OS / Base
Light weight feature rich text editor.
Security software to encrypt and protect personal and confidential files.
One the best dictionary application. It can be loaded with dictionary files for complete offline use.
Remote viewer similar to remote desktop or vnc to connect to non-public (home systems) from anywhere.
e-book management software. Can also convert books to various formats.
Free mind mapping software.
The best packet sniffing and analysis tool.
Software for developing both command line and GUI applications.
Utility to clean the system. Removes all unnecessary files, unrequired language files, logs, application temp files.
Best compression codec and software.
Cross platform note taking application.
A program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
A free office suite that includes a word processor, presentation creator and spreadsheet program.
A tool to create various diagrams quickly.
Makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day.
Cross-platform image editor.
A good password manager.
Utility for connecting to SSH/RDP/VNC/Citrix ICA/HTTPS Servers.
A very light weight text editor similar to notepad.
Text editor with syntax highlighting and support for large files.
Wrapper on wine along with an easy menu to select a number of windows based software for installation on Linux.
Wrapper on wine with pre-packaged applications for Mac. Can also be used to package applications for Mac.