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
  • 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
  • Instagram

    Varies by device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    8
    14 votes
    • PROS:Easy to use, Share to various social networks, Impressive photo editor, Tag friends in images, Geotagging support, Capture and share video
    • CONS:Requires sign-up
  • VLC for Windows 10

    2.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play your audio and video 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
  • 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
  • Facebook for Windows 10

    1.3.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The 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
  • iTools For Windows

    4.2.7.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get iTooled up for any mobile job

    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
  • Google Input Tools for Windows

    3.0.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Type using 22 different languages with this tool

    7
    1050 votes
    • PROS:No internet connection required, Automatic word completion, Virtual keyboard is useful for entering unique characters, Customizable window
    • CONS:Nothing to report
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Windows 10 Launch Patch 64 bit

    KB3074683

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The first patch for Windows 10

    8
    78 votes
    • 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,
    • Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7

      10.0.9200.16521

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Internet Explorer 10 finally comes to Windows 7

      7
      1329 votes
      • PROS:Performance improvements, Do not track enabled by default, Support for add-ons, Isolates browser from rest of the OS
      • CONS:Some antiquated interface elements remain,
    • 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
    • Unlocker

      1.9.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Unlock files Windows won't let you delete

      7
      421 votes
      • PROS:Very easy to use, Does what it says on the tin, Embedded in Windows Explorer
      • CONS:No extra options
    • Windows XP Service Pack 3

      (SP3)

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The latest major update for Windows XP

      7
      2353 votes
      • PROS:Includes new Management Console, Improves Wifi security
      • CONS:No major usability improvements
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