Must-have software for windows

VLC media player
VLC media player
Plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, etc.
3.0.11
FREE
Skype
8.61.0.87
FREE
Chat and make audio/video calls with your friends.
µTorrent (uTorrent)
3.5.5.45704
Easy-to-use BitTorrent download client for Windows OS.
TeamViewer
15.7.6
FREE
Access remote desktops, perform text chat, and share files.
7-Zip
19.00
FREE
Pack and unpack the most common archive file formats for free.
Opera
68.0.3618.173
FREE
Browse the Internet securely on a multi-tabbed web browser.
The KMPlayer
4.2.2.41
FREE
Enjoy your favorite movies with an all-round player.
Dropbox
99.4.501
FREE
Store and synchronize files and folders using online cloud storage.
PhotoScape
3.7
FREE
Intended to perform various operations involving photos.
Free Download Manager
6.10.1.3051
FREE
Simple and highly efficient tool to manage and schedule all your downloads.
Notepad++
7.8.8
FREE
Edit text documents and programming code of more than 80 languages.
Avira Free Antivirus
15.0.2006.1895
FREE
A free antivirus protecting your computer against all kinds of malware.
Norton Security
22.0
Protects your computer against existing and emerging viruses and malware.
ESET Smart Security
13.1.21
A security solution for keeping your family, data, identity and devices safe.
WhatsApp
2.2025.7
FREE
Send and receive WhatsApp messages, photos, and files on your desktop.
LibreOffice
6.4.4
FREE
Create word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases.
BSPlayer
2.75.1089
FREE
BSPlayer plays standard media files and streaming contents.
IrfanView
4.54
FREE
Universal photo viewer, converter, and photo-slideshow creator.
SnagIt
20.1.3.6046
Capture contents from your desktop as image or video.
FastStone Image Viewer
7.5
FREE
Manage, view, edit and convert your images in batches.
PDF Reader
4.0
FREE
You can open, view, zoom and print PDF files. Very small, only about 4 MByte.
foobar2000
1.5.5
FREE
Plain application that acts as an audio player.
Wise Registry Cleaner Free
10.3.1.690
FREE
Fix all broken links and other issues that clog your Windows registry.
ISO to USB
1.6
FREE
Create ISO images and bootable devices easily with this free program.
KeePass Password Safe
2.45
FREE
Manage your usernames and passwords in an encrypted database.
Wondershare MirrorGo
1.9.0.95
Mirror your Android/iOS phone on your computer and record your best gameplays.
Ace Translator
16.3.0.1630
Handy translation tool for your daily multilingual needs.
Slack
4.7.0
Manage emails, files, instant messages, and other data related to your projects.
Wondershare Photo Collage Studio
4.2.18.6
A nice program to create photo collages with different layouts.
Telegram Desktop
2.1.13
FREE
Send messages to your friends and download contents from Telegram groups.
Ditto
3.22.88
FREE
Extension to the standard Windows clipboard.
FlashBack Express
5.45.0.4591
FREE
Record your screen activity with just a few clicks.
Duet Display
1.8.8.1
FREE
Duet Display turns your iPad into an extra display for your computer.
Tor Browser
9.5
FREE
Browse the Internet anonymously and without any limitations.
SafeInCloud Password Manager
20.3.0
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
20.4.5312
FREE
Protects you from viruses, spyware, ransomware, and other malware.
McAfee Security Scan Plus
3.11.587.1
FREE
McAfee Security Scan Plus - free diagnostic tools for your PC.
Avira Free Antivirus
15.0.2006.1895
FREE
A free antivirus protecting your computer against all kinds of malware.
360 Total Security
10.8.0.1021
Optimizes Windows PCs and provides protection from malware.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus
13.1.21
Provides protection from viruses, spyware, ransomware, worms, and other threats.

Popular web browsers

Google Chrome
83.0.4103.116
FREE
Surf the Internet securely on a modern multi-tabbed web browser.
Firefox
78.0.1
FREE
Surf the Internet while staying protected against data-collecting trackers.
Opera
68.0.3618.173
FREE
Browse the Internet securely on a multi-tabbed web browser.
Safari
5.1.7
FREE
Fast web browser made by Apple for Windows.
UC Browser
7.0.185.1002
FREE
Blocks potential sources of malware and viruses also the low data consumption.

