Free Lunch

This is a list of free Windows software for normal users. It will be updated from time to time.

Please note the following points:

  • This list contains the great built-in apps in Windows.
  • Strikethrough text is used to show that something is not recommended. These apps aren't private or reliable enough compared to similar apps, although they are cool!
  • Some apps could possibly infringe copyright or other laws.
  • Microsoft Store Apps may not have all the features of Desktop Apps.
  • microsoft store – Microsoft Store
  • repository – Repository
  • openOpen Source license compliant




Audio Editors

  • Audacity – An easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder. repo open
  • AudioMass – Free full-featured web-based audio & waveform editing tool. repo
  • Tenacity – An easy-to-use, privacy-friendly, FLOSS, cross-platform multi-track audio editor/recorder. repo open
  • fre:ac – A free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. repo store open

Audio Players

  • AIMP – A full-featured music player. store
  • DeaDBeeF – A modular cross-platform audio player. repo
  • Dopamine – An elegant audio player which tries to make organizing and listening to music as simple and pretty as possible. repo open
  • foobar2000 – An advanced freeware audio player. store
  • Harmonoid – Elegant music app to play & manage music library. repo
  • Museeks – A simple, clean and cross-platform music player. repo open
  • MusicBee – A music manager and player. store
  • Strawberry Music Player – A music player and music collection organizer. repo open
  • Tauon Music Box – The desktop music player from the future! repo open
  • CPOD – A simple, beautiful podcast app. open

Music Production

  • AudioStellar – Open source data-driven musical instrument for latent sound structure discovery and music experimentation. repo open
  • BeepBox – An online tool for sketching and sharing instrumental melodies. repo open
  • Bespoke Synth – Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. repo open
  • Helio Workstation – One music sequencer for all major platforms, desktop and mobile. repo open
  • Jamulus – A networked music performance software allowing musicians to rehearse, perform and play in real-time. repo
  • LMMS – Cross-platform music production software. repo open
  • Mixxx – Free DJ software that gives you everything you need to perform live mixes. repo
  • MuseScore – Create, playback, and print sheet music for free. repo store
  • OpenMPT (ModPlug Tracker) – Sample-based music production program in the style of trackers such as Impulse Tracker and FastTracker. repo open
  • Sonic Pi – A code-based music creation and performance tool. repo open

Music Streaming

  • Cider – An open source and community oriented Apple Music client. repo open
  • Lofi – A mini Spotify player with WebGL visualizations. repo open
  • muffon – Music streaming browser. repo open
  • nuclear – Streaming music player that finds free music for you. repo open
  • Spotube – A lightweight free Spotify crossplatform-client which handles playback manually, streams music using Youtube & no Spotify premium account is needed. repo
  • YouTube Music Desktop App – A Desktop App for YouTube Music. repo

Music Tag Editors

  • Kid3 – An open-source cross-platform audio tag editor for many audio file formats. repo open
  • Mp3tag – A powerful and easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of audio files. store
  • MusicBrainz Picard – An open-source cross-platform music tagger. repo store open
  • OneTagger – The ultimate music tagger for DJs. repo open

Sound Equalizers

Volume Control

  • EarTrumpet – A powerful volume control app for Windows. repo store open
  • SoundSwitch – SoundSwitch offers you the opportunity to switch your playback and recording devices using simple hotkeys. repo open
  • Volumey – Volume mixer that allows you to set up global hotkeys to control your Windows audio system. store open
  • WinMute – WinMute can automatically mute all sound devices on your PC. open


  • AirConnect – Use AirPlay to stream to UPnP/Sonos & Chromecast devices.
  • AirPodsDesktop – AirPods desktop user experience enhancement program. open
  • Audio Band – Display and control songs from the Windows taskbar. open
  • AudioPlaybackConnector – Bluetooth audio playback (A2DP Sink) connector for Windows 10 2004+. open
  • Buzz – Transcribe and translate audio offline on your personal computer. open
  • Carla – A fully-featured audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. repo open
  • Figaro – Real-time open-source voice modification program & sound board. open
  • Friture – An application to visualize and analyze live audio data in real-time. store open
  • Mechvibes – Adds sound feedback any keyboard. repo
  • MicMute – Control your microphone using keyboard and mouse hotkeys.
  • Neothesia – Flashy Synthesia Like Software For Linux, Windows and macOS. open
  • Piano Trainer – A music practice program w/ MIDI support. repo open
  • projectM – The most advanced open-source music visualizer. store
  • Real-time Noise Suppression Plugin – Noise suppression plugin based on Xiph's RNNoise. open
  • Sonic Visualiser – Visualisation, analysis, and annotation of music audio recordings. repo open
  • SonoBus – A real-time network audio streaming collaboration tool. repo open
  • Soundux – A cross-platform soundboard that features a simple user interface. repo open
  • Spek – Free Acoustic Spectrum Analyser. repo open
  • SpleeterGUI – Music source separation desktop app. open
  • Sunamu – Show your currently playing song in a stylish way! open
  • swyh-rs – Stream What You Hear written in rust, inspired by SWYH. open
  • VB-CABLE – VB-CABLE is a virtual audio device working as virtual audio cable.

Backup and Sync

Cloud Storage

  • Nextcloud – A suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. repo
  • MEGA – A secure, user-controlled end-to-end encrypted cloud storage and communications service with 20 GB free storage space. repo
  • Sync – A file storage and document collaboration platform.
  • Tresorit – Tresorit is the ultra-secure place in the cloud to store, sync, and share files within your organization and with external partners.
  • Internxt Drive – A zero-knowledge cloud storage service based on best-in-class privacy and security. repo


  • Cyberduck – A libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure & OpenStack Swift browser. repo open
  • Duplicacy – A new generation cloud backup tool. repo
  • Duplicati – Store securely encrypted backups in the cloud! open
  • FreeFileSync – Folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.
  • Kopia – A simple, cross-platform tool for managing encrypted backups in the cloud. repo open
  • Rclone – A command-line program to sync files and directories to and from different cloud storage providers. repo open
  • restic – Fast, secure, efficient backup program. repo open
  • Syncthing – A continuous file synchronization program. repo open
  • ChoEazyCopy – Simple and powerful RoboCopy GUI. open
  • Ultracopier – Ultracopier acts as a replacement for files copy dialogs. repo open
  • Ludusavi – A tool for backing up your PC video game save data. open

Browsers and Extensions


  • Brave – A fast, private and secure web browser. repo store open
  • Chromium – The free and open-source project behind Google Chrome. repo open
  • Firefox – Get the browser that protects what’s important. store open
  • LibreWolf – A fork of Firefox, focused on privacy, security and freedom. repo open
  • Tor Browser – A web broswer that anonymizes your web traffic using the Tor network. repo
  • Min – A fast, minimal browser that protects your privacy. repo


New Tab Page

  • Mue – Fast, open and free-to-use new tab page for modern browsers. repo open
  • nightTab – A neutral new tab page accented with a chosen colour. repo open
  • Tabliss – A beautiful, customisable New Tab page for Firefox and Chrome. repo open

Privacy Extensions

  • AdNauseam – Fight back against advertising surveillance. repo open
  • ClearURLs – This extension will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy when browsing the Internet. repo open
  • FastForward – FastForward automatically skips annoying link shorteners. repo
  • LibRedirect – A web extension that redirects popular sites to alternative privacy-friendly frontends and backends. repo open
  • LocalCDN – A web browser extension that emulates Content Delivery Networks to improve your online privacy. repo open
  • Mailvelope – Browser extension for OpenPGP encryption with Webmail. open
  • uBlock Origin – An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean. open

Sync Bookmarks

  • Floccus – Sync your bookmarks privately across browsers. repo open
  • xBrowserSync – Free and open source tool for syncing your browser data between browsers and devices whilst maintaining your privacy and anonymity. repo open


