Computer software is like bacteria in a bog - it is continually multiplying. Some of it is good, some not so good.

At its best, software represents the creativity of human beings to solve a problem, cause desired applications to run faster and more efficiently, make working on a computer safer, get the best and most reliable results for the least amount of effort. And, in some cases, simply have fun.

This website provides some sources of software in different categories, though we do not claim they are good, bad or indifferent. Visitors must use discretion and caution, especially before downloading. They may want to do as some prudent users do - have a dedicated computer simply for testing out new software.

Our focus is on software that would be of interest to everyday users - not computer geeks.

(Some of the software on the list, especially legacy operating system software, is no longer being developed or supported. However, it exists and is still be used on some older computers.)

 

APPLICATION SOFTWARE

 

ACCOUNTING

AccountingEdge Pro

FreeAgent

Express Accounts

FreshBooks

GNUCash Free Accounting Software

Harvest

Hiveage

Intacct

KashFlow

Kashoo

Less Accounting

Outright

Paychex Accounting Online

QuickBooks/Quicken

Sage One

Simple Invoices

Wave Accounting

WorkingPoint

Xero

Yendo

Zoho Books

 

ARCHITECTURAL/CAD

AllyCAD

ArchAdministrator

ArchiCAD

ArchiOffice

Arcon Evo

AutoCAD

BigTime

BRICSCAD

CADopia 15

Chief Architect

CMS IntelliCAD

ConceptDraw

CorelCAD

Cost Gem

DataCAD

DesignCAD

Easy Blue Print

Edificius

Envisioneer

Form Z

GenieBelt

IronCAD

Newforma PIM Solution

NX

progeCAD

PTC Creo

Punch! ViaCAD

SketchUp Pro

SoftPlan

TurboCAD

WorldflowMax

ZWCAD

 

AUDIO/VIDEO EDITING

Adobe Premiere

Apple Final Cut Pro

Apple iMovie

Audacity

Corel Video Studio

Cyberlink PowerDirector

hd Video Editing

Jahshaka

Jaycut/Jumpcut

Magix Movie Edit

Nero Video

Pinnacle Studio

Sony Movie Studio/Sony Sound Forge Audio

Video Converter

VirtualDub

 

BACKUP

@MAX Syncup

Acronis True Image

AMANDA

Aomei Backupper

Areca

Argentum Backup

Attic

BackupPC

Bacula

Back in Time

Backup4All

BackupAssist

Backup Exec

Box Backup

DAR

DirSync Pro

Double Image Backup

duplicity

Duplicati

FlyBack

Genie Timeline Home

GRBackPro

HP

IBM Tivoli

Image for Windows

luckyBackup

Macrium Reflect

Norton

NovaBACKUP

NTI Backup Now

O&O

obnam

Paragon Backup & Recovery

Shadow Protect

star

StorageCraft

Syncthing

Time Machine

Todo Backup

TurboBackup

Unison

 

BUSINESS/ENTERPRISE

1ClickBusiness

abas ERP

Accurants

Atemis

AuraPortal

BizAutomation

BizClip

Blazedesk

Booker

Brightpearl

Business Comet

Canopy

Copper

Crossroads

DBX

e-manage One

Express Invoice

FlexiServer

Front Desk

iBE.net

Inventoria

Kohezion

Merlin

mHelpDesk

MINDBODY

Modulus

NetSuite

Odoo

Office Toolkit

OfficeBooks

OneSoft Connect

Ornavi

Osmos Cloud

Planner Dale

Podbox

Powermemo

Results CRM

Servora

Shinebox

Simplifyd

Snappli Mobile Apps

Snapforce Business Management

Standard ERP

Steamleader

The Better Software

Quick Business Manager

Winward System Five

Worketc.

WorkStraight

Wrike

 

BUSINESS CARDS 

Avery

Business Card Designer

Business Card Maker

CardWorks

HP Creative Studio/Marketsplash

VistaPrint

 

CLIP ART

 

DATABASE

MSAccess

Oracle

 

DESKTOP PUBLISHING

Adobe InDesign

AnyFlip

Apple Pages

Calamus

Canva

Corel Ventura

Design and Print

First Publisher

FlipB

IHDP

inPage

iStudio Publisher

LyX

Maul Publisher

OpenOffice

PageMaker

PagePlus

PageStream

Print Artist

Print Master

Print Shop

Printworks

Publlisher

QuarkXPress

RagTime

Ready,Set, Go!

Scribus

Slide HTML

Swift Publisher

VivaDesigner

 Xara Page & Layout

 

EDUCATIONAL

Britannica

Encarta

Google Earth

MATLAB

NASA World Wind

 

FLOW CHARTS

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 

GAME CREATION

 

GAMES

To list all of the gaming software would require a dedicated website (hey, you never know...may be the next project), but we have listed a few all-time favorites (some amongst bored  and naughty office employees).

Candy Crush

Counter-Strike

Diablo

Grand Theft Auto

Hearts

Minecraft

Solitaire 

Starcraft

The Sims

World of Warcraft

....the list goes on....and on....and on!

 

GENEALOGY/FAMILY HISTORY

 

GREETING CARDS

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

Adobe Illustrator

Coreldraw

 

MEDICAL SOFTWARE

 

MULTIMEDIA

Real Player

Media Player

 

PDF

 

PERFORMANCE

 

PERSONAL FINANCE

MoneyLine

 

PHOTO EDITING

ACDsee Pro 9

Adobe Photoshop/Photoshop Elements

Corel PaintShop Pro/PhotoImpact

Cyberlink PhotoDirector Ultra

Fotor

GIMP

Google Nik Collection

Irfan View

On1 Effects 10 Free

Paint.NET

Photolightning

Photopad

PhotoScape

Pixlr

Serif PhotoPlus

Studio Ninja

Sumo Paint

Vintager

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

Zoner Photo Studio

 

PRESENTATION

Express Points

Microsoft Powerpoint

 

SCRAPBOOK 

 

SECURITY

 

SIMULATION

 

SPEECH RECOGNITION

 

SUITES

Adobe Creative Suite

Microsoft Office

OpenOffice

Sony Audio Master Suite

 

SPREADSHEET

Apple Numbers

Lotus 1-2-3

Microsoft Excel

 

TAX 

 

TECHNICAL CONTENT

Adobe FrameMaker

 

TYPING

 

WEB BROWSERS

Avant

Brave

Chromium

Comodo Dragon

Dillo

Dooble

ELinks

GNU IceCat

iCab

Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge

Google Chrome

K-Meleon

Konqueror

Links

Lunascape

Lynx

Maxthon

Midori

Mozilla Firefox

NetSurf

OmniWeb

Opera

Opera Mobile

Pale Moon

Polarity

QupZilla

Rekong

Roccat Browser

Safari

Seamonkey

Sleipnir

SRWare Iron

surf

Torch Browser

Vivaldi

Web

w3m

Yandex Browser

 

WORD PROCESSING

Notepad

MS-Word

WordPad

 

 

SYSTEM SOFTWARE

 

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Android

Apache

Chrome OS

DOS

eComStation

FreeDOS

Haiku

Linux

Mac OS X

Microsoft Windows

OS/2

ReactOS

SkyOS

SteamOS

Syllable

UNIX