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Find out websites that allow free software download

Software can be expensive; very often a single-copylicense can cost much more than what you paid for your computer. Thankfully, there are bona fide internet resources from where you can get free and legal software that meet your needs.

Ninite

Just like bagas31 If you have bought a new computer, Ninite is a one-stop shop that allows you to install a whole bunch of utilities and tools in a single swoop. On its main page, you will find over 80 titlesin categories such a web browsers, media players, photo imagers, office productivity suites, security tools, and utilities.

Select whatever software you want, and Ninite creates a single installation file which you will need to download and run. From here on, the service does the rest. It picks the right 32- or 64-bit version of the software for your PC and it even opts out of third-party toolbars and add-on prompts that appear in the middle of an installation process.

The Ninite installer even updates the software you’ve chosen. Just run it every few months to download and install their latest stable versions.

 

 

File Hippo

Between these three websites, you can find software for each and every computing task you can think of.

File Hippo divides its downloads into 18 categories, including anti-virus, compression tools, file sharing, office productivity and photo imaging.

On its main page, it carries a list of its ‘Top 10’ most popular downloads. It alsohas a section for businesssoftware, where youcan find programs for accounting, project management, sales, marketing and human resources.

The website even has a ‘Reviews’ section, and we recommend you browse through its contents to discover new and useful programs.

File Puma

File Puma is similar to File Hippo in its offerings. Only, here, on its homepage itself, you get an upfront listing of the top six software in each category.

Both, websites have free downloadable tools – the File Hippo App Manager and File Puma Update Detector – that scan your PC for installed applications, and let you know if there are new releases available.