Who said the best things in life come for free? They do, check out my favourite FREEWARE list below. The list is built of applications and tools that I am using or I have deployed. While many alternatives may exist, these are the ones that do the job for me. There is no such thing as a free lunch, so you will need to tolerate some advertising or constraints in functionality. If you are willing to ‘pay that price’, you have a good deal. Enjoy the free ride!

Virus and Spam Protection

Backup Tools

  • FreeFileSync is a FREE backup and file synchronisation tool that works well for MacOS.
  • KeePassX is a FREE password manager that works well for MacOS.

System Cleaning and Filing Tools

  • Dr. Cleaner is a FREE system optimization tool that works well for MacOS.
  • Dr. Unarchiver is a FREE file compression tool that works well for MacOS.
  • FileZilla is a FREE file transfer client and server that works well for MacOS

Media Library and Conversion Tools

  • VLC is a FREE media player with great video codec support that works well for MacOS
  • calibre is an ebook management tool that works well for MacOS
  • Mixxx is free, open source DJ software that works well for MacOS
  • iTunes is a FREE (discontinued) mediaplayer and library tool that works well for MacOS

Remote Assistance Tools

  • TeamViewer is a FREE Remote Assistance Client that works well for Windows XP, Vista and 7 to 10 and MacOS

Note: check out my posts on Remote Assistance support

Browsers

  • Safari is a FREE web browser that is offered by default on MacOS and works well.
    • Ghostery Lite is a FREE web browser extension for Safari to block tracking.
    • DuckDuckGo is a FREE web browser search engine for Safari for better privacy.
  • Mozilla Firefox is a FREE web browser that works well for MacOS.
  • Google Chrome is a FREE web browser that works well for MacOS.

MacOS Best of Breed (Freeware) Software
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