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The best abandonware applications

Abandonware DOS is not only about games. Some of the most fondly remembered software for old PCs is an application. These applications, both for DOS and early versions of Windows, played pivotal roles in shaping the personal computing landscape. They introduced users to various productivity tools, multimedia experiences, and the potential of GUI-based interfaces.

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Melody Maker 3
applicationDOS
Skale Tracker
applicationWindows XP/98/95, Linux, Windows
Borland DBase 5
applicationDOS
neopaint3-03

NeoPaint 3.2

DOS19934.5/5 graphics editor
rawcopy-01

Rawcopy

DOS19924.4/5 utility, gaming software
3d-construction-kit-2-08

Virtual Reality Studio 2.0

DOS19924.4/5 gaming software
qbasic71-01

QBASIC

DOS19914.4/5 programming
QBasic, or QuickBASIC, was an interpreted version of the BASIC programming language developed by Microsoft. It was designed to be easy to learn and use, making it accessible to beginners and hobbyist programmers. QBasic was part of Microsoft's QuickBASIC product line, which included both compiled and interpreted versions of the language. QBasi...
alice-pascal-01

Alice: The Personal Pascal

DOS19854.4/5 programming
dbgl-01

DBGL: DOSBox Game Launcher

Windows2017freeware4.4/5 emulator
DBGL is a free and open-source frontend for DOSBox available for many platforms, developed in Java.
scummvm-01

ScummVM

Windows XP/98/952001freeware4.4/5 gaming software
deluxe-paint-2-04

Deluxe Paint 2

DOS19884.3/5 graphics editor
Deluxe Paint, often abbreviated as DPaint, was a popular bitmap graphics editor and animation software package. It was developed by Electronic Arts (EA) and released in the mid-1980s. Deluxe Paint was initially designed for the Commodore Amiga computer, which was known for its advanced graphics capabilities at the time.
ibm-visicalc-1-01

VisiCalc 1.0

DOS1979freeware4.3/5 spreadsheet
VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet software for personal computers, and it played a pivotal role in the early history of personal computing. It was developed by Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston and first released in 1979 for the Apple II computer. VisiCalc is often considered the first electronic spreadsheet, and its success had a significant impact ...
mathcad2-01

Math Cad 2.5

DOS19894.3/5 utility
arj-1

Arj

DOS19904.3/5 utility
ARJ is a file compression utility and file format created by Robert K. Jung. The name "ARJ" stands for "Archived by Robert Jung." It was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a compression tool for MS-DOS and other systems. ARJ offered high compression ratios and various features, such as archive encryption and error recovery.
dbase3-02

dBASE III

DOS19844.3/5 database
dBASE III is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that was popular in the late 1980s. It was developed by Ashton-Tate, a software company. dBASE III was a successor to the earlier dBASE II and was part of a series of dBASE products. dBASE III played a significant role in the history of database management systems, especially during ...
3d-studio-3-04

3D Studio 3

DOS19934.3/5 graphics editor
norton-editor2-01

Norton Editor 2

DOS19904.2/5 word processor
wordstar4-01

Wordstar 4

DOS19864.2/5 word processor
WordStar 4 was a popular word processing software program during the early days of personal computing. WordStar 4 included features typical of word processors in that era, allowing users to create, edit, and format documents. It used a command-driven interface, where users would enter specific commands to perform various tasks. The software wa...
dfend-1

D-Fend Reloaded

Windows XP/98/95Windows2008freeware4.2/5 emulator
D-Fend Reloaded it's one of the most user-friendly front ends for the popular DOS-BOX emulator. The installer download includes the latest versione of DOS-BOX and is available for free for Windows
nortoncommander-5

Norton Commander 5.5

DOS19984.2/5 file management
Norton Commander was one of the most popular file manager applications ever released for MS DOS. Its clever side-by-side windows interface and the ease of use allowed DOS users to copy, delete, move and preview any kind of file without the hassle of typing every command by hand. Norton Commander was first released in 1986, but the latest and final ...
borland-c1-03

Borland Turbo C v1

DOS19874.2/5 programming
turbo-pascal-7-01

Turbo Pascal 7

DOSWindows 3.xMac19924.2/5 programming
Turbo Pascal 7 (TP7) is a programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) that was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was developed by Borland as an evolution of their earlier Turbo Pascal versions. Turbo Pascal 7 was released around 1992.Turbo Pascal 7 gained popularity in educational settings and among hobbyist progra...
gwbasic-03

GW-BASIC 3

DOS19884.2/5 programming
GW-BASIC (short for Gee Whiz BASIC) is a dialect of the BASIC programming language that was developed by Microsoft. It's one of the early implementations of BASIC and was included as the default programming environment in early versions of the MS-DOS operating system.GW-BASIC was initially released with MS-DOS 2.0 in 1983. Subsequent versions of MS...
dosbox-1

DOSBox

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac2002freeware4.2/5 emulator
DOSBox is an open-source emulator that allows you to run software and games designed for the MS-DOS operating system on modern computers. As you probably already know, MS-DOS was a popular operating system used in the 1980s and early 1990s. DOSBox emulates the necessary hardware components and provides a DOS-like environment, allowing users to...
arachne-www-03

Arachne WWW

DOS1996freeware4.2/5 browser
Arachne is a graphical web browser for DOS. Arachne was developed by Michal Polák and released in the early 1990s as a text-mode web browser with limited graphical capabilities. Arachne allowed DOS users to browse the World Wide Web in a graphical, though quite basic, manner. It supported features such as displaying images, handling lin...
borland--dbase-5-02

Borland DBase 5

DOS19944.2/5 database
lha-1

LHA

DOS19884.2/5 utility
borland-turbo-basic-1-03

Borland Turbo Basic 1.0

DOS19874.1/5 programming
Borland Turbo Basic was a programming language developed by Borland, a software company that was prominent in the 1980s and 1990s. Turbo Basic was part of the Turbo series of programming languages and development tools that Borland created during that time.Turbo Basic was designed as a fast and efficient version of the BASIC programming language. B...
autocad25-06

AutoCAD 2.5

DOS19864.1/5 graphics editor
fast-tracker-01

Fast Tracker 2

DOS19944.1/5 sound software
dungeonmasterass1enc-1

Dungeon Master's Assistant Vol 1

DOS1988protected4.1/5 gaming software
moslodeluxe-1

Mo'Slo

DOS1990protected4.1/5 utility
The previous file hosted here was put online by mistake (it was the deluxe version, not the basic one). Copyright holders kindly allowed Abandonware DOS to link directly to their website where you can buy the deluxe version of Mo'Slo.
impulse-tracker2-05

Impulse Tracker

DOS1995freeware4.1/5 sound software
Impulse Tracker was a popular music tracker software developed by Jeffrey Lim in the late 1990s. Impulse Tracker utilized a tracker-style user interface, which was common in the demoscene and among enthusiasts of chiptune and electronic music. The interface is characterized by a grid of rows and columns where users input note and instrument da...