Before searching through the BIG LIST of free stuff, inside - (Software Santa's Big List),
here are some of the highlights, or “Best Of”, the Presents, for your perusal. Enjoy!!!
Shut-In Activities Section:
(Everyone is stuck at home: and needs something fun to distract them.)
A site with FUN activities designed for little kids: Happy Hooligans is dedicated to easy and affordable arts & crafts, and playtime! Parents may discover educational play activities to keep kids occupied .... Software Santa first learned about Oobleck here. (Also includes a recipe for Oobleck - a non-Newtonian Solid!)
A site with FUN activities designed for Grades K - 8: Funbrain is the Internet's #1 Education Site for K-8 Kids and Teachers Software Santa found games, and videos, and books to read ... Like "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" ....
A site with construction activities for kids of all ages: Paper Toys are 3D Paper Cut-Outs: and they can keep bored kids busy for HOURS This is an Excellent site to keep Kids busy on a rainy Day - & it ONLY costs you Printer Ink, PAPER and GLUE! (Hint: keep Scissors/Glue/and Paper IN STOCK!)
A site with observation based activities for kids of all ages: SpotTheDifference.com has great observation based puzzle games! It took Software Santa about 6 years of playing, and replaying, and replaying these puzzles to FINALLY get tired of them. (YMMV.) This site is fun for some folks ... try it?
A fun painting program for kids of all ages: TuxPaint! Open Source Drawing Software for Children (for ALL Platforms EXECPT Mac Classic) Too Much fun for Just Kids to have. Santa plays with it regularly. BE SURE To GET the FREE "Stamp Package" and install all of the Cool Rubber Stamps in it!! TUX PAINT STAMPS installers
A site with construction activities, for grownups, or kids: Cubeecraft (pronounced kyoob-ee) papercraft toys are FREE to download Some Cubeecraft papercraft toys are DESIGNED for Adults - I'm looking your way: Official Princess Bride Game Cubeecraft!
"Each toy features interlocking tabs for construction - eliminating the need for tape, glue or other messy adhesives" Print Out/Cut Out/Assemble!!
A Very nice online Library: HathiTrust Digital Library preserves and provides access to over 17000000 books. Six and a half million free public domain books. You don't have Time to read them ALL: so Choose carefully!
A Master site with over 5,600,000 Videos to Watch: The Moving Images Archive is a library of free movies, films, and videos. A large collection, of video collections: TV/Commercials/Cartoons/Movies/Documentaries - and Other Video not mentioned above ... with over Five Million Videos to watch - and most can be downloaded!
Another Very nice online Library: Project Gutenberg is an open library of over 60,000 free eBooks Most of these are older books from before the 1970s: because they are free public domain books. You don't have to sign up: just start reading!!!
A Master site with over 10,000,000 Audio Files: The Internet Audio Archive has over TEN Million free digital recordings! This library contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users - and most can be downloaded!
A Master site with over 4,300,000 Things to Read: The Internet Archive Books collection has up to FIVE Million Things to read online!! Welcome to the Internet Archive Books collection! Some books can be freely read, and downloaded. Others can be borrowed: and read in our online book reader.
Best Free Tablet or Phone APPs: For iOS or Android or OTHER Mobile Devices!
Replace Super Mario Kart: SuperTuxKart - FREE Copy of Super Mario Kart Racing game - is NOW On Android! This is an almost identical clone of SuperMarioKart - without Mario and Gang - in it - Open Source and TOTALLY AD FREE! One of Software Santa's all time favorite games: on 'Droid or Computer!
Replace Super Mario Brothers: Super Tux! A classic side-scroller 'Mario Brothers' like Arcade Game for Android Available for regular computers below - Mario and Gang have been Hijacked!
Open Source Sledding Style Race for Android: Tux Rider is a great port of TUX Racer to the Android platform! Tux Racer on the ANDROID Platform!!! (1st Person View Racing ... ) For Computers get Extreme Tux Racer - below.
Replace "Minecraft" with an open source Voxel Building Game for Android: Minetest is a FREE open source voxel game engine (like Minecraft® ) For Android Maps are 62000 by 62000 by 62000 voxels!!! (238,328,000,000,000. cubic voxels!) For Computers - get Minetest - below.
