is an Internet web site that indexes information and provides software downloads. The site also covers major technology, science, health, and entertainment news from both external and in-house sources and provides software and game reviews. , it is one of the top 500 websites according to Alexa
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rankings, and the 10th most visited site by Romanians. Like Download.com
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, it is a "popular destination for software downloads".
Software categories are arranged hierarchically and are modeled after Windows filesystem paths, such as "C: \ Mobile Phone Tools \ Sony Ericsson". Users can sort by criteria such as the date of the last update, the number of downloads, or the rating. There are three viewing modes, normal, freeware
Freeware is computer software that is available for use at no cost or for an optional fee, but usually with one or more restricted usage rights. Freeware is in contrast to commercial software, which is typically sold for profit, but might be distributed for a business or commercial purpose in the...
, or shareware
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, allowing users to screen out certain types of software.
It is owned by company Softnews Net, from Romania
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea...
. Although it is of Romanian ownership, the website is oriented to English speakers. In 2006, 95% of revenue came from outside Romania; by 2007 it had 3.5 million visitors per week and most were from abroad.
As of October 28, 2011:
- Number of applications indexed: 1,036,949
- Total number of downloads: 2,039,460,972