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  • Google Chrome

    74.0.3729.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    The quickest, smartest browser

    8
    46828 votes
    • PROS: Thousand of extensions and themes, Exceptional performance, Incognito mode, Translation and integrated PDF reader, Data synchronization, Privacy management
    • CONS: Sometimes passwords are not imported, Some pages look bad, Only block 10% of malware
  • Google Chrome (64-bit)

    72.0.3626.119

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The quickest, smartest browser

    7
    17460 votes
    • PROS: Thousand of extensions and themes, Exceptional performance, Incognito mode, Translation and integrated PDF reader, Data synchronization, Privacy management
    • CONS: Sometimes passwords are not imported, Some pages look bad, Only block 10% of malware
  • XShell

    6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free terminal emulator for personal and professional use

    8
    346 votes
    • PROS: The open-source nature of this bundle is not associated with any download fees., Multiple languages are now supported by XShell.
    • CONS: As this is a rather technical program, Previous experience is recommended., At least 50 megabytes of free hard drive space will be required.
  • WinZip

    23.0.13300

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

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

    7
    3990 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
  • MySQL

    5.6.36

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take Your Database Open Source with MySQL

    6
    806 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
  • Google Sheets for Chrome

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Google Sheets for Chrome

    8
    52 votes
    • PROS: Free, Feature rich
    • CONS: Lacks features of rivals, Requires a good internet connection and PC, which other more basic options out there do not
  • Wikipedia

    2.7.269-r-2018-12-11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free and Open-Source Database of Knowledge

    8
    53 votes
    • PROS: There are no subscription fees required to download and install Wikipedia., A voice-operated function is great for those who are out and about.
    • CONS: All user-contributed data might not necessarily be factually correct., Some claim that recent updates cause the application to fail during the loading process.
  • KeyNote

    1.6.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    iPhone

    An open Source and Free Form Digital Notebook

    6
    198 votes
    • PROS: Create and save multiple lists of information, Use encryption to keep your data secure and safe from prying eyes, Library of macros and add-ins available
    • CONS: open source project means lower level of support for technical problems
  • AutoCAD Drawing Viewer

    4.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Great free AutoCAD Drawing Viewer.

    6
    265 votes
    • PROS: Easy file conversion., Excellent analytic features.
    • CONS: Poor response time., Interface needs improvement.
  • Quantum GIS

    (QGIS) 1.7.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Data Editors

    7
    192 votes
    • PROS: Huge amount of free content, Useful automation tools
    • CONS: User network tools not very user friendly, Can take time to learn certain features
  • Etcher

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Simple, free OS image flashing with Etcher

    7
    5 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, User-friendly data safety features
    • CONS: Large file size, Frequently checks for updates
  • Free DICOM Viewer

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free DICOM Viewer

    7
    11 votes
    • PROS: Straight forward interface, Small storage requirements, Short loading times, Zoom in/out capability
    • CONS: Settings options are a little simplistic, Windows OS only, Cannot create new DICOM files, Lacks visual customisation options
  • Gretl

    1.7.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Processing Econometrics Data

    7
    70 votes
    • PROS: Analyze statistical and econometric data, An open-source software package, Works with other statistical programs and programming languages, Competes with commercial econometric software packages
    • CONS: Very basic level GUI design, Lacks example codes, Slow support or development, Users may have to learn programming languages
  • SD Memory Card Formatter

    5.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Reformat your phone's SD card for free

    8
    38 votes
    • PROS: Mass delete data, Easy to use
    • CONS: Only for Windows, Doesn’t let you select particular files
  • Cyberfox

    22.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cyberfox - Free open source 64 bit Firefox Alternative

    7
    23 votes
    • PROS: Firefox optimized for your CPU architecture, Removed Mozilla telemetry data, Two default UI options, New additional features
    • CONS: Sync facilities replace Mozilla with Cyberfox servers, Default theme has display issues with some websites, Overrides any Firefox install - no option to run both, Incompatible with Windows XP
  • SaferVPN

    4.4.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A VPN that allows you to securely browse the internet

    8
    168 votes
    • PROS: Safe browsing, Works with every connected app, Connect from multiple contries
    • CONS: Sligthly slower site responce times
  • Apache Hadoop

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Apache Hadoop is an open source solution for distributed computing on big data

    10
    3 votes
    • PROS: Excellent way to utilize powerful MapReduce and distributed file functions to process excessively large collections of data, Is open source to use on your own hardware clusters, Can be utilized through popular cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2
    • CONS: Not for the layman, should have some technical expertise in order to manage and utilize, Based on Linux, not for all users
  • GT Text

    2.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Generating Text From Colored Images

    6
    30 votes
    • PROS: An open source software, Create Ground Truthed data-sets, Loads from screen snapshots, image files and scans documents, Acquire text from images quickly
    • CONS: Only copies text from colored images, May not be able to copy all kinds of text from images, Lacks mobile version, May not read read all foreign languages
  • Maxima

    5.22.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and Open Source Alternative to Macsyma or Maple

    7
    103 votes
    • PROS: A free, open source and cross-platform CAS, Supports core functionality from Macsyma, Can plot data in two or three dimensions, Offers some support for other programming languages
    • CONS: Lacks some of the later enhancements made to Macsyma, Code based on newer versions of Macsyma may not work, Not ideal for factorization of large numbers, Other CAS packages are better for polynomial manipulations
  • WinPcap

    4.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Professional and user-friendly packet capture library

    7
    91 votes
    • PROS: An excellent way to expedite the transmission of packet data between two nodes., A useful analytical tool in regards to network testing.
    • CONS: The user will need to possess a fair amount of technical knowledge., No updates have taken place for some time.
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55.6.368066.4Windows
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