Armagetron Advanced clone for Android - 0 to 4 Human Players at one time: Androgetron is the Android clone of the lightcycle game Armagetron Advanced The "Light Cycle" game from the movie TRON. Get it for regular computers, below.
Replace the Classic puzzle game "Boulder Dash" or "Emerald Mine" or "Sokoban" or "Supaplex" for iOS: Rocks'n'Diamonds is a Boulder Dash Port to iOS 9 (or later?) devices A Complete Port of Rocks 'n' Diamonds to the iOS 9 (or greater) platform. This has 6,000 Levels - Way Wicked!!! Version for computer systems below
Replace the Classic puzzle game "Boulder Dash" for Android: Diamond Mine is a Rocks'n'Diamonds / Boulder Dash clone for Android A CLONE of Rocks 'n' Diamonds to the Android platform. This has 126 Levels. Version for computer systems below
Dungeons & Dragons fantasy RPG for Android: The Battle for Wesnoth (D&D - Fantasy) is Now Available for Android devices! Ages 10+ please, for Battle Games. Get it for regular computers, below.
Replace the RISK Board Game for Android: Domination (risk & strategy) is like the famous board game RISK - For Android! The Regular AI Players are Too Strong - set them to Easy. Get it for regular computers, below.
Try a NEW Strategy Board Game with a miniature chess type of feel - for Android or iOS Devices: Feud is a turn-based strategy board game a bit like Mini Chess for iOS and Droid This is a NEW Game!!!! This works on iOS and Android devices. Get it for regular computers, below.
Play ordinary Chess - or six special types of VARIANT (AKA "Fairy") CHESS - on your Mobile devices: Pulsar Chess Engine is a FAIRY CHESS playing chess game for Android / iOS device This is a chess game that will beat you - IF you don't set it to an easier level!!!! This also works on iOS devices, unlike "Droidfish" (below), and this Also Plays 6 types of Fairy Chess!!!
Do you dare risk letting your Android phone outsmart you: DroidFish Chess is a Complete Chess Board And an AI Opponent for Android This is a very smart chess game that will mop the board with you - IF you don't set it to an easier level!!!! Beaten at Chess by your OWN telephone ... how embarrassing!!!
Replace Scrabble 2D for Mobile Devices: Palm & & Windows Crosswords for handhelds implements the rules of Scrabble® for handhelds A version of Scrabble for Pocket PC or Palm or Android. - Find Scrabble 3D for Computers below.
Replace a game like Starcraft, Command & Conquer, or Age of Empires: & Warfare Incorporated is a FREE real time strategy (RTS) game for iOS or Android For Ages 10+ please … a Battle game!
Replace a FPS Game (Like the famous "Doom") on Android: FreeDoom for Android is a free First Person Shooter (FPS) game for your device! A First Person Shooter (FPS) on the ANDROID Platform!!! And you can Download more MODs. For Computers get FreeDoom below.
Replace Civilization V - Conquer the WORLD with Android: UnCiv is a clone of the most famous empire-building game ever for Android (4.0 & up) Still in development. Get it for regular computers, below.
§ A maddeningly hard puzzle game properly named "Vexed": Android & Palm Vexed is a fun and addictive puzzle game developed for Palm and Android Nasty Evil Brainbusters ... made poor old Software Santa CRY. Have fun going mad ...
WATCH as galactic empires rise and fall - with this TOY: & Galimulator is a galactic simulator as empires rise and fall, for Android or iOS You can do a LOT of things with this galactic 'fishbowl' besides watch fish evolve into ... ?
Incredibly speedy object recognition game: Little Finder for iOS Devices is the Hidden Object Game for Kids (and SPACE ALIENS!) Can YOU score 4,000+ points? Faster than Software Santa himself - possibly the quickest APP ever made. This learning toy is perfect for small children also.
Replace the Puzzle game "Blockus" for Android: Blokish is an Ad Free Open Source version of the Blockus board game for Android A Turn based Puzzle game for AI OR Human players (any combo of!)
