The following programs are essential for anyone who wants to get a good match to a computer I mobile since they are the most used and cheap (many are free) market and are grouped by various types.

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Google Chrome (Google browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS platforms)
Firefox (web browser of free software developed by Mozilla for Linux, Windows, Mac, Android and iOS)
Internet Explorer (browser from Microsoft, available for Windows platforms)
Safari (Apple's browser, available for Mac and iOS)
Opera (browser created by Opera Software for Windows, Linux and Mac)

Which is the best browser?

Office suites

Microsoft Office (the office of Microsoft. Available for Windows, Mac and Android)
LibreOffice (a free software office. It is a fork of OpenOffice and it is developed for Linux, Windows and Mac)
OpenOffice (very similar to OpenOffice, developed for Windows, Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac)
IBM Lotus Shyphony (Suite Office created by Lotus Software and acquired by IBM, available for Windows, Linux and Mac)
Google Drive (formerly Google Docs, a web-based suite created by Google)
WPS Office (components include: Writer, Presentation and Spreadsheet.) Available for Windows, Linux Android and iOS)
ThinkFree Office (Suite Office compatible with Microsoft Office and developed for Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Android platforms)

Which is the best office suite?

Anti-virus and security

Avast (the most widely used free antivirus in the world. Available for Windows/Windows Server/Mac/Linux/Palm OS/Android)
AVG (a free antivirus for Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Android iOS)
ESET NOD32 Antivirus (is a program developed by the company ESET antivirus. Available for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Novell and Mac)
Kaspersky AntiVirus 2015 (an antivirus with free lite version. Developed for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
Panda Antivirus (a great antivirus developed by the Spanish company Panda Security. Available for Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS)
Avira AntiVir Personal (free, available for Windows, Linux and Mac version Antivirus)
Norton Antivirus (powered by Symantec for Windows and Mac)

Which is the best antivirus?

File compression

WinZip (a file compressor Zip RAR, 7Zip, BZ2, LHALZH, VHDVDMK, XZ and more. Available for Windows)
WinRar (compressor in RAR, ZIP, ACE, ARJ, CAB, UUE, TAR, BZ2, 7z or BZip2 or TAR. Bz2 or TBZ2 or TB2, JAR, ISO, GZ or Gzip, LZH or LHA, Z. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux)
7Zip (compressor files of open source formats 7z, ZIP, Gzip, TAR, RAR, CAB, ARJ, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB, and many more. Developed for Windows and Linux)
Keka (compressor supports 7Z, ZIP, Gzip, Bzip2, TAR, RAR and ACE. Available only for Mac)

Which is the best file compression?

Text editors

Sublime Text (a text and code editor is source with support for over 30 programming languages. Available for the free version for Windows, Mac and Linux)
Gedit (a text editor code open for different programming languages for GNULinux, Mac and Microsoft Windows.)
Metapad (is a text editor with GPL (open source) license, similar to plafatormas Windows default Notepad. Created for Windows)
Notepad++ (Similar to Metapad but includes support for more than 50 programming languages and developed for Windows)
Vim (vi improved Version of the text editor, present in all UNIX systems and free. Available for AmigaOS, GNULinux, Mac, Windows, OpenVMS, OS2, Unix)
TextWrangler (Mac text editor only)
Editra (a text editor open source, with support for C, CSS, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and XML. Developed for Windows, Linux and Mac)
Atom (is a text editor that is free and open source written in Node.js and with support for multiple languages. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux)
Adobe Brackets (a publisher of free text and open source developed by Adobe and web development-oriented. Available for Windows, Linux and Mac)

Which is the best text editor?


Charles Web Debugging Tool (this is software designed for the optimization of web services at the time of development. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux)

CommView for WiFi (it is a very complete network sniffer and is available for Windows and Mac)

Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector (a scan of WI-FI networks very precise locating exact points of issue.) Available for Windows)

WirelessKey View (is a program that breaks keys wireless WEP and WPA for Windows)

John the Ripper (a program that uses brute force to crack passwords and is open source (GNUGPL). It is available for Linux and Windows)
Nmap (is a program that serves to evaluate the security of servers. Available for Windows, Linux and Mac)

Which is the best network program?


Audacity (is a well-known program that allows for recording and editing audio, distributed under GPL. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux)

MAGIX Music Studio (a good editor audio but payment and available for Windows)

AVS Audio Editor (a free audio editor. Available for Windows)

Acoustica (an audio editor with many effects and functions. Available for Windows)

Ardour (is an open source and publisher of audio multitrack recorder. For Linux, Solaris and Mac)

Adobe Audition (Adobe multiple audio editor features makes it one of the best. Available for Windows and Mac platforms)

Which is the best audio program?


Wax (is a free Windows video editor)
VirtualDub (a tool for processing and capture video of GNU for Windows)

Avidemux (a program for editing and processing video with GNU license. Available for Linux, Windows, BSD and Mac)

Blender (is a GNU program to make videos... three-dimensional images, model,. Available for Windows, Mac, Linux and FreeBSD)

Final Cut Pro (it is a software for editing professional video created by Apple for Mac)

Adobe Premiere Pro (is a video editor in real time for Windows and Mac)

Adobe After Effects (an application for post production, Assembly video and special effects. Available for Windows and Mac)

Sony Vegas Pro (is a linear video editing program for Windows)

VLC Media Player (a GNU for Windows, Linux, BSD and Mac media player)

Free Video Converter (a free video for Windows format converter)

Any Video Converter (converter video to multiple formats. Available for Windows and Mac)

Kdenlive (a light non-linear video for Linux, BSD and Mac editor)

Which is the best video program?


Polarr (is an application that allows editing of images and has multiple filters. Available for Windows, Android, IOs, BlackBerry and web)

Krita (a drawing and illustration GNU licensed software available for Windows, Linux and Mac)

Darktable (is an open source program for processing photos in RAW format for Linux and Mac)

Pixlr Desktop (it is a series of online tools available for web, Windows and Mac image editing)

GIMP (a program for image editing in the form of bitmap under GNU license and available for Windows, Mac, Linux and BSD)

Paint.NET (an image editor light and Windows open source)

Which is the best image program?


BurnAware Free (a disc writer that supports multiple formats and available for Windows)

PowerISO (created especially for working with virtual images (ISO, BIN, DAA, NRG and CDI.)) ((M). available for Windows, Linux and Mac)

ImgBurn (is a program that allows you to burn discs with multiple formats and virtual images. Available for Windows)

CDBurnerXP (a program capable of burning all kinds of formats and available for Windows)

Ashampoo Burning Studio (is a program that records discs in a simple way. Developed for Windows and Android)

Which is the best CD-DVD program?


Skype (a program for video chat very good and free. Created for the platforms Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry and many more)

Adobe Reader (reader for Windows, Mac and Android Adobe PDF documents)

μTorrent (is a BitTorrent client freeware to download .torrent files and very well valued.) Available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android)

Daemon Tools Lite (is a program that allows you to mount images of CDDVD. Available for Windows and Mac)

CCleaner (a free application that optimizes performance of Windows, Mac and Android)

Blue Stacks (a simple but powerful emulator Android for Windows and Mac)

Google Earth (this is a program from Google that lets you explore the world through cartographic maps and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.)

Calibre (Manager and organizer of electronic books with converter and is available for Windows, Linux and Mac)

Which is the best program of another type?

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