Must-Have Freeware

Out of all the free software you can find on our site, 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.

NirLauncher NirLauncher Free 100+ portable system utilities show Editor: rating
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PeaZip PeaZip Free archiving and compression utility show Editor: rating
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Calibre Calibre Free e-book manager and reader show Editor: rating
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CCleaner CCleaner Free remove junk files and Internet traces show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(71)
Skype Skype Free make Internet phone calls show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(31)
avast! Free Antivirus 2015 avast! Free Antivirus 2015 Free anti-virus scanner show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(159)
AutoRuns AutoRuns Free advanced startup manager show Editor: rating
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Tixati Tixati Free Bit Torrent download client show Editor: rating
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Dropbox Dropbox Free online backup and synchronization show Editor: rating
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VLC Media Player (VideoLAN) VLC Media Player (VideoLAN) Free media player and streaming server show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(16)
Eraser Eraser Free secure file deletion show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(20)
KeePass Password Safe KeePass Password Safe Free secure password manager show Editor: rating
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QTranslate QTranslate Free translate any text between dozens of languages show Editor: rating
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Recuva Recuva Free undelete files and folders show Editor: rating
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Google Earth Google Earth Free interactive satellite maps show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(15)
Free Download Manager Free Download Manager Free download accelerator and manager show Editor: rating
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Auslogics Disk Defrag Auslogics Disk Defrag Free disk defragmentation tool show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(27)
Plex Media Server Plex Media Server Free streaming media server show Editor: rating
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Audacity Audacity Free audio editor and sound recorder show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(37)
FileZilla FileZilla Free Open Source FTP client show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(34)
DVDVideoSoft Free Studio DVDVideoSoft Free Studio Free more than 20 free audio and video utilities show Editor: rating
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Unchecky Unchecky Free prevent accidental installations of third party offers show Editor: rating
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SUPERAntiSpyware Free SUPERAntiSpyware Free Free find and remove adware and spyware show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(56)
BullZip PDF Printer BullZip PDF Printer Free convert documents to PDF show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(24)
EaseUS Todo Backup Free EaseUS Todo Backup Free Free backup and restore your system show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(12)
XnView XnView Free View and convert more than 400 image formats show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(20)
PhotoFiltre PhotoFiltre Free photo editing and effects show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(70)
Picasa Picasa Free image viewer and organizer show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(20)
PDF-XChange Viewer PDF-XChange Viewer Free View and annotate PDF files show Editor: rating
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Stickies Stickies Free sticky notes for your desktop show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(16)
Emsisoft Emergency Kit Emsisoft Emergency Kit Free portable malware removal kit show Editor: rating
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Partition Wizard Free Partition Wizard Free Free manage and resize disk partitions show Editor: rating
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PicPick PicPick Free capture and edit screen captures show Editor: rating
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PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader Free upload files to VirusTotal for scanning show Editor: rating
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Sketchup Sketchup Free create 3D models of houses and interiors show Editor: rating
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7GIF 7GIF Free standalone player for animated GIF files show Editor: rating
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SpaceSniffer SpaceSniffer Free analyze disk space usage show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(5)
MailStore Home MailStore Home Free Email Archiving and Email Backup show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(11)
ContaCam ContaCam Free Video Surveillance software show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(6)
FastStone Image Viewer FastStone Image Viewer Free full featured image viewer show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(45)
WinAudit WinAudit Free gather system information and audit reports show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(9)
WordWeb WordWeb Free English thesaurus and dictionary show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(13)
Photoscape Photoscape Free photo editing suite show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(18)
OpenOffice OpenOffice Free open source alternative to MS Office show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(30)
Everything Everything Free desktop search engine show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(20)
FastStone Photo Resizer FastStone Photo Resizer Free resize and process your images show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(17)
Steam Steam Free gaming platform for the PC show Editor: rating
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mp3DirectCut mp3DirectCut Free Edit MP3 files without decompression show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(16)
Avidemux Avidemux Free video editor for simple cutting and encoding show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(11)
SterJo KeyFinder SterJo KeyFinder Free recover product keys from software and games show Editor: rating
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DiffMerge DiffMerge Free visual file comparison tool show Editor: rating
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VirusTotal Uploader VirusTotal Uploader Free check your files with VirusTotal show Editor: rating
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BCTextEncoder BCTextEncoder Free encrypt text messages and emails show Editor: rating
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Puran File Recovery Puran File Recovery Free recover deleted or formatted files show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(4)
Revo Uninstaller Revo Uninstaller Free uninstall and clean-up utility show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(38)
AllDup AllDup Free find duplicate files show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(5)
ImgBurn ImgBurn Free CD/DVD/Blu-ray burning show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(19)
JD Auto Speed Tester JD Auto Speed Tester Free test your internet connection speed show Editor: rating
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7 Sticky Notes 7 Sticky Notes Free virtual sticky notes for your desktop show Editor: rating
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Adobe Photoshop CS2 Free professional image editing show Editor: rating
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Free Viewer Free Viewer Free Powerful file opening utility show Editor: rating
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RoboSizer RoboSizer Free automatic, on-the-fly image resizing show Editor: rating
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Folder Options X Folder Options X Free 3 useful tweaks for Windows Explorer show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(3)
FastCopy FastCopy Free copy, move and delete files faster show Editor: rating
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Jaangle Jaangle Free media organizer and player show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(18)
TrueCrypt TrueCrypt Free create encrypted containers and drives show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(37)
Microsoft Office Starter Microsoft Office Starter Free basic word processing and spreadsheet show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(3)
JPEG to PDF JPEG to PDF Free convert most image types to PDF documents show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(1)
TCPView TCPView Free view open TCP connections show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(3)
HotKeyz HotKeyz Free create Hotkey shortcuts show Editor: rating
Users : user rating(2)

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