10 top software every laptop should have

Essential ingredients for your laptop

10 top software every laptop should have

10 must-have software for your laptop

Office Suite: At some point, you will have to work with documents, files, presentations, spreadsheets, and other tasks for your work or classes. For all this, Microsoft’s Office suite is the ideal software to have. A Windows laptop will have it pre-installed, but MacBooks will require manual installation.

Adobe Reader: Most of the documents or books we find online are in PDF format, and to access them you need the Adobe Reader. It also has other capabilities like text highlighting, note-taking, digital signatures, and various reading modes.

VLC Media Player: You need a media player like VLC on your laptop as it can play all types of files without the need for any other third-party codecs.

Google Chrome: Google’s browser is not only incredibly quick, but also offers a host of customisation options via extensions. It also supports cross-platform syncing, so you can easily open your desktop tabs on your phone.

Google Drive: With Google Photos and Gmail included in your Google account, Google Drive gives you 15GB of free storage. You can transfer your data anywhere with Google Drive because it provides apps for all the popular platforms.

Microsoft Security Essentials: It basically guards your computer against malicious software by monitoring your online actions, downloaded files, and deletes any hazardous system files.

McAfee: To protect your laptop against malware and viruses, you’ll need a strong antivirus client such as the one from McAfee. For a subscription fee, it offers all-round protection for your laptop.

Zoom: Zoom makes it simple for remote teams to join and function somewhat similarly to a physical workspace. You can arrange meetings in advance, email the participants a link to the meeting, and share your screen during presentations via Zoom audio and video calling.

WinRAR: WinRAR is used to protect your vital data and files in addition to compressing files. Your files can be encrypted with 256-bit encryption using the WinRAR software for Windows 10 for increased protection.

Skype: Skype is an important app you will need for video calling. It can also be used as an instant messaging app and can be used to transfer files. Skype is a must have app for video conferencing and online meetings.

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