What are the best free PC programs?

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According to 940 contributors

  • #1
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    Walter Garrett - March 25, 2017

    "Tired of Safari? Don't like microsofts internet program? Google Chrome is the best mobile internet program out there. Safely integrate themes and extensions with this free program and find yourself porting your favorites across all your platforms with a single sign on." Read more

    Comments about "Google Chrome" as one of the best Free pc programs

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      Walter Garrett - March 25, 2017

      "Tired of Safari? Don't like microsofts internet program? Google Chrome is the best mobile internet program out there. Safely integrate themes and extensions with this free program and find yourself porting your favorites across all your platforms with a single sign on."

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      Brandon Ellis - May 9, 2017

      "free internet browser from google"

  • #2
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    Dorothy Delgado - April 18, 2017

    "I've used many different anti-virus programs on various platforms. Being a programmer; security is very important to me. I haven't found a better anti-virus than AVG for use with my PC's. Its completey un-trackable, un-hackable, unbreakable and secures your VPN....honestly what..." Read more

    Comments about "AVG Antivirus" as one of the best Free pc programs

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      Dorothy Delgado - April 18, 2017

      "I've used many different anti-virus programs on various platforms. Being a programmer; security is very important to me. I haven't found a better anti-virus than AVG for use with my PC's. Its completey un-trackable, un-hackable, unbreakable and secures your VPN....honestly what more could you ask for."

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      Jack Kelly - January 13, 2017

      "AVG started as very good product, but it has evolved into software of dubious value. The android app seems like it is packed with things you don't need and exists only to grab revenue from customers and sap the battery life of your phone."

  • #3
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    Janice Cox - February 18, 2017

    "App is what I have been looking for I especially appreciate that it is totally free, has no ads, no in-app-purchases, no spying. Love it." Read more

    Comments about "VLC media player" as one of the best Free pc programs

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      Janice Cox - February 18, 2017

      "App is what I have been looking for I especially appreciate that it is totally free, has no ads, no in-app-purchases, no spying. Love it."

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      Jack Dunn - April 10, 2017

      "The VLC media player is a great help for me that helps me view content. I use it almost everyday to view files I wouldn't normally be able to."

  • #4
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    Patricia Wallace - April 28, 2017

    "Firefox is one of my favorite browsers. If find it to be fast and reliable." Read more

    Comments about "Firefox. Browse Freely" as one of the best Free pc programs

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      Patricia Wallace - April 28, 2017

      "Firefox is one of my favorite browsers. If find it to be fast and reliable."

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      Bryan Mendez - March 16, 2017

      "I like to use free software whenever I can, and Firefox makes the search much easier. Not only is the basic web browser software free, but it gives you access to thousands of high-quality add-ons developed by its open-source community. It's a great jumping off point into a world of free software. "

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    Dennis Cook - March 31, 2017

    "I feel like CCleaner is pretty much necessary at this point to prevent the endless cruft that computers end up filled with. It's reasonably like, it works, and it's surprisingly easy to use considering how powerful it is." Read more

    Comments about "CCleaner for PC and Mac" as one of the best Free pc programs

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      Dennis Cook - March 31, 2017

      "I feel like CCleaner is pretty much necessary at this point to prevent the endless cruft that computers end up filled with. It's reasonably like, it works, and it's surprisingly easy to use considering how powerful it is."

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      Harry Russell - May 20, 2017

      "CCleaner is a really good program for cleaning up those extra files on your pc. I have used it for a while and haven't found anything that works better. It deletes all the temp files and does it pretty quickly. "

  • #6
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    Harry Valdez - June 1, 2017

    "it really helped me out. it keeps my phone free of viruses. " Read more

    Comments about "Bitdefender Security & Antivirus" as one of the best Free pc programs

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      Harry Valdez - June 1, 2017

      "it really helped me out. it keeps my phone free of viruses. "

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      Brenda Walsh - March 22, 2017

      "I never have enough memory on my phone so I especially love that bitdefender runs in the cloud rather than storing lots of antivirus fixes on your phone wich can affect the memory and battery life. That feature alone makes it number one in my opinion."

  • #7
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    Thomas Russell - February 27, 2017

    "i think its a brilliant idea " Read more

    Comments about "Apache OpenOffice" as one of the best Free pc programs

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      Thomas Russell - February 27, 2017

      "i think its a brilliant idea "

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      Russell Black - January 7, 2017

      "I love OpenOffice. I use it all the time. I first downloaded it over a decade ago when it was run by Sun and used to harvest code for their StarOffice suite. I still use it today, instead of Word. I've converted pretty much everyone I work with. It's a bit clunkier than Word, but the money savings are worth it. "

  • #8
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    Frank Thomas - June 24, 2017

    "Gimp allows me to edit image files without having to spend a fortune on a retail program that does the same thing. I have used it on Windows and Linux. Both versions work exceptionally well. " Read more

    Comments about "Gimp" as one of the best Free pc programs

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      Frank Thomas - June 24, 2017

      "Gimp allows me to edit image files without having to spend a fortune on a retail program that does the same thing. I have used it on Windows and Linux. Both versions work exceptionally well. "

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    Crystal Sims - February 3, 2017

    "I love all of the free features offered with Mozilla Thunderbird! Thunderbird helps me so much when sending work emails!" Read more

    Comments about "Thunderbird" as one of the best Free pc programs

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      Crystal Sims - February 3, 2017

      "I love all of the free features offered with Mozilla Thunderbird! Thunderbird helps me so much when sending work emails!"

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      Ronald Schultz - March 20, 2017

      "I found Thunderbird a little underwhelming. With the ability to have all your emails integrated within Googles own services, it seemed that it wasn't really useful for my particular use. I can see it working in an office environment though."

  • #11
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    Pamela Aguilar - March 26, 2017

    "MPC is a great free program that allows you to playback multiple different formats of video and audio files. Save time converting and just play any file you have right now." Read more

    Comments about "Media Player Classic" as one of the best Free pc programs

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      Pamela Aguilar - March 26, 2017

      "MPC is a great free program that allows you to playback multiple different formats of video and audio files. Save time converting and just play any file you have right now."

  • #12
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    Samuel Bennett - February 17, 2017

    "Very helpful and easy to use product. Extremely useful for almost anyone and is easy to use once you are familiar with the controls and options" Read more

    Comments about "Inkscape" as one of the best Free pc programs

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      Samuel Bennett - February 17, 2017

      "Very helpful and easy to use product. Extremely useful for almost anyone and is easy to use once you are familiar with the controls and options"

Summary

Best free PC programs
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Google Chrome Apps 161 Free
2 AVG Antivirus Software 129 Free
3 VLC media player Apps 121 Free
4 Firefox. Browse Freely Apps 107 Free
5 CCleaner for PC and Mac Software 99 Free
6 Bitdefender Security & Antivirus Software 89 Free
7 Apache OpenOffice Software 70 Free
8 Gimp Software 60 Free
9 Audacity Software 46 Free
10 Thunderbird Software 32 Free