Download Windows Apps - Best Software & Apps

  • VidMate

    3.6507

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    A free Android app to download films, TV shows and music from around the world.

    8
    19548 votes
    • PROS: Unlimited downloads, Free, You have shows from Zee TV, Star Plus, Sahara etc.
    • CONS: Similar services are abound, High Internet speeds are not always a given
  • WhatsApp Messenger

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Send free text, audio and video messages from your Android phone

    8
    35584 votes
    • PROS: Lets you send photos, audio, video, location, and links, Group messaging, Works across different platforms, Support for Android Wear, Syncs with web version, Free calls, Save chats automatically to Google Drive
    • CONS: Only works if the other person has the app
  • SHAREit

    4.0.6.177

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Share Files - when it works

    8
    29086 votes
    • PROS: Share all kinds of files, Good speed during transfers, Multiplatform support
    • CONS: Lack of instructions, Doesn't always work, Have to reopen connection for new transfers
  • YTD Video Downloader

    5.9.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Superb free downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    7
    11966 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Quick at downloading, Supports batches, One of the best YouTube video downloaders, Basic version is free
    • CONS: To download and convert at same time requires Pro version
  • imo free video calls and chat

    9.8.000000011461

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Another messaging app you don't need

    8
    6076 votes
    • PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat, Completely free!
    • CONS: Offers nothing new
  • Instagram

    varies-by-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    9
    3835 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
  • Nox APP Player

    6.2.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Nox APP Player brings Android apps to your desktop for free

    8
    2354 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface makes this app easy to use, Intuitive keyboard mapping for app and game controls, Support for multiple control devices, Stable and reliable
    • CONS: Sluggish installation process
  • Messenger for Desktop

    2.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    An unofficial free Facebook desktop client

    8
    4019 votes
    • PROS: Chat without opening Facebook, Facebook options are automatically imported, Same options as the official Facebook Messenger apps, Completely free, Safe to use
    • CONS: Unofficial app that isn't associated with or supported by Facebook, Interface is unimaginative
  • Mobogenie

    3.2.17.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Mobile Device Files Management

    9
    1985 votes
    • PROS: Manage mobile device easily, Backup or transfer files, Debugging Mode, Access more contents
    • CONS: Limited selection available, May not detect some mobile devices, Requires to be logged in on mobile device, File exploration can be still be done manually
  • BlueStacks App Player

    4.31.59

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An App to Bring your Android Apps to PC for Free

    7
    35917 votes
    • PROS: Seamless emulation, Numerous advantages of viewing on a computer screen, Easy to use, Free, Available also for Mac
    • CONS: Will only offer Android based apps
  • Facebook for Windows 10

    1.3.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The free official Facebook app for Windows 10

    8
    3566 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
  • Telegram for Desktop

    1.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free speedy and secure alternative to WhatsApp

    8
    1928 votes
    • PROS: Useful notification customization options, Strong focus on security and speed, Seamless synchronization across devices, Completely free
    • CONS: Must have a Telegram account on a mobile app
  • Microsoft Word 2013

    15.0.5085.1000

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    One of the best word processors gets even better

    6
    12217 votes
    • PROS: Ribbon interface is easier to navigate, Performance improvements all around, Great reading mode, Documents and settings synced with Skydrive, Easy photo import
    • CONS: No Windows XP support, No escape from the ribbon interface, Some tools are hard to find
  • AutoCAD

    2019

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The industry standard CAD design package

    6
    4096 votes
    • PROS: Design in 2D and 3D, Packed with features, Create and edit DWG files across platforms, Lots of customisation features
    • CONS: Requires very powerful hardware, Very large download file
  • Microsoft Excel 2013

    16.0.6769.2017

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Smarter and easier workbooks

    6
    3718 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
  • WhatsApp Web

    1.0

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    WhatsApp wings its way to the web for free

    8
    4997 votes
    • PROS: Familiar WhatsApp look and feel makes it easy to use, End-to-end message encryption, Well-designed user interface displays all the information you need, Seamless link up between mobile and web versions, Completely free
    • CONS: Lacking a lot of features
  • Google Translate

    4.4.0.RC01

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Your pocket translator

    8
    487 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
  • Windows 8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Good for tablets: touchscreen operation, new apps and easier on the battery

    7
    10787 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
  • Samsung USB Driver for Mobile Phones

    1.5.51.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Drivers to help you develop Android apps and test them with Samsung devices

    7
    887 votes
    • Hangouts

      2017.1019.418.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone

      Google's platform for instant messaging and videoconferencing

      7
      1430 votes
      • PROS: Simple and minimalist interface, Video calls to multiple people, Apps available during video calls
      • CONS: No audio calls, Chrome must always be open
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