Useful Free Software

The software presented on this page has proven useful for everyday work. This list cannot be complete, and it does not want to be. Instead, it is a variety of free (or even open source / OSS) software which can replace widely used commercial products regarding functionality and usability. Additions and requests are always welcome.


Chemistry

  program use replacement for OS license
1 Marvin Sketch chemical drawing, converter, utilities ChemDraw 111 Freeware
1 ACD ChemSketch chemical drawing ChemDraw windows.png1 Freeware
1 Avogadro 3D molecule editor, Gaussian frontend HyperChem (im Aufbau) windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 Jmol visualization, 3D animationen, Povray-Frontend - windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 POV-Ray raytracing (molecule rendering) - windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 QtiPlot data ananalysis and plotting Origin windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 nmrdb.org NMR prediction ChemOffice windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png Website

Office

  program use replacement for OS license
1 LibreOffice office suite MS Office windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 PDF Xchange Editor PDF reader, editor, printer Adobe Reader windows.pngwinehq.png Freeware
1 JabRef reference manager EndNote windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 MiKTeX LaTeX distribution - windows.png OSS
1 TeXnic Center LaTeX editor - windows.png OSS
1 Calibre e-book library, editor, converter Kindle, Adobe Digital Editions windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS

Utilities

  program use replacement for OS license
1 Total Commander file manager Windows Explorer windows.png Shareware
1 7zip compression - windows.png OSS
1 Geany text editor UltraEdit windows.png linux.png OSS
1 Notepad ++ text editor UltraEdit windows.png OSS
1 Cygwin linux commands on windows - windows.png OSS
adoptopenjdk AdoptOpenJDK (Java Runtime Environment) java runtime - windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 KeePassXC password management - windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS

Internet

  program use replacement for OS license
1 OwnCloud file synchronization Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 Google Chrome browser Internet Explorer windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 Mozilla Firefox browser Internet Explorer windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 Mozilla Thunderbird mail client MS Outlook windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 gpg4win PGP mail encryption - windows.png OSS
1 Filezilla FTP / SFTP client - windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS

Graphics

  program use replacement for OS license
1 Inkscape vector drawing Corel Draw etc. windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 Gimp photo editor Photoshop, PhotoPaint etc. windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 XnView image viewer, converter - windows.png mac.png linux.png Freeware
1 IrfanView image viewer, converter - windows.png Freeware

Multimedia

  program use replacement for OS license
1 VLC Media Player media player Windows Media Player etc. windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 Avidemux simple video editor - windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 TV Browser TV guide - windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS
1 EasyTAG media file tagging - windows.pnglinux.pngmac.png OSS

Freie Betriebssysteme für den Desktop-Einsatz

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