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Editors Picks and Favorite Apps


  • Windows 10 includes many improvements for desktop users: the return of the Start Menu, one of the most missed features in Windows 8, and Task View.
    • October 1, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 1,490 downloads
  • The private and individual use of the AntiVir Personal Edition is completely free of charge.
    • October 1, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 572,430 downloads
  • Online password manager and form filler. Store all your passwords and usernames in the cloud. Access them across multiple devices and platforms. LastPass now is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone and iPad.
    • October 1, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android/iOS
    • 6,278 downloads
  • The ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers.
    • October 1, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 7,644 downloads
  • Trillian is a multinetwork chat client that currently supports mIRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo Messenger.
    • September 30, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 12,114 downloads
  • Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) makes your files and folders easy to manage.
    • September 29, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 2,444 downloads
  • Freeware system optimization tool that removes unused and temporary files.
    • September 26, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 177,595 downloads
  • Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM.
    • September 26, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android
    • 2,780 downloads
  • µTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint.
    • September 25, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 30,624 downloads
  • One of the most complete and popular digital distribution platforms for games.
    • September 25, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 74,274 downloads
  • Improve your browsing experience with Mozilla's open-source and highly acclaimed Firefox.
    • September 24, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 200,561 downloads
  • Chrome combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
    • September 24, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 52,349 downloads
  • Foxit Reader is a free reader for PDF documents. You can view and print PDF documents with it.
    • September 24, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 11,052 downloads
  • K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs, DirectShow filters and tools.
    • September 23, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 448,602 downloads
  • phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web.
    • September 23, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 2,331 downloads
  • Foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform.
    • October 1, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 6,857 downloads
  • All around tool, benchmarking, system diagnostic and analyser.
    • September 22, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 438,587 downloads
  • Movie Player for Mac OS X based on QuickTime and FFMPEG.
    • September 18, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Mac OS X
    • 8,416 downloads
  • Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.
    • September 16, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 19,690 downloads
  • BurnAware allows you to easily perform the most common disc burning operations.
    • September 16, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 8,995 downloads
  • With this free software you can burn CD-R, CD-RW DVD+R/RW DVD-R/RW discs.
    • September 15, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 19,931 downloads
  • TeamViewer is the fast, simple and friendly solution for remote access over the Internet.
    • September 15, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 19,444 downloads
  • Find out which program has a particular file or directory open.
    • September 12, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 16,710 downloads
  • Provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
    • September 10, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 106,559 downloads
  • VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.
    • September 9, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 31,622 downloads
  • Free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment.
    • September 8, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 13,386 downloads
  • FileZilla is a fast FTP and SFTP client for Windows with a lot of features.
    • September 7, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 8,424 downloads
  • Skype is free and simple software that will enable you to make free calls anywhere in the world in minutes.
    • September 3, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 68,851 downloads
  • Minecraft is a fun arcade game where you explore lost worlds, kill monsters and uncover secrets. Download here for Windows, Mac and Linux. This is the The Bountiful Update.
    • September 2, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 1,075,947 downloads
  • Uninstall any program with the most advanced uninstaller software.
    • September 1, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 161,389 downloads
  • WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files.
    • September 1, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 34,549 downloads
  • OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is the one place for everything in your life.
    • August 29, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android/iOS
    • 10,579 downloads
  • Evernote is a free note-taking application for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, WP, and BB with cross platform support.
    • August 28, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android/iOS
    • 9,933 downloads
  • Easily creates PDFs from any Windows program.
    • August 28, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 14,570 downloads
  • With an easy to use interface, connect to FTP (File Transfer Protocol), SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer), WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning), Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Rackspace Cloud Files.
    • August 27, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
    • 6,197 downloads
  • WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows.
    • August 21, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 6,860 downloads
  • SpeedFan is a freeware program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips.
    • August 19, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 63,253 downloads
  • Picasa is free photo editing software from Google that makes your pictures look great.
    • August 13, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
    • 10,431 downloads
  • Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with all games using DirectX or OpenGL technology.
    • August 13, 2014
    • Demo
    • Windows (all)
    • 16,778 downloads
  • Free Comodo Firewall with prevention-based protection.
    • August 11, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 11,740 downloads
  • Google Drive. Keep everything. Share anything.
    • August 12, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 2,945 downloads
  • Play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt and other extensions) without having to install QuickTime Player.
    • August 6, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows XP/Vista/7
    • 55,869 downloads
  • Whether you're gaming on a smartphone, tablet, notebook, laptop, desktop, or a high performance gaming PC, 3DMark includes a benchmark designed specifically for your device.
    • August 5, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 6,306 downloads
  • WinZip is bar none, the most popular and useful file compression utility out there.
