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Top 10 Free Computer Software Download Websites

The Top 10 Free Computer Software Download Websites On The Web. Best List Of PC Software Download Website


List Of Best Software Download Sites

Update: When we first published this article, we had listed a few websites which have now been removed due to lack of updates. We have added a few more new options to make sure all sites are working properly in 2019.
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1) Download.Com
Download.com is the mother of all software download websites. It’s the oldest of its type and was established about 14 years ago. This site is owned by CNet, one of the biggest names in Technology News and Products reviews on the Internet.
It has a huge repository of computer software for all platforms like Windows, Mac, and Linux as well as Mobile applications. They also cover web-based applications and services.  The Software section includes over 100,000 freeware, shareware, and try-first downloads.
Downloads are often rated and reviewed by editors and contain a summary of the file from the software publisher. Registered users may also write reviews and rate the product.
2) FileHippo.Com
FileHippo is one of my favorite freeware download website. It offers freeware as well as shareware.
It also offers the FileHippo Update Checker, a small program that scans your computer for installed software from the FileHippo site and suggests available updates for it. Keeping computer software updated is an important step in keeping your computer secure. The FileHippo update checker helps you do that with ease.
3) ZDNet Download
ZDNet’s Software Directory is the Web’s largest library of software downloads. Covering software for Windows, Mac, and Mobile systems, ZDNet’s Software Directory is the best source for technical software.
Over the last few years, they have gone through a number of upgrades and the sites is much better looking and has a better collection of software as compared to when we first listed it here. They list both Freeware and Shareware downloads.
4) Softpedia.Com
Softpedia is a Romanian website that indexes information and provides downloads for software. The site also indexes major technology, science, health, and entertainment news.
Software categories are arranged hierarchically and are modeled after Windows filesystem paths, such as “C: > Mobile Phone > Tools > Nokia.”
Users can sort by criteria such as the date of the last update, the number of downloads, or the rating. There are three viewing modes, normal, freeware, or shareware, which allows users to screen out certain types of software.
5) Tucows.Com
Tucows (originally an acronym for The Ultimate Collection Of Winsock Software, a name which has long since been dropped). It has a popular website directory of shareware, freeware, and demo software packages available to download.
A system of mirror sites is maintained to allow the traffic to the site to be distributed among several worldwide server locations. Tucows has software for many major computer platforms including Windows, Linux and Macintosh, and also older versions of Windows (most notably the Windows 3.x series). They also cover web-based Apps and Services.
6) FreewareFiles.Com
FreewareFiles, as the name indicates a website dedicated to Freeware software and have a number of Open Sources programs listed. They have over 15800 freeware programs available for download on their website. The programs are arranged in categories and it’s quite easy to navigate and find the ones you are looking for.
7) MajorGeeks
MajorGeeks is here to help you get the most out of your computer mainly by offering tools to the beginner or advanced user. It was previously known as TweakFiles in 1997, but since have been renamed. This site is run and maintained by 2 friends Jim and Tim, and their excellent sense of humor gives this site a more personal touch.
Many of the files found here give you a nice interface and even explain things for you in simple terms. Many do not even make modifications until you apply them.
The files provided for download are checked for quality before they are posted. This simply means every program is checked to be sure it basically does what it promises and is spyware and virus free. MajorGeeks has an excellent user community who help new users with computer issues as well as keep a tab on irregularities in software.
8) FileCluster
FileCluster is one of the newer download websites. It’s established in 2006 and has since provided visitors with the latest and updated software. The site provides both Freeware and Shareware programs. They also list WordPress Themes and Latest News about Software Companies.
9) Soft32
Soft32 was established in 2003 and since has updated its software directory regularly. It covers freeware and shareware software for Windows, Mac, and Linux along with Mobile/PDA and has a special iPhone apps section.
It has a repository of 87587 programs and features a Windows forum for getting help with Windows OS issues.
10) Softonic
Softonic was established in 1997 and is Europe’s leading software download site with more than 105,000 freeware, shareware and trial version software titles available with reviews written in Spanish, German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Polish. The English language portal was launched in November 2005.
Softonic International is committed to offering the latest software for all users, on all platforms, with reviews in the world’s most popular languages. One of the cool features of Softonic is a unique software comparison tool that allows you to evaluate multiple programs side-by-side.
If you like to discover new software, check out our Software category for new and useful software and Security category for the best Security software information.


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