Download Windows Live - Best Software & Apps

  • VidMate

    3.6507

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    A free Android app to download films, TV shows and music from around the world.

    8
    19553 votes
    • PROS: Unlimited downloads, Free, You have shows from Zee TV, Star Plus, Sahara etc.
    • CONS: Similar services are abound, High Internet speeds are not always a given
  • Messenger

    (Facebook Messenger) varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Text, voice calls, and video calls now included

    8
    13638 votes
    • PROS: Supports chats, voice calls, video calls, Support third party apps, Easy to use
    • CONS: Compatible apps require new download
  • Instagram

    varies-by-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    9
    3835 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Share to various social networks, Impressive photo editor, Tag friends in images, Geotagging support, Capture and share video
    • CONS: Requires sign-up
  • Google Earth

    7.3.2.5495

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Explore Earth (and beyond) from your computer for free

    8
    22096 votes
    • PROS: The easiest way to explore Earth, the sky, the Moon and even Mars, Impressive graphics engine, Different layers (pictures, routes, 3D buildings), Street View, Completely free
    • CONS: You need a good internet connection, Irregular content depending on the region
  • PES 2012

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 1.0.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Realistic, fun-to-play soccer sim for Android

    8
    13327 votes
    • PROS: Fluid gameplay, Three control systems, Lots of game modes, Online multiplayer and community features, Master League-style 'Super Challenge', Great graphics and animation
    • CONS: Lack of licensed teams and players, Occasional player animation glitches
  • Minecraft

    1.13.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Live the Futuristic wonder of Minecraft

    7
    20331 votes
    • PROS: New features and additions to Minecraft, Now easier to install
    • CONS: Update is manual
  • Windows Essentials

    16.4.3503.0728

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Microsoft's essential apps to get you started

    7
    690 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
  • Games For Windows Live

    3.5.50

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get playing the right way for free

    5
    604 votes
    • PROS: Allows running GFWL games, Tracks achievements, Provides social networking
    • CONS: Can't play with friends, Requires registration
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery 2012

    16.4.3528.331

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Nicely simple photo organization

    7
    923 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Basic editing tools included
    • CONS: Long installation, Optimizing tools need improvement, Many extras require registration and/or additional downloads
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    8
    99 votes
    • PROS: Great free software with all the bells and whistles of a paid program, Support for Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and other popular services, Huge library of plugins all available for free, along with the source code, on GitHub
    • CONS: Open source usually means slower releases for newer operating systems and hardware. Expect to have less up to date support
  • KOPLAYER APK Install

    1.2.0017

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A software that makes APK downloading easy

    9
    276 votes
    • PROS: Installing the software was quick, Downloading APKs is easy, Features information on the APKs, Has an active community
    • CONS: Installing APKs is complicated, Interface has unnecessary tabs, Window is too small, APK library is not extensive
  • Windows Live Mail Converter

    6.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows Live Mail Converter - Use your Windows mail data in other e-mail clients!

    9
    13 votes
    • PROS: Automatically locates Live Mail data, Supports conversion to numerous other file types, Fast conversion process, Doesn't require too many resources
    • CONS: Interface is a bit challenging at first, Limited options for advanced users, Doesn't support all operating systems, In some cases converted data may be corrupt or incomplete
  • Windows Live Messenger

    16.4.3522

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Symbian

    See. Hear. Share. Instantly.

    8
    23329 votes
    • PROS: Nice customizable interface, Great photo sharing service, New options for contacts management, Tons of emoticons, winks and other eye-candy for chats
    • CONS: No custom status messages, Uncomfortable menu buttons, Installation file is getting bloated, Advertisement on the main interface
  • Live TV for Windows 10

    1.3.6.115

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A long list of TV channels and radio stations from around the world

    7
    72 votes
    • PROS: Good quality reproduction, Endless catalog, Varied channels, Allows you to record (if you're registered)
    • CONS: Category filters aren't useful
  • Action!

    2.8.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Professional High-Definition Screen and Game Recorder

    7
    3227 votes
    • PROS: A very easy software package to use, 60 frames per second allow for high-definition playback, Files can be shared across multiple devices if required
    • CONS: Higher frame rates will inevitably take up more memory, Users do not have the ability to customize these frame rates (predetermined rates are provided)
  • IP CamView for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free app for viewing public and private IP camera feeds

    5
    13 votes
    • PROS: Simple to use., Compatible with many devices.
    • CONS: No motion detection., No recording.
  • Wondershare Data Recovery

    6.6.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A data recovery tool that anyone can use

    7
    129 votes
    • PROS: Install was quick, Beautiful design, Supports several file formats, Easy process
    • CONS: Does not recover everything, Really slow, Corrupts files, Recovered files might not open
  • Microsoft Outlook Connector

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use Outlook to access Windows Live Hotmail

    6
    211 votes
    • PROS: Check your Windows Live Hotmail from Outlook, Better spam filtering, No need to log into hotmail.com
    • CONS: Calendar and task scheduling services requires subscription
  • 3D Live Pool

    2.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free (basic) PC games program for Windows

    7
    98 votes
    • 18 Wheels of Steel: Across America

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A simple simulation game for driving trucks

      8
      1172 votes
      • PROS: Can customize controls, Doesn’t require a lot of memory and storage, Easy to install, Follows actual US roads
      • CONS: Crashes sometimes, Cannot look up and down, Graphics are outdated, Can cause motion sickness Not much to do
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    13.6507195538.4Android, Windows, iPhone
    2(Facebook Messenger) varies-with-device136388.3Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
    37.3.2.5495220968.1Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
    416.4.3522233297.6Windows, Symbian
    51.13.2203317.3Windows, Mac
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