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Table of Contents
- Web Browsing Extensions
- Windows Tools and Apps + Websites
- Cloud Storage Providers
- How To Proxy 'any' Website Using Cloudflare Workers
- Password Protect & Hide Windows Files & Folders!
- How to block Ads and Trackers for free on iOS, MAC OS & Android
- How To Sideload Unlimited Apps / IPAs Which Never Expire - NO JAILBREAK [iOS 14 - 15.4.1 Only]
- How To Deploy A Mirror Bot On Heroku Using CLI
- Google Shared Drives + One Drive Generators
- Activate Windows & Office Products!
Web Browsing Extensions
These are add-ons for your web browser which make your web experience ad-free, more private and streamlined.
We recommend Microsoft Edge.
It is windows native, performs great and uses least amount of resources. Privacy in browsers is a heated topic. The best privacy practice is to use good extensions and use your brain while surfing the web. Edge offers Sleeping Tabs, Startup Boost, Browser Sync, SmartScreen, Password Monitor, Tracking Prevention, Vertical Tabs, Collections, Web Capture, Immersive Reader and Automatic Coupon code finding during online checkout.
Alternate Browsers. Use these if you don't trust Microsoft with your data.
- Mozilla Firefox
- Libre Wolf Privacy centric fork of Firefox.
- Ungoogled Chromium
- uBlock Origin
An efficient ad blocker add-on for various browsers. Fast, potent, and lean.
This extension will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy when browsing through the internet.
- Canvas Fingerprint Defender
Defending against canvas fingerprinting by reporting a fake value.
- I still don't care about cookies
Get rid of cookie warnings from almost all websites!
- Privacy Badger
Privacy Badger automatically learns to block invisible trackers.
- Reddit Enhancement Suite
A suite of modules that enhance your Reddit browsing experience
- SponsorBlock for YouTube
Skip sponsorships, subscription begging and more on YouTube videos. Report sponsors on videos you watch to save others' time.
FastForward is the successor of Universal Bypass, a browser extension that can bypass annoying link shorteners, so you don't need to waste your time trying to get to your destination link.
- Old Reddit Redirect
Dislike Reddit's redesign? Old Reddit Redirect will ensure that you always load the old (old.reddit.com) design instead.
Buster is a browser extension which helps you to solve difficult captchas automatically by completing reCAPTCHA audio challenges using speech recognition. Challenges are solved by clicking on the extension button at the bottom of the reCAPTCHA widget.
- Scroll to Top
Add a stylish scroll-to-top button for all websites.
- Hover Zoom+
Hover your mouse over any image on the supported websites and this open source extension will automatically enlarge the image to its full size, making sure that it still fits into the browser window.
Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Color Analyzer and other colorful goodies for your browser.
An open source user script manager.
Windows Tools and Apps + Websites
- KDE Connect
Control PC from mobile. Virtual trackpad. Air drop files from iOS / Android to Windows and back. Get notifications. Clipboard sync. Browse phone from PC.
Filelight is an application to visualise the disk usage on your computer.
- Flow Launcher
Quick File Search & App Launcher for Windows.
- Ambie White Noise
Play white noise and nature sounds to help you focus, sleep, or unwind. Help you and your loved ones sleep. Focus on work or studies. Unwind after a long day.
A full-featured screen capture tool, Intuitive image editor, colour picker, colour palette, pixel-ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more.
- Microsoft PowerToys
Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity.
Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers.
FileBot is the ultimate tool for renaming and organizing your movies, TV shows and Anime. Match and rename media files against online databases, download artwork and cover images, fetch subtitles, write metadata, and more, all at once in matter of seconds.
PRemoteM is a modern personal remote session manager and launcher. It is a single place to manage all your remote sessions supporting number of different protocols.
Windows Sysinternals is a suite of more than 70 freeware utilities that was initially developed by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell that is used to monitor, manage and troubleshoot the Windows operating system.
- Safing Portmaster
Pi-hole alternative. Block ads & trackers system wide. Monitor all network activity. Manually allow or block connections. Auto-block via selected filter lists. Enforce DNS-over-TLS. Configure settings for different networks. Set global & per‑app settings.
One of the best video player for Windows. Offers wide range of settings and customizations, as well as lightweight nature and supports a large variety of media formats and codecs.
- mpv.net GUI Version of MPV with settings menu etc.
