A laptop's most essential few applications
Here is a list of the top 10 most useful applications you will need on your laptop while traveling REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

Laptop applications and programs are of different nature but some of them are more helpful while traveling.

Here is a list of the top 10 most essential applications for your laptop while you are traveling. All are free for download.

YouTube Downloader HD: Download and save your favorite YouTube videos in HD to avoid the time consuming process of streaming the videos again and again while traveling.

Read It Later: The application has been developed to save web pages from your computer and phone to read later in an offline mode or when an internet connection is not available.

BattCursor: The BattCursor displays the laptop’s existing battery life. The application is customizable and is free for download.

Eraser: This software safely deletes any unwanted files. It can be a perfect program when the user is discarding or donating his laptop and need to delete the remaining information for good.

Connectify: Connectify converts your laptop or Android phone into a Wi-fi hotspot that permits other devices to use the area’s Ethernet-only connection.

Free Download Manager: The program speeds up your downloads and has the ability to resume paused downloads and can be helpful when a limited amount of access time is available.

Prey: This is an open-source application that lets you locate and recover a stolen laptop or smartphone. The application gives you the option of turning on functions of the missing device that may help to locate it.

IObit Toolbox: The IObit Toolbox offers about 20 tools for diagnosing and fixing PC problems anywhere and anytime. This application usually comes handy when tech support is unavailable.

Virtual CloneDrive: The program allows you to access CDs and DVDs as files on the computer’s hard drive. The Virtual CloneDrive saves you from the extra effort of carrying optical discs with you.

LogMeIn Hamachi: This helps you to set up your own VPN (Virtual Private Network). This lets you access internet securely wherever you have an internet connection.