Some great free software that I use (or have used) and recommend can be found here. I will only list it here if I really use it and it's really worth a download. I use nearly all freeware and open source software, except most of my video games of course. You can also expect this list to not contain any software which will install adware, malware, spyware, or any other ware without your permission. :)

I am very diligent about making sure I don't install software on my machines that may contain additional software packages that are not needed by the software and serve to only gain the author's some profit. I do support the work of the authors however in other ways such as allowing in application ads to show (if not intrusive) or contributing to the project in ways that I can, but I do not want to install malware on my pc.

I fully support Open Source software and I prefer to use it instead of Freeware and especially Shareware. I usually stay clear of shareware except in rare cases where the software is actually not too limited and does what I need. I use ClamAV for scanning downloaded files. You should be able to trust this list to be free from viruses, but you should always use your own judgement when downloading and installing software from anywhere.

This is mainly for my use. I want to eventually add a lot more software that I use here for my own personal database of software so I can easily find what I have previously used before after some event such as data loss or an operating system re-installation. But I have hosted it publicly so other's may benefit from a curated list of good software.

If you happen to find a mistake in this list, or you find some software listed here that does have some sort of spyware, malware, or adware; please let me know on the contact page.

You may click on the words in each column except for Name and URLs to filter the software list. Click 'Clear Filters' to clear all the filters you applied.

Platform Legend:
W=Windows | L=Linux | A=Android

License Explanations:
Open Source: This software is free and open source.
Freeware: This software is completely free to use, usually only for personal use.
Shareware: This is usually a time or function limited version.

Free Software

Name Type Platform License URLs
Name Type Platform License URLs
AnVir Task Manager Free System Maintenance W Freeware Website
ATITool Overclocking W Freeware Website
CamStudio Screen Capture W Open Source Website
Console Terminal Emulator W Open Source Website
ConEmu Terminal Emulator W Open Source Website
Disk Investigator Hard Disk Utility W Freeware Website
DOSShell GUI Frontend W Freeware Website
EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition Disk Management W Freeware Website
ExactFile File Utility W Freeware Website
FileHippo Update Checker Update Manager W Freeware Website
foobar2000 Multimedia W Freeware Website
FreeMeter Bandwidth Meter W Freeware Website
Free Registry Defrag System Maintenance W Freeware Website
FurMark Benchmark W Freeware Website
GameSave Manager Utility W Freeware Website
GOM Player Multimedia W Freeware Website
HD Tach Benchmark W Shareware Download
HD Tune (Not Pro) Benchmark W Freeware Website
Heaven Benchmark Benchmark W,L Freeware Website
HijackThis System Maintenance W Open Source Website
ImageMagick Image Utility W,L Open Source Website
Kompozer WYSIWYG Web Editor W,L Open Source Website
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware System Maintenance W Freeware Website
Oracle VirtualBox Virtual Machine W,L Open Source Website
Paint.NET Image Editor W Freeware Website
PhysX FluidMark Benchmark W Freeware Website
R4 Vis Audio Visualizer W Freeware Website
RivaTuner VGA Tool / System Monitor W Freeware Website
ShareX Screen Capture W Open Source Website
Smart Defrag System Maintenance W Freeware Website
SpeedFan System Monitor W Freeware Website
Spybot - Search & Destroy System Maintenance W Freeware Website
TeamViewer Remote Support W,L Freeware Website
VLC Media Player Multimedia W,L Open Source Website
XVI32 Hex Editor W Freeware Website