What are the best free PC programs?

  • #1
    WG
    Written on March 25, 2017
    Walter Garrett
    "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."
  • #2
    DD
    Written on April 18, 2017
    Dorothy Delgado
    "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."
  • #3
    JD
    Written on April 10, 2017
    Jack Dunn
    "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
    CL
    Written on September 12, 2017
    Carol Lynch
    "There are a few browsers that always hit the top of the popularity lists, and Firefox is definitely one of the big names. It's a great browser, and not only for just browsing. If you're a frontend developer, their dev tools are really extensive and extremely useful. The look and feel is a little more quick and breezy than other browsers, and it's no memory hog like some of the other big names. If you're a Chrome person, you should try it just for a day and see if it doesn't make you want to switch!"
  • #5
    JH
    Written on July 16, 2017
    Johnny Hanson
    "CCleaner honestly does a great job in helping me with my problems finding free PC programs that have certain utility functions. It helps you remove temporary and unnecessary files, and it boosts your performance by a noticeable amount. It's one of the first programs I install on a fresh machine. Be sure to review the settings before you use it though - you might not want to delete certain browser and Windows Explorer-related data that it recommends you remove by default."
  • #6
    BW
    Written on March 22, 2017
    Brenda Walsh
    "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
    RB
    Written on January 7, 2017
    Russell Black
    "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
    RC
    Written on April 9, 2017
    Russell Cole
    "If you're like me and cringe at the cost of photoshop, then Gimp is a great alternative. It has all the necessities to make great digital artwork and images, try it out before making the photoshop plunge!"
  • #9
    HW
    Written on April 20, 2017
    Heather Woods
    "Audacity is one of the best sound programs I have ever used. It is so easy to manipulate a track in this interface and I doubt I will ever use a different program."
  • #10
    BT
    Written on September 12, 2017
    Benjamin Torres
    "Mozilla Thunderbird is a mail client that makes life so much easier. You can incorporate all your various emails into one inbox. You can also send very large files that a lot of accounts can't like Yahoo. It really simplifies your email work and saves you time."
  • #11
    PA
    Written on March 26, 2017
    Pamela Aguilar
    "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
    SB
    Written on February 17, 2017
    Samuel Bennett
    "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"
  • #13
    KCleaner
    Software

    Windows

    Free - $14.99

    s
    Written on August 21, 2017
    sory
    "KCleaner is designed to be the most efficient Hard Disk cleaner, tracking every useless byte in order to give you all the ressources you may need for your documents, music, pictures, movies, etc… It is the first product of this kind featuring a full automatic mode, which works in background so that you don’t have to care about when to launch it. As a proof of its efficiency, it often finds up to many Gb not even seen by its competitors so… give KCleaner a try ! And if data security is something you are interested in, you’ll love the secured file deletion methods proposed by KCleaner, making deleted files unrecoverable by any known mean. Features Detects and cleans temporary and useless files (cache, unused setup files…) Automatic mode working in background Secured file deletion method Expert mode: let users control any file deletion done by KCleaner Internationalization support"

Summary

Best free PC programs
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Google Chrome Software 161 Free
2 AVG Antivirus Software 129 Free
3 VLC media player Software 121 Free
4 Mozilla Firefox Software 107 Free
5 CCleaner 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