37 Best System Apps

Microsoft Windows Installer

Microsoft Windows Installer

Appsreview Score:
99/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Handy for people that do not have an installation wizard
  • Allows you to install things on corrupted computers
  • The interface is the same as the Microsoft installer

Cons:

  • Is redundant on most computers because it is simply not needed
  • Allows users to force their computer

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  • Is redundant on most computers because it is simply not needed
  • Allows users to force their computer to accept unacceptable software
  • It could use a better technical manual to explain how it works

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Bottom Line:

The Microsoft Windows Installer is a piece of software that enables you to install programs on Microsoft Windows operating systems. In many cases, a Windows user is able to use the pre-installed insta

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The Microsoft Windows Installer is a piece of software that enables you to install programs on Microsoft Windows operating systems. In many cases, a Windows user is able to use the pre-installed installers but there are situations where such programs are not applicable which is where this program comes into play.

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Java Runtime Environment

Java Runtime Environment

Appsreview Score:
97/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Quick, easy installation
  • Integration with web browsers
  • Automatic updates
  • Free
  • Also available for Mac

Cons:

  • Control panel is a bit dull

Bottom Line:

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is Java’s (a programming language used in development) most basic virtual machine. It’s a required component to run any Java-based application or web applet and it’s also available for Mac.

Wise Registry Cleaner

Wise Registry Cleaner

Appsreview Score:
96/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Not confusing or hard to use
  • Clean and uncluttered interface
  • Registry cleaning can be scheduled
  • Sca

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  • Not confusing or hard to use
  • Clean and uncluttered interface
  • Registry cleaning can be scheduled
  • Scans and cleans quickly
  • Creates registry backups automatically
  • The portable version is available

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Cons:

  • Another program might try to install during setup

Bottom Line:

Wise Registry Cleaner is a safe utility for cleaning the Windows registry. It scans the registry and looks for incorrect, unnecessary and outdated information in it, after deleting which the operating system runs much faster.

Advanced SystemCare Free

Advanced SystemCare Free

Appsreview Score:
97/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Improves computer performance.
  • Useful Performance Monitor widget.
  • Health Monitor provides at-a-glance system information.
  • Low cost.

Cons:

  • Installation limitations.
  • A few features are separate downloads and upsells.
  • Lacks across-the-board community-based recommendations.

Bottom Line:

IObit Advanced SystemCare does a good job of rejuvenating sluggish PCs, but it has a few issues that keep it from being our top pick for tune-up utilities.

Glary Utilities

Glary Utilities

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Good system-performance improvement.
  • Simple, easy-to-use interface.
  • Lets you manage which programs

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  • Good system-performance improvement.
  • Simple, easy-to-use interface.
  • Lets you manage which programs launch when a PC boots.
  • Built-in secure-deletion tool.
  • Privacy-protecting features.
  • Integrated driver updater.

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Cons:

  • License limitations.
  • Lacks in-depth software descriptions.

Bottom Line:

Boasting an entire suite of PC-enhancing tools, Glary Utilities gives heavily used PCs a shot of new life. A few competitors offer better all-around system improvements, but Glarysoft’s tune-up app gets the job done.

Memtest86+

Memtest86+

Appsreview Score:
96/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Comprehensive memory testing can be run from floppy, CD or USB; has more test options than MemTest86+; graphical interface when your system uses UEFI.

Cons:

  • Limited console (character-based) interface when your system has a BIOS.

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Microsoft .NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • It increases developer productivity by reducing the number of codes used in large web applications.

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  • It increases developer productivity by reducing the number of codes used in large web applications.
  • This platform is multi-language compatible.
  • Its base class library supports enables to achieve varied functions like file reading, graphics rendering, etc.
  • It possesses all the resources to equip your websites with all the functionalities in order to manage it smoothly.
  • Entrusting your web development project on a dot net development agency will make sure that a highly-functional website is built with an exceptional user experience. Your interactive website would attract more visitors and they are more likely to convert.

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Cons:

  • This framework may not be pre-installed in the older versions of Windows. So, you must check it fir

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  • This framework may not be pre-installed in the older versions of Windows. So, you must check it first and if it not there then you should follow the guidelines provided in the user manual.
  • None of the versions of Windows have pre-installed versions of frameworks, especially the newer ones.
  • In certain cases, the consumption of time may be more because of garbage collection occurring at a regular interval in order to reclaim memory.
  • Applications that run in managed environments often require more system resources than the ones accessing machine resources directly.
  • As reverse engineering of codes is easier, security is rather less. However, many advanced techniques have been developed in order to protect privacy to the best possible extent.

