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.
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.
15 Free Tools To Protect Your PrivacyUse these free tools to protect your privacy by hiding your IP address, shredding the content of personal files, delete Internet traces, encrypt sensitive documents and more.
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!
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Folders Popup quick access to frequently used folders
Spytech SpyAgent local and remote pc monitoring
Image Composite Editor automatic photo stitching
Microsoft OneNote capture thoughts, ideas, and to-dos
Ideal Administration centralized network management
File Scavenger file undelete and data recovery utility
Iperius Backup Desktop backup your files and folders
Advanced Host Monitor E Monitor servers and network devices