Top 10 PC Software Tools

Software is collections of code that put the dumb hardware in your computer to smart use. These programs can accomplish everything from balancing your household budget to helping cure cancer.

Application software is designed to accomplish specific tasks based on user requests. Examples include word processors and web browsers.

1. Acronis Backup

Previously known as Acronis True Image, this cloud backup service is one of the most feature-rich out there. It boasts a clone disk feature that’s unique among other backup services, and offers antimalware and disaster recovery protection.

Businesses can use this solution to create a continuity plan and eliminate the need for multiple products to secure data loss patterns. It also provides secure cloud storage for business files.

2. Plex

Plex is a media server that lets you stream your own movies and TV, but it also connects to free and paid streaming services. It runs on a PC, NAS or NVIDIA Shield device.

The Discover feature offers a unified watchlist that searches across streaming services. Plex also enriches your personal library with descriptions, plot summaries and posters. It organizes TV shows into seasons and tracks what you’re watching.

3. Dropbox

Dropbox offers a suite of tools for collaboration, tracking content, and secure storage. It also includes eSignature templates and robust support functions.

Its web application looks a lot like File Explorer on Windows or Finder on macOS. It also has a desktop app that makes managing files and folders even easier.

You can select which files or folders you want to sync on a device using the Selective Sync feature. And the offline access is excellent.

4. LastPass

LastPass keeps all your passwords and accounts safe by storing them in an encrypted vault. It also generates strong passwords and fills them into login forms automatically.

The web vault and desktop apps offer intuitive interfaces, making it easy to add entries such as passwords, account usernames, notes, addresses and payment cards. The free tier offers a generous number of entries, while Premium and Families offer unlimited data storage.

5. Movavi Video Suite

Whether you are looking to edit, compress or convert your files, this suite has the tools you need. It has a premium dashboard that is well organized and easy to navigate.

The software includes features like animation through keyframes, green screen, pan and zoom and more. It also has a variety of audio editing tools including equalizer and noise removal. It also has a Chroma Key feature.

6. Noisli

Noisli is the perfect tool to make your study environment as pleasant and welcoming as possible. The app helps coders, programmers, bloggers, writers, students and translators concentrate during work and even mask tinnitus.

It’s available on web, as a Chrome extension and on mobile for iOS and Android, helping you find your digital place for focus regardless of where you are.

7. CrashPlan

CrashPlan hums along quietly in the background, backing up new and changed files every 15 minutes. It also enables continuous backup that can be configured to run every day.

Restoring files is easy from the desktop client or website. The app supports multiple recovery options, including a feature that removes deleted files from the backup set.

Code42 is based in the United States, which doesn’t have great laws protecting cloud privacy. The company encrypts your data during transmission and storage, but it doesn’t use zero-knowledge encryption.

8. Paragon Backup

Paragon is a disk imaging software tool with extra functionality for partition management. It has a long track record and good reputation.

It offers a complete system restore that brings back an operating system and applications with all settings in minutes. It also has features that allow restoring individual files and folders.

It can backup to external storage, CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs and to a secure hidden partition. It can even create a rescue media in case of an emergency!

9. WinOptimizer

A wide range of tools and modules to keep your PC running at its best. This includes the popular registry cleaner but also more advanced disk defrag, privacy elements that can disable Windows telemetry functions and SSD support.

Other features include Auto Clean that clears useless browser files, Live Tuner that optimizes apps at startup and Game Booster that shuts unimportant processes to improve games’ FPS.

10. Cortex

Cortex is a security platform loved by everyone from platform engineers to SREs, DevOps and security teams. It combines cloud, network and endpoint data to merge signals and logs for incident prevention, detection, analysis and response into one centralized platform.

Detect unusual activity across all system and event data by searching based on threat signatures, hashes, addresses or metadata. Speed up investigations with root cause analysis and automated responses to alerts.