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Bottom Line:

Microsoft .NET framework is a programming infrastructure widely used around the globe for building, deploying and running applications. It comprises three primary components – Framework Class Librar

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Microsoft .NET framework is a programming infrastructure widely used around the globe for building, deploying and running applications. It comprises three primary components – Framework Class Library, Common Language Runtime, and ASP.NET. The experts in .NET technology have many career opportunities and are very much in demand worldwide.

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AutoRuns

AutoRuns

Appsreview Score:
97/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Autostart programs are neatly categorized into tabs for simplified classification
  • Successfully stop

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  • Autostart programs are neatly categorized into tabs for simplified classification
  • Successfully stops applications from initiating upon startup, even after every other method has failed.
  • Properties menu provides details about each AutoRun application
  • Navigate directly to the file system/registry location of any autostart item by using the toolbar button or jump menu
  • Hide Signed Entries – helps you distinguish between crucial system processes and stubborn third-party programs that continually load upon startup despite being removed from the Windows startup folder
  • Robust command-line interface available that lets you use simple keyboard commands to control every feature of the software
  • Comprehensive help documentation and user-friendly interface make it an ideal option for even the most novice computer user.

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Cons:

  • Some users find other more inclusive software like CCleaner to be preferable over Autoruns because

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  • Some users find other more inclusive software like CCleaner to be preferable over Autoruns because it is a basic application that only covers startup processes. On the other hand, some users prefer it for this reason, as its functionality specializes in stopping startup programs.

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Bottom Line:

Autoruns reveals every single program and process that launches automatically on your computer. It’s especially useful for detecting malware since almost every malicious program needs some way t

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Autoruns reveals every single program and process that launches automatically on your computer. It’s especially useful for detecting malware since almost every malicious program needs some way to launch automatically. Do be careful disabling startup items; you could destabilize Windows.

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IObit Uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller

Appsreview Score:
96/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Really quick installation
  • Creates a system restore point before removing software
  • Supports batch

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  • Really quick installation
  • Creates a system restore point before removing software
  • Supports batch uninstalls
  • Can identify and remove bundled software
  • Able to search through the list of programs, extensions, and plug-ins
  • Supports removing updates installed with Windows Update
  • Explains which installed apps could be updated to a newer version
  • The list of applications can be exported to a TXT file
  • Allows drag and drop to uninstall a program
  • The portable version is available
  • Also includes a folder and file shredder

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Cons:

  • No option to remove a program entry from the list of installed software
  • An advertisement sometimes

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  • No option to remove a program entry from the list of installed software
  • An advertisement sometimes appears after removing programs
  • Other programs might ask to be installed during setup

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Bottom Line:

IObit’s updated Uninstaller utility lets you effortlessly delete applications and shred sensitive data.

Unity Web Player

Unity Web Player

Appsreview Score:
96/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Unity is the best app for Game development. It is very effective while rendering 2D scenes. In this

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  • Unity is the best app for Game development. It is very effective while rendering 2D scenes. In this era of visual treats, Unity can very well be used for rendering 3D images also. The quality offered is also relatively good compared to other apps.
  • Unity is excellent for cross-platform development. Cross development platforms are trending much these days. It is really time-consuming and demands lots of efforts for developing native apps. Platforms like Unity have made the process quite simple and easy to use when compared to previous times. Using cross-development platforms, a single script can be compiled and used for many platforms.
  • The assets store is also reportedly great when compared to other platforms. Basically, the tech support for Unity is efficient. The tech support members are also highly skilled and they can be relied upon in case of any technical issues.
  • In the case of the visual platform, Unity is excellent. But we cannot appeal the same in case of the non-visual platform. It might vary in terms of the app’s application and usage.
  • It is also easier to use compared to many other technologies. There are so many other complicated technologies which become tougher while we use. Unity is an exception here.
  • The cost is very less when compared to all its other competitors. Cost efficiency is one of the main advantages of using Unity.