  • Automa – A chrome extension for automating your browser by connecting blocks. repo
  • BetterViewer – A replacement for the image viewing mode built into Firefox and Chrome-based web browsers. open
  • Bypass Paywalls – A web browser extension to help bypass paywalls for selected sites.
  • Dark Reader – Dark Reader analyzes web pages and aims to reduce eyestrain while browsing the web. repo open
  • Gesturefy – A customizable Firefox mouse gesture add-on with a variety of different commands. open
  • Marinara – A time management assistant for Chrome that follows the Pomodoro Technique. open
  • Omni – The all-in-one tool to supercharge your productivity keyboard. open
  • Read Aloud – A Text to Speech Voice Reader extension for your browser! repo open
  • Screenity – The most powerful screen recorder & annotation tool for Chrome. open
  • Search by Image – A browser extension that makes effortless reverse image searches possible, and comes with support for more than 30 search engines. open
  • Translate Web Pages – Translate your page in real time using Google or Yandex. open
  • uBlacklist – Blocks specific sites from appearing in Google search results. repo open
  • Unclutter – A modern reader mode and article library for your browser. repo open
  • Violentmonkey – An open source userscript manager. repo open
  • Web Scrobbler – Web Scrobbler helps online music listeners to scrobble their playback history. repo open



Email Clients

  • Delta Chat – Chat over e-mail. repo store open
  • Mailspring – A beautiful, fast and fully open source mail client. repo open
  • Thunderbird – A free email application that’s easy to set up and customize. open

Email Forwarding Services

Email Providers

  • Protonmail – An email provider/service that respects privacy and puts people first. repo
  • Tutanota – A secure email service. repo open

Temporary Email Services


  • Element – Secure and independent communication, connected via Matrix. repo open
  • Session – An end-to-end encrypted messenger. repo open
  • Signal – A messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. repo open
  • Ferdium – A desktop app that helps you organize how you use your favourite apps by combining them into one application. repo open
  • Hamsket – Free messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one. open
  • Jitsi Meet – Free Jitsi Meet instance, provising state-of-the-art video conferencing. repo
  • Revolt – User-first chat platform built with modern web technologies. repo

Social Media

  • Glimesh – A next generation live streaming platform built by the community, for the community. repo
  • LBRY – A decentralized video sharing network. repo
  • PeerTube – A free, decentralized and federated video platform. repo open
  • Lemmy – A link aggregator / Reddit clone for the fediverse. repo open
  • Mastodon – Globally interconnected microblogging community. repo open
  • WriteFreely – A clean, simple publishing platform made for writers. repo open


Statistical Analysis

  • GNU PSPP – A program for statistical analysis of sampled data. It is a free as in freedom replacement for the proprietary program SPSS. open
  • gretl – A cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language. repo open
  • jamovi – A free and open statistics package, which is easy to use, and designed to be familiar to users of SPSS. repo open
  • JASP – JASP is an open-source statistics program that is free, friendly, and flexible. repo open
  • RStudio – RStudio provides open source and enterprise-ready professional software for data science. repo open

Terminal Emulators

  • Fluent Terminal – A Terminal Emulator based on UWP and web technologies. store open
  • PowerShell – A task-based command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. repo store
  • Tabby – A highly configurable terminal emulator, SSH and serial client. repo open
  • WezTerm – GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer made with Rust. repo open
  • WindTerm – A professional cross-platform SSH/Sftp/Shell/Telnet/Serial terminal. repo
  • Windows Terminal – A modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL.

Text Editors

  • Brackets – Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. repo
  • GNU Emacs – An extensible, customizable, free/libre text editor — and more. repo open
  • Kate – A multi-document text editor. store
  • Lapce – Lightning-fast and Powerful Code Editor written in Rust. repo open
  • Lite XL – A lightweight text editor written in Lua. repo open
  • Notepad++ – A free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. repo open
  • Notepads – A modern, lightweight text editor with a minimalist design. repo store open
  • Visual Studio Code – A free, lightweight, and extensible code editor. repo store open
  • VSCodium – A community-driven, freely-licensed binary distribution of Microsoft’s editor VS Code. repo open


  • adb – A programming tool used for the debugging of Android-based devices.
  • DevToys – A Swiss Army knife for developers. repo store open
  • massCode – A free and open source code snippets manager for developers. repo
  • WinMerge – An Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. repo open
  • – Learn to code for free with millions of other people around the world. repo
  • The Odin Project – An open-source curriculum for learning full-stack web development. repo


Download Managers

  • AriaNg-Native – A better aria2 desktop frontend than AriaNg, containing all features of AriaNg and more features for desktop. repo open
  • Free Download Manager – A powerful modern download accelerator and organizer.
  • JDownloader – A free, open-source download management tool.
  • Motrix – A full-featured download manager. repo open
  • Persepolis – A download manager & a GUI for Aria2. repo open
  • XDM – Powerfull download accelerator and video downloader. repo open

Media Downloaders

  • Streamlink – A CLI utility which pipes video streams from various services into a video player. repo open
  • Lux – A fast and simple video downloader built with Go. open
  • You-Get – A tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web. repo open
  • youtube-dl – Command-line program to download videos from and other video sites. repo
  • YT-DLP – A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes.
  • Hitomi Downloader – Desktop utility to download images/videos/music/text from various websites, and more.
  • Media Downloader – A Qt/C++ front end to youtube-dl.
  • Open Video Downloader – A cross-platform GUI for youtube-dl made in Electron and node.js. repo store open
  • Tartube – A GUI front-end for youtube-dl. open
  • Video Downloader – A video and channel downloader that supports 110 websites.
  • YoutubeDownloader – An application that lets you download videos from YouTube. open
  • HakuNeko – A cross-platform downloader for manga and anime from various websites. repo
  • N_m3u8DL-CLI – A command line tool for downloading m3u8. repo open
  • SCrawler – Media downloader from any sites, including Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, TikTok, PornHub, XHamster, XVIDEOS etc. open
  • SpotiFlyer – Kotlin Multiplatform Music Downloader ,supports Spotify, Youtube, Gaana, Jio-Saavn and SoundCloud. open
  • Twitch Leecher – An extremely fast and easy to use Twitch VOD downloader. open
  • Ytmdl – A simple app to get songs from YouTube in mp3 format with artist name, album name etc from sources like iTunes, Spotify, LastFM, Deezer, Gaana etc. repo open
  • gallery-dl – Command-line program to download image galleries and collections from several image hosting sites. open

Torrent Clients

  • – Streaming file transfer over WebTorrent (torrents on the web). repo open
  • PicoTorrent – A tiny and minimal BitTorrent client. repo
  • qBittorrent – qBittorrent aims to be a good alternative to all other bittorrent clients out there. repo open
  • Transmission – A fast, easy, and free BitTorrent client. repo
  • WebTorrent – The streaming torrent app. repo open


Online Education Services

  • Coursera – Free and paid courses on a wide variety of subjects from scholastic to technical and more.
  • edX – Free online courses by Harvard, MIT.
  • Khan Academy – A personalized learning resource for all ages.

Reference Management

  • JabRef – An open-source, cross-platform citation and reference management tool. repo open
  • Qiqqa – A free research and reference manager. repo open
  • ZoteroBib – ZoteroBib helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device.
  • Zotero – A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. repo open



  • Anki – Powerful, intelligent flash cards. repo open
  • Avogadro – An advanced molecular editor designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. repo open
  • BOINC – Open-source software for volunteer computing and grid computing. repo open
  • Converter NOW – A flexible unit converter. repo store open
  • GCompris – A high quality educational software suite. store
  • GNU Octave – A programming language for scientific computing.
  • GeoGebra – Free digital tools for class activities, graphing, geometry, collaborative whiteboard and more. repo
  • Gramps – Research, organize and share your family tree with Gramps.
  • LanguageTool – Checks your writing in more than 20 languages. repo open
  • Orange Data Mining – A data mining and visualization toolbox for novice and expert alike. repo open
  • Qalculate! – A multi-purpose cross-platform desktop calculator. repo open
  • Scilab – Open source software for numerical computation. repo open
  • Scratch – With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations. store
  • Tabby– Simple timetable desktop app to track your school schedule. open

File Management

Duplicate File Finders

  • Czkawka – Multi functional app to find duplicates, empty folders, similar images etc.
  • dupeGuru – A cross-platform GUI tool to find duplicate files in a system. repo open
  • Video Duplicate Finder – A cross-platform software to find duplicated video (and image) files on hard disk based on similiarity.

