These are the best essential free Windows 10 apps

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Why buy expensive software when there are many good free alternatives too. We have listed the best free Windows 10 apps that you really should have.


With the app Audacity you can easily edit all your audio. You can perform advanced sound edits in an instant, you can record and edit short texts, which is ideal if you want to record a podcast, for example. Even making a music quiz is no problem with Audacity!

Notepad ++

Just compose a quick memo or put some thoughts on paper, you can do with Notepad, which is standard in every version of Windows. Nevertheless, Notepad offers very few options. An alternative is Notepad ++, a super powerful notepad with tabs, autocomplete, html encoding, bookmarks and much more.


Word, PowerPoint and Excel are popular Office apps, but you don’t necessarily need to use Microsoft’s tools for word processing or presentations. Especially because LibreOffice offers a good, free alternative, while you can open and edit files created in Office with the app. In addition, the open source counterpart of the Microsoft programs is very similar to the applications in Office, so you will quickly become used to LibreOffice editing tools.


If you have a lot of photos, videos or other important files on a disk, then you naturally hope that there will never be a moment when you lose that data due to disk problems, for example. Fortunately, it offers for free TestDisk a good total solution for the most common disk problems. This program recovers lost partitions, boot sectors and file allocation tables and lets you get back deleted files.


CCleaner still offers one of the best ways to free up disk space, clean up file residues and rid your browser of unnecessary clutter. First the program carries out a cleaning investigation, then a cleaning action. In the meantime, you can sit back and let the tool do all the work.

Cobian Backup

We already wrote it: nobody wants to lose their stored files. For that reason alone, it is important to regularly back up your system and the freeware Cobian Backup helps you with this. Set the times when the tool should make a backup and you don’t have to think about it anymore. This way your data is automatically secured.

Tablacus Explorer

Not satisfied with Windows Explorer? Then try Tablacus Explorer, which works a lot nicer and clearer by means of tabs and multiple navigation panels. Moreover, you can expand the file browser with numerous add-ons, so that you can fully customize the program.


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