Download Windows Mac - Best Software & Apps

  • FL Studio

    12.4.1

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    Windows
    Mac

    A complete virtual studio to create your music

    7
    9693 votes
    • PROS: Supports multiple midi-ins, Loads of plugins, Intuitive interface, Smart search, Multiple editing possibilities, Mixer is filled with presets
    • CONS: Beginners may get lost in browser view
  • Free WiFi Hotspot

    3.6.2

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    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Tool to Make Your Laptop a WiFi Hotspot

    7
    222 votes
    • PROS: Free – zero trials or limitations, Available for both Windows and Mac
    • CONS: Connection stability could be an issue at times, Not a practical WiFi-extending solution
  • MEGASync

    2.8.0.0

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    Windows

    MegaSync by Mega

    5
    192 votes
    • PROS: Available for Windows, Mac, and all major mobile devices, Sync multiple devices to the same account to ensure all devices have the same data , Share files with other Mega users
    • CONS: No version control on uploaded files for strong business compliance
  • WineBottler

    1.6.1

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    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows applications on your Mac

    5
    242 votes
    • PROS: Easier than installing a virtual machine, Free to use
    • CONS: Doesn't support OpenGL, Superseded by WineBottler, No Snow Leopard support
  • EasyRecovery Professional

    6.21.02

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    Windows

    A DIY Software for Quick Data Recovery

    6
    343 votes
    • PROS: Available for both Mac and Windows, Free trial available
    • CONS: Not a free software tool, Some technical comprehension is needed
  • Flip4Mac

    3.3.5

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    Mac

    Microsoft endorsed WMV player for Mac

    5
    184 votes
    • PROS: Plays WMV files in standalone Flip Player or QuickTime, Doesn't obscure playback with controls, Converts video and audio to other formats, Optimized for OS X 10.7+, Powerful tools for video editors working with WMV, Playback support in Office 2011 for Word and PowerPoint, Keynote can import Windows Media files through Flip4Mac , Supports video previews in Finder, Supports WMV in Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Mail, Official Windows Media Player
    • CONS: Does not support Snow Leopard, Does not support screencasting, Leaves a watermark in QuickTime, Advanced features only in Pro version
  • HFSExplorer

    0.21

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    Windows

    A Free Tool To View Your Mac Files On A Windows Program

    5
    28 votes
    • PROS: A rare and valuable tool for reading Mac files, It is a practical and intuitive tool, The tool has clearly had lots of work put into it,
    • CONS: A paid version may have had more features, It will probably be redundant one day when the Mac dies, There is little wrong with the program besides the occasional installation hiccup,
  • Photoscape X for Mac

    2.4.1

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    Mac

    Free image editor based on the Windows version

    7
    36 votes
    • PROS: Lots of filters and effects to choose from, Easy to use, Slick OS X style interface
    • CONS: Doesn't compare to the Windows version, Lacks social sharing integration, Mainly just filters and effetcs
  • MorphVOX Mac

    1.2.4

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    Platform
    Mac

    Digitally Change your Voice

    4
    101 votes
    • PROS: Change your voice with a variety of filters, Add background sounds and special effects for great audio clips, Available for Mac OS and Windows PC,
    • CONS: Not a free program you must purchase a license in order to use this software,
  • CrossOver Mac

    Standard 12.1

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    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows programs on your Mac

    6
    269 votes
    • PROS: Easy to set up, Launches programs quickly, Big Wine software library
    • CONS: Unsupported applications might not run well
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

    8.0.0

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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,
  • X-Win32

    2012

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    Windows

    StarNet products allow Windows, Mac and Linux PCs to display X Windows desktops and apps from remote Unix and Linux servers.

    6
    28 votes
  • Parallels Desktop 10

    10.1.1

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    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows on your Mac without rebooting

    6
    129 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to set up, Allows you to switch effortlessly between Windows and OS X, Interchanges files between your OS X and Windows environment, Latest version is faster than ever, Use Windows apps from your Dock, Now allows access from mobile devices, Uses speech recognition in OS X , Puts Windows apps into Dock, Integrated with iCloud
    • CONS: Can be a bit slow to use compared to an installation of Windows using Boot Camp, Requires a lot of free hard drive space to work, Leaves components behind after uninstall,
  • Windows Phone 7 Connector

    For Mac Beta 0.6

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    Platform
    Mac

    Connect a Windows Phone to a Mac

    6
    75 votes
    • PROS: Straightforward to use, Clear file preview panels, Import multimedia to your Mac from the phone
    • CONS: Lacks support for device application management
  • Shift It

    1.2

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    Platform
    Mac

    Manage open windows in Mac OS X

    8
    34 votes
    • PROS: Great way to manage windows in OS X, Shifts windows instantly, Keyboard shortcuts
    • CONS: No way to setup mouse gestures
  • Java Runtime Environment

    (JRE) 8u40

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    Platform
    Mac

    Oracle's version of Java for Mac

    6
    40 votes
    • PROS: Official Java JRE, Gives Mac same Java functionlity as Windows, Lots of settings for configuration
    • CONS: Could pose a security risk if exploited, Not necessary unless you really need Java