Download Interface Design - Best Software & Apps

  • Microsoft Office 2010

    Home and Business 2010

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The quintessential productivity suite

    6
    30808 votes
    • PROS: Enhanced design in the 'ribbon' interface, Support for videos in PowerPoint, Lots of improvements in Outlook, Translation and screen capturing tools, Faster and lighter on system resources, Lets you share documents online in SkyDrive
    • CONS: None so far
  • AutoCAD

    2017 SP1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The industry standard CAD design package

    6
    3958 votes
    • PROS: Design in 2D and 3D, Packed with features, Create and edit DWG files across platforms, Lots of customisation features
    • CONS: Requires very powerful hardware, Very large download file
  • Dev-C++

    beta 9.2 (4.9.9.2) 5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Community Created Design Studio

    7
    3257 votes
    • PaintTool SAI

      1.2.5

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The drawing utility that'll bring out your artistic side

      6
      18364 votes
      • PROS: Lots of paint options, Includes layers and canvases, Easy-to-use interface
      • CONS: Interface is plain and outdated, Takes time to learn advanced features
    • Windows 8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Good for tablets: touchscreen operation, new apps and easier on the battery

      7
      10609 votes
      • PROS: Sleek, modern design, Very stable, Snappy interface, Includes new native Metro Apps, Support for traditional desktop apps
      • CONS: Metro interface takes some getting used to, Works better on touch screen devices
    • Paint.NET

      4.0.21

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free, easy-to-use photo editor with support for layers

      7
      5738 votes
      • PROS: Well-designed interface, Support for layers, Easy to use, Includes lots of filters and effects
      • CONS: Not as complete as other major graphic suites
    • Autodesk DWG Trueview

      (32-bit) 2014

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for Viewing AutoCAD Data Files

      6
      748 votes
      • PROS: View and share AutoCAD data files for free, Easy-to-use interface even for non-professionals, Compatible with new and old versions of data files
      • CONS: No support or updates offered with this freeware licence, Lacking any real editing features
    • Microsoft Office 2010

      Professional Plus 14.0.4760

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The productivity suite for professionals

      6
      2633 votes
      • PROS: Enhanced design in the 'ribbon' interface, Support for videos in PowerPoint, Lots of improvements in Outlook, Translation and screen capturing tools, Faster and lighter on system resources, Lets you share documents online in SkyDrive
      • CONS: None so far
    • GIMP

      2.10.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Open source image editor gets even better

      7
      8496 votes
      • PROS: Multiplatform, Powerful image editing tools, Lots of interface tweaks to make it newbie friendly, Single-window mode, Powerful free image editing program
      • CONS: Can't view multiple items in single-window mode, Not many included automated features
    • FIFA 14

      1.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone
      Windows Phone
      Java

      Refined gameplay and amazing realism in FIFA'S 2014 edition

      7
      5942 votes
      • PROS: 2v2 online Co-op Seasons mode, Extraordinary gameplay, More fluid and realistic animations, Excellent usability and menu design, Slower, more reasonable pace of the game
      • CONS: No changes to the team management menu, No new features in the graphics engine
    • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

      x8

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      One of the most complete graphic design programs

      7
      7909 votes
      • PROS: Great selection of tools, Covers different areas: page layout, photo editing, vector drawing, Clean, intuitive interface design, Very well documented
      • CONS: May be hard for beginners, Not enough integration between apps
    • QQ Messenger

      International 1.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Complete IM client with cute design and great features

      7
      772 votes
      • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
      • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!
    • AIMP

      4.51.2080

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An excellent audio player with handy extra tools

      9
      8047 votes
      • PROS: Nice interface design with support for skins, 18-band equalizer, Support for online radio, Full featured tag editor, Support for all popular audio formats
      • CONS: None so far
    • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

      3.31

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      Mac

      Detect and eliminate malware for free

      8
      3366 votes
      • PROS: Small installer and fast setup, Scans throughly and quickly, Removes any infected file or malware, Blocks dangerous websites, Nice, easy-to-use interface design, Free
      • CONS: Doesn't offer realtime protection in free version, Scan priority not customizable
    • Fotor Photo Editor

      2.0.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac
      iPhone

      Elegant and easy to use photo editor

      7
      1496 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Professional results, Slick interface, Social network integration
      • CONS: Doesn't support printing
    • Blender

      2.79b

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Truly amazing modeling, animation and rendering

      7
      1540 votes
      • PROS: Incredible variety of features, Extensive online help, Non-overlapping interface
      • CONS: Aimed at advanced users, Sheer degree of variety is overwhelming
    • GIMP

      2.10.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Open source image editor gets even better

      6
      770 votes
      • PROS: Multiplatform, Powerful image editing tools, Lots of interface tweaks to make it newbie friendly, Single-window mode, FINALLY runs natively on the Mac
      • CONS: Can't view multiple items in single-window mode, Not many included automated features
    • Freemake Video Downloader

      3.8.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Download videos from YouTube and other sites

      5
      1167 votes
      • PROS: Works with more than 30 video hosting sites, Nice interface design, Converts to several formats
      • CONS: No clipboard monitoring, No built-in video player
    • ICQ

      10.0.12341

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac
      Windows Phone

      Chat, play and share files with your friends

      7
      1155 votes
      • PROS: Easy, quick installation, Nice interface design, Loads of smileys, animations and other eye-candy, Text and video chats, Integration with social networks
      • CONS: Video chat is not embedded in the conversation window, Social networks must be configured on the program's website, No innovation over other IM apps
    • Adobe XD

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac
      Android
      iPhone

      Free App for Design Lovers

      8
      11 votes
      • PROS: Clean and intuitive interface, Ideal for interface designers
      • CONS: No layer panel tools, No styles and symbols
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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    14.51.208080478.6Windows
    22.10.084967.1Windows
    3106097Windows
    4Home and Business 2010308086.5Windows
    51.2.5183646.4Windows
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