300 free applications for your pc


In this article we present a list of the most useful apps for install on the computer, all completely free, and with whom you’ll face all situations easily and work in the best way.

Here you’ll find office applications, system utilities, media converters, codecs, and many other types of software, and if this amount of apps seems little, you’ll also find utilities to repair defective pixels of a LCD o LED monitor.

Note that for each application in this list, you find a link through which you can access the developer’s website to download the software directly from there, without intermediaries.

In case you want to add a program to the list, please do so via the comments box or in the social networks.

300 free applications

Office and productivity tools

Highlight app: OpenOffice
A complete office suite fully compatible with Microsoft Office

300 free applications

Other applications of its kind

LibreOffice – Office suite
AbiWord – Text editor
Atlantis Nova – Text editor
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer –Microsoft´s PowerPoint file Viewer
Adobe Reader – PDF reader
Foxit PDF Reader – PDF reader
PDFCreator – Tools for creating PDF documents
Doc Convertor – Converting text files to other formats
Convert – Units conversor
Converber – Units conversor
Sunbird – Calendar manager from Firefox developers
EssentialPIM Free – Calendar manager
PhraseExpress – Accelerate the speed of keyboard typing
ATnotes – Post-it notes for your desktop PC

File compression apps

Highlight app: 7-Zip

Undoubtedly, one of the best applications of its kind for performance, capacity and features.

300 free applications

Other applications of its kind

TugZIP – File compression app
Universal Extractor – Extract files in any format

Internet

Highlight app: Google Chrome
There is no doubt that over the years Google Chrome has become the best internet browser to enjoy the web, thanks to its outstanding performance and comfort.

300 free applications

Other applications of its kind

Firefox – Web Browser
Microsoft Edge– Web Browser
Maxthon – Web Browser
Opera – Web Browser
Avant Browser – Web Browser
Thunderbird – Email client
PopTray – Desktop Email Notifications
Free Download Manager – Download manager
FlashGet – Download manager
Download Master – Download manager
WGET – Command line download manager
HTTrack – Website copier
WebReaper – Website copier
Yeah Reader –RSS reader
GreatNews – RSS reader
RSSOwl – RSS reader

Peer-to-peer (P2P)

Highlight app: Ares
The best software to share and download all types of files through P2P networks

300 free applications

Other applications of its kind

µTorrent – Torrent client
Vuze – Torrent client
BitComet – Torrent client
ABC – Torrent client
BitTornado – Torrent client
eMule – P2P Client
SoulSeek – P2P Client
Shareaza – P2P Client
DC++ –Direct Connect network
PeerGuardian – IP Blocker

Chat and messaging apps 

Highlight app: Skype
The best and most robust software for audio and video chat online. Backed by Microsoft.

300 free applications

Other applications of its kind

Miranda – Chat
Yahoo Messenger – Chat
Pidgin – Chat
JAJC – Chat and Jabber
HydraIRC – IRC
IceChat – IRC
Hangouts – Google VoIP
VoipStunt – VoIP

Security, Privacy and Antivirus

Highlight app: Avast! Antivirus 
Antivirus, firewall and other protections for Internet

300 free applications

Other applications of its kind

AVG Free – Free antivirus
Avast Home Free – Free antivirus
Avira – Free antivirus
BitDefender Free – Free antivirus
ClamWin – Free antivirus
Ad-aware – Antispyware
Spybot: Search & Destroy – Antispyware
Windows Defender – Complete antispyware and antivirus protection from Microsoft
SpywareBlaster – Antispyware
Spyware Terminator – Antispyware
Winpooch – System protection
HiJack Free – System protection
HighJackThis – Anti Hijacker
ZoneAlarm – Firewall
AxCrypt – File Encryption tool
PuTTy –SSH Client
KeePass – Password manager
Steganos Passwort-Manager – Password manager
nPassword – Password manager

Networks and LAN

Highlight app: TeamViewer 
One of the best apps for remote access to a PC from anywhere in the world.

300 free applications

Other applications of its kind

Hamachi – Virtual private network between 2 PCs
RealVNC – Remote access
UltraVNC – Remote access
The Dude – Network Management
Wireshark – Network Management
Angry IP Scanner – IP scanner
IP-Tools – IP scanner
Free Port Scanner – IP scanner
NetMeter – Network bandwidth monitor

File Servers

Highlight app: FileZilla
Undoubtedly, the best application to upload and download files from FTP servers.

