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
    10499 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
    183 votes
    • PROS: Accesses other installed apps to browse for PDFs, Text search, Recently viewed list
    • CONS: No ability to edit, No annotations, No zooming
  • Windows Essentials

    16.4.3503.0728

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Microsoft's essential apps to get you started

    7
    667 votes
    • PROS: Great package of apps to get started with, Windows Movie Maker still excellent, Live Mail is a solid app for those without Outlook, Many useful features in Photo Gallery, SkyDrive integration is unobtrusive
    • CONS: Live Messenger struggling to stay relevant, Live Writer is very basic
  • 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
    338 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

    8
    11 votes
    • PROS: Free and always will be, Runs software like MS Office without issues
    • CONS: A few annoying bugs, Some bad fonts when using OSX
  • 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
    19 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)
  • Allmyapps

    1.5.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Windows app manager

    7
    131 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
    46 votes
    • Photo Grid Mixer

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free program for Windows‚ by Express Apps

      9
      18 votes
      • 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

        7
        55 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
      • 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

        7
        7 votes
        • Parallels Desktop 10

          10.1.1

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Run Windows on your Mac without rebooting

          6
          242 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
        • CNN App for Windows 10

          1.0.0.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Catch up on the world's news

          7
          19 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
        • 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

          7
          32 votes
          • Todoist: To-Do List and Task Manager

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            The minimalist task manager comes to Windows

            9
            2 votes
            • 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
          • Icecream Image Resizer

            1.02

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A free app for Windows, by IceCream Apps

            9
            3 votes
            • Sketch Me!

              Varies with device

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A Free program for Windows‚ by XnView Apps

              -
              No votes yet
              • Apps Launcher

                varies-with-device

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                A free app for Windows, by GitHub

                5
                1 vote
                • Jewel Star for Windows 10

                  1.3.1.0

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  A Free Educational game for Windows, by Rolling Donut Apps

                  8
                  17 votes
                  • Virtual Desktop Manager Powertoy

                    1.0

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Have four virtual desktops in your PC

                    6
                    53 votes
                    • PROS: Much more space for apps and windows, Support for hotkeys
                    • CONS: Needs to be manually activated, Can be confusing at the beginning
                  Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
                  #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
                  11.1.1.373387.5Windows
                  2104997Windows
                  31.0.7.18551836.6Windows
                  416.4.3503.07286676.6Windows
                  510.1.12426.4Mac
                  Sponsored×