Best free Windows apps

My favorite apps, which I have been carefully choosing and trying for many years. You will like it if you are an advanced PC user, or like me, a crazy Computer Graphics fan. It also for you if you don't mind to listen to good Music, or, maybe, spend hours behind great movies, comics or manga. It also includes several apps for learning languages and a few apps for organizing more productive work.

Kuro Koboku
Kuro KobokuList by Kuro Koboku, last updated 2024-01-18
  1. Must have

  2. Patch My PC icon

    Easy way to update and install software. No more annoying pop up windows. All you need is just in one place.

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    Patch My PC screenshot 1
  3. Brave icon

    Finally, I have found a worthy alternative for Google Chrome. Based on the original Chrome engine it works as fast as Google and supports all Chrome extensions. The difference is that Brave ensures you with great privacy, which also includes bonuses like embed ads and tracks blockers.

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

    Best substitution of Microsoft Office. Completely free. Light-weight, nice and clean.

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

    Image viewer. Powerful viewing options, modern design and build color picker. Awesome tools for all graphic designers.

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    ImageGlass screenshot 1
  6. PotPlayer icon

    Video player. Can play anything, fast and free. Has some advanced subtitle displaying options. Coming with built-in YouTube player and translator.

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    Main Window. Desktop UI, playing YouTube video.
  7. MusicBee icon

    Music player. Nice UI, many fascinating built themes, plugins, can download missing files from the Internet, similar to Foobar, but simper to use

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    Promo 1: Main Features
  8. PeaZip icon

    File archiver. Light, free and multifunctional

    • File Archiver
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    PeaZip
  9. SumatraPDF icon

    PDF reader. Very clean interface and easy to use

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    SumatraPDF screenshot 1
  10. qBittorrent icon

    Bittorrent client. Non-ads, tags, integrated search engine, well-considered hierarchy downloading options

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

    PC Cleaner. Easy to use, automate monitoring and cleaning

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    General Cleaner
  12. Bitdefender Antivirus icon

    Antivirus. Only essential functions, really simple and clear interface. It works quietly in the background and doesn't annoy you all time, meanwhile does its work perfectly

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    Bitdefender Antivirus screenshot 1
  13. Entertaiment

  14. Feedly icon

    RSS Reader. Best way to collect and organize your all favorite sites in one place through RSS. It saves your time by organizing all news as castomazible cards.

    • News Reader
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Kindle Fire
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Feedly screenshot 1
  15. YouTube icon

    Video streaming service. Well, you know, you can find anything here!

    • Video Streaming App
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • KaiOS
    • Fire TV
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox
    • ...
    YouTube screenshot 1
  16. Spotify icon

    Music streaming. Nice and clean UI, simple sharing and creating tags, huge catalog

    • Music Streaming Service
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • Kindle Fire
    • Playstation
    • Fire TV
    • Xbox
    • ...
    Spotify screenshot 1
  17. Steam icon

    Game store. Best for games. Discounts.

    • Game Store
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Flathub
    • SteamOS
    • ...
    Steam Store
  18. calibre icon

    E-book library management. eBook viewer and Converter. Using to send books on my Kindle.

    • Ebook Reader
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Homebrew
    • ...
    calibre screenshot 1
  19. WebTorrent icon

    Whatch torrent movies instantly without downloading them preliminarily

    • Video Streaming App
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Node.JS
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    • ...
    WebTorrent screenshot 1
  20. YACReader icon

    Comics Reader. Read comics or manga and create your own library, tags

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    YACReader screenshot 1
  21. Be productive

  22. Microsoft To Do icon

    Planer. Plan and organize your tasks. Clear and simple interface.

    • Todo List Manager
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • ...
    Microsoft To Do screenshot 1
  23. Joplin icon

    Notebook. Take notes. All kind of works. Privacy-foccused and excellent Chrome extension

    • Note-taking Tool
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Cloudron
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Termux
    • Firefox
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    Desktop and mobile apps
  24. Pocket icon

    Webpage saver. Clear and friendly interface, Ofline mod

    • Bookmark Manager
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Pocket screenshot 1
    Pocket screenshot 2
    Pocket screenshot 3
  25. Trello icon

    Lists. Organize your life, work and tusks by simply making boards and cards. You can add tags, and colors, than filter what you need and make links berween different platforms.

    • Project Management Tool
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • ...
    Trello screenshot 1
  26. Toggl Track icon

    Time Tracker for freelancers

    • Time Tracking Tool
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Toggl Track screenshot 1
  27. Customization

  28. QTTabBar icon

    Adding tabs into Windows's Explorer. Perfectly fits into Windows ecosystem. Plus the additional option of quick files preview comes as an extra bonus.

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    Tabbed Explorer
  29. Rainmeter icon

    Customize your desktop with custom themes and widgets. Really powerful, only minus - can a bit slow down your PC.

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    Rainmeter screenshot 1
  30. TaskbarX icon

    It's kind cool to have apps in the taskbar aligned in the middle. Don't need installing

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    TaskbarX screenshot 1
  31. Wallhaven icon

    Wallpapers. Awesome wallpapers for Geeks, otaku

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    Homepage
  32. For learning Languages

  33. QuestSoft QTranslate icon

    Translator. Small and useful, 3 in 1 (translator, dictionary, OCR)

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    Main application window.
  34. Grammarly icon

    Grammar checker. Check Grummer and get feedback about your mistakes

    • Grammar Checker
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Safari
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Grammarly screenshot 1
  35. Reverso Context icon

    Translator. Undestand meanings better by context

    • Translator
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • ...
    Reverso Context screenshot 1
    Reverso Context screenshot 2
    Reverso Context screenshot 3
  36. Anki icon

    Repetitions. Smart repetitions algorithm, amazingly customizable

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    A simple card on Mac
  37. Working with audio, video and graphics

  38. GIMP icon

    Rast image editor. Can do almost all that Photoshop does, but free. With minimalistic dark the,e looks good either.

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

    Vector image editor. Not as many functions as in Illustrator, but still very good at working with curves. And has better color picker. Oh, and it's also free

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    Inkscape screenshot 1
  40. Audacity icon

    Audio-editor. Good for quick audio post-processing

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

    3D-modeling. Small and powerful. A lot of tutorials

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

    Image-viewer. Perfect for working with reference images

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    PureRef screenshot 1
  43. Flameshot icon

    Screenshoter. Simple and instantly quick

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    Flameshot screenshot 1
  44. Krita icon

    Sketching/Painting. Like SAI, free and powerful

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

    Tool for designing website and mobile app prototypes

    • Prototyping Tool
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • ...
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  46. OBS Studio icon

    Video Broadcaster. Good not only for streaming but also just recording your screen. Paste your webcam, create differents scenes, twick your microphon and other fany stuff.

    • Screen Recorder
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • FreeBSD
    • ...
    OBS Studio screenshot 1
  47. darktable icon

    For photos editing. Not tried this one, but looking good

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    Darktable’s lighttable mode showing a collection
  48. HandBrake icon

    Video-converter. Simple to use, a lot of possible format options

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    Main UI (Windows)
  49. Upscayl icon

    Upscaler. Different upscaling methods, lightweight.

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    Upscayl screenshot 1
  50. Useful Utilities

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This list was created by Kuro Koboku Jan 4, 2019 and was last updated Jan 18, 2024. The list has 56 apps.

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