I would not say every free software the site giveaways are great, but some of them are really-really useful. Software like video converters, IObit's are worth.
There are few other websites that try doing the same, however, those websites are not active and don't provide a good deal as this does!
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I love this site, they give away full versions of new and, tried and tested software. I get about 50% of my software here, plus if you read the reviews, at least those that have downloaded the item, you can sometimes get names of other software to try too.
This is how it works, each day there is a different software product available for free, you have 24 hours to download and register it, you don't get tech support unless it's with the download or registration process. No free upgrades, but if you leave feedback, the best suggestion usually gives you something like a free license from the company. The only drawback is if for any reason you have to re install your OS then you can't re register this software. They do have repeats but, I've found that using Horizon RX enables me to try all the software out there without ever having to worry about malware or virus laden software or sites, so I never have to re install my OS, other than HD failure of course.
You will find some products or companies that you've heard of before.You won't find the likes of Adobe or Microsoft on here, obviously they don't need to give away their products for feedback.
Like any other testing site you will have to wade through reviews from people who have no idea what they are doing or talking about, but there are lots of folk who do so, give it a try it's a safe and legit site, and a great place to try out software that you might not want to buy but just need for a short while.
I have visited this site today to try and see if I could find a particular screensaver that I loved from years ago. It is called bad dog from a software I had years ago. The maker of this software is after dark. This screensaver is a little white dog with a black ring around his eye. He is really cool. He is on your desktop going all over digging holes in your screen and jumping in and out. After he rips up your screen enough you see him inside your computer chewing on the inside until he electrocutes himself. He keeps doing this until your entire screen is gone. Then he starts all over again. While he is reeking havoc on your screen he stops to scratch his fleas and you hear his owner yell BAD DOG. When he yells at him the dog puts his tail between his legs and creeps away in a frightened mood. After a few seconds he starts being bad dog again. He pushes out a trash can and knocks it over too. Really cool I love bad dog. In this software there are other really cool screen savers. If you go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=7azwnqyHd94 you can see a 9 minute show on bad dog. I am trying to find a download for bad dog. I think I may still have the disc from years ago. I think that I need a newer version that is compatible with the Windows I have now. This site claims to have bad dog, I reviewed the entire 10 pages of downloads they have and bad dog is not there. I don't know why they say they have bad dog. I would not recommend a site that says they have something they don't. I hope everyone checks him out on youtube he is cool cool cool. Since I have had this software before it is safe to install on your computer if you can find the software. I have searched amazon, yahoo, e-bay and sites like this one. So maybe someone can help me find my lost bad dog. Lorraine W.
I took a look at the site and it appears they are giving away demo and trial versions of the software. The software looks very legit and doesn't appear illegal in any way. It is just a platform for developer to get new users to their software. On today's free give away it clearly says "The program is available for $29.95, but it will be free for our visitors as a time-limited offer." Which means, the program will expire and then you will have to pay to continue using it. Many software companies include big ones like adobe do this on a regular basis. So, the software really isn't "free" the trial/demo is free. Still not a bad way to check out new software.
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Yep, this one is OK. I've not found anything I needed on it as yet, though I did almost remember to download something once only I forgot until the next day. This is not a site for people who put things off until tomorrow (me, obviously), or who can't remember to go visit it every day to see what's new (also me). With respect to Todd, "time-limited" means that you must download and activate the software within whatever remains of the 24-hour period. There is a separate "activation key" program which has to phone home in order to work, so you need to turn off your firewall for a moment. Then you have a fully activated free copy of the software which is not a demo nor does it expire after a set time. But you can expect no tech support with it, no upgrades, and you mustn't use it for commercial purposes. The catch? Along the way you'll be "invited" at least twice to install another application and you need to be careful not to do that by accident. At the moment, it's an application called "software informer" which compares the versions of many common applications on your computer with its database of the latest versions. It will then nag you to death about getting yourself updated. This software IS a demo and clearly the company hope you'll try and buy. And it's not a bad utility, but if you already know you have older versions of software and you've a good reason for that, then having it tell you is pointless. And many people do choose to run older versions because the later ones are worse. It's not something I want to use, but I've run it in the past and if you need to be totally up-to-date all the time it's as good a way of doing that as anything.
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