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The following (incomplete) list contains lots and lots of stuff that I like and that I want to let other people now about. This includes all types of software, comics, movies and much more.

Services
Title Description
Let's Encrypt Certificates 

Let's Encrypt is a certificate authority that provides free X.509 certificates for Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption via an automated process designed to eliminate the current complex process of manual creation, validation, signing, installation, and renewal of certificates for secure websites.

It replaced StartSSL™ as the "standard" way of getting free certificates, especially since StartCom® lost it's reputation after being aquired by the Chinese certifcate authority WoSign™ who apparenly didn't take security that seriously.

Link: Let's Encrypt website

Software
Title Description
7-Zip 

7-Zip is a free file archiver with a high compression ratio. It supports creating archives in the most commonly used formats such as 7z, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and ZIP and contains unpacking support for a lot more.

Link: 7-Zip website

Audacity 

Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. It offers some neat effects and post-processing capabilities which can be extended with VST plug-ins.

Link: Audacity Website

Clementine 

Clementine is a modern music player and library organizer inspired by Amarok 1.4, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing music. It provides easy access to Internet radio stations such as RadioTunes and Digitally Imported and comes with built-in support for cloud hosting platforms such as Dropbox, Google Drive and more.

The player can be remote-controlled using the Clementine Remote app for Android devices.

Link: Clementine website

FileZilla 

FileZilla is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface. It is distributed free of charge for Windows, Linux, *BSD and Mac OS X.

Link: FileZilla website

Inkscape 

Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It's free and open source.

Link: Inkscape website

KeePass Password Safe 

KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

I'm using this amazing little freeware for Windows to organize about 250 different passwords and it's the best password management solution I've seen so far.

Link: KeePass website

Launchy 

Launchy is a free cross-platform utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.

Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!

Link: Launchy website

Notepad++ 

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Contrary to the original Notepad application delivered with Microsoft® Windows®, it's capable of handling Unix style linebreaks natively which makes it my number 1 choice for editing cross-platform files.

Link: Notepad++ website

TweetDeck 

TweetDeck, now maintained by Twitter itself, is my favorite Twitter client for the desktop. Tweets of different types can be organized in columns which can also be filtered to remove unwanted content. The alert feature informs about tweets of interest like mentions or direct messages.

Link: TweetDeck website

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