104 Best Free Apps For Windows, Linux, and Mac

Graphics/Photos

GIMP

GIMP is an acronym for Gnu Image Manipulation Program. It is a powerful open-source replacement for Photoshop. Download Page

Scribus

Scribus is a powerful open-source desktop publishing app. The features are amazing for a free app! Download Page

Seashore

Seashore is a native Mac image editor based on GIMP. It is built from the ground up for the Cocoa framework. Download Page

Paint.NET

Paint.NET is a powerful, feature rich free image editor made specifically for Windows computers. Download Page

Inkscape

An amazing open source vector graphics app with features that rival Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw! Download Page

Xnview

XnView is a free software to view, organize, and convert graphics and photo files. It is also great for making slideshows! Download Page

Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer makes it easy to share your photos and videos on your blog. It supports most blogging software out there. Download Page

Picasa

Picasa is Google’s free image editing and photo sharing software. The editing features leave a little to be desired, but the sharing aspect is great! Download Page

Google Sketchup

You can use Google SketchUp to create, modify and share 3D models. Really powerful for a free app! Download Page

CamStudio

CamStudio is a feature-rich free screen recording app designed specifically for Windows computers. Download Page

Irfanview

Irfanview might seem like just an image viewer at first, however it’s batch processing features and optimization features make it much more than that! Download Page

iPhoto

Simply the best photo manager for Mac. The faces feature is great! Apple really got this one right! Download Page

Blender

Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems! Download Page

IcoFX

IcoFX is an award winning freeware icon editor for Windows. It allows you to convert Mac OS Icons, create icon sets, and much more! Download Page

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  • 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.