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5 Free Windows Apps You’ll Love Using on Your Windows PC

By on June 13, 2020 0

You already know how many third-party programs such as photo editors, games, and productivity tools are available for PCs. Many of these programs can enhance your computer and open up enhanced features.

What you might not know is that many of the most useful programs don’t cost a penny to use or download. Tap or click here for a free registry cleaner.

To help you get started with supercharging your PC, we’ve compiled some of our favorite utilities and apps that make using Windows more productive and fun.

Cold Turkey

Facebook can be a tough habit to break, especially when work is at stake. Everyone does it, so rather than trying and failing to ditch the platform when important work needs to be done, you can trust an app that blocks you without any exceptions.

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Cold Turkey is designed to block distracting web content and is perfect for writers, freelancers, and anyone interested in taking a break from social media. Simply set how long you want to block a platform, enter the web address and start the clock.

Nothing, not even resetting your computer, will stop blocking from working. Quite the handy tool for those of us with short attention spans.

Cold Turkey is compatible with Windows 7-10 and can be downloaded for free. There is also a “Pro” version with additional features such as passwords, breaks and daily time limits.

Mouse Without Borders

If you use multiple computers for work, you already know the pain of managing products on multiple systems. Now you can control all your computers from a single mouse and keyboard with Mouse Without Borders.

Right off the bat, you’ll not only have access to each workstation from a single location, but you’ll even be able to drag and drop files across multiple computers. It’s a multitasker’s dream come true!

Mouse with Borders is compatible with Windows 7 through Windows 10, but you’ll need to install it on each system you plan to use it with.

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator

Do you ever regret that you often have shortcuts for what you do on your computer? Some commands require complex key combinations that are hard to remember, but Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator lets you adjust their function and remap your keyboard.

You can even specify symbols and special characters for each key, so you can access complex symbols with a single keystroke. This program was originally designed for older versions of Windows, but its functions are fully supported up to Windows 10.

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Many Windows users felt a pang of jealousy when they saw some of the default photo apps that come with Macs. But don’t worry, Microsoft hasn’t let you down.

With Microsoft Photos, you can easily import your photos and videos from any device and edit them with an assortment of handy tools. Plus, you can easily share your photos and slideshows with family members and loved ones using the built-in share button.

Skype

If you haven’t used Skype yet, it’s one of the easiest and most used conference call apps on the web. Zoom is getting all the attention now that everyone is working from home, but Skype remains a worthy contender.

Make free calls to family members and loved ones with Skype and send media like photos and videos. You can even create a group call where multiple users can see each other. It’s a great way to keep in touch with the people who matter.

But keep in mind that Microsoft has admitted to analyzing some call recordings using the program’s translation features. So if you have something sensitive to say, you might want to say it in English. Tap or click here to learn more about recordings.

Skype is compatible with all modern versions of Windows and receives regular support and updates directly from Microsoft.