Scott’s Ultimate Tools via Winget

As a nice year-end present for us, he has done it again, visit Scott Hanselman’s 2021 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows.

Someone had left a great comment about compiling a list of all his suggestions as Windows Package Manager (aka winget) or Chocolatey package IDs. I mentioned this to Scott and he thought it was a great idea, too. So I offered to compile the list.

Why is this a wonderful suggestion? You only need to run a quick one-liner command, winget install <id> or choco install <id>, and you have installed the software.

If you’ve never used winget it is a really easy way to install full GUI applications. First, you need to make sure Windows Package Manager (aka winget) is installed, instructions here. The easiest way to do this… 1. Go to the Winget Releases page, 2. Download the latest .appxbundle file, 3. Open that file. Done!

Once installed, open Powershell (or Windows Terminal), and run the winget install command followed by the app’s ID. For example, winget install Microsoft.VisualStudioCode will run a script for you that does ALL of the work to install VS Code!

Here you can see me install Media File Manager app using winget install LancelotSoftware.MediaFileManager

Below is the list of the packages I was able to find. I first searched on winget. If it wasn’t there, then I tried Chocolatey. The source is the 3rd column, just start with that command and then use the ID

NamePackage IdSource
7Zip7zip.7zipwinget
Alttab Salamandersalamanderchoco
Alt-Tab Terminatoralt-tab-terminatorchoco
AutoHotkeyLexikos.AutoHotkeywinget
Carnaccode52.Carnacwinget
CodeTrackcodetrackchoco
Dittoditto.dittowinget
DOSBoxDOSBox.DOSBoxwinget
EarTrumpetFile-New-Project.EarTrumpetwinget
Everythingvoidtools.Everythingwinget
FiddlerTelerik.Fiddlerwinget
Fiddler EverywhereTelerik.FiddlerEverywherewinget
FileSeekBinaryFortress.FileSeekwinget
GitHub DesktopGitHub.GitHubDesktopwinget
GreenshotGreenshot.Greenshotwinget
InsomniaInsomnia.Insomniawinget
InsomniaDesignerInsomnia.InsomniaDesignerwinget
LICEcapCockos.LICEcapwinget
Lightshotlightshot.installchoco
LINQPadLINQPad.LINQPad6winget
LINQPadLINQPad.LINQPad5winget
Markdown MonsterWestWind.MarkdownMonsterwinget
Midnight CommanderGNU.MidnightCommanderwinget
Nightingale REST Client43891JeniusApps.NightingaleRESTAPIClientmsstore (via winget)
NimbleTextnimbletextchoco
NuGet Package ExplorerNugetPackageExplorerchoco
Paint.NETpaint.netchoco
PowerToysMicrosoft.PowerToyswinget
PureTextpuretextchoco
QuickLookQL-Win.QuickLookwinget
RepoZrepozchoco
RescueTimeRescueTime.RescueTimewinget
ShareXShareX.ShareXwinget
ShellExViewNirSoft.ShellExViewwinget
TeraCopyteracopychoco
Visual Studio CodeMicrosoft.VisualStudioCodewinget
Visual Studio Code – InsidersMicrosoft.VisualStudioCodeInsiderswinget
VLC media playerVideoLAN.VLCwinget
WinDbg PreviewMicrosoft.WinDbgmsstore (via winget)
WinDirStat: Windows Directory StatisticsWinDirStat.WinDirStatwinget
Windows TerminalMicrosoft.WindowsTerminalwinget
WinMergeWinMerge.WinMergewinget
WiresharkWiresharkFoundation.Wiresharkwinget
Yoriyorichoco
ZoomITzoomitchoco

If you need to use any of the choco packages, follow the Chocolatey’s installations instructions here. Then do the same thing we did with winget! For example, choco install NuGetPackageExplorer.

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