32 Popular Software Directories

With technology becoming a major part of our daily lives, the use of computers has increased to an unimaginable level. To make our tasks easier and convenient several software are offered by various companies most of which are available for free.

Making it easier for us to access these effective software there have been many software directories which have emerged to be one of the popular hotspots for downloading as well as searching latest and the best software. Some of the popular directories have been discussed below:

1. Softonic

Softonic is the leading software download site in Latin America and Europe. The site offers users with different categories of software for operating systems like Windows and Mac which includes games, internet software, business software, audio software etc. Apart from that it also offers different web apps, phone apps, Palm OS programs and Pocket Pc programs.

2. Download.com

CNET is a popular site offering software for different platforms like Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. It has a huge list of categories from where you can download the software of your choice. Apart from software, you get the games, or latest news and reviews on different products like phones, laptops, camcorders, cameras, GPS etc.

3. Softpedia

You can get a wide range of software available for various categories on this website. Softpedia has a huge collection of software for almost all the major operating systems. It also features software related to mobiles, handheld devices, drivers and games. Some added features include the latest news and reviews on different products.

4. FileHippo

FileHippo is a website which has a great collection of software which has been well categorized as per their usages in categories such as Browsers, file sharing, desktop, drivers, system tuning, etc. The files being on the new European and US servers can be downloaded pretty fast with decent internet connectivity.

5. Brothersoft

This site is definitely one of the largest directories for latest and the most popular software. You can search for software available in different platforms like Windows, Mac, Mobile, games, Widget and Drivers. The site shares many information like new releases, top shareware, recommended downloads, blogs and news.

6. Mac App Store

Apple started offering their own app store with thousands of Mac only apps (software) for OSX. The app store started with their introduction of new OS “Snow Leopard” and has a native Mac application where users can access directory of plenty of mac only free and paid applications. Users required to create Apple ID to sign into app store and download or purchase software or even update applications.

7. SourceForge

SourceForge is basically an open source code repository where various developer gather to develop open source software. It has directory of open source project developed by their own community. You can find some popular open source projects hosted here including filezilla, awstats, eMule, 7-zip and Vuze. It has directory which offers software in multiple categories.

8. ZDNet

The software directory of ZDNet is believed to be the largest in the web. It covers software for Windows, Mobile Systems, and Mac OS. If you are in search of some news and reviews on the latest gadgets, ZDNet is the place where all have been categorized for a friendlier navigation.

9. Soft32

Soft32 has 1000s of software which are tested and certified to be 100% free of viruses, spyware and other malwares. The website features software for Windows, Mac and Mobile available for almost all. Apart from all these features, you can find sections for reviews, news, new releases and essential downloads on Soft32.

10. MajorGeeks

MajorGeeks has an extensive list of software for your operating system. The software uploaded on the site have been tested and verified. The site lists down the top downloaded software along with the latest software uploaded. Further with the categories listed on the left of the homepage makes it easier to browse through the available software.

11. DownloadAtoZ

DownloadAtoZ comes with a wide collection of software related to Windows, Mac, Android, iPad and iPhone. On top of that you can get useful information for software and gadgets from the latest article section. There are over 200,000 freeware and shareware available in this site.

12. FileBuzz

FileBuzz is a website with 1000s of software available for free download. The section of the popular and the most downloaded software makes it easier for the users to learn more about the latest software released. Moreover, every software is tested and verified before being uploaded on the site.

13. FreewareFiles

Software for all categories which are widely searched all over can be found in FreewareFiles. The different categories available in the site include anti-virus, audio and video, business, drivers, internet, network etc. The editors pick section provides a brief overview of some of the most essential software too.

14. Tucows

Since its establishment, Tucows has been offering internet users and internet businesses with useful downloads. Tucows has a huge collection of software related to Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, and Mobile. There are 40,000 software on the website, all tested to be free from spyware and virus.

15. SnapFiles

Downloading quality software for different purposes is made easy and secure with SnapFiles. From freeware to shareware, software of different categories are available in the website for free. On top of that you get access to the most downloaded and popular software’s along with latest user reviews.

16. SharewareConnection

SharewareConnection is the best place to look for top quality sharewares. The categories listed in the website include communications, desktop, drivers, developer tools, games, utilities, servers, securities etc. To get a brief understanding on the performance and use of a software one can refer to the review section of the website.

