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The 50 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For


The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Kerneel Corp. are thankful for all the free apps out there that improve our lives (and the developers that make them!). Here are 50 of our favourites.

Every year we ask you which free apps you’re most thankful for, and every year you offer a ton of suggestions both classic and new. Here, we’ve taken your votes (and added a few of our own) and ranked our 50 apps using those votes as a guide. So without further ado, here are 50 free apps for your downloading feast.

  1. Dropbox

  2. Google Chrome

    Category: Web Browsers

  3. Firefox

    Category: Web Browsers

  4. Evernote

    Category: Notes
    Alternatives: SpringpadSimplenote

  5. Pocket

    Category: Bookmarking
    Alternatives: Instapaper and Readability

  6. Skype

    Category: VoIP

  7. Google Maps

    Category: Maps

  8. Gmail

    Category: Email

  9. Google Voice

    Category: Communication

  10. Instagram

    Category: Photos

  11. Spotify

    Category: Music Streaming

  12. Feedly

    Category: News Readers
    Alternatives: The Old ReaderTiny Tiny RSS

  13. Google Drive

    Category: Cloud Storage/Office Suites

  14. Google Calendar

    Category: Calendars

  15. Google Play Music

    Category: Music Streaming

  16. Google Now

    Category: Personal Assistant

  17. Dolphin

    Category: Web Browsers

  18. Wunderlist

    Category: To-Do Lists

  19. Pandora

    Category: Music Streaming

  20. Hangouts

    Category: Messaging/Video Chat

  21. LastPass

    Category: Password Managers

  22. XBMC

    Category: Media Centers

  23. VLC

    Category: Media Players
    Alternatives: PotPlayer

  24. Mint.com

    Category: Personal Finance

  25. TeamViewer

    Category: Remote Access

  26. Avast! Free Antivirus

    Category: Antivirus

  27. Any.DO

    Category: To-Do Lists

  28. Ubuntu (and other Linux Distros)

    Category: Operating System

  29. MusicBee

    Category: Music Players

  30. uTorrent

    Category: BitTorrent Client

  31. CCleaner

    Category: Utilities

  32. HandBrake

    Category: Video Conversion

  33. VirtualBox

    Category: Virtualization

  34. CyanogenMod

    Category: Android ROMs

  35. F.lux

    Category: Utilities

  36. GIMP

    Category: Image Editing

  37. LibreOffice

    Category: Office Suite

  38. Thunderbird

    Category: Email

  39. Picasa

    Category: Photo Manager

  40. Twitter

    Category: Social Networking

  41. AutoHotkey

    Category: Utilities

  42. Launchy

    Category: Utilities

  43. Quicksilver

    Category: Utilities
    Alternatives: Alfred

  44. Mailbox

    Category: Email

  45. Titanium Backup

    Category: Utilities

  46. Google Keep

    Category: Notes

  47. Adblock Plus

    Category: Ad Blockers

  48. MP3Tag

    Category: Music

  49. TrueCrypt

    Category: Encryption

  50. 7-Zip

    Category: File Compression

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