Windows Software

The Windows Email Apps That Truly Deliver

In a world where Gmail seems to dominate on home computers and mobile devices, and Outlook is the default for business, how much room is there for competitive email clients? Well, if you don't want to pay $70 a year to get the version of Microsoft Office that includes Outlook (or buy Outlook 2016 separately for $110), you can find several very respectable alternatives for much less, or even for free. Let's show you what they are.

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Topics: E-mail Software , Communications , Windows Software

Tags: Windows

Remove Unwanted Software with These Windows Uninstallers

Windows has a built-in app uninstallation tool, but it's notorious for leaving behind traces of a program, leading to digital clutter over time than can be hard to clean up. This has invited a host of third-party uninstallers to fix the problem, and here are the three that we'd recommend trying.

Windows software uninstaller FAQ

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Topics: Uninstallers , Utilities & Operating Systems , Windows Software

Tags: Windows

Put Some Zip in Your File Compression with These Windows Apps

When you need to create more storage space on your computer, you can delete a file or try to make it smaller. That's where file compression apps come in. They're also handy for collecting multiple files into one package, for sending a file to someone else, for password-protecting them, and for better organization. Here are the best file compression apps for Windows.

Windows file compression FAQ

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Topics: File Compression , Utilities & Operating Systems , Windows Software

Tags: Windows

Affordable CAD Software Alternatives to AutoCAD

CAD or computer-aided design software enhances design creation, modification, analysis, and optimization with increased speed and quality. Various 2D and 3D CAD Windows apps are used to explore ideas, render concepts, and simulate performance IRL, but AutoCAD, the original CAD software, is still the go-to CAD app for most Windows users.

CAD Software for Windows FAQs

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Topics: CAD Software , Graphic Design Software , Windows Software

Ace Your Audio Production with These Awesome Apps

If you've ever dreamed of a career in music, then you've probably toyed with home recording and music production software. The problem is, there are dozens of apps to choose from, and the best ones aren't cheap. Here are your three best options, sorted by price.

Windows audio production and recording software FAQ

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Topics: MP3 & Audio Software , Audio Production & Recording Software , Windows Software

Master Your Media With These Movie- and Music-Playing Apps

While streaming video and music has largely taken over from physical media and collections of MP3s and AVIs, offline media players still have their uses, especially when a fast Internet connection is either unavailable or prohibitively expensive. Here's the media playing software that will come to the rescue when you can't get on the wi-fis.

Windows media player software FAQ

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Topics: MP3 & Audio Software , Windows Software , Media Players

Our Editors Test These 4 Webcam Apps So You Don't Have To

Most laptops these days comes with a built-in webcam, and you can get a solid standalone webcam for less than $50 from Amazon or your local big-box electronics store. All of them come with software that will do the basics, but there's a whole world of apps out there that will do things that the basic software can only dream of. Here's the cream of the crop.

Windows Webcam Software FAQ

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Topics: Communications , Webcam Software , Windows Software

Capture Your Screen for YouTube Videos and Tutorials

You can make decent money from recording yourself playing a video game, a musical instrument, or sometimes from creating popular video tutorials and uploading them to YouTube. Or maybe you have a special talent that you've been dying to show the world. With these desktop recording and editing tools, now is your time to shine.

Windows Video Capture Software FAQ

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Topics: Video Software , Video Capture Software , Windows Software

Edit Your Images Like a Pro With These Photo-Editing Apps

Don't settle for Microsoft Paint. It's gotten better over the years, but you and your photos (which we're sure are amazing) deserve better. The good news is that you don't have to break the bank, or even spend any money at all, to find better options. Let's show you what they are.

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Topics: Digital Photo Software , Windows Software , Photo Editors

Get the File Manager You Didn't Know You Needed

Searching for files and navigating through folders is something that most Windows users do every day, yet they may not be aware that there are better ways to do than the default tools provided by Microsoft. It turns out that you can get all kinds file managers aside from Windows Explorer, some with features you didn't even know you wanted. Here are three popular choices that we'd recommend.

Windows File Manager FAQ

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Topics: File Management , Utilities & Operating Systems , Windows Software