“Free software” means software that respects users' freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer”.

- gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

I updated this list which was forked on April 7th, 2014 from here.

Web browsers

  • Chromium

    Web browser developed by Google, the open source project behind Google Chrome.

  • Firefox

    Extensible browser from Mozilla based on Gecko with fast rendering.

  • qutebrowser

    A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 and QtWebKit.

  • Non Free

    An advanced browser made with the power user in mind.

SSH clients

  • iTerm2

    iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm.

  • KiTTY

    Fork from version 0.63 of PuTTY. Has all the features from the original software, and adds many others.

  • OpenSSH

    Free and Open Source SSH client and daemon with encryption.

  • PuTTY

    A terminal integrated SSH/Telnet client.

FTP Clients

  • FileZilla

    Fast and reliable FTP, FTPS and SFTP client.

  • gFTP

    Multithreaded FTP client for Linux.

  • WinSCP

    Free FTP, SFTP, SCP, WebDAV and S3 client for Windows.

BitTorrent Clients

  • Halite

    C++ BitTorrent client based on libtorrent

  • rTorrent

    Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client.

  • Transmission

    Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client without ads and the like.

Instant messaging

  • Adium

    Free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, XMPP (Jabber), Yahoo, and more.

  • Cryptocat

    Fun, accessible app for having encrypted chat with your friends, right in your browser and mobile phone.

  • Pidgin

    Multi-protocol instant messaging client.

  • Telegram

    Cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed.

  • Tox — Secure messaging for everyone. Skype replacement.

    Tox is not a client, but a core/protocol;

    • Toxic

      An ncurses based instant messaging client.

    • Venom

      cross-platform graphical user interface for Tox written in Vala using GTK+.

    • Poison

      Mac-native GUI built on the Tox core, aiming to make Tox blend in with the look and feel of OS X.

    • and more…

Email clients

  • Geary

    IMAP mail client for GNOME 3.

  • Mutt

    Small but very powerful text-based mail client.

  • Thunderbird

    Feature-rich email client from Mozilla written in GTK+.

IRC Clients

  • Colloquy

    Traditionally, chat clients on the Mac have been anything but glamorous. Colloquy is an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client which aims to fill this void. By adhering to Mac OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of a quality Mac application.

  • HexChat

    Fork of XChat for Linux and Windows.

  • irssi

    Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client.

  • Quassel

    Modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client.

  • WeeChat

    Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client.


Image Viewers

  • ImageGlass

    Lightweight, versatile image viewer

  • nomacs

    Image viewer including support for RAW and .psd images.

Graphics and image manipulation

  • GIMP

    Image editing suite in the vein of proprietary editors such as Adobe Photoshop.

  • Inkscape

    Vector graphics editor, using the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file format.

  • Krita

    digital painting and illustration application

Audio players

  • Amarok

    Mature Qt-based player known for its plethora of features. (KDE)

  • Audacious

    A descendant and successor of XMMS and a “Winamp clone”.

  • Clementine

    A multiplatform music player. Inspired by Amarok 1.4, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music.

  • DeaDBeeF

    Light and fast music player with many features.

  • foobar2000

    advanced freeware audio player with a simple interface but advanced features.

  • Rhythmbox

    GTK+ clone of iTunes.

Sound editing

  • Audacity

    Program that lets you manipulate digital audio waveforms.

Video players

  • mpv

    Movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2.

  • VLC

    Middleweight video player with support for a wide variety of audio and video formats.

Video Editing

  • Avidemux

    Free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.

  • Blender

    Fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite capable of 3D modeling, texturing, and animation, among other things, such as video editing.

  • Cinelerra

    Professional video editing and compositing environment.

  • HandBrake

    Simple yet powerful video transcoder ideal for batch mkv/x264 ripping.

  • Kdenlive

    Designed for basic to semi-professional work. (KDE)

  • OpenShot

    "Stable, free, and friendly to use video editor."

  • Pitivi

    "a powerful, flexible video editor that can appeal to prosumers and professionals." (GNOME)

  • Shotcut

    Free, open source, cross-platform video editor.