Replace Microsoft Solitaire (for Android): Simple Solitaire Collection is the original open source AD FREE Android Game! 15 different games - customizable - Totally Ad FREE! You can play Aces Up, Canfield, Forty & Eight, FreeCell, Golf, Grandfathers Clock, Gypsy, Klondike, Mod 3, Pyramid, Simple Simon, Spider, Tripeaks, Vegas, and Yukon.
A Collection of 100 Logic Games for Mobile Devices: & & Windows 100 Logic Games are Time Killers - with 10000+ free levels - Windows / iOS / Android Time Wasters made for the Main 3 Mobile Operating Systems ... And always something New to Try!
Another Collection of Logic Games for Mobile Devices: & 100 Squared Logic Games - The Sequel! 50 new games and 10,000 levels (100²) More Time Wasters made for iOS and Android ... And always something New to Try!
A Collection of 39 small, fun, Logical Puzzle Toys: & Palm & & Windows & Symbian S60 Simon Tatham's Puzzles is a set of single-player logic puzzles for Mobile Devices A DOZEN of Software Santa's all time favorite games: on Android, or Computer! Some New and Novel puzzles you’ve never seen before - and a few old favorites - each of the 39 games have multiple versions of difficulty under the "Type" Options. Try This!!!
Android Open Source APP Installer and Updater: F-Droid is an Android FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) Repository A LOT of FREE Games that you do not know about!!!!!! This is the only source of "PySolFC for the Android - for instance. And the Original "Blockish".
How about a cartoon arcade style game filled with bloody revenge (and Milk!): Cow's Revenge is a Open Source AD FREE Side Scroller 2D Arcade Game for Android. A "juicy" game where the tables are turned and the "bad guys" are human butchers: how many humans can you kill? Remember: "Take no prisoners!". Version for Computers (below) ...
Help Santa deliver all of the presents in time: Windows & Android Christmas Eve Crisis for mobile devices lets you help Santa deliver the presents 10 levels — travel around the world! Version for Computers below ...
Universal Media File or Stream Player: & Fire & VLC is a universal media player for iOS 9 devices or Android 2.3 devices, and up - or Kindle Fire Plays Streams or Files ... even supports ANCIENT CoDecs from Decades ago (Like "Indio Video")! Version for Computers below ...
A simple astrology APP for iOS 6 (or greater): Celeste lets you do Free astrological calculations on your iPhone or iPad - soon for Android devices! The Android version is still in beta but you can download this APP as an .APK! For Computers you can get Maitreya8 (listed below) ...
Shoot and Edit movies on your Apple Device: Apple Clips is a NEW Movie Creating and Editing App (for iOS 13.0 and Up) The latest movie editing APP available for your latest generation iOS Device!!!
A motherlode of iOS Games: Boy Howdy Technology has Many FREE games for iOS - iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch 4 Dozen FREE Games – including the Best Slot Machine APP!
A universal math and graphing "Computer Algebra System" (CAS) for iOS or Android: & GeoGebra CAS Calculator is a Computer Algebra System for iOS or Android devices Got Homework? This APP brings together Geometry, alGebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. Version for Computers below ...
An antitheft APP to protect up to 3 mobile devices (Laptops or Phones or Tablets): Prey will help you track & find your mobile device if it ever is lost or stolen FREE for up to 3 Devices ... Works on Windows, Mac OS, Ubuntu, Linux, Android, and iOS devices! Paid Pro plans for more devices or more features ...
Free Resources! (with More for Low Income families):
One web site that helps you win "Class Action Lawsuit Rebates" - by informing you OF Them: Class Action Lawsuit Rebates has a nice listing of free rebate checks! Find out what Rebates are currently available ... some do not even require proof-of-purchase! Watch: Class Action Rebates - How it Works.
One in Eight People in the US have accidentally left Money Behind: Missing Money dot Com helps you find Money you may have left behind or lost! Find out what is a "NAUPA" ... even Software Santa learned that he had left Cash behind: and has a valid claim!!! Try Your Luck!
Did you know that you could check your Credit Reports for FREE? Annual Credit Report dot Com is the Federally mandated site for Credit Reports Once a year you are allowed to read your Credit reports at all 3 credit scoring agencies FOR FREE - so you can contest any incorrect information. You just have to know WHERE to go to get it!!
