The Most Popular Free Windows Apps You Should Install in 2018

Which app do you think is the most popular in Windows system? What kind of program do you think use most on PC? This page collects some popular programs installed most in Window operating system, and the data is basically from Microsoft Store, the official download platform of Windows.

Microsoft is pushing hard to increase the number and quality of apps in its store, and is even testing a feature that will allow apps to be installed remotely across devices, which makes them an even more appealing prospect. We’ll keep this guide updated as more apps become available and existing ones are improved.

Most Popular Free Windows Apps You Should Have


Enjoy YouTube on a bigger screen with better sound using Xbox One. From comedy to music to gaming, check out all the channels you love on the big screen. And sign in to get easy access your subscriptions, playlists, and more.


Instagram is a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments. Follow your friends and family to see what they’re up to, and discover accounts from all over the world that are sharing things you love. Join the community of over 500 million people and express yourself by sharing all the moments of your day––the highlights and everything in between, too.

Use Instagram to:

  • Post photos and videos you want to keep on your profile grid. Edit them with filters and creative tools, and combine multiple clips into one video.
  • Share multiple photos and videos (as many as you want!) to your story. Bring them to life with text and drawing tools. They disappear after 24 hours and won’t appear on your profile grid or in feed.
  • Watch stories from the people you follow in a bar at the top of your feed. View them at your own pace.
  • Discover photos and videos you might like and follow new accounts in the Explore tab.
  • Send private messages, photos, videos and posts from your feed directly to friends with Instagram Direct.
  • Instantly share your posts to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networks.


Kodi® media center, formerly known as XBMC™ Media Center, is an award-winning free and open source cross-platform software media player and entertainment hub for digital media for HTPCs (Home theater PCs). It uses a 10-foot user interface designed to be a media player for the living-room, using a remote control as the primary input device. Its graphical user interface (GUI) allows the user to easily browse and view videos, photos, podcasts, and music from a harddrive, optical disc, local network, and the internet using only a few buttons.

Spotify Music

Spotify is also a music software, which is available both on Windows & Mac, it reported that Spotify is the most popular music app in the world.

The Most Popular Free Windows Apps

Love music? Play your favorite songs and albums free on Windows with Spotify.

Stream the tracks you love instantly, browse the charts or fire up readymade playlists in every genre and mood. Radio plays you great song after great song, based on your music taste. Discover new music too, with awesome playlists built just for you.

Stream Spotify free, with occasional ads, or go Premium.


• Play any song, artist, album or playlist instantly
• Browse hundreds of readymade playlists in every genre and mood
• Stay on top of the Charts
• Stream Radio
• Enjoy podcasts, audiobooks and videos
• Discover more music with personalized playlists

Adobe Photoshop Express

A slimmed-down version of Adobe’s industry-leading photo editor, Photoshop Express is ideal for touchscreens, letting you optimize your photos with just a few taps and slides of a finger.

There’s a selection of ‘Looks’ to choose from. These are similar to Instagram filters, but offer much more choice, as well as options designed for specific types of image. For example, there are skin-smoothing filters made specially for portraits, and others designed to bring out the blues and greens of landscapes. You can crop, flip and straighten your images, adjust exposure and color, apply vignettes, heal blemishes, and correct red-eye. If you’re really in a hurry, there’s even a one-tap Auto Enhance tool.

No features are hidden away behind paywalls, but you’ll be prompted to sign in by creating an Adobe ID, or logging in with a Facebook or Google account

WhatsApp Desktop

With WhatsApp on the desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient to you.


VLC is an open source media player that’s available for any Microsoft device you care to name, including PCs, mobile devices, Xbox and HoloLens. It’s also compatible with pretty much every media file type there is, without the need to download any additional plugins or codecs.

When you first launch VLC Media Player, it will automatically detect any connected storage devices and offer to use them to store your media library, or copy media from there to your Windows device’s internal storage.

From there, the controls are wonderfully simple, and it’s even possible to lock them so you don’t skip a scene through clumsy accidental tapping.

The version of VLC in the Microsoft Store doesn’t support DVD and Blu-ray playback – for that, you’ll need the full desktop software – but for everything else the Universal Windows app is a great choice.


Microsoft has OneNote, but if you use a range of devices running different operating systems then Evernote is hard to beat. Its makes saving articles, pictures, pages and links a piece of cake, it offers a generous free storage allowance, and all your notes are synced automatically.

The Evernote app’s menus are quite small, making it more suited to use with a moue than a touchscreen, but it provides all your notes in a convenient interface that makes organizing, reading and sharing them easy and enjoyable.

Read more popular free Windows apps on Microsoft Store.


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