Download Windows Apps - Best Software & Apps

  • 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 Reader Touch for Windows 10

    1.0.7.1855

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A very basic PDF viewer

    7
    101 votes
    • PROS: Accesses other installed apps to browse for PDFs, Text search, Recently viewed list
    • CONS: No ability to edit, No annotations, No zooming
  • Google Search for Windows 10

    1.1.1.37

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Set Google as your default search engine in Windows 8

    8
    191 votes
    • PROS: Quick search, Beautiful interface, Syncs your Google search history, Opens links within the application, Voice search, Portal to Google web apps, Replaces Bing as default search app
    • CONS: Lags sometimes, Cannot multitask with Google apps
  • Wine

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows Apps On Almost Anything

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Free and always will be, Runs software like MS Office without issues
    • CONS: A few annoying bugs, Some bad fonts when using OSX
  • Allmyapps

    1.5.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Windows app manager

    7
    178 votes
    • PROS: Save all your apps to the cloud, Search for and locate new apps, Update new apps directly from your desktop
    • CONS: Occasionally crashes
  • Bluetooth Remote Control

    3.02

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Windows Mobile
    Mac

    A free Software utilities program for Windows

    7
    7 votes
    • Photo Grid Mixer

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free program for Windows‚ by Express Apps

      -
      No votes yet
      • CNN App for Windows 10

        1.0.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Catch up on the world's news

        5
        7 votes
        • PROS: Access to CNN's international news, iReport integrated for citizen journalism, Aggregated video content, Easy to navigate and read, Easily share to other apps
        • CONS: Not enough customization options, Some odd spacing of text
      • Grand Theft Auto: iFruit

        1.10.40.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Windows Phone
        iPhone

        Discover a limited world of GTA V on the move

        6
        17 votes
        • PROS: GTA V mobile companion app, Two apps in one, Keeps you a little connected on the move
        • CONS: Only works well with a permanent internet connection, Not much to either element , Aggressive/misleading product placement
      • WP Launcher (Launcher 8)

        3.3.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        If you want a Window Phone filled with Android apps, this could be the answer

        8
        16 votes
        • PROS: Transforms your Android interface , Mimics the attractive Windows Phone interface well, Makes you appreciate WP more
        • CONS: Apps prove inconsistent with interface, Crashes from time to time, Fiddly at times (like the WP interface)
      • Parallels Desktop 10

        10.1.1

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Run Windows on your Mac without rebooting

        6
        129 votes
        • PROS: Very easy to set up, Allows you to switch effortlessly between Windows and OS X, Interchanges files between your OS X and Windows environment, Latest version is faster than ever, Use Windows apps from your Dock, Now allows access from mobile devices, Uses speech recognition in OS X, Puts Windows apps into Dock, Integrated with iCloud
        • CONS: Can be a bit slow to use compared to an installation of Windows using Boot Camp, Requires a lot of free hard drive space to work, Leaves components behind after uninstall
      • ViPad

        1.0.0.92

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        ViPad provides a new and innovative way to launch your favourite apps and acts a complete super desktop replacement

        8
        10 votes
        • Pinball Star for Windows 10

          1.0.0.6

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A Free (ads) Classic game for Windows, by Rolling Donut Apps

          3
          1 vote
          • 7plus

            1.2.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Add more features to Windows Explorer

            5
            2 votes
            • PROS: Many keyboard shortcuts for common tasks, Custom hotkeys to run apps
            • CONS: The tabs functionality feels a bit clunky
          • Jewel Star for Windows 10

            1.3.1.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A Free Educational game for Windows, by Rolling Donut Apps

            2
            2 votes
            • Todoist: To-Do List and Task Manager

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              The minimalist task manager comes to Windows

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: Very simple to use, Easy to sign up, Great date recognition, Online, mobile apps also available
              • CONS: Not much support, Many features not very obvious, No notifications with basic version
            • Softonic Moba

              1.16

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Android
              Windows Phone

              Find the best apps for Android

              7
              33 votes
              • PROS: Access all of Softonic's content, Customizable interface, Video content , Hubs system for finding great apps
              • CONS: Commenting is still not possible
            • Virtual Desktop Manager Powertoy

              1.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Have four virtual desktops in your PC

              4
              13 votes
              • PROS: Much more space for apps and windows, Support for hotkeys
              • CONS: Needs to be manually activated, Can be confusing at the beginning
            • Sketch Me!

              Varies with device

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A Free program for Windows‚ by XnView Apps

              -
              No votes yet
              • Cameo

                PDE Lite 1.11310

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Complete desktop overhaul with extra portable apps

                8
                4 votes
                • PROS: Light on system resources, Complete Windows interface overhaul, Includes a bunch of portable apps
                • CONS: May be confusing at first, Not many customization options
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