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Here is a list of popular free software applications that we recommend to replace common proprietary applications. Ceasing to use proprietary appliations is a good way to start migrating to freedom.
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Here is a list of popular free software applications that run on Microsoft Windows — along with the proprietary applications they replace. If you are still a user of a nonfree operating system like Windows or iOS, you can take a first step towards free software by installing these applications on your platform.
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We have a separate list for each operating system because some of the free replacements don't run on all the operating system.
  
When we say these application programs are [https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/philosophy.en.html free software], we're talking about freedom, not price. It means that you are free to use these programs constructively, either alone or in a community, while respecting the freedom of others. The source code is available, so that you can study the software, adapt it to your needs, fix bugs, and release versions with new features. You can also convince or pay others to do these things for you. You are also free to give away and free to sell copies, under the terms of the applicable free software license. These programs are free software because <em>you have freedom</em> in using them. Free software develops under the control of its users.
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==Misc==
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* [[Collection:File format|File format]]
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* [[Collection:SaaSS|Service as a Software Substitute]]
  
Microsoft Windows is a clear and instructive example of nonfree software. Its source code is a secret, so programmers cannot learn from it, fix it, adapt it to their clients (your) needs, or even verify what it really does. If you share copies with your neighbors, you will be called a &ldquo;pirate&rdquo;, and users have been threatened with imprisonment for this. Nonfree software is completely controlled by its developer, who also has power over the users. We started the free software movement because [https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/freedom-or-power.html this power is unjust].
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==Free operating systems==
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* GNU-like
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** [[Collection:BSD|BSD]]
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** [[Collection:GNU/Linux|GNU/Linux]]
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* Android-based
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** [[Collection:Replicant|Replicant]]
  
Using free software on Microsoft Windows (or any nonfree operating system) is the first step towards freedom, but it does not get you all the way there. You're still under Microsoft's power as long as you use Windows.
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==Nonfree operating systems==
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* Apple [[Collection:iOS|iOS]]
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* Apple [[Collection:macOS|macOS]]
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* Microsoft [[Collection:Windows|Windows]]
  
So the next step is to replace Windows with a [https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.htmlfree operating system such as GNU/Linux].
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After you replace the nonfree apps, how about replacing the nonfree system next?  For your freedom's sake.
  
'''However, on this page we're concerned with the first step.'''
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==About==
 
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* '''Team Captain''': [[User:David_Hedlund|David Hedlund]]
==OS==
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* '''Participant''': [[User:Adfeno|Adfeno]]
 
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* '''Summary''': A listing of free software replacements.
===GNU/Linux===
 
'''We urge all GNU/Linux users to switch to a free [https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html GNU/Linux distribution] as soon as possible.'''
 
 
 
[https://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.en.html Common distros] usually provides a repository of nonfree software. [https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html Free GNU/Linux distros] do not permit non-free software.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
| [[Blender]]
 
| Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [[GNUnet]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[Tribler]], [[qBittorrent]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
| [[Mingw-w64]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
| [[Scribus]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [[Dia]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
| [[Evince]]
 
| Adobe Reader
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [[Claws Mail]], [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client, softphone, and videotelephone<br />(all-in-one)
 
| [[GNU Ring]], [[Linphone]]
 
| Skype, Signal
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Pidgin]], [[Telegram]]
 
| ICQ, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
| [[Etcher]], [[Ubuntu Live USB creator]]
 
| UNetbootin
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| RealPlayer Basic
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [[LibreOffice]] (OpenOffice.org fork)
 
|
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| Dropbox
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [[GIMP]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Emacs]], [[Gedit]], [[Vim]] (included)
 
|
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
| [[Inkscape]], [[Xfig]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork), [[Midori]]
 
| Chromium, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
 
|}
 
 
 
