Best programs to Install On Windows 10

There are some programs which you might need to have on your computer. Most of the listed software’s are lightweight and won’t affect the Windows 10 operating system. Use your decision when using software listed below. Make sure to download them from the links attached to each of them. Some of the tools can also be downloaded and installed using Ninite (a trusted tool to download apps without any kind of junk or bolt). Apps that are available using ninite: 1, 3, 10, 12, 13.

Part 1. Essential windows programs.

1. Google Chrome

Windows 10 comes preloaded with 2 web browsers, the nightmare Internet Explorer (you can get rid of it) and the Edge browser which is somewhat a battery saver compared to other web browsers. While its a big world with their own opinions, so we love Google Chrome for a reason, while it can be a RAM and battery hunger but its stability and security is what comes first in mind.


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2. Disk Defrag | Consolidate Hard Drive

From a long time a built-in tool “disk defragmenter” has its place in Windows operating system. Disk Defrag is a promising and advanced tool to defragment and consolidate your hard drives. The program really does the job; there is also options to optimize SSD, if you got one on your computer.

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3. F.Lux | Save your eyes

There is no substitute when you want to reduce eye strain. Now it’s also available for android operating system based devices. It got full support of Windows 10 operating system.

F.lux

4. Internet Download Manager

You must have been using it. I just wanted to make the IDM to this list, seems I just did.

5. NetBalancer – See and Control Speed

Show and control what is using your internet speed and how much, restrict them, prioritize or limit the download/upload speed. Since svchost is there in Windows 10 which deals with background services which are internet hunger, you could control or limit the speed of any process that is using your Internet bandwidth more than you did not want them to.

NetBalancer – See and Control Speed

6. Notebook Fan Control

When you want to control your computers fan speed, NBFC is a great tool for that. You increase the fan speed to cool down your computer’s CPU faster, or can decrease the fan speed to save some battery (though, why would you do that).

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7. Notepad++

Better than the typical Windows notepad application which is fully supported to view or edit all kind text-based files. Though it offers vast numbers of customization options so, you can adopt to it while keeping your preference.

Notepad++ 

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9. Paint.Net

Lightweight and advanced than the built-in paint application in Windows. It has so many options, obviously not more than photoshop or gimp, but all the basic and useful features. Also, has support for editing transparent image (.png files).

You can download an original software using the ninite website, Because if you try to download from the official site, you might end up having a bloatware or toolbar on your computer.

10. Reddit wallpaper changer

This tiny wallpaper changer tool fetches wallpapers from Reddit subreddit and set them as your desktop wallpaper automatically.

Automatically Change Wallpapers on PC with Reddit Wallpapers Changer

via Reddit.

11. RIOT | Image Compressor

A standalone program to compress images files on your computer. It can batch compress, resize images files and got pretty much customization so you can get awesome result while the images stay the same with a lot less file size.

12. Screen Off v2

This tiny software can turn off your computer’s screen instantly without going into sleep mode. You can Pin this app’s shortcut to the taskbar to easily turn off screen. There is also a setting in Windows 10 which can be set to minimum to 1 minute before your computer’s screen goes off. But 60 are can be much in some instances, and there this tool can be handy.

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13. Teamviewer

The all new team viewer can solve all your screen mirroring and control other computers very easy. With it you can access other computers and interact with them like your computer. File transfer are also available. Its basically a remote control software just the Chrome remote control tool which is the best to control all your personal devices remotely.

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14. The Renamer

Another tool for TV shows fan, and this software can rename all the weird looking episodes file into readable. For example, this tool can turn “SHOW.S01E01.x265.Mkv” into “SHOW – S01E01 Episode Name” and you can change the rename settings as per your wish, like “SHOW E01 – Episode Name”.

15. VLC: Video Player

Use PotPlayer if you’re already using this, KMPLAYER is also a good video player.

16. Winrar

Windows 10 can deal nicely with the “.Zip file format”, but in case you have to deal with other archive or compression formats, Winrar should be in your house. But since alternatives are available 7zip is another fine archive file handler tool.

17. Xion: Audio Player

If you don’t depend on the internet to listen to songs, there is probably tons of songs in your computer’s hard drive. Since Windows 10 comes with 2 inbuilt music players “Groove player and Windows media player” and they are actually good and can deal with all of your songs. Xion is a light and tiny music player app that doesn’t need much attention, and it does what a music app should do, add songs to it and shuffle them. Xion can also use custom Skins if you’d like to you can find and download them here.

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18, 19 and 20th. You choose, and we’ll list here.


Check out the best and essential software to use in Windows 10, and our app directory often.

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