Download Windows Development - Best Software & Apps

  • XAMPP Windows

    5.6.20

    License
    free Download
    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
  • WAMPServer

    d (64 bit) 2.1

    License
    free Download
    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,
  • Genymotion

    2.6.0

    License
    free Download
    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
  • GitHub for Windows

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    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
  • WO Mic

    2.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Turn your smartphone into a microphone

    6
    65 votes
    • PROS:Save on microphone cost, Multiple connection methods,
    • CONS:Not compatible with iPhone, Only for use with Android OS
  • Virtual Router Manager

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    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
  • Microsoft Visual C# 2008

    Express 9.021022.8

    License
    free Download
    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
  • hide.me VPN for Windows

    1.06

    License
    try Download
    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
    free Download
    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,
  • Vysor Android Control on PC

    1.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Put your Android operating system on Windows

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS:You may use a keyboard to interact with your phone, Point and click on your phone using this app
    • CONS:You have to give this app a lot of permissions, Users have to pay a subscription
  • JavaExe

    3.2

    License
    free Download
    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
  • Jarfix

    1.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Development program for Windows

    5
    47 votes
    • EditPlus

      4.0

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      EditPlus text and HTML Editor for Windows

      6
      108 votes
      • Remote Desktop for Windows 10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free Remote PC to PC connection software

        6
        13 votes
        • PROS:Easy to set up, Access your home PC from anywhere, Get remote IT support,
        • CONS:It doesn't make coffee,
      • Resource Hacker

        3.4.0.79

        License
        free Download
        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
      • Universal Termsrv.dll Patch

        Build 20090425 1.0b

        License
        free Download
        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.
      • Digital Mars C/C++ Compiler

        8.45

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free Development program for Windows

        6
        47 votes
        • Cygwin

          1.7.17

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Tools and utilities to emulate Linux in Windows

          7
          74 votes
          • HideMe VPN for Windows

            1.7.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Free and Secure Virtual Private Network Application

            7
            115 votes
            • PROS:Superior levels of anonymity when browsing the Internet, As there are no recorded logs the activity of the user cannot be traced
            • CONS:The paid plans can be a bit too pricey for some users, It can be a bit difficult to set up multiple VPN connections
          • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

            8.0.0

            License
            free Download
            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,
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