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Gizmo's Freeware Top PicksWelcome to the Gizmo's Freeware Editors' Choice List, where you'll find a collection of the very best freeware from our site.

This really is a "best of the best" list. Most of the products in this list have been awarded the coveted "Gizmo's Top" pick award signifying they are the best free product in their class. We've also included some other outstanding products that have impressed our editors with their usefulness and professionalism.

We suggest you browse the whole list at your leisure as you may be surprised what freeware gems you will discover. The pathologically impatient can use the Page Index below.

Caution: Some of these recommendations involve advanced system tasks like cleaning the Windows registry so be sure to backup or image your system first.

What's New

Items added or updated most recently:NewScreen Capture | Partition Manager | Startup Manager | PDF Writer | Music Creation |

Page Index (or click here to view as one huge page)

This list of Best Free Software for Linux now includes 126 applications in 91 categories. To read brief descriptions of the applications, click a page number.

  • Page 1. Introduction / What's New
  • Page 1. Security and Privacy
    Best Free Antivirus for Windows - Avast! Free Antivirus | Microsoft Security Essentials | Panda Cloud Antivirus |
    Best Free Firewall for Windows - Comodo Internet Security |
    Best Free Adware/Spyware/Scumware Remover for Windows - MalwareBytes Anti-Malware |
    Best Free Browser Protection Utility for Windows - Sandboxie |
    Best Free Anonymous Surfing Service for Windows - Cyber Ghost |
    Best Free Software Update Monitor for Windows - Secunia PSI | Software Update Monitor (SUMo) |
    Best Free Trojan Scanner for Windows - ClamTK Virus Scanner |
    Best Free Rootkit Scanner for Windows - KeePassX |
    Best Free HIPS for Windows - Gufw | Firestarter |
    Best Free Site Link Adviser - WOT |
    Best Free Secure DNS - OpenDNS |
    Basic Safe Computing Guides
  • Page 2. Cleanup, Tune and System Utilities
    Best Free File Cleaner for Windows - CCleaner |
    Best Free PC Tune-up Utility for Windows - Glary Utilities |
    Best Free Registry Cleaner for Windows - Wise Registry Cleaner |
    Best Free Disk De-fragmenter for Windows - Auslogics Disk Defrag |
    Best Free Secure Erase Utility for Windows - Eraser |
    Best Free Startup Manager for Windows - WinPatrol |
    Best Free Duplicate File Detector for Windows - Duplicate Cleaner |
    Best Free Disk Space Analyzer for Windows - SpaceSniffer |
    Best Free Program Uninstaller for Windows - Revo Uninstaller |
    Best Free Windows Tweaker - Ultimate Windows Tweaker |
    Best Free System Information Utility for Windows - System Information for Windows (SIW) |
    Best Free Process Viewer for Windows - SystemExplorer |
  • Page 3. File and Desktop Utilities
    Best Free Drive Imaging Software for Windows - Macrium Reflect Free Edition |
    Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility for Windows - PureSync |
    Best Free Backup Software for Windows - Backup Maker |
    Best Free File Manager for Windows - xplorer² lite |
    Best Free File Archiver / Zip Utilities for Windows - PeaZip | File Roller | Ark |
    Best Free File Encryption Utility for Windows - TrueCrypt |
    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows - MiniTool Partition Wizard |
    Best Free File Comparison Utility for Windows - WinMerge |
    Best Free File Copy Utility for Windows - FastCopy |
    Best Free Data Recovery Utility for Windows - Mini Tool Power Data Recovery |
    Best Free File Rename Utility for Windows - File Renamer Basic |
    Best Free File Archive Utility for Windows - 7-Zip |
    Best Free Onscreen Keyboard (Accessibility) for Windows - Click-N-Type |
    Best Free Onscreen Keyboard (Security) for Windows - Neo's SafeKeys |
    Best Free Desktop Search Utility for Windows - Everything |
    Best Free Virtual Desktop Manager for Windows - Dexpot |
    Best Free Program Launcher for Windows - Launchy | Find and Run Robot | Enso | 8Start | Free Launch Bar | RocketDock | Magic Formation |
  • Page 4. Image and Photo
    Best Free Screen Capture Utility for Windows - Screenshot Captor |
    Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Software for Windows - Picturenaut |
    Best Free Digital Image Viewer for Windows - Zoner Photo Studio Free |
    Best Free Digital Image Editor for Windows - LightBox Image Editor | |
    Best Free Paint Program for Windows - Project DogWaffle |
    Best Free CAD Program for Windows - Google Sketchup |
    Best Free Photo Slideshow Software for Windows - Photo Story |
    Best Free Photo Organizer for Windows - FastStone |
  • Page 5. Internet, Email and Networking
    Best Free Web Browser for Windows - Google Chrome | Mozilla Firefox | Opera |
    Best Free Email Client for Windows - Mozilla Thunderbird |
    Best Free Download Manager for Windows - Free Download Manager |
    Best Free BitTorrent Client for Windows - qBittorrent |
    Best Free Remote Access Software for Windows - TeamViewer |
    Best Free HTML Editor for Windows - KompoZer | Netbeans |
    Best Free Web Form Filler or Password Manager for Windows - LastPass |
    Best Free Network Finder for Windows - InSSIDer |
    Best Free Telnet/SSH Terminal Emulator for Windows - Dave's Telnet |
    Best Free FTP Client for Windows - Fire FTP |
  • Page 6. Audio and Video
    Best Free CD / DVD Burning Software for Windows - ImgBurn |
    Best Free Media Player for Windows - PotPlayer | The KMPlayer | VLC Media Player |
    Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Windows - Jaangle | MusicBee |
    Best Free MP3 Tag Editor for Windows - TagScanner |
    Best Free Video Editor for Windows - Avidemux |
    Best Free Audio Editor for Windows - Audacity |
    Best Free Audio & Video Format Conversion for Windows - iWisoft Free Video Converter |
    Best Free Streaming Media Recorder for Windows - Jing |
    Best Free CD & DVD Emulation Software for Windows - Gizmo Drive |
    Best Free Music Creation for Windows - LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio) |
    Best Free DVD Ripper for Windows - HandBrake |
    Best Free CD Ripper for Windows - Exact Audio Copy |
    Best Free Media Centre for Windows - XBMC |
    Best Free Online TV Viewer for Windows - JLC's Internet TV Viewer |
  • Page 7. Office and Productivity
    Best Free PDF Tools for Windows - PDFill PDF Tools |
    Best Free PDF Writer for Windows - Bullzip PDF Printer | PDF24 |
    Best Free PDF Reader/Viewer for Windows - PDF-XChange Viewer |
    Best Free Finance Software for Windows - GnuCash |
    Best Free Office Suite for Windows - LibreOffice |
    Best Free World Clock for Windows - Wim's World Clock |
    Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software for Windows - Legacy Standard |
    Best Free Project Manager for Windows - Open Workbench |
    Best Free Word Processor for Windows - Abiword |
    Best Free Text Editor for Windows - EditPad Lite |
    Best Free Personal Information Manager for Windows - Palm Desktop |
    Best Free Software Suite for Windows - LiberKey |
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