DS4Windows is a system utility that tricks Windows into thinking a PS4 controller is an Xbox 360/Xbox One controller. This is extremely useful because built-in Xbox controller support for PC games is much higher than the DualShock 4.
Remove.bg is a website that helps you remove backgrounds from images and photos without needing heavy software such as Photoshop. Let’s take a look at how it works.
Photopea is a web-based image editor that some claim is the equivalent of Photoshop. While I’m sure this is not 100% true, it comes awfully close to what I remember Photoshop being like. Let’s see how it holds up.
Paint.net is a photo editor with an easy to use interface. If you don’t need something heavy duty like Photoshop, but need something slightly above the classic MS Paint, Paint.net fits the bill perfectly. I feel like this program doesn’t get talked about enough these days.
xBrowserSync is a free and open source utility for Chrome (and Chromium-based browsers), Firefox, and Android. Users can use it to sync their bookmarks across browsers and devices. It’s a nice way to not rely on a major company’s own sync service such as Google, Microsoft, etc.
For those that prefer dark backgrounds or just want to “dark mode” all the things, Dark Reader is a browser extension that will automatically convert all websites into dark themes.
The Vivaldi browser is based on Chromium (like most other browsers these days) and is available for a multitude of platforms. The appeal of Vivaldi is its power user features not found in competing software. I take a look at Vivaldi 2.9.
Bandizip is a file archiver that can compress and extract in a variety of formats which include .zip, .rar, .7z, and way more than I can list. It was only available for Windows for many years, but there is now a Mac version as well. It’s got a few useful features that make it stand out from the endless list of other software in this category.
Nano Adblocker is an ad blocking extension for Chrome. Used in conjunction with the support extension Nano Defender, you will never run into advertising on the web again. Find out why I recommend Nano over uBlock Origin and Adblock Plus. Edit: I no longer recommend it because the extension was SOLD and is now considered malware.