  • CamStudio

    Free Streaming Video Software (not really suitable for gaming, use OBS for gaming)

  • glc

    An ALSA & OpenGL capture tool for Linux.

  • Kazam

    A simple screen recorder with design in mind.

  • Open Broadcaster Software

    Free, open source software for live streaming and recording.

  • SimpleScreenRecorder

    A simple yet feature-rich screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. Probably the best screen recorder for Linux.

  • XVidCap

    Small, simple application to record the screen.


Compression tools

  • 7-Zip

    A file archiver with a high compression ratio.

  • Ark

    Archiving tool included in the KDE desktop.

  • p7zip

    Port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. The GUI requires wxGTK and is called 7zFM.

  • Xarchiver

    Lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+.

Screenshot tools

  • Greenshot

    a free screenshot tool optimized for productivity

  • imgur-screenshot

    Bash script that uploads a screen selection to imgur.

  • mac2imgur

    Simple app that instantly uploads screenshots to Imgur and copies the link to your clipboard.

  • maim

    Take screenshots. Like scrot but better.

  • ShareX

    Take a screenshot, have it uploaded and get the URL copied to your clipboard with a single hotkey.

  • Shutter

    Feature-rich screenshot program.

File managers

  • Double Commander

    Cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.

  • Explorer++

    Lightweight and fast file manager for Windows.

  • Midnight Commander

    Console-based, dual-paneled file manager.

  • PCManFM

    Lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and can optionally manage the desktop background.

  • ROX

    Small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels.

  • SpaceFM

    GTK+ multi-panel tabbed file manager.

  • Thunar

    File manager that can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times.

  • Vifm

    Ncurses-based two-panel file manager with vi-like keybindings.

System monitoring

  • Conky

    Lightweight, scriptable system monitor. Equillavant to Rainmeter on Windows.

  • htop

    Simple, ncurses interactive process viewer.


  • Borderless-Gaming

    Make any game fullscreen while maintaining ALT+TAB functionality.

  • Redshift

    Adjusts the color temperature of your screen according to your surroundings. Inspired by f.lux.

  • Rufus

    Create bootable USB drives the easy way

  • Etcher.io

    Burn images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.

  • Youtube-DL

    A command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites.

Documents and texts

Office suites

  • LibreOffice

    Fork of the discontinued OpenOffice.org, open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.

Word processors

  • Abiword

    Fully-featured word processor.

Text editors

  • Atom

    A hackable text editor for the 21st Century.

  • Brackets

    A modern, open source text editor that understands web design.

  • Kate

    Full-featured programmer's editor for the KDE desktop with MDI and a filesystem browser.

  • Leafpad

    Notepad clone for GTK+ that emphasizes simplicity.

  • Nano

    Console text editor based on pico with on-screen key bindings help.

  • Notepad++

    Source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

  • SciTE

    Generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs.

  • Scratch

    Auto-saves files, syntax highlighting, tabs, side-by-side web page preview and console.

  • TextMate

    TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

  • Vim

    Advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'vi', with a more complete feature set.

    • Neovim

      A project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim



  • TrueCrypt

    On-the-fly encryption (OTFE) program.

  • Cryptomator

    Free client-side encryption for your cloud files.

  • VeraCrypt

    Free disk encryption for Windows, Max OS X and Linux.

Password managing

  • KeePass

    Free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way.

  • KeePassX

    Cross-platform fork of Keepass. An application for people with extremly high demands on secure personal data management.

  • pass

    Password management should be simple and follow Unix philosophy. With pass, each password lives inside of a gpg encrypted file whose filename is the title of the website or resource that requires the password.

Nirsoft Utilities

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Password Recovery

  • WebBrowserPassView

    View the passwords stored by your Web browser (Supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera).

  • MailPassView

    Recover the passwords of popular email clients: Outlook Express, MS Outlook, Eudora, Mozilla Thunderbird , and more.

  • MessenPass

    Recover the passwords of instant messenger programs: Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Trillian, and more.

  • Web Browser Password Recovery Tools

    • ChromePass

      A small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by the Chrome Web browser.

