Windows 11 is an upcoming major version of the Windows operating system developed by Microsoft. With tons of new updates in design as well as usability. It is also rumoured that Windows 11 will natively support Android Applications. The exact apps supported by the new OS are currently unknown. But here are a few recommendations to install that will surely run in the new Microsoft ecosystem.
Google Chrome is one of the best browsers in the market. It has cross-platform syncing that lets you open your desktop tabs on your phone and vice-versa. The performance is super-speedy, includes little conveniences like letting you instantly search Google for an image, and has a vast library of Chrome extensions that enhances the user experience on Windows 11.
Google Drive is the application one should install for all cloud storage solutions. It offers 15GB of free storage, which is shared across your Google account with Google Photos and Gmail too. It is super easy to share files with others, plus the service works well across Google’s productivity suite. Drive offers an app for every major platform, making it really easy to take your files anywhere. One can also purchase extra cloud storage with a monthly subscription fee.
Earlier one used to organise and arrange their collection of MP3 files that also took a large chunk of space in the PC/Laptop. The times have changed now, due to online music streaming services. The free plan of Spotify is ad-supported. There are quite a few plans available in the premium subscription for each choice of the user. Consumers can pick the plan that best suits them.
Many machines come with a lifetime MS Office suite licence when you buy your computer or laptop. But there are many that don’t get it or are not satisfied with Microsoft’s service. LibreOffice is a completely free alternative to it. It is a powerful office suite that includes alternatives to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and more. The developers churn out regular updates for users to have a smooth experience an will be suitable for your new Windows.
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Malwarebytes is specially targeted towards malware removal from your system. Malwarebytes provides real-time protection from malware and also scans your system continuously for suspicious files. For sudden attacks on your system, this software can be your go-to as it provides 14 days free trial with limited functionalities. Although even with limited functionalities it can easily save your under attack system. One can always buy a subscription after the 14 days expiration and pay extra for supporting up to 5 devices.
Many users love to play their Videos or Movies locally. VLC is a strong media player providing a large variety of format support i.e. MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3 and more. For other specific formats, the company provides external codex that can be installed. The company provides regular updates and the player is absolutely free since its release in the market.
Windows includes native support for simple zipped files, but anything beyond the basics requires a more powerful tool. A file extractor and compressor is a must-have in your system for any archived file you encounter. The application is lightweight and installs in seconds. The only problem with 7-Zip is that its interface looks a bit old. The UI is very basic and very retro. But, being free software, looks hardly matter till the time your job is being done.
Nowadays people use a lot of messaging services, which include mails as well as chatting services to get in touch with your work colleagues and friends. Sometimes it gets really difficult to manage all of them at once. That is the situation where Rambox shines. It lets you add accounts from dozens of popular messaging services, including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Telegram, Hangout (Google Chats now), Discord, Gmail and many more. The app simply adds a new tab for every service you use, letting you keep up with every group in one window and one can close each window at a time according to their convenience. Rambox is free with limited features and can be unlocked with a monthly subscription.
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With the rise in Internet dependency, one needs to open multiple accounts online. It gets really difficult to set a strong password for each site and remember it as well. Bitware is a secure service that creates good passwords for you and locks them behind one master password, which is the only one you have to remember. Users can add extensions on the browser as well, to make the software remember passwords for you online.The basic options are free to use, while one can always buy a subscription to add more people to the plan and get advanced features.
This application has the simple feature of capturing screenshots for you. The basic Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch apps only provide a barebones feature, so if you need something better ShareX is the best alternative. It is one of the most powerful screenshot tools With tons of capture methods, a built-in editor, the ability to run automated steps after you take a screenshot, and extra tools like a colour grabber and ruler. The best part of this application is that it is absolutely free.
These are the must-have applications in your PC or laptop with the new Microsoft Windows 11 install. These applications will save a lot of your time and increase one’s productivity. It will be exciting to see what other applications open up for Windows 11 when it is officially launched for all the consumers in the market on 5th of October, 2020.
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