Download File Utilities - 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

    7
    120 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
  • WinRAR

    64 bits 5.40

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The king of compressed files

    6
    358 votes
    • PROS: Excellent compression ratio, Supports the major formats, Integrated with antivirus, Create password-protected files
    • CONS: Interface could be improved, RAR5 files can only be read by WinRAR5
  • Disk Drill Windows Data Recovery

    2.0.300

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A file restorer that's more than competent

    8
    106 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, High success rate, Two kinds of scanning
    • CONS: Somewhat slow and not that original
  • Zapya - File Transfer, Sharing

    4.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Share files easily with Zapya

    6
    19 votes
    • PROS: Simple user interface, Unlimited file transfer, User groups, Integral media player
    • CONS: User groups limited
  • SHARE.it

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cross-platform file-sharing software for smartphones and PCs

    6
    10 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.
  • 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
    171 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, No tech skills required, Creates a self-executable DVD or USB pendrive
    • CONS: No customization allowed
  • File Manager

    3.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A free file manager for the modern world

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Familiar and easy to use, Works with cloud storage, Network sharing, Preview and stream remote files
    • CONS: Some bugs
  • CM Transfer - Share files

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Professional and effective file transfer application for smartphones

    5
    8 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
  • File Repair

    2.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    No more corrupt files

    5
    352 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
  • jDownloader

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Download quicker and more easily from file hosting services

    7
    656 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
  • 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
    957 votes
    • PROS: Very stable downloads, File tree oraganization, Resume interrupted uploads
    • CONS: Needlessly complicated, Old fashioned interface
  • File Download ActiveX

    3.01

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An Efficient And Fast File Downloader

    6
    133 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,
  • AnyTrans

    4.6.0

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    iOS file transfers made easy

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

    (WinRAR for Mac) 5.10

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Simple file compressor

    4
    159 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
  • RAR File Open Knife

    7.00

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Super-fast application for RAR files

    7
    98 votes
    • PROS: Unpacks files very quickly, Simple to use
    • CONS: Lacking options, Not attractive
  • Stuffit Expander

    2011 15.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    The most popular file expander and decoder for Macs

    5
    34 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,
  • iFunBox

    3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free file manager for iPhone and iPod Touch

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

    Beta 0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    6
    94 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,
  • Send Anywhere

    2.5.31.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and intuitive file-sharing service

    10
    2 votes
    • PROS: A fast and efficient means to send files in a real-time scenario., The addition of a one-time key offers higher levels of security.,
    • CONS: Will not work with older operating systems., Only three languages (including English) are supported.
  • HyperCam

    2.28.01

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Record video of your entire screen and save it to a file

    6
    1776 votes
    • PROS: Records video of screen activity, Edit the area of capture, Add mouse click flashed
    • CONS: Sound recording doesn't work, Default installation is poor
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12.16566.9Windows, Mac
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364 bits 5.403586Windows
43.06576Windows
52.28.0117765.8Windows