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5 useful utilities for Windows 10


Windows 10 is ready to go right out of the box. It is more powerful and advanced than any other version of Windows, but, unfortunately, it also lacks everything that can be useful in your work.

Here are 5 apps to help you get the most out of your system, save time, and add new features to your computer.



The stock image processing tools in Windows are far from perfect. Their settings are sparse, and sometimes they can work slowly or incorrectly. XnView has all the tools that are most commonly applied to photos: crop, rotate, comment, watermark, print, scan, convert, rate, sort, and more. Using the built-in file explorer, you can easily find images scattered all over your computer and open in one program.


This is a simple application that allows you to quickly switch between different audio or recording devices. If speakers, microphone and headphones are connected to your computer, AudioSwitch will become an indispensable tool. It will save you from having to go into Windows settings and change sound parameters in each program separately. Hotkey support speeds up your work with AudioSwitch even more.



Is there a quick and intuitive way to take a screenshot of the screen in Windows using stock tools alone? Unfortunately no. The keyboard has a Print Screen key, but nothing happens when you press it. In fact, the screenshot is simply copied into the computer's memory, and to view it, you need to launch a graphics editor. There are too many actions, and it is not always immediately clear whether you managed to screen what you wanted, or you have to repeat the operation. Therefore, it makes sense to install a convenient utility for taking screenshots on your computer.

Greenshot are customizable keyboard shortcuts for screen capture, area selection, autosave to dedicated folder, and editing. The best thing about it is that when capturing the screen, there is a magnifier for enlarging the area and making precise selections. This way, you don't have to waste time later on launching the editor, cropping the screenshot and saving it.

Notepad ++


Windows Notepad is one of those programs that both beginners and experts use. Notepad ++ is an extended version of standard notepad. In addition to the fact that it opens, edits and converts files of almost any format, which contains any text information, it is also an indispensable tool for working with program code. Reading complex files makes it easier to highlight fragments with a specific color.



Rainmeter is a unique tool that allows you to place analogs of Android widgets on the Windows desktop. For example, it can be used to add a sound equalizer, a tool for displaying the name of a track or load on a computer. Rainmeter transforms your Windows desktop into a convenient place to be productive.

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Author: Jake Pinkman