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==OS==
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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.
  
===GNU/Linux===
+
We have a separate list for each operating system because some of the free replacements don't run on all the operating system.
  
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
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==Misc==
|-
+
* [[Collection:File format|File format]]
! Type
+
* [[Collection:SaaSS|Service as a Software Substitute]]
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
| [[Blender]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [[GNUnet]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[qBittorrent]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[Tribler]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
| [[MinGW]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
| [[Scribus]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [[Dia]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
| [[Evince]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Adobe Reader
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging
 
| [[Signal]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Pidgin]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux -->* ICQ* Trillian* Yahoo! Messenger
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
| [[UNetbootin]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [[LibreOffice]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Dropbox
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [[GIMP]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Vim]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
| [[Inkscape]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux -->* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[Iridium]] (Chromium fork)
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux -->* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[QupZilla]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux -->* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
 
|}
 
  
===GNU/Hurd===
+
==Free operating systems==
 +
* GNU-like
 +
** [[Collection:BSD|BSD]]
 +
** [[Collection:GNU/Linux|GNU/Linux]]
 +
* Android-based
 +
** [[Collection:Replicant|Replicant]]
  
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
+
==Nonfree operating systems==
|-
+
* Apple [[Collection:iOS|iOS]]
! Type
+
* Apple [[Collection:macOS|macOS]]
! Free program
+
* Microsoft [[Collection:Windows|Windows]]
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
| [[Blender]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [[GNUnet]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[qBittorrent]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[Tribler]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
| [[MinGW]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
| [[Scribus]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [[Dia]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
| [[Evince]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging
 
| [[Signal]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Pidgin]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
| [[UNetbootin]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [[LibreOffice]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [[GIMP]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Vim]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
| [[Inkscape]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[Iridium]] (Chromium fork)
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[QupZilla]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
|}
 
  
===BSD===
+
After you replace the nonfree apps, how about replacing the nonfree system with a free [https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html GNU/Linux distribution] next?  For your freedom's sake.
  
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
+
==About==
|-
+
* '''Team Captain''': [[User:David_Hedlund|David Hedlund]]
! Type
+
* '''Participant''': [[User:Adfeno|Adfeno]]
! Free program
+
* '''Summary''': A listing of free software replacements.
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
| [[Blender]]
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [[GNUnet]]
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[qBittorrent]]
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[Tribler]]
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
| [[MinGW]]
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
| [[Scribus]]
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [[Dia]]
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
| [[Evince]]
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
|-
 
! Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging
 
| [[Signal]]
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Pidgin]]
 
| <!-- BSD --> * Yahoo! Messenger
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
| [[UNetbootin]]
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [[LibreOffice]]
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [[GIMP]]
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Vim]]
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
| [[Inkscape]]
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[Iridium]] (Chromium fork)
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[QupZilla]]
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
|}
 
  
===Android===
+
[[Category:Project Team]]
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
| [[Blender]]
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [[GNUnet]]
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[qBittorrent]]
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[Tribler]]
 
| <!-- Android --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
| [[MinGW]]
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
| [[Scribus]]
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [[Dia]]
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
| [[Evince]]
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
|-
 
! Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging
 
| [[Signal]]
 
| <!-- Android --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Pidgin]]
 
| <!-- Android -->* Facebook Messenger* ICQ* Trillian* Yahoo! Messenger
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
| [[UNetbootin]]
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| <!-- Android --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [[LibreOffice]]
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| <!-- Android --> Dropbox
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [[GIMP]]
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Vim]]
 
| <!-- Android --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
| [[Inkscape]]
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
 
| <!-- Android -->* ''Work in progress''
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[Iridium]] (Chromium fork)
 
| <!-- Android -->* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[QupZilla]]
 
| <!-- Android -->* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
 
|}
 
 
 
===Apple===
 
 
 