ClipClip is a free clipboard management software for Windows that will revolutionize the way you copy and paste. ClipClip makes it possible to copy multiple texts, images or files to your clipboard. You can then browse or search through these Latest Clips, or convert them to Saved Clips so you can assign a title and organize them into folders to use later on.
- Traffic Monitor
TrafficMonitor is a network monitoring software with floating window feature for Windows. It displays the current internet speed and CPU and RAM usage. There are also other capabilities like an embedded display in the taksbar, changeable display skins, and historical traffic statistics.
Share links and files between all your devices and send text messages from any device. See phone notifications.
- Font Identifier
Upload a picture to this webpage and it’ll identify the font. Shazam but for fonts.
AI tool to automatically remove text, objects etc. from images.
GUI for YT-DLP which allows you to download videos from hundreds of websites.
- RedKetchup Image Resizer
Resize an image in pixels, percentage, or ratio online. Downscale or upscale using filters and sharpening. Supports the PNG, JPEG, WEBP, HEIC, GIF, ICO, TIFF, BMP, and SVG formats.
Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads.
- Use this to reset the trial.
- Proton VPN
The free version is fantastic and offers great speeds. 10 MB/s+ regularly. Servers in Netherlands, US and Japan.
qBittorrent is a cross-platform free and open-source BitTorrent client.
7-Zip is a free and open-source file archiver, a utility used to place groups of files within compressed containers known as "archives". It allows you to open .ZIP, .TAR, .RAR etc.
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform.
Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages and is packed full of features.
calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager. It’ll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software.
Powerful per application volume control for Windows.
Free Hardware Analysis, Monitoring and Reporting. In-depth Hardware Information, Real-Time System Monitoring, Reporting & more.
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system : Processor name and number, codename, process, package, cache levels. Mainboard and chipset. Memory type, size, timings, and module specifications (SPD). Real time measurement of each core's internal frequency, memory frequency.
- DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve is a free alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro and the world’s only solution that combines video editing, colour correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post production all in one software tool! Its elegant, modern interface is fast to learn and easy for new users, yet powerful for professionals.
AutoHotkey is a free, open-source scripting language for Windows that allows users to easily create small to complex scripts for all kinds of tasks such as: form fillers, auto-clicking, macros, etc.
- Lively Wallpaper
Animated desktop wallpapers, bring your desktop to life! Lively is a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Project. A great free alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
- Revo Uninstaller
Revo Uninstaller is described as 'Application uninstaller tool for cleaning up failed/uninstalled or removing all traces of application files and registry keys. Monitors for changes made by installers and applications therefore and can undo these changes when uninstalling'. Paid but offers 30 day free trial without CC.
An alternative to Revo is Bulk Crap Uninstaller It has lesser features but still good. Open source.
f.lux is a cross-platform computer program that adjusts a display's color temperature according to location and time of day, offering functional respite for the eyes. The program is designed to reduce eye strain during night-time use, helping to reduce disruption of sleep patterns. Offers way more features and colour temperatures than Windows Night Light.
HandBrake is a free and open-source transcoder for digital video files. HandBrake's backend contains comparatively little original code; the program is an integration of many third-party audio and video libraries, both codecs (such as FFmpeg, x264, and x265) and other components such as video deinterlacers (referred to as "filters"). These are collected in such a manner to make their use more effective and accessible (e.g., so that a user does not have to transcode a video's audio and visual components in separate steps, or with inaccessible command-line utilities).
A frontend for Windows Firewall that lets you whitelist applications allowed to connect to the internet. No more phoning home without your permission.
Open source password management solutions for individuals, teams, and business organizations.
Sandboxie is a sandbox-based isolation software for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows NT-based operating systems. It creates a sandbox-like isolated operating environment in which applications can be run or installed without permanently modifying local & mapped drives or the windows registry. An isolated virtual environment allows controlled testing of untrusted programs and web surfing.
Directory Tree Exporter. For a wide variety of occasions, lists of files or directories are required: perhaps you need an index of some files or folders from a CD, DVD, hard drive or memory stick, maybe you would like to have an overview over your file collections. With this tool, creating file lists is no longer a lot of effort! It is enough to drag files or folders onto the program in order to get them listed.
- Arclab Dir2HTML
Create a HTML Index of your Files and Folders. Highly customizable.
- Bulk Rename Utility
Bulk Rename Utility allows you to easily rename files and entire folders based upon extremely flexible criteria. Add date/time stamps, replace numbers, insert text, convert case, add auto-numbers, process folders and sub-folders....plus a whole lot more!
