple, light-weight, privacy-first alternative to Google Analytics


    Auth0 - The New Way to Solve Identity
    Firebase - Google Authentication

    Web Frameworks:

    flask - python
    laravel - PHP
    Cordova - Mobile apps with HTML, CSS & JS

    JavaScript Libraries & Frameworks:

    roughnotation.com - A small JavaScript library to create and animate annotations on a web page
    handwritten.js - Convert typed text to realistic handwriting
    Elevator.js - fixes those awkward "scroll to top" moments the old fashioned way
    vuejs.org - The Progressive JavaScript Framework
    vuetifyjs - a Vue UI Library with beautifully handcrafted Material Components
    reactjs - A JavaScript library for building user interfaces
    material-ui - React components for faster and easier web development
    angular.io - Develop Across All Platforms
    Suri - your own link shortener that's easily deployed as a static site (for free)
    videoinput.js - client-side video input field with POST submissions
    SQL.js - a javascript SQL database. create a relational database and query it entirely in the browser
    emberjs - a productive, battle-tested JavaScript framework for building modern web applications
    nodejs.org - a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine
    gatsbyjs - a free and open-source framework based on React that helps developers build blazing-fast websites and apps
    Nextjs.org - React Framework
    Livewire - a full-stack framework for Laravel that makes building dynamic interfaces simple, without leaving the comfort of Laravel
    svelte.dev - js framework - runs at build time, converting your components into highly efficient imperative code that surgically updates the DOM
    procedural-gl.js - a library for creating 3D map experiences on the web, written in JavaScript and WebGL. It is built on top THREE.js
    Google News JS - an open-source package for scraping Google News data. It provides easy API access to main Google News features

    CSS Frameworks:

    XP.css - a framework to look like WinXP or Win98
    mono-color (download) - accessible HTML/CSS charts with markdown support
    ChartSS.css - a framework to provide flat mono or color controls
    newcss.net - basic, vanilla, classless CSS framework for simple sites of the only HTML
    w3.css - a modern CSS framework with support for desktop, tablet, and mobile design by default, is smaller and faster than similar CSS frameworks, was designed to be a high-quality alternative to Bootstrap, was designed to be smaller, faster, easier to learn, and easier to use, was also designed to be independent of jQuery or any other JavaScript library
    Bootstrap - the world’s most popular front-end open-source toolkit, featuring Sass variables and mixins, a responsive grid system, extensive prebuilt components, and powerful JavaScript plugins
    Foundation - The most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world
    bulma.io - a free, open-source CSS framework based on Flexbox and used by more than 200,000 developers
    skeleton - A dead simple, responsive boilerplate
    SPCSS - a simple and plain stylesheet for simple text-based websites. Demo <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/spcss@0.3.0">
    purecss.io - A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project
    groundworkcss - A Responsive HTML5, CSS and Javascript Framework
    cardinalcss - Cardinal is a modular, “mobile-first” CSS framework built with performance and scalability in mind
    powertocss - A versatile CSS Framework. Simple, light, and responsive
    muellergridsystem - a modular grid system for responsive/adaptive and non–responsive layouts, based on Compass
    bootflat - an open source Flat UI KIT based on Bootstrap 3.3.0 CSS framework
    Pattern.css - CSS only library to fill the empty background with beautiful patterns

    - by Brad Woods

    Programming Tools:

    code.visualstudio.com - Free. Built on open source. Runs everywhere (download x64 macOS Linux-deb Linux-rpm)
    Jetbrains.com - (freemium) - integrated IDE and multiple tools for development
    Pycharm - free python IDE (download link)  [>shift-click on syntax and jump to the source]
    Eclipse IDE (download page)
    JSFiddle - free, easy-to-use, HTML, JS, & CSS testing platform

    Miscellaneous Tools:

    Vagrant - provisioning software (download page) (download link)
    docker - a complete container solution (download page) (download x64 macOS Linux)
    selenium.dev - automates browsers. That's it! (download page) (download server) JAVA Required
    Appium - open-source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid, and mobile web apps. It drives iOS, Android, and Windows apps using the WebDriver protocol
    Ansible.com - Connecting more teams and allowing for more collaboration than ever before (sign up)
    Postman - sniff HTTP communications (download page) (download link x64)
    Explainshell.com - write down a command-line to see the help text that matches each argument
    datafold.com - simplifies data QA by enabling instant table comparison and profiling od SQL DBs
    Windows subsystem for Linux - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10     [WARNING: Security Holes Exposed]

