Download Windows Live - Best Software & Apps

  • VidMate

    3.5407

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

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

    8
    9806 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
    8583 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
    2786 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
  • 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
    9596 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
  • Google Earth

    1.3.33.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Explore Earth (and beyond) from your computer for free

    8
    21761 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
  • Windows Live Mail

    16.4.3522

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    As the years go by, email stands strong

    6
    2571 votes
    • PROS: A veteran among email clients
    • CONS: Rapidly-approaching sunset means no updates
  • Minecraft

    1.13.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Live the Futuristic wonder of Minecraft

    7
    20118 votes
    • PROS: New features and additions to Minecraft, Now easier to install
    • CONS: Update is manual
  • Games For Windows Live

    3.5.50

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get playing the right way for free

    5
    596 votes
    • PROS: Allows running GFWL games, Tracks achievements, Provides social networking
    • CONS: Can't play with friends, Requires registration
  • Windows Essentials

    16.4.3503.0728

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Microsoft's essential apps to get you started

    7
    683 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
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery 2012

    16.4.3528.331

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Nicely simple photo organization

    7
    913 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
  • Windows Live Messenger Speed

    0.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Free app for Android

    8
    190 votes
    • Open Broadcaster Software

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

      8
      93 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
      241 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
    • 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
      69 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
      3219 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)
    • Wondershare Data Recovery

      6.6.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A data recovery tool that anyone can use

      7
      124 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
    • Windows Live Messenger

      16.4.3522

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Symbian

      See. Hear. Share. Instantly.

      8
      23318 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
    • 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
    • Messenger Plus!

      6.00.0.773

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      The popular add-on, updated for Windows Live Messenger 2011

      9
      7345 votes
      • PROS: Very well integrated into Messenger, Vast selection of new and improved features for Messenger, Nice interface design, Add your own features with scripts, Very easy to use
      • CONS: Takes a while to configure all of its options, You need scripting knowledge to create new tools, Applying skins requires Messenger restart
    • IP CamView for Windows 10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free app for viewing public and private IP camera feeds

      4
      12 votes
      • PROS: Simple to use., Compatible with many devices.
      • CONS: No motion detection., No recording.
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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    13.540798068.3Android, Windows, iPhone
    2Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 1.0.595968.2Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
    31.3.33.17217618.1Windows, Android, iPhone, Mac
    416.4.3522233187.6Windows, Symbian
    51.13.2201187.3Windows, Mac
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