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This list of the best software for 64-bit Windows has 54 sub-categories with 81 products consisting of 64 native 64-bit applications and 17 compatible 32-bit applications.

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As far as 64bit Note Organizer Microsoft OneNote is by far the best for that task its free and available in 32bit and 64bit versions.

MSE is no longer recommended as an Anti-Virus.

the best registry tool is O&O RegEditor.

How about adding XnViewMP from Xnview to Best Free Windows 64-bit Image Viewer? It has a native 64-bit version for Windows, Mac and Linux.

AUDACITY is a 32-bit application! (it will run under 64-bit Windows, but the application is not native 64-bit!). Please correct this. Thx.

Audacity has now a 64-bitversion.

Sorry, but Audacity has no 64-bit version yet, but for linux. So, would you be so kind to add a download link for a WINDOWS 64-bit version?

ocenaudio is a native 64 bit audio editing software

Thx for your advice! Freeware, multiplatform and at first glance powerful and userfriendly.

Are there going to be any new 64bit applications or is this page no longer worked?

Yes, there will be updates and further applications and categories added. Unfortunately, I am not available to work on this at present. I am a volunteer and have had to devote my time to other work so I am only answering questions at the moment. When my other project work is finished then I will be updating this article.

Can not find InkScape 64-bit... only 32-bit version available from supplied link...

If you want 64 bit version, you can try new 0.91-pre2, or 0.48.5 from They keep (and build) 64 bit builds of graphic software.

As of version 37, Chrome now have 64bit version.

Thanks for the info. I'm currently testing it.

Isnt PDF-XChange Viewer 64 bit. On the site for PDF-XChange Viewer there are options to download 32 bit and 64 bit.

You have cancelled it from Non Adobe PDF reader.

correct me if I am wrong.

Yes, you're correct. :) Thanks for pointing that out. I'll reinsert it soon. Edit: Now done

Rainlendar is the best todo & reminder app in the world & they have a great 64bit beta. Both versions work beautifully on my 64bit windows 7 & they have EPIC skins available, not to mention it's specifically a calendar app, but it has a to-do list, or rather, you can make several to-do lists & have a different theme for each, you can sort by priority, alphabetically or category, as well as sort by other stuff & there's a primary sort order & secondary, so for instance, I have a to-do list that is primarily sorted by priority, where it has titles for each priority & lists the corresponding ones underneath, which are secondarily sorted by alphabetical order. I also have a different to-do list where things are primarily sorted by category & then secondarily sorted by priority. You can set alarms & in the pro version you can connect your google account & have it sync your calendars & I believe your to-do list as well. It still works if you don't pay, it just adds "unregistered version" in the events & whatnot. I have no issues with it & I've been using the 64bit beta for quite a long time. I never had any issues with the regular version either. Oh and you can set multiple alarms, with any sound files you want & it's awesome. It's a software I couldn't live a day without. It's also a rather beautiful addition to my desktop. Wish I could post a picture!

Thanks for your comments - I read all five of them. By the way, I like your moniker. :) I've just started rewriting the entire article page by page because it takes time to check compatibility. So most of the comments will change and a lot more 64-bit applications will be added: - I'll look at Rainlendar and PrivateFirewall. - The comments on Palemoon are from two years ago so they will change. But at the time it consistently had problems on two systems. That is probably not the case today. - I agree that PotPlayer has features galore. I use it and VLC. - it is policy here not to recommend beta software but sometimes I find it hard to ignore some very stable betas.
I've taken over this category again and will be making many changes as the article recommendations have not been actively updated for two years. I will start with three changes affecting the entire article: + Screenshots will be added. + The focus will almost exclusively be on 64-bit software. + 32-bit software that is recommended here will have no discussion and only a link to the category where it is recommended elsewhere on this site. If it not recommended elsewhere on this site or there is something specific to using it in 64-bit Windows then I will include some relevant detail. Remah - Editor

In terms of security and to prevent malware and viruses I would go with Reboot Restore RX.

Earlybird aka Thunderbird 10 [stable version] Has been a great solution to a difficult problem: Shortly before extended travel my win7 64-bit laptop developed a problem that prevented 32bit programs from accessing networks...32bit internet explorer would flash and close. Thunderbird couldn't reach mail servers. But 64-bit browsers like Waterfox[awesome], Palemoon64[great], and Internet explorer 64-bit[so-so] could access networks and the internet. Searching for a 64-bit email client, I found Earlybird 10. Used Mozbackup to transfer stuff from Thunderbird...It works great..except that there's no 64-bit lightning.
Would I use it if Tbird 32bit worked?
Probably not...there's no killer speed or performance difference and I miss lightning, but if you have a 64-bit system that won't do 32-bit internet...this is a great solution.

This was posted as a reply to @BearPup but came up here...?

Lemme me tell you somethin' 'bout IObit, please, @BearPup.

I once purchased a program from that so-called Company, and most of my new program's interface (RegCleaner) was taken up by an advertisement (for ASC). Naturally, I uninstalled the program, strongly objected by email, and requested a refund. No reply was forthcoming, to any of the emails sent thereafter, not even an acknowledgement.

I first warned that "Company" that I would take appropriate action, which I did, after still more silence, and eventually, after about four months of third party action, I received my refund.

IObit is simply not fit for mention on Gizmo's Freeware web site. It is criminal the way that Company conducts its so-called business.

I have tried ABIWord several times. I find it counter-intuitive and not worth the effort to learn. (This may be because i refuse to have anything to do with Office or WordPerfect).

For my own purposes, i find that EditPad Lite is fine for entry and editing.

[Moderator's note: mention of commercial software edited out.]

Sorry 'bout that.

Up until now I have sworn by your favourite palemoon. I have noticed lately that it seems to be slower and purely by chance I stumbled across a browser that others have mentioned - Cyberfox. Now I will say first of all that in order to install it you have to remove any existing firefox installation including settings. That done I am staggered by how quick it is in comparison to palemoon and waterfox. I will update with my experience as i install it on my laptop in the week, but for now I am extremely impressed.

I use several browsers, but Palemoon is one of my favorites & I have NEVER had a problem with it being slow. Never. I have TONS of extensions & TONS of tabs always open, so I'm not sure why you'd have any issues with it being slow. It works beautifully. Maxthon is also pretty good & Seamonkey as well.

Perhaps you should create and use a new profile for Pale Moon then?

Cyberfox and Waterfox are both billed as being built for speed, whereas Pale Moon has a different priority, yet there are times when Pale Moon is the fastest.

I use Maxthon, and I find it really so well-designed, fast and with a really neat interface. It also offers a cloud interface and various other well-thought out in-built features like Skynote that are instantly available across multiple devices. Am surprised that it is never reviewed in most of the popular freeware review sites...

Non-Adobe PDF Reader: I like Foxit Reader because it's lite on resources and i use the portable version from portableapps. I now use Sumatra PDF as it reads more file types (cbr).

I used HandBrake as a video converter, didn't know it also rips.
64 bit available for download

Why Potplayer and not VLC?

Why Q-DIR twice?

System Information: QwikMark never made my computer crash like SIW did.

You should drop Comodo, Privatefirewall is better. The biggest advantage being that it doesn't need an how to guide to use.

What's the difference between (Pale Moon (Firefox) | Waterfox (Firefox)) and Firefox 24.0?