List of free Windows software for normal users.
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.
- Some apps could possibly infringe copyright or other laws.
- Microsoft Store Apps may not have all the features of Desktop Apps.
- Github: https://github.com/auctors/free-lunch
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- Browsers and Extensions
- News and Books
- File Management
- Backup and Sync
- File Sharing
- Health and Fitness
- Personal Finance
- Network and Admin
- Privacy and Security
- Online Services
- foobar2000 – An advanced freeware audio player. Microsoft Store
- AIMP – A full-featured music player. Microsoft Store
- MusicBee – A music manager and player. Microsoft Store
- Museeks – A simple, clean and cross-platform music player. Repo
- Dopamine – An elegant audio player which tries to make organizing and listening to music as simple and pretty as possible. Repo
- Harmonoid – Elegant music app to play & manage music library.
- Strawberry Music Player – A music player and music collection organizer. Repo
- DeaDBeeF – A modular cross-platform audio player. Repo
- CPOD – A simple, beautiful podcast app.
- nuclear – Streaming music player that finds free music for you. Repo
- Google Play Music™ Desktop Player – A beautiful cross platform Desktop Player for Google Play Music. Repo
- YouTube Music Desktop App – A Desktop App for YouTube Music. Repo
- Cider – An open source and community oriented Apple Music client. Repo
- Spotube – A lightweight free Spotify crossplatform-client which handles playback manually, streams music using Youtube & no Spotify premium account is needed.
- Audacity – An easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder. Repo
- Tenacity – An easy-to-use, privacy-friendly, FLOSS, cross-platform multi-track audio editor/recorder. Repo
- fre:ac – A free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. Repo · Microsoft Store
- MusicBrainz Picard – An open-source cross-platform music tagger. Repo · Microsoft Store
- MuseScore – Create, playback, and print sheet music for free. Repo · Microsoft Store
- LMMS – Cross-platform music production software. Repo
- Mixxx – Free DJ software that gives you everything you need to perform live mixes. Repo
- Helio Workstation – One music sequencer for all major platforms, desktop and mobile. Repo
- Sonic Pi – A code-based music creation and performance tool. Repo
- AudioStellar – Open source data-driven musical instrument for latent sound structure discovery and music experimentation. Repo
- projectM – The most advanced open-source music visualizer. Microsoft Store
- Friture – An application to visualize and analyze live audio data in real-time. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Jamulus – A networked music performance software allowing musicians to rehearse, perform and play in real-time.
- Figaro – Real-time open-source voice modification program & sound board.
- Soundux – A cross-platform soundboard that features a simple user interface. Repo
- Carla – A fully-featured audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. Repo
- Equalizer APO – A system-wide equalizer.
- Peace Equalizer – A Windows PC interface for Equalizer APO.
- Real-time Noise Suppression Plugin – Noise suppression plugin based on Xiph's RNNoise.
- SoundSwitch – SoundSwitch offers you the opportunity to switch your playback and recording devices using simple hotkeys. Repo
- Audio Band – Display and control songs from the Windows taskbar.
- MicMute – Control your microphone using keyboard and mouse hotkeys.
- Mechvibes – Adds sound feedback any keyboard. Repo
- AirConnect – Use AirPlay to stream to UPnP/Sonos & Chromecast devices.
- 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.
- VLC – A cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. Repo · Microsoft Store
- MPC-BE – A free and open source audio and video player.
- MPC-HC – A free and open-source video and audio player.
- mpv – A free, open source, and cross-platform media player. Repo
- mpv.net – A modern media player for Windows based on the popular mpv player. Microsoft Store
- SMPlayer – Free Media Player with built-in codecs. Microsoft Store
- Kawaii-Player – Multimedia player, media library manager and portable media server with PC-To-PC casting feature.
- Streamlink Twitch GUI – A multi platform Twitch.tv browser for Streamlink. Repo
- FreeTube – An Open Source YouTube app for privacy. Repo
- Piped – An alternative privacy-friendly YouTube frontend which is efficient by design. Repo
- Invidious – An alternative front-end to YouTube. Repo
- pogu.live – Watch any sub-only Twitch VOD for free. Repo
- Popcorn Time – A free BitTorrent client that includes an integrated media player. Repo
- MotionMonkey – A semantic video player designed to stream Internet videos from a single query. Microsoft Store
- 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
- Metastream – Watch streaming media with friends. Repo
- OpenTogetherTube – The easy way to watch videos with your friends. Repo
- WatchParty – A website for watching videos together. Repo
- Pennywise – Cross-platform application to open any website or media in a floating window.
- 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.
- Shotcut – A free, open source, cross-platform video editor. Repo
- OpenShot – An award-winning free and open-source video editor. Repo
- Olive – Free open-source non-linear video editor. Repo
- Kdenlive – Free and open source video editor. Repo
- StaxRip – Video encoding GUI for Windows.
- Natron – Open-source video compositing software. Repo
- Astrofox – A motion graphics program that lets turn audio into amazing videos. Repo
- Mediabits.io – Mediabits.io lets anyone create engaging videos for their audio, perfect for sharing on social media. Repo
- Kinovea – A video annotation tool designed for motion analysis. Repo
Clipchamp – Free online video editor.
- FFmpeg – A collection of libraries and tools to process multimedia content such as audio, video, subtitles and related metadata.
- HandBrake – An open-source video transcoder. Repo
- LosslessCut – The swiss army knife of lossless video/audio editing.
- VidCoder – An open-source DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application. Repo · Microsoft Store
- MKVToolNix – A set of tools to create, alter and inspect Matroska files under Linux, other Unices and Windows.
