Softpedia

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Softpedia
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Softpedia homepage
Web address softpedia.com
Slogan UPDATED ONE MINUTE AGO
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Download website
Registration Optional (not compulsory to download software)
Available in English, Romanian, and Spanish
Owner SoftNews NET SRL Romania
Launched 2001 (2001)
Alexa rank negative increase 1,062 (September 2014)[1]
Current status Active

Softpedia is a website that indexes information and provides primarily software information and downloads. Its main sections are Windows, Mac, Mac PPC, Linux, Games, Handheld (mobile software), Drivers, Mobile and News. It also covers technology, science, health and entertainment topics from both external and in-house sources, and it provides software and game reviews.

It was the first site that scanned its listed software for viruses and malware, which is now a common practice. It was also one of the first software sites to clearly mark ad-supported software in its listings.[citation needed] Wherever possible, it includes one or more screenshots of each application, often showing the application's menus to help illustrate its features. Softpedia does not repack software for distribution. It provides direct downloads of software in its original distribution form, links to developers's downloads, or both.

Like Download.com, Softpedia is a "popular destination for software downloads".[2] It is owned by SoftNews NET SRL., a Romanian company.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Softpedia.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Jameel, M. S.; Akshat, A.; Singh, C. T. (August 26–28, 2008). "Enhancements in query evaluation and page summarization of The Thinking Algorithm". International Symposium on Information Technology, 2008. Vol. 3. pp. 1–8. doi:10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4632050. ISBN 978-1-4244-2327-9. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 

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