    Coding Tools:

    Deep TabNine - deep learning to provide code completion suggestions (download page)
    GNU & GNU core utilities - Free Software Foundation
    >git - a free and open-source distributed version control system

    Learn Git Branching - Visual and interactive way to learn Git

    Coding Tools2:

    gec - a command-line utility written in Bash with convenience commands for using gocryptfs with git. making it possible to naively fallback to the underlying gocryptfs or git commands if a need should arise.
    GOMP (Git cOMPare) - a Git-based tool for comparing branches, designed to work with a rebase-oriented Git workflow
    regexr.com - online regex explorer tool (regex tutorial)
    Refined GitHub (chrome) - Simplifies the GitHub interface and adds useful features
    Semgrep - Lightweight static analysis for many languages. Find and block bug variants with rules that look like source code
    OneFuzz - A self-hosted Fuzzing-As-A-Service platform.  Enables continuous developer-driven fuzzing to proactively harden software prior to release
    TakeNote - a note-taking app for the web. You can use the demo app at takenote.dev. It is a static site without a database and does not sync your notes to the cloud
    qareplay - Smartest screen recorder, instant replay for bug reporting. Record steps to reproduce effortlessly
    Draw.io VS Code Integration - This unofficial extension integrates Draw.io into VS Code
    Streamlit.io - open-source app framework is the easiest way for data scientists and machine learning engineers to create beautiful, performant apps in only a few hours! All in pure Python. All for free

    Video Game Development:

    Unity3D - freemium integrated 3D video game middle-ware development environment (download page) (download link)
    Twine - an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories (download x64 macOS Linux)
    RPGmaker.net - RPG Maker VX Ace improves every aspect of RPG creation, making it not only the latest but also the greatest engine in the RPG Maker Series. With multiple tileset support, full auto shadow control, and a flexible features system, Ace gives you the most powerful RPG making tools ever
    WORK WITH INDIES - a single place to find all the cool jobs in indie games

    Video Game Miscellaneous Tools:

    Allegorithmic.com - Procedural texture plug-in for Unity
    Bolt - $70/once, soon free - Unity visual scripting plug-in (download page)
    DeltaDNA - A PRODUCT BY UNITY - Build intelligent long-term relationships with players using personalized engagement – powered by deep and rich data!
    Leanplum  - simplifies multi-channel campaigns to help you achieve engagement and revenue goals
    Unity Analytics - gives you the specific information you can use to tweak gameplay and offer the best possible experience on multiple platforms. And it helps you get the most out of your monetization efforts.
    Fast Inverse Square Root - The famous fast inverse square root is some mysterious code not written by programming legend John Carmack to calculate a fast approximation of 1/x1/\sqrt{x}1/x

    3D Modeling and Printing:

    Blender - free, open-source 3D modeling software (download page) (download x64 macOS Linux) (source)
    Cura - 3D Printing Software
    craftcloud3d.com - one-stop 3D printing service partner. Simply place your order through us and we’ll handle the rest


    TinkerCad - online CAD system, easy-to-use
    FreeCAD - an open-source parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size
    Archimedes - free and open-source CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software. For Architectural Illustrations.  It is a robust system built over Eclipse's Rich Client Platform fully based on plugins (download page) (download x64 macOS Linux)
    BRL-CAD - Hybrid CSG and B-rep kernel with innovative methods for unambiguous 3D geometry. Verification, validation, performant (download page)
    qcad - 2D CAD for Windows, Linux, and Mac (download page)


    Concise Encoding - The friendly data format for human & machine
    xkit.co - Build OAuth integrations in minutes.  fresh access tokens for 25+ apps in 5 lines of code. No backend needed.
    Real-Time License Plate Identification System - project implements a license plate identification system
    Igel - A machine learning tool that allows you to train/fit, test, and use models without writing code
    tidy-json-to-csv - Converts a subset of JSON to a set of tidy CSVs. Supports both streaming processing of input JSON and output of CSV, and so suitable for large files in memory-constrained environments
    Starfish - A Peer to Peer Authentication System, using bitcoin wallet encryption
    DAIN (Depth-Aware Video Frame Interpolation) - a depth-aware flow projection layer to synthesize intermediate flows that preferably sample closer objects than farther ones
    Sir.DB - simple database on the file system - JSON files organized into subdirectories for each table
    gron - Make JSON greppable! - gron transforms JSON into discrete assignments to make it easier to grep for what you want and see the absolute 'path' to it. It eases the exploration of APIs that return large blobs of JSON but have terrible documentation
    Build a Collaborative Chatbot with Google Sheets and TensorFlow - The Universal Sentence Encoder, recently released by Google AI, is one of these new models available via Tensorflow Hub
    Google Trends Data Downloader - two scripts designed to help you download daily data from Google Trends over longer periods of time
    QR-to-QR - enables two phones (with front cameras) to share text 
    salient - salient is a natural language processing and machine learning toolkit


