What are the best software for Windows 10?

asked by Raju Bhandari
167 contributors
15 solutions
  1. 19

    #1Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop is a photo editing software that became the industry standard today used by professionals and hobbyists alike. It has plenty of features allowing amounts of photo editing jobs to be done.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99- Free trial available

    Judy Bailey
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Photoshop works on Windows 10"
  2. 18

    #2VLC 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

    Carl Russell
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "As an audio player for podcasts, audio-plays and music, VLC simply doesn't work very well. It constantly loses track of what (and where) I was playing last time and refuses to show the play-control screen. Bah, useless"
  3. 17

    #3LibreOffice

    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

    Juan Antonio Sotelo
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The best software for Windows 10 is LibreOffice. For user looking for a professional suite of applications to do business LibreOffice will increase your productivity. It has word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and much more, all for free. "
  1. 15

    #4Norton Security Premium

    Norton Security Premium

    Norton Security Premium provides real-time protection against existing and emerging malware, ransomware and viruses. It also helps protect your finances, privacy and personal information across all your Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.

    Software

    Website

    $109.99- 1 year

    Zachary Richardson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Norton Security was the pioneer in Windows Servuriy and Anti-virus and they still lead the charge. Norton provides real-time protection against viruses, malware, and ransomware. Advanced features hide your private and financial information from potential hackers. Highly recommended. "
  2. 14

    #5DivX

    DivX
    DivX is a free video software offered by DivX, LLC. that can be used as a video player and which can be used to convert, create, and stream various types of media such as DivX, MKV, and HEVC up to 4K resolution. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $19.99

    José Guadalupe Galván
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "DivX is a useful software for Windows 10"
  3. 13

    #6Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Oracle VM VirtualBox
    Virtualbox is a features-rich VM application for Mac and Windows by Oracle. Apt for business and home use, Virtualbox boasts an open-source infrastructure. It is cross-platform so it can work on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris machines.
    Software

    Web

    Free

    Diana Williamson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I like that this is open source, but I had a hard time finding a purpose for this software. Maybe if you're a heavy user of Windows then you might find a reason to use this. Not really for a casual computer user."
  4. 11

    #7Gimp

    Gimp

    GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is an illustrative digital freeware which serves as a photo-retouching program, image compositor, and image authoring. This program was created in 1996.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Judith Daniels
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Gimp is exactly what you are looking for if you need to retouch or edits photos. You should have no problem using windows 10 as this is a newer app. Gimp has many features so chances are this is all you will need no to mention easy to use so you don't need to be an expert to take advantage of this software."
  5. 10

    #8Panda Free Antivirus

    Panda Free Antivirus

    Panda Antivirus is a light, easy and trusted security tool with real-time threatens updates. This free antivirus software is compatible with Windows OS. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Juan Dean
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "If you're looking for a free and feature rich antivirus you can stop looking and install Panda Free Antivirus. I've been using it for the past few weeks and have been very happy with it. It's very low on resources and runs in the background keeping my computer safe."
  6. 9

    #95KPlayer

    5KPlayer

    5KPlayer is a free (MKV) HD video player that can be used not only for playing video files, but it can also be used as a music player, AirPlay media streamer, and online video downloader.  It is available on different platforms as well.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Laura Medina
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This software does exactly what it is supposed to do. I can watch anything i need or want to on this program. Love the ease of use."
  7. 7

    #10FileZilla Server

    FileZilla Server
    FileZilla is a free FTP solution. It's an open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Daniel Castro
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Nope, just nope. I As soon as I downloaded this I was experiencing so many issues, I don't know for sure if it was a virus or just a buggy copy, but I removed it and have my pc back to normal"
  8. 6

    #11FreeOffice

    FreeOffice

    FreeOffice is a complete office suite with a word processor, a spreadsheet application and a presentation program. It's compatible and works seamlessly with their counterparts in Microsoft Office. It's available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Cheng Chang
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I tried to replace the new subscription Office with FreeOffice, and I was just too frustrated. I ended up switching back to Office 2008, the last time Office was still worth using."
  9. 5
    Free Trial

    #12McAfee Total Protection

    McAfee Total Protection

    McAfee Total Protection safeguards your identity and helps make sure your private life stays that way. It provides antivirus, identity and privacy protection for your PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets—all in one subscription.  

    Software

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Peter Newman
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "A good protection from Viruses."
  10. 5

    #13Filmora

    Filmora

    Filmora is a simply elegant video editing software geared toward beginner, novice, and casual users. Anyone can learn to use this software, regardless of their skill level, and the end results look and sound fantastic.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Tang Jiang
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Not good, not great just average. Most of all of the features found here such as cutting and pasting segments and sound editing were already included with Windows Video Editor free of charge. The hefty price tag for this software of $39 a year at renewing subscription clearly is not worth it, especially when the same "service" can be found for free elsewhere."
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    #14Adobe After Effects CC

    Adobe After Effects CC
    Adobe After Effects CC is a video editing software offered by Adobe Systems and is a part of their Creative Cloud applications. It is capable of creating visual effects and motion graphics, aside from keying, tracking, and compositing.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $20.99- Free trial available

    Juan Stone
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This software is very professional, it helps you with films, video and whatever you need to create with motion graphics. I have used it and i am very satisfied with the final product."
  12. 1

    #15Adobe Premiere Pro CC

    Adobe Premiere Pro CC

    Adobe Premiere Pro is one of Adobe's flagship products. It is a set of video editing packages that supports high-resolution videos with the integration of After Effects and Photoshop geared towards professional editing.

    Software

    Windows

    $20.99- Varies by plan

    Nathan Crawford
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I felt Adobe Premiere offered a much needed gap when it comes to cloud based video editing services. Unfortunately, the costs provide a big hurdle for learning curves and the hardware requirements provide an endless need for upgrades and reboots from software hangups. If you don't need the ability to edit on the go, I would look elsewhere."

Summary

Best What are the best software for Windows 10
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Adobe PhotoshopSoftware 19 Paid
2VLC Media PlayerSoftware 18 Free
3LibreOfficeSoftware 17 Free
4Norton Security PremiumSoftware 15 Paid
5DivXSoftware 14 Paid
6Oracle VM VirtualBoxSoftware 13 Free
7GimpSoftware 11 Free
8Panda Free AntivirusSoftware 10 Free
95KPlayerSoftware 9 Free
10FileZilla ServerSoftware 7 Free
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