104 Best Free Apps For Windows, Linux, and Mac



mIRC is a popular Internet Relay Chat client used by millions of people, and thousands of organizations. Download Page


Skype is a hugely popular VoIP system that allows people to make phone calls with their computer. Download Page


Adium is a free messaging client for Mac OSX that connects to many different chat platforms and social media sites. Download Page


Colloquy is an advanced IRC, SILC, and ICB chat client for Mac OSX. Tons of features make it a popular choice! Download Page


Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once. Download Page


Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list. Download Page

Trillian Messenger

Trillian is another chat client that allows you to connect to many different chat platforms…this one is Windows only for now though. Download Page


twhirl is a desktop client for Twitter that runs on both Windows and Mac OSX with a built in URL shortener. Download Page

Tweet Deck

Tweet Deck is a very cool Twitter client that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. There is also an iPhone and iPad version. Download Page


  • Epidemike

    I would definitely throw into the AV section Microsoft’s Security Essentials. Its free and its actually a very good AV. I know the joke about Microsoft and their on AV couldn’t catch a cold but that isnt the case anymore.

  • http://www.daviddsingleton.com David Singleton

    No Eclipse? Gotta add eclipse and fireFTP

  • http://www.techremedy.net Tom Duffy

    Eclipse isn’t an application though…it’s more of a collection of apps for developers. I will add fireFTP though…good call on that one.

  • Wayne

    I’m really impressed with Driver Max… Thanks for the suggestions, Tom.

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

    For the Mac, there is Sophos anti-virus home addition (free) and ClamxAv (free) and iAntivirus. (also free)

    I have uses all three and currently, like the Sophos program the best. It is best upon a commercial pay program and seem to have a more sophisticated base code.