    Citrine - Localized Programming Language
    C# -  programming language on the .NET platform (mono framework)
    C/C++ - Microsoft C++, C, and Assembler documentation
    Picat - a simple, and yet powerful, logic-based multi-paradigm programming language aimed for general-purpose applications
    PHP - a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
    Python - a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively
    jquery - a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library.
    Javascript - a lightweight, interpreted, or just-in-time compiled programming language with first-class functions

    Platforms: Databases, Messaging, Machine Learning:

    Microsoft SQL Server - Build intelligent, mission-critical applications using a scalable, hybrid data platform for demanding workloads (local) (azure)
    MySQL -  The most comprehensive set of advanced features, management tools, and technical support to achieve the highest levels of MySQL scalability, security, reliability, and uptime
    SQLite - SQLite is a C-language library that implements a small, fast, self-contained, high-reliability, full-featured, SQL database engine
    Oracle Database Cloud - A complete database solution to run all of your workloads more securely, whether it’s on-premises or autonomously managed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
    MongoDB - MongoDB is a general-purpose, document-based, distributed database built for modern application developers and for the cloud era
    Access - Access is an easy-to-use tool for creating business applications, from templates or from scratch
    OrbitDB - a serverless, distributed, peer-to-peer database. OrbitDB uses IPFS as its data storage and IPFS Pubsub to automatically sync databases with peers
    AWS RDS - cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backup
    Postgresql - a powerful, open-source object-relational database system with over 30 years of active development
    IBM Cloud - Upload, download, and transfer data to and from cloud databases on IBM Cloud for free
    Heroku - SQL
    AWS dynmoDB - noSQL
    Fauna - a flexible, developer-friendly, transactional database delivered to you as a secure, web-native API
    Redis - an open-source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker
    dapr.io - An event-driven, portable runtime for building microservices on cloud and edge
    Cloudstate.io - Distributed State Management for Serverless
    Tensorflow.org - end-to-end open-source machine learning platform
    Kafka - better throughput, built-in partitioning, replication, and fault-tolerance which makes it a good solution for large scale message processing applications


    starthouse.xyz - 600+ decks from the world's best startups
    ScaNN - ScaNN (Scalable Nearest Neighbors) is a method for efficient vector similarity search at scale. Tensor
    Algo-Visualiser - interactive visualizer which demonstrates the pro's and con's of various graph solving algorithms
    AutoML Python Package - Auto README.md
    Hosting your entire web application using S3 + CloudFront - another way to host a web application which is more elegant, cost-effective, and has no need for maintenance
    webcatalog.app - Magically turn any websites into Windows apps
    LiveCode - a modern-day HyperCard
    SeaweedFS - a distributed object store and file system to store and serve billions of files fast
    AWS Boilerplate - this boilerplate is to give you a production-ready code that reduces the amount of time you would normally have to spend on system infrastructure's configuration

    AWS - services explained in one line each

    prototype gif search

    Media Tools:

  • Colorize: DeOldify - A Deep Learning based project for colorizing and restoring old images and videos!
  • Audio Editor:  Audiomass.co - free, open-source, web-based Audio and Waveform Editor
    One Web Page Media Player:  player.html - One file drop-in video player web app for using MP4 video files served using basic directory listing
    Remove Video Background: Unscreen - (processing page)
    Real-time Image Animation: The Project is a real-time application in OpenCV using the first-order model
    AVIF online Converter: Squoosh.app - an image compression web app that allows you to dive into the advanced options provided by various image compressors for .AVIF files

    Image Editor:

    Gimp - Image Editor (download page) (download link)
    ImageMagick - (download page) (download x64 mac OS Linux) - Use ImageMagick® to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 200) including PNG, JPEG, GIF, HEIC, TIFF, DPX, EXR, WebP, Postscript, PDF, and SVG. Use ImageMagick to resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.

