Top 6 Must Have Windows Software in 2014

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The best software need not always cost you more. This happens for the very good business reason that developers often try to grab consumers attention by giving away their product, or at least a “lite”version of it, in the hope that you’ll upgrade to a paid version.

In other cases the programs display ads to generate revenue. In the end, by offering the product free the developers gain recognition at the very least, if not money straight away. Moreover, you gain access to tools for your computer – some apps you might know, some you may not. and once you use them, you’ll wonderr how you ever lived without equipping your PC wiht them. Here are the best downloads for Windows users that are compatible with Windows 8, Windows7 and XP, the latest MacOS, and of course, the cloud-based web apps.

1. Mozilla Firefox

If you’re bored of using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, it’s easy to switch to an alternative. Mozilla firefox is a fast, light, secure and easy to use open source web browser that offers mayn advantages over other web browsers that includes tabbed browsing and the ability to block pop-up windows.Thousands of Add-ons make your Firefox browser look and work th eway you want.

2. Skype

Say “Hello” to your friends and family, or get together face to face whereever they are and with whatever device you use be it a latest generation phone, smart TV, PC or Mac, all wihtin the comfort of one app. Skype is compatible across any configuration, webcam, and network speed without requiring anything more than minimum configuration.

3. Skitch

Skitch is a free screen-capturing and editing software that helps you communicate visually with friends, co-workers, and th eworld. Skitch allows you to sketch something new, mark up maps, screen captures, or even a photo. Then save or share your Skitch images to help others see your creativity. The app features well-designed, intuitive interface that takes you all the way through the quick and effective editing actions. The app is a must-have for anyone who loves lighweight screen-capturing tool.

4. Ninite

The most time consuming part of installing Windows isn’t the operating system or even getting your settings back. it’s installing all your programs on your computer. Ninite is a great way to install your favorite apps all at once. Users log into the Ninite website and pick the apps they want from a checklist of popular software, from browsers, media players, image editing tools and more. Ninite will automatically download and install the latest version of each chosen app wihtout you needing to do anything more.

5. Daemon Tools Lite

Tired of popping your installer and movie DVDs in and out of your optical drives again and again? With Daemon Tools Lite, you can rip your optical discs into .ISO image files , which you can store in your hard drive to mount into virtual drrives in your system. The app supports upto four virtual drrives, and can mount a variety of image files of type .BIN and .CUE, as well as create .ISO, .MDF and .MDX files.

6. Team Viewer

TeamViewer is a free software that makes it incredibly easy to set and use a VPN connection. TeamViewer allows you to access another PC from your own computer provided that computer has a TeamViewer installed on it. TeamViewer provides a user name and password for each machine. You simply need to enter them in the other to activate the connection. Once you get access, the app allows desktop sharing and file transfer that works behind any firewall and NAT proxy.

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