Download Desktop Interface - Best Software & Apps

  • Nox APP Player

    5.2.1.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Nox APP Player brings Android apps to your desktop for free

    7
    359 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
  • Windows 8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    4115 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
  • Microsoft Word

    Preview 16.0.6701.1007

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows

    Touch-optimized version of Word impresses even in preview format

    6
    28 votes
    • iPadian

      3.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Make your Windows desktop look like an iPad

      6
      764 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
    • Desktop Calendar

      2.2.1.3583

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free Calendar For Your Desktop Computer

      6
      214 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,
    • Google Play Music

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      iPhone
      Web Apps

      Access music offline or streaming online

      6
      57 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
    • LG PC Suite

      4.3.80.20121017

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Desktop manager for your LG Android smartphone

      6
      509 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

      7
      372 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

      5
      75 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

      5
      9 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,
    • MessengerTime

      9.1.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Facebook Messenger Desktop Application

      8
      93 votes
      • PROS: Fast and easy, Has virtually every necessary feature, Good-looking interface
      • CONS: Unofficial
    • Rainlendar

      Lite 2.12.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Handy free calendar for your desktop

      7
      118 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
    • Flixster for Windows 10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Get movie information right from your Windows 8 desktop

      4
      22 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
    • Polaris

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      Manage Google Analytics on the Desktop

      3
      6 votes
      • PROS: Nice interface and animation effects, Very comfortable to use
      • CONS: Doesn't include access to all data and services
    • IconRestorer

      1.0.6.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Save desktop layouts and keep things clean and tidy

      5
      24 votes
      • PROS: Fast and precise restoration of saved layouts, Clean and intuitive interface, Clear help for everything
      • CONS: Auto-saving only possible after donation
    • Meteo Fusion

      1.5.9.11

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Check weather conditions from your desktop

      6
      46 votes
      • PROS: Customizable interface, 10-day weather forecast
      • CONS: Only tracks one location at a time
    • Deskspace

      1.5.8.14

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Virtual desktop manager with cool 3D effect

      7
      65 votes
      • PROS: Gives you plenty of space, Great 3D interface, Efficient
      • CONS: Mouse control a bit awkward
    • VueMinder Lite

      11.3.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Complete calendar tool to organize your work

      7
      7 votes
      • PROS: Nice interface, Several calendar views, Multiple layer calendars, Support for recurring events and desktop reminders
      • CONS: Not compatible with other popular calendars - except for iCal
    • Mixtape

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The best of internet radio on your desktop

      6
      8 votes
      • PROS: Option to buy individual tracks on iTunes, Nice, sleek interface, Log in with your 8tracks account
      • CONS: Can't change app size, No search box
    • Cameo

      PDE Lite 1.11310

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Complete desktop overhaul with extra portable apps

      8
      4 votes
      • PROS: Light on system resources, Complete Windows interface overhaul, Includes a bunch of portable apps
      • CONS: May be confusing at first, Not many customization options
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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    13.7.33727.1Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
    241156.9Windows
    35.2.1.0.13596.7Windows, Mac
    44.3.80.201210175096.3Windows
    53.07645.5Windows