Just as Apple and Google always present lists with the best valued applications in their operating systems (Android and iOS), microsoft has not been left behind and also has revealed which are the best apps that can be found in Windows 10 and 11. Best of all, they are free.
In this list there are surely apps that you did not know, but you will discover how useful they can be. It should be noted that you may be surprised by their quality and also by the customization or productivity options that are presented.
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In this section we find many options that are focused on automating tasks, diagnosing problems, recording screen usage, and even navigating drivers.
The application that stands out the most is ShareX, a free open source program that allows you to capture the area of a screen and share it with the press of a key. All of these images can be opened in an image editor for later saving.
On the other hand, Speedtest also stands out. This software measures internet speed. It offers the possibility of doing a test of the upload and download speed, as well as the ping. Ideal to know if your internet is presenting a problem or not.
Another very important activity when using a computer is file management. For this reason, there is a wide variety of options on the web to help with this task. As a recommended alternative to find Files App, which has a design very similar to the native Windows file explorer, but enriched by being able to detect those functions that are not by default.
In second place is Rufus, a tool designed to create a bootable USB with specific programs. Rufus’ function is to create bootable USB. With it you can do various things, such as creating installation media for other operating systems using their ISO images. You can also plug the operating system into the USB to work with it on any computer that doesn’t have it, and even burn data to update a PC’s firmware or BIOS from DOS.
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Windows is a platform that is aimed at anyone being able to innovate with it. This translates to different parts of the user interface being modified. In order to make this change in the first place, there is Auto Dark Mode, a program that allows you to switch between the dark and light themes automatically between times that are chosen.
Another recommended option is EarTrumpet, software that takes the management of the operating system’s native sound levels to the next level. Clicking on this application in the task bar shows all the running applications to adjust the sound levels of each of them.
In addition to the aforementioned applications, it is also worth mentioning that in the Windows Store it is possible to find alternatives focused on 2D and 3D graphic design, music file generators or video editors.
And of course, among the featured programs from Microsoft, entertainment apps are also highlighted in different forms, such as audio and video.