Download Development - Best Software & Apps

  • WinRAR

    5.50

    License
    try Download
    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
  • TeamViewer

    12.0.83369

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Windows Phone
    iPhone

    Simple, fast and secure desktop sharing

    7
    1600 votes
    • PROS:Very easy to use, Support for chat, voice and video, Record sessions, Transfer files
    • CONS:Free version has limitations, Your friends or relatives have to learn to use it on their end too!
  • Hotspot Shield

    6.9.1

    License
    free Download
    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

    License
    free Download
    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,
  • Instagram

    Varies by device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    8
    14 votes
    • PROS:Easy to use, Share to various social networks, Impressive photo editor, Tag friends in images, Geotagging support, Capture and share video
    • CONS:Requires sign-up
  • Hamachi

    2.2.0.303

    License
    free Download
    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 WiFi Hotspot

    3.6.2

    License
    free Download
    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
  • Free VPN

    3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free VPN means secure web surfing

    7
    23 votes
    • PROS:Secure, Simple
    • CONS:Some server issues, Some dead areas
  • Dev-C++

    beta 9.2 (4.9.9.2) 5.0

    License
    free Download
    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:,
  • Android SDK

    24.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Develop mobile applications for Google's Android platform

    7
    1679 votes
    • PROS:Comprehensive development kit, Skinnable emulator
    • CONS:Can be tricky to operate for beginners
  • Connectify Hotspot

    2016.0.10.37829

    License
    free Download
    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
  • Notepad++

    6.8.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete source code editor and Notepad replacement

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

    Varies with device

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free App for Maths Lovers

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS:The ability to share files on Cloud, A huge amount of storage available
    • CONS:Only works with Android, A few bugs in the system
  • MSWLogo

    6.5b

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Very simple Logo programming environment

    6
    3243 votes
    • PROS:Easy to learn and use, Very simple and straightforward interface, Lots of help material
    • CONS:Very limited usefulness
  • Betternet Free VPN

    3.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Secure Browsing for all Devices

    7
    328 votes
    • PROS:Free, No registration, No data limits
    • CONS:Slower than paid versions
  • My WIFI Router

    3.0.0

    License
    free Download
    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
    free Download
    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
    free Download
    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

    License
    free Download
    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
  • Nokia Software Recovery Tool

    6.3.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Just the trick to reset your Nokia phone

    6
    265 votes
    • PROS:Usable and suitable for anyone , Compatible with various devices , Restores your device
    • CONS:Installing is a bit slow , The reset will erase all data
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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16.9.1103507.3Windows
25.5030666.6Windows
324.4.116796.5Windows, Mac
46.5b32436.4Windows
52.2.0.303205425.9Windows