Free Software

Note: Please check at each website for the latest version, before you download a program.


OpenOffice is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project which is compatible with all other major office suites. It contains a word processor, a spreadsheet, multimedia presentation software, a drawing program, database software and a program to create mathematical equations.


Speakit! is a free extension for the Google Chrome internet browser. It allows the computer to speak the text on your curent webpage.


GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.


Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. Record live audio. Convert tapes and records into MP3 and WAV sound files. Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together. Change the speed or pitch of a recording. And more!


Juice is dedicated podcast organisation software. It lets users select and download shows and music automatically. These files can then be played whenever you want on a portable digital media player, or on your computer.


Skype is a piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. If you and your friends, family or business contacts are using webcams, you can also make free video calls. You can also call landlines and mobile phones at cheap per minute rates (and there’s no setup or subscription fee).


Windows Defender is a Free Antivirus and firewall that you may be able to use with your Windows software. Defender is also bundled with Windows 8 and 10. Check for compatibility. For those of you still using Windows 7, you can download Windows Security Essentials.


Picasa Locates and organises all the photos on your computer. Edits and add effects to your photos with a few simple clicks.


Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings.


Adobe Reader is essential software for viewing and printing PDF documents.


Flash & Shockwave are essential players for viewing multimedia internet content.


Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation (FSF), established in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users’ rights to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. Click on the Resources tab to go to The Free Software Directory