Bytes: Some days back we wrote an article on “Must Have Windows Software/Applications You Should Install First – Part 1“. As you know with the title we are back with Part 2. So lets step through our Part 2. Some Apps/Software provided here are alternatives for the Part 1 Apps/Software.
1. Office Alternative: Libra Office
No Windows user should be without LibreOffice. It’s a completely free and powerful office suite that includes alternatives to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and more. Once you get used to a few small aesthetic differences from MS Office, you’ll be flying through your work with LibreOffice.
2. PC Cleaning: CCleaner
Over time, Windows builds up cruft and useless files that take up space. There’s only one tool you need in this category to keep your system lean and clean. CCleaner is our favorite disk cleaner and the foundation to a clean Windows 10 system, but it packs so many more useful features inside its toolkit.
Aside from cleaning the caches of all kinds of software, CCleaner lets you easily disable startup programs, find which files are taking up the most space, clean up your messy context menu, and create a quick text file of all installed programs.
3. Browser Alternative: Firefox Quantum
A month or so ago Firefox launched their new browser Firefox Quantum & according to Firefox it is 2x faster than Google Chrome. It also uses 30% less memory than Chrome.
Windows includes native support for some zipped files, but anything beyond the basics requires a more powerful tool. While these aren’t super exciting, they’re important for working with any kind of archived files you might encounter.
PeaZip or WinRar are great for your compression and extraction needs. Both are very attractive and user-friendly than their competition, and includes useful features like repairing damaged archives and converting their file formats.
5. Virtual Machine: Virtual Box
VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.
6. Torrent Client: uTorrent
Unlike many other torrent clients available, µTorrent does not eat away at valuable system resources; in fact, the program typically runs on approx. 6MB of memory. µTorrent is contained within a single executable file, smaller than 1 MB.
7. Storage Alternative: MEGA
MEGA is a great online storage platform. MEGA users immediately get 50 GB of free cloud storage space. There aren’t any ways to earn more free space with MEGA, so a pro account is needed if you want more.
8. Remote Access: TeamViewer
TeamViewer is the All-In-One Solution for Remote Access and Support over the Internet.
TeamViewer connects to any PC or server around the world within a few seconds. You can remote control your partner’s PC as if you were sitting right in front of it.