The readers have voted and now we have the results. Second category in the 2012 Lifehacker Awards is Best Desktop Software. Who scored the readers’ choice and editor’s choice awards?
Readers’ Choice: Chrome
This isn’t a surprising result: Chrome is the most popular choice of browser for Lifehacker readers (used by 38 per cent of you over the last year), and the increased popularity of web apps means that the browser is inevitably our most used piece of software. Chrome still isn’t perfect (when will keyword bookmarks syncing finally work properly), but it remains the browser to beat at the moment.
Editor’s Pick: VLC
VLC doesn’t have a particularly shiny interface. What it does offer is an unmatched ability to handle just about any video file you can throw at it without becoming a massive resource hog. It’s one of the first pieces of software I install on any new machine, and it ran a surprisingly close second to Chrome in our reader poll. [clear]
Stay tuned throughout the week; we’ll announce a new category winner each day.