07 December, 2018

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Best Free Software For Windows 10 [Update 9]

Windows 10 is a great OS. The curated list of software you must have on your computer. Most of the software doesn't need any introduction.

The download links are original authors websites. Bookmark this page to keep the list handy. All the software included are completely free.

  • Security
  1. Windows Defender is the best. Windows 10 comes with preinstalled Defender. If you are using Windows 7, get the Windows Security Essentials.
  2. If you are not convinced with Windows Defender, Malwarebytes is a proven security program. Even though you don't buy a full version, its best to deep scan your system if you are suspicious about anything. It works as a perfect backup plan. The trial version is fully active without any limit on features. It runs on demand (free version) and does not conflict with your native or third-party Antivirus program. And it's great at finding threats.
  3. Spybot - search and destroy is also best free anti-spyware, anti-malware and adware cleaning.
  4. Sandboxie is a special tool. If you try too many stranger software, you need it. It runs the new software completely isolated from your windows system. You can be safe from potential threats of unknown software.

    • Windows Tweaking
      1. Flux will adjust your screen brightness and color temperature for your eyes. Download 
      2. QT Tab bar adds tabs to the Windows Explorer file manager. Download 
      3. Clover is similar to the QTTab bar but without customization. It adds Chrome-like tabs to File Explorer. (Also read:  4 Best Free File Managers For Windows That Can Replace File Explorer)
      4. Sharp Keys: Remap your keyboard keys as you want. Disable some keys or change function. Download 
      5. Google input tools: If you want to write in any language other, this tool from google may help you. Supports about 22 languages all over the world.
      6. Also, read How To back up And Restore Windows Drivers Without Any Software

        • Basic Tools
          1. Sumatra PDF reader, a lightweight PDF reader. Download 
          2. Archive extraction and maker is "7Zip" Download 
          3. Archive opener for special use is "Universal Extractor" Download

          • Video and MP3
          1. VLC Media player Download (Also read: 5 Extremely Useful & Uncommon Uses Of VLC Media Player)
          2. Media player classic for systems with low on the configuration
          3. Audacity is a Great MP3, Wav audio editor Download 
          4. Format Factory Download (second preference after Freemake)
          5. Free Video Flip and Rotate" Download
          6. MP3 Tag: a Free solution to edit everything about your MP3 collection. You can edit all tags,  album art. Compare with the online open database. Bulk editor and tagger.
          7. HandBreak a completely free all format support video converter.

          • Graphics
          1. GIMP an Adobe Photoshop alternative
          2. An open-source SVG graphics editor is Inkscape Download. A basic Corel Draw competitor.
          3. Layouts, desktop publishing, page designing here is "Scribus" Download 
          4. Paint.net is powerful image editor. If the GIMP is too hard to use, Paint.net is better solution for most of the users. Have great editing feature and completely free
          5. Easy Graphics converter is small Batch image format converter Download
          6. Nexus Fonts An easy to use a Font manager. The free and only option.

          • Internet
          1. Firefox Download 
          2. FDM aka Free Download Manager Download 
          3. Extensions: Must-Have extension for productive browsing detailed list here 
          4. Bookmarklets: Must have Bookmarklets detailed list here 
          5. KeePass Password Safe is the best offline password manager Download
          6. Wireless Network Watcher allows you to list and track every device connected to your wireless router. Simple and practical tool. 
          7. Cloud storage clients of your favorite cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive or OneDrive
          8. Wireshark is a free and open-source tool to monitor in-depth network activity. Every packet of data sent and received.

          • Other Tools
          1. VeraCrypt: Encrypt your USB drive and password protect it. You can also create a mountable partition on your internal hard drive with encryption and password. Download

          • eBook
          1. Ebook Library management, format conversion, reader and much more. Its only "Calibre" Download 
          2. Then "Sigil" may also come to use for editing eBooks as you want them. Download

          • Burn Linux image to USB
          1. Find the 12 best tools to create the bootable USB drive.

          • PDF
          1. Do PDF- Convert any doc into PDF Download 
          2. Solid PDF and PDFZilla for converting from PDF to Word Download. Not free but 15 days trial is free. You can Google it for download.
          3. Open source PDF split and merge HERE
          4. PDF Shaper: (Review)  All In One Free PDF Toolkit To Merge, Split, Extract Text, Images And Convert PDF To Word 
          5. List of free PDF tools: Free Tools To Create, Edit, Split, Merge, Sign & Convert PDF
          6. WinScan2PDF Download 

          • System Cleaning
          1. Unlocker: You may come across the situation when you can't delete some files in Windows. The file is in use and cant be deleted. To unlock that but, use Unlocker. Download 
          2. Revo uninstaller: Completely remove the software without keeping and trace and keep your system clean. Download 
          3. Recuva helps you to recover deleted files. Undelete is also good.
          4. WinDirStat presents you a graphical data about the disc usage so that you can easily find and delete large-sized unnecessary files.
          5. TreeSize Free is also a disk usage monitoring tool to find junk files and delete them.

          • Other Miscellaneous Utilities
          1. Bulk Rename Utility Download 
          2. Toddler Keys it can lock your keyboard, CD drive temporarily Download
          3. Notepad ++ : A developers' replacement for Windows Notepad, is useful for everyone else.
          4. Evernote: If you don't use Evernote note-taking app, you are really missing something great you are unaware of. Download Evernote and try it.

          • Hardware Monitor
          1. Open Hardware Monitor gives you the temperature, speed and much other information about your hardware performance.
          2. CPUZ
          3. HWiNFO 

          • Windows Originals
          1. Office 
          2. .net Frameworks 
          3. OS service pack Updates
          You can download all these software from their homepages or Visit Ninite or FreeNew to get all this software in one single installer.
          I will keep this List updating and also make some changes to download links.

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