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Educational (107 programs)

  1. Minecraft Education Edition

    1.18.42.0
    • 4.3
    • (1799 votes)

    An engaging learning experience

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Guidance toolkit for teachers, Engaging curriculum, Community of educators, Excellent teacher controls
    CONS: Heavily controlled by teachers, Limits student creativity
  2. Tux Typing

    1.8.1
    • 4.1
    • (1913 votes)

    Free typing tutor for children

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Lots of different levels and challenges, Cute cartoon-style effects and backdrops, Will definitely improve children's typing skills, Supports a huge number of languages, Fun and useful even for adults, Guided lessons on touch typing
    CONS: Only works in full-screen mode, Menu isn't laid out very well, Not all sections are translated when using different languages, Music might get repetitive
  3. Mendeley

    2.61.0
    • 4.2
    • (380 votes)

    Free reference manager for researchers

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Organizes and stores all research in one secure location, Quick and easily adaptable citation and bibliography creation, Supports citation plug-ins for various word processors, 2GB free cloud storage
    CONS: Synchronization with other libraries can be slow, Science based with limited features for arts or humanities
  4. Zuma

    1.4
    • 3.8
    • (6057 votes)

    Free colorful match-3 puzzle game

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Simple gameplay mechanics, In-game bonuses and power-ups, Impressive game design, Additional challenges make the game interesting
    CONS: Not much difference between Adventure and Gauntlet mode, Difficulty progression too slow for competitive players
  5. LEGO Digital Designer

    4.3.12
    • 3.8
    • (2812 votes)

    Free LEGO model design software

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free design software, Hundreds of pieces to choose from, Includes built models to get you started, Great 3D designing environment, Used by serious LEGO designers, Great for LEGO creativity without having to have all the physical pieces, Fun to create online designs in real life, Different modes available, Offline mode available
    CONS: Requires extreme mouse accuracy, Perhaps difficult for younger users, LEGO Design byME no longer supported, Software no longer updated, Some operating systems may not support software
  6. TuxMath

    2.0.2
    • 4
    • (935 votes)

    May the force of math be with you!

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Educational and fun, Lots of levels, Deals with easy and advanced math
    CONS: A bit repetitive, Graphics could be better
  7. Texmaker

    varies-with-device
    • 4
    • (102 votes)

    Free Software for Publishers

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Very stable and powerful, Comes with Unicode support
    CONS: Can be tricky to learn, No svn support
  8. Candy Crush Soda Saga for Windows 10

    1.220.200.0
    • 4.2
    • (762 votes)

    Candy Crush Saga Is Available Free For Windows 10

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Addictive and fun, Colorful and family friendly, A simple gaming premise that suits casual gamers
    CONS: If you become stuck on a level you may grow tired of the game, Very little changes from one level to the next, It is a puzzle game that some people cannot comprehend enough to enjoy
  9. Mathematica

    13.1
    • 3.2
    • (33 votes)

    Advanced and Innovative Technical Computing Software

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: An excellent and intuitive user interface which streamlines the production process, Advanced algorithmic capabilities to handle extremely complex computational tasks
    CONS: This system is not designed for novices within the computing industry, The demonstration package will not provide access to more advanced functions
  10. Big City Adventures - San Francisco

    1.0.0.4
    • 4.1
    • (862 votes)

    Seek and you shall find

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Educational, Has mini games, Very detailed, Challenging
    CONS: Postcards cannot be reread, Hard to earn bonus coins, May take hours to complete a level, Some levels are too difficult
  11. Hacknet

    • 3.8
    • (163 votes)

    Hacknet teaches you programming... and how to be a hacker

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Thrilling plot, You learn through play, Lots of game
    CONS: Easy if you are actually a programmer…
  12. Sebran's ABC

    1.49
    • 4
    • (1052 votes)

    Twelve kids' games, ideal for 4 to 9 year olds

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  13. Baldis Basics in Education and Learning

    1.4.3
    • 4.4
    • (2723 votes)

    Free 90s-inspired educational game

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Safe, Retro style, Cross-platform, Interactive questions, Large fandom community, A multitude of assistive tutorials
    CONS: Can be slow
  14. GCompris

    2.4
    • 4
    • (744 votes)

    Games and activities for children age 2 to 10

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  15. Microsoft Jigsaw for Windows 10

    2015.917.1335.4617
    • 3.6
    • (145 votes)

    Microsoft Jigsaw for Windows 10 - Free Gaming App

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Intuitive control system., Turn your own photos into jigsaws., Daily Challenges provide new content every day.
    CONS: Only available on Windows devices., Contains in-app purchases.
  16. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  17. PacWriter

    • 3.5
    • (140 votes)

    A free program for Windows, by Bertesh.

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  18. Big City Adventures - Sydney

    1.0.0.2
    • 4.1
    • (215 votes)

    Discover Sydney in this amazing treasure hunt

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  19. Google Dictionary

    Varies with device
    • 3.9
    • (30 votes)

    Free App for Word Lovers

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free to download and use, Very easy to use
    CONS: Only available to Google Chrome Users, The speech output function needs a little work
  20. Digital Logic Sim

    0.25
    • 3
    • (2 votes)

    Free and simple digital logic simulator

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Neat and minimalist user interface, Uses click and drag system, Generates its own gates
    CONS: Lacks in-program tutorial, Requires knowledge of circuits and truth tables

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