===BSD===
 
'''We urge all BSD users to switch to a free [https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html GNU/Linux distribution] as soon as possible.'''
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
| [[Blender]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [[GNUnet]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[qBittorrent]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
| [https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/6.0/packages/amd64/ MinGW]<!-- not Mingw-w64 -->
 
|
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
| [[Scribus]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [[Xfig]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
| [[Evince]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [[Claws Mail]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client, softphone, and videotelephone<br />(all-in-one)
 
| [[GNU Ring]], [[Linphone]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Pidgin]]
 
| Yahoo! Messenger
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
|
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [[LibreOffice]] (OpenOffice.org fork)
 
|
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
|
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [[GIMP]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Emacs]], [[Vim]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
| [[Inkscape]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[Midori]]
 
| Chromium, Mozilla Firefox, Opera
 
|}
 
 
 
Source:
 
* FreeBSD: http://distcache.freebsd.org/FreeBSD:11:amd64/latest/All/
 
* OpenBSD: https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/6.0/packages/amd64/
 
 
 
===Replicant===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [http://ugetdm.com/downloads-android uGet]
 
|
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[Tribler]]
 
| BitTorrent
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.gelin.android.plantuml&hl=en PlantUML]
 
| DrawExpress Diagram Lite
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
| [[MuPDF]]
 
| Adobe Acrobat
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [https://f-droid.org/packages/com.fsck.k9/ K-9 Mail]
 
| Microsoft Outlook
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client, softphone, and videotelephone<br />(all-in-one)
 
| [[GNU Ring]], [[Linphone]]
 
| Skype, Signal
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Telegram]]
 
| Facebook Messenger, ICQ, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger, Skype
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| RealPlayer Basic
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [https://f-droid.org/packages/org.documentfoundation.libreoffice/ LibreOffice Viewer] (LibreOffice port) (1)
 
| Microsoft Office Mobile
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| Dropbox
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.dandroidmobile.xgimp&hl=en XGimp Image Editor]
 
| Adobe Photoshop Express
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [https://f-droid.org/packages/net.gsantner.markor/ Markor]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[GNU IceCatMobile]] (1, 2), [https://guardianproject.info/apps/orfox/ Orfox] (1)
 
| Chromium, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
 
|}
 
 
 
# Popular apps from F-Droid that do not work with Replicant by default: https://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/Graphics
 
# GNU IceCatMobile: [[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) discontinued official IceCatMobile support after version [https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/icecat/38.6.0/ 38.6.0]. However many F-Droid users preferred their unofficial IceCatMobile releases even when official releases existed.
 
 
 
===Apple===
 
 
 
====macOS====
 
'''We urge all macOS users to switch to a free [https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html GNU/Linux distribution] as soon as possible.'''
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
| [[Blender]]
 
| Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [[GNUnet]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[Tribler]], [[qBittorrent]]
 
| BitTorrent
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
| [[Mingw-w64]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
| [[Scribus]]
 
| Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [[Dia]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
|
 
| Adobe Reader
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [[Claws Mail]], [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
| Apple Mail (included), Microsoft Outlook
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client, softphone, and videotelephone<br />(all-in-one)
 
| [[GNU Ring]], [[Linphone]]
 
| Apple iMessage, Signal
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Pidgin]], [[Telegram]]
 
| Facebook Messenger, ICQ, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
| [[Etcher]]
 
| UNetbootin
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| Apple QuickTime, RealPlayer Basic
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [[LibreOffice]] (OpenOffice.org fork)
 
| Microsoft Office
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| Dropbox
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [[GIMP]]
 
| Adobe Photoshop
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Emacs]], [[Gedit]], [[Vim]] (included)
 
| Notes
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
| [[Inkscape]], [[Xfig]]
 
| Adobe Illustrator
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
|
 
| Apple Safari (included), Chromium, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
 
|}
 
 
 
[[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) discontinued official macOS support after version [https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/icecat/38.8.0/ 38.8.0].
 