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Cons:

  • The documentation of several features is quite out of date and in some cases it is completely non-e

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  • The documentation of several features is quite out of date and in some cases it is completely non-existent.
  • Even the technologies like render textures, profiler and stencil buffer support which are common in many free tools are still behind the $1500 paywall.
  • The Terrain engine and Movie Textures are not good at all and they need a lot of effort for no reason.
  • The Unity Pro license doesn’t bring all the features to mobile. Hence an additional $1500-3000 investment is needed for Mobile Pro licenses which seems quite extravagant.
  • Until Unity 5.0 the engine is set to remain in 32-bit which means that the editor will silently crash if you run out of memory and the engine is not suitable for AAA games.
  • The outdated (in fact ancient) version of Mono results in the developer fighting the GC once the project reaches a certain size.
  • There seems to be no upcoming update for the OpenGL support to 4.x thus, things like Compute Shader or Geometry Shader won’t be available for OSX or Linux.

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Bottom Line:

Unity 3D is an all-in-one platform for mobile game development. It has gained tremendous attention from the game developers community with its quirky features, supportive pricing, and strong capabili

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Unity 3D is an all-in-one platform for mobile game development. It has gained tremendous attention from the game developers community with its quirky features, supportive pricing, and strong capabilities. With its ability to function as a cross-platform game development tool, it saves developers time that would otherwise be spent in developing games for individual platforms.

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Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR

Appsreview Score:
99/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Once users get the hang of the program itself, it is extremely comprehensive to use, especially whe

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  • Once users get the hang of the program itself, it is extremely comprehensive to use, especially when it comes to building games from the ground up for interested clients.
  •  The layout is reliable and quick to dive into, and users were pleased that the central design did not change much as it updated over the years.
  •  The cross-platform capabilities are extremely useful and versatile, and users were pleased to see that they only had to make minor adjustments to make function between platforms work.
  •  Those who use the program for the long-term will be pleased to see that the community is very friendly and helpful, with numerous threads regularly made about the program’s functions.

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Cons:

  • Like many similar programs, this one may be difficult to get used to, as there are many functions a

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  • Like many similar programs, this one may be difficult to get used to, as there are many functions available for individuals to understand as they explore the program.
  •  Users have described that applying the runtime to mobile left something to be desired and that there may be better systems available.
  •  Greater focus on the Flash aspect of using the program may be desired for individuals who are more heavily based on Flash development.

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Bottom Line:

Adobe AIR is a powerful cross-operating-system function that allows developers to combine all types of systems together in order to establish a product as desired. The runtime allows developers to com

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Adobe AIR is a powerful cross-operating-system function that allows developers to combine all types of systems together in order to establish a product as desired. The runtime allows developers to combine features such as HTML, JavaScript, Flash, and Flex in order to develop rich Internet applications.

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Revo Uninstaller

Revo Uninstaller

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Removes leftover program bits.
  • Permanently removes deleted files.
  • Useful Hunter widget.
  • Lightweight

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  • Removes leftover program bits.
  • Permanently removes deleted files.
  • Useful Hunter widget.
  • Lightweight tune-up tools. Full 64-bit Windows support.
  • Free.

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Cons:

  • Can’t queue up multiple applications or perform real-time software monitoring.
  • Doesn’t remove browser toolbars or plug-ins.

Bottom Line:

Revo’s free Uninstaller, now with full 64-bit Windows support, makes it easy to fully remove apps and clean up your PC. It still leaves browser plug-ins and toolbars behind, though.

EasyBCD

EasyBCD

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Powerful, feature-rich utility for managing Windows boot options.
  • Adds bootable CD images to the boot menu.
  • Repairs damaged boot information. Elegant menus.

Cons:

  • Slightly under-documented.

Bottom Line:

An essential boot-management utility for any advanced Windows user.

CrystalDiskInfo

CrystalDiskInfo

Appsreview Score:
94/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Resident monitoring, alarm for temp and health, shows temp for each drive in system tray, S.M.A.R.T

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  • Resident monitoring, alarm for temp and health, shows temp for each drive in system tray, S.M.A.R.T. and general info about internal/external hard drives, settings to adjust AAM /APM.

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Cons:

  • Must set it up to be a resident and to startup in the system tray for constant monitoring, no surface (block/sector) tests or S.M.A.R.T. tests.

Bottom Line:

CrystalDiskInfo is a free utility for diagnosing hard drives that monitors the technical condition and monitors the temperature of HDD / SSD drives, monitors the values of S.M.A.R.T. and allows you to build their graphics.

HWMonitor

HWMonitor

Appsreview Score:
96/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Small and swift
  • Accurate and efficient
  • Free

Cons:

  • Prefers newer hardware
  • Pro version overpriced.