Low to moderate income tax filers get FREE Software to file their Taxes through the IRS: Free File is an IRS funded program that lets you Do Your Federal Taxes for Free If your 2019 AGI is less than $69,000 you qualify for the FULL IRS Free File Experience ... make filing your Taxes Easy!!!
A Master resource site for assistance programs ... just what its name says: Need Help Paying Bills has info on assistance programs and MORE Each State has different programs of assistance - here is a BIG List of resources!!
Are you College Bound (Or know someone Who IS?)? With FRANK is a site that helps you apply with FAFSA to Help you Pay for College One site that gets you the MAXIMUM FREE College Financial Aid you are entitled to – and makes it EASY to Apply for it!
There is ONE federal website to help you get the maximum federal benefits you may be entitled to: Benefits.gov is an online resource to help you find federal benefits you may be eligible for (in the United States). One site that gets you the MAXIMUM FREE Federal Benefits you are entitled to – a resource of resources!
A Master resource site for Veterans, and Active Duty personnel, assistance programs: The National Resource Directory is searchable database of resources for Veterans Here is a BIG List of resources for Active Duty / Veterans / and their Families!!
Low Income folks can get a discount on Phone OR Internet Service: Lifeline is an affordable Telephone Service for Income-Eligible Consumers. Sometimes referred to as "The Obama Phone" by street people who got Android Smart Phones (with monthly Plans included) - must be ‘Low Income’ to qualify.
Low Income Renters and Homeowners SAVE Money by having your House Weatherized for FREE: WAP - Weatherization Assistance Program does FREE home energy improvements! Weatherstripping of doors / Low flow Showerheads and Faucets / Caulking up Cracks / night lights / new appliances (If yours are TOO OLD) / maybe even insulation in your attic - Plus lots more ... and it varies by State - must be ‘Low Income’ to qualify.
FREE Federal Cash Grant - for Paying your Energy Bills - Given to Low Income Households: HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) for Low Income folks pays your Energy Bill Each State has a different program … apply through your Local energy company … must be ‘Low Income’ to qualify. Software Santa got $240 credited to his energy bill in 2019!
An Entertainment Cornucopia to Feast from:
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(Enough Games, with Enough Levels in each, that you will be playing with some of these for many years to come. Download extra levels and/or vehicles - and you can PLAY for a LIFETIME!)
Replace Super Mario Kart: SuperTuxKart is a Free 3D Kart racing game just like Super Mario Kart! Download more Karts / Battle Arenas / Tracks here https://online.supertuxkart.net/ Version for Android Devices ... above
Replace Super Mario Brothers: Super Tux! A 'Mario Brothers' like Arcade Game for most systems & Android Classic Side-Scrolling action platform game … Minus the Nintendo characters! Version for Android Devices ... above
Race against the clock on challenging slippery snow courses. Make a Penguin FLY: Extreme Tux Racer is a downhill racing game starring Tux, the Linux penguin Mac OS X Version is Not developed in 11 years ... yet this still works on Mac OS X 10.12 - WON'T WORK On 10.15 Version for Android Devices ... above
Replace Minecraft: Terasology is a Java & cross platform game that pays ample tribute to Minecraft Requires Java 8 to run. Terasology is a free and open-source survival and discovery game set in a voxel world. Influenced by Minecraft, Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper, it offers a unique and enjoyable building and playing experience.
ANOTHER Replacement for Minecraft: Minetest is a FREE open source voxel game engine (like Minecraft®) Maps are 62000 by 62000 by 62000 voxels!!! (238,328,000,000,000. cubic voxels: That should be room enough to build in, Right?) What?!? You ran out of SPACE?!? Version for Android Devices ... above
§ Replace that old fashioned MECHANICAL Wooden marble-in-a-maze TABLE Game: Nuncabola is a cross platform Java 8 Based skill Game based on Neverball REQUIRES Java 8 to Run!! Tilt the floor to roll your self to where you want to go. Well, it SOUNDS Easy enough ... Let us see if YOU can get past Level 8 of the Simple Tutorial ... no one Software Santa knows can even get past the TUTORIAL!! Good Luck with this Impossible Game!!!
