Notepads is not an alternative to Visual Studio Code, but it’s a great alternative to Notepad, Windows 10 default text editor. An alternative that Microsoft should have offered a long time ago, imo.
It’s open source, it’s fast and it sports a modern UI (aka a clean and simple interface, supporting Dark mode, with tabs). And Markdown support is planned too, btw.
It’s available as a beta on GitHub, but I have had no issue for the week or so I’ve been using it.
To encrypt a drive, or to make an encrypted image of a folder, using strong encryption, Mac users have Disk Utility. What do we have under Windows? Continue reading Disk and folder encryption under Windows
Some of them are obvious, others not so. If I was to select a few, I’d say points 2, 3, 4, 6 and 11 are the most interesting if you’re new to Windows, while still avoiding being too geeky.
2 & 11 have nothing to envy to macOS own “Recommandations” (in About this Mac->Storage management).
Why the macOS Dictionary?
As a writer, Dictionary is one of my favorite apps under macOS. It’s also one of the most underestimated.
It includes English, French, German dictionaries, and a few others. It comes with an integrated French-English dictionary, and others I don’t use. You can use it as a front-end to search Wikipedia. Add to that a tight integration to macOS—you can invoke it from almost any app containing text, with a gesture or a right-click on a word—it’s hard not to love this app.
The Mac Dictionary, with a partial list of dictionaries.
Continue reading The Dictionary app on Windows?
Windows 10 comes with a feature called Backup that is also a file history tool. It’s not as gorgeous as Apple’s Time Machine, but it’s as easy to set up, and it works well.
Continue reading Time Machine on Windows? A simple & automated backup