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Hmmm.. The catchword here is 'free'. Eye Candy 7 is my favourite plug-in, but it wasn't free.
NIK comes to mind. I don't think it is directly compatible with CC 2018, but there are claims to workarounds out there. It's Silver Efex is world class, and the best B&W conversion tool bar any according to photographers I know.
ON1 Effects 10.5 – ON1 is similar to NIK and free. I have tried it and found I preferred the Topaz plugins that I already owned, but they are not free.
There some very useful free extensions Creative Cloud
These are what I have installed at the moment
Space Equal was written by Chuck Uebele who is a regular poster here. It works like the Move > Align tools, but on the space between objects rather than centers or left or right edges. It's a very useful tool, and one that used to be available on Trevor Morris's Dmonzon Tools before Adobe moved from Flash to HTML5.
Paper Texture Pro, sometimes associated with Russell Brown, has to be the best Photoshop texture tool available.
AFAICT Interactive Luminosity Masks works as well as the Tony Kuyper version, but I think Tony's is not free.
Other than that, I can't think of any more free plugins that I would bother to install. I use Eye Candy most, followed by ProDigital's Starfilter Pro 4, and some of the Topaz plugins like Adjust and Simplify. The Flaming Pear plugins are old and clunky with terrible UIs, but if you can put up with that, they produce nice effects. I use the three Space Bundle plugins and Flood 2.
I bought Filter Forge a year or so ago, and was thinking it was not that useful, but we were discussing plugins yesterday (post #32 in this thread) and I decided it was better than I'd thought. I might even pay to upgrade from v6 to v7.
So what are you using now, and what sort of things do you use plug-ins for?
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