Download Development - Best Software & Apps

  • WinRAR

    5.40

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    Platform
    Windows

    The king of compressed files

    7
    3066 votes
    • PROS: Excellent compression ratio, Supports the major formats, Integrated with antivirus, Excellent compression ratio, Supports the major formats
    • CONS: Interface could be improved, RAR5 files can only be read by WinRAR5
  • Hotspot Shield

    6.9.1

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    Platform
    Windows

    Safely access blocked and restricted sites

    7
    10350 votes
    • PROS: Secure connection, Unrestricted US sites, Easy installation, Good streaming, Unlimited data transfer
    • CONS: Intrusive advertising, Slow surfing
  • Psiphon

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    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    7
    62 votes
    • PROS: Provides unlimited use to the entire internet, Easy to install and use, The identity of users is masked and protected,
    • CONS: Using the programme could lead to legal issues, Using the programme could lead to legal issues,
  • Hamachi

    2.2.0.303

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    Platform
    Windows

    Create a safe private network between computers

    6
    20542 votes
    • PROS: Secure virtual network, Encrypted communications, Perfect for network games
    • CONS: None that we can think of!
  • Free VPN

    3.2

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    Platform
    Windows

    Free VPN means secure web surfing

    7
    23 votes
    • PROS: Secure, Simple
    • CONS: Some server issues, Some dead areas
  • Free WiFi Hotspot

    3.6.2

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    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Tool to Make Your Laptop a WiFi Hotspot

    7
    222 votes
    • PROS: Free – zero trials or limitations, Available for both Windows and Mac
    • CONS: Connection stability could be an issue at times, Not a practical WiFi-extending solution
  • Dev-C++

    beta 9.2 (4.9.9.2) 5.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    Community Created Design Studio

    7
    1164 votes
    • PROS: Robust editor helps with syntax style and formatting for clean correct and easy to use code, Built in compiler allows you to build debug and test your programs before packaging for production, Interface can be daunting moderate programming skill required,
    • CONS: ,
  • Notepad++

    6.8.7

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    Platform
    Windows

    Complete source code editor and Notepad replacement

    7
    573 votes
    • PROS: Functional, Feature rich, Tabbing
    • CONS: Not very attractive!
  • Connectify Hotspot

    2016.0.10.37829

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    Platform
    Windows

    Share your internet connection with anyone!

    7
    1206 votes
    • PROS: Easy to set up, WPA2 Encryption, Automatic device detection, Manage shared folders
    • CONS: Must have a compatible wireless card
  • My WIFI Router

    3.0.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    Turn Your Computer into a Wireless Hotspot For Free

    7
    815 votes
    • PROS: Whitelist/blacklist, Other useful options, Easy to use,
    • CONS: Weak security,
  • Visual Studio 2013

    Express Edition

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Create your own applications

    6
    1478 votes
    • PROS: Easy-to-use interface, Compatible with all levels of development experience, Error checker and auto-correct included
    • CONS: Complicated for beginners to learn
  • XAMPP Windows

    5.6.20

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Upload your work locally with this superb tool

    7
    1044 votes
    • PROS: All-in-one app, Free, Good online community
    • CONS: Not for beginners, Help is just ok
  • TeamViewer 8

    Beta 8.0.15959.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    The most recent beta test of TeamViewer

    6
    179 votes
    • PROS: Remote control file transfer, Shared use of groups, Integration with Outlook, Simplified remote printing, New management console
    • CONS: Less stable than normal, Variable image quality
  • UltraSurf

    16.03

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Browse the web anonymously

    7
    1364 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Easy to use, Automatically deletes cookies and history, Disguises IP and location
    • CONS: Not enough options, You can't choose the IP
  • Firefox 64-bit

    Nightly a1 14.0

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Firefox: Free Web Browser for 64-bit Operating Systems

    7
    382 votes
    • PROS: Private browsing protects against tracking, Optional add-ons to customise browser, Separate address/search bars improves browser security.,
    • CONS: Some issues with browser freezing,
  • MSWLogo

    6.5b

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    Platform
    Windows

    Very simple Logo programming environment

    7
    3242 votes
    • PROS: Easy to learn and use, Very simple and straightforward interface, Lots of help material
    • CONS: Very limited usefulness