    Animated GIF:

    Ezgif.com - GIF animator - online service
    EXIF attribute editor: exiftool.org
    Online Group Viewing Apps:

    Netflix Party Player - Watch Netflix remotely with friends with Chrome (download page)
    watch2gether.com - Enjoy the internet in sync with your friends. Watch videos, listen to music or go shopping on Watch2Gether

    Video Converting:

    FFmpeg - (download x64 macOS Linux source) FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge.
    Hybrid - a multi-platform (Linux/Windows) Qt based frontend for a bunch of other tools which can convert nearly every input to x264/x265/Xvid/VP9/AV1... + ac3/ogg/mp3/aac/flac inside an mp4/m2ts/mkv/webm/mov/avi container, a Blu-ray or an AVCHD structure

    Video Codecs:

    K-Lite - robust package of codecs for video decoding (download page) (download link)
    LAV Filters - robust package of codecs for video decoding (download page) (download link)

    Visual Desktop Ruler:

    Pixel Rule - transparent ruler - (download page gone) - ***Better Version***
    A Ruler - wood-like looking ruler (download page) (download link)

    Screen Capture:

    >Keyboard Maestro script on macOS: - OCR – User-Selected Area Macro (v9.0.1) - Make it easy to OCR any selected region of your screen - 2019-08
    gifcap.dev - turn screen captures into gifs - online service
    extract.pics - Extract Images From any public website


    Screenotate.com - Take screenshots you can search for.  uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to recognize text in your screenshots. It's available for macOS and Windows
    openpaper.work - Paperwork, scan or import your documents and find them back in a snap (download Win10.x64 Linux) (source)
    Parsr - a minimal-footprint document (image, pdf, Docx, eml) cleaning, parsing and extraction toolchain which generates readily available, organized, and usable data in JSON, Markdown (MD), CSV/Pandas DF or TXT formats (Github)Tesseract on AWS Lambda – OCR as a service - how to run Tesseract on AWS Lambda to create OCR as a service accessible through REST API


    web-safe colors picker - w3schools.otg web-safe colors
    w3school.org color tools - a wide assortment of web-based color tools for web site building, programming, and art
    Paper Plotter - Create 3D plots out of paper
    Calligrapher.ai - Generate realistic handwriting with neural networks


    Steganography-based image integrity - Merkle tree nodes embedded into image chunks so that each chunk's integrity can be verified on its own
    Object Detection from 9 FPS to 650 FPS in 6 Steps - (python, ML) - a practical deep dive into making a specific deep learning model (Nvidia’s SSD300) run fast on a powerful GPU server, but the general principles apply to all GPU programming
    vision_blender - A Blender user-interface to generate synthetic ground truth data (benchmarks) for Computer Vision applications


    mobile-number@message.Alltel.com; mobile-number@text.wireless.alltel.com; number@mms.alltel.net (MMS); mobile-number@txt.att.net (SMS); mobile-number@mms.att.net (MMS); mobile-number@cingularme.com; mobile-number@mobile.mycingular.com; mobile-number@myboostmobile.com; mobile-number@sms.mycricket.com (SMS); mobile-number@mms.mycricket.com (MMS); mobile-number@mymetropcs.com; mobile-number@messaging.sprintpcs.com SMS); mobile-number@pm.sprint.com (MMS); mobile-number@page.nextel.com (SMS); mobile-number@messaging.nextel.com (Rich Messaging); mobile-number@VTEXT.COM (SMS); mobile-number@mypixmessages.com (MMS); mobile-number@tmomail.net (MMS); mobile-number@email.uscc.net (SMS); mobile-number@mms.uscc.net (MMS); mobile-number@vtext.com (SMS); mobile-number@vzwpix.com (MMS); mobile-number@vmobl.com (SMS); mobile-number@vmpix.com (MMS)

    macOS & iPhone Tools:

    Mono Framework - Cross-platform, open-source .NET framework
    supertag - a tag-based file system, written in Rust, that provides a unique view of your files by removing the hierarchy constraints typically imposed on files and folders. In other words, it allows you to think about your files not as objects stored in folders, but as objects that can be filtered by folders.


