Are you a Windows Mobile lover? I am ““ I absolutely love the platform and I have mastered it (I even wrote a MakeUseOf guide for Windows Mobile). I am running Windows Mobile 6.5 now and I am looking for a good copy of 7 for my handheld now. But that is another story for another time!
Today we will be looking at my favorite places for downloading Windows Mobile 6 freeware. My favorite will be listed last and not covered as extensively as the first two ““ this is due to the fact that it also hosts a lot of hacked applications that should cost money.
We do not advocate this at MakeUseOf and urge you to pay for software that helps you. It will aid in the development of more applications that will help you! Do you follow me?
First up is FreewarePocketPC. Head on over there to see a full blown catalog of Windows Mobile freeware divided up by category. They have a RSS feed and a search box on the home page for easier stalking and searching.
You will see the applications further down on the home page in a detailed view. Showing when it arrived, how many times it was downloaded and what categories it shows up in. For some products you will see a rating scale from 0 to 5.
When you click on a category you will see a tighter list with less details, click on what you want to download and you will see more details including a screen shot.
You can socialize the application, rate the application, favorite the application and of course download the application from its detail screen.
Towards the bottom of the page you will also see an embed code to embed the download in your blog or website.
The homepage shows featured downloads with huge total download numbers ““ these are highly popular downloads as you can see.
This site also has categories. We clicked on System Utilities and can further filter by age and other search options. You can click on the Free filter to only see free downloads! You can also filter out applications that would not be compatible with your device.
When you get to the products download page you will see a detailed description, how many times it was downloaded in total, downloads this week and much more. You will see your screenshot here as well. Download the application by clicking Download Now.
And last but CERTAINLY not least is Xda-developers. Xda-Developers is my one stop shop for freeware, roms and everything Windows Mobile. But as I said before it can also have cracked or pirated software so check this one out on your own with the knowledge that there may be some shady goings on over there. But you can find any piece of mobile software probably ever created over at Xda!
Do you have another favorite site for grabbing Windows Mobile 6 freeware? We would love to hear about them in the comments.