Best Free Windows 64-bit Software

Introduction

Best Free Windows 64-bit SoftwareHere are the top freeware picks for 64-bit Windows in their various categories. This list will continue to grow as we add new categories and new products. Go to the page index for the category you are interested in or read more about 64-bit Windows by following the links in the related articles. Normally the products will have a review in the corresponding freeware categories so I will provide an excerpt from that review. Other comments will usually relate to 64-bit compatibility and operation.

The primary goal of this article is to find the best native 64-bit applications ( ) in each category. Where there is no 64-bit application in a category there will usually be a link to a review of 32-bit applications that includes some which are compatible with 64-bit Windows ( ). These 32-bit applications will usually run slower (due to emulation of the 32-bit environment) but are either the best in their class or have features that will be particularly useful to many 64-bit Windows users.

Although we do mention Windows XP Pro 64, all testing has been under 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, 7 or 8.

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Summary

This list of the best software for 64-bit Windows has 54 categories with 81 products consisting of 64 native 64-bit applications and 17 compatible 32-bit applications. To read brief descriptions of the items, click a page number.

 

What's New:

1 September 2014 Page 8 - Internet and email: Items added or updated:
Web Browser: NewGoogle Chrome , Google Chrome , rewrote the category

Page 3 - Image Tools: Items added or updated:
CAD Program: NewBlender

31 August 2014 Page 3 - Image Tools: Items added or updated:
Paint program: NewKrita , NewMyPaint
Image Optimizer: RIOT

13 August 2014 Page 2 - Home & Office: Items added or updated:
Non-Adobe PDF Reader: PDF-XChange Viewer

12 August 2014 Page 3 - Image Tools: Items added or updated:
Vector Graphics Editor: Inkscape , NewInkscape 64-bit

8 August 2014 Page 3 - Image Tools: Items added or updated:
Image Editor: LightBox Image Editor
Image Viewer: NewNomacs- Image Lounge , Zoner Photo Studio , XnView
High Dynamic Range (HDR) software: NewLuminance , Picturenaut , Picturenaut

18 July 2014 Page 2 - Home & Office: Items added or updated:
Calculators & converters: NewMicrosoft Mathematics
Project Manager: NewdotProject; Newweb2project
Genealogy or Family Tree: NewGramps

16 July 2014 Page 2 - Home & Office: Items added or updated:

Office Suite:NewKingsoft Free Office Suite , SSuite Office - Excalibur Release LibreOffice . IBM Lotus Symphony
Word Processor: Jarte , PolyEdit Lite , AbiWord
Desktop Publisher: NewScribus
Non-Adobe PDF Reader: PDF-XChange Viewer
PDF Writer: Bullzip PDF Printer , Nitro PDF Reader
PDF Tools: NewjPDF Tweak , NewPDFsam ,Newi2pdf , PDFill PDF Tools
Electronic Book Reader: NewCalibre
PIM: Essenital PIM , Pimero Free
Reminder & Todo List: Rainlendar Lite
Calculators & converters: Speedcrunch , Convert

 

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Tags

Freeware for 64-bit Windows 7, Freeware for 64-bit Windows Vista, 64-bit Windows freeware, Freeware for 64-bit Windows, 64-bit freeware

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by richienyhus on 18. January 2013 - 17:16  (104621)

Nitro Reader isn't 64bit.

From their website:

"The Nitro Reader application itself is 32-bit but Nitro can be run on both 32-bit and 64-bit Operating Systems. We do not have a 64 bit version of the Nitro Reader application."
http://support.nitroreader.com/entries/21757742-how-to-install-64-bit-ve...

Why do they have two separate versions for "32bit" and "64bit" then? is the installer 64bit and the app itself is 32bit?

by rgrun1 on 12. March 2013 - 18:32  (106181)

Nitro Pro installs as a 64 bit app
Also there was another post that the reader was not a printer - it includes an excellent printer that will allow you to APPEND to an existing PDF either as the first or the last page

by richienyhus on 12. March 2013 - 21:23  (106188)

Edit: the the main write up has a 64 bit icon next to it, not a 32bit icon. I think it is wrong to label it 64 bit if only the installer is 64 bit.

by Home User on 17. January 2013 - 13:19  (104565)

[x64 Browser]

*** Cyberfox ***

http://sourceforge.net/projects/cyberfox/

by setinhere on 23. May 2013 - 14:50  (107993)

Yes! I use nothing but Cyberfox. Faster then 32bit in my opinion. Updates are only a few days behind and are easy to install. Uses the same code as firefox, just compiled as x64 bit. Theme has been change too. Can run congruent with firefox. Uses same profile which lets you use the sync feature. I haven't used either Waterfox or Pale Moon so can't compare them.

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