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What are the best Windows Apps?

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    Amalia Martínez
    Written on September 20, 2017
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      Microsoft Word
      Apps

      iOS, Android, Web, Windows, Mac

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Ann Oliver
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "When it comes to word processors, nothing can come close to Microsoft Word. It has long been the industry standard for editing and creating documents and the awards and the usage share are a proof of that. Other word processing apps are all either clones or way inferior than Microsoft's offering."
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      Ann Oliver
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "When it comes to word processors, nothing can come close to Microsoft Word. It has long been the industry standard for editing and creating documents and the awards and the usage share are a proof of that. Other word processing apps are all either clones or way inferior than Microsoft's offering."
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      Cindy Lu
      Written on October 18, 2017
      "The app works much like the desktop version of Word. If you happen to like Word and its built-in clunkiness and problems, then this should be just what you are looking for. It is not an improvement though."
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      Matthew Robinson
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "VLC media player can play any video codec known to man and if for some reason it can't, you can find a plugin that will work with the video codec"
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      Matthew Robinson
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "VLC media player can play any video codec known to man and if for some reason it can't, you can find a plugin that will work with the video codec"
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      Alan Burton
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "VLC media player is the most stable web player period. Nothing compares to the stability and the many options that the VLC player has, it play's audio streams, video streams and it even plays network streams without a hiccup. VLC supports various codecs and it also plays your burnt DVD's."
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      Kyle Berry
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "There are a lot of really useful apps available for Windows, so no matter what your needs are, you will probably find something that is useful to you. Adobe Acrobat Reader is one of the most useful apps, as it lets you read and manage PDF files. However, if you are someone who does not frequently need to view or edit PDF files, you are better off looking elsewhere."
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      Kyle Berry
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "There are a lot of really useful apps available for Windows, so no matter what your needs are, you will probably find something that is useful to you. Adobe Acrobat Reader is one of the most useful apps, as it lets you read and manage PDF files. However, if you are someone who does not frequently need to view or edit PDF files, you are better off looking elsewhere."
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      Chen Yao
      Written on November 1, 2017
      "Adobe Acrobat Reader is a must have for any computer user in my opinion. If you are a heavy PDF user i highly recommend you get it immediately. You'll thank me later."
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      Rebecca Ross
      Written on November 2, 2017
      "Microsoft Excel will always be one of the best apps for Windows. I use it for many tasks, and I appreciate the fact that it is used almost universally by Windows users. I love Microsoft Excel."
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      Rebecca Ross
      Written on November 2, 2017
      "Microsoft Excel will always be one of the best apps for Windows. I use it for many tasks, and I appreciate the fact that it is used almost universally by Windows users. I love Microsoft Excel."
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      William Davidson
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "What can I say about it? It's the same Excel as it ever was. Age-old standard for scholastic and industry work."
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      Johnny Stanley
      Written on November 29, 2017
      "OneDrive definitely my go-to in order to save my files and photos, and sharing them to people. Starting it up and learning how to use the program was very simple, and it's something that people who are not technologically gifted can learn at ease as well. I am very impressed and will continue using them!"
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      Johnny Stanley
      Written on November 29, 2017
      "OneDrive definitely my go-to in order to save my files and photos, and sharing them to people. Starting it up and learning how to use the program was very simple, and it's something that people who are not technologically gifted can learn at ease as well. I am very impressed and will continue using them!"
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      Saúl Meléndez
      Written on October 18, 2017
      "Microsoft OneDrive is a necessity if you use more than one computer. Access your files on and device and any computer. Handy when traveling or having different setups between work and home."
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      Ethan Roberts
      Written on November 18, 2017
      "This is pretty much the top dog in the photo editing category for many years, and for good reason. There is definitely a steep learning curve to master this software. But if you put in the time, you can make legit professional-level presentations."
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      Ethan Roberts
      Written on November 18, 2017
      "This is pretty much the top dog in the photo editing category for many years, and for good reason. There is definitely a steep learning curve to master this software. But if you put in the time, you can make legit professional-level presentations."
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      Kevin Johnson
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "It has never been easier to create beautiful photos but with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018,am able to edit them and create stunning photos which am able to share them with my friends and their beauty amazes me."
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      Lilia May
      Written on October 14, 2017
      "I've used adobe photoshop since the first version that came out way back when. The newest version is the best there is. There are so many things you get to do with it, whether you're an amateur or professional."
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      Shreya Yadav
      Written on November 11, 2017
      "When I told my 65 year old mother about this app, she knew she had to try it out. Three days later she came back to me showing me a short 30 second clip she made from hand-drawn animations. I was so proud and impressed."
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      Shreya Yadav
      Written on November 11, 2017
      "When I told my 65 year old mother about this app, she knew she had to try it out. Three days later she came back to me showing me a short 30 second clip she made from hand-drawn animations. I was so proud and impressed."
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      Rachel Crawford
      Written on October 17, 2017
      "This is one of the programs I use the most on my windows machine. Very easy and has some great effects. I wish Microsoft hadn't discontinued it."
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      Laura Rice
      Written on October 20, 2017
      "I love windows powerpoint because I can make great presentations. Now that it is in a app I can get the information the phone which makes it so convenient and user friendly."
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      Laura Rice
      Written on October 20, 2017
      "I love windows powerpoint because I can make great presentations. Now that it is in a app I can get the information the phone which makes it so convenient and user friendly."
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      Brandon Valdez
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "This is a very high profile application and very well-known. However, this app is not for Windows, but is an Android app, so it does not fit this search criteria."
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      Adobe Premiere Pro CC
      Software

