We recently shared a list of the best applications for Mac OS and were requested to post 4K Download’s recommended applications for Windows too. We are happy to recount our favorite programs and group them by categories. Try them all out!
For faster and easier work:
AutoHotkey will help you creating your own hotkeys by defining specific key combinations for your keyboard and mouse, remapping autocorrect replacements, along with keys and buttons as a whole. Notably, Autohotkey is an open-source scripting language for Windows OS aimed to let users creating scripts of any level of complexity for all kinds of tasks, including auto-clicking, form fillers, macros, etc. It’s in favor of both experienced developers and beginners for giving freedom to automate any desktop task, for AutoHotkey’s being small, fast, and beginner-friendly with its built-in help commands for new users.
KeePass ’ name is pretty self-explanatory - it’s an app that keeps passwords in one place. Instead of remembering multiple passwords to all your accounts, you can create and remember just one master-password that grants access to all of them. You can divide passwords to manageable groups and subgroups, as well as to pick an identifying icon for not only each group but even for each password. Password lists can be exported and imported in such formats as TXT, HTML, XML, CSV. KeePass is cross-platform, though it was created primary for Windows.
WindirStat is a viewer for disk usage statistics and a cleanup tool for your PC. This application was made to scan your disks, search and display the biggest folders, show which exact file types are taking up too much space, and clean all your disks from unneeded data.
Franz is a free crossplatform application that combines all popular chat services and messengers, currently including services like Telegram, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Slack, Google Hangouts, Skype, Facebook Messenger, etc. It’s a long-awaited solution for the people who hate ending up with a dozen of opened tabs, apps and chats when trying to communicate with family, friends, and colleagues.
Tweeten is a powerful Twitter application for PC, that has a lot in common with Twitter Inc official app, TweetDeck. Both applications help keeping track of all the things happening on Twitter on a beautiful, minimalistic and clean interface. Look through multiple timelines simultaneously, monitor your direct messages, notifications, activity and Twitter lists you created. Subscribe to interesting and trending topics, search and save GIFs, schedule tweets for later.
Readit is a well-crafted Reddit client for PC and any Windows device. Among a long list of features, Readit includes customizable theme, pretty interface, detailed personalized notifications, Imgur complete integration, ability to bookmark subreddits to start screen for easy access, and overall high performance.
For downloading audio and video:
is an application with a peer-to-peer file-sharing network. Each user is
welcome to share and download any files from others with open access.
Soulseek is mostly known for being specifically music-oriented application
that provides ability to get music of any kind - from the hottest radio
station tracks to rare underground releases. Nobody is leaving
4K Video Downloader
4K Video Downloader is the best downloader for both video and audio files from various services, including YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Tumblr, Dailymotion, Soundcloud, Flickr, etc. Supports such file formats as MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, MP3, M4A, OGG. Download single videos or playlists , get access to downloading subtitled videos, whole YouTube channels, massive playlists. Subscribe to YouTube channels within 4K Video Downloader and get freshly uploaded videos by favorite YouTubers downloaded automatically to your computer.
For playing music and videos:
Foobar is an advanced audio player for Windows. It’s freeware and supports the following formats: MP3, MP4, ACC, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, CD Audio, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND, etc. Foobar has converter component , advanced tagging capabilities , customizable user interface layout and keyboard shortcuts. It may take some time to get used to Foobar and its countless little useful features, but once you do, we are 100% sure you won’t get back to your previous audio player.
Media Classic Player
Media Classic Player was mentioned so many times in 4K Download blog, you probably already know that it’s our all time favorite video player for Windows. We cannot recommend it more, it has everything needed from being available in 42 languages and supporting all video and subtitle formats to containing numerous codecs, filters and custom toolbars. Download your favorite videos with 4K Video Downloader and watch them via Media Classic Player on your PC, enjoy high quality image and stunning sound !