Best free business apps for Windows 10

Windows 10 is now the most popular desktop operating system in the world and business users are improving the experience by using a host of different apps for businesses are available on the

We've compiled a list of top Windows 10 apps aimed at business users. While the list is in no particular order, we particularly like:

- WhatsApp Desktop
- Microsoft To-Do
- One calendar

Read next: Eight free open source alternatives to Windows 10.

Slack
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Slack

Slackis a popular online communication and collaboration platform used by businesses around the world.

It allows team members to chat and share files in real time and offers a faster and more productive user experience than emailing.

Slack also enables users to edit all shared documents and is integrated with numerous tools such as Google Drive, Salesforce, Dropbox and more.

Download here.

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Evernote

Evernote is a free note-taking application that can be accessed across multiple operating systems and devices.

It is available on Windows 10 desktop and can be used to add images, videos and web pages that are saved automatically.

Evernote is also integrated with Microsoft Outlook, Teams and Slack.

Download here.

WhatsApp Desktop
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WhatsApp Desktop

Facebook-owned WhatsApp launched a Windows desktop app in 2016, designed to extend the experience provided by the WhatsApp mobile app.

For users that have WhatsApp installed on their mobile device, this allows you to simply sync all chats and contacts straight to your PC.

The features include voice and video calling, group chat and file sharing.

Download here.

Dropbox
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Dropbox

Dropbox's cloud storage platform is an accessible and secure way to manage important personal documents and those you wish to share with others.

The Dropbox desktop app allows users to access all files saved across all devices, so files saved on a tablet or mobile devices can be accessed on a PC. This is a solid feature for business users that often work out of the office.

Dropbox is a cloud storage app, so you can be assured that all documents are secure. It offers free offline storage and 2GB of free space when you sign up.

Download here.

Trello Central
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Trello Central

Trello Central is the Windows desktop version of Trello, offering most of the features available on the Android app.

Trello Central is a work and life planner and project management tool. It has an easy to use interface which lets you enter tasks into a 'to-do' column and drag them into other sections, for example, 'doing', 'complete' or 'action required' - depending on your task.

You can also assign tasks, set a completion date and have numerous employees collaborate on one board.

Download here.

TeamViewer

TeamViewer

As the name states, TeamViewer Remote Control provides remote control access to any Windows, Mac and Linux computers from anywhere around the world.

This means users are able to control team computers whilst working from home or away from the office – a handy feature during meetings as you can easily switch between screens.

TeamViewer features also include web conferencing, scheduling and multi-platform access.

Download here.

Microsoft To-Do
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Microsoft To-Do

Microsoft To-Dois a simple app that can be used to organise a to-do list as well as note-taking. It is user friendly, allowing users to quickly add things on the go.

This is a helpful feature for scheduling meetings as data can be synced across multiple devices. It also provides a smart suggestions feature to help complete important tasks.

Users can also sync tasks from Microsoft Outlook straight to the app.

Download here.

GoToMeeting
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GoToMeeting

GoToMeetingis great for joining or starting a meeting. This allows users to instantly join meetings while on the go.

The GoToMeeting free version allows meetings with only up to three people at a time, for a meeting of a bigger group it is best to go for the paid version.

It allows you to view slide presentations, spreadsheets and other files directly from the app. Also, using the app you can connect to audio and video conferencing using the internet or dial in over the phone.

Download here.

Microsoft Teams
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Microsoft Teams

For those wanting to stay firmly within the Microsoft family, and those with the appropriate commercial Office 365 subscription, Microsoft Teams is a great choice for an instant messenger with extensive collaboration features.

Microsoft Teams is similar to Slack, but for those running a Microsoft shop, Teams is a great option and comes as part of your subscription, so using it will come at no additional cost.

Key features include instant messaging, group messaging and channels and quick file transfers.

However, although the app itself is free, you'll need an Office 365 subscription to access it.

Download here.

Adobe photoshop express
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Adobe photoshop express

Adobe's express editor enables users to create, edit and filter photos without needing a ton of experience.

For a free app, this app packs quite the punch. It lets users crop, rotate and reverse photos, remove red-eye from photos, apply filters and provides Instagram-style editing.

Download here.

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Network Speed Test

Monitoring your internet speed is vital in ensuring you get the most from your broadband connection.

A slow speed can indicate a break on the line or other issues that need addressing and this app will tell you exactly how well your internet connection is working.

With this app, you'll be able to measure network latency, download and upload speeds and examine your previous network performance history.

Download here.

Salesforce Chatter
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Salesforce Chatter

Salesforce Chatteris great for enterprise collaboration. It allows you to keep up with business processes in a modern way.

Users can create group chats, share files and data all through the free app. It can be accessed both on PC and mobile devices so you can keep up with work discussions from anywhere around the world.

Download here.

Read next: The best enterprise collaboration software

One calendar
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One calendar

One Calendar offers users one platform to view multiple calendars from Google calendar, Outlook, Office365 calendar, Hotmail, Exchange, iCloud and Facebook events.

This is pretty nifty and performs all the tasks a normal calendar would. These include creating events, and offline function, data storage and day, week, month and year views.

Download here.

Skype for Business
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Skype for Business

The Microsoft-owned Skype for Business app is a popular business-focused app that provides an online meeting room, instant messaging and a user-friendly interface.

With this desktop app, you'll be able to enter group video chats, view shared content, privately message, or group message, mute attendees and make audio calls.

Download here.

Translator
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Translator

Translation apps are always useful in business, so having one on your desktop is worthwhile.

Translator is an app that does just that, translates via voice, text and camera shots.

What's more, you'll be able to translate into 51 languages.

Download here.

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