Software Freebies

The Internet is home to many applications that are freely available. Better still, many of these programs are as good as, if not better in some respects, than their commercial counterparts. Whether you need anti-virus protection, a backup utility, security software, or graphics tools, you're sure to find something of interest here. All the programs we feature in this section are freeware. That means the programs are completely free with no trial or evaluation period.

  • Privacy Eraser

    Privacy Eraser

    Billed as an all-in-one privacy suite, Privacy Eraser from Cybertron Software will spring clean your Windows PC. This award-winning tool provides a number of major features, such as cookie removal, a file shredder, drive wiper, registry cleaner, and more. Read More...

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  • Grammarly


    A fantastic free grammar checking download with over 10 million users. Grammarly is the perfect tool if you write on a regular basis. It ensures your writing is free from errors, whether you’re writing an e-mail, completing an assignment, or writing a business proposal. Available as an add-on for most popular browsers on Windows and Mac, and also for iOS and Android smartphones.

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  • Dashlane


    Here's a fantastic, user-friendly password management tool, available for Windows, Linux, Apple, plus smartphones (Android and iOS). Dashlane allows you to generate a variety of strong passwords for all your online accounts, instantly increasing your online security. You’ll never have a problem remembering all your passwords again! Read More...

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  • AVG Antivirus

    AVG Free Anti-Virus

    Here’s another excellent free anti-virus program that's perfect for guarding your computer or smartphone against malware, viruses and other harmful files. With protection for unlimited devices, it's a solid and popular choice. Available for Windows PC, Mac and Android devices. Read More...

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  • Don't Leave It!

    Don’t Leave It! App

    Do you often struggle to remember your personal belongings? Try out Don't Leave It! (available for Apple iOS devices). This app is ideal for helping you remember to bring personal items. There are 80 items by default, but you also add your own. The perimeter distance function lets you set a virtual perimeter around your stuff, so if you walk away, you’ll gain an instant reminder. For Apple iPhone and iPad. Read More...

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  • Teamviewer


    Have you ever wanted to offer technical assistance to a friend, or access your home computer on the move? If so, check out TeamViewer, a free remote access and desktop sharing program. The software is completely free for non-commercial use and allows you to remotely control a computer as if you were sat right in front of it. Read More...

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  • Kaspersky Free

    Free Kaspersky Security Software

    On this page, you'll find a selection of free security utilities from Kaspersky, one of the world's leading anti-virus companies. This includes software such as Password Manager, PC Cleaner, Kaspersky Safe Kids, Security Scan, Virus Removal Tool, QR Scanner, Rescue Disk, Safe Browser, and others. Tools are available for PC, Mac and Android/iOS smartphones. Read More...

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  • Aviary


    An impressive free online photo editor from Adobe. By using Aviary, you can enhance and edit photos via your browser or smartphone. Included are tools to edit layers, merge photos, crop images, create logos, match colours and more. To begin, upload the image you wish to work with, then select the appropriate tools from the menus. Alternatively, you can specify a URL (Web address) to an image already located online, or download the smartphone app. Read More...

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  • Foxit PDF

    Foxit Reader

    The Downloads section on the Foxit website contains a varied bunch of free and trial-based PDF tools, including the popular Foxit Reader, a fast, feature-rich PDF viewer. Here, you’ll also find some handy PDF utilities for your smartphone (iOS, Android and Windows devices) that let you read and manage PDF documents when away from your desk. Read More...

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  • Unchecky


    Are you concerned about unwanted add-ons when installing new software? Unchecky keeps an eye out for unrelated offers and alerts you if an application attempts to install something extra. Adware, search toolbars, and other annoyances can easily creep in if left unchecked, so let Unchecky do the hard work. Note: the software will function on Microsoft Windows XP and above. Read More...

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  • BurnAware

    BurnAware Free

    The “free” version of BurnAware is a polished CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc burning program, allowing you to quickly create discs containing audio, data or video files. The software is ideal for creating backups and comes complete with a smooth and sleek interface, so it's a breeze navigating common tasks. Available for personal use only. Compatible with Microsoft Windows. Read More...

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  • Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield

    A highly popular free VPN (Virtual Private Network) utility for Windows, Mac and Android. The free advert-supported version has over 400 million downloads and lets you surf the Internet securely. The software enables you to surf anonymously, access blocked sites, and stay safe when online shopping or accessing banking details, especially when using public Wi-Fi. Read More...

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  • Ashampoo

    Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

    A highly rated and popular disc burning program for Microsoft Windows. Ashampoo Burning Studio Free is a suite of software dedicated to burning CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. If you need a free utility to help you create the perfect disc, you’ll find this powerful and user-friendly. Read More...

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  • Vivaldi


    This free, up-and-coming Web browser makes an interesting alternative to some the better-known browsers available. Customisable and with plenty of features, Vivaldi lets you get on with browsing the Web. Available as a download for Windows, Mac and Linux. Read More...