File Archivers

  • 7-Zip – A file archiver with a high compression ratio.
  • NanaZip – The 7-Zip derivative intended for the modern Windows experience. store
  • PeaZip – A free file manager and file archiver. repo open

File Converters

  • Convertio – Easy tool to convert files online.
  • Dangerzone – Take potentially dangerous PDFs, office documents, or images and convert them to a safe PDF. repo open
  • File Converter – A very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu of windows explorer. repo open
  • Pandoc – Universal markup converter. repo

File Managers

  • Double Commander – A free cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. repo
  • Far Manager – A program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. repo open
  • Files – A modern file manager. repo store open
  • Sigma File Manager – A free, open-source, quickly evolving, modern file manager app. store
  • Xplorer – A customizable, modern and cross-platform File Explorer. repo open

File Renamers

  • Ant Renamer – A free program that makes easier the renaming of lots of files and folders by using specified settings.
  • File Renamer Diff – A File Renamer App featuring a difference display before and after the change for Windows. store open
  • Szyszka – A simple but powerful and fast bulk file renamer. open

File Sharing

File Sharing Web Apps

  • FileSend – Simple, encrypted file sharing. repo open
  • Lufi – Anonymous file sharing services with temporary storage. repo open
  • Send – Simple, private file sharing. repo open
  • Tresorit Send – Send big files up to 5 GB securely.
  • Wormhole – Simple, private file sharing.
  • SwissTransfer – Send files up to 50 GB free of charge.
  • pic.infini – A free and anonymous image hosting service.
  • Blaze – A P2P file sharing web app. repo open
  • FilePizza – Peer-to-peer file transfers in your browser. repo
  • ShareDrop – Easy P2P file transfer powered by WebRTC. repo open
  • Snapdrop – A Progressive Web App for local file sharing. repo open
  • libcimbar – Optimized implementation for color-icon-matrix barcodes. repo open

LAN File Sharing

  • OpenSSH – Windows Optional Features. OpenSSH is a complete implementation of the SSH protocol (version 2) for secure remote login, command execution and file transfer.
  • Flying Carpet – Wireless, encrypted file transfer over automatically configured ad hoc networking. open
  • LANDrop – A cross-platform tool that you can use to conveniently transfer photos, videos, and other types of files to other devices on the same local network. repo
  • LocalSend – An open source cross-platform alternative to AirDrop. repo store open
  • SFTPGo – Fully featured and highly configurable SFTP server with optional HTTP/S, FTP/S and WebDAV support. open
  • Sharik – An open-source, cross-platform solution for sharing files via Wi-Fi or Mobile Hotspot. store open
  • WinSCP – A popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows. repo open
  • Winpinator – Send and receive files across a local network. repo open
  • miniserve – A CLI tool to serve files and dirs over HTTP. open


  • Magic Wormhole – Get things from one computer to another, safely. open
  • OnionShare – An open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share files, host websites, and chat with friends using the Tor network. repo
  • RiftShare – Easy, Secure, and Free file sharing for everyone. repo store open
  • Rymdport – A GUI for the Magic Wormhole. open
  • croc – A CLI file-transfer tool. repo open

Games and Tools

Game Launchers

  • Heroic Games Launcher – A Native GOG and Epic Games Launcher for Linux, Windows and Mac. repo open
  • Nostlan – Nostlan is a game launcher for emulators! repo open
  • Pegasus – A cross platform, customizable graphical frontend for launching emulators and managing your game collection. repo open
  • Playnite – An open source video game library manager and launcher with support for 3rd party libraries like Steam, GOG, Origin, and Uplay. repo open
  • RetroArch – A frontend for emulators, game engines and media players. repo open

Game Stores

  • GOG GALAXY – Truly gamer friendly, DRM-free online gaming platform.
  • Game Jolt – Game Jolt is one of the largest communities in existence for video games and the millions of people around the world who love them. repo open
  • – An online game marketplace and community. repo open


  • 0 A.D. – A free, open-source game of ancient warfare.
  • Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead – A turn-based survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world. repo
  • Cockatrice – A cross-platform virtual tabletop for multiplayer card games. repo open
  • Endless Sky – A space exploration and combat game similar to Escape Velocity. repo open
  • FlightGear – An open-source flight simulator.
  • Lichess – The complete chess experience, play and compete with friends and others around the world. repo
  • Mindustry – A sandbox tower defense game written in Java. repo open
  • Minetest – An open source voxel game engine. repo
  • OpenDuelyst – A digital collectible card game. repo open
  • OpenTDD – OpenTTD is a business simulation game in which players try to earn money by transporting passengers and freight via road, rail, water and air. repo open
  • Rigs of Rods – An open-source soft-body vehicle simulator. repo open
  • SuperTuxKart – A free kart racing game. repo
  • Thrive – A free, open-source game about the evolution of life. repo
  • Unciv – Open-source Android/Desktop remake of Civ V. open
  • Warzone 2100 – A ground-breaking and innovative 3D real-time strategy game. repo
  • Wesnoth – An open source, turn-based strategy game with a high fantasy theme. repo open
  • Widelands – A free, open source real-time strategy game with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode. repo open
  • Xonotic – An addictive, arena-style first person shooter with crisp movement and a wide array of weapons.
  • osu! – A free-to-win rhythm game. Rhythm is just a click away! repo open

Gaming Utilities

  • AntiMicroX – Graphical program used to map keyboard buttons and mouse controls to a gamepad. open
  • CrossOver – A Crosshair Overlay for any screen. repo store
  • Moonlight – An open source implementation of NVIDIA's GameStream. repo open
  • Sunshine – Host for Moonlight Streaming Client. repo open


2D and 3D

  • Enve – Open-source 2D animation software. repo open
  • OpenToonz – An open-source full-featured 2D animation creation software. repo
  • Pencil2D – An easy, intuitive tool to make 2D hand-drawn animations. repo open
  • Seamly2D – Open source patternmaking software. open
  • Synfig Studio – A free and open-source 2D animation software. repo open
  • Wick Editor – A free and open-source tool for creating games, animations and everything in-between! repo open
  • Blender – Free and Open Source 3D creation suite. repo store open
  • Blockbench – A low poly 3D model editor. repo open
  • F3D – A fast and minimalist 3D viewer. repo open
  • FreeCAD – An open-source parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. repo open
  • MeshLab – The open source mesh processing system. repo open
  • OpenSCAD – The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeller. repo open
  • Sweet Home 3D – A free interior design application which helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.

