Download Open Source - Best Software & Apps

  • Mozilla Firefox

    64.0-beta-8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Mozilla sets the benchmark for free web browsers

    7
    31915 votes
    • PROS: Several built-in features, Extensive catalog of add-ons, Highly customizable, Security options, The auto-complete feature
    • CONS: Slow to start
  • XShell

    6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free terminal emulator for personal and professional use

    8
    225 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.
  • OpenGL

    4.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Solid Graphics Engine for Everyone to Use

    6
    2936 votes
    • PROS: Very widely supported, Very fast, Somewhat easy to learn
    • CONS: Fairly basic
  • GIMP

    2.10.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open source image editor gets even better

    7
    8525 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
  • SQLyog

    7.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Administrate MySQL Databases With Ease Using a Graphical Interface

    7
    490 votes
    • PROS: Wide range of predefined tools and queries, User-friendly visual interface, Query results editing interface familiar to anyone who's used Excel
    • CONS: Per-user licencing model can get complicated and costly
  • MySQL

    5.6.36

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take Your Database Open Source with MySQL

    6
    790 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
  • Virtual Router Manager

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

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

    17.12

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Fully configurable development envrionment for C++

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

    3.2.0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Fast open source video downloader and converter

    7
    530 votes
    • PROS: Simple and fast downloads, Converts videos
    • CONS: Not integrated with web browser
  • Eclipse

    SDK 4.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete environment for Java

    7
    822 votes
    • PROS: Open Source tool, Multiplatform
    • CONS: Not very attractive visually
  • Chromium

    2018

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A Stability Update for Your Open-Source Browser

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

    6.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A great open source alternative to Microsoft Office

    7
    1955 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
    960 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
  • Brackets

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Text Editor for Web Designers

    10
    1 vote
    • PROS: Easy to customise, Very easy to use
    • CONS: Needs to be installed, Third party plug ins are not supported
  • Ubuntu

    (Xenial Xerus) 16.04

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The best free operating system out there

    8
    1118 votes
    • PROS: Completely free operating system, Very quick and easy to use, Easy Windows installer, Ubuntu One syncs with mobile devices
    • CONS: Can be difficult to install external components, Tricky to get used to after using Windows
  • Blender

    2.79b

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Truly amazing modeling, animation and rendering

    7
    1544 votes
    • PROS: Incredible variety of features, Extensive online help, Non-overlapping interface
    • CONS: Aimed at advanced users, Sheer degree of variety is overwhelming
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    8
    93 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
  • GIMP

    2.10.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Open source image editor gets even better

    6
    773 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
  • jDownloader

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Download quicker and more easily from file hosting services

    8
    6004 votes
    • PROS: Supports multiple downloads, Makes your downloads faster, Manages the accounts of various hosts, Re-assigns a new IP when needed
    • CONS: Doesn't always restore interrupted downloads
  • HandBrake

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free DVD to MPEG-4 converter

    7
    363 votes
    • PROS: Quick conversion, Alters video quality to suit required file size, Chops black bands around a video
    • CONS: Sometimes crashes
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
12.160047.5Windows, Mac
264.0-beta-8319157.4Windows, Android, Mac
36.0.519557.2Windows
42.10.085257.1Windows
54.629366Windows
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