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
    691 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
    915 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
    158 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

    2.1.2

    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

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cross-platform file-sharing software for smartphones and PCs

    8
    732 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.
  • AnyTrans

    7.5.0

    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
  • jDownloader

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Download quicker and more easily from file hosting services

    8
    6034 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

    3.9.1.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A portable file compressor at your fingertips

    7
    216 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Great compression rates, Use wherever you can plug in a USB stick
    • CONS: Interface can appear cluttered
  • 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.
  • 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
    127 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
    261 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

    4.0.14.27379

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Web Apps

    A desktop app for online file storage and sharing

    7
    2379 votes
    • PROS: Very stable downloads, File tree oraganization, Resume interrupted uploads
    • CONS: Needlessly complicated, Old fashioned interface
  • Beyond Compare

    4.2.9

    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
  • RAR File Open Knife

    7.00

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Super-fast application for RAR files

    8
    214 votes
    • PROS: Unpacks files very quickly, Simple to use
    • CONS: Lacking options, Not attractive
  • Android File Manager

    3.9.125

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    Android File Manager is a viable iTunes alternative

    7
    146 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use., Backup restore export and manage files., Send messages through your PC.
    • CONS: A little slow to respond at times.
  • 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
    90 votes
    • PROS: Careful and effective, Easy to use, Lossless recovery
    • CONS: Doesn't support GIF/BMP
  • File Transfer

    2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Easy way to send files from PC across networks

    7
    39 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
  • PC Inspector File Recovery

    4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free state-of-the-art data recovery program for personal computers

    7
    434 votes
    • PROS: PC Inspector File Recovery will require no payment to download., It can save a partition even if its directory listing has been erased.
    • CONS: Will not detect any viruses present within a system., BIOS-related errors cannot be addressed by this software bundle.
  • ReNamer

    6.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    One of the most comprehensive bulk file renamers around

    9
    160 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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16918.5Android,Windows,iPhone
2varies-with-device7328.3Windows
31.09157.6Windows
42.160347.6Windows,Mac
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