Design Tools

  • Design Editor – An open source graphic editor. repo open
  • Motionity – The web-based motion graphics editor for everyone. repo open
  • Penpot – The Open-Source design & prototyping platform. repo open
  • Polotno Studio – Free online design editor. repo
  • – An online tool which allows you to create beautiful mobile & browser mockups from screenshots. repo open

Digital Painting

  • AutoDraw – An intuitive drawing tool for everyone.
  • Drawpile – A collaborative drawing program. repo open
  • FotoSketcher – Turn your photos into beautiful paintings, sketches or drawings in seconds.
  • Inkscape – A free and open-source vector graphics editor. repo store open
  • Krita – A free and open source digital painting application. repo
  • Milton – A free and open-source infinite canvas paint program. repo open
  • Pinta – A free, open source program for drawing and image editing. repo
  • tldraw – A tiny little drawing app. repo open

Image Editors

  • Converseen – A batch image converter and resizer. repo open
  • GIMP – A cross-platform image editor. repo store open
  • PhotoGIMP – A patch for optimizing GIMP 2.10+ for Adobe Photoshop users. open
  • ImageMagick – A software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. repo
  • Paint.NET – Free image and photo editing software.
  • PhotoDemon – A portable photo editor. repo
  • Pixelitor – A desktop image editor. repo open
  • miniPaint – Online image editor lets you create, edit images using HTML5 technologies. repo
  • Photopea – Online photo editor.
  • darktable – An open source photography workflow application and raw developer. repo open
  • digiKam – An advanced digital photo management application. repo
  • Filmulator – Simplified raw editing with the power of film. repo open
  • RawTherapee – A powerful cross-platform raw photo processing program. repo open

Image Optimizers

  • Caesium Image Compressor – An image compression web app.
  • Caesium – A cross-platform image compression software. repo open
  • Imagine – A desktop app for compression of PNG and JPEG, with a modern and friendly UI. open
  • Squoosh – An image compression web app that reduces image sizes through numerous formats. repo open

Image Viewers

  • FastStone Image Viewer – A fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor.
  • ImageGlass – A lightweight, versatile image viewer. repo open
  • IrfanView – A very fast, compact and innovative FREEWARE image viewer/converter. store
  • JPEGView – A lean, fast and highly configurable viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, WEBP, TGA, GIF and TIFF images with a minimal GUI. open
  • NeeView – A Free and Open Source, modern and powerful image viewer and a manga/comic reader. store open
  • nomacs – A free, open source image viewer. repo open
  • qimgv – Image viewer. Fast, easy to use. open
  • Quick Picture Viewer – Lightweight, versatile desktop image viewer. repo store open
  • qView – Practical and minimal image viewer. repo open


  • Capture2Text – Quickly OCR part of the screen and save resulting text to clipboard. open
  • gImageReader – A simple Gtk/Qt front-end to tesseract-ocr. open
  • NormCap – OCR powered screen-capture tool to capture information instead of images. repo
  • Paperwork – Paperwork is a personal document manager. It manages scanned documents and PDFs. repo open
  • Text Grab – A quick app to grab any on screen text using the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) built into Windows 10. open

Pixel Editors

  • LibreSprite – A free and open source program for creating and animating your sprites. repo open
  • Piskel – A simple web-based tool for Spriting and Pixel art. repo open
  • Pixelorama – A free & open-source 2D sprite editor. repo open
  • PixiEditor – A lightweight pixel art editor. repo store open
  • Shape Shifter – A web-app that simplifies the creation of icon animations for Android, iOS, and the web. repo open

Remove Image Background

  • BackgroundRemover – A free web application that lets you Remove Background from images and video. repo open
  • BgSub – A website that uses AI technology to automatically remove or replace image backgrounds.
  • Cleanup.Picture – A free web application that lets you quickly cleanup or remove objects in any image.
  • Lama Cleaner – Image inpainting tool powered by SOTA AI Model. open
  • Rembg – A command line tool to remove images background. open
  • – Remove background from images 100% automatically in 5 seconds without a single click.

Screen Annotation Tools

  • gInk – An easy to use on-screen annotation software inspired by Epic Pen. open
  • LiveDraw – A tool allows you to draw on screen real-time. open
  • Pensela – The Swiss Army Knife of Screen Annotation Tools.

Screen Recorders

  • Captura – Capture Screen, Audio, Cursor, Mouse Clicks and Keystrokes. repo open
  • Fluent Screen Recorder – A simple screen recorder built with UWP and featuring Fluent Design. store open
  • OBS Studio – Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording. repo store open
  • ScreenREC – A really simple web screen recorder. repo open
  • ScreenToGif – Screen, webcam, and board recorder with an integrated editor. repo store open
  • ShareX – A free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. repo store open
  • Streamlabs – Free and open source streaming software built on OBS and Electron. repo open


  • Flameshot – Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software. repo open
  • Greenshot – A light-weight screenshot software tool. repo open
  • Ksnip – A Qt-based cross-platform screenshot tool that provides many annotation features for your screenshots. open
  • Snipaste – A simple but powerful snipping tool. store
  • gifcap – Capture your screen to a GIF in your browser. repo open
  • LICEcap – LICEcap simple animated screen capture tool for Windows (gif recorder). repo


  • Kalidoface 3D – A web app that brings support for 3D Vtuber avatars. repo open
  • Kalidoface – Become a virtual character with just your webcam! repo open
  • SysMocap – A real-time motion capture system for 3D virtual character animating. open
  • Vignette – The open source VTuber software. repo open

Webcam Recorders

  • Mini Video Me – A small webcam player focused on providing an easy way to add and control your webcam during recordings. repo open
  • Webcamoid – A full featured and multiplatform webcam suite. repo open


  • Excalidraw – Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams. repo open
  • OpenBoard – A cross-platform interactive whiteboard application intended for use in a classroom setting. repo open
  • WBO – Online collaborative Whiteboard that is simple, free, easy to use and to deploy. repo open


  • Anime4KCPP – A high performance anime upscaler. open
  • Stable Diffusion UI – Provides a browser UI for generating images from text prompts and images. repo
  • Upscayl – Free and Open Source AI Image Upscaler. open
  • Allusion – A free and open source desktop application for managing your visual library. open
  • AndreaMosaic – With AndreaMosaic you can create your own photographic mosaics made with your own pictures.
  • Celestia – Real-time 3D visualization of space. repo open
  • Colorpicker – A mininal but complete colorpicker desktop app. repo open
  • Gephi – Gephi is the leading visualization and exploration software for all kinds of graphs and networks. repo
  • Graphviz – Open source graph visualization software. repo open
  • Stellarium – A free open source planetarium for your computer. repo open
  • Storyboarder – Storyboarder makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures. repo
  • Tropy – Research photo management. repo open
  • Avataaars generator – Simple generator React app for avataaars. repo open
  • Personas by Draftbit – A delightful avatar generator by the folks at Draftbit. repo open
  • macOS Big Sur – Replacements Icons – Replacement icons for popular apps in the style of macOS Big Sur. repo open

Health and Fitness

  • Ambie – The best white noise app on Windows. repo store open
  • UBPM – Manage your blood pressure data on Windows/Linux/macOS. open
  • Eyes Guard – A Windows application for protecting your eyes when you are working with your PC or Laptop. repo store open
  • Pomatez – An open-source Pomodoro timer application aimed for simplicity and productivity. repo open
  • Pomotroid – Simple and visually-pleasing Pomodoro timer. repo open
  • Stretchly – The break time reminder app. repo open
  • Workrave – A free program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). repo open
  • OpenStreetMap – A collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world.
  • QMapShack – An intuitive and efficient tool for route planning and GPS recordings visualization. open

Network and Admin

Network Monitors

  • Angry IP Scanner – Fast and friendly network scanner. repo open
  • Fiddler – A Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet.
  • GlassWire – A network security monitoring tool and analyzer.
  • NETworkManager – A powerful tool for managing networks and troubleshoot network problems. repo open
  • Wireshark – The world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. repo open
  • OpenNetMeter – A simple program to monitor your network/data usage. open
  • TrafficMonitor – A network monitoring suspension window software on Windows platform.