It allows users to peek into a file content in lightning speed by just pressing the Space key.
JDownloader is a free, open-source download management tool with a huge community that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be. Users can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwith limitations, auto-extract archives and much more.
- NirSoft Tools Collection
A unique collection of small and useful freeware utilities.
A cleaner tool to preserve privacy. It can secure-delete files, folders, program's history, cache and temporary files.
- JPEG View
A lean, fast and highly configurable image viewer/editor with a minimal GUI.
The easiest, fastest way to update or install software. Ninite downloads and installs programs automatically in the background.
- Winget GUI
The main goal of this project is to create an intuitive GUI for the most common CLI package managers for Windows 10 and Windows 11, such as Winget, Scoop and Chocolatey.
- Voidtools Everything
Let's you search your entire pc for any file or folder instantly.
It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site's relative link-structure.
A great alternative to K Lite Codec Pack for adding thumbnails to file explorer. Icaros is a collection of lightweight, high quality, Windows Shell Extensions, which is capable of providing Windows Explorer thumbnails for essentially any video media filetype. Icaros can provide Windows Explorer thumbnails, for essentially any video media format supported by FFmpeg which includes popular filetypes such as: Mkv, Flv, Avi, Mp4, Mov, Rmvb, M2ts, Ogm etc. It is capable of thumbnailing just about any file by adding its extension(s) to the optional filetypes box and re-activating Icaros.
ActivityWatch is an app that automatically tracks how you spend time on your devices. It can be used to keep track of your productivity, time spent on different projects, bad screen habits, or just to understand how you spend your time.
Enable 2FA for your favourite sites. Go beyond the password and protect yourself from hackers and account takeovers.
- Stardock Fences
Declutter and beautify your desktop. Automatically organize your desktop apps, files, and folders on Windows.
libDrive is a Google Drive media library manager and indexer, similar to Plex, that organizes Google Drive media to offer an intuitive and user-friendly experience. Browser based and doesn't need powerful servers like Plex does. Streams straight from Google Drive and uses Cloudflare workers to turbo speed the stream.
Audio Band allows you to display song information from various sources directly in the taskbar. Supports Spotify + variety of audio players.
Get portable version of various apps. Use PortableApps.com for your personal apps on your work PC or for your work apps on your personal PC.
MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert DVD, Blu-ray, UHD and AVCHD discs that you own into MKV. The only thing MakeMKV does - it remuxes/changes the video clips from the disk into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way(no video and audio reconversion). The MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters.
A webapp which integrates with your Spotify account. Free. Manage your playlists, discover brand new tracks, and much more!
Last.fm is a music website founded in 2002. Using a music recommender system called "Audioscrobbler", Last.fm builds a detailed profile of each user's musical taste by recording details of the tracks the user listens to, either from Internet radio stations, or the user's computer or many portable music devices. This information is transferred ("scrobbled") to Last.fm's database either via the music player (including, among others, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, MusicBee, SoundCloud, and Anghami) or via a plug-in installed into the user's music player. The data is then displayed on the user's profile page and compiled to create reference pages for individual artists.
Kodi turns any computer, smartphone, or tablet into a digital set-top box or streamer, giving users the ability to stream files from the internet, a home network, or local storage. Unlike other TV streamers such as Apple TV, Chromecast 3rd Generation, and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, Kodi isn’t held back by licensing or a curated app store. The software lets you download a range of community-made apps or add-ons and watch whatever you like.
- Aesthetic Skin - Arctic: Zephyr - Reloaded
- How to Install Post or How to Install Video - A rough guide since this is for Artic Zephyr 2.
- CopyTrans HEIC
With CopyTrans HEIC, you can preview and browse HEIC images (iPhone Format) through Windows Explorer. Supports thumbnail generation for HEIC. You don’t have to run any additional software! Browse your photos or send them to print – all without converting to JPEG.
- You will need to enable classic Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 11 to open HEIC files. It is much faster than Photos app as well. Enable Classic Windows Photo Viewer by downloading and running this registry file.
Cloud Storage Providers
How To Proxy 'any' Website Using Cloudflare Workers
- Sign up on https://www.cloudflare.com/ if not already.
- Click on workers tab.
- Choose a subdomain where you would like to see your workers.
- *such as zyx.subdomain.workers.dev
- *here zyx will be replaced by your future worker names.
- *the subdomain will stay same for all future workers.
- After selecting subdomain click on create a service/worker.
- Name your new worker anything you want.
- Click create.
