The Best Software

Here are some of my favourite software. Most software here is FOSS and almost all of the software listed are free or have good free tiers. Open source and proprietary software are in different categories. I will also list good websites in a different category.

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RemovedUserList by RemovedUser, last updated 2023-04-26
  1. Open Source

  2. 7-Zip icon

    7-Zip is a file archiver witha high compression ratio. And a good one.

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

    Good out of the box

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • ...
    Start Page
  4. Mozilla Firefox icon

    Mozilla's browser. Tip: Tweak your browser's settings.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Flatpak
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Gecko
    • ...
    Landing page
  5. VLC Media Player icon

    Best video player. No argument.

    • 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
  6. uBlock Origin icon

    The best content blocker for Firefox, Chrome and their forks.

    • Ad Blocker
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi
    • Google Chrome
    • Pale Moon
    • Thunderbird
    • Opera
    • Node.JS
    • Chromium
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • ...
    uBlock Origin screenshot 1
  7. GIMP icon

    Best Photoshop alternative.

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

    Powerful office suite, best Microsoft Office alternative.

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

    Complete sketching and painting editor.

    • Image Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android Tablet
    • Epic Games Store
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • ...
    Main Window
  10. Inkscape icon

    Open souce Vector graphics editor, similar to Illustrator but FOSS.

    • ...
    Inkscape screenshot 1
  11. Thunderbird icon

    Good free email client by Mozilla.

    • Email Client
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • ...
    Thunderbird screenshot 1
  12. Bitwarden icon

    Best free password manager out there.

    • Password Manager
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple Watch
    • Snapcraft
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Tor Browser
    • Safari
    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Flatpak
    • Cloudron
    • Opera
    • Chocolatey
    • Mono
    • Brave
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • ...
    Desktop app on macOS
  13. Signal icon

    Signal is a messaging app that uses the Signal protocol.

    • Instant Messenger
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Flathub
    • Ubuntu
    • Debian
    • ...
    Signal screenshot 1
  14. Telegram icon

    Messaging app. Open source, but the servers are closed-source and proprietary.

    • Group Chat App
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Linux Mobile
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
    • ...
    Telegram Desktop
  15. Notepad++ icon

    Free source code editor and Notepad replacement Windows only (but Linux users can compile it?)

    • ...
    Notepad++ screenshot 1
  16. WinDirStat icon

    See what's using your storage space visually. Windows only unfortunately.

    • ...
    Folder sorted after their foldersize
  17. DiskUsage icon

    See what's using up your space visually... on your phone or tablet. Android only.

    • ...
    DiskUsage screenshot 1
  18. qBittorrent icon

    Best free torrent client and uTorrent alternative (don't even consider using it!)

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

    Use different operating systems (Windows, Linux...) in virtual machines.

    • ...
    VirtualBox Manager
  20. Linux Mint icon

    Good Linux distro (especially for beginners)

    • ...
    Linux Mint screenshot 1
  21. Proprietary :(

  22. IrfanView icon

    Good image viewer (also it's just 5MB!) Windows only.

    • Image Viewer
    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    IrfanView screenshot 1
  23. Vivaldi icon

    Very customizable and unique features (but read the browser privacy policy!)

    • Web Browser
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Flathub
    • ...
    Vivaldi screenshot 1
  24. Discord icon

    Freemium messaging app, if you didn't know already.

    • Group Chat App
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Epic Games Store
    • Flathub
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    • Snapcraft
    • ...
    Discord screenshot 1
  25. Wise Program Uninstaller icon

    Uninstaller software, it just works.

    • ...
    Wise Program Uninstaller screenshot 1
  26. Revo Uninstaller icon

    Popular uninstaller tool?

    • ...
    Main window
  27. Websites

  28. AlternativeTo icon

    You're using this right now :)

    • ...
    AlternativeTo Dashboard with News and New App Releases

This list was created by RemovedUser Jun 11, 2022 and was last updated Apr 26, 2023. The list has 25 apps.

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