 
 
====iOS====
 
'''We urge all iOS users to switch to [https://www.replicant.us/supported-devices.php a mobile device that supports Replicant].'''
 
 
 
Windows can be easily replaced with a free operating system on most PCs, but not iOS: there are ways to install [https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/android-and-users-freedom.html Android] on some iThings, but its free counterpart, Replicant, cannot be installed on any of them.
 
 
 
You may want to check the [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki?title=Category/Runs-on/iOS Runs-on/iOS category] in our Free Software Directory for more software.
 
 
 
If you are technically minded, you may find it interesting to build these apps from source code rather than download them from the App Store.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
|
 
| Microsoft Outlook
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client, softphone, and videotelephone<br />(all-in-one)
 
| [[Linphone]]
 
| Apple iMessage, Signal
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Telegram]]
 
| ICQ, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
|
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
|
 
| Microsoft Office Mobile
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| Dropbox
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Vim]]
 
| Notes
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/onion-browser/id519296448?mt=8 OnionBrowser]
 
| Apple Safari (included), Chromium, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
 
|}
 
 
 
===Microsoft===
 
 
 
====Windows====
 
'''We urge all Windows users to switch to a free [https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html GNU/Linux distribution] as soon as possible.'''
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
| [[Blender]]
 
| Autodesk Maya ("Maya"), Autodesk 3ds Max
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [[GNUnet]]
 
| DC++
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[Tribler]], [[qBittorrent]]
 
| BitTorrent
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
| [[Mingw-w64]]
 
| Microsoft Visual C++
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
| [[Scribus]]
 
| Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [[Dia]]
 
| Microsoft Visio
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
| [[Evince]]
 
| Adobe Reader, Microsoft Reader, Nitro PDF Reader
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [[Claws Mail]], [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
| Microsoft Outlook, Windows Mail (included)
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client, softphone, and videotelephone<br />(all-in-one)
 
| [[GNU Ring]], [[Linphone]]
 
| Skype, Signal
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Pidgin]], [[Telegram]]
 
| ICQ, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
| [[Etcher]]
 
| UNetbootin, Windows To Go (included)
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| PowerDVD, Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime, RealPlayer Basic
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [[LibreOffice]] (OpenOffice.org fork)
 
| Microsoft Office
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| Apple iCloud, Dropbox
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [[GIMP]]
 
| PaintShop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Paint (included)
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Gedit]], [[Vim]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
| [[Inkscape]], [[Xfig]]
 
| CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[Midori]]
 
| Chromium, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer (included)
 
|}
 
 
 
[[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) dropped Windows support after version [https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/icecat/38.8.0/ 38.8.0].
 
 
 
====Windows Mobile====
 
'''We urge all Windows Mobile users to switch to [https://www.replicant.us/supported-devices.php a mobile device that supports Replicant].'''
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client, softphone, and videotelephone<br />(all-in-one)
 
| [[Linphone]]
 
|
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Telegram]]
 
| Facebook Messenger, ICQ
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| Windows Media Player Mobile
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
|
 
| Microsoft Office Mobile
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
|
 
|
 
|}
 
 
 
==Policy==
 
* Software with external links do not have GNU/Linux support so they will not be added to Free Software Directory as required by the policy.
 
* Only official or preferred unofficial releases (eg IceCatMobile via F-Droid) added.
 
 
 
==Log==
 
 
 
* Synced https://www.gnu.org/software/for-windows.html
 
** Added Telegram
 
** Added Mingw-w64 for most GNU/Linux. Could not find mingw at https://www.parabola.nu/packages/?sort=&q=mingw&maintainer=&flagged=, https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=mingw&searchon=names&suite=stable&section=all, https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=mingw&searchon=names&suite=xenial&section=all
 
** Added Apple Mail
 
** Added Midori
 
** Added Xfig
 
** Added Mozilla Thunderbird -- GNU IceCat is a fork of Mozilla Firefox ESR, some add-ons run on both Firefox (and IceCat) and Thunderbird
 
** Moved Signal from "Free program" to "Replacement for". Added Skype to "Replacement for". Added GNU Ring and "inphone to "Free program".
 
