Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection

 Internet, Email and Networking

Best Free Bittorrent Client for Windows

Product ScreenshotTixati -- Download | Review

Tixati is the top pick this year as it runs fast, offers a lot of information and the most appealing interface in a very efficient package, RAM and CPU wise. Tixati always seems to be in active development and the developers are receptive to users input. The wide variety of layout options are indicative of their responsiveness to users. Tixati has all the features that an average user wants”.

Related: Optimizing Tixati for Speed and Optimizing Bittorrent Clients

Learn more about Bittorrent here.

What's it for? - Bittorrent quickly became an important download format for its speed, efficiency, and cheapness in distributing content over the Internet.


Best Free Download Manager for Windows

Product ScreenshotEagleGet -- Download | Review

"Fastest in tests and its unmatched media detection and download capability make it an ideal choice."

What's it for? - There comes a time when you are downloading a large file and the download stops part of the way through. Specialized download managers like EagleGet will allow you to resume a download, start several concurrent download sessions, and dramatically improve download speed.


Best Free Email Client for Windows

Product ScreenshotMozilla Thunderbird -- Download | Review

"Intuitive user interface and highly customizable and expandable through add-ons. More secure than Outlook Express and, unlike the latter, is still being actively developed."

What's it for? - In addition to sending and receiving email, email programs like Thunderbird can manage your contacts and calendar, read news groups and RSS newsfeeds, and even integrate with various web-based mail systems like GMail and Hotmail.


Best Free FTP Client for Windows

Fire FTP -- Download | Review

"With a robust feature set, ease of use, and browser integration, FireFTP should serve the needs of all but the heaviest power user. FTP clients enable fast bulk file transfers; essential for website management."


Best Free HTML Editor for Windows

KompoZer -- Review

"Includes WYSIWYG editors for non-technical users who want to create an attractive web site, but also discusses HTML text editors for programmers or for anyone comfortable with coding raw HTML."


Best Free Wi-Fi Network Finder Utility for Windows

Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector -- Download | Review

"A Wi-Fi network finder helps mobile users see the available wireless networks in an area. It also helps you identify the strongest wireless signals and the SSID of an access point. For example, it may help you solve slow and unstable connections that are due to overlapping signals."


Best Free Password Manager or Web Form Filler for Windows

LastPass -- Download | Review

"LastPass is a one of a kind product. Most password managers are either online or software only. It is the combination of web service and software. With the web service you can access your data anywhere."


Best Free Remote Access Software for Windows

Product ScreenshotTeamviewer -- Download | Review

"Teamviewer is very reliable, allows both attended and unattended control and has great features. There is a portable version of the viewer if you want to use an application or they also have a web-based control site that requires no installation to remotely control computers."

What's it for? - Remotely administer another computer for off-site troubleshooting or for accessing your home PC while traveling.


Best Free Telnet/SSH Terminal Emulator for Windows

Dave's Telnet -- Download | Review

"Provides a telnet or SSH connection to UNIX like servers with a fast no-frills connection."


Best Free Web Browser for Windows

Product ScreenshotGoogle Chrome -- Download | Review

"The latest figures at StatCounter show that we have a new king in the browser market worldwide in terms of popularity. And with good reason as it offers the best mix of features, with broad extension support, of any of the browsers. Based on the open source WebKit engine and Google's V8 Javascipt engine, Google Chrome has emerged as one of the fastest browsers available across multiple benchmarks. It's also highly competitive in features and has ground breaking technology support."



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No review on AOMEI Backupper? I found it has very extensive feature for disk imaging software, plus it's free for personal and commercial use.

The product you posted has an overall poor WOT rating (Web Of Trust) and has been spammed here on numerous occasions therefore it will not be featured. MC - Site Manager.

My WOT icon still green when I visit the website. That's very unfortunate.. looks like a good program but I can't find any review of AOMEI Backupper from reputable website yet.

Oh I see.. I only see the WOT icon at the end of the link (I'm using WOT extension in Chrome), never actually roll over on it to see the details :)

Sometimes the WOT ratings can be manipulated maliciously by say rival vendors or fanboys of other products but this practice is not as widespread as the "knockers" of WOT would have you believe, and anyone so affected can have it rectified via dialogue with Web Of Trust. That said, we were inundated with Aomei spam here at one point which is no doubt where many of the adverse ratings stem from. MC - Site Manager.