The best 64-bit apps for your PC

But businesses and home users can also take advantage of its powerful features. Best used with a headset and microphone, TeamSpeak has been rewritten to support 64-bit systems and features new codecs, automatic microphone adjustment and advanced noise reduction to ensure clear connectivity. Version 3 also comes with a more modern look, improved security and privacy controls.

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GIMP

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GIMP

There are basic image editors and then there is GIMP. This full-fat image manipulation software gives you Photoshop levels of control over your images for free, ranging from simple image resizing and photo retouching, to more advanced features such as gradient brushes, tileable textures and colour curves.

If there's a catch, it's that GIMP has a reputation for being fiddly to use, and getting to grips with it as a beginner can be difficult. But because GIMP is open source, it is widely supported and there are a ton of tutorials online, covering everything from text effects to animation.

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PDFSam

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PDFSam

Previously known as PDF Split and Merge, PDFSam is a free and open source piece of software that can separate a large PDF into smaller chunks or merge several PDFs into one bigger file. It's a time-saving piece of software, enabling you to manipulate PDFs with a few mouse clicks rather than recreate them. Both 32- and 64-bit versions of the software are available.

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Adobe Flash Player

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Adobe Flash Player

Although the future of the web animation points squarely to HTML5, much of today's top internet content still relies on the presence of Adobe Flash and requires the Adobe Flash Player. As Adobe points out, Facebook games won't work without its Flash Player and many video sites (including YouTube) still use Flash.

To make sure that you're not missing out on any web content when using either the Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers, check that your version of the Adobe Flash Player is bang up to date. Version 11 of the Adobe Flash Player introduced a 64-bit version, which should improve performance on 64-bit systems.

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