- av-converter – Convert audio/video files to another format. Repo
- Kodi – An award-winning free and open source software media player and entertainment hub for digital media for HTPCs (Home theater PCs). Repo · Microsoft Store
- Jellyfin – A personal media server and client. Repo
- Universal Media Server – A DLNA, UPnP and HTTP(S) Media Server. Repo
- Macast – A menu bar application using mpv as DLNA Media Renderer. Repo
- Webcamoid – A full featured and multiplatform webcam suite. Repo
- Mini Video Me – A small webcam player focused on providing an easy way to add and control your webcam during recordings.
- Anime4KCPP – A high performance anime upscaler.
- DVDStyler – A cross-platform free DVD authoring application.
- Subtitle Edit – A free editor for video subtitles. Repo
- SubSync – An automatic movie subtitle synchronization tool. Repo
- Subliminal – A command line tool to search and download subtitles. Repo
- Radarr – A movie collection manager for Usenet and BitTorrent users. Repo
- Mediarepo – A tool for managing media files. Repo
- Stash – An organizer for your porn, written in Go. Repo
- IPTV – Collection of publicly available IPTV channels from all over the world.
Screenshot and Screen Recorder
- Flameshot – Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software. Repo
- Greenshot – A light-weight screenshot software tool. Repo
- Snipaste – A simple but powerful snipping tool. Microsoft Store
- Ksnip – A Qt-based cross-platform screenshot tool that provides many annotation features for your screenshots.
- 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 · Microsoft Store
- ScreenToGif – Screen, webcam, and board recorder with an integrated editor. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Fluent Screen Recorder – A simple screen recorder built with UWP and featuring Fluent Design. Microsoft Store
- OBS Studio – Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Streamlabs – Free and open source streaming software built on OBS and Electron. Repo
- Captura – Capture Screen, Audio, Cursor, Mouse Clicks and Keystrokes. Repo
- ScreenREC – A really simple web screen recorder. Repo
- Inkscape – A free and open-source vector graphics editor. Microsoft Store
- Krita – A free and open source digital painting application. Repo
- Pinta – A free, open source program for drawing and image editing. Repo
- Drawpile – A collaborative drawing program. Repo
- tldraw – A tiny little drawing app. Repo
- AutoDraw – An intuitive drawing tool for everyone.
- Excalidraw – Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams. Repo
- OpenBoard – A cross-platform interactive whiteboard application intended for use in a classroom setting. Repo
- WBO – Online collaborative Whiteboard that is simple, free, easy to use and to deploy. Repo
- ImageGlass – A lightweight, versatile image viewer. Repo
- nomacs – A free, open source image viewer. Repo
- IrfanView – A very fast, compact and innovative FREEWARE image viewer/converter. Microsoft Store
- NeeView – A Free and Open Source, modern and powerful image viewer and a manga/comic reader. Microsoft Store
- Quick Picture Viewer – Lightweight, versatile desktop image viewer. Repo · Microsoft Store
- qView – Practical and minimal image viewer. Repo
- GIMP – A cross-platform image editor.
- PhotoGIMP – A patch for optimizing GIMP 2.10+ for Adobe Photoshop users.
- Paint.NET – Free image and photo editing software.
- ImageMagick – A software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. Repo
- PhotoDemon – A portable photo editor. Repo
- Photopea – Online photo editor.
- miniPaint – Online image editor lets you create, edit images using HTML5 technologies. Repo
- FotoSketcher – Turn your photos into beautiful paintings, sketches or drawings in seconds.
- Polotno Studio – Free online design editor. Repo
- Milton – A free and open-source infinite canvas paint program. Repo
- Screenshot.rocks – An online tool which allows you to create beautiful mobile & browser mockups from screenshots. Repo
- Rembg – A command line tool to remove images background.
- Cleanup.Picture – A free web application that lets you quickly cleanup or remove objects in any image.
- BackgroundRemover – A free web application that lets you Remove Background from images and video. Repo
Remove.bg – Remove background from images 100% automatically in 5 seconds without a single click.
- darktable – An open source photography workflow application and raw developer. Repo
- RawTherapee – A powerful cross-platform raw photo processing program. Repo
- Filmulator – Simplified raw editing with the power of film. Repo
- digiKam – An advanced digital photo management application. Repo
- Imagine – A desktop app for compression of PNG and JPEG, with a modern and friendly UI.
- Caesium – A cross-platform image compression software. Repo
- Caesium Image Compressor – An image compression web app.
- Squoosh – An image compression web app that reduces image sizes through numerous formats. Repo
- LibreSprite – A free and open source program for creating and animating your sprites. Repo
- Shape Shifter – A web-app that simplifies the creation of icon animations for Android, iOS, and the web. Repo
- Pixelorama – A free & open-source 2D sprite editor. Repo
- PixiEditor – A lightweight pixel art editor. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Piskel – A simple web-based tool for Spriting and Pixel art. Repo
2D and 3D
- Synfig Studio – A free and open-source 2D animation software. Repo
- OpenToonz – An open-source full-featured 2D animation creation software. Repo
- Pencil2D – An easy, intuitive tool to make 2D hand-drawn animations. Repo
- Wick Editor – A free and open-source tool for creating games, animations and everything in-between! Repo
- Blender – Free and Open Source 3D creation suite. Microsoft Store
- FreeCAD – An open-source parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Repo
- OpenSCAD – The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeller. Repo
- MeshLab – The open source mesh processing system. Repo
- 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.
- F3D – A fast and minimalist 3D viewer. Repo
- Graphviz – Open source graph visualization software. Repo
- Gephi – Gephi is the leading visualization and exploration software for all kinds of graphs and networks. Repo
- gInk – An easy to use on-screen annotation software inspired by Epic Pen.
- LiveDraw – A tool allows you to draw on screen real-time.
- Storyboarder – Storyboarder makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures. Repo
- gImageReader – A simple Gtk/Qt front-end to tesseract-ocr.
