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PC Software includes a wide assortment of tools and programs that make using your computer more effective fun, efficient, or productive. Examples include word processors, music and multimedia players, video games, graphic and design software, and online communication tools such as Skype or Google Hangouts or a more robust email program. Microsoft products include email clients and social media clients editors, PDF readers, and productivity software like calculator, calendar or to-do list are also very popular.

Operating systems for computers (OS) are the most common type of computer software. OS programs typically have an interface that is graphical (GUI) or, for certain OS models, a less complex command-line interface. The average user of computers interacts with the OS via these GUIs.

System software is usually written in a low-level programming languages, which makes it easier to communicate the hardware systems. It also manages several essential functions, including memory management and task scheduling.

If your hard drive is stuffed with a massive game installation or a lot of backups from the past cleaning up software can be a lifesaver. SpaceSniffer from Uderzo Software, for instance will help you recover space by scanning your hard drive and presenting the results visually in a comprehensible grid. When you’re ready for old files to be taken out, a powerful and effective undelete tool like Recuva, which is from Piriform (the creators of CCleaner) can help bring them back from the dead.