The most popular Windows software: from games to streaming to image editing / StartupStockPhotos / / StartupStockPhotos /

A Windows system can be found in almost every household and in numerous companies. One of the many reasons is the vast market for software offered. From video games to streaming and image editing programs , everything is possible. In the following article we would like to introduce you to the most popular programs that are available for Windows.

The most popular computer game for Windows

In the real sense, many opinions differ on the subject of computer games, which is now the best game. Well-known game icons like Half Life 2 or StarCraft 2 can be heard again and again. For this reason, the computer games magazine Gamestar published an article listing the 250 best games . The editors only used the coordination of their own community.

The game hit The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt was chosen as the best game ever . Numerous users particularly emphasized the overall package of excellently told history, exciting quest design and diverse options for action.

The Age of Empires 2 , specially developed for Windows, was chosen for second place . The game is now almost 20 years old and still captivates numerous players. Among numerous game testers, the title is also considered the best strategy game ever.

In third place is the game hit The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim, developed by Bethesda . The community particularly praised the large scope of the game as well as the tremendous possibilities, which are taken to another dimension with the help of modifications .

The most popular streaming services in Germany

Numerous streaming providers are available under Windows, which provide a selected selection of paid and free films and series. Known greats in this area are streaming platforms such as YouTube and Twitch , as well as paid offers such as Amazon Prime and Maxdome .

In Germany, Amazon’s video-on-demand service (VoD) is the market leader in paid services with an occupancy of 47% of all streaming users in Germany. In second place is the well-known streaming service Netflix, which claims almost 20% of the market share . It should also be mentioned here that young people are increasingly using the streaming service. The majority of older people continue to prefer regular television.

According to a study by the digital association Bitkom in 2018, 46% of all 14-29 year olds use VoD services . Only 20% of all people over the age of 64 opt for streaming services such as Netflix and Co. In addition, foreigners in Germany especially like to use the media libraries of the television stations in their home countries. For example, the majority of Italian television channels can also be received in Germany without major problems.

The highlights in image editing

The most widely used image editing program for Windows is Adobe’s notorious Photoshop Elements. The software scores with numerous hobby photographers, designers and journalists around the world due to its simple interface and diverse possibilities. Adobe is also one of the best known and oldest operators in the image processing industry.

It is important that an image editing program like Photoshop needs some performance . The PC must therefore be equipped accordingly. This is also the case when playing, which is why younger users in particular often use gaming PCs with a powerful graphics card, which is required for high-quality Photoshop editing . The streaming is also no problem with the high-end PCs.

Among the free programs, Movavi Photo Editor has become extremely popular in recent years. The possibilities are similar to well-known professional programs, but are easy to use and are therefore also suitable for beginners.