Download Open - Best Software & Apps

  • PDF Download

    for Firefox per Firefox 3.0.0.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Choose how to open PDF files in Firefox for free

    8
    1989 votes
    • PROS: Reduces risk of Firefox crashing due to PDFs, Shows you the size of PDF files before downloading, Completely free
    • CONS: Sometimes crashes when opening PDFs
  • WinZip

    22

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    If "zipping" has made it to the dictionary, WinZip is to blame

    7
    3827 votes
    • PROS: Quick and easy compressions, Supports the use of passwords, Share via Facebook and email, It can create self-extracting files
    • CONS: Improved compatibility, Only compresses into ZIP format
  • GIMP

    2.8.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open source image editor gets even better

    7
    8371 votes
    • PROS: Multiplatform, Powerful image editing tools, Lots of interface tweaks to make it newbie friendly, Single-window mode, Powerful free image editing program
    • CONS: Can't view multiple items in single-window mode, Not many included automated features
  • MySQL

    Alpha 6.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take Your Database Open Source with MySQL

    6
    766 votes
    • PROS: Free open source databases., Massively flexible and multi-platform., Used by some of the largest sites out there.
    • CONS: Heavily dependent on add-ons
  • ClipGrab

    3.2.0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Fast open source video downloader and converter

    7
    475 votes
    • PROS: Simple and fast downloads, Converts videos
    • CONS: Not integrated with web browser
  • MPC HC

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Windows media player that is open source

    8
    201 votes
    • PROS: Works on computers from as far back as 1999, There are no toolbar additions or adverts
    • CONS: It is basic and ugly looking if you do not make changes to it, The program is too simple for most media lovers
  • GIMP

    2.8.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Open source image editor gets even better

    6
    765 votes
    • PROS: Multiplatform, Powerful image editing tools, Lots of interface tweaks to make it newbie friendly, Single-window mode, FINALLY runs natively on the Mac
    • CONS: Can't view multiple items in single-window mode, Not many included automated features
  • LibreOffice

    Stable 5.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A great open source alternative to Microsoft Office

    7
    1880 votes
    • PROS: Open Source, Complete office productivity suite, Compatible with Microsoft Office
    • CONS: It takes time to learn certain advanced features
  • Kodi

    17.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Powerful media player and entertainment hub

    7
    941 votes
    • PROS: Looks great from the start, Quick navigation, Use it to view photos, videos and listen to music, Lots of skins, Stream video over a network with ease
    • CONS: Takes some time to customize, Navigation may feel unintuitive at first
  • Forza Horizon 3

    Standard Edition

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A massive open world racing experience

    9
    378 votes
    • PROS: Design your own racing event throughout Australia, then challenge your friends!, Choose from 350 different cars of all types and body types, Extremely high production value, AAA game
    • CONS: This is not a free game, expect to pay full retail price
  • ShowMyPC

    3055

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free, open-source PC sharing

    6
    439 votes
    • PROS: Free and open-source, Very easy to use, Chat function, Share application feature
    • CONS: Very basic interface, Security concerns?
  • Virtual Router Manager

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free, open source router for PCs running Windows 7 and 8

    7
    302 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Perfect for non-experts, View wifi connections
    • CONS: Not compatible with XP or Vista, Absolutely no options
  • Hola Free VPN

    (Accelerator & Unblocker) 1.8.108

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Browse the open internet without borders

    8
    70 votes
    • PROS: Unlimited VPN, Browse the global internet freely
    • CONS: Hola accesses your Wifi and cellular data for its own use, Not safe when accessing certain content
  • Chromium

    2018

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A Stability Update for Your Open-Source Browser

    9
    189 votes
    • PROS: Simple browser and looks more secure, Updated, lag-free version
    • CONS: Quantity of apps could be a problem, Connectivity issues could arise
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    8
    81 votes
    • PROS: Great free software with all the bells and whistles of a paid program, Support for Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and other popular services, Huge library of plugins all available for free, along with the source code, on GitHub
    • CONS: Open source usually means slower releases for newer operating systems and hardware. Expect to have less up to date support
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open PowerPoint PPT files without Powerpoint

    7
    2260 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to open PowerPoint files for free, Supports all files from PowerPoint 97 onwards
    • CONS: Doesn't allow you to edit files, Installation takes a while, Only opens in full screen mode
  • StarUML

    5.02

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The Open Source UML/MDA Platform

    7
    347 votes
    • PROS: Enables you to produce professional modelling results, Allows you to create plugins, Completely free
    • CONS: Very complex for beginners, Plugins require programming knowledge
  • LocK-A-FoLdeR

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open-source software to hide and lock folders within a computer

    7
    70 votes
    • PROS: There is no charge to download and utilise this bundle., Very little memory is required for it to function properly.
    • CONS: Developers have discontinued any additional updates., This program will not work with newer versions of the Windows operating system.
  • Blender

    (32 bits) 2.66a

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Truly amazing modeling, animation and rendering

    7
    1529 votes
    • PROS: Incredible variety of features, Extensive online help, Non-overlapping interface
    • CONS: Aimed at advanced users, Sheer degree of variety is overwhelming
  • Free XLSX Viewer

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open and work with XLSX documents without installing MS Office

    8
    43 votes
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