Whether you use Windows computer, Mac or Linux PC, everyone needs software for different purposes such as to play music, edit and create files, edit images, videos, and web browsers to surf Internet. So, today I’m going to tell you about 10 cross platform software that must have in your Windows, Mac and Linux PC.
Actually, the software that I’m going to deliver work on each of the mentioned platform and will be proven very useful. Another interesting fact about them is that all these 10 software are free of cost.
Must Have Software For Windows, Mac & Linux
Here’s 10 most useful free software for your Windows, Mac and Linux computer. Have a look on each of them:
1. Clementine Music Player
Clementine is a modern multiplatform music player and library organizer. You won’t search any other option after using this music player. It provides every possible solutions to play music stored in your computer’s hard drive. It also allows you to connect with Google Drive or last.fm and play music. Its podcast manager is also very useful.
2. Video LAN Client Player
I hope you would know how useful this software is for your desktop! VLC (Video LAN Client) Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
3. IBM Lotus Symphony
IBM Lotus Symphony is an office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux. I selected it rather than MS Office because it works perfectly for all these operating systems but MS Office works only in Windows. It works with approx all file formats. It is very easy to use and its formatting toolbar makes it easy.
Dropbox is an online cloud storage or file hosting service operated by Dropbox inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, etc. Dropbox provides client software for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, Blackberry OS and more.
5. Mozilla Thunderbird
It is always beneficial to have an email client on your computer for checking office mails or taking a long time backup. For this, Mozilla Thunderbird is the best option. You can customize it very easily with its several add-ons.
6. GIMP Image Editor
GIMP is that GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
7. Shotcut Video Editor
Shotcut is a free open source video editor and is very useful software that works in all mentioned operating systems such as Windows, Mac and Linux. So, if you use this video editor that it doesn’t matter that which operating system you re using. With the help of this video editor you can do several important tasks such as Trimming, scrubbing, color correction, audio separation etc.
8. Pidgin Instant Messenger
Pidgin is the universal chat client that can be used on any operating system without any limitation. The best thing is that it’s free of cost. This amazing utility works with almost every chat services. With the help of Pidgin, you’ll be able to chat with your Facebook and Google Plus friends on the single window (Tab).
9. Deluge Torrent
Till now many people use uTorrent in form of torrent client but now an amazing torrent client emerged called Deluge Torrent and being popular because of its cross platform facility.
10. Google Chrome Browser
There is no need to tell you about it’s popularity as you know very well that it is well known and world’s most popular web browser. It is also cross platform browser that works on almost every operating system. So, if you don’t have Chrome browser, then instant download it to browse Internet faster than ever before.
That’s all guys! I told these software must have because all of them works on Windows, Mac and Linux operating system and another thing is that all these are highly needed. Yes, you may find the alternatives of all of them but I listed them because all these are cross platform and free of cost.