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The Software Directory Directory

On the Web since January 1996

Yo, nerd!
The (Ir)reverend Aunt Sally at your beck and callback.

Finding it hard to track down all the software directories?
You've come to the right place, the
Software Directory Directory.
Get your mitts on the places to get your mitts on stuff.
Shareware, freeware, public domain, high tech, you name it.
Tons of stuff at every link.

We aim for completeness, listing every major software directory.
If you know of a software directory not listed on this page,
just send mail to sally at boole.stanford.edu.

CATEGORIES
General Software , Internet Software, Operating Systems,
Scientific Software, Windows Software, Macintosh Software,
Other Platforms, User Groups, Commercial Vendors, Nerdly Interest.

General Software (Free, Share, or Pretty-Good-Price)
Free Software Downloads... Categories: Audio & Multimedia, Business, Communications, Desktop, Development, Education, Games & Entertainment, Graphic Apps, Home & Hobby, Network & Internet, Security & Privacy, Servers, System Utilities, Web Development.

Softpile.com...
Freeware, shareware, and demos. Categories: Business, Desktop, Development, Education, Games, Internet, Multimedia, Utilities. Includes reviews and ratings of over a hundred of its offerings.

BlueChillies.com...
Freeware and shareware. Categories: Games, MP3 and Audio, Drivers, Multimedia, Utilities, Internet, Business, HTML, Info Management, Programming, Home & Education, Desktop Enhancements.

DownloadShareware.com...
Download shareware and freeware. Categories: Audio, Business, Communications, Desktop, Development, Games, Graphics, Home, Internet, Multimedia, Security, Utilities, Webmaster, Links.

QWEAS-Software Search Engine...
Softare directory organized as a search engine.

Wolf-Soft...
Very comprehensive Russian software site. Categories:
Internet (Flash, Promotion, Utilities, Communication, Books, Useful, Managers, Security, E-Mail),
Development (Web, PHP, Perl, JavaScripts, C, Tools),
Mobiles (Utilities, Content, PPC),
Science (Programming, Linguistics, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Astronomy, Chemistry, Medicine, Education),
Music (Organizers, Synthesizers, Players, Editors, Converters, Utilities),
Games (Simulators, Strategy, Action, Arcades, Classic, Gambling, Logical, Puzzles, Cracks, Editors, Fun),
Utilities (Archivers, Multimedia, System, Managers, Hardware, Organizers, Text, Useful, Net, Communication, Security, Automation),
Graphics (Web, 3D, Editors, Utilities, Converters, Decoration, Screensavers, Viewers, Fonts),
Business (Finances, DataBases, Organizers, Useful),
Authors (Add PAD, Add software, Change, forgot id/pass?).

get2use.com...
Chat and webcam software.

JHoodSoft...
John Hood's The Best of Free Software. "Home and small business software, no ads, no time limits, no fluff."

devgalaxy...
Software reviews and free downloads, shareware and commercial. "Find the software you're looking for at DevGalaxy.com - the most comprehensive source for software free downloads on the Web. Includes shareware or commercial audio programs and utilities, Internet and desktop software, applications for developers downloads for small business users and more."

GoLoads...
Straightforwardly organized directory of over 600 offerings. Includes product info, screenshots and reviews. Puzzle & Word Games (148 titles), Arcade Games (125 titles), PIMS & Calendars (96 titles), Databases & Tools (79 titles), File & Disk Management Utilities (127 titles), Backup & Restore Utilities (68 titles), Dictionaries (170 titles), Languages (139 titles).

Visoracle Download...
Comprehensive directory of Freeware, Shareware, Software and other Bitware. Categories: Audio Video, Desktop Tweaks, Games, Graphics, Hobby, Internet, Learning, Messaging, Office, Programming, Screensavers, Security, Servers, System Tools, Web Design.

Jeanne's Freeware Page...
Remarkably comprehensive array of freeware from Holland. Audio, Multimedia, Games, Online Games, Music (General, Jazz, Blues, Country, Oldies, Gospel, Soul, Vintage and Antique, World, Pop, Latin, Instrumental, Folk, French, Classical), Cards, Clipart, Fonts, Harry Potter, Icons, Image Editors, Kids, Lyrics, Screensavers and Wallpapers, Smileys, Web Cams, Website Tools, Weird and Strange, Search Engines, Downloads, FileSharing, Fun, (Photo)Graphic Tools, Instant Messaging, Mail Programs and Tools, Password Generators, PC Help, Protection, Utilities, Web Browsers, Guides, Dictionaries, Inspirational, Lost Children, Weather, Freeware, Genealogie, Health, Maritime, Nostalgia, Shopping, Site Promotion, Space and SciFi, Partners.

