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
    1359 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
    340 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
    671 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, No tech skills required, Creates a self-executable DVD or USB pendrive
    • CONS: No customization allowed
  • File Repair

    2.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    No more corrupt files

    4
    422 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
  • 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
    2151 votes
    • PROS: Very stable downloads, File tree oraganization, Resume interrupted uploads
    • CONS: Needlessly complicated, Old fashioned interface
  • File Download ActiveX

    3.01

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An Efficient And Fast File Downloader

    5
    234 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
  • RAR

    (WinRAR for Mac) 5.10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Simple file compressor

    5
    261 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
  • AnyTrans

    4.6.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    iOS file transfers made easy

    6
    125 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Clean interface, Fast transfers, Cross platform
    • CONS: Requires disconnecting devices from iCloud
  • SHARE.it

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cross-platform file-sharing software for smartphones and PCs

    8
    115 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.
  • jDownloader

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Download quicker and more easily from file hosting services

    8
    5958 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

    6
    273 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.
  • 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
    88 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
  • CM Transfer - Share files

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Professional and effective file transfer application for smartphones

    6
    18 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
  • iFunBox

    3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free file manager for iPhone and iPod Touch

    6
    1329 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Easy access to iPhone's contents, Support for drag-and-drop
    • CONS: Some functions require a jail-broken iPhone
  • Stuffit Expander

    2011 15.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    The most popular file expander and decoder for Macs

    6
    247 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
    131 votes
    • File Manager

      3.5.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows

      A free file manager for the modern world

      6
      15 votes
      • PROS: Familiar and easy to use, Works with cloud storage, Network sharing, Preview and stream remote files
      • CONS: Some bugs
    • RAR File Open Knife

      7.00

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Super-fast application for RAR files

      7
      202 votes
      • PROS: Unpacks files very quickly, Simple to use
      • CONS: Lacking options, Not attractive
    • Bluetooth File Transfer

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Java
      BlackBerry

      Share files with other Bluetooth devices

      7
      148 votes
      • PROS: Very simple to use, Useful file management tools, Transfer multiple files simultaneously
      • CONS: Ugly interface
    • ATF Cleaner

      3.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free Temp File Cleaner For The Security Conscious

      8
      62 votes
      • PROS: Use it alongside CCleaner to get everything, It will clean areas that some cleaners will not, You may deselect some temp files that you wish to keep
      • CONS: It does miss a few of your temporary files, The program could use more features, It should allow you to customize the clean a little more
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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