- Colorpicker – A mininal but complete colorpicker desktop app. Repo
- Avataaars generator – Simple generator React app for avataaars. Repo
- Personas by Draftbit – A delightful avatar generator by the folks at Draftbit. Repo
- macOS Big Sur – Replacements Icons – Replacement icons for popular apps in the style of macOS Big Sur. Repo
Browsers and Extensions
- Firefox – Get the browser that protects what’s important. Microsoft Store
- LibreWolf – A fork of Firefox, focused on privacy, security and freedom.
- Brave – A fast, private and secure web browser. Repo
- Chromium – The free and open-source project behind Google Chrome.
- Tor Browser – A web broswer that anonymizes your web traffic using the Tor network.
Min – A fast, minimal browser that protects your privacy.Repo
- uBlock Origin – An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.
- AdNauseam – Fight back against advertising surveillance. Repo
- ClearURLs – This extension will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy when browsing the Internet. Repo
- LocalCDN – A web browser extension that emulates Content Delivery Networks to improve your online privacy. Repo
- LibRedirect – A web extension that redirects popular sites to alternative privacy-friendly frontends and backends. Repo
- Mailvelope – Browser extension for OpenPGP encryption with Webmail.
- Violentmonkey – An open source userscript manager. Repo
- Automa – A chrome extension for automating your browser by connecting blocks. Repo
- Omni – The all-in-one tool to supercharge your productivity keyboard.
- Memex – Browser Extension to full-text search your browsing history & bookmarks. Repo
- Dark Reader – Dark Reader analyzes web pages and aims to reduce eyestrain while browsing the web. Repo
- Bypass Paywalls – A web browser extension to help bypass paywalls for selected sites.
- Search by Image – A browser extension that makes effortless reverse image searches possible, and comes with support for more than 30 search engines.
- Read Aloud – A Text to Speech Voice Reader extension for your browser! Repo
- Translate Web Pages – Translate your page in real time using Google or Yandex.
- Screenity – The most powerful screen recorder & annotation tool for Chrome.
- Marinara – A time management assistant for Chrome that follows the Pomodoro Technique.
- nightTab – A neutral new tab page accented with a chosen colour. Repo
- xBrowserSync – Free and open source tool for syncing your browser data between browsers and devices whilst maintaining your privacy and anonymity. Repo
- Floccus – Sync your bookmarks privately across browsers. Repo
- Gesturefy – Navigate, operate, and browse faster with mouse gestures! A customizable Firefox mouse gesture add-on with a variety of different commands.
- Protonmail – An email provider/service that respects privacy and puts people first. Repo
- Tutanota – A secure email service. Repo
- Thunderbird – A free email application that’s easy to set up and customize.
- Delta Chat – Chat over e-mail. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Mailspring – A beautiful, fast and fully open source mail client. Repo
- AnonAddy – Anonymous Email Forwarding. Repo
- SimpleLogin – Receive and send emails anonymously. Repo
- Burner.kiwi – No bullshit temporary mail service written in Go. Repo
- MailDrop – A quick, disposable email. Repo
- Guerrilla Mail – A disposable email.
- Signal – A messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Repo
- Element – Secure and independent communication, connected via Matrix. Repo
- Session – An end-to-end encrypted messenger. Repo
- Franz – Messaging app for WhatsApp, Slack, Telegram, HipChat, Hangouts and many many more. Repo
- Hamsket – Free messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.
- 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
- LBRY – A decentralized video sharing network. Repo
- PeerTube – A free, decentralized and federated video platform. Repo
- Glimesh – A next generation live streaming platform built by the community, for the community. Repo
- Mastodon – Globally interconnected microblogging community. Repo
- Lemmy – A link aggregator / Reddit clone for the fediverse. Repo
- WriteFreely – A clean, simple publishing platform made for writers. Repo
- Streamlink – A CLI utility which pipes video streams from various services into a video player. Repo
- youtube-dl – Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites. Repo
- YT-DLP – A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes.
- You-Get – A tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web. Repo
- Lux – A fast and simple video downloader built with Go.
- Tartube – A GUI front-end for youtube-dl.
- Hitomi Downloader – Desktop utility to download images/videos/music/text from various websites, and more.
- Video Downloader – A video and channel downloader that supports 110 websites.
- YoutubeDownloader – An application that lets you download videos from YouTube.
- qBittorrent – qBittorrent aims to be a good alternative to all other bittorrent clients out there. Repo
- Transmission – A fast, easy, and free BitTorrent client. Repo
- PicoTorrent – A tiny and minimal BitTorrent client. Repo
- WebTorrent – The streaming torrent app. Repo
- Instant.io – Streaming file transfer over WebTorrent (torrents on the web). Repo
- Free Download Manager – A powerful modern download accelerator and organizer.
- Motrix – A full-featured download manager. Repo
- FireDM – A good open-source internet download manager.
- JDownloader – A free, open-source download management tool.
- XDM – Powerfull download accelerator and video downloader. Repo
- Persepolis – A download manager & a GUI for Aria2. Repo
- AriaNg-Native – A better aria2 desktop frontend than AriaNg, containing all features of AriaNg and more features for desktop. Repo
- N_m3u8DL-CLI – A command line tool for downloading m3u8. Repo
- Twitch Leecher – An extremely fast and easy to use Twitch VOD downloader.
- SpotiFlyer – Kotlin Multiplatform Music Downloader ,supports Spotify, Youtube, Gaana, Jio-Saavn and SoundCloud.
- HakuNeko – A cross-platform downloader for manga and anime from various websites. Repo
- AllTube Download – Web GUI for youtube-dl. Repo
- 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
News and Books
- QuiteRSS – Free news feeds reader. Repo
- Raven Reader – A open source desktop news reader with flexible settings to optimize your experience. Repo
- Fluent Reader – Modern desktop RSS reader. Repo · Microsoft Store
- RSS Guard – Feed reader which supports RSS/ATOM/JSON and many web-based feed services.
