Open Source Recommendations

Google Chrome Web Browser

Still the best and fastest web browser
https://www.google.com/chrome/

Libre Office Word Excel Clones

Not as good a MS Office but works well
https://www.libreoffice.org/

MPC-BE Movie Video Audio Player

Lightweight, plays any audio or video file type
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mpcbe/

Handbreak Video Encoder Converter

I still can’t believe this software is free
https://handbrake.fr/

AOMEI Backupper Hard Drive Backup

Backup hard drive or clone entire computer
https://www.ubackup.com/

Virtual Box Multiple Operating Systems

Run older or other OS’s inside Windows
https://www.virtualbox.org/

HWiNFO64 Analyze Your PC Hardware

View All Your Hardware Real Time Displays
https://www.hwinfo.com/download/

MakeMKV DVD & BluRay Movie Backup

Free 30 days, powerful easy movie archiving
https://www.makemkv.com/download/

Burn Aware CD/DVD/BluRay Burning

Full-featured free Windows burning software
https://www.burnaware.com/index.html

Open Shot Video Editor Converter

Not the best but it is of the free video editors
https://www.openshot.org/

CopyTrans iPhone Music Manager

CopyTrans is a great alternative to iTunes
https://www.copytrans.net/..manager/

Telegram Instant Chat Messenger

One of the more secure ways to chat
Windows:  https://desktop.telegram.org/
Others:  https://www.telegram.org/apps

Inkscape Drawing Sketch Paint

Well designed doodler to draw a masterpiece
https://inkscape.org/

Krita Painting Illustrations Editor

Painting illustration, best with a pen pad
https://krita.org/en/

Gimp Photograph Edit Manipulation

Over 25 years in development and open source
https://www.gimp.org/

Blue Griffin Website Design Code Edit

Little buggy but my favorite free html editor
http://www.bluegriffon.org/

Blender 3D Animation Video Editor

Not the easiest but the best for free 3D
https://www.blender.org/

Unity Game Development Design

Time consuming but wow what can be done
https://unity.com/

qBittorrent File Share Download

Open source software created by volunteers
    **Only download files from trusted sources
https://www.qbittorrent.org/

FileZilla FTP File Server & Client

Free FTP File Server and FTP User Client
https://filezilla-project.org

Team Viewer Remote Desktop

Small pop up ad after use, but works very well
https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/

Sublime Text Code Editor

Text editor for code, markup, and more
https://www.sublimetext.com/

USA Weather Radars

A little older and of my own design but I use it
https://usaradars.com/welcome.html

Know something better?

Although I do a lot of research and have tried a lot of software, I don’t claim to know all.  If you think I missed something that’s better or newer, please contact me and let me know!

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