Abandonware DOS title

The most popular 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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Paint Shop Pro 3.11
applicationWindows XP/98/95, Windows 3.x
Visual Basic 3
applicationWindows XP/98/95, Windows 3.x
Turbo Pascal 7
applicationDOS, Windows 3.x, Mac


  • nortoncommander-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 ...

  • acrobat-reader-1-01
    DOS19933/5 utility

    Acrobat Reader was the first of a family of application software developed by Adobe Inc. to view, create, manipulate, print and manage Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Acrobat Reader 1 was released in 1993 for DOS and Mac.

  • borland-turbo-basic-1-03
    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...

  • qbasic71-01
    DOS19914.5/5 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...

  • wordstar4-01
    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...

  • dbase3-02
    DOS19844.2/5 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 ...

  • impulse-tracker2-05
    DOS1995freeware4.2/5 sound editor

    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...

  • gwbasic-03
    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...

  • autocad25-06
    DOS19864.1/5 graphics editor
  • 3d-studio-3-04
    DOS19934.2/5 graphics editor
  • deluxe-paint-2-04
    DOS19884.3/5 graphics editor
  • borland-c1-03
    DOS19874.2/5 programming
  • arachne-www-03
    DOS1996freeware3.8/5 internet

    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-eureka-1-04
    DOS19873.9/5 programming, educational software

    Borland Eureka: the Solver is an abandoned text-based application developed by Borland Software Corporation and released in 1987 for DOS. The product is designed to solve complex problems, generate tables and plots, and perform what-if analysis. The user writes an equation, sets options, and instructs the software to solve the problem. The pro...

  • doslynx-01
    DOS1992freeware3/5 internet
  • word-perfect-5-02
    DOS19894/5 word processor
  • freedos-shell-01
    DOS2002freeware3/5 utility, file management
  • dosbox-1
    Windows XP/98/95Linux2002freeware4.2/5 emulator
  • fast-tracker-01
    DOS19944.1/5 sound editor
  • borland-reflex-2-01
    DOS19863.9/5 database

    Borland Reflex was a relational database management system (RDBMS) developed by Borland International, a software company that was prominent in the 1980s and 1990s. Reflex was released in the mid-1980s as a graphical database software primarily targeted at business and professional users.

  • borland-turbo-pascal-3-03
    DOS19863.8/5 programming
  • dungeonmasterass1enc-1
    DOS1988protected4.1/5 gaming
  • ibm-visicalc-1-01
    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 ...

  • norton-desktop1-02
    DOS19924/5 utility
  • borland-turbo-c-2-02
    DOS19883.6/5 programming
  • dos-navigator-1-01
    DOS1991freeware4.1/5 file management
  • ibm-filing-assistant-02
    DOS19864.1/5 word processor, spreadsheet, utility
  • prolog_001
    DOS1986protected4.1/5 programming
  • neopaint3-03
    DOS19934.4/5 graphics editor
  • arj-1
    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.