Before installing any software or app on any computer or device, we must have to ensure that it is safe and easy to use, sometimes due to software your device starts causing issues like unwanted restart, virus attack, showdown of system performance etc, to get rid of that I have written this post to offer some of the best and must have have apps for Windows 7 and 8.1 users.
There are tons of apps and software for Windows desktop which is impossible to review for anyone, however, I have tried my level best to offer good one. You can also suggest any software which you have used and found can help others as well, write them via comment, I will try to list to this blog.
5 Best must have apps for Windows 7 and 8.1
1. FreeCommander XE
FreeCommander XE is a feature-packed alternative to the classic Windows file explorer that comes loaded with numerous settings and features. FreeCommander XE includes the option for a two-pane interface, tabbed browsing, ZIP file support, an MD5 checksum tool, a built-in file viewer and more. A highly customizable interface comes with different layouts and view modes, as well as configurable keyboard shortcuts so you can make the interface your own.
Rainmeter is an open source free desktop customization tool for Windows that allows users to add “skins”, compact applets that float on top of the desktop, much like Microsoft’s old Windows gadgets. Rainmeter skins can offer a wide range of options, from RSS readers, system resource use, email, weather forecasts and battery life, however it runs great on Windows 7 system compared to Windows 8.1 as it doesn’t allow much customization on desktop. A rich online community has developed a wealth of Rainmeter themes and skins that you can apply to your desktop, and one more thing which I liked is, it allows you to customize your desktop according to you.
3. Comodo Backup
Backup is a very essential tool of any PC or computer, we must have to create a complete backup, either in any external drive or somewhere over the internet that helps to recover almost everything once if you install a new Operating system.
Comodo Backup is a free and thorough backup tool that offers both manually and auto backups with a several settings and options. Users can set Comodo Backup to make complete, incremental, or partial backups, with a smart profile mode that allows you categorize and selectively target documents, photos, music and videos for backup. The software is packed with a variety of features, such as support for Volume Shadow Copy, various levels of data encryption, backup versioning, as well as the option to backup to Comodo’s own cloud storage.
CCleaner Probably the most popular freeware cleaner globally with over 1 billion downloads since its launch in 2003. Piriform’s CCleaner is a quick and easy to use program which makes your computer faster, more secure and more reliable. CCleaner removes cookies, temporary files and various other unused data that clogs up your operating system. This frees up valuable hard disk space allowing your system to run faster. Removing this data also protects your anonymity meaning you can browse online more securely. The simple, intuitive UI and rapid but powerful cleaning make CCleaner a popular among novices and techies alike. Network, Business, Professional, and Technician Editions of CCleaner are also available for advance usage.
5. Avast Free Antivirus
Avast! Free Antivirus is a comprehensive and efficient antivirus software available for Windows. It is one of the most popular antivirus programs available for both desktop and mobile platforms, thanks to the reliable and trustworthy brand that Avast have created. The key features that continue to make Avast! Free Antivirus so popular are the easy UI, optimized scanning options and continuously updated database of virus definitions. In the latest 2014 version of Avast, they have made the UI so simple that even a novice can also use the options and features out there.
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