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Editors Picks and Favorite Apps


  • Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.
    • September 16, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 19,380 downloads
  • BurnAware allows you to easily perform the most common disc burning operations.
    • September 16, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 8,895 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)
    • 19,771 downloads
  • TeamViewer is the fast, simple and friendly solution for remote access over the Internet.
    • September 15, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 19,354 downloads
  • Improve your browsing experience with Mozilla's open-source and highly acclaimed Firefox.
    • September 13, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 199,721 downloads
  • µTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint.
    • September 12, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 29,974 downloads
  • Find out which program has a particular file or directory open.
    • September 12, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 16,550 downloads
  • Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) makes your files and folders easy to manage.
    • September 11, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 2,264 downloads
  • Trillian is a multinetwork chat client that currently supports mIRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo Messenger.
    • September 11, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 12,064 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.
    • September 10, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android/iOS
    • 6,078 downloads
  • Provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
    • September 10, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 105,909 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
    • 31,412 downloads
  • Chrome combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
    • September 9, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 51,569 downloads
  • Foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform.
    • September 9, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 6,777 downloads
  • Free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment.
    • September 8, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 13,286 downloads
  • FileZilla is a fast FTP and SFTP client for Windows with a lot of features.
    • September 7, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 8,274 downloads
  • Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM.
    • September 6, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android
    • 2,640 downloads
  • K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs, DirectShow filters and tools.
    • September 5, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 445,342 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)
    • 67,941 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
    • 1,058,767 downloads
  • One of the most complete and popular digital distribution platforms for games.
    • September 2, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 72,074 downloads
  • Uninstall any program with the most advanced uninstaller software.
    • September 1, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 160,779 downloads
  • phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web.
    • September 1, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 2,271 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)
    • 34,399 downloads
  • OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is the one place for everything in your life.
    • August 29, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android/iOS
    • 10,289 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
    • 9,783 downloads
  • Easily creates PDFs from any Windows program.
    • August 28, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 14,450 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
    • 6,077 downloads
  • Freeware system optimization tool that removes unused and temporary files.
    • August 26, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 175,775 downloads
  • The ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers.
    • August 25, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 7,444 downloads
  • WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows.
    • August 21, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 6,830 downloads
  • The private and individual use of the AntiVir Personal Edition is completely free of charge.
    • August 21, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 571,560 downloads
  • Foxit Reader is a free reader for PDF documents. You can view and print PDF documents with it.
    • August 20, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 10,872 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)
    • 62,213 downloads
  • All around tool, benchmarking, system diagnostic and analyser.
    • August 18, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 437,977 downloads
  • Picasa is free photo editing software from Google that makes your pictures look great.
    • August 13, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
    • 10,341 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)
    • 16,748 downloads
  • Free Comodo Firewall with prevention-based protection.
    • August 11, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 11,610 downloads
  • Google Drive. Keep everything. Share anything.
    • August 12, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 2,845 downloads
  • Play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt and other extensions) without having to install QuickTime Player.
    • August 6, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows XP/Vista/7
    • 55,679 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)
    • 6,136 downloads
  • WinZip is bar none, the most popular and useful file compression utility out there.
    • August 1, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 11,123 downloads
  • Movie Player for Mac OS X based on QuickTime and FFMPEG.
    • August 1, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Mac OS X
    • 7,956 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
    • 25,763 downloads
  • Rename multiple files with the click of a button. Batch renaming made easy.
    • July 29, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 10,776 downloads
  • Image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows.
    • July 23, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 10,946 downloads
  • Powerful Windows file manager replacement. Although this is a shareware it is fully functional.
    • July 23, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 6,668,723 downloads
  • Small tool for editing mpeg audio directly.
    • July 22, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 286,935 downloads
  • Designed to protect personal computers running Windows from malicious programs.
    • July 7, 2014
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 14,662 downloads
  • Free BitTorrent client written from scratch in C that aims to be as efficient as possible.
    • July 2, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Mac OS X
    • 8,405 downloads
  • Scan for spyware, adware, hijackers and other malicious software.
    • July 1, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 45,095 downloads
  • avast! Free Antivirus is perfect for people who send e-mails and surf popular websites.
    • June 27, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android
    • 75,808 downloads
  • Edit and convert graphics files with this top-notch image viewer.
    • June 23, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 1,982,533 downloads
  • Make screenshots. Draw on it. Shoot video and share your files. It's fast, easy and free.
    • June 20, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
    • 955 downloads
  • Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter.
    • June 9, 2014
    • Adware
    • Windows (all)
    • 24,563 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
    • 14,574,007 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
    • 7,852 downloads
  • Safeguard your online life with the best proactive solution that will not slow you down.
    • May 20, 2014
    • Trial
    • Windows (all)
    • 14,704 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
    • 56,601 downloads
  • OpenVPN is an open source VPN daemon.
    • May 3, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
    • 20,511 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)
    • 35,644 downloads
  • XviD aims to develope a high quality open-source MPEG-4 codec.
    • April 14, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 30,326 downloads
  • Create PDF documents on the fly — for Free.
    • March 10, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 12,438 downloads
  • Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows.
    • February 3, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
    • 7,099 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
    • 574 downloads
  • Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop.
    • November 15, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
    • 56,471 downloads
  • Performance boost solution for Intel Graphics Media Accelerator series.
    • August 2, 2013
    • Donationware
    • Windows (all)
    • 845,985 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
    • 715 downloads
  • Daemon Tools is a virtual cd/dvd-rom emulator.
    • July 22, 2013
    • Shareware
    • Windows (all)
    • 277,847 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
    • 5,788 downloads
  • ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application.
    • June 17, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 672,201 downloads
  • Unlock files that you can not delete.
    • May 20, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 209,941 downloads
  • The general goal of this 90's games is to create a series of Rube Goldberg devices.
    • March 15, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 8,861 downloads
  • Wolfenstein 3D is an action first person shooter published in 1992 by Apogee Software, Ltd.
    • March 11, 2013
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 1,336 downloads
  • Fan control for Apple MacBooks in OS X. Make your Mac run cooler.
    • October 11, 2012
    • Freeware
    • Mac OS X
    • 2,122 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)
    • 5,756 downloads
  • 7-Zip is a file archiver with high compression ratio.
    • August 23, 2012
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 11,303 downloads
  • Allows you to play QuickTime files without having to install the official QuickTime Player.
    • December 16, 2010
    • Freeware
    • Windows XP/Vista/7
    • 12,478 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)
    • 83,851 downloads
  • Awesome remake of this game classic.
    • August 10, 2005
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
    • 23,739 downloads