Download Open - Best Software & Apps

  • PDF Download

    for Firefox per Firefox 3.0.0.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Choose how to open PDF files in Firefox for free

    8
    2572 votes
    • PROS: Reduces risk of Firefox crashing due to PDFs, Shows you the size of PDF files before downloading, Completely free
    • CONS: Sometimes crashes when opening PDFs
  • WinZip

    23

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    If "zipping" has made it to the dictionary, WinZip is to blame

    7
    3926 votes
    • PROS: Quick and easy compressions, Supports the use of passwords, Share via Facebook and email, It can create self-extracting files
    • CONS: Improved compatibility, Only compresses into ZIP format
  • GIMP

    2.10.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open source image editor gets even better

    7
    8607 votes
    • PROS: Multiplatform, Powerful image editing tools, Lots of interface tweaks to make it newbie friendly, Single-window mode, Powerful free image editing program
    • CONS: Can't view multiple items in single-window mode, Not many included automated features
  • MySQL

    5.6.36

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take Your Database Open Source with MySQL

    6
    793 votes
    • PROS: Free open source databases., Massively flexible and multi-platform., Used by some of the largest sites out there.
    • CONS: Heavily dependent on add-ons
  • Hola Free VPN

    (Accelerator & Unblocker) 1.8.108

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Browse the open internet without borders

    9
    293 votes
    • PROS: Unlimited VPN, Browse the global internet freely
    • CONS: Hola accesses your Wifi and cellular data for its own use, Not safe when accessing certain content
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open PowerPoint PPT files without Powerpoint

    7
    2284 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to open PowerPoint files for free, Supports all files from PowerPoint 97 onwards
    • CONS: Doesn't allow you to edit files, Installation takes a while, Only opens in full screen mode
  • Virtual Router Manager

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free, open source router for PCs running Windows 7 and 8

    7
    352 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Perfect for non-experts, View wifi connections
    • CONS: Not compatible with XP or Vista, Absolutely no options
  • ClipGrab

    3.2.0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Fast open source video downloader and converter

    7
    533 votes
    • PROS: Simple and fast downloads, Converts videos
    • CONS: Not integrated with web browser
  • Word Writer for Microsoft Office Open Office

    1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    A free program for mac, by Yi Yang

    9
    9 votes
    • Chromium

      2018

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A Stability Update for Your Open-Source Browser

      9
      233 votes
      • PROS: Simple browser and looks more secure, Updated, lag-free version
      • CONS: Quantity of apps could be a problem, Connectivity issues could arise
    • LibreOffice

      6.0.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A great open source alternative to Microsoft Office

      7
      1977 votes
      • PROS: Open Source, Complete office productivity suite, Compatible with Microsoft Office
      • CONS: It takes time to learn certain advanced features
    • Adobe Camera Raw

      7.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Open and edit RAW images in Photoshop

      7
      486 votes
      • PROS: Compatible with all RAW formats, Includes many editing tools, Real-time preview, Support for snapshots and custom presets
      • CONS: Requires Photoshop CS5
    • Kodi

      17.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      Mac

      Powerful media player and entertainment hub

      7
      962 votes
      • PROS: Looks great from the start, Quick navigation, Use it to view photos, videos and listen to music, Lots of skins, Stream video over a network with ease
      • CONS: Takes some time to customize, Navigation may feel unintuitive at first
    • GIMP

      2.10.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Open source image editor gets even better

      6
      774 votes
      • PROS: Multiplatform, Powerful image editing tools, Lots of interface tweaks to make it newbie friendly, Single-window mode, FINALLY runs natively on the Mac
      • CONS: Can't view multiple items in single-window mode, Not many included automated features
    • Forza Horizon 3

      Standard Edition

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A massive open world racing experience

      9
      594 votes
      • PROS: Design your own racing event throughout Australia, then challenge your friends!, Choose from 350 different cars of all types and body types, Extremely high production value, AAA game
      • CONS: This is not a free game, expect to pay full retail price
    • Blender

      2.79b

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Truly amazing modeling, animation and rendering

      7
      1549 votes
      • PROS: Incredible variety of features, Extensive online help, Non-overlapping interface
      • CONS: Aimed at advanced users, Sheer degree of variety is overwhelming
    • Free XLSX Viewer

      1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An Excel file viewer for people who don’t have Excel

      8
      62 votes
      • PROS: Views Excel files properly, Quick install
      • CONS: Can edit but not save, Cannot open any other filetype
    • Open Broadcaster Software

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

      8
      95 votes
      • PROS: Great free software with all the bells and whistles of a paid program, Support for Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and other popular services, Huge library of plugins all available for free, along with the source code, on GitHub
      • CONS: Open source usually means slower releases for newer operating systems and hardware. Expect to have less up to date support
    • OpenAL

      2.0.7.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An Open Audio Library With Amazing Positional Audio

      6
      297 votes
      • PROS: Simulating attenuation is very clever, Employing the Doppler Effect is impressive, Amazing at creating positional sound
      • CONS: There are some proprietary programs that are better, The current version is not open source, It works on 15 operating systems but it should work on more
    • F-Droid

      0.76

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      An open-source alternative to the Play Store

      8
      93 votes
      • PROS: Good selection of apps, No need to log in, Free apps, Various versions of apps, Built-in search, Shows apps compatible with your device
      • CONS: Not as varied as Google Play, No screenshots of apps
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