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Best Free Windows 64-bit Office Suite

It is disappointing to be unable to offer a free 64-bit office suite for Windows.

Kingsoft Office Suite FreeWPS Office previously called KingSoft Free Office Suite

WPS is the original name for this software. It is an acronym for Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheet. It also has versions for Linux, Android, and iOS.

"For a freeware equivalent to Microsoft Office and for those who liked the simpler old style 2003 interface then Kingsoft Office Suite Free is the application. There isn't a single feature I found that isn't IDENTICAL to the Microsoft Office 2003 equivalent. The similarities even go far into the styles of WordArt." (Best Free Office Suite)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Word Processor

Just as there is no 64-bit Office Suite, there is no 64-bit word processor. I would stick with an Office Suite but check out the 64-bit compatible word processors in  Best Free Word Processor.


Best Free Desktop Publisher (DTP)


"Scribus is the real thing; a professional quality page layout program capable of producing "press-ready" output. The feature list is impressive, basically everything you want is there including: CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. Graphics manipulation is handled via an interface to the Gimp, another open source program. Scribus can also import from and export to programs in the Open Office suite.

The user interface though highly functional, is not quite as slick as its commercial cousins but it can be skinned to fit in with the look of whatever operating system you are using. The documentation is excellent and there is lots of support from Scribus's enthusiastic user community." (Best Free Desktop Publishing Program)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Non-Adobe PDF Reader

We haven't found a 64-bit PDF reader but there is a good selection of suitable 32-bit readers in Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader.


Best Free Windows 64-bit PDF Writer

We haven't found a 64-bit PDF writer but there is a good selection of 32-bit readers in Best Free PDF Writer.

PDF writers normally create PDF files by printing to a pseudo printer which is also called a virtual printer that means you need to be able to open the original file to be converted. If you can't then there are some website converters that can open many types of file.


Best Free Windows 64-bit PDF Tools

There are several online tools in Best Free PDF Tools as well as the following 64-bit applications.

ToolboxjPDF Tweak

jPDF Tweak

Its interface is not straightforward to use, for example "its merge, split and reorder functions are available under the ‘input’ tab, and a new filename has to be entered in the ‘output’ tab." But it does have a full toolbox as it "allows you to rotate, watermark and format multiple pages", "change page numbers and chapter bookmarks", use "encryption functions", "add attachments",  and "set viewer preferences and document properties, including title, author, subject and keywords." (Best Free PDF Tools)

Reorganize PDF pages


"… well worth trying if you need to visually re-order or recompose multiple pages of PDF files. You can mix, merge or extract, split and rotate pages by specifying the page numbers. However, PDFsam also lets you re-organize PDF pages in a thumbnail view. In this mode, you can easily work with thumbnails to merge, delete, rotate or re-order PDF pages and save the results as another PDF file. Since PDFsam is a Java application, it will run on any operating system that supports Java. The basic version of PDFsam is free for use. The installer is bundled with an advertising program OpenCandy but you can get … a standalone zip file with no such bundle." (Best Free PDF Tools)

Convert images to PDF


"It works even better than the tool "Convert Images to PDF" included in PDFill PDF Tools. Download and unzip i2pdf and run the executable directly (no installation required). This program is portable and user friendly—just drag and drop the images on the program window, click the "Build PDF" button and it's done. When setting the page output, "paperless" format is a helpful option if you'd like to convert portrait or landscape images to the PDF file and view them on the screen without blank paper margins." (Best Free PDF Tools)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Electronic Book (eBook) Reader


Calibre is an "open source eBook library management application" with "extensive file conversions, the ability to convert over thirteen document formats into EPUB, PDF and MOBI formats for use on popular eBook-readers …. You can also set up Calibre to fetch news from websites and RSS feeds and convert it into a compatible format …. There's even a built-in web server so you can access your eBook collection remotely" … and "a cover-flow browsing feature …. However, it tries to sort all your books in its own preferred folder structure, so if you're a person who uses your own folder-hierarchy use this carefully." (Best Free Electronic Book Reader)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Personal Finance

