15 free programs for Windows that are trending

Hello friends! Today we’re back again to go through all the free programs for Windows that have been released or recently updated in the last month. As always, all software is freeware or open source.

Among other things, in November we received new versions of applications such as VMWare Workstation Player, a new portable version of Firefox and a new update for LibreOffice.

15 new or updated free programs for Windows

FastCopy

Excellent alternative tool for copying and deleting files faster than Windows File Explorer itself. To do this, it uses multiple threads to read, write and verify the information, resulting in faster transfer speeds.

New version available: 4.2.1 | License: Open Source | Download it from the official website

to wipe

Data protection application for Windows that allows you to delete the usage data of Windows programs and registries. Clear cookies, caches, histories, autocomplete, search terms and more.

New version available: 2227 | License: Free for personal use | Download it from the official website

FlightGear

An open source flight simulator to learn to fly airplanes with realistic graphics and scenarios. Learn to take off, pilot and land in 3D ready-to-use cockpits at over 20,000 real world airports.

New version available: 2020.3.17 | License: Open Source | Download it from the official website

VMware workstation player

Utility that allows us to run a virtual machine on a Windows or Linux PC. With this program you can test different operating systems and test applications in a safe environment.

New version available: 17.0 | License: Freeware | Download it from the official website

synchronize

Free program to sync shared folders between two or more devices. When a PC is powered on and connected to the internet, any changes made on the PC are automatically replicated to other devices. Available for Windows, Linux, Mac and Android.

New version available: 1.22.1 | License: Open Source | Download it from the official website

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Portable tool from Microsoft to scan a PC for viruses. It removes any detected malware and undoes any changes it may have made to the system.

New version available: 1.379.785.0 | License: Freeware | Download it from the official website

LibreOffice

One of the best free alternatives to Microsoft Office. This office suite has a word processor, spreadsheet and drawing tool and is also compatible with the classic MS Office formats such as DOCX, XLSX and PPTX.

New version available: 7.4.2 | License: Open Source | Download it from the official website

NTLite

Program that allows you to create a custom Windows installation disc from a disc or an image. It is mainly used to remove components that you don’t need like Active Directory services, Parental Controls and others.

New version available: 2.3.9 | License: Free for personal use | Download it from the official website

AutoHotkey

Tool for creating scripts to automate tasks that require multiple mouse and keyboard clicks on a single hotkey. Very useful for automatic clicking, macros and key remapping.

New version available: 1.1.35.00 | License: Open Source | Download it from the official website

DesktopOK

This utility allows you to save the location and distribution of icons on the desktop. Very useful for computers that use different screen resolutions or often connect to external screens.

New version available: 10.51 | License: Freeware | Download it from the official website

MediaMonkey

Collectible music application that allows you to manage, organize, add labels or search for covers all your records. From there you can play the music or send it to other devices via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

New version available: 5.0.4.2690 | License: Freeware | Download it from the official website

Firefox Portable

Portable version of Firefox browser that we can copy to a USB flash drive and use on any other PC, wherever we are, without having to install anything. Build developed by PortableApps.com.

New version available: 107.0 | License: Open Source | Download it from the official website

Freeplane

Application for creating mind maps. It is typically used to store ideas, share information, and organize things to get things done. You can create concept maps to which you can add images, URLs, notes, etc. and also includes a search and filter system to find old notes quickly.

New version available: 1.10.5 | License: Open Source | Download it from the official website

Gaia Heaven

Tool for astronomy lovers that will allow you to visualize space, its planets, stars, etc. in real time in 3D. It basically allows you to navigate through space as if you were there. It has a good handful of configuration options and graphics settings.

New version available: 3.3.0 | License: Open Source | Download it from the official website

WinMerge

Great free utility that allows you to compare two or more texts and highlight the differences with different colors. It works with Word documents, plain text, tables and images, among other supported formats.

New version available: 2.16.24.0 | License: Open Source | Download it from the official website

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