Our Editor's Selections are a collection of software from different categories grouped into popular topics. Some topics may be temporary or seasonal while others are permanent.
These programs are often scattered across multiple catgories. Our Editor Selections are designed to make the choice easier for you. We pick some of the best or most popular programs for each topic.
Free tools to create a complete backup of your systemUnlike traditional backup tools, which let you select the files and folders you want to back up, disk imaging software enables you to create a complete backup of your entire system...
Free software for virtual space exploration from your desktop!Explore distant stars and planets with these space exploration programs. Turn your computer into a virtual telescope that enables you to zoom deep into the sky...
Free Tools To Protect Your PrivacyUse these free tools to protect your privacy by deleting your Internet traces, hiding folders, anonymizing your IP address, or shredding sensitive files...
Convert JPG and other images to PDF formatThese free tools let you convert your photos or scanned documents to PDF format. You can convert a single image or combine multiple file into a single PDF document.
Five of the best free comic book readersWhether you want to occasionally open comic book files (CBR,CBZ, etc.) or manage your entire comic collection, give these free selections at try.
Free software to manage your disk partitionsEasily create new partitions or resize, extend, shrink and copy your existing partitions...
Five free tools to create cool photo effectsTurn you photos into stylish works of art or add some goofy effects to them... no imaging skills required!
Test system speed and hardware performanceThese tools let you benchmark various performance aspects of your computer, including drive speeds, network speeds, Internet speeds, RAM and more.
Monitor and Secure your WiFi connectionThese tools enable you to keep an eye on your WiFi connection. You can measure signal strength, recover WiFi passwords, and also make sure your neighbors are not using your bandwidth or stealing your data...
Manage and secure your online passwordsPassword management is essential to avoid Identity Theft. These tools will help you store your passwords securely, create strong passwords and simplify your online logins...
Manipulate documents and filesA selection of programs that you can use to resize, compress, merge or otherwise manipulate popular file formats, including PDF, images, videos etc.
Free tools to clean your computerThese programs let you clean your computer, remove junk files, temporary files, Internet tracks and other items that take up unnecessary space on your hard drive.
Take your photos further...Turn your digital photos into works of art, create scrapbook pages, apply cool effects and more.
Essential Freeware for Network GeeksIf you run a home or small offfice network, these tools can be essential to manage, analyze and diagnose your networked computers.
Must-Have FreewareOut of all the free program you can find on our site, this is what we consider to be the must-have freeware programs for the average PC user.
Free tools to boost your productivityA variety of tools that can boost your productivity by helping you automate tasks, manage your desktop, email, files and daily routines.
Automate File Management and Routine TasksA selection of free apps that can automatically process your files, automate your daily task or save you time by simplifying complex operations.
Must-Have Freeware (Advanced Uses)This list adds to our "Must-Have Freeware Apps" list and includes software that is not necessarily of interest to the average home user.
Handy Tools for WebmastersA selection of popular programs that are useful for webmasters and site developers.
Handy programs to carry on a USB stick.These FREE programs do not require any installation and can be run directly from a USB drive. Keep some useful apps handy while on-the-go!
Keep your confidential data safe and secureThese apps will help you keep your confidential data safe and secure. They include password managers, encryption tools, secure storage containers and tools to hide your files from prying eyes.
Tweak and Customize your computerIf you like to tinker with your PC, customize your desktop and tweak all sorts of system settings, you should have a look at this selection of software.
Freeware ClassicsA variety of popular freeware applications that have remained free for many years. Check out some of these time-tested and top rated classics!
Also: Recommended by usersA list of the Top 50 apps with the most positive user reviews over the past few months
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Plex Media Server streaming media server
CopyTrans Manager manage your iPod without iTunes
PNotes.NET portable sticky notes and reminders
XMind Free create custom mind maps
TidyTabs Give every window a tabbed user interface
File Scavenger file undelete and data recovery utility
CDRoller recover data from damaged CD/DVD/BD