List of 12 Best Windows Software

The year came out to be a good year for software developers and software companies. In the complete year we tested many new software, out of which some were awesome and some not so! After looking around and after knowing people’s interest, we’ve prepared this list of 12 third-party Windows software which find mention in our list.

Best Windows Software

1. Avast Free Antivirus

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avast! Free Antivirus is perfect for people who send e-mails and surf popular websites. Its Antivirus and anti-spyware engine provides reliable protection against viruses, spyware, rootkits, trojans and other forms of malicious software. Read more about Avast Free Antivirus here.

2. PhotoScape

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PhotoScape is one of the best free software for a complete image editing experience. If you see the feature list of this program, you would call this program, an image editor, image converter, image viewer, and a screen capturing tool, all rolled into one. PhotoScape is actually a fast and an easy to use tool meant for superb image editing. Read more about Photoscape here.

3. Skype

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Skype is one of the most popular software application used to make free voice and video calls and chat over the Internet. It is extremely easy to use and even the newbies can use Skype in a professional mannerRead more about Skype here.

4. VLC Media Player

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VLC Media Player is completely free and open source Media Player along with excellent multimedia framework. It is a cross-platform multimedia player providing variety of independent Platform version for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, GNU, Linux, BeOS, MorphOS, BSD, Solaris, iOS and eComStation. Read more about VLC Media Player here.

5. Team Viewer

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TeamViewer is arguably the best and the fastest solution to remote desktop sharing and file sharing. There are no login processes at all, just an ID and a password, displayed on your Team Viewer window in every session. Read more about Team Viewer here.

6. CCleaner

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CCleaner is one of the most preferred freeware junk temporary files cleaner and free registry cleaning software  for clearing disk space  and removing invalid registry entries from your Windows PC; and running it every once in a while might be good house-keeping! Read more about CCleaner.

7. Free Download Manager

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Free Download Manager is a safe, user-friendly and free download accelerator and manager for Windows OS, distributed under GPL license. The application is developed in an effort to make the downloading process a lot easier. The free version of the downloading program is available as a lite version and desired features can be installed as a plug-in. Read more about Free Download Manager here.

8. Sticky Password

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Sticky Password is a password manager application, with a difference, that lets you store all your web account’s passwords, your identities and your personal memos. The amazing browser integration of this software makes the storage of passwords and their accessibility very easy. Read more about StickyPassword here.

9. Acronis True Image

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True Image 2013 by Acronis comes packed with all the essential tools that can help you in recovering your PC to a normal and a healthy state. With this software you can completely backup your selected files, folders, settings and Microsoft e-mail clients and you can even backup the entire disk drive – formally known as ‘Disk Cloning’. Read more about Acronis True Image here.

10. Bitdefender Internet Security 2013

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Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 is one of the finest security suite  and it would always be the best. It comes highly recommended by us as one of the security suites to install on your Windows 8 or Windows 7 PC. Read more about Bitdefender Internet Security here.

11. Ausologics BoostSpeed 5

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Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 is a useful tool for optimizing your PC performance and protecting it. The tool includes a wide array of basic and advanced features that make it simple for both, new and intermediate users to use the program. Read more about Autologiscs Bootspeed 5 here.

12. Uniblue Powersuite

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Uniblue PowerSuite Pro 2013 is an all-in-one comprehensive set of maintenance & optimization suite for Windows that will help you in cleaning up, optimizing and repairing your Windows PC. It includes several tools like the Registry Booster, Speed Tools, System Optimization Tools and Disk Optimization Tools. Read more about Uniblue Powersuite here.

Let us know your favorite software for Windows!

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Lavish, when not attending school, loves to follow up on the latest happenings in technology. He loves to try out new Windows based software and gadgets and is currently also learning JAVA. He also loves to develop new software for Windows. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software is always recommended, he feels.
  • SiddhantKankaria

    Revo Uninstaller (in place of CCleaner) and Orbit Downloader (in place of IDM).

  • Ash

    i’m using MSSE as my anti-virus toolkit, do you mean that Avast is better than MSSE?!

    and about photo editing tools, i missed Picture Manager of Office after upgrading to 2013! i tried several programs such as Live Image Editor, Picasa and GIMP for simple photo editing (cropping and resizing) and none of them are perfect. I’m going to try Photoscape too but i’m sure it can’t be as practical as Office Picture Manager.

  • Ash

    i suggest you try CCleaner too. it’s more than just an uninstaller. it keeps your system clean, fast and stable. highly recommended.

    IDM is not free. it’s the best download manager i’ve ever tried (both free and commercial)

  • Derek

    Ash, believe me you will never miss Picture Manager again after using PhotoScape. I was in the same situation as yours a few months ago.

