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List of Top Free Productivity Software

by | Updated on: Nov 17, 2019 | Business & Miscellaneous | 4 comments

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While new productivity applications can be seen cropping up in the market every now and then, those available for free are still relatively hard to come by. The costly yet necessary applications can take a big toll on your budget.

But thankfully, some productivity software are now available to use free of charge, you don’t have to set aside funds on your budget for this purpose. Some of the finest free productivity software are mentioned below that can not only offer you the entire office suite and sophisticated image editing tools but also assist you in effectively managing your time by allowing you to create dynamic to do lists. So without further ado, take a look at the top free productivity software below.


There are few freely available productivity applications that have the potential to surpass the time honored functionality and sophistication of Apache OpenOffice. Not only is this software easily downloadable from OpenOffice.org, it is also fully compatible with all other foremost office suites. On downloading this open source productivity suite, you can not only create word documents, multimedia presentations and spreadsheets but also draw 3D diagrams and create mathematical equations. So you don’t have to spend lots of money on the expensive Microsoft Office when you can enjoy all its key features and many more in this free of cost productivity suite.

Remember the Milk

This is a freely available multi platform task manager that offers an attractive and user friendly interface to create and manage your to do lists. Remember the Milk You allows you to sign up for free and instantly begin managing your tasks even while you’re offline. In addition to a web app, Remember the Milk apps are also available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The software can be easily integrated into Google calendar, Microsoft Outlook as well as Gmail and you can also choose to receive reminder messages into your Twitter account by following Remember the Milk there. You can choose to receive reminders via email, SMS or IM. So you can now manage all your tasks for free no matter where you are or what device you own.


PrimoPDF is another application that would be a welcome addition to any business user’s productivity toolkit. It is a free of cost PDF creator that allows you to convert different file types into the PDF format. While the software’s makers Nitro offer their own free PDF reader you are free to open and edit your newly created PDF files in any other reader. You can setup a convenient PrimoPDF desktop icon and drag and drop any file that you want to be converted to a PDF in it. Alternately, you can even opt for the Print command to generate PDF versions of your files. So if you frequently need to convert your files to PDFs then PrimoPDF is an indispensable productivity tool.


GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is a free graphic manipulation software that many consider the finest alternative to Photoshop. The software can be used for image composition and authoring and a host of other functions due to its re-implementation of tons of Photoshop functions like layers and support for multiple image formats. Not only does GIMP have its own set of dedicated image retouching and image enhancement tools but it also allows users to work with Photoshop’s brushes. While GIMP’s user interface may not be for everyone it nonetheless remains a powerful free image manipulation software that can be easily downloaded on the web. Support for a large number of external add ons further adds to the functionality of GIMP.

Author:- Debajyoti Banerjee is the Founder, Director & CEO of Seven Boats - A leading digital marketing agency & digital marketing training institute in India since 2011. He is a TEDx Speaker, Google & LinkedIn Certified Digital Marketer & Trainer, Brand Strategist, Consultant & Entrepreneur. B. Tech in computer engineering & post graduate diploma in Marketing, Debajyoti has 18+ years of domain experience and successful track records in digital marketing services & digital marketing training with 500+ clients & 100K+ students in 165+ countries. He has been invited & felicitated by 25+ Top B Schools & universities including London Business School, AICTE ATAL FDP, UGC-HRDC, IIM Shillong, IIM ROHTAK, IIT KGP, IIT Guwahati, Calcutta University, Ranchi University, St. Xavier’s, Brainware, Techno India, JIS Group, Jaypee Group, Shikshayatan Foundation, IIEST Shibpur, Bhavan’s, ICFAI Business School, GITAM Deemed University, Swami Vivekananda Group of Institutions & many more. He has been awarded with more than 20 national awards and he has received notable media coverage. Learn more



  1. Sonia Goopta

    Superb collection. Who in this contemporary world does not look out for productivity. I think so some what a preferred no of public or almost all. There are many terms that relates to the productivity aspects as a better option to work with and one of the best option that keeps importance in my case as I am into the sales department is the time management. When ever I look out for the time management, I prefer to look out at tools or softwares which could be the best option in the case. And my best set of tool for time management is the cloud based hours tracking tool from Replicon. The hassle free tool is all featured with the user friendly and calendar based interface which makes a good impact on the time management along with the productivity.

    • Debajyoti Banerjee

      Thank you Sonia for your comment. Yes time management is crucial in increasing productivity.

  2. Edward

    It is indeed a great list. One more tool that I’d like to mention here is proofhub. It has a personal plan which is free for lifetime.


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