This website is a list of the best 100% free Windows software we know of with links to the download sites and Wikipedia pages. Thanks to all those who have worked so hard to give us great software for free. Keep up the good work!

 
     

 

B R O W S E R

FireFox

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation.

Download Site (8 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Chrome

Google Chrome is a free browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

Download Site (23 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Opera

Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software. Opera is offered free of charge for personal computers and mobile phones.

Download Site (7 MB)    Wikipedia Page

SeaMonkey

SeaMonkey is an open source Internet suite. It is the continuation of the former Mozilla Application Suite, based on the same source code.

Download Site (10 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Safari

Safari is a graphical web browser developed by Apple. A version for the Microsoft Windows operating system was first first released in 2007.

Download Site (20 MB)    Wikipedia Page

 

O F F I C E

OpenOffice

OpenOffice is an open-source application suite whose main components are for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, and databases.

Download Site (151 MB)    Wikipedia Page

LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a free software office suite developed by The Document Foundation. It essentially is a continuation of OpenOffice.

Download Site (213 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Adobe Reader  

Adobe Reader, formerly Acrobat Reader, enables users to view and print Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Download Site (46 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Sumatra Reader  

Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF reader for Windows. It is designed to run from one file so it is portable.

Download Site (3 MB)    Wikipedia Page

CutePDF Writer 

CutePDF Writer allows applications to create PDF files by using the generic PostScript printer driver and GNU Ghostscript, which is also installed.

Download Site (9 MB)    Wikipedia Page

OpenProj

OpenProj is a project management application intended as a replacement for Microsoft Project. Support appears to be suspended since 2008.

Download Site (7 MB)    Wikipedia Page

GanttProject

GanttProject is project management software that features a Gantt chart for project scheduling of tasks and has a number of reporting options.

Download Site (9 MB)    Wikipedia Page

GnuCash

GnuCash is similar to the Microsoft Money and Quicken packages. It has double-entry accounting features to manage your money.

Download Site (91 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Grisbi

Grisbi is a personal finance system that can manage multiple accounts, currencies, expenditure, receipts and more.

Download Site (11 MB)    Wikipedia Page

SunBird

Mozilla Sunbird is software, built upon the Mozilla Toolkit, that provides a full-featured and easy to use calendar application.

Download Site (7 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Scribus

Scribus is an Open Source program that provides professional page layout and a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design.

Download Site (21 MB)    Wikipedia Page

AbiWord 

AbiWord is a free and open source software word processor. It generally works similarly to classic versions (pre-Office 2007) of Microsoft Word.

Download Site (8 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Notepad2 

Notepad2 is an open-source text editor for Microsoft Windows. It is based on the principles of Microsoft Notepad: small, fast, and usable.

Download Site (300 KB)    Wikipedia Page

SpeedCrunch 

SpeedCrunch is a fast, high precision and powerful desktop calculator with variables to hold calculation results and syntax highlighting.

Download Site (3 MB)

 

G R A P H I C S

Paint.NET 

Paint.NET is a freeware raster graphics editor program that uses the .NET Framework, which is also installed if required (197 MB).

Download Site (4 MB)    Wikipedia Page

ImageMagick 

ImageMagick is an open source software suite for displaying, converting, and editing raster image files. It can read and write over 100 image file formats.

Download Site (33 MB)    Wikipedia Page

GIMP 

GIMP is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Download Site (19 MB)    Wikipedia Page

SketchUp 

SketchUp is a 3D modeling program marketed by Google and designed for engineers as well as filmmakers, game developers, and related professions.

Download Site (41 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Blender 

Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

Download Site (11 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Dia 

Dia is a diagram creation program with several shape packages available for flowchart, network diagrams, circuit diagrams, and more.

Download Site (18 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Inkscape 

Inkscape is a free vector graphics editor application that supports the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) standard.

Download Site (33 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Pencil 2D Animation 

Pencil is an animation/drawing software that helps the user create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics.

Download Site (6 MB)    Wikipedia Page

IcoFX 

IcoFX is an award winning freeware icon editor for Windows. It allows you to convert Mac OS Icons, create icon sets, and much more!

Download Site (2 MB)    Wikipedia Page

 

M U L T I M E D I A

VCL Media Player

VLC is a free and open source multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.

Download Site (20 MB)    Wikipedia Page

iTunes

iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application developed by Apple, used for playing and organizing digital music and video files.

Download Site (77 MB)    Wikipedia Page

QuickTime

QuickTime is a multimedia framework developed by Apple, capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, and interactivity.

Download Site (36 MB)    Wikipedia Page

HandBrake

HandBrake is an open-source program used to convert DVDs into other forms so they can be viewed on smart phones and with most media players.

Download Site (6 MB)     Wikipedia Page

Miro Media Player

Miro is a free HD video player that can play almost any video file and offers over 6,000 free internet TV shows and video podcasts.

Download Site (38 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Miro Video Converter

Miro Video Converter will convert video to the correct sizes and formats for popular phones, iPods, and other media players.