FreeFunFiles...
Free software: audio/video, business, children's games, desktop applications, graphics, hobby, PDA, video games.

Software Downloads by Keyword...
Shareware downloads site organized and categorized by over 1500 keywords.

Educational Software Directory...
Directory of learning resources on the web.

NetSharkDownloads.com...
Premier freeware and shareware, in two separate categories.

Pass the Shareware...
Great shareware and freeware downloads. Screensavers, free games, internet tools etc. Also sites offering desktop wallpaper, desktop themes, internet freebies, MP3 music, etc.

Freewwwtools...
Freewwwtools is the result of commercially unbiased researches about freeware selection. Started in 1998, it is listed among Dmoz's 120 Freeware directories sites.

Leithauser Research...
Download shareware, mostly computer security, file protection and business utility software.

Top Quality Freeware...
Very well organized source of freeware.

Shareware.com...
C|Net's search engine for software for many platforms: Windows (3.1/98/NT/DOS), OS2, PC-Games, Unix, Novell-Netware, Amiga, Atari.

Yahoo...
The Yahoo software directory. Over sixty categories of software.

Download.com...
C|Net's search engine for PC software under many categories: Business, Development Tools, Education, Games, Home & Personal, Internet, Kids, Multimedia & Design, and Utilities.

JUMBO...
Large shareware site, over 200,000 free programs, downloads, and shareware. Channels: Business, Demo City, Desktop, Developer, Entertainment, Games, Home & School, Homework Heaven, Internet, Kids Zone, whatsnew, Utilties.

SUNET...
Large Swedish software site, 140 GB. Contents: Amiga, Etext, Games, Internet, Mac, Multimedia, Network, NIR, OS2, PC, Programming, Science, Security, Text-processing, Unix, Vendor links, WWW.

Shareware Junkies...
The Internet's oldest Shareware Review Site, Reviews of DOS, Macintosh, OS/2 and Windows Software. 700+ Pages.

FileTransit...
Over a hundred of the most popular Win95/98/NT shareware applications. Offers newsletter notifying subscribers of latest applications and updates.

MediaBuilder...
Design tools, free graphics, tutorials, etc.

Open Window...
Education and utility shareware and freeware by Dick Bryant.

Walnut Creek CDROM...
Free downloads of the best computer software, freware, and shareware.

Galt...
Galt's Shareware Zone. Hottest shareware downloads, latest shareware reviews, free shareware newsletter.

Info Service...
Wide range of software: web browsers, communication, viewers, mail clients, file/archie/finger, audio apps, gophers, HTML editors, news readers, terminal/telnet apps, utility, games, software/systems, FTP sites, Gopher sites, Macintosh, Amiga, Unix, antivirus, drivers, patches & more, Windows NT, Windows 95.

BarCode1...
Bar code shareware and demoware for many platforms: DOS, Windows, OS/2, Mac, Unix. Also truetype fonts, label printing, OCR software, printer drivers, etc.

ASP...
Association of Shareware Professionals, a shareware consortium.

JGAA...
Jarle Aase's remarkable, dare I say unique, assortment of software, tips, etc. etc. from Norway.

T & P SC...
Beautiful screen savers and web graphics by Anthony Beaudion.

Happy Puppy...
"The #1 Games Site on the Internet"

High-Tech Shareware...
Over 500 shareware games.

CPU Cyberware...
Links to hardware and software sites. (Formerly Peter's Power Links.)

RISS...
R.I. Soft Systems. Screensavers, games, other odds and ends.

Nerd's Heaven...
The Software Directory Directory. "So complete it even references itself."

FreshShare.com...
Another software directory in the spirit of Nerd's Heaven. Comprehensive source of freeware and shareware downloads. Categories: audio/video, utilities, internet and desktop software, applications for developers, downloads for small business users.

Internet Software
Codango...
A directory of scripts, applications, and tutorials for JSP, ASP, ASP.NET, and PHP server side scripting. Web development reviews, resources, and inspiration.

ServerFiles.com...
A treasure trove of software for network administrators and IT professionals looking for networking & server software for Windows 2003/2000/NT. Software for network security, Internet servers, communications & collaboration, network administration, MS server add-ons, terminal servers and thin-client servers.

5 Star...
Huge variety of Internet software for Win95/8. Categories: Antivirus, Archie Clients, Audio, Browsers: WWW/Offline/Add-Ons/SearchBots, Chat-IRC, Compression, Dial & Connect, Download Managers, EMail: Anti-Spam/Checkers/Clients, FTP Clients, HTML: Accessories/Color Pickers/Editors/Validators, Image: Animators/Editors/Mappers/Viewers, Internet Tools, Log Analyzers, News: Usenet Readers/Online Services, Parental Control, Applications: Telnet/Security/Streaming, Web Promotion Tools.

