Malwarebytes is considered to be the next step in the detection and removal of malware. In our product we have compiled a number of new technologies that are designed to quickly detect, destroy, and prevent malware.
Sophos Home Premium takes security beyond traditional antivirus to deliver advanced, real-time protection from the latest ransomware, malicious software, and hacking attempts – all forms of developing cybercrime!
Acronis True Image 2016 is a good solution to backing up your Windows computer, with several features and options including incremental backup, version history, and mobile file access.
App Backup & Restore gives Android users the ability to make backups of their apps’ installation files for easy access. A must-download for anyone with an Android device.
Dropbox makes file backup and sync easy. If you want a folder from your computer to sync to the Web, your mobile devices and several other computers, you can simply install the Dropbox client, select a folder and let the service work its magic.
MarsEdit is a Mac blogging tool that allows you to create new blog posts and pages without needing an Internet connection. The app supports many popular platforms, such as WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr and more.
mIRC is a Windows IRC client that is both easy to use and capable of advanced functionality, thanks to its powerful scripting. mIRC also supports features like file transfers, multi-server connections and more.
Textual is a clean and simple take on an IRC client. Available for Mac users, this app is great for IRC beginners as well as more advanced users thanks to its support for scripting.
Trillian is great for keeping all your chat accounts in one place. Its searchable history means you’ll never lose an important conversation, and it syncs across multiple devices.
Evaer is an easy-to-use, inexpensive, and reliable recorder for Skype on Windows. It’s got lots of options for recording quality, and after you download it, you’ll never miss another word.
Google Voice allows you to ring multiple phones using one number, as well as transcribe your voicemails into text, and send and receive messages from the Google Voice apps for iOS and Android, or from the Web.
Coda 2 is literally a web developers dream come true. It’s a fully featured OS X web development app that you can use to code, upload/download files using various methods (FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, and WebDAV), manage files with SVN and/or Git, connect to your server via SSH, and more.
Notepad++ is a text editor that improves upon the native Windows Notepad app by gearing itself toward power users. Notepad++ features the ability to open and edit multiple documents in tabs, as well as syntax highlighting for programmers.
Sketchbook Pro is an inexpensive and fully featured drawing and image-editing program for your tablet. If your device is equipped with drivers for pressure sensitivity and a stylus, you’ll be able to replicate physical drawing and painting in no time.
Postbox is a one-stop solution for those of us who have to deal with multiple email addresses. This desktop-based email client for PC and Mac gives you access to all your email addresses in one place, and lets you search through all your messages at once.
Beyond Pod helps put Android devices on equal footing with iPhones with an easy to use UI, simple searching and subscribing, and overall great stability.
foobar2000 is a free audio player for Windows that is both highly customizable and supports a large number of file formats.
Spotify is a freemium music streaming service that incorporates social aspects like friending and following users, as well as sharing tracks and playlists.
VLC is an extremely popular cross-platform, open-source media player that is free to download.
Check, formerly known as PageOnce, is a handy iOS app that helps you keep track of which bills you owe and how much you need to pay.
Credit Karma is an iOS/Android/Web app that helps you keep track of your credit situation, provides you with a TransUnion score and lets you know if anything on your report changes.
BlueStacks is a solid Android emulator that lets you use all your apps and games easily on your PC or Mac.
Steam is the absolute best place to get going for gaming on your computer, whether its a PC, Mac, or Linux machine. It’s a gaming platform, digital store, and community forum all in one.
Dragon Dictation is a perfect solution for iOS users who are sick of the pain of typing on those touch-keyboards. This free app is extremely accurate, and may put you off of using touch-keyboards ever again.
ES File Explorer is great for Android users hoping to get every ounce of use out of their phones’ internal storage or microSD cards. This is one of the best file managers you can get for your smartphone.
Evernote is the only app you’ll ever need if you need to take notes, replacing your physical notebook forever. Best of all, it syncs across all major platforms as long as you’re connected to the Internet.
Pocket is a lot like a scrapbook for the Web. You can cut out what you want and view it whenever you want using a Pocket client. And the best part? You can look at saved items later without an Internet connection.
Quickoffice lets you access and edit files created in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Powerpoint from an Android or iOS device. Best of all? It’s totally free.
TextExpander is one of our favorite productivity apps for the Mac. TextExpander lets you avoid typing the same thing over and over again, without having to copy and paste anything.
Toggl gives those who bill clients by the hour away from the office a great option to track time with the push of a button. It also offers great break down reports, so you can easily see how all your work time is spent.
ComiXology is the best app for fans of comics looking for a digital fix. The app syncs across devices and has an integrated store stocked with comics from publishers big and small. And with its Guided View , you never have to squint, no matter how small your screen.
Flipboard brings magazine-like content consumption to your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Android device. Choose from a variety of sources or add your own, and sign in with your social networks to read updates and share articles.
Kindle is the go-to choice for reading on your smartphone or tablet considering its connection to Amazon’s huge library of books and its ability to sync across all decvices.
Night Mode dims your display beyond the screen’s usual settings, and it’s the perfect addition to an Android device that’s used for reading at bedtime.
Tweetbot is an amazing Twitter client for iOS and OS X. If you want a stylish and super functional Twitter client, Tweetbot is for you.
Tweaks & Customizations
Go Launcher EX helps Android users customize their UI experience, offering a slew of themes and tweaks. And it’s especially good for bypassing painful, forked versions of the OS…
ModernMix gives Windows 8 users the ability to use Metro apps in Desktop Mode. And at only five bucks, it’s a must-buy.
Start8 is an app that offers something that most Windows users wish they could have back when they upgrade to Windows 8: the Start menu.
doPDF adds save-to-PDF capabilities to your Windows PC. Anything document, image, or Web page you can print can be saved to a PDF file with this very useful app.
FileZilla is a cross-platform, open-source FTP client that is easy to use while still packing a lot of extended support and functionality underneath the hood.
WinDirStat is a free Windows utility that gives you a visual breakdown of what’s eating up your hard drive space, as well as the tools to make more room.
Google Chrome is the web browser of choice here at BestTechie. Google Chrome is fast, secure, easy to use, and works great on any operating system.