Download Windows Development - Best Software & Apps

  • XAMPP Windows

    5.6.20

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Upload your work locally with this superb tool

    7
    1044 votes
    • PROS: All-in-one app, Free, Good online community
    • CONS: Not for beginners, Help is just ok
  • Genymotion

    2.6.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    A quick and powerful Android emulator for Windows

    7
    531 votes
    • PROS: Very fast, Easy to use and configure, The emulation works well, Advanced debug features
    • CONS: Some stability problems may still occur
  • WAMPServer

    d (64 bit) 2.1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    A GPL License Free Windows Web Development Environment

    6
    578 votes
    • PROS: You have a massive amount of control via the WAMPServer software functionalities, Tune your server without touching your setting files, A playground for app developers,
    • CONS: Non-app developers will have no idea what this is or what it does, There are no technical manuals to explain the installation in detail, They do not explain why it is free and/or why they do not ask for payment at any point,
  • GitHub for Windows

    1.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    A must have for developers and creators

    6
    301 votes
    • PROS: Vast community of creators, developers and professionals along with massive repositories of existing code to draw on, Slick user interface allow for easy access to all of GitHub's libraries, forums and your own projects, Versioning and repository controls make sure that you can monitor changes, review the most current versions and make sure that you create that perfectly working code
    • CONS: Filled with official and validated Microsoft scripting solutions, No tutorial , Exclusive to Microsoft
  • Microsoft Visual C# 2008

    Express 9.021022.8

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    Platform
    Windows

    Free Windows application creator for personal computers

    6
    439 votes
    • PROS: There is absolutely no charge to install Microsoft Visual C 2008, It provides the user with access to a host of automated tools and functions
    • CONS: Users will still need to have some previous coding experience, It is not as advanced as more modern software
  • Virtual Router Manager

    1.0

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    A free, open source router for PCs running Windows 7 and 8

    7
    149 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Perfect for non-experts, View wifi connections
    • CONS: Not compatible with XP or Vista, Absolutely no options
  • hide.me VPN for Windows

    1.06

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    Platform
    Windows

    Protect your browsing with hide.me VPN for Windows

    6
    70 votes
    • PROS: High download speeds and connection reliability, Ironclad no-logging policy and dependable customer service
    • CONS: Bandwidth caps on lower-cost plans could be higher, Only one simultaneous connection on most membership plans
  • Xming

    6.9.0.31

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Run This Display Server For Free On Windows

    7
    9 votes
    • PROS: It is easy to make it portable, Fantastic free X server, Has MinGW compiler suite,
    • CONS: Non-programmers and/or non-IT scholars will have no idea what this is, Not as configurable as Cygwin/X, Have to pay if you wish to use it commercially,
  • JavaExe

    3.2

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Launch your Java application as a Windows file (if you know how)

    9
    1917 votes
    • PROS: Really easy to use once you've read the instrutions
    • CONS: Not intuitive
  • Universal Termsrv.dll Patch

    Build 20090425 1.0b

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    Platform
    Windows

    Universal TCP/IP patch for personal and professional use

    7
    20 votes
    • PROS: This software can help to increase overall Internet connection speeds., A good tool for older operating systems.,
    • CONS: Has little relevance for newer computers with wireless connections., This program is extremely technical in nature.
  • Resource Hacker

    3.4.0.79

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    Platform
    Windows

    A free resource editing tool for 32bit and 64bit Windows

    7
    104 votes
    • PROS: A very lightweight and free program, The tutorials show you how to use the program,
    • CONS: A manual or full user guide would have been nice, It is pretty ugly looking
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

    8.0.0

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    Connect to a Windows based computer from your Mac

    5
    9 votes
    • PROS: Easy to setup and connect, Lots of configuration preferences, Slick new interface,
    • CONS: Not as functional as Windows version, Connections can be unstable,
  • Crazy Browser

    3.10

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Free Tool for Windows Users

    6
    41 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Easy to adapt and customise,
    • CONS: Only suitable for Windows users, Nothing very new or different