While surfing through different websites I came across various software’s that are an amazing alternative to the paid software’s. I was looking for some free alternative for the software’s that I use. So I came across some of the best free windows software for daily use.

This article is all about the best free windows software that you should be using in 2017. The list of best free software’s has been created keeping in mind the different usages of the software’s and no software have similar functionality.

So below are the top 5 picks for free windows software that are the best free alternative to their paid competitor.

Top 5 free windows software that you should be using right now.

AVG Antivirus

The first software I will be suggesting in the list is AVG antivirus. AVG is free software which does a very good job when it comes to security. And it’s not me saying this AVtest an independent IT security institute runs different security test and ranks these software’s based on various criteria. As you can see AVG and Avast both are on the top of the list. But as performance of the software is tested, AVG does a better job.

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Notepad ++

The second software in the list is notepad++. Notepad is the software that comes with your windows OS, but the software has very limited functionality. Notepad++ is an extended and a better version of notepad. It has various features like functions highlighting, different tabs option etc. notepad++ might not have complex features like the one in sublime text or other editors used by developers. But it is a good tool to get started with.

OBS project

The third software in the list is obs project. OBS which stands for open broadcast software is a Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. One of the best free screen recorder out there. OBS software has various features for smooth sync of the live stream and has live stream options of twitch, YouTube etc.

Hitfilm 4

The fourth software in the list is Hitfilm 4. There are many video editors out there but not all of them are free. Hitfilm is one of the best free video editor and visual effects creator. This software is great if you are into video editing and stuff. It is one of the best free alternative to Windows movie maker. Hitfilm 4 has some of the most amazing effects and editing options to offer on their free software.


The last and the final software in the list is GIMP. GIMP is a free open source cross-platform image editor. Gimp is one of the best free alternative to Photoshop. Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done.

This was a small list of free apps for windows user. There are ton of other amazing free software windows that you can use. There are obviously many other free windows software’s that we have not mentioned in the list, but will introduce in further article.

These were some of the free windows app we felt worth mentioning. There are many other free windows tool and free windows software, but they will be mentioned in the future article. Hope this post was helpful. If you have any other free windows software that you think is worth mentioning then let us know in the comment section below.


Hey, I am Chetan Poojari the founder of Geeksla. I work as a Product Manager and also an Online Content Creator. A travel and tech junkie who writes articles to simplify complex things.

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