New Free Audio Editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 05:18:28 GMT

A new audio editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux has been added to the Free Digital Audio / Sound Editors page. If you have a sound file that you want to trim, edit, add sound effects, etc, take a look at the editors listed on this page. They are all free.

New Free Decompiler: generate C source code for a program from its executable
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 05:15:17 GMT

Generate the C source code for a program from its (binary) executable file with the latest decompiler to be added to the Free Decompilers and Disassemblers page. This one supports a multitude of CPUs and executable file formats, is open source, and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

New Free Compiler Construction Tools: create your own compiler or interpreter, or even programming language
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:15:04 GMT

Another 2 programs have been added to the Free Compiler Construction Tools: Lexer and Parser Generators page. If you are thinking of creating your own compiler, interpreter, or even programming language, these programs allow you to generate parsers (syntax analyzers) that simplify your task.

Free New Word Processing Software Specially Designed for Writers/Authors of Books (eg Novels)
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 05:20:17 GMT

Do you fancy writing your own novel, or some other type of book? A specialized program for this task has been added to the Free Word Processors and Office Suites page. This was previously commercial software, but is now free. It has many features that make things easy for authors. It can even produce publication-ready output in a variety of formats, including those for platforms like Amazon's Kindle.

New free BASIC interpreter: write computer programs in the BASIC programming language
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 03:35:28 GMT

Another interpreter for the BASIC programming language has been added to the Free BASIC Compilers and Interpreters page. If you are interested in writing computer programs in this language, there are now 24 free implementations for you to choose from.

New Game Engine: write your own game for Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Oculus Rift
Mon, 28 May 2018 05:42:42 GMT

Another item has been added to the Free Game Engines page. This one is used in lots of commercial games, has tons of features, and supports Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Oculus Rift. (Note that if you want to create a mobile phone game, and are disappointed that this package does support it, you can find other engines listed on that page that provide such facilities.)

New Open Source Graphics Library: with a portable API for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS
Fri, 25 May 2018 05:35:37 GMT

Another open source graphics library has been added to the Free Graphics Libraries and Engines page. This one provides a portable API that your programs can use on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS. Incidentally, if you are looking for a graphics library because you are developing a game, you may also be interested in the Free Game Engines and Programming Libraries page.

2 New Compilers for the Forth Programming Language
Wed, 23 May 2018 05:40:16 GMT

Two new implementations of the Forth programming language have been added to the Free Forth Compilers and Development Systems page. They run on numerous systems, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The source code for both are available, and one of them is, in fact, in the public domain.

New Open Source Compression Library: add the ability to handle compressed archives to your program
Thu, 17 May 2018 05:35:12 GMT

A new open source compression library has been added to the Free Compression and Archiving Libraries and Source Code page. If you are writing a computer program that needs to process archives, whether they be in the ZIP, RAR, tar, 7-Zip (and so on) format, and don't want to reinvent the wheel, check it out. The library supports Windows as well as POSIX-type systems like Linux, FreeBSD, etc. (And, if I'm not wrong, it is the library used by the "tar" utility shipped in Windows 10, starting with insider build 17063.)

Open Source Database from Apple
Wed, 16 May 2018 05:48:26 GMT

A distributed database that is meant to handle large volumes of data across a cluster of servers has been added to the Free / Open Source NoSQL (Non-SQL) Database Servers page. This one was recently released as open source by Apple.

New Free Portable and Retargetable Assembler (Computer Programming)
Tue, 08 May 2018 05:05:18 GMT

A new assembler has been added to the Free Assemblers page. This one supports a wide variety of CPUs, including (as you might expect) the x86, as well as ARM, PowerPC, M680x0, Z80, 6502, Jaguar RISC, ColdFire, Raspberry Pi, etc. For those who are not sure what "assemblers" are, they are software used by computer programmers to translate programs written in assembly language into machine code.

(Loosely speaking, assembly language is a computer language, but unlike other computer languages, it is different on every CPU, so for example, the assembly language for the ARM processor is different from that for the Intel x86 processor.)

