Note the platforms in the bracket for each software are only the platforms I use the software, not all platforms that software supports.
The most powerful code editor that works very well on both Windows and Linux.
When I need a slim code editor, Notepad++ is a good choice.
I've been using Far File Manager for about 20 years and I will continue using it. It's a little out of date nowadays but it's still a very good file manager.
I use VS to develop cross platform projects.
I don't use Qt that often nowadays, but Qt is still one my favorite framework and Qt creator is a pretty good C++ IDE.
I only use Windows as the host OS. When I need to run Linux, I run it in VirtualBox.
Great PHP and web server for local development.
I always believe GUI for version control system is more productive than command line.
My favorite SQL servers viewer and management tool. I wish it would not crash that a lot...
It's enough for me to manage my personal servers.
I'm not a graphics artist, but some times I need to do some simple image manipulation. I've been using an old image software for years, seems it's not good idea to investigate time on that. Now I start learning GIMP, most likely I will use it for quite long time.
An awesome free screenshot capture software.
I use it to capture video.
My favorite video and audio player.
My favorite image viewer.
I write little script to call ffmpeg to split videos.
I use Inkscape to edit SVG images.
My favorite video player on mobile phone.
Android screen capture.
Free yet powerful audio process software.
Free video software.
Very powerful tuner and metronome.
Music instrument tuner for Win10.
Simple and easy to use metronome.
Audio spectrum analyzer.
Metronome on desktop. It' much uglier than most other metronome, but I like to input numbers for tempo, instead of annoying mouse dragging on the timing hand.
My favorite PDF reader on both desktop and mobile phone.
I use PDFCreator to convert PDF to images.
I'm not a native English speaker, so I need a good dictionary.
Free, slim, no advertises, no spyware, no crappy ware, no information stealer, no extra crappy programs. If you used some popular downloaders made by Chinese companies, you understand what I mean :-)