Money Manager EXMoney Manager Ex

"Money Manager Ex is an excellent full-featured budget program that enables users to create multiple accounts, transactions, categories, and reports. The program is fairly easy to use, with a medium-level learning curve, and has an extensive help file to assist users on how to navigate the various features and options.… In general, it is a good program for novices and experts, but is sorely lacking in real-time automatic fiscal tracking and download capabilities. Also, it does not support password encryption" (Best Free Personal Finance Software)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Project Manager

We haven't found a suitable 64-bit program for the desktop so leave us a comment below if you have any suggestions. There are compatible 32-bit programs in Best Free Project Manager but your best options could be web-based. Here are a couple of examples.

dotProject is a web-based service that is well established. It requires an account but no software on your computer.

web2project is a web server application that you host yourself and install to a compatible web host that you have an account with. It works best for workgroups that collaborate on projects and want to share a calendar. It also has a migration path from dotProject


Best Free Windows 64-bit Personal Information Manager (PIM)

You put your life into a PIM so the absence of a native 64-bit PIM will frustrate many. Check out the Best Free Personal Information Manager Software for 32-bit applications will have to do in the interim. I found them useful but none of them exceptional. Evolution was another option, an Outlook replacement ported from Linux, but it crashed under Windows 7 64-bit.


Best Free Windows 64-bit Reminder and To-Do List

We haven't found a suitable 64-bit program. Leave a comment below if you have any suggestions. There are compatible 32-bit programs in
Best Free Reminder and To-Do Program.


Best Free Windows 64-bit Notes Organizer

We haven't found a suitable 64-bit program. Leave a comment below if you have any suggestions. There are compatible 32-bit programs in Best Free Notes Organizer.


Best Free Windows 64-bit Outliner

We haven't found a suitable 64-bit program. Leave a comment below if you have any suggestions. There are compatible 32-bit programs in Best Free Outliner.


Best Free Windows 64-bit Font Manager and Viewer

Crux Technologies Font RunnerFontRunner

Font Runner by Crux Technologies "tries to simplify the interface, has a preview list rather than selecting one font at a time, displays Unicode, has user-defined group by favorite folders or projects, and allows drag'n'drop of files and folders even from Windows Explorer.  You can search by font name, by similarity to the selected font, or for characters in other fonts that match the selected character. The latter is useful for finding Unicode fonts with similar character blocks. A few features initially frustrated me but aren't big problems. For example, you have to specify the default folder for Font Runner to display when it opens - most programs default to the system font folder. Also, Font Runner does not allow you to select the Unicode character block to view." (Best Free Font Manager)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Calculator

Microsoft MathematicsMicrosoft Mathematics

The built-in Windows calculator is pretty good but Microsoft Mathematics is much better. It "has the most features for a scientific calculator. … Many features will help basic users particularly unit conversions, comprehesive help, worksheets that explain the steps to the solution, export to to Microsoft Word, and if you're really keen there is an add-on that allows you to work directly in Word and Onenote." There are "many more cool features like one-click 2D and 3D graphs, the option of pen, touch or mouse input, nerdy stuff like differential calculus, complex numbers and matrices, and some interesting skins for the calculator." (Best Free Calculator)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Unit and Currency Converter

We haven't found a suitable 64-bit program. Leave a comment below if you have any suggestions. There are compatible 32-bit programs in Best Free Unit and Currency Conversion Program.


Best Free Windows 64-bit Genealogy or Family Tree Software

Microsoft MathematicsGramps

"I liked that I could easily navigate or filter by people or name list, family, relationship, ancestry, events, places, sources, repositories, media, and notes. An undo function allows easy correction of the most recent entries. …

I felt the place entry especially outstanding. … Alternate locations can be entered for each place … Sources, notes, multimedia, and internet links can be linked to each place …

I loved the date support. Dates can be based on several different calendars …

"The installation can be intimidating. There are several required programs which must be installed in a specific order. I highly recommend using the all in one installation or the portable version on the Portable Apps website for Windows installers.." (Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software)


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by Anonymous on 28. August 2009 - 12:23  (31725)

I installed it on Win 7 RTM x64 without a problem.

by Anonymous on 30. August 2009 - 4:27  (31894)

Auslogics freeware should be mentioned.

by rikmayell (not verified) on 30. August 2009 - 12:37  (31901)

Auslogics main business is shareware although they do, as you point out, offer cut down freeware versions of some of their products. All Auslogics software is 32 bit and, in my opinion, none of their products offer any benefit over others identified in the review.

