Download Windows Live - Best Software & Apps

  • VidMate

    3.6507

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Multimedia Download Platform

    8
    41769 votes
    • PROS: Unlimited downloads from more than 1000+ websites, Free HD video download, Over 200 TV channel streaming, Faster downloading process
    • CONS: Too many services provide the same service, Requires stable Internet connection, Limited media format support, Downloading music and audio can be illegal for some places
  • Messenger

    205.0.0.18.110

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Get in touch with your friends: text, voice calls, and video calls all included

    8
    15818 votes
    • PROS: Personalize your chat box, Light and dark theme, Create group chats, Send document files
    • CONS: Cluttered with features, Calls may consume large amount of data, Cannot check Facebook notifications through the app, Requires log-in
  • Instagram

    varies-by-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    9
    4815 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

    Realistic, fun-to-play soccer sim for Android

    8
    15733 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

    7.3.2.5776

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Explore Earth (and beyond) from your computer for free

    8
    22367 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 Essentials

    16.4.3503.0728

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Microsoft's essential apps to get you started

    7
    701 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
    613 votes
    • PROS: Allows running GFWL games, Tracks achievements, Provides social networking
    • CONS: Can't play with friends, Requires registration
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    23.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    8
    102 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
  • 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
    80 votes
    • PROS: Good quality reproduction, Endless catalog, Varied channels, Allows you to record (if you're registered)
    • CONS: Category filters aren't useful
  • Minecraft

    1.13.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Live the Futuristic wonder of Minecraft

    7
    20440 votes
    • PROS: New features and additions to Minecraft, Now easier to install
    • CONS: Update is manual
  • Windows Live Messenger

    16.4.3522

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    See. Hear. Share. Instantly.

    8
    23343 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 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
  • 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
  • KOPLAYER APK Install

    1.2.0017

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A software that makes APK downloading easy

    9
    301 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
  • 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.
  • LiveChat

    3.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Premium live chat and help desk software for business

    9
    20 votes
    • Wondershare Data Recovery

      8.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A data recovery tool that anyone can use

      7
      135 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
      214 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
    • Action!

      2.8.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Professional High-Definition Screen and Game Recorder

      7
      3233 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)
    • 3D Live Pool

      2.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free (basic) PC games program for Windows

      7
      100 votes
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