Although this list is meant for Windows 7, most of this software works in legacy editions of Windows (2000, XP, Vista).

Many thanks to /g/!0B3huvbmHl for compiling the original version of this list.


Software Screenshot Description Licence
Web Browser Mozilla Firefox Freeware
Google Chromium Freeware
Opera Freeware
E-mail Client Mozilla Thunderbird Freeware
Qualcomm Eudora Freeware
Instant Messaging Pidgin Freeware
Skype Free software, calls to telephones are paid.
Trillian Shareware
Miranda Freeware
Chat/IRC Client XChat Paid
mIRC Shareware
Chatzilla Freeware
BitTorrent Client μTorrent Freeware
Deluge Freeware
Vuze Freeware
FTP Client Filezilla Freeware
WinSCP Freeware
FireFTP Freeware
News Aggregator RSSOwl Freeware
Download Manager jDownloader Freeware
HiDownload Paid
Router Firmware DD-WRT Freeware
Tomato Paid


Software Screenshot Description Licence
Video Player Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Freeware
Audio Player foobar2000 Freeware
Winamp Shareware
AIMP Freeware
Codec Pack CoreAVC Freeware
K-Lite Codec Pack Full Freeware
Image viewer ACDSee Classic Shareware
FuturixImager Freeware
CDisplay Freeware
Video Converter Handbrake Freeware
Gordian Knot Freeware
CD ripping/Audio Converter Exact Audio Copy Freeware
Easy CD-DA Extractor Shareware
foobar2000 Freeware
DVD ripping/copying DVD Decrypter Freeware

'DVD Rebuilder Pro 'with

Cinema Craft Encoder SP

Paid (both)

System UtilitiesEdit

Software Screenshot Description Licence
Antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials Free
Firewall Comodo Freeware
Defragmenter Defraggler Freeware
jkDefrag Freeware
O&O Defrag Paid
Cleaner CCleaner Freeware
Revo Uninstaller Freeware
File Recovery Recuva Freeware
Specs Monitors CPU-Z Freeware
GPU-Z Freeware
Speccy Freeware
HWMonitor Freeware
Everest Paid
Virtual Machine VirtualBox Freeware
VMWare Paid


Software Screenshot Description Licence
Office Suite

Microsoft Office 2010

Paid (free trial) Freeware
PDF Viewer Adobe Reader Freeware (Acrobat is paid)
Foxit Reader Freeware
SumatraPDF Freeware
Text Editor Notepad++ Freeware
Notepad2 Freeware
SciTE Freeware

File UtilitiesEdit

Software Screenshot Description Licence
Archiver 7-Zip Freeware
IZArc Freeware
WinRAR Shareware
Drive Encryption TrueCrypt Freeware
BitLocker (bundled with Windows 7)
Disc Burning ImgBurn Freeware
CDBurner XP Freeware
Ahead Nero Look for a 'light' version, since full versions are bloated as fuck. Paid
Virtual Drive Virtual CloneDrive Paid
Daemon Tools Freeware