My computer died last fall. It just stopped booting. I had some knowledge of the inner workings of computers. I guessed that the motherboard fried.
So I bought a new computer. I had been working on the cloud as much as possible, so I didn’t have to install much software on my new computer.
To the uninitiated, “the cloud” is a fancy way of talking about data stored on the Internet. But there is still some software I use on my computer, offline, and not in the cloud.
Here are the first ten apps I installed on my new Windows computer:
- Google Chrome – my web browser of choice
- Google Drive – for syncing my files with the cloud
- Flux – for keeping the blue light out of my eyes at night
- Scrivener – for outlining and writing my first drafts
- Hemingway – for editing my writing for simplicity and active words
- Grammarly – for editing my writing for grammar, word usage, and originality
- Paint.net – for most image editing
- Gimp 2 – for opening PSD image files
- FileZilla – for uploading website files
- Notepad++ – for editing code