    • PasswordFox

      A small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

    • OperaPassView

      A small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by the Opera Web Browser

  • BulletsPassView

    Reveal the passwords hidden behind asterisk **** or bullets characters in standard password text-boxes.

  • SniffPass

    Listen to your network, and capture POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, FTP, and HTTP (basic authentication) passwords.

  • PstPassword

    Recover lost password of Outlook PST file

  • RemoteDesktopPassView

    An utility that reveals the password stored by Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection utility inside .rdp files.

Network Monitoring

  • WirelessNetView

    View the details of all wireless networks in your area (SSID, Signal Quality, MAC Address, and more).

  • WiFiChannelMonitor

    Captures Wi-Fi traffic on the channel you choose and displays extensive information about Access Points and the Wi-Fi clients connected to them.

  • WiFiInfoView

    Scans the wireless networks in your area and displays extensive information about them, including: Network Name (SSID), MAC Address, PHY Type (802.11g or 802.11n), RSSI, Signal Quality, Frequency, Channel Number, Maximum Speed, Company Name, Router Model and Router Name.

  • NetResView

    An utility that displays a list of all network resources (computers, disk shares, and printer shares) on your LAN.

  • WirelessNetworkWatcher Recommended

    Show who is connected to your wireless network.

  • WirelessNetConsole

    A console application that dumps all current detected wireless networks information into the standard output.

  • NetworkConnectLog

    An utility that repeatedly scans your local area network and adds a new log line every time that a new computer or device connects or disconnects to your network.

  • CountryTraceRoute

    A Traceroute utility, similar to the Tracert tool of Windows, but with a graphical user interface, and it's also much faster than Tracert of Windows and displays the country of the owner of every IP.

  • BluetoothView

    Monitor the Bluetooth activity around you.

  • SmartSniff

    Capture TCP/IP packets on your network adapter and view the captured data as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.

  • CurrPorts

    Tool that displays the list of all currently opened TCP and UDP ports on your local computer.

  • AdapterWatch

    Displays useful information about your network adapters: IP addresses, Hardware address, WINS servers, DNS servers, MTU value, Number of bytes received or sent, The current transfer speed, and more.

  • IPNetInfo

    Find all available information about an IP address: The owner of the IP address, the country/state name, IP addresses range, contact information (address, phone, fax, and email), and more.

  • BrowsingHistoryView

    An utility that reads the history data of 4 different Web browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari) and displays the browsing history of all these Web browsers in one table.

  • VideoCacheView

    Copy video files (.flv and others) from the Web browser cache and temporary folder.

  • WebCacheImageInfo

    A tool that searches for JPEG images with EXIF information stored inside the cache of your Web browser and then it displays the list of all images found in the cache with information stored in them (camera model, date/time of image creation, software).

  • ChromeCookiesView

    An alternative to the standard internal cookies viewer of Google Chrome Web browser: it displays the list of all cookies stored by Google Chrome Web browser, and allows you to easily delete unwanted cookies.

  • DNSDataView

    View the DNS records of specified domains.

  • HTMLasText

    An utility that converts HTML files to text files

  • WhoisThisDomain

    Get information about a registered domain.

Microsoft Outlook Tools

  • NK2Edit

    Edit, delete, add, merge, and repair records in the AutoComplete files (.NK2) of Outlook.

  • OutlookAttachView

    View and extract attachments in your Outlook mailbox.

  • OutlookAddressBookView

    View / export the address book of MS-Outlook.

Desktop Utilities

  • SearchMyFiles

    Alternative to 'Search For Files And Folders' module of Windows and also duplicate files search.

  • UninstallView

    Alternative to the software uninstaller of Windows.

  • FileTypesMan

    Alternative to 'File Types' manager of Windows.

System Tools

  • ProduKey

    Recover Office/Windows CD-Key

  • WhatInStartup

    Add, delete, modify or disable programs that run at Windows startup. Deprecated in favor of msconfig.exe

  • USBDeView

    View all installed/connected USB devices on your system.

