104 Best Free Apps For Windows, Linux, and Mac


NVU Web Authoring

NVU is simply the best free WYSIWYG html editor. It is a far cry from Dreamweaver, but then again, so is the price tag! Download Page


Notepad++ is a great text editor and Notepad replacement for the Windows platform. It boasts color coded text and a plethora of plugins! Download Page

Scintilla Text Editor

Scintilla includes features useful when editing and debugging source code. These include syntax styling, error indicators, code completion and call tips. Download Page


Smultron is an open source text editor for Mac that appears to not be an active project anymore. Files are still available for download though! Download Page

NoteTab Light

NoteTab is a series of feature rich, commercial text editors. They kindly offer the Light version for free! Download Page

Zoundry Raven

Zoundry Raven is a very cool WYSIWYG blog editor featuring multiple blog support with tabbed editing! 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.