Hello friends! We’re back with a new compilation of free software for PC. Most are Windows applications, but we can also find a good number of cross-platform programs compatible with other systems such as Linux or macOS.
Among the tools in this volume we can find a music production program, a 3D and VR video player, a USB stick protector and a podcast client, among many other things that you can take great advantage of.
15 Free Programs For PC You Should Try
darktable: This tool is like a virtual development table for photographers. An open source application that allows you to manage and non-destructively edit your RAW images and digital negatives in one database. | Download it from the official website
Search my files: Fast duplicate files finder with many filters and sub-filters that can be applied (date modified, keywords, attributes, etc.) | Download it from the official website
USB write protection: Really handy utility to protect USB flash drive content: it prevents files from being modified or deleted from a USB flash drive. Perfect for preventing a PC from infecting your flash drive or letting someone else do it so they don’t accidentally delete files. | Download it from the official website
Giada: Free, minimalist and open source music production tool. You can use it to create loops, load samples, work with different audio/MIDI tracks and support VST instruments. Perfect for live performance and electronic music artists. | Download it from the official website
Virtual lunar atlas: Lunar atlas that allows you to consult the entire surface and geography of the moon on a detailed level with different textures. This free, open-source tool has been used by official institutions such as ESA (European Space Agency). | Download it from the official website
Free Commander: Alternative file explorer for Windows. It has two horizontal and vertical windows, an optional tree view for each window, viewing files within files, MD5 checksum verification, DOS command line and other advanced features. | Download it from the official website
bino: Free video player inspired by 3D and Virtual Reality. It supports 3D videos in different formats, 360 degree videos (with and without 3D), virtual reality environments like SteamVR, CAVEs and others. | Download it from the official website
free gate: Anti-censorship software that allows access to websites blocked in your area or by your telemarketer. It is developed in China and among its advantages it is worth noting that it does not require installation. For convenience, it acts as a proxy, so it is recommended not to use it to perform sensitive operations on the Internet (passwords and other personal data). | Download it from the official website
Sylph: Simple and lightweight email client developed in Japan. It uses the “each email corresponds to a single file” format, which avoids a lot of confusion. It supports extension through plugins, offers spam control and compatibility for different types of protocols. | Download it from the official website
Lynx: A web browser in text format that shows us the pages as in an MS-DOS window. Developed in 2017, this “old-school” flavored application doesn’t show any images or ads, just the plain text content of a website. It also allows you to download files via FTP. | Download it from the official website
gPodder: Simple and open source podcast client available for Windows, Linux, macOS and other platforms. | Download it from the official website
TIPP10: Free typing app to learn to type without looking at the keyboard. It has quite a sleek interface and smart text selection (it often repeats the letters you miss the most). Available for Windows, Linux, Mac and in a web version for browsers. | Download it from the official website
Mendeley: A free reference manager that lets you store, organize, share, and cite documents and research data. Widely used in academia when managing the bibliography of a paper. | Download it from the official website
Connect hotspot: An application that allows you to create a Wi-Fi access point using your PC’s Internet connection. Newer versions of Windows also allow this, but with Connectify the process is simpler and displays additional information, e.g. B. connected devices. | Download it from the official website
Other interesting programs for the PC can be found at:
See you in the next post!