Looking for the latest and greatest software freebies to keep your device of choice up-to-speed? Here are 5 of the best sites to find interesting — and sometimes necessary — software and apps to make your life easier.
1. CNET / Download.com – download.CNET.com – Known for its organizational style and vast selection of software, CNET is often rated the number one software downloading site on the web. The selection of software is very comprehensive and well organized. The site is sharp, stylish, and easy to navigate. You won’t have any trouble finding what you are looking for. Take advantage of the blog posts and articles as you may come across something useful that you didn’t expect to find. CNET also does a very thorough job of keeping the website and their files secure and free from harm. Additionally, the site provides feedback and reviews for each download available. Incidentally, YTD’s Youtube Downloader has been a perennial top download on CNET.
2. FileHippo – filehippo.com -FileHippo is known for its simplicity. It’s a no-nonsense website where you can easily find the software downloads you’re looking for. The set-up is very basic and provides a safe and manageable experience. FileHippo only provides the highest quality and most popular downloads. They focus on quality over quantity. All software is 100% malware free. They keep all versions of software, just in case you prefer an older version over the newer version. They also have extremely fast servers to ensure that your downloaded files take no time at all.
3. Softpedia – softpedia.com – Softpedia.com uploads and hosts files for various types of software. You can search for software for Windows, Mac, the mobile operating systems, and even Linux. This website has one of the largest libraries of online gaming downloads out of any of the other software downloading sites. One of the highlights of Softpedia.com is that it also has a large section for tech news and updates. The homepage has a portion of the latest headlines with links to full stories and information and more.
4. TuCows – www.tucows.com – Although this site has an awkward set up, it is known for to have a huge selection of software available for download. You can find useful applications for mobile devices, Windows, Mac and other platforms. This site even has applications for Linux operating systems, which aren’t always easy to find on other download sites. This site accepts submissions from software developers in order to promote and distribute their hard work. The developers are able to create accounts and upload software for beta testing and receive reviews Make sure you check back every now and again to make sure you have the latest and most up to date versions for your software!
5. Brothersoft – brothersoft.com – This site has an enormous selection of software downloads. The website has brought together a series of freeware, trial versions, and retail software downloads. The site is very easy to use and is constantly updated. Finding the software you need is very straightforward. The number of downloads available is constantly increasing and are added by developers via a submission process. Each item is reviewed, tested, and scanned for viruses and malware. If the item passes this inspection, Brothersoft will upload it onto the site for users to download. Most of the files available are free, but there are a few exceptions. Make sure you register as a user on the site so you can get the full range of benefits for being a member.
YTD YouTube Downloader is a free software that allows you to download, convert and save any YouTube video to watch later on your desktop computer or mobile device. It also works with a variety of other video sites like Vimeo and Tube8.