  • Derek

    No: 6,11, and 12
    Aren’t they all very similar to function? Or am I missing something here?

  • Ash

    agreed. I’m glad I found it here. I’ve never heard about PhotoScape before. it’s interface is designed well and contains all the features I’ve always wanted to have.

  • SiddhantKankaria

    Revo uninstaller is way better than CCleaner. Also, CCleaner could not do anything to make my pc fast. If u want that, try registry booster.

    I prefer orbit because its free, and i don’t require as many features as IDM provides. Orbit is sufficient for me.

  • zepe

    I like Internet Download Manager it’s the fastest I know of and you can preselect where you want different types of downloads to go.

  • Ash

    I never trust tune-up programs. CCleaner deletes temporary files and cleans up registry, manages startup applications and lets you uninstall all useless files alongside the program itself.

    it all depends on personal knowledge but as a power user i prefer CCleaner just to clean junk files. i can do the rest myself without trusting automated programs, which may cause my system to stop working.

    btw, Revo Uninstaller Free lacks the majority of features included in Pro.

  • SiddhantKankaria

    I don’t trust tune-up programs either. :P
    Also, i don’t even clean up the registry. But earlier i used to use Registry Booster, and it was good.

    Revo free provides everything ccleaner does (except registry thing), along with powerful uninstalling options, which ccleaner lacks.

    I tried Ccleaner once, but now prefer Revo. It’s just that now having used revo (in my case) or ccleaner (in your case) for long, its difficult to switch. :P

  • Tom

    I still love to use CClener, especially since they make a portable version Ican keep on a flash drive or combine it into a sort of “tool box”. But I found a site which claimed to have an enhancer for CCleaner called CCEnhancer. Here is the link too check it out http://supportmii.com/pcdata/2011/11/11/ccenhancer-extension-to-ccleaner/ It seemed to fill a multitude of voids you might find interesting.

  • SiddhantKankaria

    Seriously interesting. Although, i could not find any change log/enhancements page telling what are the added features.
    Could you post a link of that too?

    If it will give me a better uninstaller, i’ll surely try it.

  • Bigelile

    Avast! is much better than MSE. My computer was infected by several trojans (computer was shutting down after a BSOD) MSE found the trogans, but would not remove them. It suggested that I run Windows Defender which is worthless. I removed MSE, installed Avast! it found and removed 4 trojans using the boot-time scan feature. If I had Avast! installed I wouldn’t have gotten those trojans to begin with because of Avast!’s far superior shields. Not to mention Avast!’s streaming updates along with it’s normal updates. I’ve had Avast! update as many as 3 times in one day.

  • Ash

    for me, these are the 12 best software of 2012 in the same order:

    1. Microsoft Security Essentials (highly recommended for laptop users)

    2. Photoscape

    3. Yahoo! Messenger and Skype

    4. KLite Codec Pack + Media Player Classic

    5. Team Viewer

    6. CCleaner

    7. Internet Download Manager (it’s not free but is way better than other download managers)

    8. LastPass

    9. I don’t use this kind of programs at all

    10. Same as #1

    11. I’ve never trusted automated tune-up / boost-up programs, no matter how popular they are. They may cause my OS to stop working.

    12. Same as #11

  • Arun Kashyap

    Two metro apps are not working for me. Any registry fixing tool for Windows 8?

  • Arun Kashyap

    Malwarebytes will help removing any infections. :) I use Windows Defender and Malwarebytes in Windows 8.

  • dlhgi4unfiw

    Yo! How to join this club?

  • Bigelile

    MBAM will remove what Avast! doesn’t get. Avast! is an antivirus program. MBAM is a malware program. You need both, and I would also suggest using SAS (SUPERAntiSpyware) along with MBAM.

  • Bigelile

    *anti-malware program

  • Michael Heiser

    Thanks so much! I’m going to try out #11 on your list. I also have written down here… Axcrypt. It had been mentioned on another site. One last thing: you should add: Advanced System Care… it’s an awesome program: both the free version and the paid version. Again thanks; Cheers~~~~~

  • arronlee

    Image viewer? Thanks for your sharing, but I used to view image according to the tutorials about how to create Windows image viewer using C#.NET:http://www.yiigo.com/guides/csharp/how-to-create-windows-viewer.shtml
    I wonder whether the tool you mentioned above has a free trial for us to check. If so, I want to have a try. Thanks in advance.

    Best regards,
    Arron

  • petadl

    Totally agree with you that Avast! Antivirus is the best antivirus ever. I always use it for my Mac, my Windows and my iOS too.

    http://petadl.com/download-avast-free-antivirus-2014.html

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