There are millions of download websites exist on the web and so many software download sites to download computer software for free. If you have a long time experience in downloading and installing computer software, I hope you usually go to the developer’s or publisher’s website in order to download software.

Because PC doesn’t have any software distribution store like a smartphone, only websites are the way to download software for computer. Some popular and trusted websites like FileHippo, CNET Download and Softpedia manage millions of software on their own servers, and keep all of them up-to-date. These websites provide software for multiple platforms such as Windows, macOS and Linux.

Following are the best software download websites on the web:

1. FileHippo is one of the best software download websites on the web, that provide thousands of freeware, shareware and demo software for Windows and Mac. The website is really simple to navigate and the latest version software is easy to download. Filehippo host software on their own servers and provide safe download links to users.


2. Softpedia

Softpedia is an another best website to download software for Windows, Mac and Linux, although the site provides software for mobile too. Softpedia keeps all their listed software up-to-date and provide more screenshots to the users. When you click on the download button, you can see multiple download links of the Softpedia’s server and External servers too.

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3. Ninite

Ninite is a way to download and install multiple software on your PC at once. You can make a selection from a list of common software and create a single installer package. As you run the Ninite package on your PC, it will download and install the latest version of the selected software automatically.

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4. CNET Download

CNET Download (or is one of the popular websites on the internet, with over 150,000 software listed for Windows. All the software listed on website are rated and reviewed by editors and public users.

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5. Softonic

Softonic is a highly popular download website with over 100 million users per month. The website host software on their own servers but the users need to be signed in, in order to download software from the Softonic’s server. Without sign in, you can only access the alternative download link.


6. is really a simple way to download offline software installer for PC and Mac. If the software is hosted on the FileHorse’s server, you will get fast speed and virus protection when you download the file, although many listed software on the website are not hosted on the FileHorse Secure server.


7. fulfill your need to download older version of a software. The website manages all older versions of software (even version 1.0) on their own server, and all of them can be easily download without any registration. provides old version software for Windows, Mac and Linux.


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