Softonic : Popular Software Directory

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Softonic is the second largest software directory (and software review) website in the world. It serves almost one million software downloads per day and gets around 20 mil. visitors per month. Although Softonic lists both free and commercial software it provides a range of filtering options letting you filter non-free programs from the search results.

Softonic - Software Directory and Reviews

Softonic Features:

  • Browse software by section (Mac, Windows, Mobile, Palm, Pocket PC) OR by Popular user searches (see image below).
  • Discover interesting programs via ‘Top weekly’ downloads and ‘Top ranked’ sections.
  • Possibility to filter search results (or any in-category list) by ‘freeware only.’
  • Bookmark favorite programs in your account page.
  • Keep history of all downloaded programs. And receive “new release” notifications.
  • RSS Feeds: Monitor latest programs for each main category (Windows, Mac, Palm OS, Pocket PC, Phones)
  • Multiple download sources for each program.
  • Counts almost 70.000 programs in it’s database.
  • Cool Blog (InsideTonic): Daily PC tips and handy software reviews.
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