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5 Software and Apps You Need to Have On Your PC

We use our PCs for different things, work, gaming, watching videos, communication, or listening to music. As a result, we have different software or apps installed on our computers. However, there are certain apps or programs that we have installed that have become an absolute necessity, regardless of what you use your PC for. Here we will talk about the programs that you absolutely need on your PC.

Internet Browser

The most obvious answer is any viable internet browser. You can go with Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or any other browser that you prefer. Whatever the case you absolutely need this because we use the Internet for pretty much anything.

Currently, we live in a time where your PC feels useless if it’s not connected to the internet. Luckily, your PC already comes with a preinstalled browser, that you can use to download another browser that you like. Without a browser, you can’t even use social networks or send emails, which are really convenient means of communication, and an important reason why we use PCs in the first place. 

Writing Software 

Both Mac and PC have some sort of program that you use for writing and it definitely comes in handy, even when you are not using the computer for work. You might need to write something down or create a document that keeps track of all of your passwords.

Malware Protection App 

Since we are constantly connected to the internet, it is very important to stay safe and protect our PC from malware. Right now the operating system does come with a decent firewall, but many feel you can never be too vigilant, so they even buy another software that they use for scanning and cleaning their PC. 

App for Editing Images and Video 

You never know when something like this can come in handy, even if you are not using social networks to post images. You might need to submit your picture for a job application, and this program might come in handy. We also use our computers to store images so having an app that can load those files is definitely a must. After all, we almost completely stopped using photo albums, and all of our documented memories are now digital. 

It is also helpful to have a video player like VLC since it can load an array of different video formats. This way we can even watch movies, or enjoy our home videos. 

Cloud Storage  

It’s never good to keep all of your eggs in a single basket. Meaning if you are counting on your hard disk or SSD to work forever you are making a mistake. All of your important documents or precious images can be lost. So, we usually use backup software in the form of cloud storage. This makes it easy for us to get all of our documents back if something goes wrong, or to simply add them to a new PC.