Best Free Softwares for Windows

There are many applications or software’s built for Microsoft Windows platform. Mostly these applications are not free. But there are plenty of applications for Microsoft Windows which are provided free or open source.

Installing a free application is not an issue. But can it deliver the performance features required for daily usage? We have summarized a list of software’s which can deliver the somehow similar features. The great thing is that these software’s are freeeeeee…

1. Image Viewer and simple Editor —> Google Picasa

 

 

 

Pros 
– Easier installation procedure
– Fluent image viewing
– Fast loading
– Image gallery for centralized image collection
– Built in simple image editing tools
– Batch editing

Cons 
– Google update service runs in the background
– Comes with picasa uploader for cloud access ( can be avoided)
– GIF animations not supported

 

2. PDF Viewer —> PDF X-Change Viewer

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Pros 
– Fast Viewing experience
– Tabbed feature
– Able to load large number of pages without problems
– Included marking tools
– Smooth operation
– Good snapshot feature
– Includes OCR
– In browser viewing plug-in

Cons 
– Old interface design
– Menu with promoting paid links

 

3. Browser—> Mozilla Firefox

Pros 
– Supports vast formats
– simple and elegant design
– fast operation
– User friendly

Cons 
– Hangs when large files loaded
– hang when some files extracted (rare cases)

Here are the best round up of free available softwares for your computer. Feel free to comment for any recommendation.

Pros 
– Easy Installation
– Tabbed windows
– Vast addons
– Customizable tool bar
– Fast release cycle

Cons 
– Memory consumption high
– Hangs when integrated with download manager

 

4. PDF Printer–> doPDF

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Pros 
– High quality PDF
– Easy setup
– Auto view
– Easier integration
– Simple dialog

Cons 
– Lack of print preview
– Less support features

 

5. PC Cleaner –> Ccleaner

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Pros 
– User friendly
– Vast feature selection
– Multiple software cleaning support
– Good privacy cleaning
– Included best registry cleaning
– Startup optimization
– Uninstaller for softwares
– Backup before execution

Cons 
– Lack of Services optimization
– Lack of Registry defragmentation

 

6. Email Client –> Mozilla Thunderbird

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Pros 
– User friendly
– Unlimited account setup
– Supports POP and IMAP account
– Conversation style
– Off line storage
– Signature support
– and more

Cons 
– Lack of 64bit support
– Folder fetching error for some email accounts
– Gets heavy when multiple account synchronized

 

7. Office –> Libre office

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Pros 
– Supports Microsoft based formats
– Regular office and applications
– Fast loading
– Open source based development
– Multi platform support
– Equipped with necessary tools for presentation, spreadsheet and documents

Cons 
– Not supporting Microsoft based layout themes
– Cross compatibility problem with Microsoft based designs and arrangements
– Rearrangement requires when migrating from Microsoft based office

 

8. Media Player –> Pot Player

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Pros 
– Supports vast formats
– simple and elegant design
– hardware acceleration
– fast and lightweight
– Vast features

Cons 
– Less themes
– Not available for linux

 

9. Archiver –> Peazip

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Pros 
– Supports vast formats
– simple and elegant design
– fast operation
– User friendly

Cons 
– Hangs when large files loaded
– hang when some files extracted (rare cases)

Here are the best round up of free available softwares for your computer. Feel free to comment for any recommendation.

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