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Education & Reference (1073 programs)

  1. freda epub ebook reader

    varies-with-device
    • 3.5
    • (69 votes)

    Free E-Reader That Offers Free Books

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Can change ink and paper color, Can download books from emails, Has text-to-speech and dyslexic-friendly feature, Can highlight text
    CONS: Tricky to import books all at once, Only few supported formats, No in-app tutorial, Can’t easily be removed
  2. Advanced English Dictionary

    4.3.3.3
    • 3.7
    • (730 votes)

    Massive English dictionary focused on usability and discovery

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: 400,000 entries, Search history, Excellent usability, Pronunciation help
    CONS: Not all terms have images, You need to be able to spell the word you are after
  3. Hinkhoj Hindi English Dictionary

    1.0
    • 4
    • (240 votes)

    Hindi-to-English Dictionary for Windows 8 Operating Systems

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Hinkhoj Hindi-English Dictionary provides an offline option., Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are also supported.
    CONS: Only 64-bit operating systems are supported by this dictionary., Some users have complained that this application takes a very long time to load.
  4. QuikGrid

    5.3
    • 3.9
    • (111 votes)

    Free Software for Data Users

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free to download and use, Works smoothly and efficiently
    CONS: Only compatible with Windows, Need to use Google Chrome
  5. Mobipocket Reader Desktop

    6.2
    • 3.8
    • (343 votes)

    Excellent eBook manager for Windows

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Read eBooks and RSS feeds, Create your own eBook files, Synchronize your library with a mobile device
    CONS: Dictionary doesn't work on installation
  6. Stellarium

    0.21.2
    • 4.1
    • (2840 votes)

    See stars, planets and nebulae in real time

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Realistic sunsets and sunrises, Constellations traced out, Accurate star positions
    CONS: Imagery not detailed, Designed for use in a dome (planetarium), Narrow appeal
  7. SMART Notebook

    21.0.358.0
    • 4
    • (167 votes)

    Make your classroom a conducive for learning

    License
    Demo Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easy to use, A wide range of lesson creation tools, Two versions available, Offers free classroom resources
    CONS: Requires SMART Board interactive displays to work
  8. Anki

    2.1.54
    • 4.1
    • (758 votes)

    Memory training for serious students

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Advanced configuration options, Great online tools and community
    CONS: No offline help, Online video tutorials refer to older version
  9. WordWeb

    9
    • 3.9
    • (511 votes)

    Free English thesaurus and dictionary

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Quick access via hotkeys and system tray, All the English locales, Works with rich online dictionary, Show pronunciation, usage and vulgar words
    CONS: Not tied to a World-acclaimed dictionary
  10. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th edition

    varies-with-device
    • 4.2
    • (157 votes)

    A comprehensive digital dictionary for advanced learners

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Comprehensive list of words, Includes audio pronunciations, Contains illustrations, Learner-centric
    CONS: Expensive, Resource heavy, The interface cannot be customized, Takes too long to install
  11. Scilab

    6.1.1
    • 3.6
    • (131 votes)

    Full-featured scientific package

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Good processor of 32-bit and 64-bit data, More sensible than other programming languages, Offers unique advanced features, Good integration with other applications
    CONS: Lackluster features and functionality
  12. Origin

    8
    • 3.5
    • (608 votes)

    Try Origin for Expert Data Analysis

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Automate data analysis., Create various graphs to present data., Bolt on more features or make your own.
    CONS: Requires professional understanding.
  13. CmapTools

    6.04
    • 3.9
    • (31624 votes)

    Build and share concept maps with many customizable options

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Intuitive interface, Fully customizable maps, Exports to several formats
    CONS: Sharing maps online is slow
  14. Athan (Azan) Basic

    4.5
    • 4
    • (524 votes)

    Play the Athan at every prayer time

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Automatically plays the athan at set times, Has an in-app compass for prayer directions, Offers customizable features
    CONS: Limited selection of athans available
  15. MangaMeeya

    2.4
    • 3.9
    • (285 votes)

    A streamlined manga reader

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: No installation required, Support for many formats, Various viewing options, Comfortable mouse and keyboard controls
    CONS: Doesn't include any comics, No management tools
  16. WebEx Player

    2.1
    • 2.7
    • (255 votes)

    Professional Video-Sharing Software for Business and Personal Use

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Excellent levels of customer service and support., Specific plans designed around specific business needs.
    CONS: There is no free version of the WebEx Player. After a trial period this software will have to be purchased., As this software is quite complex it could slow down in-house operating systems if they employ older hardware.
  17. Moodle

    3.11.4
    • 4
    • (1383 votes)

    Free, open-source CMS

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Impressive set of features, Integrates with third-party apps, Supports hundreds of plugins, Enables users to collaborate
    CONS: Clunky and outdated interface, Complex settings, Interface could use organizing, Lots of hidden features
  18. Google Play Books

    varies-with-device
    • 3.9
    • (184 votes)

    Search just books through your Chrome browser

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: User-friendly interface, Less busy than the Google Play Store
    CONS: Only available through Chrome, Not an official Google app
  19. Wikipedia

    Varies with device
    • 4.2
    • (33 votes)

    Look Up Information with the Wikipedia App

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Contains vast amount of information, Offers multiple languages, Articles can be shared with other apps, Easily searchable
    CONS: Quality of information is variable, Coding for the encyclopaedia can take a while to learn, Material can be easily accessed online without app, Interface is bland
  20. GS Typing Tutor

    2.99
    • 3.3
    • (66 votes)

    Learn keyboard typing, play typing game, test your typing skills

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows

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