Tucows...
Large Winsock software directory.

Email Software.com...
Software for a wide range of email functions. Categories: Email servers, email clients, email utilities, robots, fax gateways, pager gateways, email services.

Operating Systems
Linux...
The home page for Linus Torvalds' amazingly popular freeware Unix.

FreeBSD...
Berkeley Unix for the Intel x86. Emphasis on performance.

NetBSD...
Berkeley Unix for a number of architectures. Emphasis on platform-independence.

Scientific Software
EquPlus: Science and Math Equations - Database of over 300 science and math equations including constants, symbols, and SI units. Areas: Algebra, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Signal Processing, Statistics, Trigonometry. Every equation provided in both LaTeX and MathType 5.0. Latex equations easily edited to produce application-specific variants.

Innovative Stochastic Algorithms...
Very interesting directory of ANISE-based statistical algorithms, adapted to economics, biology, finance, etc.

NHSE...
National HPCC Software Exchange
(HPCC = High Performance Computing and Communications)
Under development by the Center for Research in Parallel Computation (CRPC).
Includes pointers to
Catalog... of NHSE's stuff.
Netlib... Grandaddy of numerical analysis software sites. Also see HotGAMS (next entry, below).
Vendors of Repository Tools and Information Services...
and links to many other scientific computing resources including most of those listed here.

HotGAMS...
Guide to Available Mathematical Software: an on-line cross-index of mathematical and statistical software in use at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Hot as in HotJava. Nearly 10,000 problem-solving modules from some 100 software packages are indexed, including a large subset of the netlib (see preceding entry) collection.

BenchWeb...
Benchmark information and software. "BenchWeb is a starting point for finding information about computer system performance benchmarks, benchmark results, and benchmark code. The site is maintained at the University of Tennessee Computer Science Department by Innovative Computing Labs."

Grid Generation...
Grid Generation Software Catalog, Collection of annotated links maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station.

HPC Netlib
The high performance branch of Netlib. Provides cataloging, evaluation, and distribution of high performance math software, assistance obtaining and installing software, and communication between software authors and user community.

PTLib...
Parallel Tools Library. Similar resources to PHC Netlib (above).

NCSA Parallel Computing...
Archive sponsored by the NCSA Enabling Technologies Team for Parallel Computing. Software for linear algebra, PDE's, graph and mesh partitioning. Parallel programming environments, languages, and tools.

NPACI...
NSF National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure. Yet more distributed and parallel processing tools and environments.

Windows Software
(Internet software for Windows is listed under Internet Software.)

Freewarefiles.com...
A programmer's delight. Large and well-organized source of Windows 98/NT freeware. Categories: Windows 98/95/NT Free software (Desktop Enhancements, Games, Graphics Applications, HTML Applications, Internet Tools, Multimedia, Organize/Plan/Produce, Text Editors, Utilities), Programming/Libraries/Drivers (Setup File Creators, Drivers, Libraries, Visual Basic runtime files), Win 3.x Free Software Directory (Applications, Games, Internet Tools, Utilities).

No Nags...
Windows freeware (as opposed to shareware). "A collection of Windows software that has no nags, no time limits, no disabled features or any other tricks... NONAGS only lists freeware and the very few shareware programs that meet these criteria."

2GlobalMart.com...
Comprehensive and well-organized source of 11,000 Shareware and freeware downloads. Categories: Business, Email Tools, Games, Information Management, Multimedia and Graphics, Network and Internet, Palm Pilot, Shell and Desktop, Utilities, Web Authoring.

Windows 95 Applications List...
Large collection of shareware and freeware for Windows 95. Every program documented with a substantial paragraph.

coolscreens.com...
Cool screensavers for Windows.

BraneStormer...
About a hundred freeware links, organized under the following categories: Freeware Discussion, Hard Disk Utilities, Programs, Internet, HTML, Chats, Shareware, E-Mail Update, Freeware Links

Delta PC...
Shareware and Freeware.

Macintosh Software
(Internet software for Macintosh is listed under Internet Software.)

MacOS.com...
MacOS.com Shareware.

UMich Mac Archives...
University of Michigan Mac Archives

ZDNet Mac...
The Ziff-Davis Macintosh page.

Other Platforms
Freshmeat... Linux software. Very comprehensive archive. Click on "appindex" for categories, viz: Administration, Anti-Spam, Backup, CD Writing, Communication, Compression Utilities, Documentation, Drivers, Editors, Emulators, Encryption, FTP Clients, File Managers, Filesystems, Financial, Firewall and Security, Games, Graphics, IRC, Log Analyzers, MP3, Mini Distributions, Mirroring, Modem gettys, Monitoring, Networking, News, Packaging, Scientific Applications, Shells, Sound, System, Text Utilities, Viewers, Web Browsers, eMail.