Yet Another Free/Open Source File Manager
Wed, 02 May 2018 05:10:16 GMT

Another open source file manager has been added to the Free File Managers and Graphical Shells page. Such software are useful for those who don't like the default user interface provided by your system for doing things like copying files and directories, renaming, deleting, and so on.

New Free PHP Mailing List Script: send electronic newsletters to your visitors/customers
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:45:56 GMT

If you are interested in setting up your own electronic mailing list, a new open source script has been added to the Free PHP Mailing List Scripts page. It allows you to host the mailing list software directly on your own website instead of using a mailing list service.

New: Free Android Emulators: Play Android games on your Computer (or develop and test your own app/game)
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:37:35 GMT

These free Android emulators let you run Android apps and games on your Windows, Mac OS X or Linux machine. They are useful if you want to play Android games on your computer or if you want to develop and test your own Android app or game.

New Free Video Editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 02:35:28 GMT

An open source video editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux has been added to the Free Video Editors page.

New Free RSS Editor: create and maintain your own news feeds
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 05:00:28 GMT

Another RSS Editor has been added to the Free RSS News Feed Editors page. These programs let you create and maintain an RSS newsfeed for your website, and are useful if you create a website using a web editor instead of using a blog script or CMS software.

Finally, a more sensible packager for independent Linux applications
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 05:35:05 GMT

Are you tired of having to build a separate package of your Linux application for every single Linux distribution in use? Would it not be so much more pleasant if Linux applications can be built the way Windows and Mac OS X programs are, where all you need to do is to build a single bundle instead of worrying about what shared library versions are available on which distribution? The latest addition to the Free Setup Utilities page lets you do just that.

New Free and Open Source Password Manager: handle all the passwords for your online activity without going insane
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 03:40:17 GMT

A new open source program has been added to the Free Secure Password Managers page. Such software are helpful if you use different passwords for different online services (as you should). All you need to do is to memorize and use a single master password, instead of a zillion, while the program keeps track of all your other passwords, and stores them in an encrypted format.

Two New Free Firewalls for Windows
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 03:28:23 GMT

Two new free software for Windows have been added to the Free Personal Firewalls page. If you are want to block unwanted outgoing traffic from your machine (eg, to prevent apps from phoning home without your permission), and are irritated that the default Windows firewall allows any program on your machine (running with sufficient privileges) to change the firewall rules at will, take a look at these.

New Open Source Debugger: record, replay, reverse execute
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:15:14 GMT

The newest addition to the Free Debuggers and Bug Trackers page is a debugger that can record a failure in a program, allowing you to replay that execution as many times as you need, attaching breakpoints and watchpoints as needed. You can even reverse execute the program, with the debugger stopping the execution when those breakpoints or watchpoints are hit.

[New] Free Social Network Software: Create your own social media website
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:00:27 GMT

Have you ever wanted to create your own social media or social network website (like Facebook, Twitter and so on)? The free and open source software listed on this page let you do just that without having to write your own program from scratch.

New Free News Feed Reader / Aggregator for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux (and even Android)
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:17:42 GMT

If you are looking for a news feed reader (for RSS/Atom feeds and even podcasts), check out the latest addition to the Free Standalone News Feed Readers and News Aggregators page. It works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and is open source.

New Free Image and Photo Editor: Enhance your photos or even draw a logo for your website/blog
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:20:03 GMT

Another free program has been added to the Free Drawing and Painting Software, Image and Photo Editors page. If you are looking for a photo editor, or even a drawing and painting program to make a logo for your website or blog, check this page out. There are really a lot of free (and even open source) programs around these days.

[New] Free Static Code Analyzers (Static Source Code Analysis Tools/Lint)
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:08:55 GMT

These free static code analysis tools scan the source code of your C, C++, Fortran, JavaScript and Java programs looking for potential bugs and constructs that may cause problems in the future.