** Moved UNetbootin from "Free program" to "Replacement for" (endorses nonfree GNU/Linux distros). Didn"t add [[FUSBi]] (abandonware) to "Free program"
 
** Removed Adobe FreeHand (Adobe Illustrator is already in the list) -- Since 2003 FreeHand development has been discontinued; in the Adobe Systems catalog, FreeHand has been replaced with Adobe Illustrator.
 
** Removed PageMaker, discontinued
 
** Removed AIM, discontinued (December 15, 2017)
 
** Removed Google Drive, a service not a software
 
** Removed Iridium -- https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/libreplanet-discuss/2017-01/msg00009.html, https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/libreplanet-discuss/2017-01/msg00056.html
 
** Removed Qupzilla -- https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/directory-discuss/2017-12/msg00011.html, https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/directory-discuss/2017-11/msg00005.html, and https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/directory-discuss/2017-11/msg00015.html
 
** Replaced Rufus (Windows only) with Etcher
 
** Replaced MSN (Windows Live Messenger, discontinued) with Facebook Messenger
 
** Replaced Napster with DC++
 
** Replaced Outlook Express (discontinued) with Microsoft Mail
 
** Replaced Windows USB/DVD Download Tool, WinToFlash, Windows USB Installer Maker with Windows To Go
 
** Cosmetic
 
*** Made the categories more unique
 
*** Replaced 3DSMax (formerly 3D Studio and 3D Studio Max) with Autodesk 3ds Max
 
*** Replaced Blender3D with Blender (see menu bar Blender -> About).
 
*** Replaced ICQ chat clients with ICQ
 
*** Replaced InDesign with Adobe InDesign
 
*** Replaced Maya with Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
 
*** Replaced Paint Shop Pro with PaintShop Pro.
 
*** Replaced Reader (Windows 8) with Microsoft Reader
 
*** Replaced VideoLan Client with "VLC media player" (see menu bar VLC -> About).
 
*** Replaced Xara Xtreme with Xara Photo & Graphic Designer -- The Windows version was previously sold under the names Xara Studio, Xara X and Xara Xtreme
 
*** Replaced Yahoo with Yahoo! Messenger
 
* Synced https://www.gnu.org/software/for-ios.html and
 
** Added K-9 Mail
 
** Added uGet
 
** Added MuPDF
 
** Added XGimp Image Editor
 
** Removed LibreSignal (abandonware) - https://github.com/LibreSignal/LibreSignal/blob/master/README.md
 
** Replaced VimTouch (abandonware, and removed from F-Droid: https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/net.momodalo.app.vimtouch -> https://f-droid.org/packages/net.momodalo.app.vimtouch/) with Markor
 
** For Replicant
 
*** Added AndrOpen Office
 
 
 
==See also==
 
* [[Free Software Directory:Participate/Project Team|FSD:Participate/Project Team]]
 
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Antifeatures|FSD: Antifeatures]]
 
 
 
==External links==
 
* [https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-adobe.html Adobe's Software is Malware]
 
* [https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-apple.html Apple's Operating Systems Are Malware]
 
* [https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-google.html Google's Software is Malware]
 
* [https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-microsoft.html Microsoft's Software is Malware]
 

Latest revision as of 19:35, 14 July 2018

Here is a list of popular free software applications that we recommend to replace common proprietary applications. Ceasing to use proprietary appliations is a good way to start migrating to freedom.

We have a separate list for each operating system because some of the free replacements don't run on all the operating system.

Misc

Free operating systems

Nonfree operating systems

After you replace the nonfree apps, how about replacing the nonfree system next? For your freedom's sake.

About

  • Team Captain: David Hedlund
  • Participant: Adfeno
  • Summary: A listing of free software replacements.


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