104 Best Free Apps For Windows, Linux, and Mac


PDF Creator

PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Works just like a printer! Download Page


OpenOffice is a full featured Office suite including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and more! Runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Download Page


AbiWord is an open source word processor that runs on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux. Download Page

Google Earth

Google Earth is a very cool satellite imagery application that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, and several mobile operating systems. Download Page


Bean is a word processor made specifically for the Mac OSX operating system. Download Page


Mozilla Sunbird is a cross-platform calendar application that integrates beautifully into Thunderbird. Download Page


Greatest E-Mail client ever. Download Page


Quicksilver is an excellent application launcher built natively for the Mac OSX platform. Download Page


Dia is a program for drawing diagrams and flow-charts. It runs on Windows and Linux. Download Page


SpeedCrunch is an awesome cross-platform calculator with some very cool features! Download Page


NetNewsWire is a fantastic RSS and Atom feed reader for the Mac OSX platform. Download Page


FeedDemon is a free RSS reader for Windows. Download Page

eBay Desktop

eBay Desktop is a free desktop client for searching, bidding, selling, etc on eBay. Runs on Windows or Mac. 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.