Remote Desktop

  • Chrome Remote Desktop – The easy way to remotely connect with your home or work computer, or share your screen with others.
  • DWService – Remotely access your devices from a Web browser.
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop – Use the Microsoft Remote Desktop app to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin.
  • QtScrcpy – Android real-time display control software. open
  • RustDesk – Yet another remote desktop software. repo open
  • scrcpy – Display and control your Android device. open
  • TigerVNC – A free remote desktop software server and client application. repo open
  • TightVNC – A free remote desktop application.
  • Quick Assist – A new app in Windows 10 that enables you to receive or provide assistance over a remote connection.
  • Tailscale – A mesh VPN alternative that makes it easy to connect your devices. repo open
  • ZeroTier – A smart programmable Ethernet switch for planet Earth. repo
  • mRemoteNG – An open source, multi-protocol, tabbed remote connections manager. repo open
  • PRemoteM – A modern personal remote session manager and launcher. store
  • Veyon – Cross-platform computer monitoring and classroom management. repo open
  • Weylus – Use your tablet as graphic tablet/touch screen on your computer. open

Screen Sharing

  • Deskreen – A desktop app that turns any device with a web browser into a secondary screen for your computer over WiFi. repo open
  • Screego – Screego allows you to share your screen with good quality and low latency. repo open
  • ScreenTask – Share your screen across local devices without internet. repo


  • Docker – Enterprise-focused container platform for building, sharing, and running any application. repo
  • Hyper-V – Hyper-V is Microsoft's hardware virtualization product.
  • VirtualBox – A powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.
  • WSL – Windows Subsystem for Linux.
  • WSA – Windows Subsystem for Android.
  • wsa_pacman – A GUI package manager and package installer for Windows Subsystem for Android. open
  • Sandboxie – A sandbox-based isolation software for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows NT-based operating systems. repo open
  • Windows Sandbox – Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation.


  • LibreSpeed – This is a very lightweight Speedtest implemented in Javascript, using XMLHttpRequest and Web Workers. repo open
  • SwitchHosts – An App for managing hosts file. repo open
  • Wifinian – A Windows desktop tool to enable user to actively control Wi-Fi connections. store open

News and Books


  • Okular – A universal document viewer. store
  • Sumatra PDF – A free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) viewer. repo
  • Sioyek – A PDF viewer designed for reading research papers and technical books. repo open
  • calibre – An e-book manager. repo open
  • Koodo Reader – A modern ebook manager and reader. repo open
  • Thorium Reader – The best free reading application for EPUB, PDF and DAISY 3 ebooks, audiobooks and digital comics. repo store open
  • YACReader – Yet another comic reader. repo open
  • AudiobookSuite – A WPF application with the goal of providing an easy to use local audiobook library and player for modern Windows systems. open
  • Libation – Audible audiobook manager. open
  • Sigil – A multi-platform EPUB ebook editor. open
  • Kiwix – An offline reader for online content like Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg, or TED Talks. repo store open
  • Internet Archive – A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
  • Library Genesis – A file-sharing based shadow library website.
  • Open Library – An open, editable library catalog.
  • Project Gutenberg – A library of over 60,000 free eBooks.
  • Sci-Hub – A shadow library website that provides free access to millions of research papers and books.
  • ZLibrary – The world's largest ebook library.
  • Books – Awesome Book Lists.
  • Mind Expanding Books – Books everyone should read! repo


  • Fluent Reader – Modern desktop RSS reader. repo store open
  • QuiteRSS – Free news feeds reader. repo open
  • Raven Reader – A open source desktop news reader with flexible settings to optimize your experience. repo open
  • RSS Guard – Feed reader which supports RSS/ATOM/JSON and many web-based feed services. open

Online Services

App Discovery Services

  • AlternativeTo – A website which lists alternatives to web-based software, desktop computer software, and mobile apps.
  • Product Hunt – A website that lets users share and discover new products.
  • Slant – A product recommendation community with the goal of making it effortless to find the best product, app or game for you.

Privacy and Security Guides

  • Anonymous Planet – The comprehensive guide for online anonymity and OpSec. repo
  • Awesome Privacy – A curated list of privacy & security-focused software and services. repo
  • Awesome Privacy – List of free, open source and privacy respecting services and alternatives to privative services.
  • EFF – The leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.
  • Personal Security Checklist – A curated checklist of 300+ tips for protecting digital security and privacy. repo
  • PRISM Break – Privacy/security-oriented software recommendations. repo
  • Privacy Guides – Protect your data against global mass surveillance programs. repo

Search Engines

  • Brave Search – The user-first and privacy-focused search engine that uses its own index making it an independent search engine.
  • DuckDuckGo – The search engine that doesn't track you.
  • SearXNG – Privacy-respecting metasearch engine. repo open
  • Whoogle Search – A self-hosted, ad-free, privacy-respecting metasearch engine. repo open

Secret Sharing

  • One-Time Secret – Keep sensitive info out of your email & chat logs. repo open
  • Password Pusher – A dead-simple application to securely communicate passwords over the web. repo open
  • PrivateBin – A minimalist, open source online pastebin where the server has zero knowledge of pasted data. repo
  • Yopass – Secure sharing of secrets, passwords and files. repo open

Survey Tools

  • Framadate – Schedule a meeting or create an opinion poll.
  • Framaforms – Design your online surveys easily while respecting your audience.
  • LimeSurvey – The most popular FOSS online survey tool on the web. repo open

URL Shorteners

  • – An anonymous URL redirector and shortener. repo open
  • Kutt – A modern URL shortener with support for custom domains. repo open
  • Lstu – A nice and open source url shortener. repo open
  • MagLit – Privacy Respecting Encrypted Link Shortener with Password Protection and Torrent Magnet Links support. repo open
  • – Free Modern URL Reducer. repo open
  • ZWS – Shorten URLs using invisible spaces. repo open


  • Disroot – A platform providing online services based on principles of freedom, privacy, federation and decentralization.
  • Framasoft – A not-for-profit popular educational organization.
  • Awesome Windows – An awesome & curated list of best applications and tools for Windows.
  • – Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives to well-known software.
  • Opensource.Builders – A website to find and request open-source alternatives to popular software you already use. repo open
  • Mostly Free Resources for Almost Everyone – A list of mostly free resources for almost anyone.
  • Awesome Piracy – A curated list of awesome warez and piracy links.
  • Piracy Index – This website is a collection of the best digital piracy resources. repo open
  • degoogle – A huge list of alternatives to Google products. repo
  • Awesome Fediverse – A curated, collaborative list of awesome Fediverse resources.
  • Awesome-Selfhosted – A list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted on your own servers.

Personal Finance

  • Budget Badger – A simple Personal Budgeting cross-platform app built on top of Xamarin.Forms. repo store open
  • Denaro – A personal finance manager. store open
  • GnuCash – A personal and small-business finance manager. repo open
  • HomeBank – Free personal finance software, money management for everyone. repo
  • KMyMoney – A cross-platform personal finance manager.
  • Money Manager Ex – A free, open-source, cross-platform, easy-to-use personal finance software. repo open
  • Money – Personal Expense Manager. repo store open
  • My Budget – Free, open source offline cross-platform budgeting solution built with Electron. open
  • Frappe Books – Free Desktop book-keeping software for small businesses and freelancers. repo open
  • grocy – A web-based self-hosted groceries & household management solution for your home. repo store open
  • CryptoTracker – Simple yet powerful cryptocurrency portfolio tracker designed with simplicity and functionality in mind. repo store open
  • rotki – A portfolio tracking, analytics, accounting and tax reporting application that protects your privacy. repo open


Desktop Mascot

  • Desktop Pet (eSheep) – This project gives you the possibility to add a pet to your desktop. repo store
  • RunCatforwindows – A cute running cat animation on your windows taskbar. open
  • Spirit – A modern and hackable desktop mascot. repo open

Taskbar Tweakers

  • RoundedTB – Add margins, rounded corners and segments to your taskbars! store open
  • TaskbarXI – An application written in C++ to modify the Windows 11 Taskbar. repo open
  • TaskbarX – TaskbarX gives you control over the position of your taskbar icons. repo open
  • TranslucentTB – TranslucentTB offers you control over the appearance of your taskbar. store open

