Download Desktop Interface - Best Software & Apps

  • Nox APP Player

    6.2.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Nox APP Player brings Android apps to your desktop for free

    8
    1650 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface makes this app easy to use, Intuitive keyboard mapping for app and game controls, Support for multiple control devices, Stable and reliable
    • CONS: Sluggish installation process
  • Microsoft Word 2013

    15.0.4805.1003

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    One of the best word processors gets even better

    6
    11521 votes
    • PROS: Ribbon interface is easier to navigate, Performance improvements all around, Great reading mode, Documents and settings synced with Skydrive, Easy photo import
    • CONS: No Windows XP support, No escape from the ribbon interface, Some tools are hard to find
  • Windows 8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Good for tablets: touchscreen operation, new apps and easier on the battery

    7
    10551 votes
    • PROS: Sleek, modern design, Very stable, Snappy interface, Includes new native Metro Apps, Support for traditional desktop apps
    • CONS: Metro interface takes some getting used to, Works better on touch screen devices
  • iPadian

    3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make your Windows desktop look like an iPad

    6
    937 votes
    • PROS: Includes lots of interesting web applications, Customizable interface, App Store-style sidebar, Includes Facebook notification widgets
    • CONS: Rather basic iPad imitation, Performance is somewhat slow
  • Google Play Music

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Access music offline or streaming online

    7
    184 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Simple setup, Offline and online usability
    • CONS: Requires data connection for best use, Will import artist even if already on device
  • Desktop Calendar

    2.2.27.4289

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Calendar For Your Desktop Computer

    6
    233 votes
    • PROS: A clean and simple interface, There are both calendar and organizer functions, It doesn?t slow your computer down when it is in the background
    • CONS: You cannot synchronize it with Google, One feels that just a few more functions may have made it perfect, Aesthetically pleasing but not exciting
  • LG PC Suite

    5.3.24.20150327

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Desktop manager for your LG Android smartphone

    6
    1196 votes
    • PROS: USB or Bluetooth sync, Phone interface mirroring, Great multimedia manager
    • CONS: Only works with LG Android phones, Have to have phone connected before launch
  • TweetDeck

    3.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    The best desktop Twitter app

    6
    777 votes
    • PROS: Organizes information, Nice interface, Automatically updated
    • CONS: Home feed can quickly get too busy
  • MySQL Workbench

    OSS (formerly DBDesigner) 5.1.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    MySQL Workbench - Free SQL tools on your desktop

    6
    153 votes
    • PROS: Absolutely free suite of MySQL database tools, GUI interface makes database design much easier to manage
    • CONS: Not easily integrated with VMs, Docker or other developer tools, Data visualisation features are lost in transition to a server
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

    8.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Connect to a Windows based computer from your Mac

    7
    33 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
  • Flixster for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get movie information right from your Windows 8 desktop

    5
    19 votes
    • PROS: Good integration with Metro interface, Watch movie trailers, Read the movie's synopsis in-app, Offers ratings from Flixster users and Rotten Tomatoes
    • CONS: Sometimes doesn't install on the first try
  • Opera Mobile Classic

    12.1.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    All the Web is a stage with Opera for Android

    7
    102 votes
    • PROS: Slick interface with support for tabs, Handy start page, Intelligent page zoom, Sync with desktop version of Opera, Flash support
    • CONS: No support for add-ons, Crashes occasionally
  • Rainlendar

    Lite 2.12.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Handy free calendar for your desktop

    8
    825 votes
    • PROS: Discreet yet original interface, Take notes and jot down events, You can add a lot of new skins
    • CONS: Downloading and importing new skins is not straightforward
  • Meteo Fusion

    1.5.9.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Check weather conditions from your desktop

    7
    140 votes
    • PROS: Customizable interface, 10-day weather forecast
    • CONS: Only tracks one location at a time
  • CrossGL Surface Calculator

    1.10 Beta

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A real-life, fully resizable standard calculator for the desktop

    6
    46 votes
    • PROS: Nice interface, Can be resized without losing quality, Built-in currency converter
    • CONS: Supports only one currency at a time, You have to enter exchange rate manually, Buttons are a bit hidden
  • IconRestorer

    1.0.6.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Save desktop layouts and keep things clean and tidy

    6
    35 votes
    • PROS: Fast and precise restoration of saved layouts, Clean and intuitive interface, Clear help for everything
    • CONS: Auto-saving only possible after donation
  • Deskspace

    1.5.8.14

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Virtual desktop manager with cool 3D effect

    8
    257 votes
    • PROS: Gives you plenty of space, Great 3D interface, Efficient
    • CONS: Mouse control a bit awkward
  • Polaris

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Manage Google Analytics on the Desktop

    1
    5 votes
    • PROS: Nice interface and animation effects, Very comfortable to use
    • CONS: Doesn't include access to all data and services
  • YouView

    0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Instant access to YouTube from your desktop

    8
    8 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Fast to download and open videos, Supports HD playback
    • CONS: No comments visible, No downloads possible
  • Channel 9 for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Browse a variety of uploaded videos straight from your desktop

    10
    2 votes
    • PROS: Browse and watch Channel 9 videos in-app, Easy to navigate, Nice integration with the Metro interface
    • CONS: Some videos are slow to load
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
16.2.0.016508.1Windows, Mac
2105517Windows
35.3.24.2015032711966.2Windows
43.09376Windows
515.0.4805.1003115215.8Windows, Android, iPhone
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