§ Replace PSX game "Kula World" / "Roll Away": Cubosphere is a freeware game similar to the PSX game "Kula World" / "Roll Away" Not developed in 8 years ... yet this still works on Mac OS X 10.13 - WON'T WORK On 10.14
Play the Famous FPS "Doom" (Or one of the many MANY Free MODS): GZDoom is the continuation of ZDoom and QZDoom engines for playing DOOM WADs Can play all Doom engine games, including Ultimate Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen, Strife, and more! If you do not have your OWN WAD Files just laying around: use the "FreeDoom" WAD Files instead. ... (next listing) Software Santa can only play "Chex Quest 3" - because he's not too fond of gore.
FreeDoom is an "Open Source" WAD File for use with GZDoom: The Freedoom project aims to create a complete free content first person shooter game Team these WAD files up with GZDoom (previous listing) for a new & unique FPS. These files are no good by themselves: they need a GAME ENGINE, one that can Handle WAD files, to make them Chase you and Shoot at You ... Version for Android Devices ... above
An Online Shooter Against up to 16 Other People: Teeworlds is a free cross platform online retro multiplayer shooter Teeworlds is a free online multiplayer game, available for all major operating systems. Battle with up to 16 players in a variety of game modes, including Team Deathmatch and Capture The Flag. You can even design your own maps!
An Online multiplayer Team Match Shooter Against the Aliens / or Against the Humans: Unvanquished is an online, multiplayer, first-person strategy game shooter You find a server online and join one side or the other - then find a team - then find a match. Shoot 'Em UP!!!! NICE GRAPHICS!!!!
Replace the goriest, bloodiest FPS (Arena Shooter) that you have played: Red Eclipse is a single-player and multi-player first-person ego-shooter The most violent game on this page. Murder them QUICK: before they blow your guts all over the walls. LOTS Of Blood and Super Violent Killing - And you can Parkour like Superman! (Blood and Gore! NOT good for Kids OR Teens .... Rated "M" for "Mature" You should be at least of legal age to murder wantonly before you play this game ... )
Replace Dance Dance Party / Guitar Hero / UltraStar Deluxe / and SingStar: Performous combines SingStar, Guitar Hero and dancing all in the same game This game is like SingStar or UltraStar Deluxe .... combined with Guitar Hero, and dancing: all in the same game. Even MORE Fun if you happen to have the Right Controllers lying around leftover from any of THOSE Games!
Replace the "Snake" game with this variant of it: Ri-li is an arcade game: you drive a toy wood engine and collect all the cars on the Tracks! This is actually educational software in Disguise. This still works on Mac OS X 10.12 - WON'T WORK On 10.15
§ Replace Fish Fillets II from Atari: Fish Fillets NG is a Puzzle / Adventure Game Just Like Fish Fillet II from Atari This fun adventure puzzle is very difficult. Guide your two fish safely to the Exit. (Mine keep getting crushed.)
Replace the Lemmings puzzle game: Pingus is a free cross-platform Lemmings-like puzzle game Pingus is a free cross-platform Lemmings-like puzzle game ... guide the Pingus to their goal!
Replace the Classic puzzle game "Boulder Dash" or "Emerald Mine" or "Sokoban" or "Supaplex": Rocks'n'Diamonds is a Boulder Dash Clone with extra features Rocks 'n' Diamonds is a difficult puzzle game based upon fun CLASSIC Games!!! Versions for iOS and Android above ....
§ A fiendishly clever puzzle game with a dexterity component: Enigma is a cool puzzle game like "Oxyd" or "Rock 'n Roll" (Windows Mac Linux) This puzzle has over 1000 levels. This is not easy. This may take a while ...
Replace your Olde Tyme CLASSIC "D&D" Board Game: The Battle for Wesnoth is a COOL Cross Platform "D&D" Strategy Turn Based Game "Dungeons and Dragons" Computerized and brought to animated life!!! The AI actually fights on YOUR Side, also!!!! Download Extra Campaigns to Play. Version for Android Devices ... above
Replace the Classic Board Game "RISK": Domination is a Friendlier version of RISK in JAVA 5 for Droids and most systems Requires Java 5 or better to run! The AI Players will beat you if you don't set them to easy! Version for Android Devices ... above
Try a NEW Strategy Board Game with a miniature chess type of feel: Feud is a NEW cross platform turn-based strategy board game a bit like Mini Chess Play a completely NEW Board Strategy game - Against AI or Human Players!!! Find Feud for Mobile Devices, above ...