      Other Platform

      Free - Varies by plan

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      George Han
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "A great program by a great company. I use Adobe Premiere constantly while editing videos for my webpage and for family members who request it. The Creative Cloud solves the problem of having to buy an expensive product. Adobe Premiere CC is one of the best windows apps for editing videos that I've used."
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      George Han
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "A great program by a great company. I use Adobe Premiere constantly while editing videos for my webpage and for family members who request it. The Creative Cloud solves the problem of having to buy an expensive product. Adobe Premiere CC is one of the best windows apps for editing videos that I've used."
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      Albert Walters
      Written on October 20, 2017
      "I honestly feel like this is a good step forward for Adobe products instead of having to spend ridiculous amounts of money for a video editing software you can do this on a monthly basis"
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      Lisa Nichols
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "This app is designed for iPad, and is only available for Apple products. It is a photo editor with capabilities for saving to Adobe Creative Cloud. The only unique function of this app is the ability for advanced edits, including a tone curve for adjusting color, exposure, tone and contrast. There is an in-app purchase that will unlock the premium features."
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      Lisa Nichols
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "This app is designed for iPad, and is only available for Apple products. It is a photo editor with capabilities for saving to Adobe Creative Cloud. The only unique function of this app is the ability for advanced edits, including a tone curve for adjusting color, exposure, tone and contrast. There is an in-app purchase that will unlock the premium features."
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      Olivia Curtis
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "I think this is a great idea for an app, however, it may be hard or a less functional working on an ipad since the screen is small. However, it would be more convenient. I'm kind of in between with this app. It's not a bad idea but not the perfect idea either. I guess it just depends on the individual who uses it or what their needs are."
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      Elizabeth Jordan
      Written on October 18, 2017
      "If you are looking for a Windows App to play all kinds of media, including music, movies, and even viewing slideshows and pictures, then Windows Media Play is an excellent all-around choice. It plays most types of video files--although not all of them, so if you tend to use more niche/specialized types of video it might not work--and easily plays music, movies and more. It is very easy to use and is definitely the best Windows app for playing media. However, if you're using Windows Media Player 12, you'll need to do some workarounds to add the ability to watch DVDs. This is a bit of a chore and I wish it was automatically included in the program. The program can also burn music to CDs and sync with certain types of audio/mp3 players, but it's not compatible with certain popular mp3 players like iPhones, so this may be a problem if you tend to use Apple products."
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      Elizabeth Jordan
      Written on October 18, 2017
      "If you are looking for a Windows App to play all kinds of media, including music, movies, and even viewing slideshows and pictures, then Windows Media Play is an excellent all-around choice. It plays most types of video files--although not all of them, so if you tend to use more niche/specialized types of video it might not work--and easily plays music, movies and more. It is very easy to use and is definitely the best Windows app for playing media. However, if you're using Windows Media Player 12, you'll need to do some workarounds to add the ability to watch DVDs. This is a bit of a chore and I wish it was automatically included in the program. The program can also burn music to CDs and sync with certain types of audio/mp3 players, but it's not compatible with certain popular mp3 players like iPhones, so this may be a problem if you tend to use Apple products."
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      Edward Washington
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "It is no surprise that Windows Media Player is still the best media player out there. For years now I have used it to catalog and play various types of media. It is extremely easy to use, even for those of United States that aren't technically inclined."
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      Brandon Carpenter
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "Microsoft Office is a staple to have for both work and school. It includes everything you need to edit word documents, make presentations, and more. I can't imagine working without it."
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      Brandon Carpenter
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "Microsoft Office is a staple to have for both work and school. It includes everything you need to edit word documents, make presentations, and more. I can't imagine working without it."
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      Albert Jones
      Written on June 14, 2018
      "one of the best since it was made"
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      José Antonio Villanueva
      Written on October 19, 2017
      "One of my favorite software apps on Windows is Adobe Audition. I have always loved creating audio and video content and Adobe Audition provides all the tools necessary to create topnotch content. I think that the best thing about Adobe Audition is all the tutorials and workshop available from Adobe which help you learn how to be more proficient with this app."
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      José Antonio Villanueva
      Written on October 19, 2017
      "One of my favorite software apps on Windows is Adobe Audition. I have always loved creating audio and video content and Adobe Audition provides all the tools necessary to create topnotch content. I think that the best thing about Adobe Audition is all the tutorials and workshop available from Adobe which help you learn how to be more proficient with this app."
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      Denise Mitchell
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "I was looking for a music app to run on my windows laptop, I stumbled across Adobe Audition. They had a free trial available and I downloaded, oh my goodness let me tell you, this app is really amazing. I was able to edit and mix audio and even record. I was having so much fun, it was better than getting a new video game."
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      Adobe Acrobat
      Software

