Software of Microsoft

Microsoft is a developer of personal computer software. It is best known of Software for Microsoft its Windows operating system, the Internet Explorer and subsequent Microsoft Edge web browsers, the Microsoft Office family of productivity software plus services, and the Visual Studio IDE.

The company also publishes books and video games, and produces its own line of hardware. The following is a list of the notable Microsoft software applications on Microsoft Windows.

Ranking Microsoft Application Usage
1 iexplore.EXE 449588
4 EXCEL.EXE 13116
5 Solitaire.exe 7822
6 freecell.exe 6761
7 SpiderSolitaire.exe 6165
8 notepad.exe 5621
9 WinMail.exe 5543
10 calc.exe 4774
12 WinCal.exe 3172
13 sol.exe 2837
14 spider.exe 2642
15 Hearts.exe 2406
16 mspaint.exe 1937
17 Mahjong.exe 1741
18 wordpad.exe 1147
19 regedit.exe 994
20 MSPUB.EXE 919
22 MineSweeper.exe 506


1. Internet Explorer :

Internet Explorer is the top Microsoft Application. Internet Explorer is a discontinued series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft, included in the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems which was later discontinued on June 15, 2022.

2. Winword.exe :

A nickname for the Windows version of Microsoft Word (Word was first released for DOS, then Windows). It has also been used for the file name of the executable and the default folder name for the application. See Microsoft Word.

3. Outlook.exe :

Outlook allows you to send and receive email messages, manage your calendar, store names and numbers of your contacts, and track your tasks.

4. Excel.exe :

Microsoft Excel enables users to format, organize and calculate data in a spreadsheet. By organizing data using software like Excel, data analysts and other users can make information easier to view as data is added or changed. 

5. Solitaire.exe :

Microsoft intended Solitaire “to soothe people intimidated by the operating system,” and at a time where many users were still unfamiliar with graphical user interfaces, it proved useful in familiarizing them with the use of a mouse, such as the drag-and-drop technique required for moving cards.

6. Freecell.exe :

FreeCell is a solitaire card game played using the standard 52-card deck. It is fundamentally different from most solitaire games in that very few deals are unsolvable, and all cards are dealt face-up from the very beginning of the game.

7. SpiderSolitaire.exe :

Spider is a type of patience game, and is one of the more popular two-deck solitaire games. The game originates in 1949, and its name comes from a spider’s eight legs, referencing the eight foundation piles that must be filled to win the game.

8. Notepad.exe :

Notepad is a generic text editor included with all versions of Microsoft Windows that allows you to create, open, and read plaintext files. If the file contains special formatting or is not a plaintext file, it cannot be read in Notepad.

What is the most used software of Microsoft?

Microsoft Excel has been at the top of the world’s most popular software list for several years now. Our mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential by creating technology that transforms the way people work, play, and communicate.