Hi Guys…!!!… I am here to discuss about Best Windows 10 Apps You Should Use in your PC. So, let’s get started……..
Well there is no shortage of apps when it comes to Windows but finding fresh apps isn’t that easy.
So here is a list of Best Windows 10 Apps You Should Use and spoilers all of them are free.
Best Windows 10 Apps You Should Use
The first app we have here is a FRANZ cool name by the way.
What it lets you do is group a range of messaging apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Slack, Gmail into one single screen.
So instead of opening five applications I just have to open one with all my apps inside.
What I like about the app apart from that it’s free is that the interface of the services running inside it remains the same.
And you have to spend zero time to understand because the UI is the same.
And if you are wondering no it doesn’t see anything you send or receive.
The caveat though is France will nudge you to upgrade to premium version by making you wait a few seconds from time to time.
Of course you can remove this delay with a four euro subscription.
A spotlight alternative for Windows is an app launcher to help you quickly find files and folders.
I can go ahead and search apps Google queries perform calculations open URLs box can’t do that but maybe you should.
Hitting an all space triggers the app from any screen.
There are tons of possibilities with this app.
But my favorite thing about the box is the third-party plugin support.
So you can do everything from searching YouTube to translating languages right from your launcher.
My favorite one is a plug-in called everything and the file search is so smooth that nothing comes close to that.
You will get instantaneous results as you type I believe Microsoft should offer everything natively as well.
The next one is sound switch sounds which lets you switch between Bluetooth devices just by using a hotkey.
Suppose you have your Bluetooth speaker and headphone both connected to your computer.
Now you want to switch the audio output from the headphone to the speaker.
It takes several steps to do that in Windows.
With sound switch all I have to do is press ctrl alt + f11 and you can effortlessly switch between the audio devices.
If you install a buggy application then mostly the solution is to uninstall the app or at times even format your system.
One easy way to fix that is by using a small utility called SAND BOXIE.
Consider it like a virtual machine but barely eats any system resources.
It creates a virtual environment for you to run apps within it.
Now the app can not harm any files and we’ll have to use resources granted to sandbox see only.
You can run any app inside SAND BOXIE see it’s as simple as right-clicking the app and choosing a run SAND BOXIE.
If the app creates any mess then you can close sandbox see anytime and you’re back to good.
The app has few books and you will see a pop-up now and then which you can ignore.
The free version allows you to run one sandbox environment at a time in case you want to run two environments simultaneously you better upgrade it costs $21.00 annually.
Every time I format my computer I have to install the same set of apps like Chrome VLC Photoshop etc.
Now some of you might be using the knight for this when you click the programs you want it creates one installation file to install all of your selected programs that save you a lot of time.
But chocolaty here goes one step further than denied.
It is a package manager where you can not only install apps but also update anyone and install them.
For example after Windows install if I want to install Chrome Skype and VLC etc.
I will install chocolaty and go to the command prompt right-click on it and select run as administrator.
Then type in Chaco install Google Chrome and hit enter.
Similarly choco install VLC on another command prompt and so on.
Chocolaty is free do try it out.
Talking about multitasking I forget my password account number or is a useful stuff.
So noting noun things is a habit I have developed with the time you have the inbuilt sticky notes for that in Windows.
But it has its problem and I mean a lot of problems.
I switch to simple sticky notes the best thing is the hotkeys.
I can quickly hide them show them pin a sticky delete recover like I’m so used to this stuff.
I want one on my phone as well.
Ever wondered what are you gonna do with two shift keys to control keys and the caps lock button pretty useless.
So here is an app called SHARP KEYS which lets you remap these keys to a different action.
For instance I have mapped my caps lock key to open the calculator.
And pressing the right Alt key will open my computer.
This can also be achieved manually by editing the registry key entries but too many manual efforts you know.
Talking about manual effort editing or converting a PDF is a task in itself.
Adobe PDF Reader is free to use but it lets you only read the pdfs.
One workaround is to use PDF escape a free online PDF editor which is good.
But it requires an internet connection.
A better alternative I am using is SEJDA PDF DESKTOP.
It lets you edit PDFs convert them to a word file, excel sheet and the list of features goes on.
You can add text and forms in the existing PDFs.
Well yes the app is free and no you don’t get any watermark.
But the limit for the free variant is three PDFs a day with 200 pages each.
Another Android emulator boring wait hear me out.
Nox not only lets you run Android apps on PC like BlueStacks.
But gives you root access as well you don’t have to go through the tedious process of routing ADB console super su it’s just there.
One-click and you can use all the root applications.
Overall you get a different experience of playing a game with the help of a mouse and a huge screen and root feature is just a bonus.
It lets you create multiple instances of the emulator and it helps me out as I don’t have to switch to a rooted app to test the applications.
The only problem is Nox runs on Android for a lollipop.
You should try this one if you didn’t already know Plex is a media server app.
Simply speaking it lets you serve your music and movies to multiple devices.
All you have to do is choose a device to be the server which obviously should be a computer as the device needs to be connected to the Internet and powered on all the time.
Now from this computer, you can host movies film photos and this will be available on all of your devices.
But what I use it for is to watch my favorite shows and movies on firestick using the plex app.
Plex supports every device that you can imagine the only caveat is that your computer needs to be connected to the internet all the time.
You can remove this restriction by getting Plex premium prices to start at $5 per month.
And on that note I am out with the guys to catch a movie till then let me know which of the apps are using from this list and if I have missed out any of your favorites.