Download Installation Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Leapdroid

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use Android apps on your PC with Leapdroid

    8
    621 votes
    • PROS: Simple installation and setup, Handy features for gamers, Runs smoothly and stably
    • CONS: A small number of apps are unsupported
  • HP LaserJet 1020 Drivers

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take control of your HP LaserJet 1020 printer

    8
    467 votes
    • PROS: Simple installation, Control your printer from your PC
    • CONS: Nothing revolutionary
  • DimScreen

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Change screen brightness with a click or a keyboard shortcut

    7
    425 votes
    • PROS: Customizable keyboard shortcuts, Initial brightness parameter, Works with all screens, Does not require installation
    • CONS: Does not assign shortcuts to specific percentages, Only ten brightness levels to choose from
  • Epson L210 Drivers

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take control of your Epson L210 printer

    8
    363 votes
    • PROS: Easy installation, Control your printer from your PC
    • CONS: Little interaction
  • USB Show

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Discover the hidden files on your memory stick

    8
    1878 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Progress bar, No installation needed
    • CONS: It does not have options
  • Driver Booster Free

    5.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Driver Booster Free

    7
    1209 votes
    • PROS: Simplifies updating your drivers (2 clicks), Updates are done quickly, Schedules periodic scans and launches with Windows, Creates automatic restore points, Automatic background driver installation op, Free, Developer offers a pro version for which you can buy a license key
    • CONS: Doesn’t give information about the drivers that are installed
  • Rufus

    (Reliable USB Formatting Utility) 1.1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free software to create bootable USB drives

    8
    25 votes
    • PROS: Rufus is a free platform and no physical installation is needed., It will require very little memory to function properly.
    • CONS: There can be some limitations with older operating systems., Some technical knowledge will be required to use this bundle.
  • Universal USB Installer

    1.9.5.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Master Linux with Universal USB Installer

    7
    239 votes
    • PROS: Easy three stage installation., Make a bootable Linux drive., Experiment with Linux builds.
    • CONS: Potential compatibility problems.
  • HP Deskjet 1050 Drivers

    28.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take control of your HP Deskjet 1050 printer

    7
    187 votes
    • PROS: Easy installation, Control your printer from your PC
    • CONS: Little interaction
  • Task Manager DeLuxe

    1.2.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Task manager for power users

    8
    45 votes
    • PROS: Powerful features, Tons of information for troubleshooting, No installation required
    • CONS: Interface doesn't have Aero transparency
  • 7zX

    1.7.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    7zip archives and more in a click

    6
    167 votes
    • PROS: Free to use, Works with several major compression formats, Doesn't require installation to unzip, Allows passwords
    • CONS: Doesn't have a GUI - requires dragging and dropping of files, No batch processing
  • WinToFlash

    1.4.0000

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Way To Back Up Your Windows Installation Boot Disc

    8
    614 votes
    • PROS: A great way to back up your installation disc, Very quick and very efficient, Easy to use because you just follow the instructions on the screen
    • CONS: It doesn't allow you to replace your boot disc if you lost it, Only works for Windows 7 2003 XP and Vista, Has limited multi-language options
  • iFunBox

    3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free file manager for iPhone and iPod Touch

    6
    1341 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Easy access to iPhone's contents, Support for drag-and-drop
    • CONS: Some functions require a jail-broken iPhone
  • VirtualBox

    5.0.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run a virtual machine with a different OS inside of your PC

    7
    2101 votes
    • PROS: Easy installation, Offers many of the same features common to commercial packages, Excellent folder sharing and USB support
    • CONS: Doesn't support drag and drop, Lacks advanced features of commercial packages
  • RunAsDate

    1.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Task manager to run programs when you want them to

    7
    63 votes
    • PROS: Allows different programs to be run simultaneously at different times, Works via the GUI or command line, Doesn't require installation
    • CONS: Doesn't work with all applications
  • BlueScreenView

    1.52

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Find out the hidden meaning in a blue screen of death

    6
    91 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Displays error messages in text or as a blue screen, Can generate HTML reports
    • CONS: No documentation
  • SpaceSniffer

    1.2.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Awesome real time disk space analyzer

    8
    170 votes
    • PROS: Very original, No installation required, Real time monitoring, Lets you result filters
    • CONS: Interface can get a bit too overwhelming, No possibility to generate reports in any format
  • Google Talk

    1.0.0.105

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    A Google Talk client to call your Gmail contacts for free

    7
    7590 votes
    • PROS: Minimalist, PC to PC calls, Compatible with Jabber/XMPP
    • CONS: Too basic, Little room for customization
  • Pure APK Install

    1.4.583

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An App that Lets You Download Restricted Android Apps

    8
    179 votes
    • PROS: Single-click installation , Reliable and secure app
    • CONS: Unconventional download mechanism, Could be buggy at times
  • Zip Files Opener

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free software to open ZIP files

    5
    15 votes
    • PROS: As this is freeware, there is no download or installation charge., It has the ability to work with most common file types.
    • CONS: Newer versions of Windows are not supported., It cannot convert ZIP files into other output formats.
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53.013415.7Windows