Replace the Classic "Scrabble" Board Game - And much MUCH More!!: Scrabble3D is played against computer or other local or network connected player Play "Scrabble" / "Superscrabble" / or "Scrabble 3D" - Against AI or Human Players!!! Scrabble for Mobile Devices above ...
§ Replace the Classic Board Game "Checkers": EBFCheckers is a Checkers game implementation in Java that is optimized for AI. Play "Checkers" - Against AI or a Human Player!!! (Any Combination ... watch Two AI Players ONLY battle it out if you wish!)
Replace the Classic "Chess" Board Game: SJCE - Strong Java Chess Engines - is a free portable cross-platform graphical chess game, written in 100% Java. NEEDS JAVA 8 Play "Chess" against Human or AI Opponents. Find "Droidfish" Chess ... for Android Devices above ...
Replace the Classic Board Game "Chinese Checkers": Bordeaux1 Chinese Checkers is a playable Chinese Checkers simulator with GUI and AI - Written in Java. Play "Chinese Checkers" - Against AI or Human Players!!! (Any Combination ... watch AI Players ONLY battle it out if you wish!)
Replace the Classic Board Game "Clue"® from Parker Brothers: Cluedo, The Art of Murder is a murder mystery game written in Java. This Requires JAVA to Run ... was still working in the year 2020 with "JAVA 8"! Play the classic turn based board game "Clue" - Against AI or Human Players!!! (Any Combination ... watch AI Players ONLY battle it out if you wish!)
Replace the "Fighting Fantasy" or "Choose Your Own Adventure" BOOK ADVENTURES With: JAVA Fabled Lands is a faithful copy of the Fabled Lands Storybook Series Requires Java 5 or greater. BEWARE: this Game has Been Out for 10 Years Now (Since 2009) & Software Santa has been trapped inside it for FIVE YEARS (since 2014). He was last seen in "Marlock City" in possession of over 1000 "shards" ... having completed many quests! Not escaping from it any year soon, either.
Replace Civilization V - Conquer the WORLD: UnCiv is an open-source Desktop port of Civ V to Linux, Windows, and Java 8 There is still a LOT of work to do to make this a COMPLETE Copy of Civ 5, but it IS Playable NOW!!! Version for Android Devices ... above
Replace the "Light Cycles" game from TRON: Armagetron Advanced: TRONs LightCycles in 3D! Windows / Mac X / Linux / BSD From the 1980's Movie - Then one of 4 'mini games' of the Arcade game (inspired by that movie) - to your Computer! Version for Android Devices ... above
Wanna Race Fast Cars on the Track, instead of on a GRID? X Speed Race you drive the super fast cars and become the best driver out there Race against AI Drivers with choice of Cars and Tracks.
Motorcycle Stunt and Racing Game: X-Moto is a challenging cross-platform 2D motocross platform game It's very old (10 Years) but the Mac Version was working (OS 10.12) when I checked - WON'T WORK On 10.15 ...
A Race Car simulator with AI Drivers, more Cars, and More Tracks available: Speed Dreams is an Open Source motorsport simulation for Windows, Mac, or Linux An exciting track racer with realistic physics, AI Competitors and lots more good stuff to download! The Graphics in this game are fantastic.
Learn to Fly - with this FREE Fun Flight Simulator: YSFlight is the only free flight simulator where anything is possible. This is a very popular free flight simulator ... and chances are GOOD it will work on YOUR computer!!
Race car simulator that allows you to "Drift": VDrift is a cross-platform, open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind. Last Release in 2014 but Mac OS X version still working on Mac OS X 10.12 in the year 2020. Intense multi car racing.
Replace Microsoft Flight Simulator: Flight Gear 3 is an Open Source FREE Flight Simulator Windows / Mac OS X / LINUX A Full Featured Flight Simulator. This one is the most Technically Accurate simulator ... Really LEARN to Fly!!!
