Download File Tools for Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • Zapya - File transfer tool

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Share files easily with Zapya

    8
    666 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

    8
    895 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
    674 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.
  • WinRAR Unplugged

    3.8.0.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A portable file compressor at your fingertips

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

    2.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    No more corrupt files

    4
    444 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
  • Q-Dir

    7.09

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free multi-pane file explorer for Windows

    9
    153 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
  • jDownloader

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Download quicker and more easily from file hosting services

    8
    6030 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

    7.0.4

    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
  • 4shared

    4.0.14.27378

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Web Apps
    Windows Phone

    A desktop app for online file storage and sharing

    7
    2355 votes
    • PROS: Very stable downloads, File tree oraganization, Resume interrupted uploads
    • CONS: Needlessly complicated, Old fashioned interface
  • 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
    121 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 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
  • KGB Archiver

    2.0.0.2

    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.
  • RAR File Open Knife

    7.00

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Super-fast application for RAR files

    8
    212 votes
    • PROS: Unpacks files very quickly, Simple to use
    • CONS: Lacking options, Not attractive
  • File Transfer

    2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Easy way to send files from PC across networks

    6
    37 votes
    • PROS: Great if devices are connected to the same network, Easy to use, Suitable for large file transfers
    • CONS: Requires devices to be on same network
  • 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
  • Binary Viewer

    3.0.12.917

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    View Any File on Your Computer Irrespective of Its Format

    6
    30 votes
    • PROS: Lightweight application, Ideal for experienced software professionals
    • CONS: No option to edit binary code, Not for the novices
  • RS File Repair

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Repair Long-Lost Picture Memories

    3
    89 votes
    • PROS: Careful and effective, Easy to use, Lossless recovery
    • CONS: Doesn't support GIF/BMP
  • FreeArc

    0.666

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open-source file compression software for personal computers

    7
    120 votes
    • PROS: This is open-source software and no type of payment is required., It is one of the fastest file compressors on the market today.
    • CONS: As the last update was in 2010, this software is quite dated., It may have trouble dealing with newer types of files.
  • Android File Manager

    3.9.125

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    Android File Manager is a viable iTunes alternative

    7
    145 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use., Backup restore export and manage files., Send messages through your PC.
    • CONS: A little slow to respond at times.
  • ReNamer

    6.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    One of the most comprehensive bulk file renamers around

    9
    159 votes
    • PROS: Excelent renaming options, Very easy to use, Preview feature, Good getting started guide
    • CONS: Too many options for casual users
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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16668.5Android,Windows,iPhone
2varies-with-device6748.3Windows
31.08957.6Windows
42.160307.6Windows,Mac
54.0.14.2737823557Windows,Android,Web Apps,Windows Phone
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