Editors’ Pick : The best free software 2018

Antivirus


Avast Free Antivirus :
Packed with the largest threat-detection network, machine-learning virus protection, easy password management and home network security that won’t slow down your PC.

Audio


Audacity :
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.

Browsers


Google Chrome :
Chrome is designed to be fast in every possible way. It’s quick to start up from your desktop, loads web pages in a snap and runs web applications lightning fast.

Compression


7-Zip :
7-Zip is a free and open-source file archiver with a high compression ratio to help you extract compressed files and create your own compressed files in several different formats.

Disk


Burn4Free :
You can copy and backup burner data with only 2 clicks. Copy data and audio from different files types (WAV, FLAC, WavPack, WMA, M3U (mp3 winamp compilation) , MP3, MP2, MP1 OGG and CDA, cd audio tracks).

Developer


Notepad++ :
Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Equipped with Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding.

Drivers


Desktop



Fileshare


WinSCP :
WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, FTP client, WebDAV client, S3 client and SCP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.

Games


Message


WhatsApp Web :
Quickly send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer.

Photo


Paint.NET :
Paint.NET is image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

Performance


CCleaner :
Inject instant speed into your machine by removing the unnecessary files taking up room on your hard drive. Clear out errors and broken settings to improve stability. Boost your browser and help protect your privacy by securely erasing tracking cookies and history.

Productivity


LibreOffice :
LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.

Security


Malwarebytes :
Proactive protection against malware, ransomware, and other dangerous threats on what is becoming everyone’s most popular computer.

Video


OpenShot Video Editor :
OpenShot Video Editor is easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor.