In this post I have chosen some of my favorite software. All of it free of course! Much of this software is similar if not better than the commercial software you may be using. This software maybe open-source or not but it is all free to use. Mush of this software have versions for “Windows”, “Mac”, and “Linux”. You can get all of the programs for Windows at Ninite.
Firefox and Chrome
TeamViewer is an All-In-One Software for Remote Support and Online Meetings. Remote control any computer or Mac over the internet within seconds or use TeamViewer for online meetings. For Windows , Mac and Linux.
With Revo Uninstaller you can remove unwanted programs and traces easily. Windows only.
InfraRecorder is a powerful yet easy to use CD/DVD burning solution. Windows only.
With Skype you can stay close to your best friends with group chat. Take collaboration to another level. Reach out to family and friends worldwide. For Windows , Mac and Linux.
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. For Windows , Mac and Linux.
Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features! For Windows , Mac and Linux.
Notepad++ is the best simple test editor for Windows.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. For Windows , Mac and Linux.
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. For Windows , Mac and Linux.
7-Zip is an open source file archiver, or an application used to compress files. 7-Zip operates with the 7z archive format. Windows only.
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. For Windows , Mac and Linux.
Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows.
LibreOffice is a powerful office suite; Its clean interface and its powerful tools let you unleash your creativity and grow your productivity. LibreOffice embeds several applications that make it the most powerful Free & Open Source Office suite on the market. For Windows , Mac and Linux.
Avira Free Antivirus is an award-winning product that provides comprehensive protection against all types of threats, secures your data, protects your privacy and ensures your PC remains virus-free. Tom’s Guide named is “2015s Best Overall Antivirus”. Windows only.
qBittorrent is a free, open source application based on Qt4 toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar that runs on all major OS such as Windows, Linux, Mac
Blender is a professional free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. Blender’s features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, raster graphics editing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, soft body simulation, sculpting, animating, match moving, camera tracking, rendering, video editing and compositing. Alongside the modeling features it also has an integrated game engine.