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  • Windows 8

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    Windows

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

    7
    4115 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
  • PaintTool SAI

    1.2.0.6

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    Windows

    The drawing utility that'll bring out your artistic side

    6
    14696 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    • CONS: Interface is plain and outdated, Takes time to learn advanced features
  • AutoCAD

    2017

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    Mac

    The industry standard CAD design package

    7
    992 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
  • Paint.NET

    4.0.10

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    Windows

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

    6
    1353 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
  • Dev-C++

    beta 9.2 (4.9.9.2) 5.0

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    Windows

    Community Created Design Studio

    7
    1164 votes
    • PROS: Robust editor helps with syntax style and formatting for clean correct and easy to use code, Built in compiler allows you to build debug and test your programs before packaging for production, Interface can be daunting moderate programming skill required,
    • CONS: ,
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    X6

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    Windows

    One of the most complete graphic design programs

    7
    1985 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
  • FIFA 14

    1.0

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    Windows Phone
    Java
    iPhone
    Android

    Refined gameplay and amazing realism in FIFA'S 2014 edition

    7
    4275 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
  • GIMP

    2.8.18

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    Windows

    Open source image editor gets even better

    7
    1244 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
  • QQ Messenger

    International 1.6

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    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    549 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!
  • Autodesk DWG Trueview

    (32-bit) 2014

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    Windows

    Free Software for Viewing AutoCAD Data Files

    6
    184 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,
  • AIMP

    4.02.1713

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    Windows

    An excellent audio player with handy extra tools

    8
    1057 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
  • Pencil

    0.4.4b

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    Windows
    Mac

    Create animated digital comics

    6
    709 votes
    • PROS: Clear, customizable drawing interface, Neatly-organized timeline, Open source
    • CONS: You'll need a graphics tablet to get anything impressive out of it
  • Advanced SystemCare

    10.1.0.695

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    Windows

    Advanced SystemCare

    7
    1301 votes
    • PROS: Full control of the system, Cleans and optimizes your PC, More than 25 utilities, Convincing interface design
    • CONS: Antivirus module without advanced features, Some features only available in the Pro version
  • DraftSight

    2015

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    Mac

    3DS Draftsight CAD Software

    7
    314 votes
    • PROS: Free version available with full feature set, Light-weight and fast program, Easy to use interface with many customization options , Professional version adds advanced scripting capacity in a number of languages
    • CONS: Free version does have some minor bugs in user settings etc, Professional version pricing puts it on par with other more robust programs
  • Blender

    (32 bits) 2.66a

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    Mac

    Truly amazing modeling, animation and rendering

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

    8.2.7138

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    Windows Mobile

    Chat, play and share files with your friends

    8
    104 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
  • GIMP

    2.8.14

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    Mac

    Open source image editor gets even better

    6
    295 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