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Best Free Windows 64-bit CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Program

Blender 64-bit

Blender is not a traditional CAD drawing program as, for example, it has no dimensioning tool. Instead it is "the complete software package for 3D modeling, texturing, rendering, animation and physics. It has a complex but merciful user interface, and the entire repertoire of its capabilities are made available through a scripting language, so the creation of 3D games beckons. The software can import from and export to more than 20 different file formats. There is a large and growing community of Blender users who've already contributed numerous add-on scripts that can make your going easier. You'll find a generous number of fine tutorials to guide you up the steep learning curve of this monumental program, plus an active and helpful online user forum." (Editor, Best Free CAD Computer-Aided Design Program)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Flow Charter and Diagrammer

yEd Graphic Editor

yWorks develops Web-centric applications such as yEd Graphic Editor which is a Java Swing application. It runs as a native 64-bit application if you have the 64-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE). I recommend yEd for its powerful automation features which are well presented in yWork's Flash video "yEd in 90 seconds". If you watched the video, then you've seen yEd's magical ability to import Excel data and automatically generate a diagram. It can use any of several layout types to arrange a complex flow chart or network diagram. If you need this then you won't be so concerned that other products are easier to use for basic editing and basic diagrams.

However, yEd is not as powerful as it appears in the video. All the example diagrams are not convoluted so they were able to be arranged flat without overlapping lines, something that never happens with my diagrams. If you are a serious diagrammer then you will also want to augment yEd's limited range of node types. yEd has symbols for Entity Relationship Models (ERM), Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), Unified Modeling Language (UML) and the good old flow charts (but without sort, merge, logical AND and OR). Symbol sets are also provided for swim lanes and grouping. You can create custom symbols by importing bit-maps (PNG, JPG), vector graphics (SVG) and some Visio Shapes but within yEd they have few if any customizations. For example, they usually won't be able to change colour. Development is continuing so I expect to see future improvements in this area.


Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Editor

Luminance HDR Luminance HDR

Luminance HDR did create good results with default settings as well as options to fine tune the image making a suitable choice for amateur and serious amateur photographers. ... One advantage to Luminance is the thumbnails it creates using the different algorithms available.  It makes it easy for a user to pick a thumbnail that they like and then make small adjustments. However  the interface is cryptic and lacking description and documentation that I found was wanting." (Editor, Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Software)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Image Editor

Basic image editor

I haven't yet found a good 64-bit image editor for basic users.

Paint.NETMid-level image editor


Paint.NET is easy to use. "makes a very good mid-level photo retouching choice.  It has a nice set of photo correction tools including curves, and levels.  It has a very nice implementation of layers complete with blending modes, and adjustable opacity/transparency levels.  It has a fairly full pallet of selection, painting, and shape drawing tools. It is completed with a selection of filters for adding special effects to your images.  All in all, it offers a lot for a free image retouching software." (Editor, Best Free Digital Image Editor)

Advanced image editor


GIMP is "an advanced image editor." That results in "a steeper learning curve than" other image editors because it is so feature rich. ... "If you are inexperienced at using image editing programs GIMP will likely be too overwhelming to start learning on, so I would suggest beginning with one of the basic, or mid-level editors." (Editor, Best Free Digital Image Editor)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Image Stitcher

Microsoft ICEMicrosoft Image Composite Editor (ICE)

Microsoft ICE has "four modes of camera motion to stitch your sequence of images, three fixed and one that you can adjust the distortion and that the 'Rotation motion'. When in this mode just click the 3D icon on the top taskbar, where you can tilt, zoom in and out. When you are happy with your construction then you can leave the cropping to another imaging software or auto crop. The finished panoramic image is exported into JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, HD Photo image, Adobe Photoshop, HD View Tileset and Deep Zoom Tileset." (Editor, Best Free Personal Digital Image Stitcher.)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Image Viewer

Nomacs - Image Lounge

Nomacs Image LoungeNomacs - Image Lounge has "a few inconveniences" but "is really special because of a few other things that are uncommon for programs in this category. For example, it can change the opacity of the interface, open very large images with surprising ease, show them in a frameless view on your desktop, rotate RAW files permanently, build a mosaic based on a target image composed by any number of other images, or pause animated GIF files and save their individual frames. These are all outstanding features, but something I had never seen before is that multiple instances of the program can be connected to work together on the same computer or even synchronize them across a LAN to perform several specific functions on different machines at the same time." (Editor, Best Free Digital Image Viewer)



Picturenaut "is the best choice for the novice photographer." It "the easiest to use of the group. The interface is straight forward and easy to use and yielded decent results using default settings."  However, "Picturenaut had problems with the alignment of the handheld images" and it "does not offer as many different algorithms to chose from." (Editor, Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Software)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Paint Program

The best 64-bit paint program is also GIMP but you might find the following programs useful:


Krita "is an open source painting and drawing program, previously a part of KOffice bundle now available as a separate program." It can open raw photo image files but it is weak in photo editing - just try straightening a photo to see what I mean. Its power is in painting because "it is packed with rich tools like artistic text, calligraphy, fill and gradient, various shapes, outline, fill, zoom pan, layer management, channel management, undo, scripts etc. It supports various filters such as kaleidoscope, stereographic projection, phong bumpmap, sobel, edge detection, sectorize, roundify, hipno, tunnel, random pick, HSV adjustment, etc." It also supports many image file formats. (Editor, Best Free Digital Paint Program)


MyPaint is a lot more limited but it "is a fast and easy graphics application for digital painters. ...  It comes with a large brush collection including charcoal and ink to emulate natural painting. If you want to look deeper, MyPaint is built around a highly configurable brush engine. This allows you to experiment with your own brushes and with not-quite-so-natural painting." (Editor, Best Free Digital Paint Program)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Photo Organizer

We haven't found a suitable 64-bit photo organizer. Leave a comment below if you have any suggestions. There are some excellent compatible 32-bit programs in Best Free Digital Photo Organizer.


Best Free Windows 64-bit Vector Graphics Editor

Inkscape 64-bitInkscape 64-bit

Inkscape has always suffered from the priority placed on the Linux version which has had all the advantages of a 64-bit version. Now, thanks to Partha Bagchi we have a 64-bit version for us Windows users. Partha is not the developer but he's had a lot of experience with 64-bit GIMP and its add-ons. His timing is good because 32-bit Inkscape is far more stable on Windows that it has been in earlier versions. The 64-bit versions gives us the ability to create larger more complex designs.

Inkscape has "sufficient features to realistically compete with fuller-featured paid products like Illustrator, Freehand and CorelDraw. Plus it avoids many of their quirks and frustrations. Its features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, grouping, editing Creative Commons meta-data, editing nodes, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, opening the vector file formats of SVG, SVGZ (gzipped SVG), PDF, and Adobe Illustrator (.AI), saving to the same formats except for .AI (as Illustrator opens .SVG), and importing most raster formats (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, etc.) but only exports PNG bitmaps." (Editor, Best Free Vector Graphics Editor)



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The link to the download page of the browser Waterfox is no longer but

Thanks for pointing this out Geert. The link has now been updated. MC - Site Manager.

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.