Wallpaper Management

  • Aerial – Apple TV screen saver for Windows. open
  • AlbumPaper – An app for Windows that will change your desktop wallpaper to the album art of the song you are listening to. open
  • AutoWall – Live wallpapers on Windows 10/11 using open-source wallpaper engine. open
  • Lively Wallpaper – Free and open-source software that allows users to set animated desktop wallpapers and screensavers. repo store open
  • ScreenPlay – Modern, Cross Plattform, Live Wallpaper, Widgets and AppDrawer! repo open
  • SpaceEye – Make live satellite imagery your desktop background with SpaceEye. repo store open
  • Superpaper – A cross-platform multi monitor wallpaper manager. open
  • WinDynamicDesktop – WinDynamicDesktop ports the Dynamic Desktop feature from macOS Mojave to Windows 10. store open


  • BeautySearch – Windows 10+ Search Window appearance tweaker. open
  • Bibata Cursor – Opensource, compact, and material-designed cursor set. open
  • ElevenClock – Have a customizable clock on your Windows 11 displays. repo store open
  • ExplorerPatcher – This project aims to enhance the working environment on Windows. open
  • Mica for Everyone – A tool to enable backdrop effect on titlebar of win32 apps on Windows 11. open
  • ModernFlyouts – A modern Fluent Design replacement for the old Metro themed flyouts present in Windows. repo store open
  • Open-Shell-Menu – Classic Shell Reborn. open
  • Rainmeter – Desktop customization tool for Windows. repo open
  • Taskbar Groups – Lightweight utility for organizing the taskbar through groups. open
  • TileIconifier – Creates tiles for most Windows 8.1 and 10 start menu icons. open
  • Windows Auto Dark Mode – Switches between the dark and light theme of Windows at scheduled times. store open

Privacy and Security


  • VirusTotal – Free online malware detection service for analyzing suspicious files and URLs.
  • Windows Security – Windows 10 and 11 include Windows Security, which provides the latest antivirus protection.

Decentralized Networks

  • Freenet – A peer-to-peer platform for censorship-resistant and privacy-respecting publishing and communication.
  • I2P – The Invisible Internet Project (I2P) is a fully encrypted private network layer.
  • IPFS – A peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open. repo open

Encryption Tools

Disk Encryption Tools

  • Bitlocker – A Microsoft Windows security and encryption feature.
  • VeraCrypt – Disk encryption with strong security based on TrueCrypt. repo open

Steganography Tools

  • OpenStego – An open-source steganography tool. repo open
  • StegCloak – Hide secrets with invisible characters in plain text securely using passwords. repo open


  • Age – A simple, modern and secure encryption tool. repo open
  • cppcryptfs – An implementation of the gocryptfs encrypted overlay filesystem in C++ for Windows. open
  • Cryptomator – Multi-platform transparent client-side encryption of your files in the cloud. repo open
  • Gnupg – A complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by PGP. open
  • – Encrypt and Decrypt files securely in your browser. repo open
  • Horcrux – Split your file into encrypted horcruxes so that you don't need to remember a passcode. open
  • Kryptor – A simple, modern, and secure encryption and signing tool that aims to be a better version of age and Minisign. repo open
  • Minisign – A dead simple tool to sign files and verify digital signatures. repo
  • Picocrypt – A very small, very simple, yet very secure encryption tool. repo open
  • SiriKali – A Qt/C++ GUI front end to sshfs, ecryptfs-simple, cryfs, gocryptfs, securefs, fscrypt and encfs. repo open


  • Portmaster – Monitor all network activity. repo open
  • Simplewall – Simple tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) which can configure network activity on your computer. repo open
  • Windows Defender Firewall – A stateful host firewall.

Password Managers

  • Bitwarden – An open source password manager. repo store open
  • KeePassXC – A modern, secure, and open-source password manager that stores and manages your most sensitive information. repo store open
  • KeeWeb – This webapp is a browser and desktop password manager compatible with KeePass databases. repo open
  • Diceware Passphrase Generator – A tool for generating strong Diceware passwords, with entropy and crack time estimates. repo open
  • LessPass – A stateless password manager. repo

Remove EXIF Data

  • ExifCleaner – Cross-platform desktop GUI app to clean image metadata. repo open
  • ExifTool – ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files.
  • jExifToolGUI – Graphical frontend for the excellent command-line ExifTool by Phil Harvey. repo open

System Tweakers

  • O&O ShutUp10++ – Free antispy tool for Windows 10 and 11.
  • Optimizer – The finest Windows Optimizer. open
  • Privatezilla – Performs a privacy & security check of Windows 10. repo open
  • ThisIsWin11 – ThisIsWin11 lets you customize Windows 11 all in one place. open


  • ProtonVPN – High-speed Swiss VPN that safeguards your privacy. repo open
  • Windscribe – Free VPN and Ad Blocker. repo open


  • Blacklight – A Real-Time Website Privacy Inspector.
  • Image Scrubber – This is a tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests. repo



  • Alpha Clicker – Windows Autoclicker with a modern ui. open
  • Auto Screen Capture – Automated screen capture utility. repo open
  • AutoActions – Application-based actions to change Windows settings (display, audio) or run any program or action. open
  • AutoHotkey – A free, open source macro-creation and automation software utility that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. repo open
  • Beeftext – A text snippet tool for Windows. repo open
  • espanso – A cross-platform Text Expander written in Rust. repo open
  • Macro Deck – A open source software to use your smartphone, tablet or almost any touch screen device with a internet browser as a simple macro pad or even as an powerful automation solution for streaming, gaming, content creation and more. repo open
  • Mouse Jiggler – A very simple piece of software whose sole function is to “fake” mouse input to Windows, and jiggle the mouse pointer back and forth. open
  • Power Automate – Power Automate allows you to automate web and desktop applications on your Windows desktop by mimicking the user interface actions like clicks, and keyboard input.
  • Shutdown Timer Classic – Pick a time and let your computer shutdown itself. store open
  • SikuliX – SikuliX automates anything you see on the screen of your desktop computer running Windows, Mac or some Linux/Unix. repo open

Clipboard Managers

  • Clipboard Canvas – A tool that helps you be productive, preview multiple files on Infinite Canvas, save storage space with smart Reference Files, and work uninterruptibly with Autopaste. store open
  • CopyQ – An advanced clipboard manager with powerful editing and scripting features. repo open
  • Ditto – An extension to the standard windows clipboard. repo store
  • XClipper – A clipboard manager for Windows & Android which helps to track clipboard activities and makes it easier to interact with them. repo open
  • Everything – Locate files and folders by name instantly.
  • EverythingToolbar – Everything integration for the Windows taskbar.
  • Orange – A cross-platform desktop application for searching local files. repo open
  • Spyglass – A personal search engine, crawl & index websites/files you want with a simple set of rules. repo open
  • Cerebro – Open-source productivity booster with a brain. repo open
  • Flow launcher – Quick file search & app launcher for Windows with community-made plugins. repo open
  • LaunchyQt – LaunchyQt is a fork of the keystroke launcher program Launchy but modernized. repo open
  • Pinpoint – Keystroke launcher and productivity tool. open
  • SystemTrayMenu – Browse and open your files easily. repo store open
  • Tabame – Tabame is an alternative to Windows Taskbar. open
  • ueli – A keystroke launcher for Windows and macOS. repo open
  • dnGrep – dnGrep allows you to search across files with easy-to-read results. repo open
  • grepWin – A powerful and fast search tool using regular expressions. repo open


  • linked – Daily journaling without distraction. repo open
  • Mini Diary – Simple and secure journal app. repo open
  • RedNotebook – A modern desktop journal. repo open

Markdown Editors

  • Abricotine – Markdown editor with inline preview. repo open
  • Dillinger – A cloud-enabled, mobile-ready, offline-storage compatible. repo open
  • MarkText – A simple and elegant markdown editor. repo open
  • PanWriter – Markdown editor with pandoc integration and paginated preview. repo open
  • StackEdit – In-browser Markdown editor. repo open AngularJS-powered HTML5 Markdown editor. repo open