If you feel a particular product has been unfairly left out then post the details and I'll be happy to check it out.

Rik Mayell - Category Editor

by Anonymous on 2. September 2009 - 22:17  (32061)

re: Firewalls

I am quite satisfied using Privatefirewall 6 from PrivacyWare,Inc; both in Win Vista and Win 7, since OnlineArmor Firewall does not work in Win 7. It's worth a look:

by rikmayell (not verified) on 3. September 2009 - 15:52  (32094)

The overall response in this forum thread

suggests Comodo Internet Security is a better bet. I am more than happy with CIS and will continue to recommended it as top pick for Windows 7 / Vista 64.

Remember though that it's what works for you that really counts.

Rik Mayell - Category Editor

by MidnightCowboy on 9. September 2009 - 17:41  (32412)

I second CIS which unbelievably for me has so far given less issues on Ultimate 64 than it did on XP! I was previously a great fan of Privatefirewall but something appears to have been "lost" during the upgrade process. The real key with CIS is not to wind it up too tightly unless you can't possibly live outside of a maximum security environment. This will reduce the chances of hitting any instability a lot. I do activate the Protocol Analysis but otherwise I don't ask it to do any more than I really need.

by Anonymous on 14. September 2009 - 19:32  (32587)

I just come accross this site, I belive that I will get solution to my problem.
Im using Vista with sony laptop and I want window 7 or XP on the system, how do I do this?
1.where can I download the sofware "turn vista to window 7"?
2. How do I pertition my hard disk?
Thanks for your assistance,

It's not wise to publicly list your email address, you could end up receiving all sorts of things!

by rikmayell (not verified) on 15. September 2009 - 8:03  (32615)


Questions like this are best posted in the forum, you need to register but that only takes a minute or two.

In answer,

1. To move from Vista to Windows 7 you will need to purchase the appropriate upgrade license for the Vista that you have. The product is already Released To Manufacturing (RTM), and is due to be made available to the general public on the 22nd October. I'm fairly sure it's available to preorder from many of the on-line sites.

2. To create a new partition on your existing C drive proceed as follows:

(a) Open the Control Panel, double click Administrative Tools, Computer Management, and select Disk Management from the left hand pane of the Computer Management dialog box.

(b) Right click on the partition you want to shrink in order to free up space and select Shrink Volume from the context menu.

(c) Windows will tell by how much the partition can be shrunk, adjust this as a appropriate and then click on OK. Note that if the value reported by Windows is very low it's likely your existing partition is nearly full or is badly fragmented. If this the case refer to:

Best Free Disk De-fragmenter


Best Free Disk Space Analyzer

(d) Once the shrink operation has completed you can use the Disk Manager to create new partitions or, if installing an additional OS allow the installation routine to do it.

Hope that helps.

Rik Mayell - Category Editor

by Anonymous on 19. September 2009 - 14:05  (32960)

Nice to see 7-Zip and PeaZip! Both are also available as PortableApps' portable applications (PeaZip has also a natively portable package) in order to bring those applications on a thumbdrive and similar.

by Anonymous on 3. October 2009 - 1:12  (33808)

Dear RikMayell,

I am so glad that you are a contributor here. I have learned so much from your comments and explainations of different products.

Please keep up the great work!


Dennis S. Primm

by rikmayell (not verified) on 3. October 2009 - 11:56  (33838)


Thank you for the positive feedback, and for taking the time to read my contributions.

Rik Mayell - Category Editor

by Anonymous on 9. October 2009 - 21:21  (34248)


No mention of AVG Free? Not recommended anymore? Many associates I know still use this app as their Anti-Virus app of choice.


by rikmayell (not verified) on 10. October 2009 - 0:58  (34256)


AVG Free is covered in our main review of anti-virus freeware. I will add a mention and also a link to the review so that people are aware that there are other alternatives.

Thanks for pointing this out.