Design, and then Drive Through, a realistic physics Stunt arena (For Windows or Mac OS X): Stunt Playground is a fully 3D stunt driving game for Windows or Mac OS X You can Design all kinds of crazy stunt driving playgrounds ... and then drive on them ... and record the carnage. The Mac OS X version still works on OS X 10.13 - WON'T WORK On 10.15 ...
Meet the ULTIMATE (200+) Vehicle Simulator - Sail/Drive/Fly: Rigs of Rods (RoR) is Open Source truck, car, airplane, helicopter, and boat simulator Over 200 Vehicles to download: RIGHT HERE! The Mac OS X version (0.35) is 10 years old but still works on OS X 10.12 - WON'T WORK On 10.15 ...
Replace Escape Velocity: Endless Sky is a 2D space trading and combat game similar to Escape Velocity A galaxy lies open for you to explore. You sign your loan and buy a ship ... good luck with that.
Replace R-Type, or Gradius, 2D Side-Scrolling Space Battle Retro Arcade Game: Cosmoscroll is a side-scrolling space-based shoot'em up arcade game This is a LOT like the old coin eating arcade games: with side-scrolling, retro-looking graphics, and chiptune music. Version 0.3a works on Mac 10.13 in the Year 2020 - WON'T WORK On 10.14 ...
Another hardcore scroll-shooter Space Battle game: AstroMenace is an astonishing 3D cross platform hardcore space scroll-shooter Immerse into a decisive battle against tons of cunning foes, face the terrifying bosses and protect your homeland throughout 15 diverse levels of the game.
Replace "Elite", a space empire and galactic conquest simulation: Oolite is a cross platform space sim game inspired by Elite Oolite (Object Oriented Elite) is a fast paced space sim that can be played in many Ways!!! ...
A turn-based space empire and galactic conquest simulation: FreeOrion is a free, open source, turn-based space empire and galactic conquest Like FreeCiv or FreeCol - but in Space!
A tiling board game for up to 4 players: Tripod is a Tri-ominoes board game for one to four players for Windows or Mac X! Even the "Easy" AI Players are a real challenge ... they sometimes beat Software Santa. He's NEVER Beaten the Strong AI Players.
A Collection of 39 small, and fun, Logical Puzzle Toys: Simon Tatham's Puzzles is a set of single-player open-source logic puzzle games New and Novel puzzles you’ve never seen before - and a few old favorites - each of the 39 games have multiple versions (Look under the "Types" Menu) of difficulty. Try This!!! Version for Mobile Devices ... above A DOZEN of Software Santa's all time favorite games: on 'Droid or Computer!
How about a cartoon arcade style game, for your Computer, filled with bloody revenge (and Milk!)? Cow's Revenge is a Open Source AD FREE Side Scroller 2D Arcade Game A "juicy" game where the tables are turned and the "bad guys" are human butchers: how many humans can you kill? Remember: "Take no prisoners!". Version for Android Devices - (above) ...
Help Santa deliver all of the presents in time: Christmas Eve Crisis lets you help Santa deliver the presents 10 levels — travel around the world! Version for Mobile Devices - above.
Replace Astrolabe's Solar Fire Astrology Software: Maitreya is a mature Open Source platform for Vedic and western astrology This does the basic astrological functions that any Commercial Astrology Software Does horary / progressives / relationships / and natal charts!!! This still works on Mac OS X 10.12 - WON'T WORK On 10.15 Natal Charts are available for Mobile devices (above) ...
Best Desktop Software Replacements:
(See if these FREE Replacements can fill your needs, first: before you plunk down BIG $$$ BUCKS for Professional Software!)
Replace Mathworks "Matlab" professional Math Computation Suite: Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations. Save $1,900 on the price of MathWorks MATLAB! This MAY Require Java 8 to run ... but It replaces a two thousand dollar calculation program!!!
A Complete Math and Graphing "Computer Algebra System" (CAS) for your Computer: GeoGebra is a free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software in JAVA It brings together Geometry, alGebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use offline package. Version for Android and iOS ... above
Replace LucidChart or Litemind Mind Mapping Software: Freeplane is free cross platform and open source mind mapping software. Java 5 Mind Mapping Software is one of the Most Effective productivity tools Software Santa knows of.
