List of freeware

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Freeware is software that is available for use at no monetary cost or for an optional fee,[1] but usually (although not necessarily) closed source with one or more restricted usage rights. Freeware is in contrast to commercial software, which is typically sold for profit, but might be distributed for a business or commercial purpose in the aim to expand the marketshare of a "premium" product. Popular examples of closed-source freeware include Adobe Reader, Free Studio and Skype.

3D artistry[edit]

Administration[edit]

Backup[edit]

Remote access[edit]

System monitoring and benchmarking[edit]

Tweaking and configuration[edit]

Audio tools[edit]

Authoring (CD and DVD writing)[edit]

Communications and messengers[edit]

Mobile phone[edit]

Compression[edit]

Decompression[edit]

Data recovery[edit]

Desktop plug-ins[edit]

Download software[edit]

Email[edit]

Emulators[edit]

Main article: List of emulators

File management[edit]

Fractal generators[edit]

Games[edit]

Image manipulation[edit]

Image viewers[edit]

Main article: List of image viewers

Information[edit]

Maintenance[edit]

Media manipulation and creation[edit]

Media players and media centers[edit]

Medical[edit]

Office suite[edit]

Main article: List of office suites

PDF and printing[edit]

Main article: List of PDF software

Productivity[edit]

Programming[edit]

Security[edit]

Antivirus[edit]

Simulators[edit]

Virtual machine[edit]

Discontinued[edit]

Text editors[edit]

Typeface software[edit]

Further information: List of freeware type designers

Web browsers[edit]

Main article: List of web browsers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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