Misc Software

List of Free Software

 

Web Design and Development Software (See video)

KompoZer – Web-page creator/editor similar to Adobe Dreamweaver
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Notepad++ – Text editor and source code editor with features
(Open Source, Window Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

FileZilla – File Transfer Protocol, FTP, client and server
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

XAMPP – Server Package. Apache Server, MySQL Database, PHP&Perl Interpreters
(*Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Eclipse IDE – Development Environment for java, javascript, C, python, PHP, and more
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

*you can find related tools on my pages for free browser extensions and free web apps.

Business and General Productivity Software (See video)

GNUCash – Financial accounting software similar to QuickBooks
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

OpenProj – Project management software similar to Microsoft Project
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Freemind – Mind-mapping and idea organization/sharing tool
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Rapidminer – Data Mining environment. Machine learning, Analysis…
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

LibreOffice – Office productivity suite similar to Microsoft Office
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Document and PDF Editing Tools (See video)

SumatraPDF – Fast and lightweight PDF and document viewer
(Open Source, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Okular – Universal documents viewer. PDF, Postscript, XPS, ePub…+
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

PDFsam – Split and/or merge PDF files
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

PDFCreator – Lets you ‘print’ to a PDF file. Installs a virtual printer
(Open Source, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

FreeOCR – Convert text from an image or scanned document into editable text
(Free for P&C Use, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

*for PDF editing and creation, see also LibreOffice and Scribus
*to search for words within multiple PDF documents, see also DocFetcher

Data Privacy and Cryptography Software (See video)

KeePassX – Password manager and encrypted user info database
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

TrueCrypt – Disk and file encryption software
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

CrypTool & jCrypTool – Tool to learn cryptography and crypt-analysis
(Open Source, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

7zip – Archiving and file compression tool. Can encrypt / decrypt archives
(Open Source, Win / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Eraser – Can permanently delete sensitive data from your hard drive
(Open Source, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Browsing Stealth and Anonymity Tools (See video)

Chromium Incognito* – Stealth web browsing. No history or cookies
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Tor Browser Bundle – Protects your identity / IP while web browsing
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Tails OS – A complete temporary and anonymous OS on a USB or CD
(Get Download, View Tutorials)

PeerBlock – Firewall management program / IP Blocker
(Open Source, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Freenet – Decentralized communication platform. Blogs, sites, chat…
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

BleachBit – Utility for freeing disk space and deleting private data
(Open Source, Win / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Network and Communications Software (See video)

Thunderbird – Email client similar to Microsoft Office and Apple Mail
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Pidgin – Universal chat client. AIM, Google Talk, MSN, Yahoo, +more
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

OpenVPN – Virtual Private Network. Point to Point Remote Access
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

OpenRemote – Home automation control and remote software
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux / Mobile, Get Download, View Tutorials)

PuTTY – A client for SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP protocols
(Open Source, Win / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Virtualization and Cross Platform Solutions (See video)

VirtualBox – Lets you run a virtual machine(s) on one computer
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Synergy – Control multiple computers with 1 keyboard and mouse
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

cygwin – Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Windows
(Open Source, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

HFS Explorer – Can read Mac-formatted hard disks and disk images
(Open Source, Win / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

*for a virtual disc drive tool, to mount .iso files, see also WinCDemu.

File Search and Recovery Tools (See video)

DocFetcher – Search contents of multiple documents for words/phrases
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Agent Ransak – Search for words within a document, and for files
(Free, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Search Everything – Quick search tool for finding files
(Free for P&C use, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

WinDirStat – Disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool
(Open Source, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Recuva – Recover deleted files. Has a GUI
(Free/Paid, Windows Only, Get Download, View Tutorials)

Testdisk / PhotoRec – Recover deleted files. Command-Line only tool
(Open Source, Win / Mac / Linux, Get Download, View Tutorials)

UbuntuLiveCD – Can be used to recover data from damaged or locked hard drives
(Open Source, OS Independent, Get Download, View Tutorials)

HirensBootCD – Collection of free computer diagnostic, repair, and recovery tools
(Free, OS Independent, Get Download, View Tutorials)