- Okular – A universal document viewer. Microsoft 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
- calibre – An e-book manager. Repo
- Koodo Reader – A modern ebook manager and reader. Repo
- Libation – Audible audiobook manager.
- AudiobookSuite – A WPF application with the goal of providing an easy to use local audiobook library and player for modern Windows systems.
- Thorium Reader – The best free reading application for EPUB, PDF and DAISY 3 ebooks, audiobooks and digital comics. Repo · Microsoft Store
- YACReader – Yet another comic reader. Repo
- Sigil – A multi-platform EPUB ebook editor.
- 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.
- PDFsam – A desktop application to extract pages, split, merge, mix and rotate PDF files. Repo
- Kiwix – An offline reader for online content like Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg, or TED Talks. Repo · Microsoft Store
- ZLibrary – The world's largest ebook library.
- Sci-Hub – A shadow library website that provides free access to millions of research papers and books.
- Library Genesis – A file-sharing based shadow library website.
- Project Gutenberg – A library of over 60,000 free eBooks.
- Open Library – An open, editable library catalog.
- Internet Archive – A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
- Mind Expanding Books – Books everyone should read! Repo
- Books – Awesome Book Lists.
- itch.io – An online game marketplace and community. Repo
- GOG GALAXY – Truly gamer friendly, DRM-free online gaming platform.
- Playnite – An open source video game library manager and launcher with support for 3rd party libraries like Steam, GOG, Origin, Battle.net and Uplay. Repo
- RetroArch – A frontend for emulators, game engines and media players. Repo
- Minetest – An open source voxel game engine. Repo
- Warzone 2100 – A ground-breaking and innovative 3D real-time strategy game. Repo
- 0 A.D. – A free, open-source game of ancient warfare.
- Widelands – A free, open source real-time strategy game with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode. Repo
- Mindustry – A sandbox tower defense game written in Java. Repo
- Wesnoth – An open source, turn-based strategy game with a high fantasy theme. Repo
- Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead – A turn-based survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Repo
- Thrive – A free, open-source game about the evolution of life. Repo
- Unciv – Open-source Android/Desktop remake of Civ V.
- SuperTuxKart – A free kart racing game. Repo
- Xonotic – An addictive, arena-style first person shooter with crisp movement and a wide array of weapons.
- FlightGear – An open-source flight simulator.
- Endless Sky – A space exploration and combat game similar to Escape Velocity. Repo
- osu! – A free-to-win rhythm game. Rhythm is just a click away! Repo
- Lichess – The complete chess experience, play and compete with friends and others around the world. Repo
- 7-Zip – A file archiver with a high compression ratio.
- NanaZip – The 7-Zip derivative intended for the modern Windows experience. Microsoft Store
- PeaZip – A free file manager and file archiver. Repo
- Files – A modern file manager. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Xplorer – A customizable, modern and cross-platform File Explorer. Repo
- Double Commander – A free cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. Repo
- Sigma File Manager – A free, open-source, quickly evolving, modern file manager app.
- Far Manager – A program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. Repo
- 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
- Video Duplicate Finder – A cross-platform software to find duplicated video (and image) files on hard disk based on similiarity.
- 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. Microsoft Store
- WinMerge – An Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. Repo
- Pandoc – Universal markup converter. Repo
- 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
- Dangerzone – Take potentially dangerous PDFs, office documents, or images and convert them to a safe PDF. Repo
- Convertio – Easy tool to convert files online.
Backup and Sync
- 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
- Rclone – A command-line program to sync files and directories to and from different cloud storage providers. Repo
- Duplicati – Store securely encrypted backups in the cloud!
- Kopia – A simple, cross-platform tool for managing encrypted backups in the cloud. Repo
- restic – Fast, secure, efficient backup program. Repo
- Duplicacy – A new generation cloud backup tool. Repo
- Syncthing – A continuous file synchronization program. Repo
- Cyberduck – A libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure & OpenStack Swift browser. Repo
- Ludusavi – A tool for backing up your PC video game save data.
- ChoEazyCopy – Simple and powerful RoboCopy GUI.
- Ultracopier – Ultracopier acts as a replacement for files copy dialogs. Repo
- WinSCP – A popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows. Repo
- OpenSSH – Windows Optional Features. OpenSSH is a complete implementation of the SSH protocol (version 2) for secure remote login, command execution and file transfer.
- SFTPGo – Fully featured and highly configurable SFTP server with optional HTTP/S, FTP/S and WebDAV support.
- 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
- Sharik – An open-source, cross-platform solution for sharing files via Wi-Fi or Mobile Hotspot. Microsoft Store
- Winpinator – Send and receive files across a local network. Repo
- Flying Carpet – Wireless, encrypted file transfer over automatically configured ad hoc networking.
- miniserve – A CLI tool to serve files and dirs over HTTP.
- OnionShare – An open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share files, host websites, and chat with friends using the Tor network. Repo
- croc – A CLI file-transfer tool. Repo
- Magic Wormhole – Get things from one computer to another, safely.
- Rymdport – A GUI for the Magic Wormhole.
- Tresorit Send – Send big files up to 5 GB securely.
- Send – Simple, private file sharing. Repo
- Disroot Upload – Anonymous file sharing services with temporary storage.
- FileSend – Simple, encrypted file sharing.
- SwissTransfer – Send files up to 50 GB free of charge.
- pic.infini – A free and anonymous image hosting service.
- Snapdrop – A Progressive Web App for local file sharing. Repo
- ShareDrop – Easy P2P file transfer powered by WebRTC. Repo
- FilePizza – Peer-to-peer file transfers in your browser. Repo
- Blaze – A P2P file sharing web app. Repo
- Wormhole – Simple, private file sharing.
