All software programs listed here are free of charge. If you like the software, please take a few moments to write the authors (or consider donating if you feel inspired to do so) to share your appreciation… and maybe tell them TruthForFree.com sent you their way… Also, please keep in mind that the following listed items are offered by third parties and not directly affiliated with this website. While TruthForFree.com believes these products (and their websites) to be completely safe, they are offered “at user’s own risk”. It is strongly advised that you make sure you have a good anti-virus program installed on your computer. If you don’t have an anti-virus program, check the free recommendations below.
FREE BIBLE SOFTWARE:
e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly with way more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package. The fact that e-Sword is free is just one of the blessings and does not speak of the quality of the software. This is, hands down, one of – if not the – best Bible software programs I have ever used and highly recommend it!
The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online; all in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference.
This is another freely downloadable Bible software program with some nice features. Not quite as many resources are included as with the e-Sword program, but a very nice Bible software program indeed!
Adds a free toolbar to the FireFox browser that enables users to look up Scripture verses in a number of languages! Users can also search General Books, Commentaries, Daily Devotionals, Dictionaries, Glossaries, Maps and Images! Works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Free downloadable “Open Source” Bible study software in both PC and Linux operating system formats. While this program is free, it is not as user friendly as other programs, like e-sword, and is not recommended to be downloaded if you live in a persecuted country because some of the program’s code may make it easier for some governments to track. I recommend this program for Linux users since it is the only free Bible software I know of for this platform.
Another free Bible software program with a lot of great features and functionality. This is a free CD you order but pay $7.95 for shipping and only one program is allowed per family. Also, add-on features are NOT free. Donations are suggested on the site and proceeds go to support missionary resources.
MacSword (now called “Eloquent”) is a free & open-source application (based on the Sword Project) for research and study of God and His Word. It is developed specifically for Macintosh computers running Mac OS X. MacSword allows you to read and browse many different bibles translations in different languages as well as reading devotionals, commentaries, dictionaries and lexicons, it also supports searching and other advanced features.
FREE ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE:
AVG’s philosophy has always been that everyone has the right to basic computer security at no charge. And their 110 million users (which includes several of TruthForFree’s friends) think they’re doing a pretty good job. So if you’re planning to spend time online and you regularly exchange files with friends, check them out. Their free anti-virus solution is excellent as is their pay-version also which adds a lot more security and features. What’s really nice about AVG (free version) is the protection is really good without annoying nag screens all the time to buy the full version.
Over 100 million people have Avast protecting their computers, making it one of the world’s leading – and most trusted – anti-virus programs! This software has received a number of highly-rated reviews and provides great protection against Internet threats. The free version protects e-mail and general web browsing effectively and doesn’t seem to slow down the computer at all.
Avira AntiVir Personal FREE Antivirus is a reliable free antivirus solution, that constantly and rapidly scans your computer for malicious programs such as viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers etc. Monitors every action executed by the user or the operating system and reacts promptly when a malicious program is detected. The quality of Avira is comparable to programs like AVG but lighter on resources (which means it won’t slow down your computer), however, Avira does employ occasional large-window advertisements to buy the full version of its software. If you don’t mind the slight annoyance of the ad, the software is great and incredibly effective at stomping out viruses.