Download Productivity Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Microsoft Powerpoint 2016

    2016

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    Platform
    Windows

    Presentation software gets an update with Microsoft Powerpoint 2016

    6
    78 votes
    • PROS: Improved help menu, New design features, Simple, easy-to-use basic tools
    • CONS: Some users find design suggestions intrusive
  • Microsoft Excel 2013

    15.0.4805.1003

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    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Smarter and easier workbooks

    6
    1830 votes
    • PROS: Quick analysis suggests best way to present data, Redesigned interface makes it easier to use, Insert photos from online sources, Automatic pivot table creation, Helpful error messages
    • CONS: Still intimidating to the novice
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

    15.0.4420.1017

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    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Create presentations with ease

    6
    4864 votes
    • PROS: Useful prompter for secondary monitors, Pulls in photos and video from online services, Useful welcome screen, Save, share, and collaborate in the cloud, Ribbon and tools aren't distracting
    • CONS: Could be more streamlined for novices, Photo editing feels tacked on
  • Google Drive

    1.23.9648.8824

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Cloud storage and document support

    7
    237 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, 5 GB of free storage, Connects to Google account
    • CONS: Moderate learning curve, Paid storage a little more expensive than other services
  • Nitro PDF Reader

    3.5.3.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful PDF viewer with annotation tools

    7
    211 votes
    • PROS: Nice interface, Can extract images and text from PDF files, Lets you convert documents to PDF, Complete set of annotation tools
    • CONS: None worth mentioning
  • Celtx

    2.9.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free scriptwriting alternative to Final Draft

    6
    632 votes
    • PROS: Free to use, Solid editing tools, Good for breaking down scripts
    • CONS: Online collaboration features not clear, Supported by ads
  • Nitro Pro

    10.5.8.44

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    Platform
    Windows

    Highly accessible PDF creation and editing

    6
    378 votes
    • PROS: Fast to install and use, Excellent selection of tools and features, Very good help, Supports OCR
    • CONS: Not very configurable
  • Google Play Music

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Access music offline or streaming online

    6
    57 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Simple setup, Offline and online usability
    • CONS: Requires data connection for best use, Will import artist even if already on device
  • Foxit PhantomPDF

    8.0.1.628

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    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent alternative to Adobe Acrobat

    7
    146 votes
    • PROS: Includes a handy bunch of tools, Installs PDF virtual printer, Light on resources, Nicely designed interface, Good security options, Create PDFs from scratch or from Office documents
    • CONS: Doesn't really include any new, original features
  • WPS Office

    (Kingsoft Office) 7.2.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Create, edit and store your Office documents in the cloud

    6
    47 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with Word, Excel and PowerPoint , Many tools , Integration with Dropbox, OneDrive, Box and Drive , Convenient , Editing options,
    • CONS: Not easy to use on small screens
  • RealCalc Scientific Calculator

    2.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Special App for Students

    9
    5 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Comes packed with tools and features
    • CONS: Not free to download, Not compatible with split screen
  • Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac

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    Platform
    Mac

    Office for Mac gets a massive overhaul

    5
    202 votes
    • PROS: Brings Office on Mac up-to-date, Looks much more attractive, Easier to use and find functions, Collaborative and productivity focused tools, More functions in Excel and PowerPoint
    • CONS: You will need a 365 account
  • Battery Saver FREE for Android

    1.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    An Android app that may help you save power

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    • PROS: Temporarily turns off background apps, Its three functions are easy to understand,
    • CONS: Many of the apps turn themselves back on, The adverts are annoying
  • Your Freedom

    VPN Client 20151111-01

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Mac

    Your-Freedom: an anonymization and anti-censorship solution

    7
    16 votes
    • PROS: Hides your IP address on Android, Windows and Mac OS, Free anonymized Internet connectivity for up to 5 hours a week, It is a subscription-fee service, so you pay for as much time as you need
    • CONS: Does not provide data compression or enhance connection speeds, It is not a Virtual Private Network service or a firewall solution
  • CM Locker

    3.2.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The lock screen that takes unwitting selfies of intruders

    8
    10 votes
    • PROS: Shortcuts and quick tools, Takes picture of intruders
    • CONS: Limited customization options
  • TouchPal Keyboard

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Free Productivity software app for Android

    8
    10 votes
    • Portable OpenOffice.org

      4.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An alternative to Microsoft Office that goes where you do

      7
      118 votes
      • PROS: Portable!, Handy launcher to access all tools, Compatible with Microsoft Office 2008, Fully documented
      • CONS: Few templates included
    • OpenProj

      1.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free Open Source Desktop Project Management Program

      6
      43 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),
    • Express Invoice Free Edition

      5.02

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Free Invoicing software to create business invoices

      6
      140 votes
      • PROS: Free to download and use, Numerous comprehensive office tools, Very easy to use
      • CONS: Format is rather plain, Only the trail version is free
    • Eudora

      7.1.0.9

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      Platform
      Windows

      Free Email Platform for Professional

      7
      84 votes
      • PROS: Free to use, Lots to tools to make use of, A large number of add-ons to choose,
      • CONS: Can be tricky to use at first,
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    11.23.9648.88242376.5Windows, Android, iPhone, Web Apps
    210.5.8.443786.3Windows
    315.0.4805.100318306.2Windows, Android, iPhone
    42.9.16326.1Windows, Mac
    515.0.4420.101748645.8Windows, Android, iPhone