  • DiskSmartView Recommended

    Retrieves the S.M.A.R.T information from your SATA disks.

  • MonitorInfoView

    An utility that displays essential information about your monitor: manufacture week/year, monitor manufacturer, monitor model, supported display modes, and more.

  • DevManView

    Alternative to device manager of Windows.

  • DriverView

    List all device drivers currently loaded on your Windows.

  • ExifDataView

    An utility that reads and displays the Exif data stored inside .jpg image files generated by digital cameras.

  • RegScanner (Registry Scanner)

    Scan and find values in the Registry.

  • BlueScreenView Recommended

    View crash information stored in the MiniDump files created on blue screen of Windows.

  • BatteryInfoView Recommended

    An utility for laptops that displays the current status and information about your battery.

Other Software

  • Win10-unfuck

    Remove anti-privacy, anti-security, and general nuisance "features" from Windows 10.

  • Everything

    A search engine that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.

  • Rclone

    A command line program to sync files and directories.

  • Transmit

    Upload, download, and manage files on tons of servers.

  • Wireshark

    Network protocol analyzer.

  • VNC Viewer

    Simple and secure remote access and support software for a wide range of applications, platforms and industries.

Website related

  • LinkExaminer

    Scan your website to find broken links, problem pages, SEO tips and more.

  • Keyword Extractor

    Get better search engine placement by looking at your webpages the same way they do.


  • Dolphin EMU

    Emulator for Nintendo GameCube and Wii consoles.

Android apps

Google Play Store

  • AnTuTu Benchmark - Probably the best benchmarking app.

  • Authenticator Google - Google two step authentication client that gives you temporary codes for 2FA.

  • Boats - Good Voat client.

  • Camera Google - Awesome general camera, but even more awesome that you can make 360 panorama shots and photo spheres.

  • Chrome Beta Google - Instead of the stable Chrome, get new features earlier.

  • Duolingo - App to learn new languages.

  • Gallery Doctor - Checks your pictures and detects and removes bad ones.

  • Inbox by Gmail Google - Improved Gmail app.

  • IF - Automate stuff.

  • JuiceSSH - The best SSH client I've used and heard of.

  • Gboard Google - Keyboard I like the most, even better than Swiftkey imo.

  • Keep Google - Notes etc.

  • Memrise - Learn languages. Similar to duolingo.

  • Messenger Google - The best messaging (SMS) app I've used.

  • Moonshine - Icon pack, pretty faithful to stock but still makes all icons fit the same theme.

  • Sunshine - Icon pack, alternative to Moonshine.

  • Muzei - Automatically changes wallpaper, with visual options, from subreddits you choose.

  • Opengur Open Source - Imgur app, way better than default. Probably the best one.

  • PhotoMath - Take a photo of a math problem and it finds a solution for you.

  • PhotoScan Google - Scan and save your favorite printed photos using your phone’s camera.

  • Plumble - Best mumble client.

  • Pocket - Save stuff to read/view later.

  • Portal by Pushbullet - Send files (any size) to your phone over WiFi.

  • Prey - Anti-Theft application, if your phone gets stolen it helps you find it.

  • RetroArch - The best retro gaming emulator.

  • Snapseed Google - Photo editing app, pretty awesome stuff.

  • SwiftKey - The 2nd best keyboard.

  • Swipes - Reminders, to-do lists etc.

  • Telegram - Alternative to Whatsapp and similar apps, good alternative for Skype.

  • Twilight - Like f.lux/redshift for your phone.

  • Videostream - Play local video files on Chromecast. Best app for playing local media I've used.

  • VLC - Video player.

  • Vortex - Unofficial twitch app.

Other App store, or standalone APK

  • F-Droid - Alternative app store for FOSS apps.

  • Amaze - Light and smooth file manager

  • Atomic - IRC Client, best one thus far.

  • Caspar - Alternative snapchat client.

  • Face Slim - Unofficial facebook app.

  • Ghost Commander - Dual panel file manager (like Norton Commander, Midnight Commander or Total Commander).

  • Password Store - Password manager compatible with pass

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