Download Microsoft Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • Skype for Windows 10

    2.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Video chat, texting and instant messaging in one

    7
    1160 votes
    • PROS: Supports video chats, texting and instant messaging, High quality video chats, Automatically imports contacts from Microsoft accounts, Lots of emoticons, Free group video calls and screen sharing
    • CONS: Interface looks a bit sparse, Contacts may need editing after importing,
  • Microsoft Office 2016

    15.31

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Updated Tool for Windows Users

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Comes with integrated business intelligence, Packed with great features
    • CONS: Real time editing not yet available, Only feasible for corporate use
  • Microsoft .NET Framework

    RC 4.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Introducing Microsoft.NET Framework

    7
    320 votes
    • PROS: Does not require user to uninstall previous versions, Enables key applications to function, Compatible across all Windows PCs and devices
    • CONS: Occasional problems may occur when updating previous versions, .NET Framework may not fix serious errors.
  • Microsoft Visual C# 2008

    Express 9.021022.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Windows application creator for personal computers

    6
    439 votes
    • PROS: There is absolutely no charge to install Microsoft Visual C 2008, It provides the user with access to a host of automated tools and functions
    • CONS: Users will still need to have some previous coding experience, It is not as advanced as more modern software
  • Microsoft Mahjong for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Game for Puzzle Lovers

    6
    96 votes
    • PROS: Colourful graphics, Free to play, Extremely addictive,
    • CONS: Only suitable for Windows 10 users, An internet connection is required,
  • Microsoft Windows Installer

    (XP 32 bits) 4.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Installer For Microsoft Windows

    6
    281 votes
    • PROS: Handy for people that do not have an installation wizard, Allows you to install things on corrupted computers, The interface is the same as the Microsoft installer,
    • CONS: Is redundant on most computers because it is simply not needed, Allows users to force their computer to accept unacceptable software, It could use a better technical manual to explain how it works,
  • Flip4Mac

    3.3.5

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Microsoft endorsed WMV player for Mac

    5
    184 votes
    • PROS: Plays WMV files in standalone Flip Player or QuickTime, Doesn't obscure playback with controls, Converts video and audio to other formats, Optimized for OS X 10.7+, Powerful tools for video editors working with WMV, Playback support in Office 2011 for Word and PowerPoint, Keynote can import Windows Media files through Flip4Mac , Supports video previews in Finder, Supports WMV in Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Mail, Official Windows Media Player
    • CONS: Does not support Snow Leopard, Does not support screencasting, Leaves a watermark in QuickTime, Advanced features only in Pro version
  • Windows Keyfinder

    6.0.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free software to recover Microsoft Windows product keys

    5
    57 votes
    • PROS: This software package is free to download and activate., Multiple versions of Windows can be accessed with the click of a button.,
    • CONS: There is no variant available for mobile phones., Updates do not commonly take place, so bugs may be present.
  • Microsoft Windows Installer

    (Vista 32 bits) 4.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Installer For Microsoft Windows

    6
    113 votes
    • PROS: Handy for people that do not have an installation wizard, Allows you to install things on corrupted computers, The interface is the same as the Microsoft installer,
    • CONS: Is redundant on most computers because it is simply not needed, Allows users to force their computer to accept unacceptable software, It could use a better technical manual to explain how it works,
  • Microsoft Jigsaw for Windows 10

    2015.917.1335.4617

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Microsoft Jigsaw for Windows 10 - Free Gaming App

    5
    5 votes
    • PROS: Intuitive control system., Turn your own photos into jigsaws., Daily Challenges provide new content every day.,
    • CONS: Only available on Windows devices., Contains in-app purchases.,
  • Microsoft Minesweeper for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Revisit a Classic with Microsoft Minesweeper for Windows 10

    5
    95 votes
    • PROS: A game premise that has stood the test of time., Adds new twists on the old format.,
    • CONS: Some may prefer to stick with the original., If Minesweeper never appealed to you, this won't either.
  • Trello for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    kanban planning with trello for windows 10

    7
    5 votes
    • PROS: Reliable Microsoft product, Free to use,
    • CONS: Doesn't break the mould, Not supported on iOS devices
  • 3D Builder

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free program for Windows‚ by Microsoft Corporation

    -
    No votes yet
    • Microsoft Windows Installer

      (Vista 64 bits) 4.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free Installer For Microsoft Windows

      5
      90 votes
      • PROS: Handy for people that do not have an installation wizard, Allows you to install things on corrupted computers, The interface is the same as the Microsoft installer,
      • CONS: Is redundant on most computers because it is simply not needed, Allows users to force their computer to accept unacceptable software, It could use a better technical manual to explain how it works,
    • Microsoft Office File Converter Pack

      11.0.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free Software utilities program for Windows

      5
      156 votes
      • Windows XP Mode

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Run Windows XP On Its Own, For Free, From Microsoft.

        7
        32 votes
        • PROS: First-party virtualisation, Very fast,
        • CONS: Limited OS support, Limited tech support
      • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

        8.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Connect to a Windows based computer from your Mac

        5
        9 votes
        • PROS: Easy to setup and connect, Lots of configuration preferences, Slick new interface,
        • CONS: Not as functional as Windows version, Connections can be unstable,
      • Microsoft Outlook Connector

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Use Outlook to access Windows Live Hotmail

        6
        86 votes
        • PROS: Check your Windows Live Hotmail from Outlook, Better spam filtering, No need to log into hotmail.com
        • CONS: Calendar and task scheduling services requires subscription
      • Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

        Varies with device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Free program for Windows‚ by Microsoft Corporation

        -
        No votes yet
        • Aerize Explorer for Windows Phone 8.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows Phone

          * BEAUTIFUL, FANTASTIC, PERFECT * Won Microsoft Global //Publish/ competition prize for Best Windows Phone 8.1 App!

          10
          3 votes
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
          #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
          1RC 4.53207Windows
          22.711606.8Windows
          3(XP 32 bits) 4.52816.2Windows
          4Express 9.021022.84396.1Windows
          53.3.51844.7Mac