Download Windows 10 - 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • Candy Crush Saga

    1.104.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    A sweet challange to keep you busy for hours

    8
    757 votes
    • PROS: Extremely popular, Cute graphics, Social integration, Lots of levels
    • CONS: Cliched game mechanism, Poor quality, Confusing in-app purchases
  • 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
  • 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
    • 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,
    • Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

      Beta

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Minecraft gets a special version for Windows 10

      6
      682 votes
      • PROS: Improved graphics, Genuine sandbox game, Hours and hours of fun and creativity
      • CONS: No cross saves with PC version yet
    • imo for Windows 10

      1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Stay in touch easily with imo for Windows 10

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Simple manageable interface, Unlimited free voice and video calls
      • CONS: Limited customisation and contact management options, User base smaller than major rivals
    • Windows 10 Launch Patch 32 bit

      KB3074683

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The first patch for Windows 10

      7
      40 votes
      • Windows 10 for phones

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows Phone

        Is that a Windows 10 in your pocket?

        8
        46 votes
        • Camera for Windows 10

          6.2.8

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free Camera Software To Use When You Wish

          6
          317 votes
          • PROS: A simple and efficient program, The software has an intuitive user design, Take photos or capture video with this software,
          • CONS: There are very few settings, It is a basic alternative to your current camera software, The program is only updated when a new operating system is released,
        • PDF Reader for Windows 10

          1.0.2.2256

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free and Reliable PDF Reader for Windows 10

          6
          28 votes
          • PROS: An ability to convert PDF documents into multiple other formats., All content can be viewed as slides, ideal when making a presentation.,
          • CONS: Will not automatically update its software., Cannot currently convert PDF files into the common JPEG format. ,
        • Classic Solitaire (Free) for Windows 10

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free solitaire game for Windows 8 PCs

          5
          99 votes
          • PROS: Two modes of scoring, two modes of drawing cards, Colors of the cards can be personalized
          • CONS: It is not better than the solitaire that comes installed on Windows
        • Shazam for Windows 10

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A music identifier for Windows 8

          6
          82 votes
          • PROS: Identify songs by sound, Includes album reviews and artist biographies, Share tags across social networks
          • CONS: Can't identify all songs
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