Download File Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Xender

    Xender4.4.2.prime

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Share any file between your phone and PC for free

    8
    10209 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

    ES File Explorer(File Manager) 4.0.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Manage and access your files

    8
    826 votes
    • PROS: Lot of options, Deep customization, Organize your device internally
    • CONS: May be complicated for novice users
  • File Manager

    File Manager3.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A free file manager for the modern world

    8
    79 votes
    • PROS: Familiar and easy to use, Works with cloud storage, Network sharing, Preview and stream remote files
    • CONS: Some bugs
  • Zapya - File Transfer, Sharing

    Zapya - File Transfer, Sharing5.7.7-us

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Share files easily with Zapya

    9
    743 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
  • Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

    Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

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

    Q-Dir7.58

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free multi-pane file explorer for Windows

    9
    159 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
  • File Repair

    File Repair2.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    No more corrupt files

    4
    450 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
  • SHARE.it

    SHARE.itvaries-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cross-platform file-sharing software for smartphones and PCs

    8
    749 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

    jDownloader2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Download quicker and more easily from file hosting services

    8
    6039 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
  • AnyTrans

    AnyTrans7.5.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    iOS file transfers made easy

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

    WinRAR Unplugged3.9.1.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A portable file compressor at your fingertips

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

    Root Explorer4.4.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android

    Useful Software for File Management

    8
    165 votes
    • PROS: Easy to add and remove accounts, Packed with useful features
    • CONS: Cannot create shortcuts in the home screen, No free trial available
  • CM Transfer - Share files

    CM Transfer - Share files1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Professional and effective file transfer application for smartphones

    8
    48 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

    Windows File ExplorerBeta 0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    130 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
  • KGB Archiver

    KGB Archiver2.0.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free file compression tool for personal computers

    7
    294 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.
  • Bluetooth File Transfer

    Bluetooth File Transfer5.62

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Share files with other Bluetooth devices

    7
    204 votes
    • PROS: Very simple to use, Useful file management tools, Transfer multiple files simultaneously
    • CONS: Ugly interface
  • 4shared

    4shared4.0.14.27379

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Web Apps

    A desktop app for online file storage and sharing

    7
    2381 votes
    • PROS: Very stable downloads, File tree oraganization, Resume interrupted uploads
    • CONS: Needlessly complicated, Old fashioned interface
  • RAR

    RAR5.71

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Simple file compressor

    5
    274 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

    Beyond Compare4.2.10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A powerful file management and comparison tool

    7
    116 votes
    • PROS: Easy to understand the comparisons, Compatible with most file types, Synchronize folders, 3-way merge
    • CONS: Interface takes time to get used to, Free version has a limited trial license, you need to purchase the product key later on
  • File Download ActiveX

    File Download ActiveX3.01

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An Efficient And Fast File Downloader

    6
    262 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
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
1ES File Explorer(File Manager) 4.0.4.18268.2Android
2Xender4.4.2.prime102098.1Android,iPhone
3Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool1.09207.6Windows
4jDownloader2.160397.6Windows,Mac
54shared4.0.14.2737923817Windows,Android,Web Apps
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