Download Open It - Best Software & Apps

  • MS Paint

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    MS Paint for free isn’t perfect but we want it all the same

    8
    696 votes
    • PROS: That feeling you get when you open it again, It's still free
    • CONS: It is simple and it is imperfect but… does it matter?
  • GIMP

    2.8.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open source image editor gets even better

    7
    8372 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
    768 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
  • Eclipse

    SDK 4.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete environment for Java

    7
    793 votes
    • PROS: Open Source tool, Multiplatform
    • CONS: Not very attractive visually
  • Synaptics Touchpad Driver

    16.3.15.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Re-Install The Drivers For Your Laptop Touch Pad For Free

    6
    431 votes
    • PROS: Installing this driver is easier than installing other drivers on a laptop, It may open up new functions that you didn't previously have
    • CONS: Most people will never need this driver, It will not work for some laptops
  • GIMP

    2.8.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Open source image editor gets even better

    6
    766 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
  • Virtual Router Manager

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    303 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Perfect for non-experts, View wifi connections
    • CONS: Not compatible with XP or Vista, Absolutely no options
  • 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?
  • Code::Blocks

    13.12

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Fully configurable development envrionment for C++

    7
    633 votes
    • PROS: Automatic detection of compilers, Build compilations without makefiles, Extensive number of plugins, Autofill code
    • CONS: Some plugins are poor quality
  • XLS Viewer

    1.30a

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free XLS Viewing And Editing Tool For Windows

    6
    125 votes
    • PROS: You may edit your XLS files, It allows you to open XLS files edit and then save again
    • CONS: You cannot add calculations, If you save with the viewer then it changes the fonts
  • StarUML

    5.02

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The Open Source UML/MDA Platform

    7
    348 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.
  • Zip Files Opener

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free software to open ZIP files

    5
    15 votes
    • PROS: As this is freeware, there is no download or installation charge., It has the ability to work with most common file types.
    • CONS: Newer versions of Windows are not supported., It cannot convert ZIP files into other output formats.
  • XLSX Open File Tool

    2.1.4.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open XLSX files even if they are corrupted

    8
    23 votes
    • PROS: It can read any version of Microsoft Excel files, May be able to show parts of your corrupt file
    • CONS: It may not work for your file, There are free versions of this tool on the Internet
  • ArgoUML

    0.32.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open-source diagramming application for personal computers

    7
    105 votes
    • PROS: One of the most trusted JavaScript-ready diagramming platforms., Its open-source nature allows for constant improvements over time.
    • CONS: ArgoUML is highly technical and will require previous user experience., It is still in beta testing as no '1.0' level has been reached to date.
  • Obs Studio

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    OBS - Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording

    7
    11 votes
    • FreeArc

      0.666

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Open-source file compression software for personal computers

      7
      113 votes
      • PROS: This is open-source software and no type of payment is required., It is one of the fastest file compressors on the market today.
      • CONS: As the last update was in 2010, this software is quite dated., It may have trouble dealing with newer types of files.
    • OpenProj

      1.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free Open Source Desktop Project Management Program

      6
      147 votes
      • PROS: Allows you to create very intuitive and self-explanatory projects, Plenty of tools make the program very flexible, It has different pages for timelines tasks delegating and so forth
      • CONS: You will have to invest hours into learning what each tool does, May have to run on with Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_02-b13)
    • Tera Term

      4.98

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Open-source emulation software for personal computers

      6
      4 votes
      • PROS: This open-source terminal emulator is free to download and modify., It is able to work with most major terminal protocols and port connections.
      • CONS: This bundle is highly technical in its nature., Bugs might still pop up from time to time., Free
    • Low Orbit Ion Cannon

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Low Orbit Ion Cannon - An open source network stress tool, written in C#. Based on Praetox's LOIC project. USE ON YOUR OWN RISK. WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES.

      5
      2 votes
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