- I2P – The Invisible Internet Project (I2P) is a fully encrypted private network layer.
- Freenet – A peer-to-peer platform for censorship-resistant and privacy-respecting publishing and communication.
- IPFS – A peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open. Repo
- LibreOffice – A free and powerful office suite.
Google Docs – Free online document editor. Microsoft Office Online – Collaborate for free with online versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote.
- CryptPad – A collaboration suite that is end-to-end-encrypted and open-source.Repo
- Grist – A modern relational spreadsheet. Repo
- Sozi – A presentation tool for SVG documents. Repo
- Joplin – A free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. Repo
- Standard Notes – A free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app. Repo
- Cryptee – A privacy focused, encrypted and secure documents, notes, files and photos service. Repo
- SilentNotes – A simple note taking app which respects your privacy. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Simplenote – The simplest way to keep notes. Microsoft Store
- Trilium Notes – A hierarchical note taking application with focus on building large personal knowledge bases.
- Logseq – A privacy-first, open-source platform for knowledge management and collaboration. Repo
- Zettlr – A Markdown Editor for the 21st century. Repo
- AppFlowy – An open-source alternative to Notion. Repo
- Foam – A personal knowledge management and sharing system for VSCode. Repo
- Athens – An open-source knowledge graph that helps individuals and organizations solve complex problems by enabling them to capture, compose, and recombine ideas. Repo
- QOwnNotes – A plain-text file notepad and todo-list manager with markdown support and Nextcloud / ownCloud integration. Repo
- Obsidian – A powerful knowledge base on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.
- Mini Diary – Simple and secure journal app.
- linked – Daily journaling without distraction. Repo
- RedNotebook – A modern desktop journal. Repo
- Leaflet – POSP official notes application, written in flutter, beautiful, fast and secure. Repo
- Lorien – An infinite canvas drawing/note-taking app that is focused on performance, small savefiles and simplicity.
- Xournal++ – A handwriting notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Repo
- Microsoft Journal – A notetaking application that focuses on the inking experience.
- Manuskript – A open-source tool for writers. Repo
- bibisco – An open source application for writing novels. Repo
- novelWriter – An open source plain text editor designed for writing novels. Repo
- KIT Scenarist – Simple and powerful application for writing screenplays. Repo
- Notable – The Markdown-based note-taking app. Repo
- MarkText – A simple and elegant markdown editor. Repo
- Abricotine – Markdown editor with inline preview. Repo
- PanWriter – Markdown editor with pandoc integration and paginated preview. Repo
- StackEdit – In-browser Markdown editor. Repo
- Dillinger – A cloud-enabled, mobile-ready, offline-storage compatible, AngularJS-powered HTML5 Markdown editor. Repo
- Super Productivity – To-do list & time tracker for programmers & designers. Microsoft Store
- Focalboard – An open source, self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Kanban Tasker – A simple personal kanban board. Microsoft Store
- sleek – A todo app based on todo.txt. Microsoft Store
- Ditto – An extension to the standard windows clipboard. Microsoft Store
- CopyQ – An advanced clipboard manager with powerful editing and scripting features. Repo
- 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. Microsoft Store
- XClipper – A clipboard manager for Windows & Android which helps to track clipboard activities and makes it easier to interact with them. Repo
- 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
- ueli – A keystroke launcher for Windows and macOS. Repo
- Flow launcher – Quick file search & app launcher for Windows with community-made plugins. Repo
- Cerebro – Open-source productivity booster with a brain. Repo
- SystemTrayMenu – Browse and open your files easily. Repo · Microsoft Store
- drawio-desktop – An open source technology stack for building diagramming applications. Repo
- draw.io – Free online diagram software.
- Heimer – A simple cross-platform mind map, diagram, and note-taking tool written in Qt.
- My Mind – A web application for creating and managing Mind maps. Repo
- mindmaps – An open source, offline capable, mind mapping application leveraging HTML5 technologies. Repo
- Wireflow – Flow chart collaboration app. Repo
- ASCIIFlow – A client-side only web based application for drawing ASCII diagrams. Repo
- espanso – A cross-platform Text Expander written in Rust. Repo
- Beeftext – A text snippet tool for Windows. Repo
- AutoHotkey – A free, open source macro-creation and automation software utility that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. Repo
- 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.
- AutoActions – Application-based actions to change Windows settings ( display, audio) or run any program or action.
- 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.
- Shutdown Timer Classic – Pick a time and let your computer shutdown itself. Microsoft Store
- Scribus – An open source desktop publishing software.
- TeXstudio – A fully featured LaTeX editor. Repo
- TagSpaces – An offline, open source, document manager with tagging support. Repo
- Knowledge Canvas – With Knowledge Canvas, you can import almost any digital resource and use it to build your own personal Knowledge Base.
- Paperwork – Paperwork is a personal document manager. It manages scanned documents and PDFs. Repo
- 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.
- Reactive Resume – A free and open source resume builder. Repo
- Resumake – A website for automatically generating elegant LaTeX resumes. Repo
- Phone Link – Link your Android phone and PC to view and reply to text messages, make and receive calls, view your notifications, and more.
- KDE Connect – Enabling communication between all your devices. Microsoft Store
- QuickLook – Bring macOS “Quick Look” feature to Windows. Repo · Microsoft Store
- DropPoint – Make drag-and-drop easier using DropPoint. Repo
Health and Fitness
- Ambie – The best white noise app on Windows. Repo · Microsoft Store
- f.lux – f.lux warms up your screen at night to help you relax and wind down before bed. Microsoft Store
- LightBulb – An application that reduces eyestrain produced by staring at a computer screen when working late hours.
