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

    8
    2040 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
  • 7-Zip

    18.01

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    GPU archiver with high compression ratio

    8
    2195 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with main archive formats, Good choice of update modes, Split archives to specific sizes, Compress to 5 different archive formats
    • CONS: No virus scan, No file repair tool, Can’t set file encryption level
  • Zapya - File transfer tool

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Share files easily with Zapya

    9
    429 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

    7
    705 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, No tech skills required, Creates a self-executable DVD or USB pendrive
    • CONS: No customization allowed
  • AnyTrans

    4.6.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    iOS file transfers made easy

    6
    134 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Clean interface, Fast transfers, Cross platform
    • CONS: Requires disconnecting devices from iCloud
  • File Download ActiveX

    3.01

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An Efficient And Fast File Downloader

    5
    240 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
  • File Repair

    2.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    No more corrupt files

    4
    425 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
  • 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
    2213 votes
    • PROS: Very stable downloads, File tree oraganization, Resume interrupted uploads
    • CONS: Needlessly complicated, Old fashioned interface
  • RAR

    (WinRAR for Mac) 5.10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Simple file compressor

    5
    268 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
  • KGB Archiver

    2.0.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free file compression tool for personal computers

    6
    281 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.
  • PeaZip

    6.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Compress and decompress files quickly and easily

    9
    642 votes
    • PROS: Support for many formats, Perfect integration with Windows Explorer, Very comfortable to use, Very good advanced features
    • CONS: Doesn't support creation of RAR files
  • jDownloader

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Download quicker and more easily from file hosting services

    8
    5971 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
  • SHARE.it

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cross-platform file-sharing software for smartphones and PCs

    8
    180 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.
  • iFunBox

    3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free file manager for iPhone and iPod Touch

    6
    1345 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

    7
    90 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
  • Microsoft Office File Converter Pack

    11.0.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Software utilities program for Windows

    5
    132 votes
    • File Manager

      3.5.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows

      A free file manager for the modern world

      7
      16 votes
      • PROS: Familiar and easy to use, Works with cloud storage, Network sharing, Preview and stream remote files
      • CONS: Some bugs
    • Stuffit Expander

      2011 15.0.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows

      The most popular file expander and decoder for Macs

      6
      251 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
    • CM Transfer - Share files

      1.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Professional and effective file transfer application for smartphones

      6
      20 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
    • WinRAR Unplugged

      3.8.0.1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A portable file compressor at your fingertips

      7
      160 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Great compression rates, Use wherever you can plug in a USB stick
      • CONS: Interface can appear cluttered
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    13.3.102520408Android, iPhone, Windows Phone
    218.0121957.7Windows
    32.159717.5Windows, Mac
    44.0.14.2737822136.9Windows, Android, Windows Phone, Web Apps
    53.013455.7Windows