Currently, Windows 10 and Windows 11 are the most famous Windows operating systems (OS) used by most users around the world. Windows have always been in the limelight for its advanced ecosystem software. The best is that for every purpose there is either a free or paid version of the software accessible for the Windows operating system. Both the free and paid version of the software can be downloaded from the internet. The number of free software that is accessible on the internet is more than the paid version, so it is a difficult task to choose what software best fits the needs. For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of the 15 best computer software that you must have and take advantage of.
1. Google Chrome Browser
The browser provided by Google is known as the google chrome browser, and it is also the best browsing software obtainable for free. The software is open for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android users. The browser provides its user with different extension that meets the needs of every people, and you do not have to go out and search for another browser. It is the best place where you start your browsing. Moreover, it can be made to customize from plugins, and it works on a similar path to yours google account so that you can synchronize history, preferences, and bookmarks.
2. Microsoft Security Essentials
Another software that is launched by Microsoft is Microsoft Security Essentials. It is a software which is antivirus software that protects the computer from different types of viruses. This security software is obtainable for use in Windows XP, Vista, and Windows seven but is not compatible with windows 8. Recently the latest version was released with the name Windows Defender. The security software provides users both working at the home or business to use the software free of cost. It offers protection every now or then from the virus. It also monitors your activities on the computer, scans different downloaded files, and removes files that are harmful to the system.
3. Internet Download Manager(IDM)
Everyone wants to increase the rate at which an application or file is being downloaded on the computer system. So, to increase the speed of the download, you can use an internet download manager. It is one of the finest download managers as compared to its rivals.
4. MS Office
MS Office is the software that is mostly used in organizations throughout the world. This software is not in used in different organizations but also the schools, colleges, and universities. Students use this software to complete their assignments. One thing to consider at this time is that it is not free, but almost all the user uses a cracked version of the software.
Information is generated almost regularly, and essential information needs to be stored to prevent data loss. So, for storing the data, you can use Dropbox as it provides 2GB of free storage to its user. You can upsurge this storage by referring Dropbox to your friends. One of the best things about Dropbox is that it has an application for all devices and you can save your files anywhere.
6. VLC or KM media player
This two are the best media player that is obtainable for free for different platforms like Mac, Windows, Linux, and Android. Also, VLC and KMPlayer is available on digital distribution platforms like Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and Microsoft Store. VLC supports different formats of the files like DVD, CD, or streaming through the internet. It can stream the media and transcode the files. VLC has become famous for being the first player to support encrypted DVDs both on MAC and Linux by using its libraries. The reason for being one of the best players is that it supports almost all types of media and video content.
KMPlayer is also one of the best media players. This player can play almost every audio and video file which you can find on and off of the Internet. Its inbuilt codec makes it run on any computer on the market. You can add extra codecs to make it run even better and its 3K, 4K, and UHD support allow you to easily watch high-definition videos. If you are producing movies for different audiences around the world who speak different languages, you can use the subtitle editor to edit subtitles and languages.
7. Team Viewer or AnyDesk
Team viewer is another computer software that is offered for free for all the users that are using the Windows Operating system. With the use of this software, you can control the computers of others to provide them with technical assistance. By using this software, you can assist your friend by having a voice chat through this software.
AnyDesk provides its users updates for free. From Remote Access and Control to File Transfer and Screen Sharing, AnyDesk offers a variety of functionalities. A cost-saving alternative to TeamViewer and other expensive providers.
If you do not want to download lots of software on your system, your device may slow down, and you then need software to increase the speed of your system. CCleaner helps to remove the temporary file, junk, unused, and cache file from the system. It also clears the registry files that are bad and increases the performance of your system and its life.
Most of the users of android smartphones and computer systems utilize this software to transfer their applications with the help of Wi-Fi. The software SHAREit is straightforward to use, and it has a user-friendly interface. Moreover, if the internet facility is present this software can transfer files at a fast rate. This software is very much in use as it transfers files, applications, and data between the computer system and android phones.
WinRAR is software that is used to open files with the extension .zip and many other extensions like RAR, ZIP, 7-ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, and BZIP2 also known as rar files. Files are usually zipped to collate multiple folders so that they can be sent as one single file. When you download multiple files from Gmail it automatically downloads in zip format and the same can be extracted using WinRAR.
11. Adobe Reader
While there are other applications that will open .pdf files, Adobe reader will allow you to do other things like annotate and digitally sign them. As has been previously mentioned, it is a free app so there is really no downside to downloading and installing it unless you have the full Adobe Acrobat application. Just be sure Reader is set as the default application to open .pdf files.
12. Rain meter
It is software that is accessible for free so that you can customize your desktop. Rain meter enables the user to generate and show customized skins that can show the information. It also provides the user with ‘suites’, a readymade downloadable collection of skins. One of the most common functions of a rain meter is to modify the clocks on the desktop, widgets for weather, readers, and player which are for playing audio or video.
Zoom is a widely used cloud-based video conferencing service that permits the users to virtually interact with others either through video calls or audio calls. At present days it is very important for the people to stay in touch with family, friends, teachers, and colleagues. ZOOM is a video conference app used by companies and universities for remote connections. Its basic function includes the ability to chat and call individual contacts, as well as schedule meetings for events.
14. Folder Lock
Folder lock as the name suggests saves different folders from others who can access your computer. It is one of the best software which enables you to have a lock on different folders that are present on your computer. You can hide important files by using these tools. This tool gives you an ID credential, thus giving you access to open your folder and files. This software is very much useful when there is a cyber-attack on the computer.
15. Hola VPN
A VPN connection is just a way to route all the traffic of your device via an encrypted connection to a server. There are hundreds of VPN servers all across the web. Hola is one of them and is free to access. It’s a virtual private network, or VPN, that uses both IPSec and SSL as secure network protocols. Data in transit is protected by encryption with IPsec and SSL.
Having the right software is essential for your computer or laptop. These 15 essential programs will help you be productive and organized, keep your data safe, and have fun. So don’t wait any longer, download them now and start using them to your advantage!