- Eyes Guard – A Windows application for protecting your eyes when you are working with your PC or Laptop. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Workrave – A free program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
- Pomatez – An open-source Pomodoro timer application aimed for simplicity and productivity. Repo
- Pomotroid – Simple and visually-pleasing Pomodoro timer. Repo
- Stretchly – The break time reminder app. Repo
- ActivityWatch – The best free and open-source automated time tracker. Repo
- Strategr – No-Fuss Time Management App. Repo
- Nomie – Open-source mood and life tracking. Repo
Habitica – A habit tracker app which treats your goals like a Role Playing Game.Repo
- QMapShack – An intuitive and efficient tool for route planning and GPS recordings visualization.
- Money – Personal Expense Manager. Repo · Microsoft Store
- My Budget – Free, open source offline cross-platform budgeting solution built with Electron.
- Money Manager Ex – A free, open-source, cross-platform, easy-to-use personal finance software. Repo
- GnuCash – A personal and small-business finance manager. Repo
- KMyMoney – A cross-platform personal finance manager.
- grocy – A web-based self-hosted groceries & household management solution for your home. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Frappe Books – Free Desktop book-keeping software for small businesses and freelancers. Repo
- CryptoTracker – Simple yet powerful cryptocurrency portfolio tracker designed with simplicity and functionality in mind. Microsoft Store
- rotki – A portfolio tracking, analytics, accounting and tax reporting application that protects your privacy. Repo
- LanguageTool – Checks your writing in more than 20 languages. Repo
- Crow Translate – A simple and lightweight translator. Repo
- DeepL Translator – A neural machine translation service.
- Lingva Translate – Alternative front-end for Google Translate. Repo
- Zotero – A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Repo
- JabRef – An open-source, cross-platform citation and reference management tool. Repo
- Qiqqa – A free research and reference manager. Repo
- GCompris – A high quality educational software suite. Microsoft Store
- Scratch – With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Microsoft Store
- Stellarium – A free open source planetarium for your computer. Repo
- Celestia – Real-time 3D visualization of space. Repo
- Avogadro – An advanced molecular editor designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Repo
- Anki – Powerful, intelligent flash cards. Repo
- Tabby– Simple timetable desktop app to track your school schedule.
- Qalculate! – A multi-purpose cross-platform desktop calculator. Repo
- Orange Data Mining – A data mining and visualization toolbox for novice and expert alike. Repo
- GeoGebra – Free digital tools for class activities, graphing, geometry, collaborative whiteboard and more.
- Gramps – Research, organize and share your family tree with Gramps.
- Scilab – Open source software for numerical computation.
- GNU Octave – A programming language for scientific computing.
- BOINC – Open-source software for volunteer computing and grid computing. Repo
- ZoteroBib – ZoteroBib helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device.
- edX – Free online courses by Harvard, MIT.
- Khan Academy – A personalized learning resource for all ages.
- Coursera – Free and paid courses on a wide variety of subjects from scholastic to technical and more.
- Rainmeter – Desktop customization tool for Windows. Repo
- Open-Shell-Menu – Classic Shell Reborn.
- Lively Wallpaper – Free and open-source software that allows users to set animated desktop wallpapers and screensavers. Repo · Microsoft Store
- ScreenPlay – Modern, Cross Plattform, Live Wallpaper, Widgets and AppDrawer! Repo
- WinDynamicDesktop – WinDynamicDesktop ports the Dynamic Desktop feature from macOS Mojave to Windows 10. Microsoft Store
- SpaceEye – Make live satellite imagery your desktop background with SpaceEye. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Superpaper – A cross-platform multi monitor wallpaper manager.
- Windows Auto Dark Mode – Switches between the dark and light theme of Windows at scheduled times. Microsoft Store
- TranslucentTB – TranslucentTB offers you control over the appearance of your taskbar. Microsoft Store
- RoundedTB – Add margins, rounded corners and segments to your taskbars! Microsoft Store
- TaskbarX – TaskbarX gives you control over the position of your taskbar icons. Repo
- EarTrumpet – A powerful volume control app for Windows. Repo · Microsoft Store
- TileIconifier – Creates tiles for most Windows 8.1 and 10 start menu icons.
- ModernFlyouts – A modern Fluent Design replacement for the old Metro themed flyouts present in Windows. Repo · Microsoft Store
- ElevenClock – Have a customizable clock on your Windows 11 displays. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Taskbar Groups – Lightweight utility for organizing the taskbar through groups.
- RunCatforwindows – A cute running cat animation on your windows taskbar.
- Desktop Pet (eSheep) – This project gives you the possibility to add a pet to your desktop. Repo
- Custom Context Menu – Add Custom Context Menu For Windows11. Microsoft Store
- ContextMenuManager – A program to manage the Windows right-click context menu. Repo
- ExplorerPatcher – This project aims to enhance the working environment on Windows.
Network and Admin
- 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.
- Magisk on WSA – Integrate Magisk root and Google Apps (OpenGApps) into WSA (Windows Subsystem for Android).
- Windows Sandbox – Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation.
- Sandboxie – A sandbox-based isolation software for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows NT-based operating systems. Repo
- 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.
- AnyDesk – Your Remote Desktop Software for Windows.
- Quick Assist – A new app in Windows 10 that enables you to receive or provide assistance over a remote connection.
- scrcpy – Display and control your Android device.
- QtScrcpy – Android real-time display control software.
- 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.
- TightVNC – A free remote desktop application.
- TigerVNC – A free remote desktop software server and client application. Repo
- Weylus – Use your tablet as graphic tablet/touch screen on your computer.
