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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • X-Win32

    2012

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    StarNet products allow Windows, Mac and Linux PCs to display X Windows desktops and apps from remote Unix and Linux servers.

    6
    28 votes
    • 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
    • Softonic Moba

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows Phone
      Android

      Find the best apps for Windows Phone

      8
      2 votes
      • PROS:Access all of Softonic's content, Customizable interface, Video content , Hubs system for finding great apps
      • CONS:Commenting is still not possible
    • 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
    • Bluetooth Remote Control

      3.02

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Windows Mobile
      Mac

      A free Software utilities program for Windows

      7
      7 votes
      • 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
      • 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
        • ProcX

          1.000

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Excellent task manager to check system active processes

          7
          6 votes
          • PROS:Shows apps that active processes belong to, Shows related DLL files, Can replace Windows Task Manager straight away, Links to Google for more info,
          • CONS:No explanations about the differences between the 3 ways to kill processes
        • Appmethod

          1.14

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Build Android, iOS, Windows and Mac OS X apps in C++ with a single code base

          -
          No votes yet
          • 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
          • Androck

            free

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Run All your Mobile Messaging Apps in one Windows App

            7
            66 votes
            • T3Desk

              2010 10.09

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Manage apps and windows in a 3D desktop

              6
              11 votes
              • PROS:Nice, realistic 3D effect, Easy keyboard shortcuts, Many configuration options, Light on system resources
              • CONS:Not really that useful
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