Evesham & District

Free Software

Our Favourite Free PC Software
With so much good free software that does the basics, it is often hard to justify the purchase of commercial software for the extra bells and whistles that you may never use. The list below is just our local experiences. Up to date additions to this list are welcomed. Unfortunately some good free software eventually gets infected with spam or commercialised and needs to be removed from the list. Let us know if you spot any instances of this.
Some sites have free and paid for options on the same page. Check you click the right one!

Always run the downloaded file through your virus checker before installing. Also check up to date reviews for any reported problems with new versions,

Office (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, slide presentations etc)
Libre Office
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Photo Editing
(from simple to comprehensive)
Irfanview
https://www.irfanview.com/
Faststone
https://www.faststone.org/
Gimp
https://www.gimp.org/

DVD Player and Recorder
VLC
https://www.videolan.org/

CD and DVD Burning
Burning Studio Free
https://www.ashampoo.com/

Video Editing
Shotcut
https://shotcut.org/download/

Audio Recording and Editing
Audacity
https://www.audacityteam.org/

Home Accounts
Microsoft Money Sunset Edition
https://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/

Password Safe
Keepass
https://keepass.info

File Backup
Alwaysync
https://allwaysync.com/

Hard Disk Backup
Easus todo
https://www.easeus.com/

Hard Disk Cleanup
Ccleaner
https://www.ccleaner.com/

Cloud Storage
Microsoft One Drive
https://onedrive.live.com/
Google Drive
https://www.google.com/drive/
Dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com/install

Email Clients
Mozilla Thunderbird
https://www.thunderbird.net/
EM Client
https://www.emclient.com/

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Windscribe
https://windscribe.com/download
Opera (an Internet Search Engine with a VPN option built in)
https://www.opera.com/