6 programmes that you should have on your computer

6 programmes that you should have on your computer

6 programmes that you should have on your computer – If you have recently bought a new computer or are just looking to make the most out of your old one, then there are a number of different programmes that can install on it. If you are looking to make the most out of your computer, then here are 6 different programmes that you should have on your computer. 

Internet browser

The first thing that every computer or device should have installed on it is an internet browser. Most computers and devices will already have an internet browser installed on them, but if not, you will have to install one yourself. Whether you decide to use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Safari, having an internet browser on your computer is a necessity, especially if you use your computer for work. Having an internet browser installed on your computer is extremely convenient as it allows you to search the internet, check your emails and download items onto your computer. Installing an internet browser onto your computer is also essential as you need it to install other programmes onto your computer. 

Adobe Acrobat

Another useful programme that you should install on your computer is Adobe Acrobat. This is a programme that allows you to view, create and edit files in a portable document format (PDF). If you work in business, you will more than likely be aware of what a PDF is, therefore having Adobe Acrobat on your computer is essential. Having this programme on your computer means that you can easily copy, sign, and send important documents and files to the people that you work with. Adobe Acrobat is also extremely useful as it allows you to organise and manage all of your PDF files in one place. Although it is necessary to save these files on your computer, having too many PDF files on your computer can take up a lot of its space and storage. To save space on your computer you will need to compress these PDF files. If you are unsure of how to do this, then click here and simply follow the steps that are provided. 

Cloud storage

Like previously mentioned, having a lot of files saved onto your computer can take up a lot of its space and storage. To save space on your computer, you should install a cloud storage programme. Cloud storage allows you to save all of your files, documents and even photos onto the internet easily and for free. There are a number of different cloud storage apps that you can download onto your computer, and each offers a different amount of storage to you. The most popular cloud storage apps that you can download onto your computer are Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive. These apps also allow you to share your documents and files with other people easily, meaning that you do not have to email them forwards and back.

Antivirus software

Another essential programme that you should have installed onto your computer is antivirus software. This is essential as it prevents your computer from getting either a virus or malware, which can easily take over your computer and cause a lot of problems. When you download items from the internet onto your computer, many of these items may contain a virus or malware without you even being aware. Having antivirus software installed on your computer will prevent any viruses or malware from causing problems on your computer. Some of the most popular antivirus software for computers include Windows Defender, Avast Free Antivirus and Kaspersky Security. Having one of these antivirus software programmes installed on your computer will not only protect your computer but will also prevent it from crashing down.

Adobe Creative Cloud

If you work in a creative field or just enjoy creating or edit images, then you should have a creative programme on your computer. A great programme that you can install onto your computer is Adobe Creative Cloud, which allows you to create and edit images easily and quickly. Adobe Creative Cloud also offers graphic design, video editing, web development, and photo editing features, meaning you can use the programme for multiple different things. Adobe Creative Cloud can be easily installed on most devices, although you will have to sign up for a subscription and pay a small monthly fee to use the programme. If you are new to the world of image edit and graphic design but want to use Adobe Creative Cloud, there is no need to panic as Adobe Creative Cloud is extremely user friendly and easy to follow along. Although if you are struggling with the programme there are many different guides that you can follow and videos that you can watch to help get you started. 

Spotify

Another great programme that you should install on your computer is Spotify. Spotify is a music streaming service that is extremely easy to download and use. When you have Spotify installed on your computer you can easily listen to your favourite music and stream a number of different podcasts. Although this programme is free to install and use, Spotify provides a premium service that offers a number of different features to users. With Spotify premium, you can download songs, albums, and podcasts onto whatever device that you are using, meaning you will have all of your favourite songs available on your computer for you to listen to whenever you want. Having this premium service also means that you do not have to listen to any adverts that the app has and can listen to all of your songs even without an internet connection. To use this premium service, you will need to pay a small fee every month. 

As you can see there are a number of different apps and programmes that you can download onto your computer. Installing these programmes onto your computer will allow you to make the most out of your computer, meaning you can work and use it more efficiently. 

Poppy Watt

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