Productivity and Creativity Software

  • Adobe
    Expansive library of top-tier development and creativity applications. - Also see: Adobe Spark, Photoshop Express
  • Audacity
    Free, easy-to-use audio editor with robust recording, editing, and conversion tools.
  • Canva
    Cloud-based drag-and-drop design tool with thousands of templates and collaborative tools.
    Open source diagramming tool. Easily create flow charts, process diagrams, and more.
  • Google Docs
    Create and share online documents with live collaborative editing and commenting tools. - Also see: Google Drive, Forms, Sheets, Slides
  • Microsoft Office
    Leading productivity suite from Microsoft featuring Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Open Office
    Open-source productivity suite from Apache for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • TechSmith
    Inexpensive, easy-to-use screen capture and recording software.
  • ZOHO
    Free online productivity and collaboration apps.

Personal Organization

  • Evernote
    Write, organize, and search personal notes as well as content clipped from the Web.
  • Google Keep
    Create and search personal notes and lists. Collaborative and sharable with cloud access.
  • Zotero
    Free tool for collecting, organizing, citing, and sharing research. - Also see: Zotero Bib (web interface)

Image Editing

  • FastStone
    Free image browser, converter, and editor with outstanding red-eye removal.
  • GIMP
    Free open source software for drawing, photo retouching, and image authoring.
  • Photoshop Express (Adobe)
    Free all-in-one mobile image app from Adobe. Quick photo correction and fun effects.
  • Prisma
    Provides a range of incredible art filters allowing users to turn photos into works of art. - Also see: Lensa Selfie Editor (Android, iOS)

Web Browsers

  • Chrome
    Leading browser by Google with a minimalist design and large library of free extensions.
  • Edge
    Web browser from Microsoft featuring built-in tools for shopping, sharing, and organizing.
  • Firefox
    Popular browser from Mozilla that emphasizes user privacy. Optional VPN and privacy monitoring.
  • Opera
    Feature-rich browser with tightly integrated web services designed for privacy and security.
  • Safari
    Default web browser on Apple devices with customization options and privacy controls.


  • Avast Antivirus
    Free antivirus software from Alwil Software with privacy, security, and performance features.
  • AVG Free Anti-Virus
    Free antivirus software for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.
  • Bitdefender
    Powerful antivirus protection for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Outstanding, free anti-malware software with a very small installation footprint.
  • Norton Internet Security
    Subscription-based security packages featuring antivirus software and a secure VPN option. - Subscription Required