- Click quick edit.
- Click next.
- Delete existing code.
- Paste the following code there.
- Two sets of code have been provided.
- Try the CODE I first.
- If it doesn't work, try CODE II.
- If both don't work, website can't be proxied using this method.
Replace 1337x with whatever you named your new worker.
Replace subdomain with whatever you set your subdomain to.
Replace 1337x.to with the website you want to be proxied.
Don't enter https://1337x.to/
BOOM you can access your proxied website at 1337x.subdomain.workers.dev
Enjoy and cheers!
Not all websites can be proxied. Either because the websites don't want to be proxied or because can't be proxied through cloudflare workers or because cloudflare itself doesn't support them.
Leaving some sample workers. Feel free to use them.
Password Protect & Hide Windows Files & Folders!
Ever wanted to lock and hide your windows files and folders behind a password? The windows hide option is just not secure enough? Worry not!
BAT FILE DOWNLOAD
- Download the FolderLocker.BAT file from the link above or copy the code from underneath.
- Edit the BAT file in a text editor and replace where it says Your-Password-Here with your own password. Ctrl + S.
- Double click the .bat file and it will create a folder named Locker.
- Add any files and/or folders to this Locker folder.
- Double click the .BAT file again and enter your password to lock the folder.
- The folder will disappear.
- In order to access the folder again, double click the FolderLocker.BAT file.
- It will ask for the password that you previously set.
- Input the password and press enter.
- You will gain access to your locked folder!
- To lock the folder again, double click on the .BAT file again.
How to block Ads and Trackers for free on iOS, MAC OS & Android
- Visit AhaDNS Blitz using Safari.
- Tick all the options you want.
- After selecting the options click on Download Apple mobileconfig button.
- Click allow when the pop up appears.
- Go to Settings > General > VPN, DNS & Device Management.
- Click on Downloaded Profile.
- Click on AhaDNS Blitz.
- Click on Install.
- Enter passcode if you have.
- Click Next.
- Click Install.
- Click Install when the popup appears.
- Enjoy System wide ad blocking on iOS!
- Visit AhaDNS Blitz using any browser.
- Tick all the options you want.
- After selecting the options click on Copy URL button.
- Or you can use our URL
- Or you can use our URL
- Download Nebulo DNS app.
- Open app.
- Select DNS over HTTPS.
- Click on server button.
- Click on add server.
- Enter the copied URL from bullet point 3 of this guide.
- Disable battery optimization for Nebulo app in Android settings.
- Make sure to enable always on for Nebulo in Android VPN settings.
- Enjoy System wide ad blocking on Android!
- The steps for Mac OS are similar to iOS.
- Press “Allow” if asked to allow download of mobileconfig file above.
- Double-click the downloaded mobileconfig file.
- You should now get a pop-up telling you to review the profile in System Preferences.
- Go to System Preferences → Profiles.
- Enable the downloaded profile.
- Done! You’re now using encrypted DNS over HTTPS in all your networks.
How To Sideload Unlimited Apps / IPAs Which Never Expire - NO JAILBREAK [iOS 14 - 15.4.1 Only]
An app has been released which allows you to install or sideload unlimited IPA's and the best thing is they will never expire unlike with AltStore and Sideloadly.
How To Deploy A Mirror Bot On Heroku Using CLI
PRERQUISTIES - GETTING CREDENTIALS.JSON
- Visit the Google Cloud Console
- Make sure you're using the right google account, if you're not, change it first. After that, press Create Project.
- Name it whatever and press Create (This is using edu mail here so the organization is present. If you're using normal gmail, just set the organization to No organization).
- Go to the OAuth Consent tab
- Press external, and press Create
- Fill app name whatever you want
- Fill User support email and developer contact information with your google account, and ignore other configs. Press Save and Continue.
- Skip the scopes step
- Add your google account as tester, press Save and Continue.
- Press back to dashboard
- Press Credentials tab > Create Credentials > OAuth client ID.
- Select Desktop and name it whatever you want
- This will appear, download it.
- Rename the downloaded file to
PRERQUISTIES - GETTING TOKEN.PICKLE
- Visit Google API page
- Search for drive
- Press Google Drive API and enable it.
- Install Python from here
- Use the Windows installer (64-bit)
- Install GIT from here
- Use the 64-bit Git for Windows Setup.
- Install Heroku CLI from here
Make sure to add both Python and GIT to PATH during the installation. The option is present during installation. Just remember to select it.
- Create a folder called BOTS on your PC.
