World wide around 95.38% desktop users use Windows Operating System. Windows OS are used among all age groups, as users have all the luxuries of easy data transfer, automatic upgrade of windows software, searching & organizing data is easy etc.
Let’s make it this way, you bought a new desktop or you formatted your desktop, you must be wondering what’s next! So for that, I have shortlisted some software’s that will help make your windows, run like a charm.
Software’s for Windows users :-
1. Antivirus :-
Antivirus software is a must for desktop to safeguard them from harmful threats, trojans, malware, spyware etc. Antivirus software is a program that searches your hard drive and floppy disks for any known or potential viruses. For Windows user, it is smart to have at least one antivirus program installed on your computer.
Examples of common antivirus programs include Norton Antivirus, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, and McAfee Antivirus. Windows user have a extra choice of choosing Windows Defender , which works perfectly for me, and it it inbuilt in all Windows OS.
2. Browser :-
Google Chrome is the fastest and safest browser. I prefer to have at least 2 browsers installed, in case chrome doesn’t work. Next best is Mozilla Firefox, which can be the best alternative for Chrome. Apple Safari, Opera Mini are examples of other browsers.
3. MS Office :-
Microsoft Office is an office suite of applications, servers and services. MS Office features Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft OneNote.
4. VLC Media Player :-
VLC media player is a portable, free and open-source, cross-platform media player. VLC media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats.
5. Adobe Reader :-
Adobe Reader is a free application and Web browser plug-in (extension, add-on) from Adobe for reading, printing, and commenting Adobe Acrobat .PDF files.
6. Nero :-
Nero is used for burning and copying optical discs such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays. The program also supports label printing technologies LightScribe and LabelFlash and can be used to covert audio files into other audio formats.
The software supports the creation of a variety of media formats:
Disk image files
Audio CD discs
AVCHD video discs
Bootable data discs
ISO/UDF data discs
7. WinRAR :-
WinRAR is a shareware file archiver and compressor utility for Windows. It can create archives in RAR or ZIP file formats, and unpack numerous archive file formats. Create or validate RAR or ZIP archive files.
8. JAVA :-
Java is a programming language that developers use to create applications on your computer. Chances are you have downloaded a program that required the Java runtime, and so you probably have it installed it on your system. Java also has a web plug-in that allows you to run these apps in your browser.
9. Adobe Flash Player :-
Another Adobe Product in the list. Adobe Flash Player is software used, if you want to watch flash videos on your computer.
10. ilivid :-
iLivid download manager is the fastest and easiest way to download files. iLivid includes plug-ins that let you play almost all popular audio and video formats. iLivid’s Download Manager lets you start watching videos immediately without having to wait for the downloading to be completed. I personally prefer this instead of torrentz download manager.
11. Skype :-
Skype is a software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls from computers, tablets, and mobile devices via the Internet to other devices or telephones/smartphones. Users can also send instant messages, exchange files and images, send video messages, and create conference calls.
12. Ammyy Admin :-
Ammyy Admin is a reliable, trustworthy and affordable software for remote assistance, administration, remote desktop sharing and distance education from any place in the World. Ammyy Admin doesn’t require installation or specific settings adjustments.
Ease of use, a high standard of data transfer security, multitude of features, and affordability for a broad range of personal and corporate users are its features. I use it, and its awesome & i find it better than Team Viewer.
13. Internet Download Manager :-
By far the best Download Manager i have used, IDM is a must have software for PC as it increases our overall download speed by 5 times. It can be integrated easily with your browser. Once its install, sit back and enjoy GB’s of installations in few minutes.
14. Sandboxie :-
Sandboxie software creates a sandbox-like isolated operating environment in which applications can be run or installed without permanently modifying the local or mapped drive. An isolated virtual environment allows controlled testing of untrusted programs and web surfing.
15. CCleaner :-
CCleaner can delete temporary or potentially unwanted files left by certain programs. CCleaner can uninstall programs or modify the list of programs that execute on startup. CCleaner can delete System Restore points too.
Hope this list , satisfies 95.38% desktop users. 🙂