Softpedia.com A library of over 20,000 free and free-to-try software programs for Windows and Unix/Linux, games and drivers arranged by category and rated for quality.
FreeDownloadsCenter One of the most popular software archives on the net. The site has over 20,000 freeware and shareware programs available for download. Reviews provided for select apps.
BrotherSoft.com BrotherSoft.com is another shareware /freeware site with over 26,000 apps in multiple categories. The site also offers top downloads, new submissions and editor picks.
SimpleSpark.com A catalog of cool web applications broken down by category. New useful apps added daily. Companies and independent developers can register to display their creations.
Stroud's Consumate Winsock Apps One of the very first, great internet software download sites. Now part of the network owned by Internet.com. CWSApps features file listings, free software downloads, expert ratings, and extensive software reviews for the best Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000, and Windows 3.x applications.
SoftwareSeeker Another top shareware site with over 5,300 shareware, freeware and demo applications listed in 12 major categories. The site offers Featured downloads, latest additions, top downloads and a unique "How Do I" section.
TopDownloads.net Not just another freeware /shareware directory. The site also has sections devoted to skins, screensavers, themes, games and wallpapers. Definitely worth a visit.
Simtel.net One of the oldest and best freeware /shareware directories on the Web. Has all the usual perks like new releases, most popular downloads and much more.
FreewareGenius.com One of the better freeware sites, providing detailed program descriptions as well as user and editorial comments. Definitely worth a visit.
FreewareFiles An excellent freeware resource packed with goodies. Tons of freeware in 14 major categories which include a drivers and libraries section. Worth the visit if you can ignore the popup windows.
5 Star One of the largest shareware/ freeware web sites in the world. Nicely laid out so you can quickly check out the best and most popular apps available. Separate sections for Themes and Screensavers. Thousands of programs listed, including over 400 rated freeware applications.