104 Best Free Apps For Windows, Linux, and Mac

System Tools


DriverMax is a cool free app for Windows that automatically keeps all of your hardware drivers up to date for you. Download Page


Qemulator is a cocoa port of QEMU which allows you to run virtual systems on your Mac. Supports Windows, Linux, and other systems. Download Page

Revo Uninstaller

Revo Uninstaller is an award winning software uninstaller for Windows. Great for when the built in Windows uninstaller doesn’t cut it! Download Page

Device Remover

Device Remover is a powerful free program that replaces the default Windows Device Manager. Allows bulk removal of devices! Download Page

Format Factory

Format Factory allows Windows users to convert between many different media formats. Offers batch conversion and dvd/cd ripping! Download Page

Auslogics Disk Defrag

Auslogics Disk Defrag is a free replacement for the built in Windows Disk Defrag. It offers some additional features including automated defrag scheduling. Download Page

Smart Defrag

Smart Defrag from IObit software is another free replacement for the Windows Disk Defrag. Many people swear by its reliability, speed, and efficiency. Download Page


Anyone who has done work on Windows PC’s knows that they can get bogged down and slow over time. cCleaner is a good way to remove the clutter and speed things up! Download Page


nCleaner is a great Windows system optimizer. It offers some of the features that cCleaner offers, but it also offers a registry cleaner and more! Download Page


Growl is a system notification app for OSX that alerts you of changes or new events in your running programs. Very useful! 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.