- Moonlight – An open source implementation of NVIDIA's GameStream. Repo
- ZeroTier – A smart programmable Ethernet switch for planet Earth. Repo
- Tailscale – A mesh VPN alternative that makes it easy to connect your devices. Repo
- ScreenTask – Share your screen across local devices without internet. Repo
- Deskreen – A desktop app that turns any device with a web browser into a secondary screen for your computer over WiFi. Repo
- RustDesk – Yet another remote desktop software. Repo
- Screego – Screego allows you to share your screen with good quality and low latency. Repo
- PRemoteM – A modern personal remote session manager and launcher. Microsoft Store
- mRemoteNG – An open source, multi-protocol, tabbed remote connections manager. Repo
- Veyon – Cross-platform computer monitoring and classroom management. Repo
- Wireshark – The world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer.
- GlassWire – A network security monitoring tool and analyzer.
- Fiddler – A Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet.
- NETworkManager – A powerful tool for managing networks and troubleshoot network problems. Repo
- Angry IP Scanner – Fast and friendly network scanner. Repo
- TrafficMonitor – A network monitoring suspension window software on Windows platform.
- OpenNetMeter – A simple program to monitor your network/data usage.
- SwitchHosts – An App for managing hosts file. Repo
- Wifinian – A Windows desktop tool to enable user to actively control Wi-Fi connections. Microsoft Store
- Notepads – A modern, lightweight text editor with a minimalist design. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Notepad++ – A free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Repo
- Kate – A multi-document text editor. Microsoft Store
- Lapce – Lightning-fast and Powerful Code Editor written in Rust. Repo
- Visual Studio Code – A free, lightweight, and extensible code editor. Repo · Microsoft Store
- VSCodium – A community-driven, freely-licensed binary distribution of Microsoft’s editor VS Code. Repo
- DevToys – A Swiss Army knife for developers. Microsoft Store
- 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.
- Fluent Terminal – A Terminal Emulator based on UWP and web technologies. Microsoft Store
- PowerShell – A task-based command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET.
- Tabby – A highly configurable terminal emulator, SSH and serial client. Repo
- adb – A programming tool used for the debugging of Android-based devices.
- freeCodeCamp.org – 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
- Chocolatey – The package manager for Windows. Repo
- Chocolatey GUI – A delicious GUI for Chocolatey.
- Scoop – A command-line installer for Windows. Repo
- winget – Microsoft's open-source CLI packager manager for Windows. Microsoft Store
- winstall – A web app for browsing and installing Windows Package Manager apps. Repo
- PortableApps.com – A website offering many free, commonly used Windows applications that have been specially packaged for portability.
- GeekUninstaller – A portable software uninstaller.
- BCUninstaller – A free program uninstaller. Repo
- UrBackup – An easy to setup Open Source client/server backup system. Repo
- Macrium Reflect Free – The complete backup solution for personal use.
- Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Free & Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition – The free backup software to protect virtual, physical and cloud workloads.
- Rufus – A utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Ventoy – A Multiboot Bootable USB Creation Tool. Repo
- Etcher – A powerful OS image flasher. Repo
- 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.
- UUP Media Creator – An utility to convert Unified Update Platform file sets into Windows Media files. Microsoft Store
- UUP dump – Download UUP files from Windows Update servers with ease. Repo
- BleachBit – BleachBit cleans files to free disk space and to maintain privacy. Repo
- Eraser – A secure data removal tool for Windows.
- Permadelete – An easy to use and beautiful app for shredding files and folders permanently. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Turbo Delete – A blazing fast alternative to the default Windows delete.
- TestDisk – A powerful free data recovery software. Repo
- Windows File Recovery – A command-line software utility from Microsoft to recover deleted files.
- DMDE – A powerful tool for data searching, editing, and recovery on disks.
Disk Usage Analyzers
- TreeSize Free – The disk space manager TreeSize Free tells you where precious disk space has gone. Microsoft Store
- WizTree – The fastest disk space analyzer.
- Filelight – An application to visualize the disk usage on your computer. Microsoft Store
- CrystalDiskMark – A simple storage benchmark.
- CrystalDiskInfo – A HDD/SSD utility software which supports a part of USB, Intel RAID and NVMe. Microsoft Store
- GSmartControl – Hard disk drive and SSD health inspection tool. Repo
- HWiNFO – Comprehensive Hardware Analysis, Monitoring and Reporting for Windows and DOS.
- Sidebar Diagnostics – A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.
- Radiograph – Universal tool for managing your computer. Microsoft Store
- Open Hardware Monitor – A free open source software that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer.
- Libre Hardware Monitor – A fork of Open Hardware Monitor.
- Fan Control – A focused, highly customizable fan controlling software for Windows.
- NBFC – A cross-platform fan control service for notebooks.
- Twinkle Tray – Easily manage the brightness of your monitors in Windows from the system tray. Repo · Microsoft Store
- Monitorian – A Windows desktop tool to adjust the brightness of multiple monitors with ease. Microsoft Store
- AirPodsDesktop – AirPods desktop user experience enhancement program.
- Sysinternals Suite – A bundle of the Sysinternals utilities including Process Explorer, Process Monitor, Sysmon, Autoruns, ProcDump, all of the PsTools, and many more.
- Process Hacker – A free, powerful, multi-purpose tool that helps you monitor system resources, debug software and detect malware. Repo
- NSudo – A system management tool for advanced users to launch programs with full privileges. Repo
- Driver Store Explorer – Driver Store Explorer [RAPR] makes it easier to deal with Windows driver store.
- FontForge – Free (libre) font editor for Windows, Mac OS X and GNU+Linux. Repo
- Barrier – Open-source KVM software.
- X-Mouse Controls – Windows utility to enable or disable active window tracking, raising and also the delay in milliseconds. Repo
- SharpKeys – A utility that manages a Registry key that allows Windows to remap one key to any other key. Repo
- OpenRGB – Open source RGB lighting control that doesn't depend on manufacturer software.
