It is perhaps not the most popular topic in some quarters, but as I used the copy of Windows on my gaming PC to write the initial content for my Gemini capsule, I felt that it was only fair for me to share some of the productivity tools that I found useful while I was doing that.

Some of the programs listed below require a paid license and may not be available on Linux or macOS:

I am pleased to see that Windows Terminal and WinGet are now included by default in Windows 11, but it is annoying that users still have to manually upgrade PowerShell.

While it was fun experimenting with Pegasus Mail and Corel WordPerfect, I quickly reverted back to using Mozilla Thunderbird and LibreOffice instead. Fortunately, the Windows ports for both of those open source programs are excellent.