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  • Opera Mail

    Opera Mail

    A free and impressive e-mail client that gets the job done without unnecessary fuss. Features include: a customisable layout, spam filtering, contact management, advanced search, and more. For Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux. Read More...

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  • Pixlr


    Autodesk's Pixlr is an excellent suite of free online image editing tools. Various free applications are available, including an online photo editing suite, and also tools for quickly applying filters, overlays and retro effects. The service even includes an image editor for smartphones. Read More...

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  • CCleaner


    An immensely popular, award-winning, free computer optimisation and cleaning tool that has amassed millions of downloads worldwide. Available for Windows, Mac and Android devices, CCleaner helps to de-clutter your system, allowing your computer to run smoother, faster and more securely. Read More...

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  • ToolWiz


    Here's an excellent roundup of freeware utilities for your smartphone, Windows or Mac computer. ToolWiz has over 20 tools, including software to clean and optimise your system, manage your photos, defragment your file system and save your mobile phone’s battery life. Read More...

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  • Glary Utilities

    Glary Utilities

    Has your computer started to slow down over time? This free software download for Windows allows you to speed up your computer by fixing errors, managing files, and tweaking your settings. Glary Utilities contains over 20 different tools to help optimise your system, and with 40 million downloads, it’s a popular choice. Read More...

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  • Paragon

    Free Paragon Backup & Disk Software

    An excellent collection of free backup, file recovery and disk management software for Windows, Mac and Linux. Paragon provides a neat selection of tools to help you perform a variety of tasks, from partitioning your disk to securely erasing important data. Read More...

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  • OneNote

    Microsoft OneNote

    "All your notes on all your devices". This handy free download from Microsoft is ideal for creating to-do lists, noting down ideas, or for remembering tasks. The program works on numerous platforms, including PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Phone and Amazon Kindle. It’s a versatile and effective way to organise your life. Read More...

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  • Stellarium


    A superb free and open source planetarium-style program offering realistic views of the cosmos directly from your computer desktop. If you are an avid stargazer, this program is a must-download. Read More...

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  • LastPass


    If like many people you struggle to remember passwords for websites, this tool is the solution. LastPass is a popular and free password manager that goes beyond just remembering passwords. It also acts as a form filler, password generator, and can even securely manage your credit cards, speeding up your online shopping. Read More...

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  • SpywareBlaster


    Are you wary about spyware? You needn't be if you install SpywareBlaster. Unlike similar programs that scan, detect and then clean your computer of any programs attempting to monitor your actions, SpywareBlaster takes a different route and prevents them from being installed in the first place. Available for Microsoft Windows. Read More...

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  • Panda Antivirus

    Panda Free Antivirus

    A lightweight and easy to use anti-virus solution from the reputable Panda Security company. If your current anti-virus program is causing your computer's performance to dip, try this for size. You won’t be disappointed. Available for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Read More...

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  • Icecream Apps

    Icecream Apps

    This free software provider features a useful selection of high quality, feature-rich freeware programs, including: Media Converter, Screen Recorder, PDF tool, Image Resizer, Presentation/Slideshow Maker, and Ebook Reader. Icecream Apps specialise in easy to use programs with widespread appeal. Available for Microsoft Windows. Read More...

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  • Ad-aware

    Lavasoft Ad-aware

    One of the most popular free anti-virus and malware utilities, this complete solution detects and removes all kinds of dodgy files, including trojan horses, worms and "malware" (a term applied to malicious software purposely designed to harm computers). Read More...

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  • Kingsoft Office

    Kingsoft Office Suite Free

    Before you shell out a whole lot of money for a commercial office suite, take a look at Kingsoft Office. It provides a set of free productivity tools, including a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software - all more than capable for the majority of common tasks. Read More...

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  • IOBit


    Want to speed up the performance of your computer? IOBit provides a selection of excellent free software for improving computer security, stability and performance. With over 20 million users worldwide, the company includes utilities to increase system speed, tackle malware, defrag your hard disk, improve mobile security, and more. Available for Windows and Mac. Read More...

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  • Comodo

    Comodo Free Firewall

    A free and award-winning personal firewall, offering a reliable level of protection against hacker attacks. Comodo secures against both internal and external threats, making your system far more secure than if you only used the bundled firewall application with Microsoft Windows. Read More...

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  • Free Serif Software

    Free Serif Software Downloads

    At this site, you can register for free download of Serif's fine PhotoPlus graphics editing software, among other free titles, such as PagePlus, MoviePlus, DrawPlus, and WebPlus. Ideal for a wide variety of tasks, these “starter edition” versions are completely free of charge. Read More...

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  • Avast!


    Download this world renowned free anti-virus program and enjoy protection against viruses and other Internet nasties that can harm your computer. Avast! is user-friendly, lightweight, and can even be installed on mobile devices. Read More...

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