104 Best Free Apps For Windows, Linux, and Mac


Filezilla FTP

Filezilla is a cross platform FTP client as well as a Windows FTP server. It is fast, simple, and completely free! Download Page


Cyberduck is an open source FTP client for Mac. It also boasts the ability to browse cloud files and Google Docs! Download Page


SmartFTP is a freeware FTP/SSH/SFTP client. It is fairly lightweight and reasonably fast. I would only go with this if you don’t like FileZilla! Download Page


WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Download Page


Putty is an absolute essential for any Windows user who needs ssh access. Tons of features and completely open source! 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.