Download Desktop Interface - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows 8

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    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
  • iPadian

    3.0

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    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

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    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,
  • LG PC Suite

    4.3.80.20121017

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    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
  • MySQL Workbench

    OSS (formerly DBDesigner) 5.1.16

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    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

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    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

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    Windows

    Facebook Messenger Desktop Application

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

    1.0.6.2

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    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
  • Rainlendar

    Lite 2.12.2

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    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

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    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
  • Meteo Fusion

    1.5.9.11

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    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
  • Scoop

    0.33

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    Windows

    Be on top of the latest news with this RSS desktop notifier

    5
    1 vote
    • PROS: Warns you of all RSS feed updates, Handy double-pane interface
    • CONS: Very, very slow when importing feeds from Google Reader, Can't be minimized to the system tray
  • Deskspace

    1.5.8.14

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    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
  • Cameo

    PDE Lite 1.11310

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    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
  • Mixtape

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    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