- NVDA – The free and open source Screen Reader for Microsoft Windows.
- Scanner – An all-in-one scanner app built for the Universal Windows Platform. Microsoft Store
- WinCompose – A compose key for Windows. Repo
- PowerToys – Windows system utilities to maximize productivity. Microsoft Store
- AltSnap – Easily drag windows when pressing the alt key.
- CompactGUI – Visual Interface for the Windows 10 Compact Function.
- AltStore – An alternative app store for non-jailbroken iOS devices. Repo
- Universal Android Debloater GUI – Cross-platform GUI written in Rust using ADB to debloat non-rooted android devices.
Privacy and Security
- Bitlocker – A Microsoft Windows security and encryption feature.
- VeraCrypt – Disk encryption with strong security based on TrueCrypt. Repo
- Hat.sh – Encrypt and Decrypt files securely in your browser. Repo
- Cryptomator – Multi-platform transparent client-side encryption of your files in the cloud. Repo
- Boxcryptor – An easy-to-use encryption software optimized for the cloud.
- Gnupg – A complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by PGP.
- Age – A simple, modern and secure encryption tool. Repo
- Picocrypt – A very small, very simple, yet very secure encryption tool. Repo
- cppcryptfs – An implementation of the gocryptfs encrypted overlay filesystem in C++ for Windows.
- SiriKali – A Qt/C++ GUI front end to sshfs, ecryptfs-simple, cryfs, gocryptfs, securefs, fscrypt and encfs. Repo
- Kryptor – A simple, modern, and secure encryption and signing tool that aims to be a better version of age and Minisign. Repo
- Minisign – A dead simple tool to sign files and verify digital signatures. Repo
- Horcrux – Split your file into encrypted horcruxes so that you don't need to remember a passcode.
- OpenStego – An open-source steganography tool. Repo
- StegCloak – Hide secrets with invisible characters in plain text securely using passwords. Repo
- Bitwarden – An open source password manager. Repo · Microsoft Store
- KeePassXC – A modern, secure, and open-source password manager that stores and manages your most sensitive information. Repo
- KeeWeb – This webapp is a browser and desktop password manager compatible with KeePass databases. Repo
LessPass – A stateless password manager.Repo
- Diceware Passphrase Generator – A tool for generating strong Diceware passwords, with entropy and crack time estimates. Repo
- O&O ShutUp10++ – Free antispy tool for Windows 10 and 11.
- Privatezilla – Performs a privacy & security check of Windows 10. Repo
- ThisIsWin11 – ThisIsWin11 lets you customize Windows 11 all in one place.
- Optimizer – The finest Windows Optimizer.
- Windows Defender Firewall – A stateful host firewall.
- Simplewall – Simple tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) which can configure network activity on your computer. Repo
- Portmaster – Monitor all network activity. Repo
- Windows Security – Windows 10 and 11 include Windows Security, which provides the latest antivirus protection.
- VirusTotal – Free online malware detection service for analyzing suspicious files and URLs.
- ProtonVPN – High-speed Swiss VPN that safeguards your privacy. Repo
- Windscribe – Free VPN and Ad Blocker. Repo
- ExifCleaner – Cross-platform desktop GUI app to clean image metadata. Repo
- Image Scrubber – This is a tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests. Repo
- Blacklight – A Real-Time Website Privacy Inspector.
- Privacy Guides – Protect your data against global mass surveillance programs. Repo
- PRISM Break – Privacy/security-oriented software recommendations. Repo
- EFF – The leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.
- Awesome Privacy – List of free, open source and privacy respecting services and alternatives to privative services.
- Personal Security Checklist – A curated checklist of 300+ tips for protecting digital security and privacy. Repo
- Anonymous Planet – This is a maintained guide with the aim of providing an introduction to various online tracking techniques, online ID verification techniques, and detailed guidance to creating and maintaining (truly) anonymous online identities.
- PrivateBin – A minimalist, open source online pastebin where the server has zero knowledge of pasted data. Repo
- Password Pusher – A dead-simple application to securely communicate passwords over the web. Repo
- One-Time Secret – Keep sensitive info out of your email & chat logs. Repo
- Yopass – Secure sharing of secrets, passwords and files. Repo
- Kutt – A modern URL shortener with support for custom domains. Repo
- anon.to – An anonymous URL redirector and shortener. Repo
- Lstu – A nice and open source url shortener. Repo
- ZWS – Shorten URLs using invisible spaces. Repo
- LimeSurvey – The most popular FOSS online survey tool on the web. Repo
- Framaforms – Design your online surveys easily while respecting your audience.
- Framadate – Schedule a meeting or create an opinion poll.
- DuckDuckGo – The search engine that doesn't track you.
- Searx – Privacy-respecting metasearch engine. Repo
- Whoogle search – A self-hosted, ad-free, privacy-respecting metasearch engine. Repo
- fediverse.party – A quick look into Fediverse networks.
- 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.
- Awesome Windows – An awesome & curated list of best applications and tools for Windows.
- switching.software – 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
- 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
- degoogle – A huge list of alternatives to Google products. Repo
- Awesome-Selfhosted – A list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted on your own servers.
References & Acknowledgements
- Product Hunt
- Privacy Guides
- PRISM Break
- Awesome Privacy
- Personal Security Checklist
- Awesome Windows
- Mostly Free Resources for Almost Everyone
- Awesome Piracy
- Piracy Index
- Awesome Web Apps – Curated list of awesome web apps that work without requesting you to create an account.
- Alternative frontends – This is a list of privacy-respecting frontends to popular services like social media.
- Awesome Humane Tech – Promoting Solutions that Improve Wellbeing, Freedom and Society. Repo
- ethical.net – A not-for-profit project building a collaborative, online directory of ethical companies of all kinds.
- This article is under the CC0-1.0 license.