Download Desktop Search - Best Software & Apps

  • Winamp

    Full 5.666

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    A hugely popular and versatile audio and media player

    8
    4399 votes
    • PROS: Fully customizable, Small installation, Runs quickly
    • CONS: No MOV support, Rip only on full version
  • Free NIV Bible

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and comprehensive bible for desktop computers

    5
    9 votes
    • PROS: There is no charge to download this software., A streamlined search function is excellent to find a specific text.,
    • CONS: There are no illustrations contained alongside the text., This software application cannot work with systems newer than Windows 7.
  • Desktop Plagiarism Checker

    1.12

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Teachers

    7
    63 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Five search engines supported,
    • CONS: Only available in English, Only works with Windows
  • Chrome App Launcher

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Access all your Google Chrome apps from your desktop

    7
    148 votes
    • PROS: Has all Google Chrome apps and services, Integrated search engine, Convenient and easy to use
    • CONS: Uninstalling the launcher isn't straightforward
  • Allmyapps

    1.5.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Windows app manager

    7
    178 votes
    • PROS: Save all your apps to the cloud, Search for and locate new apps, Update new apps directly from your desktop
    • CONS: Occasionally crashes
  • The Red Notebook

    0.8.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free desktop diary

    5
    27 votes
    • PROS: Organize writing by day, Good search tool, Free
    • CONS: Can't import images or use HTML
  • BumpTop

    Free 2.1.6225

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Amazing 3D Windows desktop

    7
    2252 votes
    • PROS: Very intuitive, Impressive design, Customizable appearance, Icons behave like real-life objects
    • CONS: High system requirements, Beautiful, but not that useful after all
  • Videobox

    3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Search YouTube and Google Video from your desktop

    8
    50 votes
    • PROS: Searches YouTube and Google Video simultaneously, Easy to access via desktop widget
    • CONS: Doesn't display video comments, Results similar for both YouTube and Google Video, Only searches two video websites
  • PNotes

    9.0.107

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent sticky note software for your desktop

    8
    28 votes
    • PROS: Excellent scheduling options, Well presented and easy to use, Group and search notes easily, Auto-update, Password protection,
    • CONS: Skins must be downloaded separately
  • Copernic Desktop Search Home

    5.0.0.

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Stop searching, find your files and emails fast.

    5
    37 votes
    • WebFerret Free

      6.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Query multiple search engines from your desktop simultaneously

      7
      13 votes
      • Times Reader

        2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Try the New York Times' new desktop application

        7
        19 votes
        • PROS: Very readable, Automatic news updates, Content downloads quickly
        • CONS: Only for New York Times fans!
      • ESP

        2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A really fast, handy desktop search engine

        5
        7 votes
        • Toro

          Beta 0.4.7

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Easy access to Twitter from your desktop

          5
          4 votes
          • PROS: Very easy to use, Support for replies and search, Desktop notifications for new messages
          • CONS: Few options compared to other similar tools
        • Lookeen Desktop Search

          10.0.1.5814

          License
          try Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Find emails, contacts, appointments, attachments and files in record time and with maximum reliability.

          10
          3 votes
          • Locate32

            3.1.11.7100

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Quick and lightweight desktop search app

            9
            8 votes
            • PROS: Super quick, Tons of options, Portable
            • CONS: Over complex
          • Yoono Desktop

            1.8.18

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Manage your social networking with minimum effort

            6
            7 votes
            • PROS: Supports a good variety of social networks and messaging services, Allows central management of various accounts, Real-time search of networks
            • CONS: Chat feature is slow, Some social networks have more options than others, Yoono browser is unmanageable
          • Bing Desktop

            1.0.45.0

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows

            The beauty of the Bing homepage to your Windows desktop

            8
            99 votes
            • PROS: Lovely wallpaper, Search straight from the desktop, Useful
            • CONS: Can't change image within app, Some image display problems
          • Web Security Guard

            5.1.0.99

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Add a number of secure tools to your browser

            9
            1 vote
            • PROS: Lots of handy search utilities, Replicate desktop tools in your browser, Provides ample warning of dangerous sites
            • CONS: Constant notifications may become annoying
          • Hulbee Desktop

            2.1.16.138

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A powerful way to search files

            4
            3 votes
            • PROS: Automatic indexing, Filtering by file type, size and date, Preview videos, pictures and documents
            • CONS: No keyboard shortcuts
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
          #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
          11.0.45.0998Windows
          2Full 5.66643997.5Windows, Android
          31.5.0.21787.2Windows
          4Free 2.1.622522527.2Windows, Mac
          51487Windows