Basic software for Windows with free license

My collection of basic software for Windows with a free license, which is suitable for solving various everyday tasks.

Igor Potapov
Igor PotapovList by Igor Potapov, last updated 2021-02-07
  1. LibreOffice icon

    LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It is an independently-developed version of the OpenOffice.org suite.

    • Office Suite
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Android
    • ...
    LibreOffice Writer on Linux
  2. ONLYOFFICE icon

    ONLYOFFICE is an open-source online collaborative office combining editors for documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms. It is compatible with all popular formats and features maximum support for MS Office files.

    • Word Processor
    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Flatpak
    • Cloudron
    • ...
    ONLYOFFICE screenshot 1
  3. PDF24 Creator icon

    PDF24 Creator is free and feature-filled PDF creation, merging and conversion tool for Windows. Its unique feature among the free PDF printer tools is an editor, which allows to easily assemble, create and modify PDF files with Drag & Drop.

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    Main window
  4. 7-Zip icon

    File archiver with a high compression ratio.

    • File Archiver
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • ReactOS
    • ...
    Main Window
  5. XnView icon

    XnView is a utility for viewing and converting graphic files. XnView is provided as FREEWARE for private non-commercial or educational use (including non-profit organization).

    • Image Viewer
    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • ReactOS
    • ...
    Viewer Window (windows version)
  6. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

    • Media Player
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • AppImageHub
    • Apple Watch
    • Snapcraft
    • Google Chrome
    • Apple TV
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • Android TV
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • ...
    VLC Media Player screenshot 1
  7. AIMP icon

    AIMP is a powerful free audio player that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.

    • Audio Player
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    AIMP screenshot 1
  8. Everything icon

    "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on local or removable NTFS volumes on your computer (hence the name...

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    Locate files and folders by name instantly.
  9. Jitsi Meet Electron icon

    Desktop application for Jitsi Meet built with Electron. Features remote control, always-On-Top window and works with any Jitsi Meet deployment.

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    Jitsi Meet Electron screenshot 1
  10. qBittorrent icon

    Torrents are one of the best methods out there for distributing files over the Internet, both legit and legal content as well as some not-so-legal and a bit shady "stuff."

    • Torrent Client
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • ...
    qBittorrent screenshot 1
  11. DWService icon

    DWService is a half (only the client/agent) open source project which offers a service that allows access to remote systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry...) using a standard web browser - without any component required on the client side.

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    It allows you to fully control the remote system by displaying its screen and allowing cursor control and keyboard input
  12. Paint.NET icon

    Paint.net is a free and very capable image editing software for Windows. Great alternative to Photoshop for people that do not need all the stuff PS offers.

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    Paint.NET screenshot 1
  13. GIMP icon

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

    • Image Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Flatpak
    • AmigaOS
    • ...
    yes
  14. Blender icon

    Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.

    • 3D Modeler
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Steam
    • Flatpak
    • ...
    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
  15. Inkscape icon

    Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

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    Inkscape screenshot 1
  16. NitroShare icon

    A network file-sharing application that makes sending a file to another machine on the local network as easy as dragging-and-dropping.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • ...
    Wizard
  17. VideoPad icon

    VideoPad is video editing & movie making software that lets you edit video & movies. VideoPad is a fully featured video editor for creating professional quality videos in minutes on PC/Mac. Over 50+ Visual Effects, transitions, audio library & more.

    • Video Editor
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    • ...
    VideoPad screenshot 1
  18. draw.io icon

    Note: This software is now renamed as "diagrams.net", however, it is still popularly known as "draw.io".

    • Mind Mapping Tool
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Notion
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • PortableApps.com
    • Google Drive
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Google Slides
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    • ...
    Use the diagram editor in dark mode. Go to app.diagrams.net/?splash=0&ui=dark
  19. LightShot icon

    Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows and Mac platforms, with the added advantage of automatically uploading it online for sharing or editing.

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    LightShot's site prnt.sc or prntscr.com
  20. SoundSwitch icon

    SoundSwitch makes it easier to switch playback devices (sound cards). With SoundSwitch you configure once between which Playback devices you want to toggle and then you can press Ctrl+Alt+F11 to toggle automatically!.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • ...
    SoundSwitch screenshot 1
  21. AOMEI Partition Assistant icon

    AOMEI Partition Assistant is a disk partition management software which has earned good reputation among worldwide users. It comes with so many powerful features that you can completely control your hard disk and partition.

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    Main Window
  22. Bulk Crap Uninstaller icon

    Bulk Crap Uninstaller (in short BCUninstaller or BCU) is a free (as in speech and beer) bulk program uninstaller with advanced automation. It excels at removing large amounts of applications with minimal to no user input, while requiring next to no technical knowledge.

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    Bulk Crap Uninstaller screenshot 1
  23. FreeCommander icon

    FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock.

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    FreeCommander screenshot 1
  24. Audacity icon

    Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.

    • Audio Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • LAME
    • ...
    Audacity screenshot 1
  25. AnyBurn icon

    AnyBurn is a light weight but professional CD / DVD / Blu-ray burning software that everyone must have. It provides a free and complete solution for burning.

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    AnyBurn screenshot 1

This list was created by Igor Potapov Feb 7, 2021 and was last updated Feb 7, 2021. The list has 25 apps.

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