300 free applications

Other applications of its kind

FileZilla Server –FTP server
XAMPP – Integrated Apache, mySQL, PHP and Perl server package
WAMP – Integrated Apache, PHP5 and MySQL server package

Audio players and tools

300 free applications

Highlight app: Foobar2000
One of the most complete audio players available today.

Other applications of its kind

1by1 – Audio Player
JetAudio – Audio Player
XMPlay – Audio Player
Xion – Audio Player
MediaMonkey – Manage music collection and play audio
dBpowerAMP – Audio converter
Audacity – Audio converter
WavePad – Audio converter
Kristal Audio Engine – Audio editor
Exact Audio Copy – CD ripper
CDex – CD ripper
Mp3 Tag Tools –MP3 tag editor
Mp3tag – MP3 tag editor
Taggin MP3 – MP3 tag editor
Monkey’s Audio –APE format compressor and decompressor
mpTrim –Mp3 audio editor
WavTrim – Wave Editor

Video players and tools

Highlight app: VLC
The most powerful and versatile media player. You can not miss in your PC!

300 free applications

Other applications of its kind

Miro – Internet TV video player
Windows Media Player – Media player
Media Player Classic – Audio and video player
MV2Player – Video player
Zoom Player – Video player
GOM Player – Video player
Subtitle Workshop XE – Creating and editing subtitles
DSPlayer – Video player
VirtualDub – Video Editor
CamStudio – Screen recorder
Video mp3 Extractor – Extract audio from videos
Free iPod Converter – Convert videos for iPod
MediaPortal – Free Media Center
The FilmMachine – Convert AVI videos to DVD or VCD

Managing and editing images

Highlight app: Gimp
Free extraordinary professional graphic editor with nothing to envy to other options such as Photoshop.

300 free applications

Other applications of its kind

PhotoFiltre – Graphics editor
Paint.net – Graphics editor
Artweaver – Graphics editor
IrfanView – Image viewer
XnView – Image viewer
FastStone Image Viewer – Image viewer
JoJoThumb – Pictures and photos Thumbnails
JAlbum – Photo Album
3D Box Shot Maker – Screen capture
FastStone Capture – Screen capture
WinSnap – Screen capture

Other useful and interesting applications

3D modeling and rendering

Blender3D –3D Rendering
SketchUp –3D Cad
Maya Learning Edition –3D Cad

Development and Programming

AutoIt – Automating repetitive tasks tools
AutoHotkey – Automating repetitive tasks tools
PHP Designer – PHP editor
Notepad++ – Text editor
ConTEXT Editor – Text editor
PSPad – Text editor
FoxEditor – Text editor
Crimson Editor – Text and programming editor
Notepad2 – Text editor
Nvu – HTML editor
BlockNote – Creating and managing websites
Weaverslave – Creating and managing websites

CD & DVD Tools

DeepBurner –CD/DVD Burner
CDBurner XP Pro – CD/DVD Burner
Express Burn – CD/DVD Burner
ImgBurn – ISO & BIN disk image management
Daemon tools – Disk Image management
DVD Decrypter – Decodes video and rip to DVD
DVD Shrink – DVD Backup to disk
Nero CD-DVD Speed – CD/DVD testing utility

Codecs

GSpot – Info codec
AC3Filter – Multichannel audio codec
Shark007 – Codec Pack
K-Lite Codec Pack – Codec Pack

System Utilities

CCleaner – PC optimization and Cleaning
xp-AntiSpy – System configuration and optimization
XP SysPad – System monitoring
Registrar Lite – Registry editor
WinIPConfig – ipconfig.exe and route.exe alternative
Eraser – Deleting files beyond recovery (File Shredder)
Undelete Plus – Deleted File Recovery
freeCommander – File Manager
ExplorerXP – File Manager
Ant Renamer – File renamer
ReNamer – File renamer
Icons From File – Extract icons from files
Chaos MD5 – Windows MD5 generator
Rainlendar Lite – Calendar
Weather Watcher – Weather forecast

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