Must-have software for windows

VLC media player
VLC media player
Plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, etc.
3.0.16
FREE
Skype
8.75.0.140
FREE
Chat and make audio/video calls with your friends.
µTorrent (uTorrent)
3.5.5.46074
Easy-to-use BitTorrent download client for Windows OS.
TeamViewer
15.21.8
FREE
Connect to and control remote computers and mobile devices.
7-Zip
19.00
FREE
Pack and unpack the most common archive file formats for free.
Opera
79.0.4143.22
FREE
Browse the Internet using a secure, multi-tabbed web browser.
The KMPlayer
4.2.2.55
FREE
Enjoy your favorite movies with an all-round player.
Dropbox
131.4.3968
FREE
Upload and manage data, and share files and folders with friends.
PhotoScape
3.7
FREE
Intended to perform various operations involving photos.
Free Download Manager
6.15.2.4167
FREE
Download files from the Internet at the maximum possible speed.
Notepad++
8.1.4
FREE
Replace Notepad with a multi-tabbed editor having code syntax highlighting.
WhatsApp
2.2134.10
FREE
Send and receive WhatsApp messages, photos, and files on your desktop.
Avira Free Antivirus
15.0.2011.2057
FREE
A free antivirus protecting your computer against all kinds of malware.
Norton Security
22.21.6.53
Protects your computer against existing and emerging viruses and malware.
ESET Smart Security
14.2.24
A security solution for keeping your family, data, identity and devices safe.
LibreOffice
7.2.1
FREE
Create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, diagrams, and databases.
BSPlayer
2.76.1091
FREE
BSPlayer plays standard media files and streaming contents.
IrfanView
4.58
FREE
Universal photo viewer, converter, and photo-slideshow creator.
SnagIt
2021.4.3
Capture desktop as image, video, or GIF, and share with friends.
FastStone Image Viewer
7.5
FREE
Manage, view, edit and convert your images in batches.
foobar2000
1.6.6
FREE
Plain application that acts as an audio player.
PDF Reader
4.0
FREE
You can open, view, zoom and print PDF files.
Wise Registry Cleaner Free
10.4.1
FREE
Fix all broken links and other issues that clog your Windows registry.
KeePass Password Safe
2.49
FREE
Manage your usernames and passwords in an encrypted database.
ISO to USB
1.6
FREE
Create ISO images and bootable devices easily with this free program.
Wondershare MirrorGo
2.0.1.301
Mirror your Android/iOS phone on your computer and record your best gameplays.
Slack
4.19.3
FREE
Manages files and facilitates online communication for your projects.
Ace Translator
16.3.0.1630
Handy translation tool for your daily multilingual needs.
Telegram Desktop
3.0.1
FREE
Send messages to your friends and download contents from Telegram groups.
Wondershare Photo Collage Studio
4.2.18.6
A nice program to create photo collages with different layouts.
Ditto
3.24.184
FREE
Extension to the standard Windows clipboard.
FlashBack Express
5.53.0.4690
FREE
Record your screen activity with just a few clicks.
Duet Display
1.9.8.2
FREE
Use a portable device to get an additional display for your main system.
Tor Browser
10.5.5
FREE
Browse the Internet anonymously and without any limitations.
SafeInCloud Password Manager
21.0.4
FREE
Manage usernames and passwords, and auto-fill web forms.
Instagram
8.1.13
FREE
Use Instagram directly from your browser by using this Chrome add-on.

Secure your PC

Avast Free Antivirus
21.7.2481
FREE
Protect your computer from viruses, spyware, ransomware, and other malware.
McAfee Security Scan Plus
3.11.717.1
FREE
Free diagnostic tool for Windows.
Avira Free Antivirus
15.0.2011.2057
FREE
A free antivirus protecting your computer against all kinds of malware.
360 Total Security
10.8.0.1382
Protects your PC from malware programs and performs Windows system optimization.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus
14.2.24
Protects against viruses, spyware, rootkits, ransomware, and other malware.

Popular web browsers

Google Chrome
93.0.4577.82
FREE
Surf the Internet securely on a multi-tabbed web browser.
Firefox
92.0
FREE
Browse the Internet and download files without worrying about privacy.
Opera
79.0.4143.22
FREE
Browse the Internet using a secure, multi-tabbed web browser.
UC Browser
7.0.185.1002
FREE
Blocks potential sources of malware and viruses also the low data consumption.
Safari
5.1.7
FREE
Fast web browser made by Apple for Windows.

Cloud storage services

Dropbox
131.4.3968
FREE
Upload and manage data, and share files and folders with friends.
Google Drive
3.56.3802.7766
FREE
Back up files from your computer, camera, or SD cards to the cloud.
iCloud
7.20
FREE
Access your iCloud account from your Windows desktop.
MEGA
7.24.2827
FREE
An integrated tool for conducting automatic and manual sequence alignment.
OneDrive
17.3.6381.405
FREE
Microsoft's generous, online cloud storage (15GB) for Microsoft Account holders.