====macOS====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
| [[Blender]]
 
| <!-- macOS --> Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [[GNUnet]]
 
| <!-- macOS --> Yes
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[qBittorrent]]
 
| <!-- macOS --> BitTorrent
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[Tribler]]
 
| <!-- macOS --> BitTorrent
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
| [[MinGW]]
 
| <!-- macOS -->
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
| [[Scribus]]
 
| <!-- macOS -->* Adobe InDesign* QuarkXPress
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [[Dia]]
 
| <!-- macOS -->
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
| [[Evince]]
 
| <!-- macOS --> Adobe Reader
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
| <!-- macOS --> Apple Mail (included)
 
|-
 
! Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging
 
| [[Signal]]
 
| <!-- macOS --> Apple iMessage
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Pidgin]]
 
| <!-- macOS -->* Facebook Messenger* ICQ* Trillian* Yahoo! Messenger
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
| [[UNetbootin]]
 
| <!-- macOS --> Apple Disk Utility
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| <!-- macOS --> Apple QuickTime
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [[LibreOffice]]
 
| <!-- macOS --> Microsoft Office
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| <!-- macOS --> Dropbox
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [[GIMP]]
 
| <!-- macOS --> Adobe Photoshop
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Vim]]
 
| <!-- macOS --> Notes
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
| [[Inkscape]]
 
| <!-- macOS --> Adobe Illustrator
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
 
| <!-- macOS -->* Apple Safari (included)* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[Iridium]] (Chromium fork)
 
| <!-- macOS -->* Apple Safari (included)* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[QupZilla]]
 
| <!-- macOS -->* Apple Safari (included)* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
 
|}
 
 
 
====iOS====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
| [[Blender]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [[GNUnet]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[qBittorrent]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[Tribler]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
| [[MinGW]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
| [[Scribus]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [[Dia]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
| [[Evince]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging
 
| [[Signal]]
 
| <!-- iOS --> Apple iMessage
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Pidgin]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->* ICQ* Trillian* Yahoo! Messenger
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
| [[UNetbootin]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| <!-- iOS --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [[LibreOffice]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| <!-- iOS --> Dropbox
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [[GIMP]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Vim]]
 
| <!-- iOS --> Notes
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
| [[Inkscape]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
 
| <!-- iOS -->* Apple Safari (included)* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[Iridium]] (Chromium fork)
 
| <!-- iOS -->* Apple Safari (included)* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[QupZilla]]
 
| <!-- iOS -->* Apple Safari (included)* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
 
|}
 
 
 
===Microsoft===
 
 
 
====Windows====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
| [[Blender]]
 
| <!-- Windows -->* Autodesk Maya ("Maya")* Autodesk 3ds Max
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [[GNUnet]]
 
| <!-- Windows --> DC++
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[qBittorrent]]
 
| <!-- Windows --> BitTorrent
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[Tribler]]
 
| <!-- Windows --> BitTorrent
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
| [[MinGW]]
 
| <!-- Windows --> Microsoft Visual C++
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
| [[Scribus]]
 
| <!-- Windows -->* Adobe InDesign* QuarkXPress
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [[Dia]]
 
| <!-- Windows --> Microsoft Visio
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
| [[Evince]]
 
| <!-- Windows -->* Adobe Reader* Microsoft Reader* Nitro PDF Reader
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
| <!-- Windows -->* Microsoft Outlook* Windows Mail (included)
 
|-
 
! Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging
 
| [[Signal]]
 
| <!-- Windows --> Yes
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Pidgin]]
 
| <!-- Windows -->* ICQ* Trillian* Yahoo! Messenger
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
| [[UNetbootin]]
 
| <!-- Windows -->* Microsoft Windows USB/DVD Download Tool* Windows USB Installer Maker* WinToFlash
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| <!-- Windows -->* PowerDVD* Windows Media Player* Apple QuickTime
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [[LibreOffice]]
 
| <!-- Windows --> Microsoft Office
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| <!-- Windows -->* Apple iCloud* Dropbox
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [[GIMP]]
 
| <!-- Windows -->* PaintShop Pro* Adobe Photoshop* Microsoft Paint (included)
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Vim]]
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
| [[Inkscape]]
 
| <!-- Windows -->* CorelDraw* Adobe Illustrator* Xara Photo & Graphic Designer
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
 
| <!-- Windows -->* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox* Internet Explorer (included)
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[Iridium]] (Chromium fork)
 
| <!-- Windows -->* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox* Internet Explorer (included)
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[QupZilla]]
 
| <!-- Windows -->* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox* Internet Explorer (included)
 
|}
 
 
 