- Navigate to File Explorer address bar while you are inside the folder.
- Delete existing entry.
- Type cmd and hit enter.
- This will open a CMD prompt window.
pip install google-api-python-client google-auth-httplib2 google-auth-oauthliband hit enter.
- Copy and paste
git clone https://github.com/anasty17/mirror-leech-telegram-bot mirrorbot/ && cd mirrorbot
- This will clone the repo and make a folder on your PC called mirrorbot.
- Copy the credentials.json file which you had generated and downloaded earlier and paste it into the mirrorbot folder.
- Go back to CMD window which is opened and type
python3 generate_drive_token.pyand hit enter.
- It will show you a URL. Copy the URL and paste it inside a browser and open it.
- Follow the steps inside browser and accept everything.
- You'll get your authorization code. Copy that and paste inside terminal and press enter.
- Your token.pickle will be generated and can be found inside mirrorbot folder.
PRERQUISTIES - GENERATING SERVICE ACCOUNTS
- To generate service accounts, go back to CMD and paste the following and hit enter.
- Copy the link and open it in a new tab, connect it to your google account, and paste the authorization code you just got.
- You're bound to get this error since it's the first time you're making service accounts with that google account. Copy the link after Enabling it by visiting and opening it in a new tab.
- Enable it.
- To generate service accounts, go back to CMD and paste the following and hit enter.
- Wait and you'll get an accounts folder with all the service accounts credentials files. It is recommended to add all the service accounts to a Google Group. You can then add the google group to your team drive which you will be using for the mirror bot.
- Open the config.env file inside mirrorbot folder with Notepad and insert your values.
- BOT TOKEN - The Telegram Bot Token that you got from @BotFather.
- GDRIVE FOLDER ID - The folder ID where you will be storing the mirrored files. It is the thing which comes after folders/ in a Google Drive URL. Here the folder ID will be
- OWNER ID - The Telegram User ID (not username) of the Owner of the bot. Get it from userinfobot
- TELEGRAM_API - This is to authenticate your Telegram account for downloading Telegram files. You can get this from https://my.telegram.org.
- TELEGRAM_HASH - This is to authenticate your Telegram account for downloading Telegram files. You can get this from https://my.telegram.org.
- AUTHORIZED_CHATS - Fill user_id and chat_id of groups/users you want to authorize. Separate them by space. Get it from userinfobot
- SUDO_USERS - Fill user_id of users whom you want to give sudo permission. Separate them by space.
- BASE_URL_OF_BOT - For Heroku fill https://yourappname.herokuapp.com
- SEARCH_API_LINK - Search api app link. Get your api from deploying this repository.
- MEGA_API_KEY - Mega.nz API key to mirror mega.nz links. Get it from Mega SDK Page
- MEGA_EMAIL_ID - E-Mail ID used to sign up on mega.nz for using premium account
- MEGA_PASSWORD - Password for mega.nz account.
- Here is how your config.env should look like, with your values filled where necessary:
- After editing the config.env and adding your values do Ctrl+S to save the file.
- Go back to the open CMD window.
- Now copy/paste
git checkout herokuand hit enter.
- Now copy/paste
git add . -fand hit enter.
- Now copy/paste the following two lines and hit enter.
- Now copy/paste
git commit -m tokenand hit enter.
- Now copy/paste
heroku loginand hit enter.
- Follow the on screen instructions.
- Now copy/paste
heroku create --region us YOURAPPNAMEand hit enter.
- Replace YOURAPPNAME with whatever you will like your mirrorbot app on heroku to be called.
- Now copy/paste
heroku git:remote -a YOURAPPNAMEand hit enter.
- Replace YOURAPPNAME with the heroku app name you picked in previous step.
- Now copy/paste
heroku stack:set containerand hit enter.
- Now copy/paste
git push heroku heroku:master -fand hit enter.
YOUR BOT SHOULD BE DEPLOYED SHORTLY!
BOT COMMANDS TO BE SENT TO @BotFather
- Use /setcommands
Google Shared Drives + One Drive Generators
Try different ones and different domains. Some go extinct so you gotta try them all if one is not working. Don't store personal documents, images and videos as the admins can see all the files if they want.
GOOGLE SHARED DRIVES
Activate Windows & Office Products!
- Download Windows & MS Office Products from here.
- Use Rufus to create installation media in case you want to install Windows.
- Follow what's here to activate windows and/or MS Office products.
Backup of some scripts incase Github goes down.