The best free PC software of 2016

Posted By Jennifer Hand on Aug 18, 2016 |


Every PC needs a good software. No matter how strong your PC is, if you don’t have an adequate software, you won’t be able to do what you had in mind, or even bring your PC to use its full power. It goes back and forth of course. Some programs can be so demanding an average PC couldn’t even come close to running them.

So, if you don’t have a specific software¬† in mind, but you want to equip your PC with the best there is, without spending money, of course, here is our list:

  1. Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a web browser. You need one to surf the internet. Every PC has a built-in browser, which ironically, is the worst of them all. So, if you want a fast browser to match your surfing speed and needs, choose this one.

A specific feature that Chrome has unlike any other web browser is that if one of your opened tabs crashes it won’t bring down all the others.

This is possible because each tab works in a specific memory space and it’s awesome if you have a good PC, however, if your PC is less than average, you might want to look for an alternative since this one uses a lot of RAM.

  1. LibreOffice

libre-office4Microsoft office is, of course, the best package you can get, but it costs money. The best free alternative is LibreOffice. It is compatible with all Microsoft formats, and it has an alternative for each of Microsoft’s components.

It has its flaws of course. Occasionally crashes and it’s highly polished, but you get used to it over time.

  1. Antivirus Avira

Avira_LogoIf you want to be protected from malware, but don’t want to spend any money, this is the go to Antivirus. It works wonders when it comes to preventing potentially harmful files from entering your PC from either internet or disks/USBs.

It also works great at exposing the ones you had previous to installing Avira.

The most important thing about Avira though is that it passed the Antivirus test with 100 percent detection rate.

  1. Gimp

gimp-logo 1This is the best free photo editor. Its full name is GMU Image Manipulation Program and aside from editing photos it can do any kind of photo manipulation, create logos, resize photos for the internet and so on.

  1. Audacity

audacity_logo_r_450wide_whitebgIf you love music and would love to edit something by yourself without paying lots of money for a high-end equipment, this is the software for you. It can reduce hiss and noise, and it’s amazing for tweaking audio levels and for performing basic equalization.

This software can also convert audio files to different formats.

  1. PotPlayer

A software which allows you to watch videos. Now, there are lots of others, so why is this one our number one pick?

Well, first of all, it’s slightly more stable than other players. It already comes with OpenCodec support and numerous other codecs, plus, it can clean up video rips.