====Windows Mobile====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Free program
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
! 3D computer graphics software
 
| [[Blender]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
| [[GNUnet]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[qBittorrent]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! BitTorrent client
 
| [[Tribler]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
| [[MinGW]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Desktop publishing
 
| [[Scribus]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
| [[Dia]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Document viewer
 
| [[Evince]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Email client, news client, feed reader
 
| [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging
 
| [[Signal]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Instant messaging client
 
| [[Pidgin]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->* Facebook Messenger* ICQ
 
|-
 
! Live USB
 
| [[UNetbootin]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Media player
 
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile --> Windows Media Player Mobile
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
| [[LibreOffice]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Online storage
 
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Raster graphics editor
 
| [[GIMP]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
| [[Vim]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Vector graphics editor
 
| [[Inkscape]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[Iridium]] (Chromium fork)
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|-
 
! Web browser
 
| [[QupZilla]]
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
|}
 
 
 
==Multi view (outdated, archived as example only)==
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
!
 
! colspan="8" | Replacement for / Available
 
!
 
|-
 
! Free program
 
! GNU/Linux
 
! GNU/Hurd
 
! BSD
 
! Replicant
 
! macOS
 
! iOS
 
! Windows
 
! Windows Mobile
 
! Type
 
|-
 
! [[Blender]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
| <!-- macOS --> Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
 
* Autodesk 3ds Max
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| 3D computer graphics software
 
|-
 
! [[Dia]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
| <!-- macOS -->
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows --> Microsoft Visio
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Diagramming software
 
|-
 
! [[Evince]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Adobe Reader
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
| <!-- macOS --> Adobe Reader
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* Adobe Reader
 
* Microsoft Reader
 
* Nitro PDF Reader
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Document viewer
 
|-
 
! [[GIMP]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
| <!-- macOS --> Adobe Photoshop
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* PaintShop Pro
 
* Adobe Photoshop
 
* Microsoft Paint (included)
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Raster graphics editor
 
|-
 
! [[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux -->
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
* ''Work in progress''
 
| <!-- macOS -->
 
* Apple Safari (included)
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
* Apple Safari (included)
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
* Internet Explorer (included)
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Web browser
 
|-
 
! [[GNUnet]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
| <!-- macOS --> Yes
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows --> DC++
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Anonymous P2P
 
|-
 
! [[Inkscape]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
| <!-- macOS --> Adobe Illustrator
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* CorelDraw
 
* Adobe Illustrator
 
* Xara Photo & Graphic Designer
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Vector graphics editor
 
|-
 
! [[Iridium]] (Chromium fork)
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux -->
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
| <!-- macOS -->
 
* Apple Safari (included)
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
* Apple Safari (included)
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
* Internet Explorer (included)
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Web browser
 
|-
 
! [[LibreOffice]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
| <!-- macOS --> Microsoft Office
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows --> Microsoft Office
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Office suite
 
|-
 
! [[MinGW]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
| <!-- macOS -->
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows --> Microsoft Visual C++
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Compiler
 
|-
 
! [[ownCloud]] (client only)
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Dropbox
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
| <!-- Android --> Dropbox
 
| <!-- macOS --> Dropbox
 
| <!-- iOS --> Dropbox
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* Apple iCloud
 
* Dropbox
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Online storage
 
|-
 
! [[Pidgin]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux -->
 
* ICQ
 
* Trillian
 
* Yahoo! Messenger
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
* Yahoo! Messenger
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
* Facebook Messenger
 
* ICQ
 
* Trillian
 
* Yahoo! Messenger
 
| <!-- macOS -->
 
* Facebook Messenger
 
* ICQ
 
* Trillian
 
* Yahoo! Messenger
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
* ICQ
 
* Trillian
 
* Yahoo! Messenger
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* ICQ
 
* Trillian
 
* Yahoo! Messenger
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
* Facebook Messenger
 
* ICQ
 
| Instant messaging client
 
|-
 
! [[qBittorrent]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
| <!-- macOS --> BitTorrent
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows --> BitTorrent
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| BitTorrent client
 
|-
 
! [[QupZilla]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux -->
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
| <!-- macOS -->
 
* Apple Safari (included)
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
* Apple Safari (included)
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* Chromium
 
