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I'll start with StrokesPlus:

 

Heavily customisable mouse gestures for Windows.  I've tried a few of them, and this is the only one that offers the depth I need through a simple scripting language.

 

The basic idea is that you hold down the right mouse(or other if you prefer) button and draw a symbol to perform a task.  Some of the ones I use most regularly (these are all modified with a right click):

-Volume up/down with scroll wheel

-Draw up to open new Chrome tab from anywhere

-Draw down to minimise any window

-Paste with left click

-Control music/movies being played

-All tab functionality in browser

 

I'd recommend at least trying these out for your browser (there are extensions for Chrome/Firefox at least).

 

If anyone wants help with scripts, I'll do my best to help.

 

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Some simpler/more obvious ones:

 

GreenShot. In simple terms I have it setup to hit PrntScrn, select area of screen, automatically upload to imgur and open it in a new tab.

 

Evernote.  My entire life is stored in this app.  If their cloud was deleted I'd be fucked.  I use a "Getting Things Done" system to stay on top of things with it.

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Couldn't find a thread on this.

 

I'll start with StrokesPlus:

 

Heavily customisable mouse gestures for Windows. I've tried a few of them, and this is the only one that offers the depth I need through a simple scripting language.

 

The basic idea is that you hold down the right mouse(or other if you prefer) button and draw a symbol to perform a task. Some of the ones I use most regularly (these are all modified with a right click):

-Volume up/down with scroll wheel

-Draw up to open new Chrome tab from anywhere

-Draw down to minimise any window

-Paste with left click

-Control music/movies being played

-All tab functionality in browser

 

I'd recommend at least trying these out for your browser (there are extensions for Chrome/Firefox at least).

 

If anyone wants help with scripts, I'll do my best to help.

 

qqqoI6f.pngS0xEhEV.png

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Tasker for Android.

 

Amazing utility, even now that Android has incorporated a lot of the functionality it was used for in the past, still does stuff like:

-plays a Spotify playlist of your choice instead of an Alarm

-kills that annoying 'max volume' warning and stops it turning the sound down when you plug in headphones

-shake flashlight without needing an extra app running

-turn volume to max, turn on DND and open music player when headphones are plugged in

-do the inverse when headphones are plugged out

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Some simpler/more obvious ones:

 

GreenShot. In simple terms I have it setup to hit PrntScrn, select area of screen, automatically upload to imgur and open it in a new tab.

 

Evernote.  My entire life is stored in this app.  If their cloud was deleted I'd be fucked.  I use a "Getting Things Done" system to stay on top of things with it.

Greenshot is cool

 

I use Google Keep which is similar to Evernote.

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