So, you’ve installed the latest version of Windows 10. (Review here) The operating system comes with very few programs installed on it. In this list I’m going to give you the 6 best free apps for Windows 10 that should get you up and running. All these programs are free.
6. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
The name is self-explanatory. If you don’t know what malware is, Malware is a piece of software designed to corrupt of damage your computer. Malwarebytes is a free program that scans your computer to see if any malware is hidden within. If it detects it, it will remove it. This keeps your PC running smooth. Available here.
5. AVG Anti-Virus
This is similar to the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, but this stops viruses entering your PC by advising you that some “potentially dangerous software” has been detected. It usually runs after you download a program and try to install it by scanning it beforehand. Personally, I use these two programs as my defence system against viruses and so on. They both used together are powerful. Available here.
CCleaner is one of my favourite tools. It cleans up the registry and can uninstalls those hard to uninstall programs. It can also save you some disk space by removing all your temporary internet files, internet passwords, auto-fill data and so on. I run this program once a week to check for registry errors. I feel, once I keep on top of my registry, my PC runs smoother and faster for longer. Available here.
I know Microsoft have a cloud platform called One Drive, but I prefer Dropbox. Dropbox is totally free and although it has small storage space at the start it allows you to do tasks to increase your storage, e.g. share on social media, invite your friends to use Dropbox, install on your phone. Dropbox allows you to access files from where ever you are in the world at any time. Available here.
LibreOffice is almost a carbon copy of the Microsoft Office Suite, e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel etc. The only real difference is that Microsoft Office can cost you $70 and LibreOffice costs you $0. The LibreOffice suite is just as good, if not better than its competitors. For all your document needs LibreOffice has you covered. You can write documents, create spreadsheets, create and display power-points and the list goes on. Available here.
1. Google Chrome
I know Microsoft have improved the OEM browser that comes with Windows 10 and it does look good, but I think Google Chrome is still a superior browser. Google Chrome is fast, swift, easy to use and looks great. As most of us have Google accounts e.g. Gmail, YouTube etc, Google Chrome allows you to efficiently access these sites and automatically log you in with only a few clicks. In my opinion Google Chrome is the best(fastest) browser followed second by Mozilla Firefox. Google Chrome is available here.