Download Management Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3

    (SP3)

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The latest major update for Windows XP

    7
    4206 votes
    • PROS: Includes new Management Console, Improves Wifi security
    • CONS: No major usability improvements
  • Fingerprint Pattern App Lock

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free Security Download for Selective App Management

    7
    24 votes
    • PROS: Free download , Simple interface , Requires certain phone models
    • CONS: Limited functions
  • Adobe Acrobat

    3D 8.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    PDF Reader on a Subscription basis

    6
    54 votes
    • PROS: The most widely used PDF reader in the world Adobe Acrobat has advanced features and superior support, Subscription model means you will always have the most up to date version without additional expense
    • CONS: Some people prefer to pay one time fees for software instead of the recurring cost of software as a service
  • iTools for Mac

    2.4.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Alternative to iTunes for managing your iPhone

    6
    147 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Application management, Shows disk contents, Accesses all folders, Safely copies content, Updates applications, Organizes iOS desktops
    • CONS: Poor iCloud compatibility, No help
  • iCare Data Recovery Software

    5.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple Free Data Recovery and Management Software

    7
    46 votes
    • PROS: Simple operation
    • CONS: Lack of features, More for non-technical users
  • Internet Download Accelerator

    5.7

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete management for all your downloads

    7
    138 votes
    • PROS: Makes a noticeable difference to download speeds, Includes scheduler and broken download resumer, Features a bandwidth throttle
    • CONS: Does not speed up downloads as significantly as developers claim
  • Android PC Sync Manager

    2.8.7.225

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    All-in-One Free Smartphone Management Tool for Personal Computers

    8
    166 votes
    • PROS: Android PC Sync Manager is compatible with older operating systems., This software eliminates the need to install other third-party synchronization programs.
    • CONS: Users have complained that Android Sync for Windows does not offer any type of customer support., A file size of over 21 megabytes could prove to be hefty for some operating systems.
  • EaseUS Partition Master Free

    11.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent everyday partition management

    7
    689 votes
    • PROS: Easy-to-use interface, Useful help file included, Erase, copy, explore and partition discs
    • CONS: Careless use can damage your computer
  • MiniTool Partition Wizard

    10.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free partition management program for Windows

    7
    289 votes
    • PROS: Offers more information in one place than Microsoft does , Arranges your changes in the correct order automatically
    • CONS: Doesn't support the management of dynamic disks , New users may accidentally destroy their data
  • Q-Dir

    5.41

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free multi-pane file explorer for Windows

    9
    137 votes
    • PROS: Multi-pane interface makes file management easier, Several layouts to choose from, Color code for files
    • CONS: No extra tools like you find in other Explorer alternatives
  • Beyond Compare

    4.2.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A Free File Management and Comparison Tool

    6
    112 votes
    • PROS: Easy to understand the comparisons, Compatible with most file types
    • CONS: Interface takes time to get used to, Free version has a limited trial license, you need to purchase the product key later on
  • OpenProj

    1.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Open Source Desktop Project Management Program

    6
    146 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to create very intuitive and self-explanatory projects, Plenty of tools make the program very flexible, It has different pages for timelines tasks delegating and so forth
    • CONS: You will have to invest hours into learning what each tool does, May have to run on with Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_02-b13)
  • BitTorrent Sync

    2.0.28

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Mac
    Android
    Windows Phone

    Quickly share and synchronize files on all your devices

    7
    13 votes
    • PROS: Quick and easy P2P file-sharing, High speed file transfer, Unlimited storage and sharing, Excellent usability and QR management, 256-Bit data encryption
    • CONS: Documentation could be improved, Menu options a bit scarce
  • iCare Data Recovery Free Edition

    7.9.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple Free Data Recovery and Management Software

    6
    39 votes
    • PROS: Full free version, Simple operation
    • CONS: Lack of features, More for non-technical users
  • BatteryCare

    0.9.10.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete computer battery management system

    7
    69 votes
    • Root Explorer

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Android

      Useful Software for File Management

      8
      32 votes
      • PROS: Easy to add and remove accounts, Packed with useful features
      • CONS: Cannot create shortcuts in the home screen, No free trial available
    • J. River Media Jukebox

      12.07.17

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free, full featured music jukebox with loads of extra tools

      8
      130 votes
      • PROS: Intuitive interface, very easy to use, Great management tools for your music collection, Embedded player, search tool, ripping tool and burning tool, Support for portable music devices, Smart playlists
      • CONS: Could this be iTunes plagiarism?
    • Registrar Registry Manager

      4.01

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Complete registry management solution

      -
      No votes yet
      • Paywings Payroll

        4.2.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Complete solution for payroll and attendance management

        7
        40 votes
        • PROS: Comprehensive payroll management , Supports biometric attendance logging, Lots of useful HR tools, Simple, colorful Windows 8-style user interface
        • CONS: Quite fiddly to set up initially
      • Battery Saver (Master Power)

        5.1.11

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Battery Saver (master power ) is a free application that saves your device’s battery life via simple power saving management

        10
        6 votes
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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        12.8.7.2251668.4Windows
        211.56897.4Windows
        3(SP3)42067.2Windows
        410.22897.1Windows
        52.4.31475.8Mac