Most popular software programs

There are many software programs for various tasks. Most of the times we may have many software programs to choose to do certain tasks. The software industry is highly competitive and if one makes a mistake the others will capitalise on it. Further it is an ever growing industry and requires innovation every step of the way. In a crowded software market place some have stood above other. Some software programs are very popular and used by many. Here is a list of the most popular software used by everyone.

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is one of the best-selling and most popular software out there. It is installed in nearly every computer released. Microsoft Windows is an operating system and therefore it is required for the computer to function. Any other software has to be installed over Microsoft Windows. The most current version of Windows is Windows 10. Microsoft is the current frontrunner in Computer OS and is preceded by Apple’s MacOS and Linux. Microsoft Windows is also the primary choice for games due to the support it receives from many game developers when compared to other operating systems.


MacOS is Apple’s operating system that competes primarily with Microsoft Windows. It is the second mpst widely used desktop OS. Unlike Microsoft Windows, MacOS is only available on Apple MacBook computers. Due to this MacOS has lesser market share than Windows but Apple MacBook’s enjoy high sales. MacOS is known for its high optimisation due to hardware and software being made by the same company and Macbooks have superior performance than a Windows Laptop with the same or similar specs.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is currently the most popular browser in the world. Google Chrome is one of Google’s primary products. It offers a simplistic design and fast browsing speeds over other available browsers. The browser itself offers many applications such as Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Photos and many others. It is also the main component of Chrome OS which is Google’s own operating system for laptops.

VLC Media Player

VLC is a media player that offers video and audio playback. It is one of the most popular and free media players available. It is known for the wide range of video and audio types it supports while supporting many types of resolution including 4K and higher. It is also known for its ability to play high resolution video in low end systems that generally do not support such playback.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is Microsoft’s office suite that offers Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook as the basic package. These programs are used by everyone and usually the go to software in offices. None of the competitors have come close to the success of Microsoft Office.