If you’ve got a Windows computer (whatever it is: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP or lower), you surely need some useful and cool applications on it to realize the Windows OS into it’s potential. Well, some apps are essential, and you use them every day, such as Firefox, Google Chrome, VLC and so on. But some need you to dig around the web to find out. We’ve summed up 10 best useful apps for Windows computer, and they’re strongly recommended to be installed on your PC.
10 Best Useful Apps You Should Have on Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista
The tools below are applied to any Windows OS, and we have tested them for security guarantee.
Top 1. Driver Talent
The first app is Driver Talent, which is a free, clean and simple tool that is professional at Windows drivers. It can scan all hardware on your PC, check drivers that have problems, and offers solutions to update, download, install, uninstall, fix or repair drivers.
Editor’s Note: Driver Talent is the newly updated version of DriveTheLife.
This utility can reduce over 80% of problems on your Windows computer, such as there is no sound from computer, you can’t connect to Wi-Fi, computer runs slower and slower —- since almost all daily issues are caused by drivers that are outdated, missing, corrupted, broken, etc.
Top 2. WinDirStat
This utility tells you what eats up your computer space when your computer runs slower and slower and pops up to tell you it’s running out of space. It also offers cleaning process to help clean up disk, which speeds up your computer.
Top 3. Magical Jelly Bean KeyFinder
Magical Jelly Bean KeyFinder can search your computer for installed programs and show the product key to you. This is especially useful when you have to reinstall a program but couldn’t find the product key.
Top 4. Ultimate Windows Tweaker
When you first install Windows OS, you probably get things in the way you like. If you have this Ultimate Windows Tweaker, you can keep your favorite things around later. It can allow you to tweak the tiniest features in the taskbar, Windows Explorer, the lock screen, and anything.
Top 5. Wireless Network Watcher
Well, it’s a wise choice to protect privacy from network. If you are planning your network, or want to know whether someone else is stealing your Wi-Fi, this tool is a useful. It can list all the computers on your network, along with IP addresses, Mac addresses and other useful information.
Top 6. Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft’s cloud-connected note taking app is a good place to gather all your must-save info. OneNote can automatically upload notes to the cloud for safekeeping. This is very useful especially when you are working on a file but the program suddenly crashes and all data are gone.
Top 7. Skype
Well, I know there are many apps to talk to your friends and families. But here I’d like to list Skype here, because the Skype Translator is even more radical: it can help two people speaking different languages to understand each other as they talk.
Top 8. Spotlite
Spotlite is very popular. It can make paid Spotify subscribers put an up-to-date spin on the streaming music player’s looks, complete with big, bold buttons and simple color schemes.
Top 9. Speccy
This app can scan your computer and gives you a complete rundown of everything, from model numbers to temperatures, fan speeds, S.M.A.R.T. status and other important info.
Top 10. Fhotoroom
This free photo editor is powerful and easy to use. It brings over 90 tools to Windows computers, and offers dozens of filters and settings.
All these best Windows apps are available to any PC brand, including Dell, Acer, Asus, HP, ThinkPad, Toshiba, IBM, Sony, and Lenovo.