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Must-Have Freeware

Out of all the free apps we have listed, this is what we consider to be the must-have freeware programs for the average PC user. This list only includes a limited range of software that we think will be of interest to the vast majority of home users, regardless of their computer skills.There are many great freeware apps that are not included in this general "Must-have" list, but are part of other lists that are aimed at specific topics.

uTorrentuTorrentFree BitTorrent clientshowEditor:rating
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CalibreCalibreFree e-book manager and readershowEditor:rating
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AutoRunsAutoRunsFree advanced startup managershowEditor:rating
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DVDVideoSoft Free StudioDVDVideoSoft Free StudioFree more than 20 free audio and video utilitiesshowEditor:rating
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SkypeSkypeFree make Internet phone callsshowEditor:rating
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Auslogics Disk DefragAuslogics Disk DefragFree disk defragmentation toolshowEditor:rating
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NirLauncherNirLauncherFree 100+ portable system utilitiesshowEditor:rating
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CCleanerCCleanerFree remove junk files and Internet tracesshowEditor:rating
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SUPERAntiSpyware FreeSUPERAntiSpyware FreeFree find and remove adware and spywareshowEditor:rating
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PicPickPicPickFree capture and edit screen capturesshowEditor:rating
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UncheckyUncheckyFree prevent accidental installations of third party offersshowEditor:rating
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QTranslateQTranslateFree translate any text between dozens of languagesshowEditor:rating
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PeaZipPeaZipFree archiving and compression utilityshowEditor:rating
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FileZillaFileZillaFree Open Source FTP clientshowEditor:rating
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EraserEraserFree secure file deletionshowEditor:rating
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DropboxDropboxFree online backup and synchronizationshowEditor:rating
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PhrozenSoft VirusTotal UploaderPhrozenSoft VirusTotal UploaderFree upload files to VirusTotal for scanningshowEditor:rating
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Plex Media ServerPlex Media ServerFree streaming media servershowEditor:rating
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PhotoFiltrePhotoFiltreFree photo editing and effectsshowEditor:rating
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SketchupSketchupFree create 3D models of houses and interiorsshowEditor:rating
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EaseUS Todo Backup FreeEaseUS Todo Backup FreeFree backup and restore your systemshowEditor:rating
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Free Download ManagerFree Download ManagerFree download accelerator and managershowEditor:rating
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BullZip PDF PrinterBullZip PDF PrinterFree convert documents to PDFshowEditor:rating
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7GIF7GIFFree standalone player for animated GIF filesshowEditor:rating
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SpaceSnifferSpaceSnifferFree analyze disk space usageshowEditor:rating
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MailStore HomeMailStore HomeFree Email Archiving and Email BackupshowEditor:rating
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XnViewXnViewFree View and convert more than 400 image formatsshowEditor:rating
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ContaCamContaCamFree Video Surveillance softwareshowEditor:rating
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PDF-XChange ViewerPDF-XChange ViewerFree View and annotate PDF filesshowEditor:rating
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FastStone Image ViewerFastStone Image ViewerFree full featured image viewershowEditor:rating
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avast! Free Antivirus 2015avast! Free Antivirus 2015Free anti-virus scannershowEditor:rating
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Emsisoft Emergency KitEmsisoft Emergency KitFree portable malware removal kitshowEditor:rating
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KeePass Password SafeKeePass Password SafeFree secure password managershowEditor:rating
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AudacityAudacityFree audio editor and sound recordershowEditor:rating
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WinAuditWinAuditFree gather system informationshowEditor:rating
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WordWebWordWebFree English thesaurus and dictionaryshowEditor:rating
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StickiesStickiesFree sticky notes for your desktopshowEditor:rating
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PhotoscapePhotoscapeFree photo editing suiteshowEditor:rating
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TixatiTixatiFree Bit Torrent download clientshowEditor:rating
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OpenOfficeOpenOfficeFree open source alternative to MS OfficeshowEditor:rating
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PicasaPicasaFree image viewer and organizershowEditor:rating
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EverythingEverythingFree desktop search engineshowEditor:rating
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VLC Media Player (VideoLAN)VLC Media Player (VideoLAN)Free media player and streaming servershowEditor:rating
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FastStone Photo ResizerFastStone Photo ResizerFree resize and process your imagesshowEditor:rating
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SteamSteamFree gaming platform for the PCshowEditor:rating
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mp3DirectCutmp3DirectCutFree Edit MP3 files without decompressionshowEditor:rating
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RecuvaRecuvaFree undelete files and foldersshowEditor:rating
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AvidemuxAvidemuxFree video editor for simple cutting and encodingshowEditor:rating
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SterJo KeyFinderSterJo KeyFinderFree recover product keys from software and gamesshowEditor:rating
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Google EarthGoogle EarthFree interactive satellite mapsshowEditor:rating
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Partition Wizard (Home)Partition Wizard (Home)Free manage and resize disk partitionsshowEditor:rating
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BCTextEncoderBCTextEncoderFree encrypt text messages and emailsshowEditor:rating
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Puran File RecoveryPuran File RecoveryFree recover deleted or formatted filesshowEditor:rating
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Revo UninstallerRevo UninstallerFree uninstall and clean-up utilityshowEditor:rating
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AllDupAllDupFree find duplicate filesshowEditor:rating
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ImgBurnImgBurnFree CD/DVD/Blu-ray burningshowEditor:rating
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JD Auto Speed TesterJD Auto Speed TesterFree test your internet connection speedshowEditor:rating
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7 Sticky Notes7 Sticky NotesFree virtual sticky notes for your desktopshowEditor:rating
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Adobe Photoshop CS2Adobe Photoshop CS2Free professional image editingshowEditor:rating
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Free ViewerFree ViewerFree Powerful file opening utilityshowEditor:rating
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RoboSizerRoboSizerFree automatic, on-the-fly image resizingshowEditor:rating
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Folder Options XFolder Options XFree 3 useful tweaks for Windows ExplorershowEditor:rating
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FastCopyFastCopyFree copy, move and delete files fastershowEditor:rating
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JaangleJaangleFree media organizer and playershowEditor:rating
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TrueCryptTrueCryptFree real-time file encryptionshowEditor:rating
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Microsoft Office StarterMicrosoft Office StarterFree basic word processing and spreadsheetshowEditor:rating
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JPEG to PDFJPEG to PDFFree convert most image types to PDF documentsshowEditor:rating
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TCPViewTCPViewFree view open TCP connectionsshowEditor:rating
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DiffMergeDiffMergeFree visual file comparison toolshowEditor:rating
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HotKeyzHotKeyzFree create Hotkey shortcutsshowEditor:rating
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VirusTotal UploaderVirusTotal UploaderFree check your files with VirusTotalshowEditor:rating
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