Bottom Line:

HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors: voltages, temperatures, fans speed. The program handles the most common sensor chips. In addition, it can read mo

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HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors: voltages, temperatures, fans speed. The program handles the most common sensor chips. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well as hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature.

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DirectX

DirectX

Appsreview Score:
96/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Running in the background
  • Variety of versions

Cons:

  • May be slower for some games
  • Overlapping versions can cause problems

Bottom Line:

DirectX is a set of dynamic libraries actively used by various components of the operating system. The main functionality is aimed at working with gaming applications, however, some libraries and files can be used by other programs as needed. The utility is always installed with the OS.

KingoRoot

KingoRoot

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • It is easy to use
  • You can find many tutorials online that address how to use it for rooting your mo

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  • It is easy to use
  • You can find many tutorials online that address how to use it for rooting your mobile appropriately.
  • The windows application has the highest rooting success rate.
  • The software provides a rooting option for almost all devices and versions of Android.
  • The Android app is also available if you do not want to root through the PC.

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Cons:

  • It may not support your device
  • It may not support your android version
  • It can be destructive for your phone if you are unable to use it properly

Bottom Line:

KingoRoot is a rooting software and app. You can download and install it either on your PC or directly on your Android device.

Google Drive

Google Drive

Appsreview Score:
98/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Google Docs integration
  • Many third-party apps
  • In-app collaborations
  • Strong customer support
  • Two-fac

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  • Google Docs integration
  • Many third-party apps
  • In-app collaborations
  • Strong customer support
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Cost flexibility
  • 15GB free storage
  • Backup any folder

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Cons:

  • Weak file-sharing security
  • No private encryption option
  • No block-level sync
  • Cheaper options

Bottom Line:

Get started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed

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Get started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.

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Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast

Appsreview Score:
100/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Very affordable
  • Supported apps work well
  • Chrome tab casting is very useful
  • Easy setup
  • Works on mult

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  • Very affordable
  • Supported apps work well
  • Chrome tab casting is very useful
  • Easy setup
  • Works on multiple platforms
  • Good Netflix and YouTube streaming performance

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Cons:

  • App support limited to Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play
  • Tab casting offers pixelated video for now
  • No central playback controls

Bottom Line:

With the Google Home app, you can set up and control your Chromecast, Google Home and other Assistant speakers.

SpeedFan

SpeedFan

Appsreview Score:
79/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Temperature, voltage and ventilation data
  • Advanced fan control
  • Icons in the bar for each value
  • Show

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  • Temperature, voltage and ventilation data
  • Advanced fan control
  • Icons in the bar for each value
  • Shows the health of the hard disk
  • Sending email notices

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Cons:

  • It must be configured thoroughly
  • Some functions are incomplete

Bottom Line:

SpeedFan is like the dashboard of a car: it shows how the “engine” of your PC is, with data on temperature, voltages and hard disk. In addition to collecting information, SpeedFan can regulate the speed of fans to avoid overheating and reduce machine noise.

GPU-Z

GPU-Z

Appsreview Score:
78/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Requires no installation
  • Instantly displays card info

Cons:

  • Does not support every manufacturer

Bottom Line:

GPU-Z is a simple but practical utility to find out what graphics card our computer has.

CPU-Z

CPU-Z

Appsreview Score:
81/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Data about the CPU
  • Exportable reports
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • Does not allow copying to the clipboard

Bottom Line:

CPU-Z is a free diagnostic tool that displays information about your PC’s processor, memory, motherboard chipset and graphics card.

RoboForm

RoboForm

Appsreview Score:
83/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Integration in Firefox, IE and Chrome
  • Save passwords, notes and forms
  • Online synchronization
  • Automatic saving
  • Secure password generator

Cons:

  • Doesn’t explain difference between encryption algorithms

Bottom Line:

RoboForm is a password manager  that will store sensitive data all in one place, protected by one master password. You’ll then be able to quickly access those passwords and notes every time you need them..

 

Frigate

Frigate

Appsreview Score:
83/100 Points
User Rating

Pros:

  • Share all kinds of files
  • Good speed during transfers
  • Multiplatform support

Cons:

  • Lack of instructions
  • Doesn’t always work

Bottom Line:

Frigate is a powerful tool that will help you manage your files. You can do the typical basic operations (copy, move, delete, etc …).