On this page a list of the top 10 of the best free software. In addition, there is particular attention to user-friendliness and functionality. In addition, we have looked at software for a wide audience is interesting. More specific free applications such as FTP software, or compression software, you can elsewhere on our site. All the software is freeware or open source and therefore completely free to use! Download and install the best programs for Windows 10, 7, 8/8.1 (x32, 64 bit) from the official site.
Google Chrome is a free web browser that is characterized in terms of speed and stability. For many years it was Firefox is the favorite browser of many experienced computer users, but this browser was a long time slow and walked often fixed in comparison with Google Chrome. Therefore, we have Firefox replaced Google Chrome in this list of favorite free software. This software was first released in 2008 and in 2012 has become the most popular browser worldwide.
In the past it was often a problem for a browser other than Internet Explorer because many websites do not fit in. Nowadays almost every website and web service to use with all the popular browsers so this is not an obstacle to opt for a web browser other than Internet Explorer.
Google Chrome offers what most people of a web browser expect: a quick, simple, easy to use and stable program. The browser provides useful features such as syncing of bookmarks between different computers, web pages directly to a PDF file, and the Instant feature Page. This function is the first result in the Google search engine already loaded. When you click on this search result opens the page directly without loading time.
This browser from Google is not only available for all desktops, but you can also use a mobile app on Android or iOS smart phones and tablets. The bookmarks and history can be synced between all the devices on which the browser is installed.
Google Chrome gets first place in this free software top 20 thanks to the user friendliness and the many innovative features. Other good free web browser: Opera, Safari, and Firefox.
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Users of Windows 8 have been standard on an antivirus solution that is integrated into the operating system. When you have Windows 7, Vista or XP, you must still install it yourself.
A good virus scanner is necessary if you frequently make use of the internet. And of course, this does everyone in this time. Disadvantage of commercial antivirus software such as Norton Antivirus and McAfee is that the purchase of a license is very expensive. In addition, you must after a certain period (usually a year) to pay again to continue to receive updates.
Unfortunately, the decisions many people, therefore, but absolutely no virus scanner to use while this also just free and legal to download. Microsoft offers a free virus scanner. Microsoft Security Essentials protects Windows computers against spy ware, viruses and other dangerous programs. Security Essentials is suitable for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
We advise anyone still not using a paid virus scanner a free virus scanner such as Microsoft Security Essentials to install. Apple users can make a choice from our list of free virus scanners for Mac OS.
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LibreOffice is such a program which is difficult to imagine is that it free. Yet this formidable open source competitor of Microsoft Office completely free to download and even in the Dutch language available!
2010 was OpenOffice the most popular free office productivity worldwide. After that project was in the hands of Oracle boarded, in September 2010, a large part of the developers from that project to start on a new project with the name LibreOffice. The software of LibreOffice is based on OpenOffice and is for many Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, currently the standard.
This office package includes a word processor, spreadsheet program, presentation software, a database administration tool and mathematical software. So it as wide as commercial office packages.
LibreOffice is a full-fledged alternative to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and all other functions that are part of Microsoft Office. Individuals, and not to mention entrepreneurs, who take a lot of money want to save money on their software expenditure should certainly be a time LibreOffice a try for all possible applications. The office package is also available for all popular operating systems.
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One of the cases where people are much involved in on the internet is the sharing of files. This can be music, movies, software, games, photos, etc.
To quickly and easily share files is a technology developed that makes use of so-called Torrents to exchange files. Bittorrent was the first freeware application that made this possible and this is why those of us with a well-deserved 4th place in this list. There are many torrent programs and which one is the best depends on everyone personal preference. So use the one application with very little PC memory while another application actually has the advantage of more opportunities.
Bittorrent is in any case certainly not a wrong choice to files, free to download and share.
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Everyone knows the problem; sometimes media files such as video or music cannot be played or the colors or sounds distorted, or not at all. That has to do with Windows Media Player or other media player does not have all the correct codecs needed for media files smoothly play.
Fortunately, there is one program which ensures that you (almost) never have to worry about a missing codec, that is VLC media player.
This open source media player gives in 99% of the cases, movies, and music directly without playback problems. This deserves the 5th place in our top 20.
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Popcorn Time is an open source program that allows you to download the latest movies can stream. To do this, the software makes use of the torrent network.
The special thing about Popcorn Time, the beautiful environment, and the direct smooth playback of movies without having to download it. All films are as a poster and per category. If you have a film that you find interesting then you can have a short description by clicking on it. The movie starts after a few seconds (depending on your connection speed) direct to walk.
Both the operation and the appearance of Popcorn Time are almost identical to Netflix. Of course differs the offer of films and series.
Since July 2014 supports Popcorn Time streaming to Apple TV and Chromecast. Allows you to the videos directly to the connected television streaming.
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Picasa is a digital photo management and editing software from Google Inc. With this freeware, you can use the basic edits such as red eye reduction, adjusting photo size, rotate photos, etc. In addition to these editing features is Picasa, a photo management program.
That is to say that Picasa automatically all photo files on your pc door scant and folders in place so you can quickly find. When you take pictures quickly to let you print, email or on the internet want to place can also be the best use Picasa.
A must for anyone working with digital photography.
SiteAdvisor is the best addition to the well-known security programs such as virus scanners and firewalls. SiteAdvisor gives during the search in the Google, Microsoft and Yahoo search engine or a website is safe to visit or not.
SiteAdvisor has a massive database created with website testing. Look at whether a website is virus or spy ware downloads, but also, for example, or specified email addresses are abused for sending spam.
SiteAdvisor gives a green tick or a red cross or a website is safe before you visit and is to a large extent to avoid viruses, spyware and spam. A deserved 8th place.
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Skype allows free calls between Skype users as possible. It doesn matter where in the world the Skype users are located. With this free software program you can via the PC phone calls to anyone with Skype installed on the PC.
A very useful feature of Skype is the conference call, allows you up to 7 people at the same time via Skype speak. Ideal for remote meetings. The chat function and the ability to transfer files, make Skype completely.
Skype is ideal for free phone calls, conference calls, instant messaging and the sending of (large) files.
Owners of a Mac computer may be standard all through each and every program PDFS create. When you are using a Windows computer you must first have a program for install.
PDF Creator is open source software that you can use from any Windows program with a print function to a PDF files can create. You can do this by in the window "print file" to choose the PDF Creator. These functions, as it were, as a virtual printer.
You can save from Word, Photoshop or another computer program to create PDF files.
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