Complete and Secure File Transfer Software: Cyberduck is The Only FTP and SFTP Browser you'll need! for Mac or Windows Super Robust FTP or SFTP client - for the World's Storage services!!!
A Complete 3D modeling rendering and Animation system: Blender is 3D modeling, rendering, animation All-in-One for Linux/Windows/Mac X This program encompasses the ENTIRE 3D pipeline: modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing, and a 2D animation pipeline.
The "Highest Caliber" Universal E-Book Reader, Converter, and Library available: calibre is a cross platform one stop solution to all your e-book needs (calibre is pronounced like 'Caliber')
Replace Final Cut or Adobe Premier video editors with this: Avidemux is a video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding. With this program you can do video editing - and new features are added regularly!!!
Would you like to shoot a Movie? OpenShot Video Editor is an open-source video editor for Linux, Mac, and Windows With this program, and a video camera, you can create your OWN Movies!!!! Write your Own scripts - Shoot all of the Scenes you need - Put it ALL together with THIS.
Another Amazing Movie Editor and Creator: Shotcut is an open source cross-platform video editor for Windows, Linux, or Mac Edit Video Files and create your OWN Movies!!!!
Replace Microsoft Office (except "Outlook"): Libre Office is the BEST Replacement for Microsoft Office (It is BETTER Than MS Office on Macintosh and Linux systems!)
Replace Microsoft Outlook, also: Thunderbird is the leading open source email and PIM application in the World! (Compare Thunderbird to Microsoft Outlook HERE: Thunderbird VS. Outlook)
Replace Microsoft Project (corporate project management software): ProjectLibre is the open source replacement of Microsoft Project You could create Project Management assignments, or Open Microsoft Project project files and work with THEM.
Replace Adobe Photoshop: G.I.M.P. can Save you hundreds on Adobe Photoshop (for Windows or Mac X or Linux) A FREE Bitmap Image Editor with all of Photoshop's features! Includes Free Tutorials online.
A Painting Tool different from Adobe Photoshop: Krita is a FREE painting tool designed for artists, illustrators, and VFX work! A FREE Image Painting Suite with animation features! Includes Free Tutorials online.
Replace Freehand or Illustrator: Inkscape is a Free and complete SVG Editor, like Freehand or Illustrator! A FREE Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) editor with All features!
Replace "Storybook" with a Complete tool for Writers of All Kinds: oStorybook is novel-writing software for creative writers, novelists and authors - written in JAVA This requires Java 8 to run. This is a professional Novel Writing aid that keeps track of EVERY Little Detail for You when you are coming up with your story! Indispensable!!!
Here is a simple desktop app designed to help manage your invoicing needs: Upcount is a beautifully-simple desktop app made to help manage your invoicing Customize the invoices according to your needs and preferences.
Replace Quark Express® or Adobe InDesign®: Scribus lets you Desktop Publish and SAVES $$$ on Adobe InDesign® or QuarkXPress® A professional page layout and publishing solution like Adobe InDesign or Quark Express!
Replace Windows or Quicktime Media Players: VideoLAN has the VLC media player for ALL Platforms (Except Mac Classic) A Universal Media Player: Plays Discs / Files / Streams!!! I MEAN "Universal": ANCIENT Codec's from DECADES Long Past (Like "Indio Video" Codec ... which I think my Grandpa was still using ... on his hand cranked laptop) are still supported here!!!! Version for Mobile Devices ... above
Do you need a free and powerful Video Downloader: ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, and Many More video sites. Downloads Video from many popular sites like YouTube or Vimeo .... Also includes a Search Function! (Search for "Snoring Hummingbird" for Example ... )
Old Apple Computers (made in 2007 - 2009) may have Secret Upgrades to their Operating Systems available: Your old APPLE Computer (13 years old or less - CERTAIN Models from 2007 On!) MAY have a SECRET, Upgraded Mac OS Available! Apple HIDES The locations, of the Previous Operating System installer files, in the Apple App store! You NEED to already have these SECRET Links, in order to LOCATE the Installers you need, to upgrade your system! El Capitan (10.11) is the oldest OS still available from 10.6 Snow Leopard.