Today various Platforms like IOS,MacOs,Linux,Android etc exist as part of a Assault on Windows Dominance.
Windows Applications that were successful , are now popular on other platforms, even the rare ones. Windows Users have the huge power to influence the software pop-culture of today.
FlashGET, Internet Download Manager IDM ? in Android/ Ios , Even if these are native features.
AIMp, VLC , Jet Audio, Media Monkey , Foo Bar Audio ,WinAmp,Itunes,
VLC, MPC ,KM player,QuickTime players,Real Player
The De-facto Image Editing Software
The Mighty Office. Still commands authority even on the competing platforms.
Norton Antivirus , AVAST, Kaspersky AV
File Management and Compression
Irfan View , Picasa ,MS Paint
Adobe Acrobat , Corel Draw , Adobe Reader
Outlook Express , Thunderbird
Chrome , Firefox, Opera
CCleaner , TuneUp Utilities, Daemon Tools
Skype , Yahoo Messenger ,Team Viewer
Now most of these Softwares may or may not have been Ported to Ios or Android but Users will still search for them . One thing is clear however , is that the success rate of these software if very high. It must be the goodwill and emotional attachment that they carry.Do You have something to add to? Write on the comments.