Mind Mapping

  • ASCIIFlow – A client-side only web based application for drawing ASCII diagrams. repo open
  • – Free online diagram software.
  • drawio-desktop – An open source technology stack for building diagramming applications. repo store open
  • Gaphor – A UML and SysML modeling application written in Python. repo open
  • Heimer – A simple cross-platform mind map, diagram, and note-taking tool written in Qt. open
  • mindmaps – An open source, offline capable, mind mapping application leveraging HTML5 technologies. repo open
  • My Mind – A web application for creating and managing Mind maps. repo open
  • Wireflow – Flow chart collaboration app. repo open

Note Taking

  • Cryptee – A privacy focused, encrypted and secure documents, notes, files and photos service. repo open
  • Joplin – A free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. repo open
  • Notesnook – A fully end-to-end encrypted note taking alternative to Evernote. repo open
  • SilentNotes – A simple note taking app which respects your privacy. repo store open
  • Standard Notes – A free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app. repo
  • Simplenote – The simplest way to keep notes. store
  • AppFlowy – An open-source alternative to Notion. repo open
  • Athens – An open-source knowledge graph that helps individuals and organizations solve complex problems by enabling them to capture, compose, and recombine ideas. repo open
  • Foam – A personal knowledge management and sharing system for VSCode. repo open
  • Logseq – A privacy-first, open-source platform for knowledge management and collaboration. repo open
  • Notes – An open source and cross-platform note-taking app that is both beautiful and powerful. repo open
  • Obsidian – A powerful knowledge base on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.
  • QOwnNotes – A plain-text file notepad and todo-list manager with markdown support and Nextcloud / ownCloud integration. repo open
  • Trilium Notes – A hierarchical note taking application with focus on building large personal knowledge bases. open
  • Zettlr – A Markdown Editor for the 21st century. repo open
  • Butterfly – Powerful, minimalistic, cross-platform, opensource note-taking app. repo open
  • Leaflet – POSP official notes application, written in flutter, beautiful, fast and secure. repo open
  • Lorien – An infinite canvas drawing/note-taking app that is focused on performance, small savefiles and simplicity. open
  • Microsoft Journal – A notetaking application that focuses on the inking experience.
  • Xournal++ – A handwriting notetaking software with PDF annotation support. repo open


  • CryptPad – A collaboration suite that is end-to-end-encrypted and open-source. repo open
  • Grist – A modern relational spreadsheet. repo open
  • LibreOffice – A free and powerful office suite. repo open
  • Sozi – A presentation tool for SVG documents. repo open
  • Google Docs – Free online document editor.
  • Microsoft Office Online – Collaborate for free with online versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote.

Task Management

  • Focalboard – An open source, self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana. repo store open
  • Kanban Tasker – A simple personal kanban board. store open
  • sleek – A todo app based on todo.txt. store open
  • Super Productivity – To-do list & time tracker for programmers & designers. store
  • WeekToDo – A free minimalist weekly planner app focused on privacy. repo open

Time Tracking

  • ActivityWatch – The best free and open-source automated time tracker. repo open
  • Nomie – Open-source mood and life tracking. repo open
  • Strategr – No-Fuss Time Management App. repo open
  • Tockler – An application that tracks your time by monitoring your active window title and idle time. repo open
  • ididit! – The procrastination friendly habit tracker. repo store open
  • Habitica – A habit tracker app which treats your goals like a Role Playing Game. repo

Writing Tools

  • bibisco – An open source application for writing novels. repo open
  • ghostwriter – A cross-platform, aesthetic, distraction-free Markdown editor. open
  • KIT Scenarist – Simple and powerful application for writing screenplays. repo open
  • Manuskript – A open-source tool for writers. repo open
  • novelWriter – An open source plain text editor designed for writing novels. repo open


  • PDF Arranger – Small python-gtk application, which helps the user to merge or split pdf documents and rotate, crop and rearrange their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface. open
  • PDFsam – A desktop application to extract pages, split, merge, mix and rotate PDF files. repo open
  • PdfScribe – A PDF virtual printer for 64-bit Windows / .NET 4.8 or later. open
  • Scribus – An open source desktop publishing software. repo open
  • TeXstudio – A fully featured LaTeX editor. repo open
  • Knowledge – Knowledge is a tool for saving, searching, accessing, and exploring all of your favorite websites, documents and files. open
  • TagSpaces – An offline, open source, document manager with tagging support. repo open
  • Datawrapper – An open source tool helping everyone to create simple, correct and embeddable charts in minutes.
  • RAWGraphs – An open web tool to create custom vector-based visualizations on top of the amazing d3.js library. repo open
  • Reactive Resume – A free and open source resume builder. repo open
  • Resumake – A website for automatically generating elegant LaTeX resumes. repo open
  • KDE Connect – Enabling communication between all your devices. repo store open
  • Phone Link – Link your Android phone and PC to view and reply to text messages, make and receive calls, view your notifications, and more.
  • ClickPaste – Windows 10 notification area app in C# that can paste clipboard contents as keystrokes to whatever location you click. open
  • DropPoint – Make drag-and-drop easier using DropPoint. repo open
  • QuickLook – Bring macOS “Quick Look” feature to Windows. repo store open


Context Menu Managers

  • ContextMenuManager – A program to manage the Windows right-click context menu. repo open
  • Custom Context Menu – Add Custom Context Menu For Windows11. store open
  • Shell – Powerful context menu manager for Windows File Explorer. repo open

Disk Imaging

  • Macrium Reflect Free – The complete backup solution for personal use.
  • UrBackup – An easy to setup Open Source client/server backup system. repo open
  • Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Free & Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition – The free backup software to protect virtual, physical and cloud workloads.
  • Etcher – A powerful OS image flasher. repo open
  • Rufus – A utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives. repo store open
  • UNetbootin – UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. repo
  • USBImager – A very minimal GUI app that can write compressed disk images to USB drives.
  • Ventoy – A Multiboot Bootable USB Creation Tool. repo open
  • UUP dump – Download UUP files from Windows Update servers with ease. repo open
  • UUP Media Creator – An utility to convert Unified Update Platform file sets into Windows Media files. store open

Disk Usage Analyzers

  • Filelight – An application to visualize the disk usage on your computer. store
  • TreeSize Free – The disk space manager TreeSize Free tells you where precious disk space has gone. store
  • WizTree – The fastest disk space analyzer.

File Recovery

  • DMDE – A powerful tool for data searching, editing, and recovery on disks.
  • TestDisk – A powerful free data recovery software. repo open
  • Windows File Recovery – A command-line software utility from Microsoft to recover deleted files.

File Shredders

  • BleachBit – BleachBit cleans files to free disk space and to maintain privacy. repo open
  • Eraser – A secure data removal tool for Windows.
  • Permadelete – An easy to use and beautiful app for shredding files and folders permanently. repo store open
  • Turbo Delete – A blazing fast alternative to the default Windows delete. open

Hardware Monitoring

Fan Control

  • Fan Control – A focused, highly customizable fan controlling software for Windows. repo
  • FanCtrl – FanCtrl is a software that allows you to automatically control the fan speed on your PC. open
  • NBFC – A cross-platform fan control service for notebooks. open

RGB Lighting Control

  • Artemis – Provides advanced unified lighting across many different brands RGB peripherals. repo open
  • OpenRGB – Open source RGB lighting control that doesn't depend on manufacturer software. repo open


  • CrystalDiskInfo – A HDD/SSD utility software which supports a part of USB, Intel RAID and NVMe. store
  • CrystalDiskMark – A simple storage benchmark.
  • GSmartControl – Hard disk drive and SSD health inspection tool. repo open
  • HWiNFO – Comprehensive Hardware Analysis, Monitoring and Reporting for Windows and DOS.
  • Libre Hardware Monitor – A fork of Open Hardware Monitor. open
  • Open Hardware Monitor – A free open source software that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer. repo
  • Radiograph – Universal tool for managing your computer. store
  • Sidebar Diagnostics – A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information. open
  • Winfetch – A command-line system information utility written in PowerShell. open

Package Managers

  • Chocolatey GUI – A delicious GUI for Chocolatey. open
  • Chocolatey – The package manager for Windows. repo open
  • Scoop – A command-line installer for Windows. repo
  • Fluent Store – A unifying frontend for Windows app stores and package managers. open
  • WingetUI – A graphical user interface for Winget and Scoop. open
  • winget – Microsoft's open-source CLI packager manager for Windows. store open
  • winstall – A web app for browsing and installing Windows Package Manager apps. repo open
  • – A website offering many free, commonly used Windows applications that have been specially packaged for portability.
  • BCUninstaller – A free program uninstaller. repo open
  • GeekUninstaller – A portable software uninstaller.

