5 BEST Replacements for Windows 10 Default tools

Here’s best compilation of the most commonly used Windows built-in tools & its alternatives. All of these alternatives are completely free to use,no ads and no user tracking.

I am personally using most of these tools, and they really make it easy for me to complete most of the Windows tasks optimally. Let me know if I have missed any of your favorite.

#1.Video Player

Windows 10 lacks built-in DVD player and if you’re looking for better alternative it would be VLC which is free and open source cross-platform multimedia player.It plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

VLC Free and open source cross-platform multimedia player
Image -VLC Free and open source cross-platform multimedia player / VideoLan

Key Features :

  • Its Fast and has hardware decoding on most platforms. Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed – MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3 etc.,
  • Plays most of the formats
  • Feature rich and it has control over video, subtitle synchronisation, video and audio filters.
  • Runs on all platforms – Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, iOS, Android etc.,
  • Free – no spyware, no ads and no user tracking.

#2.File Archiver Utility

PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.

Image – PeaZip

Key Features :

  • Cross-platform, full-featured but user-friendly alternative to WinRar, WinZip and similar general purpose archive manager applications, open and extract 180+ archive formats: 001, 7Z, ACE(*), ARC, ARJ, BZ2, CAB, DMG, GZ, ISO, LHA, PAQ, PEA, RAR, TAR, UDF, WIM, XZ, ZIP ZIPX
  • PeaZip provides fast, high compression ratio multi-format archiving to 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, PEA, TAR, WIM, and ZIP file archives (write supported), and works as opener / extractor tool for 180+ archive types.
  • Deploys a powerful and complete file manager for viewing, browsing and searching archive files, featuring a wide set of data security functions: strong encryption (AES, Twofish, Serpent), encrypted password manager, optional two-factor authentication (encryption with password and keyfile), secure delete, and file hashing tools.

#3.PDF Utility

Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows.Sumatra PDF is powerful, small, portable and starts up very fast.

Sumatra PDF
Image – Sumatra PDF

#4. Image and photo editing software

Paint.NET is image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows.

Image – Paint.NET

Key Features :

  • Simple, intuitive, and innovative user interface
  • Usually only found on expensive or complicated professional software, layers form the basis for a rich image composition experience.
  • Updates are free, and contain new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes.
  • Many special effects are included for enhancing and perfecting your images. Everything from blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing are included. Also included is our unique 3D Rotate/Zoom effect that makes it very easy to add perspective and tilting.
  • Paint.NET includes simple tools for drawing shapes, including an easy-to-use curve tool for drawing splines or Bezier curves.

#5.Image Viewer

IrfanView is an image viewer, editor, organiser and converter program for Microsoft Windows. It can also play video and audio files, and has some image creation and painting capabilities.

Image – IrfanView

Key Features :

  • 32 and 64 bit version
  • Many supported file formats (click here the list of formats)
  • Multi language support
  • Unicode support
  • Thumbnail/preview option
  • Paint option – to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
  • Toolbar skins option
  • Lossless JPG rotation, crop and EXIF date change (also in batch mode)
  • Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
  • Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
  • Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
  • Fast directory view (moving through directory)
  • Batch conversion (with advanced image processing of all files)
  • Multipage TIF editing

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