    Antivirus Zap - Secure your Mac from all malware, stop and prevent pop-up scams


    BackBlaze Unlimited Backup ($6/month) - Cloud storage that's astonishingly easy and low-cost
    EtreCheck - macOS system utility and monitoring
    Downie 4 (freemium/$20 one-time) - online downloader for online video from websites.
    DiskWarrior ($120) - The world's most advanced macOS repair and data recovery tool
    Coriolis Systems - Mac utility software, including its award-winning iPartition partitioning tool and iDefrag disk optimizer, as well as a handful of other products including VMOptimizer, Zipster, and a real-time AC-3 compatible encoder, Aura
    Objective-See - simple, yet effective OS X security tools
    Namebench  - a free networking software program that helps users find the fastest Domain Name System (DNS) for an enhanced browsing experience
    Monolingual -  a program for removing unnecessary language resources from macOS
    OnyX - a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the structure of the system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some Apple applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more
    lunar.fyi - Intelligent adaptive brightness for your external display
    iTerm2 - free and open-source terminal emulator that offers users a robust search tool coupled with auto-complete commands, multiple panes in independent sessions, multiple profile support, several customization options, etc
    Alacritty - cross-platform terminal emulator with a strong emphasis on simplicity and performance. It uses the system’s GPU to accelerate its performance, works well out of the box, and is both free and open-source
    AppCleaner - a small and simple application that will let you uninstall all those unwanted apps. Whenever you install an application, it distributes a number of files to your system while using the space from the hard drive unnecessarily
    Transmit 4 - one of the most liked file transfer applications which allows you to establish a connection with servers using FTP, Amazon S3, SFTP, and iDisk protocols. It comes with a simple and easy to use interface that allows you to download, upload and delete files
    DaisyDisk - Visualize your disk and free up the memory space by searching and removing unused files and folders
    ImageOptim - application offers an excellent way to make your Mac and iPad applications look smaller. It’s a great way to publish images on the internet. eliminating EXIF metadata like the camera’s serial number and GPS position etc. so that the images are published without any private data

    Maestro Scripts:

    >Keyboard Maestro script on macOS: - OCR – User-Selected Area Macro (v9.0.1) - Make it easy to OCR any selected region of your screen - 2019-08

    Power Tools

    Setapp.com - Full repertoire - Maintenance, Lifestyle, Productivity, Task Management, Developer Tools, Writing & Blogging, Education, Mac Hacks, Creativity, Personal Finance
    Alfred - Alfred is an award-winning app for macOS which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords, text expansion, and more. Search your Mac and the web, and be more productive with custom actions to control your Mac
    Mac keyboard shortcuts - By pressing certain key combinations, you can do things that normally need a mouse, trackpad, or other input device

    Cloud Storage:

    CloudMounter ($47.79) - Your Amazon S3 browser OS X and Windows


    Drawcon - (iOS) Draw Your Own App Icons


    Change menu bar color in macOS Big Sur - Simple utility to change macOS Big Sur menu bar color by appending a colored rectangle to a wallpaper image

    Linux Tools:

    Mono Framework - Cross-platform, open-source .NET framework
    i3wm.org - a tiling window manager for GNU/Linux and BSD
    GNU & GNU core utilities - Free Software Foundation
    >git - a free and open-source distributed version control system
    regexr.com - online regex explorer tool (regex tutorial)
    ripgrep (Linux) - recursively searches directories for a regex pattern (install)
    fzf (Linux) - A command-line fuzzy finder
    thefuck (Linux) - Magnificent app which corrects your previous console command
    Crush - an attempt to make a traditional command-line shell that is also a modern programming language
    YouCompleteMe (vim) - A code-completion engine for Vim
    Darling - Darling is a translation layer that lets you run macOS software on Linux


    scanimage - scan from the command line (scanimage is a command-line tool, in the sane-utils Debian package )


    Cronhub Scheduler - a job scheduler to automate workflows and run jobs on a recurring basis. Think of it as a friendlier alternative to traditional cron jobs

    Cloud Storage:

    Amazon S3 Authentication Tool for Curl - This Perl script calculates the proper signature, then calls Curl with the appropriate arguments.