* Google Chrome
 
* Firefox
 
* Internet Explorer (included)
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Web browser
 
|-
 
! [[Scribus]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd --> Yes
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
| <!-- macOS -->
 
* Adobe InDesign
 
* QuarkXPress
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* Adobe InDesign
 
* QuarkXPress
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Desktop publishing
 
|-
 
! [[Signal]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
| <!-- Android --> Yes
 
| <!-- macOS --> Apple iMessage
 
| <!-- iOS --> Apple iMessage
 
| <!-- Windows --> Yes
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging
 
|-
 
! [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
| <!-- macOS --> Apple Mail (included)
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* Microsoft Outlook
 
* Windows Mail (included)
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Email client, news client, feed reader
 
|-
 
! [[Tribler]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
| <!-- Android --> Yes
 
| <!-- macOS --> BitTorrent
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows --> BitTorrent
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| BitTorrent client
 
|-
 
! [[UNetbootin]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD -->
 
| <!-- Android -->
 
| <!-- macOS --> Apple Disk Utility
 
| <!-- iOS -->
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* Microsoft Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
 
* Windows USB Installer Maker
 
* WinToFlash
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Live USB
 
|-
 
! [[Vim]]
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
| <!-- Android --> Yes
 
| <!-- macOS --> Notes
 
| <!-- iOS --> Notes
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile -->
 
| Text editor
 
|-
 
! [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
 
| <!-- GNU/Linux --> Yes
 
| <!-- GNU/Hurd -->
 
| <!-- BSD --> Yes
 
| <!-- Android --> Yes
 
| <!-- macOS -->
 
| <!-- iOS --> Yes
 
| <!-- Windows -->
 
* PowerDVD
 
* Windows Media Player
 
| <!-- Windows Mobile --> Yes
 
| Media player
 
|}
 
 
 
* Synced https://www.gnu.org/software/for-windows.html
 
** Replaced 'Claws Mail' with 'Mozilla Thunderbird' -- GNU IceCat is a fork of Mozilla Firefox ESR, some add-ons run on both Firefox (and IceCat) and Thunderbird. Thunderbird is much much popular than Claws Mail.
 
** Made the categories more unique
 
** Replaced "Blender3D" with "Blender" (see menu bar Blender -> About).
 
** Replaced "VideoLan Client" with "VLC media player" (see menu bar VLC -> About).
 
** Replaced "Paint Shop Pro" with "PaintShop Pro".
 
** Replaced "Xara Xtreme" with "Xara Photo & Graphic Designer" -- The Windows version was previously sold under the names Xara Studio, Xara X and Xara Xtreme
 
** 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.
 
** Replaced "Napster" with DC++
 
** Replaced "MSN" (Windows Live Messenger, discontinued) with "Facebook Messenger"
 
** Replaced "Yahoo" with "Yahoo! Messenger"
 
** Replaced "ICQ chat clients" with "ICQ"
 
** Replaced "Maya" with "Autodesk Maya ("Maya")"
 
** Replaced "3DSMax" (formerly 3D Studio and 3D Studio Max) with "Autodesk 3ds Max"
 
** Removed AIM, discontinued (December 15, 2017)
 
** Replaced "Outlook Express" with "Microsoft Mail"
 
** Replaced "InDesign" with "Adobe InDesign"
 
** Removed "PageMaker", discontinued
 
** Removed Google Drive, a service not a software
 
** Replaced "Reader (Windows 8)" with "Microsoft Reader"
 
** Added "Apple Mail"
 
* Synced https://www.gnu.org/software/for-ios.html and
 
** Removed Rufus because there is no GNU/Linux version available.
 
** Removed OnionBrowser because there is no GNU/Linux version available.
 
** Removed Orfox because there is no GNU/Linux version available.
 
** Removed LibreSignal because there is no GNU/Linux version available.
 
** Removed VimTouch because there is no GNU/Linux version available.
 
** Added Telegram (as a replacement for LibreSignal).
 
 
 
==See also==
 
* [[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 19:48, 27 May 2019

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.

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Free operating systems

Nonfree operating systems

After you replace the nonfree apps, how about replacing the nonfree system with a free GNU/Linux distribution next? For your freedom's sake.

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


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