Channel Insider content and product recommendations are editorially independent. We may make money when you click on links to our partners. Learn More.

125 Free Software Programs Worth the Download

EvernoteLet’s you save files in the cloud, including voice, photos and notes, and then lets you sync from multiple clients, including smartphones.

2No Title

JingSnap a picture of your screen, annotate it, save it, share it. Record video on your screen, too.

3No Title

LastPassFree password manager

4No Title

Inbox2Combines all your inboxes. Send one message from all your addresses and read emails to all your addresses in one client.

5No Title

Chandler The Note-to-Self Organizer 1.0Stay organized and productive with this complete system that puts together calendar, tasks and emails.

6No Title

OpenOfficeThe open source alternative to Microsoft Office offers word processing, presentation, and spreadsheets.

7No Title

ThunderbirdA client-based alternative to Microsoft Outlook.

8No Title

ZohoProductivity and collaboration apps, including CRM, invoice, writer, spreadsheets, projects, presentation, database, reports, wiki, and planner, among others.

9No Title

GmailA Gmail address is the cool address to have, and even some businesses are embracing the cloud-based email system.

10No Title

Google CalendarGoogle’s cloud-based calendar program now also features synchronization with your Exchange calendar (with another download).

11No Title

Acrobat.comAdobe’s online productivity app suite which includes presentation software, spreadsheets and documents, available for sharing online.

12No Title

Ad-AwareA classic in the free anti-adware, anti malware category.

13No Title

Advanced SystemCare Free (formerly known as WindowsCare Personal)Protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC with just one click. Boasts over 50 million downloads since 2006.

14No Title

AVG Free AntiVirusAnother classic free antivirus program.

15No Title

Glary Utilities 2.21A secret favorite of IT pros, Glary offers cleaners for disk, registry, shortcuts and old programs, optimizers for memory and the registry. File shredder and undeleter, too.

16No Title

PC DecrapifierDeletes much of the preinstalled software that clogs up your shiny new machine.

17No Title

DoodleEvent scheduling software. Described as Evite for business.

18No Title

DabbleboardOnline collaboration app and whiteboard.

19No Title

Adobe ConnectNow online meetingsWeb conferencing and screen sharing on the web.

20No Title

DimdimFree web meetings in a browser.

21No Title

SkypeGranddaddy of one-on-one free video conferencing as well as VOIP calls from your computer.

22No Title

Doubletwist 2.7iTunes-like mobile syncing for smartphones like Android and Blackberry.

23No Title

Kindle for multiple’s reader is available for the PC, Mac, iPhone, and is soon coming to an Android device near you.

24No Title

BuxferFree online money management competing with, another free one that was recently acquired by Intuit.

25No Title

Free TetrisCloud-based version of the classic game Tetris. Relieve your stress. Fit shapes together. It’s all good.