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Monday, May 21, 2018

15 Best Free Must-have Softwares for your PC (Updated 2018)

Choosing the best freeware for your fresh Windows PC can be a daunting task. Even more so if its your first PC or if you’re just switching from MacOS. Well, fret not.
With the power of knowledge I’ll bestow upon you through this list, You’ll be able to get the best possible freewares for your needs.


While your primary instincts might be telling you to install Google Chrome as your main browser for its robust ecosystem. It might be a better idea to install Opera instead.

Here’s why Opera makes a better alternative.

  • Opera and Chrome are both based on Google’s Chromium search engine. So, basically they share the same DNA.

  • While Chrome relies on its extensions to provide a superior functionality, Opera comes with some pre-installed features like a versatile VPN and Adblocking script (which as a blogger I hate). It also has an anti-crypto mining feature which prevent sites from using your system resources to mine Cryptocurrency via your browser.
    And, perhaps the biggest boon of using Opera instead of Chrome is the lesser usage of System Resource.

  • Admit it, we have all seen the memes about Google Chrome gobbling down RAM and significantly decreasing the performance of our PC while browsing. Well, the memes don’t lie (at least, in this Case).

  • Opera is significantly lighter on System Resources and its superior browsing performance can be felt from first usage.

2. F.lux

Well, anyone who uses their PC in low-lighting conditions or at night, might be sick of the bright nits that strains our eyes and hurts us like Sunlight does to Vampires.

You don’t have to endure this pain any more. Cause F.lux will adjust the display brightness and put a blue-light filter up, based on the Sun’s position in your coordinates.

3. TeraCopy

Most of us, uses the default Copy-paste thingy of Windows. And While Windows 10 has added a pause feature in it, Still, it is pretty feature less compared to TeraCopy.

TeraCopy will replace the default Windows Copyer ( I don’t have a better name for it.) and will significantly improve your File copying/moving experience.

  • It has the option to verify a file after copying/moving to analyze errors.
  • It is significantly faster.
  • It can show copying/moving history.
  • It has the option to show the files list to be copied or moved and their real-time statuses.

4. ClipGrab

The best free YouTube Downloader. Even better than YTD, in my opinion.

5. Advance SystemCare

Most of smartphone users have installed some kind of Cache cleaner, or Ram Cleaner.
Advance SystemCare does the same and more for your PC.

  • It can clean unnecessary background apps which consumes RAM.
  • It cleans Useless registry files and deletes caches.
  • It reduces boot-times by blocking self-start of softwares at booting.
  • It analyses System errors and reinforces the OS.
  • And it blocks random extensions from changing your Browser’s Start Page and search engine.

6. Geek Uninstaller

Ever had stubborn programs refusing to uninstall? Or leaving behind Registry files, or sub-parts of same programs.

Geek Uninstaller will take care of it all for you.

It force removes programs, deletes folders, and registry inputs left behind by it but leaves the User files containing folders intact.

7. PotPlayer

Many of us uses VLC Media Player or KMPlayer for watching video files (specially mkv video files).

But the problem for using VLC Media Player would be its outdated looks and lagging fast-forward feature.

While KMPlayer used to be the best in the game, after its new update, it has become annoying with its popping side-bar Ads about its media library.

Hence, PotPlayer to the rescue.
  • PotPlayer is fast, sleek and so-far Ads free.

8. 7-Zip

While Win-Rar is the most commonly used Zip and RAR files extractor, owing to its infinite trial days, It can get quite terrible after few uses though, with its outdated design and Trial expiration Message pop-up.

Use 7-Zip, the best free Zip and Rar files extractor. It even has its own proprietary File compression format called “.7z”.

9. Driver Booster

Driver Booster is an essential software which updates the drivers of your hardware and lets you know as soon as the latest update is available.

It is cooked up by the same folks (IObit) behind the Advance System Care.

10. Avast Free Antivirus

Do I even need to stress the fact that you need a trusted Anti-Virus software to protect your PC?
  Avast is currently the best free Anti-Virus available according to test results from
AV-test.org. With,
  • 6.0/6.0 Protection Score 
  • 5.5/6.0 Performance Score
  • 5.5/6.0 Usability Score.

11. Sumatra PDF

Sumatra PDF is the best light-weight full-featured Alternative to the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is heavy on System Resources.

It is the best free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows.

And It is faster with insanely quick loading times.

12. Wise Auto-Shutdown

Well, as the name suggests, WAS shuts down your PC after a certain time (which you can configure easily).

13. Grabilla

Ever wondered that the default screenshot tool of Windows, the Snipping Tool, could use some extra features.

Well, Grabilla is exactly what you need, It can help you :

  • Capture as Animated GIFs
  • Scroll select Screenshots
  • Capturing screen videos.

14. Any Video Converter Free

Well, just as the name suggests, it converts one video format to other.
But, it also has a few tricks up its sleeves, like:

  • Cropping videos
  • Clipping videos
  • changing resolutions of video
  • Adding subtitles
  • Changing Audio track

15. EagleGet

How many times did it happen, that your downloads suddenly gets a network error which cancels your downloads and you have to start it again?

Well, EagleGet is a download manager designed to prevent just that.

  • It can also pause some non-pausable downloads. 
Besides, using a download manager to download large files is just faster than downloading it in your browser.

Do you know anyone else that would be benefited by this list? Feel free to share this to them.

And also feel free to share your favourite essential softwares in the comment section.

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