Download Site (8 MB)

KMPlayer

K-Multimedia Player, known as The KMPlayer, is a media player for Windows which can play a large number of formats.

Download Site (16 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Media Player Classic Home Cinema

Media Player Classic Home Cinema is a compact media player for Windows that integrates most features found in modern media players.

Download Site (5 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Calibre

Calibre is an open source e-book management tool that allows one to organize, save and manage e-books, in a variety of formats.

Download Site (39 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Audacity

Audacity is a free software audio editor and recording application. It can record, convert, edit and more.

Download Site (2 MB)    Wikipedia Page

 

M E S S A G I N G

Thunderbird Email Client

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free and open source e-mail and news client managed by the Mozilla Foundation.

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Pidgin 

Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.

Download Site (9 MB)    Wikipedia Page

Juice 

Juice lets a user schedule downloading of specific podcasts, and will notify the user when a new show is available.

Download Site (6 MB)    Wikipedia Page

RSSOwl 

RSSOwl is a free and powerful news feed reader that lets you gather, organize and search news with an easy to use interface and endless flexibility.

Download Site (4 MB)    Wikipedia Page

FeedReader 

FeedReader is a free RSS news aggregation solution that provides robust, state-of-the-art features in an intuitive, user-friendly environment.

Download Site (6 MB)    Wikipedia Page

 

U T I L I T Y

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials provides free virus protection for home users and small businesses that use genuine Windows.

Download Site (70 MB)     Wikipedia Page

ClamWin

ClamWin is free, open source antivirus software for Windows. It provides a graphical user interface to the Clam AntiVirus engine.

Download Site (36 MB)     Wikipedia Page

Spybot Search and Destroy

Spybot Search & Destroy is a spyware and adware removal program. It scans the computer hard disk and/or RAM for malicious software.

Download Site (16 MB)     Wikipedia Page

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware finds and removes malware. The free version scans for and removes malware when started manually.

Download Site (7 MB)     Wikipedia Page

Defraggler

Defraggler is a free and portable donationware utility which allows users to defragment individual files on their system.

Download Site (3 MB)     Wikipedia Page

Recuva

Recuva is a freeware data recovery program, developed by Piriform. It can be used to recover files that have been "permanently" deleted.

Download Site (2 MB)     Wikipedia Page

Speccy

Speccy is a freeware tool that shows important system information, like CPU speed, graphics card, audio and more.

Download Site (3 MB)     Wikipedia Page

CCleaner

CCleaner is a utility program used to clean potentially unwanted files and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer.

Download Site (3 MB)     Wikipedia Page

TightVNC

TightVNC allows the user to view the desktop of a remote machine and control it with the local mouse and keyboard.

Download Site (1 MB)     Wikipedia Page

FileZilla 

FileZilla is an open source FTP software utility used to to transfer files. The client and server applications can be used alone or together.

Download Client (4 MB)     Download Server (2 MB)    Wikipedia Page

CloneZilla 

Clonezilla is a partition or disk clone tool similar to Norton Ghost. It saves and restores used blocks on a hard drive. 

Download Site (144 MB)    Wikipedia Page

InfraRecorder 

InfraRecorder is an open source CD and DVD writing program for Windows. It can also be used to burn a disc from an ISO image file.

Download Site (4 MB)    Wikipedia Page

ISO Recorder 

ISO Recorder allows you to right click on an ISO file and burn it to create a bootable CD or DVD.

Download Site (1 MB)

FreeCommander

FreeCommander is a two-pane file manager that includes an FTP client, archive navigation, folder synchronization, and a multi-file renaming tool.

Download Site (2 MB)     Wikipedia Page

PasswordSafe 

Password Safe is a free and open source software program for storing passwords in Microsoft Windows.

Download Site (7 MB)    Wikipedia Page

 

D E V E L O P M E N T

Visual Studio Express

Microsoft Visual Studio Express is a set of development tools that are the lightweight versions of the its C++, C# and VB product lines.

Download Site (750 MB)     Wikipedia Page

Eclipse

Eclipse is a development environment used to develop applications primarily in Java but it can also be extended to include several other languages.

Download Site (100 MB)     Wikipedia Page

Qt Creator

Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++ development environment which is part of the Qt SDK. It includes a visual debugger and forms designer.

Download Site (322 MB)     Wikipedia Page

CodeLite

CodeLite is a free, open-source, cross-platform development environment for the C/C++ languages. It uses the wxWidgets toolkit.

Download Site (22 MB)     Wikipedia Page

Notepad++ 

Notepad++ is a free, lightweight Windows source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several programming languages.

Download Site (5 MB)    Wikipedia Page

KompoZer

KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.

Download Site (8 MB)     Wikipedia Page

Inno Setup

Inno Setup is a free script-driven installation system created in CodeGear Delphi by Jordan Russell similar to InstallShield.

Download Site (2 MB)     Wikipedia Page

ColorCop

Color Cop is a small, useful color selector that lets the user find the corresponding color code (RGB) of any color on the screen.

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