17. Old Apps

Old Apps is a unique software directory which presents you with a wide assortment of old edition of popular software which is listed along with their predecessors. Once can find a range of software for the popular operating systems i.e. Windows, Mac, Linux.

18. FileCluster

This website has a huge database of software and necessary utilities for your computer. The left side of this website lists different categories like audio and video, ant-virus, internet, security, servers etc. One can even find the list of top 20 popular downloads making it easier to choose the popular software for their systems.

19. FreeDownloadsCenter

FreeDownloadsCenter has a unique and vast collection of software available for different purposes. Software reviews, blog and popular software are listed in the site for the convenience of the users. The software’s that have been launched recently are updated on a regular basis to offer customers with up to date information.

20 PCWorld

PCWorld has a huge collection of software for different categories that can be downloaded easily. It features useful reviews on different software with an added section of the editors’ picks for the recommended software. Categories like Utilities, Internet, Antivirus and Security, Business, etc really makes it easy for a people to download the software of their choice.

Update: They recently updated their website and seems like they dropped many software from their directory.

21. Winsite

Winsite was launched in the year 1995 and presents its users with a wide array of software, utilities and games. They have a collection that is carefully tested before being put up on the site. With tools and utilities from Winsite you can easily change the way your computer works.

22. Soft82

Soft82 is the site where you can find free to download software for your business and home. You can find software related to operating systems like Windows, Linux and Mac which includes shareware, games and drivers. The latest free software that are a big hit in the market can be also be downloaded for free from Soft82.

23. 3D2F

From 3D2F one can find a wide variety of software categorized as per their categories such as audio, business, games, desktop, graphics, internet etc. The right side of the website features the most popular software along with the ones that are released recently. You can download software for Windows, UNIX, Mac, Palm and other sharewares and freeware.

24. SoftPicks

Softpicks is one of the colorful yet big software directories. The interface and the looks of the site is something which strikes the users whereby they provide a range of software for your system. One of the most popular sections on the site is the Games section which features paid as well as free games for download.

25. SoftSea

SoftSea features a large database of free to download software which is easy and safe to download. On top of the website you can find the various categories like audio and mp3, anti-virus and security, communication, design, graphics, internet, etc. Moreover, this site features the latest and most popular software’s as well.

26. SoftwareGeek

SoftwareGeek has a collection of over 30000 software that is available in different categories. Some of the categories listed on the site are games, audio, internet, utilities, web authoring, multimedia and design, etc. The website also features sections for the latest and the most popular software.

27. DownloadJunction

The list of directories in DownloadJunction contains everything from software related to desktops, education, graphics, internet, communication, business, servers, utilities and many more. You can get help regarding all your needs related to your computer at DownloadJunction. You can even search for the software based on the company of your choice from their wide list of available companies.

28. FindMySoft

Launched in the year 2006, FindMySoft has over 1,50,000 software listed on the website. Software from different operating systems like Windows and Mac are available along with the latest updates and news. Users get to know the products in detail from the reviews posted in the site.

29. Download32

Some of the most secure and safe software for your Windows, Mac, Linux, and Palm OS are offered by Download32. You can search as per the category of the software and even get the latest updates on the software along with the most popular and latest downloaded software. The list of categories is vast enough to offer you with some really useful and efficient software.

30. FileHungry

FileHungry is the place where you can find freeware and shareware software that are available for download. Apart from its software library, you can visit the section, script library and code library if you need any type of assistance with scripting or coding. The Submit option allows you to add software in FileHungry.

31. SuperShareware

SuperShareware is a website dedicated to everything related to software. You can download thousands of different software for Mac, Windows, Linux, PDA’s and mobile. They have a huge database of software at the website like games, developer tools, operating systems, etc. The website has an author catalogue, software catalogue, RSS feeds catalogue and Submit software catalogue.

32. RocketDownload

RocketDownload website offers its users with software on various categories like audio, business, games, internet etc. You can get latest software as well as new downloads from the different sections present at the site. If you are interested you can upload the software of your choice through the ‘submit software’ section.

With the availability of top class software it is not only our business that is getting benefited but even our day to day lives. The growing number of companies offering quality software has brought about a major change in many aspects of our life. With these directories featuring software for virtually every need for your systems the task of searching the best software has been simplified to a great extent.

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