Screen Dimmers

  • f.lux – f.lux warms up your screen at night to help you relax and wind down before bed. store
  • LightBulb – An application that reduces eyestrain produced by staring at a computer screen when working late hours. open
  • Monitorian – A Windows desktop tool to adjust the brightness of multiple monitors with ease. store open
  • Twinkle Tray – Easily manage the brightness of your monitors in Windows from the system tray. repo store open

System Administration

  • Sysinternals Suite – A bundle of the Sysinternals utilities including Process Explorer, Process Monitor, Sysmon, Autoruns, ProcDump, all of the PsTools, and many more.
  • System Informer – A free, powerful, multi-purpose tool that helps you monitor system resources, debug software and detect malware. repo open

Window Managers

  • AltSnap – Easily drag windows when pressing the alt key. open
  • Amethyst Windows – Automatic tiling window manager for Windows 10/11. repo open
  • PowerToys – Windows system utilities to maximize productivity. store open
  • RBTray – RBTray allows almost any program to be minimized to the system tray by right clicking its minimize button. open
  • SmartSystemMenu – SmartSystemMenu extends system menu of all windows in the system. open
  • workspacer – A tiling window manager for Windows. repo open


  • AltStore – An alternative app store for non-jailbroken iOS devices. repo open
  • Barrier – Open-source KVM software. open
  • CompactGUI – Visual Interface for the Windows 10 Compact Function.
  • Driver Store Explorer – Driver Store Explorer [RAPR] makes it easier to deal with Windows driver store. open
  • FontForge – Free (libre) font editor for Windows, Mac OS X and GNU+Linux. repo open
  • GestureSign – A gesture recognition software for Windows tablet. open
  • Html5-QRCode – A cross platform HTML5 QR code reader. repo open
  • Key'n'Stroke – Displays Keystrokes in an overlay window and visualize mouse clicks. open
  • Keyviz – A free and open-source tool to visualize your keystrokes keyboard in real-time. repo open
  • NVDA – The free and open source Screen Reader for Microsoft Windows. repo
  • Nyrna – Suspend games and applications. repo open
  • Plover – Open source stenotype engine. repo open
  • Scanner – An all-in-one scanner app built for the Universal Windows Platform. repo store open
  • Screen Ruler – A lightweight and configurable ruler tool for Windows Desktop. repo open
  • SharpKeys – A utility that manages a Registry key that allows Windows to remap one key to any other key. repo open
  • Ten Hands – Simplest way to organize and run command-line tasks. repo open
  • Universal Android Debloater GUI – Cross-platform GUI written in Rust using ADB to debloat non-rooted android devices. open
  • WinCompose – A compose key for Windows. repo
  • X-Mouse Controls – Windows utility to enable or disable active window tracking, raising and also the delay in milliseconds. repo open


Media Servers

  • Go2TV – Cast media files to UPnP/DLNA Media Renderers and Smart TVs. open
  • Jellyfin – A personal media server and client. repo open
  • Kodi – An award-winning free and open source software media player and entertainment hub for digital media for HTPCs (Home theater PCs). repo store
  • Macast – A menu bar application using mpv as DLNA Media Renderer. repo open
  • Universal Media Server – A DLNA, UPnP and HTTP(S) Media Server. repo open

Subtitles Tools

  • pyTranscriber – An application that can be used to generate automatic transcription / automatic subtitles for audio/video files through a friendly graphical user interface. repo open
  • Subliminal – A command line tool to search and download subtitles. repo open
  • SubSync – An automatic movie subtitle synchronization tool. repo open
  • Subtitle Edit – A free editor for video subtitles. repo open

Video Converters

  • av-converter – Convert audio/video files to another format. repo open
  • FFmpeg – A collection of libraries and tools to process multimedia content such as audio, video, subtitles and related metadata. repo open
  • HandBrake – An open-source video transcoder. repo
  • LosslessCut – The swiss army knife of lossless video/audio editing. open
  • VidCoder – An open-source DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application. repo store open

Video Editors

  • Auto-Editor – Auto-Editor is a command line application for automatically editing video and audio by analyzing a variety of methods, most notably audio loudness. repo open
  • DaVinci Resolve – A color grading and non-linear video editing application.
  • Hitfilm Express – Free video editing software with professional-grade VFX tools and everything you need to make awesome content, films or gaming videos.
  • Kdenlive – Free and open source video editor. repo open
  • Olive – Free open-source non-linear video editor. repo open
  • OpenShot – An award-winning free and open-source video editor. repo open
  • Shotcut – A free, open source, cross-platform video editor. repo open
  • StaxRip – Video encoding GUI for Windows. open
  • Kinovea – A video annotation tool designed for motion analysis. repo open
  • MKVToolNix – A set of tools to create, alter and inspect Matroska files under Linux, other Unices and Windows. repo
  • Natron – Open-source video compositing software. repo open
  • Astrofox – A motion graphics program that lets turn audio into amazing videos. repo open
  • – lets anyone create engaging videos for their audio, perfect for sharing on social media. repo open
  • Clipchamp – Free online video editor.

Video Players

  • Media Player – Media Player is designed to make listening to and watching your multimedia content more enjoyable.
  • Rise Media Player – One media player for everything you own or stream. open
  • MPC-BE – A free and open source audio and video player. open
  • MPC-HC – A free and open-source video and audio player. open
  • – A modern media player for Windows based on the popular mpv player. store open
  • mpv – A free, open source, and cross-platform media player. repo open
  • SMPlayer – Free Media Player with built-in codecs. repo store open
  • VLC – A cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. repo store open
  • GridPlayer – Simple VLC-based media player that can play multiple videos at the same time. open
  • Kawaii-Player – Multimedia player, media library manager and portable media server with PC-To-PC casting feature. open
  • QMPlay2 – A video and audio player which can play most formats and codecs. open
  • IPTVnator – A video player application that provides support for the playback of IPTV playlists (m3u, m3u8). repo open
  • Vodon Pro – A video player designed for esports coaches to review footage of players. repo open
  • Pennywise – Cross-platform application to open any website or media in a floating window. open

Video Streaming

  • FreeTube – An Open Source YouTube app for privacy. repo open
  • Invidious – An alternative front-end to YouTube. repo open
  • Piped – An alternative privacy-friendly YouTube frontend which is efficient by design. repo open
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI – A multi platform browser for Streamlink. open
  • MotionMonkey – A semantic video player designed to stream Internet videos from a single query. store
  • Popcorn Time – A free BitTorrent client that includes an integrated media player. repo

Watch Videos Together

  • Metastream – Watch streaming media with friends. repo
  • OpenTogetherTube – The easy way to watch videos with your friends. repo open
  • Syncplay – Syncplay synchronises the position and play state of multiple media players so that the viewers can watch the same thing at the same time. repo open
  • WatchParty – A website for watching videos together. repo open


  • DVDStyler – A cross-platform free DVD authoring application.
  • IPTV – Collection of publicly available IPTV channels from all over the world.
  • MediaInfo – MediaInfo is a convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files. repo open
  • Mediarepo – A tool for managing media files. repo open
  • QPrompt – Personal teleprompter software for all video creators. repo
  • Radarr – A movie collection manager for Usenet and BitTorrent users. repo open
  • Stash – An organizer for your porn, written in Go. repo open

References & Acknowledgements

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