    Freetype - included in the font stack on Unix, is quite complex

    Marketing Virility & Business:

    Building product-market fit with relationship marketing - This guide will teach you how to sustainably acquire new users, use marketing automation to onboard them into your product and grow them into satisfied, profitable customers through an approach called relationship marketing
    "Lessons Learned – Viral Marketing" - A short study of this web site reveals that a hugely important factor for success in startup companies is finding ways to acquire customers at a low cost
    "K Factor: What is your SaaS Company’s Viral Coefficient?" - by Mike Preuss - What is the K Factor/ Viral Coefficient? The K factor or viral coefficient measures how many new, secondary users, an individual new user helps you acquire over their lifetime
    Direct sales for SaaS startups – our experience and tips - Learning to listen. Direct sales tips for early-stage startups
    How to form a California LLC without a lawyer - Here’s the process I’ve used to start several California LLCs. I hope it’s helpful if you’re considering starting a business.  Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer. This is not legal advice.
    Nothing Exists Until You Sell It (20 min) - a landmark critical appraisal of the relationship between the advertising industry and psychoanalysis.  Assesses the story of the book’s reception, highlighting its extensive and surprising influence
    Startup Hiring 101: A Founder's Guide - This guide is for early-stage startups who have raised enough money to hire their initial team, (e.g. a $1-3M round). It’s meant for founders and founding teams with little to no knowledge about hiring
    Tactics To Accelerate Your Career: The Jamie Dimon Way - The importance of making the right moves in the early stages of your career
    areyouinterested.co - Validate your business ideas in bulk
    gabzzle - Generate cover photos for all social media
    RateMyCopy - How cliche is your copy? Enter the URL of your landing page and we'll tell you
    crello.com - Design your story for advertising layouts and platforms
    Enhance - Prioritize Your Leads Anywhere, Automatically
    trends.builtwith - Web and Internet Technology Usage Statistics
    Product Idea Prompts - Prompts for generating SaaS product ideas
    Startup Financial Modeling, Part 1: What is a Financial Model? - Troy Henikoff (former Techstars Chicago Accelerator Managing Director) regarding the best approach for founders to take when building a financial model
    Aeqium - Visualize and understand your compensation across salary, bonus, and equity grants
    Pitchwall - Pitch your idea and drive free traffic to your website
    Linking Product Design to Human Wants - form, time, shipping, location, image, confidence, facilitating, and customizing. These are things that create utilities for customers
    leave.design - Get your Pitch Deck updated instantly by a professional designer - Update my design for $1
    ratemyinvestor - Building a Transparent Startup Ecosystem
    6 Best Testing Techniques for Mobile Applications - What are the biggest quality assurance challenges and the best mobile testing techniques to address them?
    Breaking Down What Makes a Great Product Designer - The skills, traits, and responsibilities every product designer needs to know to land a great job and get ahead


    Starlite - material could supposedly resist temperatures up to 10,000 degrees Celsius, having undergone testing by NASA and the Atomic Weapons Establishment in the UK
    Corn Starch, 10% Baking Soda & and enough white glue to turn it into a putty - that's it
    anyleaf.org - Arduino, RaspberryPi, embedded lab-grade digital pH and ORP circuit $20/$60-with probe
    PirateBox 1.1 DIY - PirateBox is an anonymous offline mobile file-sharing and communications system built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware

    Snapcast - a multiroom client-server audio player, where all clients are time synchronized with the server to play perfectly synced audio. It's not a standalone player, but an extension that turns your existing audio player into a Sonos-like multiroom solution.  One of the most generic ways to use Snapcast is in conjunction with the music player daemon (MPD) or Mopidy.
    Deep-SloMo - an application of Computational Photography to enhance the slow-motion video capturing capabilities of cameras by leveraging dual camera setups
    GENE (Gyrokinetic Electromagnetic Numerical Experiment) -  an open-source plasma microturbulence code which can be used to efficiently compute gyroradius-scale fluctuations and the resulting transport coefficients in magnetized fusion/astrophysical plasmas
    molbiotools.com - DNA Sequence Tools, Text and Data Tools & Calculators

    Paid Subscriptions:

    allisonhouse - The data you trust and the weather display you want
    PageWatch - Catch embarrassing website errors before any of your users do
    spike.sh - We alert you of your incidents via Phone call, SMS, Slack, and Email before your customers do
    pipl - interact with searchable databases, member directories, court records, and other deep internet search content to offer you a detailed snapshot of a person
    CallsRedirect - ($4/mnth; $0.035/min calling) Get business calls on your cell phone. With no internet, no app, and no desk phone. Calls are marked as business calls. Business Phone Numbers - Calls Forwarded To Cell Phone - Voicemails & Faxes Sent To Email