Freeware utilities are basically different types of software that is made to make working on your PC easier for you. No matter if it is monitoring or analyzing certain features – utilities will do it for you. There’s an endless number of different utilities you can choose from. But what are the ones you should definitely take a look at? This is something you’ll find out in the following article.
Gizmo’s Best is back with another list
Gizmo has made quite an impact on the internet with his list of “The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities”. Joke’s on you – more and more utilities were added, to the point the list had the potential to become endless, as it was updated regularly. With Gizmo retiring, the updates of the list had come to a stop.
It is clear that this list never ceased to help people in terms of optimizing their PC experience with the help of the utilities listed. In fact, this list drew the attention of more than 80,000 people per day. So, another list is needed. But this time it’s not going to be endless, but rather a guide to the utilities that you need to take a lot at. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best utilities for your PC. Don’t worry: they will be categorized to help you find what you’re looking for.
Freeware utilities – the list
Free utilities can save your life. Not literally – but also kind of. So here’s the long-awaited list of freeware utilities.
Free PC Cleaner
Let’s be honest: your PC is fully of different kinds of files you simply don’t use. Sometimes even temporary files get saved and remain on your hard disk, without you noticing. And honestly – these files sum up. You’ll notice a significant difference in terms of how well your PC works if you remove all of these files regularly.
CCleaner has dominated the list of free PC cleaners for quite a while now. The fact that it’s very easy to use and has room for lots of different settings is simply amazing. You can get rid of all files that take up space on your hard disk without any problems. There’s not really anything that can go wrong, because the tool either gets rid of all files or just selected ones.
Other Great and Free PC Cleaners
- Advanced SystemCare
- Windows Slimmer
Free Antivirus Software
Being online so much comes with certain threats. The problem: you’re not really aware of the threats lingering on websites. This is why you need a solid antivirus software that alarms you before the damage has been made. After all, it’s not that easy to get rid of malware and viruses on your computer.
Bitdefender offers everything you need to browse the internet safely. It doesn’t only protect you against malware but also ransomware, Trojans and crypto-jacking. With most of the threats covered, you don’t have to worry about them anymore. On top of the great protection, Bitdefender is also fast and scores with a clean user-interface.
Other Free Antivirus Software
- Microsoft Defender
Free HTML Editor
HTML editors are essential for website-building. With these editors, you can structure your website as you wish. It is possible to add many kinds of elements that will improve your site.
Grab a cup of coffee and get started – or something along those lines. Jokes aside, but CoffeeCup is perfect for beginners. After all, not everyone can have basic knowledge about HTML. If you still want to build a website, CoffeeCup is the perfect tool for you. As a beginner, you can rely on the tool’s tutorials and its forum. It is easy to get started with website-building if you use CoffeeCup.
Other Free HTML Editors
- Komodo Edit
- Visual Studio Code
Free Pop-up Blocker
Nothing is more annoying than being bombarded by pop-ups when you actually just want to get one piece of information. Luckily, there are many tools that will block these pop-ups for you. However, you should always consider disabling for the blocker for certain websites that you enjoy going to. After all, ads are essential for them.
AdBlock is the most reliable tool when it comes to pop-up blocking. With this tool being active, there are no longer a dozen of ads. A huge plus is the fact that AdBlock also keeps companies from tracking your internet activity. Considering that ads slow down the loading time of websites, you will be able to surf faster with a pop-up blocker.
Other Pop-up Blocker
- Privacy Badger
- Ad Muncher
Free Partition Software
Yes – partitions can be very useful. With a partition software, it is possible to divide your hard disk into different “sections”. These “sections” will be looked at independently by your PC. You can imagine these sections acting like an entirely different hard drive, so your PC technically consists of several hard drives if you perform a partition. But why even bother? Firstly, a partitioned hard drive always means a better organization of your files. You can, for example, use one “section” for your operating system, while the other is for your important programs. Plus, backups are way easier.
This is especially useful in case there is a malware attack. With the different hard drives having been created, the malware has difficulties infecting every single one of them. This means that fewer data gets a) lost and b) infected in general. So a malware infection is not that severe anymore, though it still requires action.
MiniTool Partition Wizard
The MiniTool Partition Wizard offers everything you need. With this software, you can easily format, delete, merge or even copy partitions, meaning it covers the basics of partition. However, the tool has another feature, as it allows you to recover recently deleted or even lost partitions.
Other Partition Software
- AOMEI Partition Assistant SE
- Active@ Partition Manager
- Cute Partition Manager
- Paragon Partition Manager
Free Data Recovery Software
One wrong click and your files are gone. But are they really gone? The answer is no. Your files are always saved on your hard drive in one way or another, just waiting to be recovered. Thus, deleting something accidentally isn’t as bad as it sounds. However, you still need the right tools for it because you won’t be able to recover them just like that. You can consider this type of tool one of the must-haves on this list of freeware utilities.
Disk Drill Data Recovery
With Disk Drill Data Recovery, you can benefit from the very good user-interface. The layout is simple and self-explaining, making it easy to recover lost files. So, within a few clicks you can relax again, because your files are back.
Other Data Recovery Software
- EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
- DiskInternals Uneraser
- MiniTool Power Data Recovery
Free Screen Capture Software
As human beings work more than ever on their PCs, screen capturing has become essential. Especially for home-office work it’s a must-have tool. Does your co-worker want a screenshot of the project you are working on? No problem! Screen capture software makes this possible.
PicPick is an all-rounder. You have the option to not only take screenshots of, for example, a certain document, but also any other place. The screen capturing runs very smoothly and works reliably. After that, you can edit the images or add different effects. There are even graphic design-like features you can use, as for example a pixel ruler.
Other Screen Capture Software
- OBS Studio
- Free Cam
More freeware utilities
There are endless options of freeware utilities you can choose from. While some have been categorized in this article, it isn’t possible to mention every single one. That’s why here’s a list of more – and also random – freeware utilities you should check out.
- Ninja Download Manager
- Spiceworks Inventory
- Bulk Renamer
- Google Photos
- PDF to Text Converter
- Ram Monitor Gadget
- Screen Reader
- Video Converter
- VLC Player
- Burn Studio
- HTML Stripper
- Password Generator
- OCR Reader
- PDF Reader
- Voice Changer
There are plenty of freeware utilities
Hopefully, this overview of different freeware utilities has helped you. It is far from being an endless list, and rather focuses on the most important freeware utilities. Enjoy!