Download For Beginners - Best Software & Apps

  • Combat Arms

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free-to-play first person action

    8
    3630 votes
    • PROS: Free to play, Good gameplay, Great for beginners
    • CONS: Most store items expensive, Dated graphics, Gameplay glitches
  • Home FTP Server

    1.6.3.100

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    FTP server for beginners

    7
    28 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Makes FTP very simple
    • CONS: Doesn't look great, Not many advanced features
  • Sothink Logo Maker

    2.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Logo making program for beginners or pros

    7
    42 votes
    • Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Java Eclipse IDE for Mac

      4
      14 votes
      • PROS: Good entry point for beginners to programming
      • CONS: Still quite technical for beginners
    • Screenflick

      2.5.3

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Make cool screen captures of your Mac

      7
      63 votes
      • PROS: Great for beginners, Simple settings
      • CONS: No Dock or menu bar item
    • PC Tools Firewall Plus

      7.0.0.111

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Protect your PC from intruders and malicious network traffic

      8
      1141 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, even for beginners, Two user modes: Normal and Expert, Attractive design
      • CONS: No different security levels
    • Zulu DJ Software

      4.13

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Digital music mixing tools for bedroom DJs

      7
      925 votes
      • PROS: Perfect mixing tool for beginners, Supports many audio formats, Very easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface
      • CONS: Too basic for advanced users
    • Easy Video Reverser

      3.9.5

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Software to reduce the playback of media files

      5
      193 votes
      • PROS: An intuitive interface is ideal for beginners., This software bundle is capable of supporting the majority of media codecs.
      • CONS: This package is only a trial version; a subscription is required., It cannot work with more recent versions of Windows.
    • Microsoft Image Composite Editor

      1.4.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Create panoramas the easy way

      7
      223 votes
      • PROS: Very easy to use, great for beginners, Several stitching methods, Good variety of exporting formats
      • CONS: Too simple for power users, You can't view images separately
    • Ultra Street Fighter IV

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The greatest fighting game in The World, steps up a gear

      7
      100 votes
      • PROS: Well balanced match-ups., Great for beginners and experienced players.
      • CONS: Connection issues., No theatre mode.
    • Motion

      5.4.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Android

      Professional special effects editor for those on a budget

      6
      37 votes
      • PROS: Affordable special effects editor, Produces results comparable with After Effects, Not too complicated for beginners, Integrates with Final Cut and iMovie
      • CONS: Lacks some advanced editing power
    • SBK 09 Superbike World Championship

      1.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Experience the speed of superbikes

      7
      322 votes
      • PROS: Realistic tracks and bikes, Huge range of riding options, Accessible for beginners
      • CONS: Atmosphere is dull
    • ACDSee

      Pro 19.1.0.419

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows

      Fast and lightweight photo management tool

      6
      10 votes
      • PROS: Very fast and lightweight, Easy to use
      • CONS: Can be unstable as still in Beta stage, Doesn't have Geotagging or Online features
    • NoScript

      Firefox add-on 2.1.2.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Stay safe by avoiding malicious scripts online

      7
      91 votes
      • PROS: Appropriate for beginners and experts alike, Very flexible according to website security, Import/export settings
      • CONS: None so far
    • Sudden Attack

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Shoot 'em up in this free-to-play desktop game

      8
      907 votes
      • PROS: Free-to-play game, Easy to learn for beginners, Lots of different game modes
      • CONS: Occasional lag time in multiplayer
    • Xiaopan OS

      6.4.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Application to Detect the Security of a Wireless Network

      7
      314 votes
      • PROS: Xiaopan OS will not require much existing memory., A very clean dashboard., The program can be booted from a virtual interface., The associated GUI is quite intuitive.
      • CONS: Will not detect the presence of spyware or malware., Cannot be directly activated from external storage devices., Certain wireless cards may not be compatible., Some prior technical experience will be required.
    • Quick and Easy FTP Server

      Lite 3.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Complete FTP server perfect for beginners

      9
      16 votes
      • Guitar Chords

        2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        iPhone
        Palm OS

        The largest collection of guitar chords

        7
        132 votes
        • PROS: Comprehensive database of guitar chords
        • CONS: List of notes combination doesn’t follow a 'most used' order
      • Minesweeper Deluxe

        1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        The classic Minesweeper game on Mac

        4
        6 votes
        • PROS: Easy to play, Global and local leaderboard, Tutorial for beginners
        • CONS: Not much "deluxe" about it
      • SmartRipper

        2.41

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A DVD Ripper with many unique options

        8
        70 votes
        • PROS: Suitable for both beginners and advanced users, Many advanced options
        • CONS: Skin is very plain, Interface dated, No help files for advanced features
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