MOOCs (Massively Online Open Courses)
- italki Not fully free, but free to find partners and natives to learn from.
- HackerRank Challenges and contests with a leaderboard to test and develop your programming skills. Requires a solid programming knowledge base.
- Anki, Mnemosyne, Memrise
- INTERNET IS USEFUL
- Wolfram Alpha
- The Free Bundle
- SCP – Containment: Breach Free survival horror game based on the works of the SCP Foundation community.
Multiplayer games you might’ve never heard of (all 100% free, without microtransactions):
Freeware and F2P games recommended by other users:
- Simutrans, Open TTD
- Armor Critical
- Black Mesa Source
- Cry of Fear
- Planetside 2
- Town of Salem
Older games (not in the above sites):
- Marathon series
- Warzone 2100
- First 3 C&C games)
- Dune 2000
- All the Earthsiege and Tribes games (even the PS2 one).
- The Elder Scrolls Arena and Daggerfall
- Steam F2P section – Some of these are completely freeware. Most of them are multiplayer.
- MMOBomb.com – They also have a list of F2P games.
MOBAs (other than LoL and Dota2):
- Path of Exile (in my opinion, the best and fairest F2P MMORPG) – Action RPG, similar to Diablo
- Team Fortress 2 (in my opinion, the fairest F2P MMOFPS, and you can buy the premium account with Steam Trading Cards from 2 games)
- Quake Live (several people have told me this isn’t free anymore.)
- Card Hunter (for those who like board games)
- Pokemon TCG
- Hearthstone (for those who like collectible card games)
- SMITE – A MOBA with a 3rd person view (behind the character), has a lot more game modes than pretty much all MOBAs, more newb-friendly (EDIT than some other MOBAs).
- Quake Live – Quake 3 remake, recently released on Steam (after 5 years or so). No longer free.
- Tribes: Ascend – A pretty good Tribes game from the makers of SMITE.
- Sauerbraten – Pretty good shooter for non-competitive uses or when I feel pissed off.
- SNESfun Online SNES emulation.
- FileHippo – Freeware downloads
- Ninite – Package your favorite apps in a bundle and use it to install and update apps instantly.
- TechSupportAlert – Freeware recommendations
- Guerilla Mail – Disposable and temporary e-mail adresses. Use these to create your accounts and no more spam in your private e-mail adress.
- PortableApps – Portable apps and PortableApps suite for USBs
- Pixlr – Online image editor (like Photoshop, but very lite). Also includes desktop version.
- LastPass, KeePass – 2 different password managers, LastPass works inside the browser, KeePass has its own program.
Some programs I like to use
- 7zip – Compression utility with a somewhat minimalist interface, but plenty of features.
- MusicBee – A well-rounded music manager with a wealth of additional features like ripping, normalizing, converting…
- MiniLyrics – Synchronizes lyrics with the music.
- SumatraPDF – Ultra-light and all I need for reading PDFs (Foxit or PDF-XChange are good too and have more features)
- MPC-HC – Like VLC but more lightweight and with a similar set of features.
- Notepad++ Source code editor and Notepad replacement. Thanks /u/FPSXpert
- Brackets.io Source code editor by Adobe with some Illustrator integration and Live Preview in Chrome. Thanks /u/abbylangner
- EditPadLite – Notepad with just the text editing and not coding language options like Notepad++.
- MalwareBytes Anti-Malware – Pretty much my secondary, on-demand malware scanner alongside my primary, real-time scanner (which is currently Avast, but really any anti-virus program is good)
- F.lux – Utility that warms the colour of your screen and makes it easier to look at (and also has brightness control).
- LibreOffice – Open source MS Office alternative.
- MS Office Viewers – If LibreOffice fails to open MS Office files correctly, this steps in.
- CCleaner – Indispensible for cleaning your computer (just be wary when you delete registry files).
- RevoUninstaller – For clean and thorough uninstalls.
- GIMP Picture editor similar to Photoshop in functionality.