      Windows

      $14.99 - 1 year. Free trial available

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      Christina Mendoza
      Written on October 19, 2017
      "Adobe Acrobat is one of the Adobe products that isn't that bad. It's the best way to be able to make a form in to a pdf so that you can mark in it, like a signature, and send it back to the recipient. Not having a scanner or a printer or a fax machine, and preferring to deal with everything electronically, I've used this product several times over the years to do just that. I don't particularly like Adobe products in general, but this is a good one to have."
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      Christina Mendoza
      Written on October 19, 2017
      "Adobe Acrobat is one of the Adobe products that isn't that bad. It's the best way to be able to make a form in to a pdf so that you can mark in it, like a signature, and send it back to the recipient. Not having a scanner or a printer or a fax machine, and preferring to deal with everything electronically, I've used this product several times over the years to do just that. I don't particularly like Adobe products in general, but this is a good one to have."
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      Samuel Soto
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "Adobe acrobat has adopted a cloud subscription model that makes this PDF editor more affordable. There are three basic components: Acrobat DC, in which I perform editing functions, Adobe Document Cloud, which allows me to create and export files, and Acrobat Reader DC, which gives me the opportunity to read or print PDFs."
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      Rigoberto Villarreal
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "It's a pretty good windows app but I don't think I'd classify it as one of the best."
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      Felipe Aguirre
      Written on October 24, 2017
      "Adobe Illustrator CC is one of the best windows apps you can get if you are a graphics editor. This program has a ton of features that makes it very easy to make your ideas come to life. This program comes with a cloud service making it very easy to save your creations."
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      Felipe Aguirre
      Written on October 24, 2017
      "Adobe Illustrator CC is one of the best windows apps you can get if you are a graphics editor. This program has a ton of features that makes it very easy to make your ideas come to life. This program comes with a cloud service making it very easy to save your creations."
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      Jorge Alberto Escobar
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "Adobe Illustrator is a must of any designer! It's a great program for anyone and it works on any platform!"
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      Isidro Martínez
      Written on October 19, 2017
      "this app basically combines live motion capture with a recording system to create and control characters drawn on Photoshop or Illustrator. It is a fun and interesting app but certainly not a necessity or one of the best Windows Apps. Indeed Photoshop, Dropbox, Twitter and Steam are all likely to be used more"
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      Isidro Martínez
      Written on October 19, 2017
      "this app basically combines live motion capture with a recording system to create and control characters drawn on Photoshop or Illustrator. It is a fun and interesting app but certainly not a necessity or one of the best Windows Apps. Indeed Photoshop, Dropbox, Twitter and Steam are all likely to be used more"
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      Agustín de la Rosa
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "Not a big fan of the price but a big of the app, if it was a little more reasonable i would purchase but at 49.99 i cant see myself buying it. If i can give some advice to the devs i would say 29.99 is the sweet spot and i would not hesitate to purchase."
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      Christine Valdez
      Written on October 21, 2017
      "Are you a creator who's used to doing everything on a Mac because, hey, that's the industry standard? Well with the Creative Cloud from Adobe, you can use After Effects on your Windows machine at home. Yes, hell has finally frozen over. This program isn't for the lightweight want-to-see-if-you-can-make-it-on-YouTube. This is a serious program used in the industry, so I recommend you really understand it and commit to it before making this jump."
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      Christine Valdez
      Written on October 21, 2017
      "Are you a creator who's used to doing everything on a Mac because, hey, that's the industry standard? Well with the Creative Cloud from Adobe, you can use After Effects on your Windows machine at home. Yes, hell has finally frozen over. This program isn't for the lightweight want-to-see-if-you-can-make-it-on-YouTube. This is a serious program used in the industry, so I recommend you really understand it and commit to it before making this jump."
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      Beverly Harris
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "This was a good window app. It helped me be creative and add great visual effects to my videos."
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      Divya Tata
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "Multimedia has become increasingly important on social media. I like to create beautiful content and inspiring media for my followers and the Adobe Spark app lets me do that. In minutes I can add text to a photo and speciality graphics to create an inspirational quote or funny meme. There is also a a way to create a video story with music which is fun."
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      Divya Tata
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "Multimedia has become increasingly important on social media. I like to create beautiful content and inspiring media for my followers and the Adobe Spark app lets me do that. In minutes I can add text to a photo and speciality graphics to create an inspirational quote or funny meme. There is also a a way to create a video story with music which is fun."
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      John Castillo
      Written on October 26, 2017
      "What are the best Windows Apps? ADOBE Spark is your answer."
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      Jose Jordan
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "I've downloaded Air Iphone for Windows and found it to be one of the best windows apps that I have ever used. It's very comprehensive and does everything that I could want it to do!"
      JJ
      Jose Jordan
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "I've downloaded Air Iphone for Windows and found it to be one of the best windows apps that I have ever used. It's very comprehensive and does everything that I could want it to do!"
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      Lawrence Newman
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "this app is meant to mimic the iPhone GUI. Why anyone would want to do that in Windows, I do not know. It is not a very useful app."
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      Carl Gutierrez
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "If you want to use windows but are hooked on iphone layout and design then this is your answer!"
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      Gerald Marshall
      Written on October 18, 2017
      "This is a great Windows app for developers to test iPhone apps with."
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      Divvy
      Software