    • August 1, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 11,213 downloads
  • A highly portable and popular multimedia player for multiple audio and video formats. With the capabilities of "RinceWind", 2.1.5 fixes a few bugs, and important security issues
    • July 31, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 26,103 downloads
  • Rename multiple files with the click of a button. Batch renaming made easy.
    • July 29, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 10,906 downloads
  • Image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows.
    • July 23, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 11,006 downloads
  • Powerful Windows file manager replacement. Although this is a shareware it is fully functional.
    • July 23, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 6,682,013 downloads
  • Small tool for editing mpeg audio directly.
    • July 22, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 289,525 downloads
  • Designed to protect personal computers running Windows from malicious programs.
    • July 7, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 14,832 downloads
  • Free BitTorrent client written from scratch in C that aims to be as efficient as possible.
    • July 2, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Mac OS X
    • 8,445 downloads
  • Scan for spyware, adware, hijackers and other malicious software.
    • July 1, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 45,365 downloads
  • avast! Free Antivirus is perfect for people who send e-mails and surf popular websites.
    • June 27, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android
    • 76,478 downloads
  • Edit and convert graphics files with this top-notch image viewer.
    • June 23, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 1,987,883 downloads
  • Make screenshots. Draw on it. Shoot video and share your files. It's fast, easy and free.
    • June 20, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
    • 1,015 downloads
  • Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter.
    • June 9, 2014
    • Adware
    • Windows (all)
    • 24,803 downloads
  • Easy-to-use, simple, and effective anti-spyware application. Removes infections anti-virus software are not able to.
    • May 23, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows XP/Vista/7
    • 14,576,057 downloads
  • Connect to Windows-based PCs to access Windows-based files, applications, devices, and networks from your Mac.
    • May 22, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Mac OS X
    • 7,952 downloads
  • Safeguard your online life with the best proactive solution that will not slow you down.
    • May 20, 2014
    • Trial
    • Windows (all)
    • 14,814 downloads
  • Switch and match your way through more than 100 levels in this delicious and addictive puzzle adventure. Ain't it the sweetest game ever?
    • May 7, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Android/iOS
    • 56,991 downloads
  • OpenVPN is an open source VPN daemon.
    • May 3, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
    • 21,811 downloads
  • Download Opera today to get the fastest and most powerful Web browser available and make the most of your time online.
    • April 23, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 35,824 downloads
  • XviD aims to develope a high quality open-source MPEG-4 codec.
    • April 14, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 30,366 downloads
  • Create PDF documents on the fly — for Free.
    • March 10, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 12,628 downloads
  • Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows.
    • February 3, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 7,169 downloads
  • Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them! We think conversation should be easily shared between all of your devices, not trapped as text messages on your phone.
    • November 29, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Android OS
    • 594 downloads
  • Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop.
    • November 15, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
    • 57,121 downloads
  • Performance boost solution for Intel Graphics Media Accelerator series.
    • August 2, 2013
    • Donationware
    • Windows (all)
    • 846,265 downloads
  • Powerful, intuitive, and faster than a scalded monkey, Postbox will help you stay on task, find information quickly and act, not react.
    • August 2, 2013
    • Shareware
    • Windows/Mac
    • 735 downloads
  • Daemon Tools is a virtual cd/dvd-rom emulator.
    • July 22, 2013
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 278,087 downloads
  • Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.
    • July 8, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 6,078 downloads
  • ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application.
    • June 17, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 675,361 downloads
  • Unlock files that you can not delete.
    • May 20, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 211,631 downloads
  • The general goal of this 90's games is to create a series of Rube Goldberg devices.
    • March 15, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 9,001 downloads
  • Wolfenstein 3D is an action first person shooter published in 1992 by Apogee Software, Ltd.
    • March 11, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 1,366 downloads
  • Fan control for Apple MacBooks in OS X. Make your Mac run cooler.
    • October 11, 2012
    • Freeware
    • Mac OS X
    • 2,182 downloads
  • Black Mesa is a Half-Life 2 total conversion, remaking Valve Software's award-winning PC game, Half-Life.
    • September 14, 2012
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 5,766 downloads
  • 7-Zip is a file archiver with high compression ratio.
    • August 23, 2012
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 11,393 downloads
  • Allows you to play QuickTime files without having to install the official QuickTime Player.
    • December 16, 2010
    • Freeware
    • Windows XP/Vista/7
    • 12,528 downloads
  • Trend Micro HijackThis is a free utility that generates an in depth report of registry and file settings from your computer.
    • April 22, 2010
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 83,891 downloads
  • Awesome remake of this game classic.
    • August 10, 2005
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 23,859 downloads