Microsoft is gradually diversifying its sources of income but Windows is still one of its biggest moneymakers. More than half of all PCs run Windows 10.
Because it’s so popular, there are thousands of apps available for Windows. But how do you know which to use?
Let’s take a look at 10 of the best Windows apps available.
1. Microsoft OneNote
OneNote is Microsoft’s note-taking app. You can put nearly any kind of information in it – images, text, web pages, and much more. It syncs between computers and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets so you can access your notes anywhere.
Todoist is a powerful to-do list manager that can handle everything from simple lists to complex project management. It syncs between computers and mobile devices as well so you can manage your projects from anywhere.
Skype is one of the most widely-used video, voice, and text messenger apps for Windows PC. You can use it for video chat, text messaging, or even phone calls to cellular or landline telephones.
Dropbox is one of the best cloud storage systems. It automatically saves your data to the cloud and syncs it between computers and other devices. This lets you access your files from anywhere and creates an automatic backup system.
You probably use your computer for more than just doing work. When you want to kick back and chill for a while, Netflix is one of the best options. The Netflix app gives you access to its huge library of TV shows and movies from your computer.
6. VLC Media Player
Netflix doesn’t have everything though. If you have video files saved locally on your computer, VLC is the best option for watching them. It supports more video formats than any other player so you’ll be able to watch virtually anything whether it’s a few days or a couple of decades old.
Using unique passwords for every website and app login is a critical security measure but remembering all those passwords is tough. Dashlane is a password manager that stores them securely so you can look them up when you need them. It will also generate strong, unique passwords when you need one.
8. Google Apps
Google Apps is Google’s web-based office suite. Google Docs (word processing), Google Sheets (spreadsheet), and Google Slides (presentations) offer most of the features in costly packages like Microsoft Office but with much better collaboration features.
9. Google Chrome
Google’s Chrome browser is fast, secure, and has a ton of extensions available that add new capabilities. In many cases, you’ll find an extension that does exactly what you need, saving you from having to have custom software developed using PowerApps or other tools.
Twitter is one of the best sources of news and information on the web. Whether you want to read about current affairs or more specialized topics, you’ll find what you’re interested in on Twitter.
Just the Beginning of the Best Windows Apps
These are some of the best Windows apps available today but they only scratch the surface. If you have a particular need, spend some time searching on Google and you’ll likely find several good solutions.