      Windows

      $13.99 - With Free Trial.

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      Ann Shaw
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "Divvy is a really innovative app that I haven't seen anywhere else. It's honestly changed my productivity level so much and I'm able to get things done more efficiently. I also don't feel as stressed because I'm not clicking back and forth from tab to tab a million times. It's really one of the best Windows apps I have!"
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      Ann Shaw
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "Divvy is a really innovative app that I haven't seen anywhere else. It's honestly changed my productivity level so much and I'm able to get things done more efficiently. I also don't feel as stressed because I'm not clicking back and forth from tab to tab a million times. It's really one of the best Windows apps I have!"
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      Brandon Cruz
      Written on October 14, 2017
      "I always use two screens when I'm on desktop. Using Divvy makes things much easier because it allows me to adjust the settings to my liking."
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      May Huang
      Written on November 1, 2017
      "If you are looking for the best Windows applications, the Microsoft Security Essentials app is essentially the best one there is. It does exactly what it says, which is a basic free antivirus application for Windows. When I am looking for a good antivirus program, I keep Microsoft Security Essentials until I find something suitable to replace it, but it is always very good to have."
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      May Huang
      Written on November 1, 2017
      "If you are looking for the best Windows applications, the Microsoft Security Essentials app is essentially the best one there is. It does exactly what it says, which is a basic free antivirus application for Windows. When I am looking for a good antivirus program, I keep Microsoft Security Essentials until I find something suitable to replace it, but it is always very good to have."
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      Douglas Nichols
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "It is a must have app/program if you are using Windows. But most of the recent tablets has a stronger version of the Security Essentials, a Windows Defender, so there is no really need for this app right now."
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      Denise Alvarado
      Written on October 19, 2017
      "Microsoft edge is internet explorer. The worst browser around, definitely doesn't belong on a list of any bests."
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      Denise Alvarado
      Written on October 19, 2017
      "Microsoft edge is internet explorer. The worst browser around, definitely doesn't belong on a list of any bests."
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      Daniel Hughes
      Written on January 20, 2018
      "Edge is a descent browser and fairly fast. They've made lots of improvements and added a lot of features that I like, but it's not my primary browser. If it did a better job of working well with scripts, I would use it more often. For now, it's going to have to remain in the background of my other browser."
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      Kelly Meyer
      Written on January 28, 2018
      "Edge is an improvement to Microsoft's previous browsers. It's a matter of personal preference and suitability to each person's needs."
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      Howard Allen
      Written on November 4, 2017
      "One of the most essential apps I would recommend for windows. A good anti-virus is one of the first things you should pick up when first getting a new computer or installing a fresh copy of windows. I've used this many times on friends and relatives computers and it's never let me down. Would recommend."
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      Howard Allen
      Written on November 4, 2017
      "One of the most essential apps I would recommend for windows. A good anti-virus is one of the first things you should pick up when first getting a new computer or installing a fresh copy of windows. I've used this many times on friends and relatives computers and it's never let me down. Would recommend."
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      Alejandra Venegas
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "If you are worried about your PC being compromised then the Microsoft Safety Scanner is for you. This is the best Windows App to find out if you are infected with malware or virus and get yourself back up and running smoothly."
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      Barbara Lewis
      Written on November 1, 2017
      "Adobe Photoshop Sketch brings the magic of Photoshop to you iPhone! You can create your own works of art and edit them however you want. You can also share them easily through social media or email."
