Download Design Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Photoscape

    3.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An amazing free photo editor with lots of extra tools

    8
    13412 votes
    • PROS: Amazing free application, Lots of special effects and filters, Many extra tools to work with your photos
    • CONS: Nothing so far
  • Clean Master

    (Boost & AppLock) Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The best way to clean your Android device

    7
    272 votes
    • PROS: Very effective , Several cleaning tools, Practical widgets, Clean and functional design
    • CONS: Some useful features are somewhat hidden
  • Adobe Illustrator CC

    2017

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Industry standard design suite

    6
    1714 votes
    • PROS: Fully documented, Includes templates, Excellent set of tools for vectorial design, Integrated into Creative Cloud
    • CONS: May feel a bit complex for beginners
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    X8

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    One of the most complete graphic design programs

    7
    1985 votes
    • PROS: Great selection of tools, Covers different areas: page layout, photo editing, vector drawing, Clean, intuitive interface design, Very well documented
    • CONS: May be hard for beginners, Not enough integration between apps
  • Clean Master for PC

    6.0.

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Clean up your hard drive and make your PC run faster with this alternative to CCleaner

    7
    1265 votes
    • PROS: Very quick analysis, Cleans different parts of your PC, Convincing design and usability, Configurable notifications, Can be integrated with the context menu
    • CONS: Few advanced features, The options menu is a bit lacking
  • GIMP

    2.8.18

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open source image editor gets even better

    7
    1244 votes
    • PROS: Multiplatform, Powerful image editing tools, Lots of interface tweaks to make it newbie friendly, Single-window mode, Powerful free image editing program
    • CONS: Can't view multiple items in single-window mode, Not many included automated features
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC

    2017

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The industry standard for web design

    6
    974 votes
    • PROS: Packed with powerful tools , Excellent multimedia integration, Support for many coding languages, Improved CSS inspection, Integration with WordPress, Joomla! etc, Writes good clean code
    • CONS: Lengthy installation process , Takes a while for beginners to get to grips with, Requires Creative Suite subscription
  • QQ Messenger

    International 1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    549 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!
  • AutoCAD 360

    2.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Advanced computer-aided design software for smartphone users

    7
    77 votes
    • PROS: AutoCAD 360 is one of the most advanced graphic design tools on the market today., Users can opt to participate in a free seven-day trial.,
    • CONS: This bundle is intended to be used by those with prior experience., In-app purchases can prove to be quite expensive.
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 update

    11.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    More safety and stability for your Photoshop CS4

    7
    689 votes
    • PROS: Safety problem solution, Improved certain tools
    • CONS: Does not affect performance negatively
  • Adobe InDesign CC

    2017

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A new standard in professional layout and design

    6
    614 votes
    • PROS: Professional application with great results, Collaborative online tools, Very well documented
    • CONS: Steep learning curve
  • Baidu PC Faster

    5.0.4.91133

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Optimize and protect your PC with this alternative to TuneUp

    8
    1337 votes
    • PROS: Comprehensive package of utilities, Scans for malware in the cloud, Usability and excellent design
    • CONS: Notable RAM consumption
  • BlackBerry Link

    1.2.0.52

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Connect BlackBerry 10 to your PC for content synchronization

    6
    107 votes
    • PROS: Attractive and modern design, Very comfortable web surfing, Supports iTunes and WMP, Very easy to use, Backup copies, Lets you manage several devices
    • CONS: Only works on BlackBerry 10
  • AIMP

    4.02.1713

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An excellent audio player with handy extra tools

    8
    1057 votes
    • PROS: Nice interface design with support for skins, 18-band equalizer, Support for online radio, Full featured tag editor, Support for all popular audio formats
    • CONS: None so far
  • Autodesk 3ds Max

    2017

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Esteemed professional 3D design and animation app

    7
    1181 votes
    • PROS: Advanced pelt mapping feature, Plenty of high-powered modelling tools, Gives you pixel-perfect control over your models
    • CONS: Proves very overwhelming for newcomers to 3D modelling
  • Advanced SystemCare

    10.1.0.695

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Advanced SystemCare

    7
    1301 votes
    • PROS: Full control of the system, Cleans and optimizes your PC, More than 25 utilities, Convincing interface design
    • CONS: Antivirus module without advanced features, Some features only available in the Pro version
  • File Download ActiveX

    3.01

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    An Efficient And Fast File Downloader

    6
    133 votes
    • PROS: It gives people another option when downloading, This may be the only option when it comes to downloading from some websites, The design is light and efficient,
    • CONS: Most people shouldn't need this downloader, Some online versions have been linked with OpenCandy malware, It may allow you to download from copyright restricted websites,
  • PicPick

    v4.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent screen capture and image editor

    7
    182 votes
    • PROS: Editor and capturing tool, all in one, Perfect for some basic retouches, Nice extras, Easy to set up and use
    • CONS: Webpage capturing option doesn't scroll the page, No printing capabilities
  • WinZip for Windows 10

    1.1.159

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Zip and unzip with style

    5
    12 votes
    • PROS: Impeccable design, File encryption, Easy to navigate, Compatible with Dropbox, Drive, SkyDrive
    • CONS: Only .zip and .zipx files, "Empty" kind of look
  • Adobe Camera Raw

    7.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Open and edit RAW images in Photoshop

    7
    302 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with all RAW formats, Includes many editing tools, Real-time preview, Support for snapshots and custom presets
    • CONS: Requires Photoshop CS5
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