Top 10 Must Have Windows Software

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6. MS – Office

MS Office

It is unlikely that you have a Windows PC/Laptop and you don’t already have Microsoft Office pre-installed on it, but if, like me you also like to personalize your PC/Laptop before buying then MS-Office is the first thing you should install. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint are the applications that come when you install MS-Office. All 3 are essential and you’ll be needing them at some point in the life of you using the PC. Corporate people still use PowerPoint for doing presentations. While people use MS-Word to type what they want. MS-Excel is an excellent tool to do your numbers work regarding business or personal expenses and is very simple.


7. Prey


There are many thieves out there who can easily mug you and steal your laptop which is going to be with you most of times once your Jr. College days are behind. In that case, you better install this awesome software called Prey which will let you have chance at catching the thief if you follow some simple steps. You just download Prey and register your device for free on the Prey website. If the laptop ever goes missing, you can notify Prey online and use the Prey control panel to geo-locate it, set off an alarm to hear if it’s nearby, and lock down the device to prevent anyone else from using it. Laptops, mobiles phones can easily get lost too, not like you’ll have some thief after it. Hence, install Prey right now and be free of your worry about laptop getting stolen.


8. WinRAR


WinRAR is basically is a tool that lets you extract the compressed files. It’s a small software and you won’t need it many times but when you need to extract and if you don’t have it installed, it will give you a headache. It is one of the few applications that is able to create RAR archives natively, because the encoding method is held to be proprietary. WinRAR supports files of the format ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, EXE among some others. It also enables you to self extract as well as multi-volume (split) archives. Get WinRAR installed, now!


9. iTunes


Apple launched iTunes in 2001 and it has changed the way music industry works ever since. iTunes is just a music player on the face of it, but the things it offers be it buying the music legally and supporting the artist or the wide range of podcasts, it has become the best music player out there. It’s very easy to organize your library as well as directly purchase it through the iTunes store. iTunes keeps track of songs by creating a virtual library, allowing users to access and edit a song’s attributes. These attributes, known as metadata, are stored in two separate library files. One of the backdrops of iTunes is that you can only play video in the MPEG4 format, but we have already suggested VLC for video playing so that shouldn’t be a problem. iTunes 11 can read, write and convert between MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG4, AAC formats. Ditch your current player and install the free iTunes software today!


10. K-Lite mega codec pack


Launched in 2009, more than 1 million people have downloaded this already. K-Lite Codec pack is a collection of audio and video codecs especially for Microsoft Windows. This great software that enables the operating system and its software to play loads types of audio and video. Those formats that are generally not supported by the operating system are supported if you install this software. K-Lite codec pack also has a media player, Media info and Tweak tool in it. It comes in 5 editions, mainly Basic, Standard, Full, Mega and 64-bit. If you want to know which all formats does this software play then the list is big – Avi, DVD-Video, Blu-Ray, Fvl, MKV, MPEG-1/2/4, Ogg, Real Media, MOV, Flac, AMV, AMR, AAC and MPC! Just reading this list is want you to download this great software, a must have!

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