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      Barbara Lewis
      Written on November 1, 2017
      "Adobe Photoshop Sketch brings the magic of Photoshop to you iPhone! You can create your own works of art and edit them however you want. You can also share them easily through social media or email."
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      Stephanie Hunter
      Written on December 10, 2017
      "Timely is a nice, simple time tracking app I've used when I have a deadline. I haven't used it to track workers, but for personal time tracking it's pretty good and full featured."
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      Stephanie Hunter
      Written on December 10, 2017
      "Timely is a nice, simple time tracking app I've used when I have a deadline. I haven't used it to track workers, but for personal time tracking it's pretty good and full featured."
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      Brian Bradley
      Written on October 31, 2017
      "Dictionary app is great for students and adults that want to do a quick lookup to help with spelling, grammar and even has audio pronunciations!"
      BB
      Brian Bradley
      Written on October 31, 2017
      "Dictionary app is great for students and adults that want to do a quick lookup to help with spelling, grammar and even has audio pronunciations!"
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      Paul Holland
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "Listonic has been a real life saver for me when it comes to food shopping while hungry! I ended up going to the local super market a few night's ago and had it search for smart snacks for me and ended up purchasing some very tasty snacks instead of the junk food that I originally intended to purchase. I was able to stick to my diet very easily thanks to this app and it also saved the other purchases that I made for future reference."
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      Paul Holland
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "Listonic has been a real life saver for me when it comes to food shopping while hungry! I ended up going to the local super market a few night's ago and had it search for smart snacks for me and ended up purchasing some very tasty snacks instead of the junk food that I originally intended to purchase. I was able to stick to my diet very easily thanks to this app and it also saved the other purchases that I made for future reference."
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      Gustavo Leal
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "Listonic is a good android app, and a good webapp, but I really wish they would actually put out a Windows App. Thanks to the webapp you can use it in Windows but a native one would run better and be more full featured. I'd recommend this only if you want to use it on Android."
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      Samantha Sanders
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "Skype is one of the easiest and one of the best app to video call others"
      SS
      Samantha Sanders
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "Skype is one of the easiest and one of the best app to video call others"
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      Catherine Smith
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "Skype is the best and one of the safest app to get in touch with others."
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      Wayne Arnold
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "I use Outlook since more than 10 years, and I cannot imagine myself using another mail client. It's fast and easy to configure and use with any kind of mail provides, a really great product from Microsoft!"
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      Wayne Arnold
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "I use Outlook since more than 10 years, and I cannot imagine myself using another mail client. It's fast and easy to configure and use with any kind of mail provides, a really great product from Microsoft!"
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      Lawrence Austin
      Written on November 5, 2017
      "Outlook is for sure the best app to use to menage your mails."

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    Summary

    Best Windows Apps
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Microsoft Word Apps 570 Free
    2 VLC Media Player Software 526 Free
    3 Adobe Acrobat Reader Apps 514 Paid
    4 Microsoft Excel Apps 471 Free
    5 Photoshop CS6 Software 449 Paid
    6 Microsoft OneDrive Software 443 Free
    7 Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 Software 421 Paid
    8 Windows Movie Maker Software 399 Paid
    9 Microsoft PowerPoint Apps 356 Free
    10 Adobe Premiere Pro CC Software 336 Free
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