This area covers the sites that specialise in shareware and internet downloads. Many of the larger software suppliers now use the services of companies such as Winsite and Tucows to distribute their software on the Internet so these sites are a valuable source of free or low cost software.  
  • Beta News gives you the opportunity to test all the major software before it is released. An excellent site that puts you in front!
  • Is a great download site from the famous C-Net. There are so many files here it has to be worth a visit. The C-Net site map is here>>.
  • The Download Place chargeable download site that aims to keep software downloads legal. It gives a huge database of music, movies,
  • Freeware Guide offers a central point for free software. It offers a daily update of the freeware on the Internet and really is an excellent start point to get the software you need FOR FREE. There are category lists to help your search too. A very good site indeed.
  • File Forum is a superb forum/download site. Loads of files and discussions as well.

  • Freesite: This site is always well recommended for content and speed of access. Worth a first visit when looking for programs.


  • Free download centre is an excellent site offering free software for download. VISIT! you will be pleased.
  • Grass heap is a great source of free and shareware software.


  • Is sister site to the famous C-Net above. There are so many files here it has to be worth a visit. The C-Net site map is here>>.
  • Simtel is an excellent source for shareware downloadable programs. You can subscribe to a regular e-mail listing the current "hot" programs. It is a great source and well worth a visit.
  • Softlandmark is a virtual freeware and Shareware directory. The entries are selected with the average user in mind.  With right software you can do what you always wanted to do. Browse more and you would surely find unknown and/or unexpected gems from this software mine. Try the movie editing page for a sample of this great site.
  • Sys-internals web site provides you with advanced utilities, technical information, and source code related to Windows 9x, Windows Me, and Windows NT/2000 internals that you won't find anywhere else. 
  • Super shareware: Another well defined site with huge amounts of software available.
  • Tucows: Is a great download site for just about everything from Internet Explorer to shareware products


  • WinSite:  say they are The Planet's Largest Software Archive for Windows shareware and trial ware on the Internet. Win Site Group  is an excellent and well laid out download site with large amounts of software to download. 


  • Find Free Files is a subscription based site that enables its paid members to download using newsgroups. This includes movies, software etc. There are a series of videos that train you in every aspect of downloading files from newsgroups. This is an excellent site.
  • Nice Folders enables you to change the basic yellow folder icons.

  •  Open Office is an office suite of database, word processor and spreadsheet that is basically free, plus It is more than adequate for most applications.
  • Team Next Gen offer some excellent programs all free of charge. Well worth a visit.


 This page was last updated on 20/09/05 2001