Cloud storage services

Dropbox
99.4.501
FREE
Store and synchronize files and folders using online cloud storage.
Google Drive
3.49.9800
FREE
Back up files from your computer, camera, or SD cards to the cloud.
iCloud
7.18.0.22
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
68.10.0
FREE
Access your emails, calendar, tasks, and instant chat from desktop.
Google Gmail Notifier
1.0.0.87
FREE
With Gmail Notifier the user is notified about every new mail he/she receives.
The Bat!
9.1.6
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
3.20.3.63
FREE
Keep your GeForce drivers up to date and enhance your video gaming experience.
Driver Booster
7.5.0.751
Ensure your system's top performance by keeping your drivers always up to date.
AGEIA PhysX
9.10.0513
FREE
Software for improving the performance of Nvidia graphic cards.

Office suites for all your needs

OpenOffice
4.1.7
FREE
It is designed for word processing, presentations, graphics and databases.
Microsoft Office 2016
16.0
Comprehensive suite to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.
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
10.0.0.35798
FREE
Open PDF documents, fill forms, and add digital signatures.
Adobe Reader
2019.008.20071
FREE
Adds annotations to documents using a complete set of commenting features.
PDFCreator
4.1.0.13336
FREE
Convert any printable document to PDF and other formats.
doPDF
10.8.125
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
4.2.12
FREE
Free and powerful photo editing program.
ACDSee
2020.0.2.1
Smart photo organizing and editing tool.
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
5.91
Compress files in RAR and ZIP with faster compression speed and file recovery.
7-Zip
19.00
FREE
Pack and unpack the most common archive file formats for free.
WinZip
24.0.14033
Compress, password-protect, and share large files and folders.
PeaZip
7.3.2
FREE
Create ZIP and 7Z archives and extract more than 180+ formats.
PowerArchiver
19.00.58
Compress files, extract archive content and compile ISO images.

Download torrents, videos and any files

µTorrent (uTorrent)
3.5.5.45704
Easy-to-use BitTorrent download client for Windows OS.
Internet Download Manager
6.38
Increases download speeds by up to 5 times, resumes and schedules downloads.
Free Download Manager
6.10.1.3051
FREE
Simple and highly efficient tool to manage and schedule all your downloads.
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
8.61.0.87
FREE
Chat and make audio/video calls with your friends.
Viber
13.3.0.43
FREE
Send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users.
WhatsApp
2.2025.7
FREE
Send and receive WhatsApp messages, photos, and files on your desktop.
Facebook Messenger
550.7.119
FREE
This is a messaging service to stay in touch with friends and see recent news.
ICQ
10.0.41010
FREE
ICQ
It allows you to make video calls and chat with your friends.

Best media players

VLC media player
3.0.11
FREE
Plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, etc.
The KMPlayer
4.2.2.41
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
2.3.54.5318
FREE
Feature-rich media player with support for the most popular codecs and formats.
BSPlayer
2.75.1089
FREE
BSPlayer plays standard media files and streaming contents.

Top software

Google Chrome
FREE
Google Chrome provides a modern multi-tabbed web browser to securely access the Internet.
WinRAR
Multi-purpose archive manager to create RAR and ZIP archives.
Firefox
FREE
Firefox gives you a multi-tabbed modern web browser to securely surf the Internet.
VLC media player
FREE
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
Skype
FREE
Audio/video calling tool with chat and file sharing features.
Intel Processor Graphics Driver
FREE
Intel HD Graphics is the next-generation graphics technology available on the nextgeneration Intel micro-architecture codenamed Ivy Bridge.
Adobe Flash Player NPAPI
FREE
Flash Player for Firefox. Adobe Flash Player is a free program that can be used to run flash animations in browsers. Many of the YouTube videos require it since they are encoded in FLV format. This version of the flash player can be used with Firebox browser....
µTorrent (uTorrent)
µTorrent is an easy-to-use BitTorrent download client for Windows OS.
CCleaner
FREE
Freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. Keep your privacy online and offline, and make your computer faster and more secure....
Internet Download Manager
Internet Download Manager supports proxy servers, FTP and HTTP protocols, firewalls, redirects, cookies, authorization, MP3 audio and MPEG video content processing.
TeamViewer
FREE
Simple program for accessing remote desktops of Windows PCs.
iTunes
FREE
iTunes allow you to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows in your computer.
7-Zip
FREE
Based on the LZ77 algorithm, both LZMA and LZMA2 compression techniques provide an excellent data compression ratio.
Microsoft OneDrive
Cloud storage service with file synchronization. After installing this program on your PC, you will get a local OneDrive folder, which reflects its online counterpart. You can upload files to your account by simply copying them to this folder....