Tools for sending emails

Microsoft Office Outlook
16.0
Microsoft Outlook offers premium business and personal e-mail management tools.
Mozilla Thunderbird
91.1.1
FREE
Gives access to multiple email accounts on a single interface.
Google Gmail Notifier
1.0.0.87
FREE
With Gmail Notifier the user is notified about every new mail he/she receives.
The Bat!
9.4.4
Secure desktop email client for Windows, built to protect your correspondence.
Yahoo! Mail
5.1.2600.2180

Drivers for PC

Intel Processor Graphics Driver
38.15.0.1125
FREE
Provides improved graphics performance adn 3D video capabilities.
AMD Catalyst
17.1.1
FREE
Manage the settings of AMD graphic cards and monitors connected to your PC.
NVIDIA GeForce Experience
3.22.0.32
FREE
Keep your GeForce drivers up to date and enhance your video gaming experience.
Driver Booster
8.7.0.529
FREE
Automatically identify outdated drivers and keep it up to date with 1-click.
AGEIA PhysX
9.10.0513
FREE
Software for improving the performance of Nvidia graphic cards.

Office suites for all your needs

Microsoft Office 2016
16.0
Comprehensive suite to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.
OpenOffice
4.1.10
FREE
It is designed for word processing, presentations, graphics and databases.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer
12.0.6654.5000
PowerPoint presentations viewer.
Microsoft Office Word Viewer
11.8169.8172
FREE
Word Viewer lets you view, print and copy Word documents on a computer.
StarOffice
9.2.9483
StarOffice supports the OpenOffice.org XML file format.

Text editors and PDF viewers

Foxit Reader
11.0.1.49938
FREE
View, annotate, sign, print, and form-fill PDF documents
Adobe Reader
2020.012.20048
FREE
Adds annotations to documents using a complete set of commenting features.
PDFCreator
4.4.0.10
FREE
Convert any printable document to PDF and other formats.
doPDF
11.1
FREE
Create PDF documents using the medium quality preset.
AkelPad
4.9.8
FREE
Open source editor for plain text with advanced features.

Photo editors and image viewers

Paint.NET
4.2.16
FREE
Free and powerful photo editing program.
ACDSee
24.0.1-167
FREE
Organize, view, edit, print, catalog and find all of your graphic files.
Photo! Editor
1.1
FREE
Denoise, remove red eyes, apply filters to JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF, etc.
FastStone Image Viewer
7.5
FREE
Manage, view, edit and convert your images in batches.
Photo Toolkit
1.8.0.17
FREE
Retouch and add funny effects to your photos.

Compress your files

WinRAR
6.02.1
Back up and compress files & folders into RAR and ZIP archives, with encryption.
7-Zip
19.00
FREE
Pack and unpack the most common archive file formats for free.
WinZip
26.0.14610
Compress and encrypt your files and folders into ZIP and ZIPX archives.
PeaZip
8.2
FREE
Open nearly any compressed archive or create your own.
PowerArchiver
20.10.03
Compress files, extract archive content and compile ISO images.

Download torrents, videos and any files

µTorrent (uTorrent)
3.5.5.46074
Easy-to-use BitTorrent download client for Windows OS.
Internet Download Manager
6.39.2
Increases download speeds by up to 5 times, resumes and schedules downloads.
Free Download Manager
6.15.2.4167
FREE
Download files from the Internet at the maximum possible speed.
BitTorrent
7.10.5
FREE
It is a light client which allows you to make fast and reliable downloads.
Free YouTube Downloader
8.8.2.6
FREE
Download and convert video from YouTube and other video sites.

Communicate with your friends

Skype
8.75.0.140
FREE
Chat and make audio/video calls with your friends.
WhatsApp
2.2134.10
FREE
Send and receive WhatsApp messages, photos, and files on your desktop.
Viber
16.1.0
FREE
Send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users.
Facebook Messenger
550.7.119
FREE
This is a messaging service to stay in touch with friends and see recent news.
ICQ
10.0.45215
FREE
ICQ
It allows you to make video calls and chat with your friends.

Best media players

VLC media player
3.0.16
FREE
Plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, etc.
The KMPlayer
4.2.2.55
FREE
Enjoy your favorite movies with an all-round player.
Winamp
5.8.366
FREE
Winamp player is designed to cover the large area of media file types.
GOM Player
2.3.68.5332
FREE
Feature-rich media player with support for the most popular codecs and formats.
BSPlayer
2.76.1091
FREE
BSPlayer plays standard media files and streaming contents.

Top software

Google Chrome
FREE
Surf the Internet securely on a multi-tabbed web browser.
WinRAR
Back up and compress files & folders into RAR and ZIP archives, with encryption.
Firefox
FREE
Browse the Internet and download files without worrying about privacy.
VLC media player
FREE
Plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, etc.
Intel Processor Graphics Driver
FREE
Provides improved graphics performance adn 3D video capabilities.
Skype
FREE
Chat and make audio/video calls with your friends.
µTorrent (uTorrent)
Easy-to-use BitTorrent download client for Windows OS.
Microsoft OneDrive
FREE
Securely store and access your important files in the Cloud.
CCleaner
FREE
Freeware system optimization, privacy, and cleaning tool.
TeamViewer
FREE
Connect to and control remote computers and mobile devices.
Internet Download Manager
Increases download speeds by up to 5 times, resumes and schedules downloads.
7-Zip
FREE
Pack and unpack the most common archive file formats for free.
iTunes
FREE
Organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows on your computer.
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
FREE
View, sign, comment on, and share PDF documents present in PC or the cloud.