Download Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • Messenger

    (Facebook Messenger) Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    BlackBerry

    Text, voice calls, and video calls now included

    7
    595 votes
    • PROS: Supports chats, voice calls, video calls, Support third party apps, Easy to use
    • CONS: Compatible apps require new download
  • Internet Download Manager

    6.29.2.1

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    IDM manages and accelerates downloads, updated for Windows 10

    7
    12346 votes
    • PROS: Download scheduling, Integrates with most browsers, Very simple to use
    • CONS: The interface is really ugly
  • Windows 10

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows 10 is here to change the game

    7
    6558 votes
    • PROS: Free to upgrade, Consistent across devices , A more natural, customizable experience , Spartan and Cortana allow for more natural browsing and searches
    • CONS: If your only using one device, many features will be lost on you
  • 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,
  • Windows Movie Maker

    Windows Vista 2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The easiest way to create photo presentations

    7
    20588 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Works with images and videos, Includes many video and transition effects, Exports to several formats
    • CONS: Too simple for advanced users
  • Netflix

    3.7.0.23

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Native Neflix app for Windows' tile UI

    5
    346 votes
    • PROS: Touch friendly interface, Beautiful interface, Personalized recommendations
    • CONS: Some laggy performance at times
  • Disk Drill Windows Data Recovery

    2.0.300

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A file restorer that's more than competent

    8
    106 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, High success rate, Two kinds of scanning
    • CONS: Somewhat slow and not that original
  • VLC for Windows 10

    2015.915.1119.1464

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play your audio and video for free with this version of VLC for Windows 10

    7
    789 votes
    • PROS: A groundbreaking media player for W10, Supports many formats, Comfortable to use
    • CONS: Very few options
  • Google Translate

    4.4.0.RC01

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Your pocket translator

    7
    68 votes
    • PROS: Translates from text, picture, voice, and SMS, 60 supported languages, Functions to translate offline, Good voice recognition, You can hear the pronunciation
    • CONS: The translations are not always perfect
  • Google Input Tools for Windows

    3.0.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Type using 22 different languages with this tool

    7
    1051 votes
    • PROS: No internet connection required, Automatic word completion, Virtual keyboard is useful for entering unique characters, Customizable window
    • CONS: Nothing to report
  • Facebook for Windows 10

    1.3.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The free official Facebook app for Windows 10

    7
    762 votes
    • PROS: Excellent user experience, Responsive controls, Ideal for Facebook use on tablets, Displays most important status updates
    • CONS: No new functions, Account and privacy options could be improved
  • PicsArt - Photo Studio for Windows 10

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Do something useful with the photos you take on your phone

    7
    1569 votes
    • PROS: Many effects and filters, Very easy to use, Share images through the network, Supports layers
    • CONS: Lacks some of the features of other versions
  • iTools For Windows

    4.2.7.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get iTooled up for any mobile job for free

    7
    2574 votes
    • PROS: All the phone related features of iTunes, Easy to use and understand, Has new features not provided by Apple, Backup, restore and manage all aspects
    • CONS: A little slow to load at times, No access to iTunes store
  • Windows 8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    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
  • Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows 10

    1.0.0.15

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Light Photoshop version for Windows 10

    7
    759 votes
    • PROS: Free, Basic editing in an instant, Auto correction
    • CONS: Some effects are extra, Too simple for advanced users
  • Audacity

    2.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free virtual studio for Windows computers

    7
    687 votes
    • PROS: Works with all popular audio formats, Contains all relevant filters and tools
    • CONS: Crashes occasionally, Program interface no longer appropriate
  • Asphalt 8: Airborne for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Crazy arcade races in Asphalt take flight

    7
    1265 votes
    • PROS: Lots of vehicles, 9 new destinations, Beautiful graphics and fun to play, Multiplayer
    • CONS: No real gameplay changes since v7, Good cars take time/money
  • Windows 10 Launch Patch 64 bit

    KB3074683

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The first patch for Windows 10

    8
    78 votes
    • Windows 7 Service Pack 1

      (SP1)

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The first big system update for Windows 7

      6
      412 votes
      • PROS: Improvements in security and stability, New RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory features
      • CONS: Some features are not really visible to the user
    • Windows Live Mail

      16.4.3522

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      As the years go by, email stands strong

      6
      345 votes
      • PROS: A veteran among email clients
      • CONS: Rapidly-approaching sunset means no updates
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