Nowadays, PC has been using for multi-purposes machine. We need a lot of software to get what we want. If we have to buy the software for whatever we want, we may face the financial problem at the end of the day. Then, we may give up using the computer. That’s why freeware and open source community come into this point. So we have to use freeware as alternative of commercial software. But there is another problem for most of the users.

There are tan of freewares for each category all over the internet. Normally, it’s hard to decide which one should be used for users’ requirements, which one is the best fit for the user. That’s why we make a list of the most essential free applications that what we think for every user. Following is the list of freewares that must have in every PC. Note: We don’t mean that the programs listed below are the best of the best. It may be vary upon personal preference and experience. But we can say these are one of the top in a meantime and worth to try.

Anti-Virus : Avira | Download

avira free

First of all, every PC must have anti-virus software. That is the most important software for everyone. We picked Avira as our choice of top anti-virus freeware. It will protect your home PC with real-time protection that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Features :

  • Real-time protection
  • Less false alarm rates
  • Excellent detection rates
  • Simple and easy to follow user interface
  • Best protection against virus, spyware, worms, Trojans and root kit threats
  • Very light on resources usage and runs quietly and efficiently in the background

Alternatives :

Avast | AVG Free | Microsoft Security Essentials

Utilities : Glary Utilities | Download

Galary Utilities

There is a thousand of utility software in the web. It's hard to pick the best one. But we pick the Glary Utilities as our choice because it's easy to use for most user and include all essential modules that utility software should have in one.

Features :

  • 1-Click Maintenance
  • Clean Up & Repair
  • Disk Cleaner, Registry Cleaner, Shoutcuts Fixer, Uninstall Manager
  • Optimize & Improve
  • Start up Manager, Memory Optimizer, Context Menu Manager, Registry Defrag
  • Privacy & Security
  • Tracks Eraser, File Shredder, File Undelete, File Encrypter and Decrypter
  • Files & Folders
  • Disk Analysis, Duplicate Files Finder, Empty Folders Finder, File Splitter and Joiner
  • System Tools
  • Process Manager, Internet Explorer Assistant, Systen Information, Windows Standard Tools

Alternatives :

Argente Utilities | Comodo System Cleaner | WinUtilities (Free Edition)

Partition Manager : MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition | Download

Free Partition Software - MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

Although the software like partition manager is designed for system administrators and advanced users, we would like to add it in our list as normal user also need to manage disk operation such as resize partitions, data recovery and viewing disk properties. Our choice for this kind of freeware is MiniTool Partition Wizard. It has simple and clean interface, easy to navigate menu system and a lot of cool functions and capabilities. It's all-in-one disk partition manager. Normal user can use it quickly and safely and it works on Windows 7 64 bit as well.

Features :

  • Wipe Disk
  • Rebuild MBR
  • Surface Test
  • Make Bootable CD
  • Explore partition
  • View Disk Properties
  • Copy/Move partition/disk
  • Recovery data/disk/partition
  • Disk operations such as create, resize, delete, format, convert, hide etc...

Alternatives :

Partition Manager 11 Free Edition | EASEUS Partition Master (Home Edition) | GParted

Download Manager : Free Download Manager | Download

Free Download Manager

Download Manager is well known type of application among internet users. Internet users always need to download music, movies, applications, games, e-book, images, or other digital contents and want to download faster than browser's default downloader. That's why we have to use download manager in our daily internet activity. There are many free download managers available in the web. Among others, we added Free Download Manager (FDM) to our favorite list since it is very powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free. It’s one of the best applications to manage downloads and a full-featured downloading program. The last but not the least, It is stable and easy to integrate with many popular browsers.

Features :

  • Flash video download support
  • HTTP/FTP/Bit Torrent support
  • Organize, schedule and speed-up downloads
  • Simultaneous multi-part downloads
  • Simultaneous downloading from several mirrors
  • Increase download speed and resume broken downloads
  • Option to turn off computer after downloading has been completed
  • Malicious and mareware alert  before the download starts
  • Support for IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari and many more

Alternatives :

Orbit Downloader | JDownloader | Download Accelerator Manager

Categories : Software
Tags : freeware


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Author : Blue Cloud

Just a normal software developer who love to write code. Developing professional software since 1999. After working in the software industry for many years, I've started my own website to share knowledges and experiences.

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