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April Fools' Day Freebies

Every April Fools' Day, we here at TheFreeSite.com serve up a roundup of the latest April Fools' Day-related freebies, including practical joke freebies, gag programs, prank freeware, and more. Be sure to check with us regularly between now and April Fools' Day, as we'll continue to add new listings to this section.

April Fools Pranks app

This fun free smartphone app, which has been updated for 2016, offers a roundup of over 100 April Fools' Day pranks "to fool your friends and foes." The app offers home pranks, office practical jokes, and more, along with a selection of videos and prank instructions. (For Android).

Broken Screen Prank

Fool your friends with this nifty free app that creates the realistic illusion of a cracked screen effect on a mobile phone. The app offers a variety of broken screen patterns to choose from, including crack, bullet shot, fracture, shattered, and more. (For Android).

April Fools Worksheets

The teacher's resource site BusyTeacher.org offers a collection of 14 free worksheets about April Fools' Day, with new worksheets added regularly. Here, you'll find worksheets for all different ages and ability levels.

April Fools iPhone Pranks

This site offers a collection of April Fools' Day pranks for iPhone users. All you need is access to an unlocked iPhone to pull off these simple, last-minute pranks. (For iPhone).

April Fools' Day Pranks For Teachers

Are you a school teacher? This site offers a fun roundup of simple but effective April Fools' Day pranks that you can play on your students.

April Fools' Day Graphics

Claire Schaeffer's site offers a nice roundup of the Web's top April Fools' Day-themed graphics sites. Free images here include joke animations, fun matching sets, humorous Windows splash screens and more. All sites are rated and reviewed.


This freeware prank program lives up to its name. That is: it'll definitely give you a headache. Be sure to view the disclaimer before viewing. You may also send HeadAche as a postcard. (For Windows).

Fake Format

Drive your friends(?) insane with this cruel prank program. Fake Format is a free utility that when executed, gives the appearance that your hard drive is being formated. Your victim will be unable to stop or close this clever, realistic program. It even creates hard drive noise while it is formatting. (For Windows).

Random Wallpaper Changer

This free utility randomly switches your Windows desktop wallpaper at any interval that you select. It's a stealth program (meaning that it can't be detected). Good either as a prank or if you'd just like to have a new wallpaper automatically displayed, from time to time. (For Windows).

The Finger Prank

Launch this free prank program on your unsuspecting victim and watch their reaction when the Windows cursor changes to a rude gesture that involves the middle finger! By default, this program will switch the standard cursor to a finger every five seconds, but you can configure how often the cursor will change. (For Windows).

Program/WAV Launcher

This free, sneaky gag program offers all kinds of possibilities for driving your buddies bananas. It's a hidden program launcher that'll execute a specified program or .WAV file at intervals that you choose. You can specify when the program or sound file will be launched, as well as how often it'll be launched. Fun! (For Windows).

Crazy Num-Caps-Scroll gag program

I know from personal experience that this prank program can drive someone crazy! This free utility will toggle the Num Lock or Scroll Lock keys at intervals that you can specify. You can set up which keys to toggle and how often they'll be toggled. New version includes command line support for Num, Caps and Scroll Lock. (For Windows).


Install this free joke program and it displays a button on the desktop. When your prank victim moves their mouse to click on the button, it moves elsewhere! Lots of fun. (For Windows).

Fake Delete

A perfect gag for April Fools' Day, this exceedingly cruel, freeware prank program simulates the deletion of all files and folders in your victim's Windows directory. The program's action looks very real, and even experienced users will be unable to detect or stop it. You can select the directory to be deleted. This new version features the added realism of hard drive noise! (For Windows).

Fake Windows Start Menu

Here's another free gag program to play on a computer user. This is a fake Windows Start Menu that won't respond to the user. It actually takes away the users' Start Menu and puts this one in its place. Very realistic. (For Windows).

Bomb Crash Alert Gag

This joke program simulates the Windows program crash dialog box. And it's difficult to tell that it's a fake! It's easy to use and there is no setup/install involved. Just copy the program to someone's machine and run it. Here's Bomb Crash Alert's home page, which features more freeware gags. (For Windows).

Black Screen

This free program will cause your victims' screen to go black or capture the desktop & display a bitmap image. The victim of your prank will then be unable to close the screen without a password. Black Screen can be used as a joke gag or for security purposes. Here's the home page. (For Windows).