Rik Mayell - Category Editor

by mikedutch (not verified) on 11. October 2009 - 0:49  (34297)

MyDefrag also supports defrag of SSD disks which is very important since SSD wears out.

by Anonymous on 11. October 2009 - 11:38  (34326)

Wow thanks a lot, really useful !

But Null FTP is not my favourite FTP client. I love Filezilla, really better in my opinion. vente privee

by Anonymous on 11. October 2009 - 15:58  (34346)

I like windows 7 :)

super cul

by rikmayell (not verified) on 11. October 2009 - 18:33  (34354)

Thank you.

I can't say Null FTP is my favourite FTP client either but it is the only freeware 64 bit client I've been able to find.

32 bit Core FTP Lite and FileZilla are superior in many ways but no 64 bit versions seem to be on the horizon.

The main thing you lose by using a 32 bit client is shell integration, although personally I've never missed this.

Rik Mayell - Category Editor

by rikmayell (not verified) on 11. October 2009 - 18:34  (34355)

Yes, so do I:)

Rik Mayell - Category Editor

by rikmayell (not verified) on 11. October 2009 - 18:50  (34356)

In terms of results MyDefrag is definitely the product to beat.

Many though, prefer faster, less optimum results, coupled with a better user interface, so 32 bit disk defragmentation tools will suffice.

All of these tools use the Windows defragmentation API so can process any device that can be mounted locally using the normal file system drivers. This will include SSD, memory sticks, and so on, but exclude network drives that are available, but not mounted, locally.

If you have any further information or references on maintaining SSD I would appreciate it if you would pass them on.


Rik Mayell - Category Editor

by Anonymous on 13. October 2009 - 2:15  (34480)

Thank you for this feedback !

Black Hattitude

by Anonymous on 15. October 2009 - 17:35  (34729)

Thanks for your info, i will take a look about it
petites annonces

by Anonymous on 27. October 2009 - 16:42  (35314)

ccleaner, their website says that they now support Win7 x64

by Anonymous on 28. October 2009 - 1:22  (35340)

Are there anymore 64bit apps out there? Does anyone have a decent list?
find magician sites

by rikmayell (not verified) on 28. October 2009 - 3:12  (35346)

It is difficult to list what simply isn't available.

Beyond what I've listed, Start64! covers commercial software and device drivers and the listing at Vista Forums gives details of numerous utilities.

Developments in the web field, browser, email client are being hampered by the points that I've identified. Further, the lack of free 64 bit development tools is holding back many from migrating their applications. Finally, some developers have decided simply not to bother to migrate to 64 bit, Infranview being a classic example.

I always on the look out for new or updated software and would be more than happy to include any suggestions.

Rik Mayell - Category Editor

by rikmayell (not verified) on 28. October 2009 - 3:16  (35347)

Thanks. They actually state that they've improved 64 bit support, although granted Windows 7 is also mentioned separately. I will be looking into this claim of 'improved support' and will report back.

Thanks again.

Rik Mayell - Category Editor

by Anonymous on 28. October 2009 - 7:41  (35353)

MyDefrag also supports defrag of SSD disks which is very important since SSD wears out.

online backgammon

by Anonymous on 28. October 2009 - 21:53  (35385)

Hi Ric,
PC Tools firewall, Threatfire and Microsoft security Essentials are all well worth a look for Win7 64...

by TuncD on 29. October 2009 - 14:23  (35426)

The x64 port of Iconoid did have the occasional problem of not being able to restore the desktop on Win7 Ultimate x64 (both Beta & RTM).

/* Sometimes it took 2-3 consecutive "restore"s to get everything restored, but there were times even that did not work, not without restarting explorer.exe */

May I suggest: Desktop Icon Save and Restore
Copyright 2001-2008 by Jamie O’Connell

x64 support was added on Jan 2008 with Vista, works flawless with Windows 7 too.

Tunc Degirmencioglu, CISSP, OPST, MCSE:S

by Anonymous on 29. October 2009 - 21:21  (35449)

Filezilla is my favorite FTP client.

jeux grattage
Simulation rachat de crédits

by Anonymous on 31. October 2009 - 3:32  (35524)

IOBit Software also provide good free utilities that work with Win 7

I personally use the defragger and 360 protection

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