Some great free software that I use (or have used) and recommend can be found here. I will only list it here if I really use it and it's really worth a download. I use nearly all freeware and open source software, except most of my video games of course. You can also expect this list to not contain any software which will install adware, malware, spyware, or any other ware without your permission. :)
I am very diligent about making sure I don't install software on my machines that may contain additional software packages that are not needed by the software and serve to only gain the author's some profit. I do support the work of the authors however in other ways such as allowing in application ads to show (if not intrusive) or contributing to the project in ways that I can, but I do not want to install malware on my pc.
I fully support Open Source software and I prefer to use it instead of Freeware and especially Shareware. I usually stay clear of shareware except in rare cases where the software is actually not too limited and does what I need. I use ClamAV for scanning downloaded files. You should be able to trust this list to be free from viruses, but you should always use your own judgement when downloading and installing software from anywhere.
This is mainly for my use. I want to eventually add a lot more software that I use here for my own personal database of software so I can easily find what I have previously used before after some event such as data loss or an operating system re-installation. But I have hosted it publicly so other's may benefit from a curated list of good software.
If you happen to find a mistake in this list, or you find some software listed here that does have some sort of spyware, malware, or adware; please let me know on the contact page.
You may click on the words in each column except for Name and URLs to filter the software list. Click 'Clear Filters' to clear all the filters you applied.Platform Legend:
W=Windows | L=Linux | A=Android
Open Source: This software is free and open source.
Freeware: This software is completely free to use, usually only for personal use.
Shareware: This is usually a time or function limited version.