Download File Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Xender

    4.4.2.prime

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Share any file between your phone and PC for free

    8
    9297 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
  • ES File Explorer

    (File Manager) 4.0.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Manage and access your files

    8
    631 votes
    • PROS: Lot of options, Deep customization, Organize your device internally
    • CONS: May be complicated for novice users
  • Zapya - File Transfer, Sharing

    5.7.7-us

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Share files easily with Zapya

    9
    687 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, QR Code connection, No need for cables or Wi-Fi, Phone replicate
    • CONS: Doesn’t detect connection sometimes, Crashes sometimes, Only five members per group
  • File Manager

    3.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A free file manager for the modern world

    8
    64 votes
    • PROS: Familiar and easy to use, Works with cloud storage, Network sharing, Preview and stream remote files
    • CONS: Some bugs
  • 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

    8
    899 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, No tech skills required, Creates a self-executable DVD or USB pendrive
    • CONS: No customization allowed
  • Q-Dir

    7.09

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free multi-pane file explorer for Windows

    9
    155 votes
    • PROS: Multi-pane interface makes file management easier, Several layouts to choose from, Color code for files
    • CONS: No extra tools like you find in other Explorer alternatives
  • Root Explorer

    4.4.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android

    Useful Software for File Management

    8
    123 votes
    • PROS: Easy to add and remove accounts, Packed with useful features
    • CONS: Cannot create shortcuts in the home screen, No free trial available
  • File Repair

    2.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    No more corrupt files

    4
    446 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

    7.0.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    iOS file transfers made easy

    6
    161 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
    693 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
    6032 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
  • WinRAR Unplugged

    3.8.0.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A portable file compressor at your fingertips

    7
    209 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Great compression rates, Use wherever you can plug in a USB stick
    • CONS: Interface can appear cluttered
  • CM Transfer - Share files

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Professional and effective file transfer application for smartphones

    8
    45 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
  • 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
    123 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
  • Bluetooth File Transfer

    5.62

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Share files with other Bluetooth devices

    7
    190 votes
    • PROS: Very simple to use, Useful file management tools, Transfer multiple files simultaneously
    • CONS: Ugly interface
  • KGB Archiver

    2.0.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free file compression tool for personal computers

    7
    293 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.
  • File Download ActiveX

    3.01

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An Efficient And Fast File Downloader

    6
    259 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
  • 4shared

    3.95.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Web Apps

    Upload, download, share

    7
    636 votes
    • PROS: Huge library of files, Syncs across a variety of devices, Upload files on your phone with ease
    • CONS: Basic user interface, Risk of being overtaken by more user friendly services
  • RAR

    (WinRAR for Mac) 5.10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Simple file compressor

    5
    272 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
  • Beyond Compare

    4.2.6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A Free File Management and Comparison Tool

    7
    115 votes
    • PROS: Easy to understand the comparisons, Compatible with most file types
    • CONS: Interface takes time to get used to, Free version has a limited trial license, you need to purchase the product key later on
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
15.7.7-us6878.5Android,Windows,iPhone
2varies-with-device6938.3Windows
34.4.2.prime92978.1Android,iPhone
41.08997.6Windows
52.160327.6Windows,Mac
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