What are the best 2018 PC software?

asked by olatuji baba
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    #1Google Chrome

    Google Chrome

    Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google LLC. Initially released as a browser for Windows, this freeware application was later on release for iOS, macOS, Linux, and Android. This also includes extensions and plugins.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Alan Hopkins
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "In my experience I've got no problems browsing with Chrome on a new laptop. But using Chrome on my 4 year old laptop is anguishly slow.  This means that this may not be the best browser for old computers, but still a good browser nonetheless."
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    #2Dropbox

    Dropbox

    Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service for personal or business use, available on computers and mobile devices. Easily store all your data in a safe and secure location that sync across all your devices or can be shared with friends or co-workers for collaborative work.

    Apps

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Amber Webb
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "This is a convenient cloud service that we use at school where my prof uploads his modules. Uploading and downloading files here are fast and the storage capacity is decent."
  3. 14

    #3Spotify

    Spotify

    Spotify is a music streaming platform that features plenty of functions to help users discover new music. It comes with curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations, and related artists - all based on your likes and listens.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Sarah Soto
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "I listen to my desktop Spotify just so I cna stay awake while working. So far Spotify makes me save a lot of space on my device. Instead of traditionally donwloading music to listen to, I can listen to any music of my choice by copnnecting to the net."
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    #4Internet Download Manager

    Internet Download Manager

    Internet Download Manager is a tool that increases the download speed of your computer up to 5 times. It also resumes and schedules all your downloads. The software also has a free trial available.

    Online Tools

    $9.95- Varies by plan

    Walter Thompson
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "Been using IDM for the longest time and I must say that nothing compares to the convenience IDM offers when it comes to donwloading files from the web. This even supports Mac pc which is amazing."
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    #5Foxit Reader

    Foxit Reader
    Foxit Reader is freemium PDF reader tool that allows you to view, create and print all PDF files. You can also digitally sign your pdf document with it. It is a light weight pdf reader for all MAC OS lovers and it overcomes in many ways to Acrobat reader. There are Windows versions too if you like to use this tool on a PC. 

    Other

    Free

    Ashley Hanson
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "I prefer this pdf reader over adobe. Adobe hangs on my pc but Foxit works super fine! I don't know why that happens but I'm settling for Foxit. Free too."
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    #6LibreOffice

    LibreOffice

    LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation. The suite comprises programs for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams, and drawings, working with databases and composing mathematical formulae.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Hannah Simmons
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "I love the new epub feature of Libre office which allows me to save files in ebook format. This is especially helpful for me as an ebook writer."
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    #7Paint.NET

    Paint.NET

    Paint.NET is free and lightweight image and photo editing software that runs on Windows PC. It features an intuitive user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and plugins for extra functionality.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Adrián Zamudio
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "I often use Paintnet for basic graphics editing and photo retouching because this is so lightweight on my netbook. The plugin packs are amazing too and help me improve my editings. I wish this has some sort of point to point selection tool."
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    #8VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays a wide range of media formats such as mkv, mp4, and flv among others. It supports the playback of discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. 

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Judy Castro
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "VLC is still my best media player on computer because I can watch animes here in high quality and no lags compared to just using Windows media player."
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    #9TunnelBear

    TunnelBear

    TunnelBear is a really simple VPN to browse the web privately & securely. It allows you to unblock websites around the world with applications for Mac, PC, iOS, Android, Opera, and Chrome.

    Software

    Web, Android, Mac, Windows, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Henry Lee
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "This Canada-based VPN I use most of the time to find fast and reliable connections. I like that they promise not to log my browsing activities in the Internet. This makes me feel secured in their service."

Summary

Best What are the best 2018 PC software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google ChromeSoftware 21 Free
2DropboxApps 15 Free
3SpotifyApps 14 Free
4Internet Download ManagerOnline Tools 11 Paid
5Foxit ReaderOther 11 Free
6LibreOfficeSoftware 8 Free
7Paint.NETSoftware 6 Free
8VLC Media PlayerSoftware 4 Free
9TunnelBearSoftware 1 Free
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