This is just a small sampling of the software we use at Corrigan-Camden ISD. Most of it is free and I have included a link where you can download it for yourself.
Foxit Reader - Is a great alternative to Adobe Reader. I believe its faster too. Oh and for personal use its free.
Google Docs - has basically the full office suit for free. Use your school email or create a gmail to use.
Audacity - is an excellent open source audio editing program.
Avast Antivirus - We use avast enterprise for education, its free for us. You can download the home version to use personally.
GIMP - the GNU Image Manipulation Program is an excellent alternative to photoshop.
VLC - this will play just about any file type you could imagine. Use this if you can't get anything else to play your movie.
LibreOffice - This is a full Office Suite. You can use this if you don't want to pay for Microsoft Office.