Download File Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Xender

    3.3.1025

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Share any file between your phone and PC for free

    8
    2620 votes
    • PROS: Quickly and safely transfer, Easy to use, No size or format restrictions, It does not consume your data
    • CONS: Sometimes the app is restarts
  • Zapya - File transfer tool

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Share files easily with Zapya

    9
    487 votes
    • PROS: Simple user interface, Unlimited file transfer, User groups, Integral media player
    • CONS: User groups limited
  • Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Burn your Windows 7 ISO file to DVD or a USB pendrive

    7
    721 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, No tech skills required, Creates a self-executable DVD or USB pendrive
    • CONS: No customization allowed
  • SHARE.it

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cross-platform file-sharing software for smartphones and PCs

    8
    225 votes
    • PROS: There are no data limitations when using SHARE.it., Information can be sent and received between disparate operating systems.
    • CONS: There is very little contact information provided on the primary website., The performance of older operating systems may be adversely affected after installation.
  • 4shared

    4.0.14.27378

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    A desktop app for online file storage and sharing

    7
    2248 votes
    • PROS: Very stable downloads, File tree oraganization, Resume interrupted uploads
    • CONS: Needlessly complicated, Old fashioned interface
  • File Repair

    2.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    No more corrupt files

    4
    428 votes
    • PROS: Repairs a variety of different file types, Fixes files that can't be opened, Scans corrupted file and extracts recovered data into a new file
    • CONS: Interface is less than pleasing
  • AnyTrans

    6.3.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    iOS file transfers made easy

    6
    136 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Clean interface, Fast transfers, Cross platform
    • CONS: Requires disconnecting devices from iCloud
  • RAR

    (WinRAR for Mac) 5.10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Simple file compressor

    5
    268 votes
    • PROS: Seamless compression resulting in low file sizes, Huge array of options and settings, Intuitive Quick-Start feature
    • CONS: No GUI - command line only, Requires purchasing a license
  • jDownloader

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Download quicker and more easily from file hosting services

    8
    5984 votes
    • PROS: Supports multiple downloads, Makes your downloads faster, Manages the accounts of various hosts, Re-assigns a new IP when needed
    • CONS: Doesn't always restore interrupted downloads
  • KGB Archiver

    2.0.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free file compression tool for personal computers

    7
    285 votes
    • PROS: This software package is free to download., There are a number of different compression options available.
    • CONS: The last update occurred as far back as 2009., This system will require a substantial amount of RAM space.
  • iFunBox

    3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free file manager for iPhone and iPod Touch

    6
    1353 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Easy access to iPhone's contents, Support for drag-and-drop
    • CONS: Some functions require a jail-broken iPhone
  • File Download ActiveX

    3.01

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An Efficient And Fast File Downloader

    5
    241 votes
    • PROS: It gives people another option when downloading, This may be the only option when it comes to downloading from some websites, The design is light and efficient
    • CONS: Most people shouldn't need this downloader, Some online versions have been linked with OpenCandy malware, It may allow you to download from copyright restricted websites
  • WinRAR Unplugged

    3.8.0.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A portable file compressor at your fingertips

    7
    172 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Great compression rates, Use wherever you can plug in a USB stick
    • CONS: Interface can appear cluttered
  • Windows File Explorer

    Beta 0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Alternative To The Functions And Settings You Have On Windows Now

    7
    90 votes
    • PROS: The preview function on the bottom left is far bigger than standard Windows preview, It is tiny change but it may allow you to streamline your sorting and filing process, The search function may be improved (which is amazing for Windows 10)
    • CONS: Getting it to work on some Windows 10 devices is tricky, Some of the functions are not part of Windows 7 and Windows 10, Such a minor change may be unimportant to some people
  • File Manager

    3.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A free file manager for the modern world

    7
    18 votes
    • PROS: Familiar and easy to use, Works with cloud storage, Network sharing, Preview and stream remote files
    • CONS: Some bugs
  • ES File Explorer

    (File Manager) 4.0.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Manage and access your files

    7
    149 votes
    • PROS: Lot of options, Deep customization, Organize your device internally
    • CONS: May be complicated for novice users
  • Stuffit Expander

    2011 15.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    The most popular file expander and decoder for Macs

    6
    255 votes
    • PROS: Drag and drop interface, Over 30 supported formats, 512 and AES 256-bit encryption
    • CONS: Installs a lot of extra components, Doesn't archive - only decompresses
  • Microsoft Office File Converter Pack

    11.0.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Software utilities program for Windows

    5
    133 votes
    • RS File Repair

      1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Repair Long-Lost Picture Memories

      3
      82 votes
      • PROS: Careful and effective, Easy to use, Lossless recovery
      • CONS: Doesn't support GIF/BMP
    • CM Transfer - Share files

      1.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Professional and effective file transfer application for smartphones

      7
      25 votes
      • PROS: One of the fastest and most versatile file transfer applications in existence, It is able to handle multiple different formats without any trouble
      • CONS: A strong Internet connection is required to send files fast, It may not be compatible with older mobile phone operating systems
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    13.3.102526208Android, iPhone, Windows Phone
    22.159847.5Windows, Mac
    31.07217.4Windows
    44.0.14.2737822487Windows, Android, Windows Phone, Web Apps
    53.013535.7Windows
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