Network & Internet
The last in a line of browsers, Internet Explorer 11 is also the precursor of Microsoft Edge, the new Microsoft Web navigation tool for both Windows Phone and Windows 10. With the stress put on security and a faster browsing experience, IE 11 mixes backward compatibility with the support for the latest Web standards - such as HTML5, WebM, WebGL, etc. - and media codecs.
Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers, featuring a tabbed interface. It comes with a variety of security features including a Private Browsing window and Tracking Protection. It lets you securely store your passwords, bookmarks, favorites, and other data and access them on other devices using synchronization.
Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers featuring a tabbed interface and bookmark manager. It allows you to save favorite websites, user-accounts and passwords, form data and synchronize between multiple devices using Google account. You can also add additional features to Chrome by installing third-party plugins.
Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Internet Explorer allows you to play Flash video, animation, and games in the Internet Explorer browser. Flash contents are used in almost all websites to display advertisements and video. This plugin is required to be installed in IE for accessing YouTube.
Apple Software Update is a program that helps us find updates for our programs or applications by Apple Inc., for Mac OS and for Windows. The application allows us to download updates for the following programs: Quicktime Player, iTunes, Safari for Windows, or Quicktime Player + iTunes together.
Opera is a popular web browser for Windows, with a a built-in ad blocker and VPN. It also comes with time-saving features such as visual bookmarks, tab cycling, and customizable shortcuts. Bookmark manager provides you the preview of web pages in thumbnail format.
Internet Download Manager supports proxy servers, FTP and HTTP protocols, firewalls, redirects, cookies, authorization, MP3 audio and MPEG video content processing. IDM integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, MSN Explorer, AOL, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser, MyIE2, and all other popular browsers to automatically handle your downloads.
µTorrent is an easy-to-use BitTorrent download client for Windows OS. Download your files as quickly and efficiently as possible without slowing down your other online activities. uTorrent offers advanced settings such as automation, scripting, remote management and more.
Bonjour Print Services for Windows is a very useful tool that allows you to discover, manage and use in best conditions Bonjour enabled printers connected to you'r personal computer using Bonjour Printer Wizard. With this program you can set you'r printer to work with best setings and conditions.
You can now add several exciting effects, such as Convolution filter, Adjust Color filter, Depth of Field, Bloom Effect, Night Vision, etc., to visually enhance movies. Make your Director movies a visual treat by taking advantage of the exciting new textures, such as PerlinNoise Texture, CubeMap Render Texture, and shaders, such as Fresnel Shader.
Give developers the ability to call into their native, platform-specific code using AIR native extensions. Free sets of native libraries are available through the Adobe Game Developer Tools to further empower developers. Play high-quality HD video with industry-standard codecs such as H.264, AAC, and MP3.
Adobe Flash Player Plugin is a free app that can be used to run flash animations in browsers. Many of the YouTube videos require it since they are encoded in FLV format. This version of the plugin can be used with browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.
Toolbars are mostly known for their space and time saving purpose, whether they're integrated into a text editing application with necessary tools or within a browser giving you easy access to the websites you like. The second case goes for Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, a handy built-in utility that might come in handy for users who work with Google search on a daily basis.
The Unity Web Player enables you to view blazing 3D content created with Unity directly in your browser, and autoupdates as necessary. Unity allows you to build rich 3D games with animated characters, sizzling graphics, immersive physics. This app is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
Dropbox is a popular Cloud data backup and synchronization tool. It installs a local folder, which is an exact copy of your online cloud storage. To upload files, simply copy them to this folder. Each user gets 2GB of free space; you can also purchase additional storage for a monthly payment.
Free Download Manager (FDM for short) is a free, efficient, and comprehensive solution for managing all your downloads. Its support for YouTube, the most popular online media site, as well as for the BitTorrent protocol will let you download all types of documents, e-books, video and audio files, etc., and manage all of them in one single interface.
BitTorrent makes it easy to connect with cutting-edge indie artists. Check out the App Studio first and download movies, music and more. Fast downloads...that's the goal, right? BitTorrent is a light client that doesn't hog system resources, so it cruises right along. BitTorrent is instinctively smart. It auto-adjusts bandwidth usage based upon your network and the Internet.
Windows Live is a set of services partly comprising online in-browser applications and partly desktop apps. It aims to offer integrated e-mail, instant messaging, photo sharing, blog publishing and security services. To work with Windows Live you need to have an ID.
The Ask.com Toolbar is a great way to save you time when searching on the Web. The application will install itself onto your Web Browser and provide you with tools that will help make your searches more efficient. Ask Toolbar works with both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. There are different versions for each browser, though.
Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.Main features: - Security: learn about Chromium security, and how to contact us or get involved. - Issue Tracking: process documentation related to issue tracking and management.
WildTangent is a program that lets you access and search on the company's game library in an easy manner. You can find all types of games, such as adventure, simulation, board, multiplayer, and so on. You can browse the different game categories, or search by title or keyword.
Firefox users were awaiting a very long time a plugin with such features. It's an important achievement to the open source community, because in the past it was a very important drawback when trying to persuade IE users to switch to Firefox. Now any user can use Firefox as your default browser without losing any feature.
Safari is a web browser made by Apple in an attempt to gain some popularity among Windows users. It was one of the fastest web browsers that you could find on Windows, but, unfortunately, Apple doesn't seem to care about the Windows version of Safari any more.
FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface. The program supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Also, it supports resume and transfer of large files bigger than 4GB.
This application allows users to share folders and files with only a broadband internet connection and a Live ID account. The present limit is 20 folders with 20,000 files each and no more than 4 GB in total. Very useful to avoid the hassle of transporting files in a USB drive.