Here is a shortlist of a few apps, which I think make Windows 10/8/7 rock! I have considered cool third party freeware apps, which enhance the appeal & extend the functionality of Windows 10/8/7.
Freeware Apps that make Windows rock
1. Ultimate Windows Tweaker is a must-have TweakUI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows 10/8/7/Vista, 32-bit & 64-bit as well as Internet Explorer. It can simply be downloaded and used as a portable application to customize your Windows to meet your requirements. With judicious tweaking, it can make your system faster, more stable, and more secure with just a few mouse clicks.
2. FixWin is a tool you need to have on your PC as you never know when you may need it. It allows you to fix Windows problems with a click!
3. Right-Click Extender is a freeware utility that allows you to customize and add some important items to the right-click context menu. It allows you to add or remove many additional options to a Drive, File, Folder, Computer and Desktop’s Right Click Context Menu.
4. Oxelon Media Converter is a smart freeware program that provides explorer integration and allows for quick conversions of media files. The program allows converting video & audio files into the following formats easily!
5. Ultimate Windows Customizer will let you easily customize and change your Windows 7 (Windows 8 support to be added later) look – like changing the Start Button, Logon Screen, Thumbnails, Taskbar, Explorer look, Windows Media Player, etc.
6. FolderIco allows you to color your Windows folders, to help you distinguish them. This helps you locate your oft-used folders easily. The program can quickly change the folder icons and restore them back to the original state in one click and integrates itself seamlessly with Windows Explorer and core services by adding an item to the context menu.
7. CCleaner is a powerful junk file and Registry cleaner. It is a must-have app for your PC.
8. Dual Display Mouse Manager slows down your pointer at the transition point between multiple monitors. It prevents the mouse from crossing from one screen to another too easily and allows teleporting mouse pointer between displays with a hotkey. It is a definite must-have if you use multiple monitors!
9. Folder Guide is a very useful freeware utility that provides fast access to your frequently used and favorite folders. It can operate as part of your context menu in your Windows Explorer. After quick install it will appear in context menus of Windows Explorer and Open/Save dialogs as “Folder Guide” item.
10. 7-Zip is a free file archiver with a high compression ratio. It supports packing & unpacking of 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, and TAR formats and unpacking only of ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR, and Z.
Feel I have missed something? Please do share below in the comments!