Download Configuration - Best Software & Apps

  • Viber

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    8
    3346 votes
    • PROS: Very simple to use, Notifies you of contacts who are on Viber, Decent call quality, Send photos and videos, Stickers and emoticons to liven up chats, Group messaging with up-to 100 people, Hold & Talk feature
    • CONS: You may have to convince friends to switch to Viber
  • Microsoft .NET Framework

    4.7.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The fourth generation of the .NET Framework platform

    7
    845 votes
    • PROS: Easy to install, No configuration needed
    • CONS: Requires system restart
  • PDF-XChange Viewer

    2.5.322.10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Attractive PDF reader and editor

    8
    2008 votes
    • PROS: Fast and easy on computer resources, Nice editing options, Extensive configuration options
    • CONS: Cannot create documents, Substandard help, Editing features stay enabled unless specifically disabled, which can lead to mistakes
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

    8.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Connect to a Windows based computer from your Mac

    7
    40 votes
    • PROS: Easy to setup and connect, Lots of configuration preferences, Slick new interface
    • CONS: Not as functional as Windows version, Connections can be unstable
  • Balabolka

    2.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent free text-to-speech app

    7
    795 votes
    • PROS: Excellent configuration options, Timer, File management tools, Supports a large range of file formats
    • CONS: Text-to-speech quality can vary
  • Songr

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Goodbye P2P! Download MP3 music quickly from the web

    7
    11782 votes
    • PROS: Simplifies searching for MP3s , No configuration required , Immediate downloads
    • CONS: No ability to resume interrupted downloads , Can't choose individual functions
  • Bonjour

    1.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Networking Tool From Apple Computers

    5
    83 votes
    • PROS: There is a zero-configuration option, Still does its job even though it is old
    • CONS: There are more current programs that will help you create a network, Modern versions of this software are easier to use
  • Download Accelerator Plus

    (DAP) 10.0.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Painless, fast downloads

    7
    1923 votes
    • PROS: Simple to use, Lots of options for speeding up downloads, Automatically searches for mirrors, Can tweet downloads directly, Great configuration options
    • CONS: Irritating toolbar and search engine during set-up
  • Power Data Recovery

    4.6.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Quick, efficient recovery tool for lost files

    7
    162 votes
    • PROS: Three modules with different scanning depths, Easy to use, no configuration needed, Can pause and resume recovery process, Lets you preview files about to be recovered
    • CONS: As with any other similar tool, it may not work with all files
  • Cheat Engine

    6.8.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The tool for games mods (and a little more)

    7
    41570 votes
    • PROS: Complete memory scan, Tons of configuration modes, Includes tutorial
    • CONS: Not user friendly, Can't use for online game
  • Combined Community Codec Pack

    2015.10.18

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Audio and video codec pack which avoids conflicts

    8
    311 votes
    • PROS: Includes lots of codecs for instant playback, Easy to install, No configuration needed
    • CONS: May conflict with other codecs
  • FRAPS

    3.5.99 Build 15625

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take screenshots, videos and check the framerate of your games

    6
    4006 votes
    • PROS: Lightwieght, Easy to use, Good configuration settings
    • CONS: No video conversion options
  • Zotero

    für Firefox 3.0.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Manage your research and bibliographies

    7
    94 votes
    • PROS: Automatically recovers metadata, Export bibliographies in various formats, Excellent configuration options, Great online help
    • CONS: Takes a while to get used to
  • PPSSPP - PSP emulator

    1.7.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    Great PSP emulator

    8
    118 votes
    • PROS: Lots of configuration options, No installation required, Ability to capture screenshots, Saves the state of the console, Perfect emulation of PSP games
    • CONS: Advanced settings may be complex for the less experienced
  • Microsoft .NET Framework

    4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Package of necessary components for Microsoft programs

    7
    119 votes
    • PROS: Easy to install, No configuration needed
    • CONS: Requires system restart
  • Ma-Config

    7.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Profile Your Computer's Hardware and Software Configuration for Free

    7
    226 votes
    • PROS: Identify your system's hardware and software components, Store your profile for later recovery, Download the correct drivers for optimum performance
    • CONS: Appears to be no longer in development replaced by a cloud application from the same company
  • Counter Strike Portable

    1.37c

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Counter-Strike for Android. Are you ready?

    8
    361 votes
    • PROS: Many players who are connected at all hours, Classic Counter-Strike graphics and levels, Touch controls are quite comfortable, Good camera graphics and management, Requires very little configuration
    • CONS: Unstable on some cell phones, Missing classic maps, weapons, and options, Occasional problems with lagging
  • Anki

    2.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Memory training for serious students

    7
    234 votes
    • PROS: Advanced configuration options, Great online tools and community
    • CONS: No offline help, Online video tutorials refer to older version
  • Stream What You Hear

    1.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Send the sound from your computer to a UPnP/DLNA device

    7
    57 votes
    • PROS: Very handy, No configuration required, No more cables and wireless transmitters / receivers!
    • CONS: Some equipment may not be recognized, Latency between what's played and what you hear
  • Download Accelerator Manager

    4.5.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Compact, efficient internet downloads

    7
    110 votes
    • PROS: Good internet integration, Proxy access, Excellent configuration options
    • CONS: Looks old fashioned, Not much help
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22.5.322.1020087.7Windows
32.1117827.3Windows
46.8.1415707Windows
53.5.99 Build 1562540066.2Windows
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