Dave Central...
Outstanding collection of Internet related software for Linux.

Amiga Web Directory...
Former monster list of all Amiga links. Now retired but still the place to go to find the rest of the world's Amiga links.

Visual Basic...
Visual Basic Web Directory. "This site is my attempt to compile the definitive Visual Basic directory." Includes the larger well-known sites plus hundreds of lesser-known ones.

User Groups
General: Association of Personal Computer User Groups...

Amiga: Saskatoon...

Linux: Switzerland...

Macintosh: Arizona...

OS/2: Central Ohio... | Mid-Atlantic... | MIT...

Sun: Japan...

TeX: UK...

Commercial Vendors

These are directories of vendors, as opposed to directories of the products of a single vendor. These directories are best suited to browsing; for more specific searches use a search engine or follow one of the links below to a directory that is either organized by category or includes a search capability, or both as with Yahoo.

Business software directory...
Well-organized directory of 2500 business applications and IT tools. Categories: Customer Management, Finance & Accounting, Governance, Risk, Compliance, HR & Employee Management, IT & Communications, Marketing, Operations Management, Sales, multimedia/video tools, anti-virus programs, Internet tools, PC utilities.

Twimbee...
Discount software and other downloads. Categories: games, multimedia/video tools, anti-virus programs, Internet tools, PC utilities.

Core Download...
Well-organized site offering essential software. Categories: Audio & Multimedia, Business, Communications, Desktop, Development, Education, Games & Entertainment, Graphic Apps, Home & Hobby, Network & Internet, Security & Privacy, Servers, System Utilities, Web Development.

Software Advice...
Construction industry software information. Offers profiles, reviews, and comparisons of commercial software packages for the construction industry. Fill out your requirements and they will give you a side-by-side comparison of suitable products.

Downloads Plaza...
A large software superstore "with cheap prices, mega discounts and clean downloads."

Programs 101...
Small business and personal finance software programs with user friendly interfaces for Mac and PC, custom software development and database consulting services.

PCSoftware4U...
Amazon associate site facilitating navigation around Amazon's main offerings from Apple, Roxio, Microsoft, Intuit, H&R Block, Adobe, Corel, Macromedia, Best Software SB, PC-cillin, Zone Labs, Norton, ScanSoft, Nolo Press, Novell, Autodesk, Tri Synergy, and Electronic Arts.

Softwarely.com...
Computer Software & Cheap Software Downloads Guide

IT Pro Downloads...
Windows software. Part of Tech Web Business Technology Network.

Macrodownloads...
Try-before-you-buy software.

The Ultimate Software Directory...
Games, Graphics, Audio, Screen Savers, Development Tools, Internet, Business, Utilities, Education, Home-Hobby.

SoftwareMirror.Com...
Downloads of Windows Software. Over 10,000 titles, arranged in categories: Audio, Business, Communications, Desktop, Development, Education, Games, Graphic Apps, Home, Network, Security, Servers, System Utilities, Web Development.

Downloads4all.com...
Shareware software downloads for Windows arranged in categories including audio, graphics, multimedia,internet, utilities and web authoring.

Capterra - The Enterprise Software Center...
Online, interactive directory of enterprise software solutions catering for ERP, CRM, eBusiness, and industry-specific software. Aunt Sally's Pick of the Crop!

Business Software Directory - The Software Network...
Comprehensive directory of business software and enterprise software solutions.

Softzoo.com...
Detailed descriptions, feature comparison, price comparisons. Categories: Calculate & Analyze (Income Taxes, Personal Finance, ... ) Communicate & Collaborate (Fax, Remote Computer Use, ...) Create & Design (Draw & Paint, Home Building, ...) Enhance Computer (Antivirus, Voice Recognition, ...) Learn & Research (Early Learning, Languages, ...) Organize, Plan & Track (Contacts, Family Tree, Legal, ...) Play & Enjoy (Games, Cooking, Gardening, ...) Write, Compose & Edit (Office Suites, Labels, Scan, ...)

SoftSearch...
Humongous (22,000 developers, 110,000 titles) online database of commercial software information. Search by developer name, software title, and keyword.

Yahoo...
The Yahoo software directory. Organized by category and can search.

Software Methods and Tools...
Directory of several hundred software development methods and tools from more than a hundred software vendors. Discussion group, one-stop-shopping developer's toolstore, consulting services, etc.

SoftScout...
Directory of business software, including vendor information, hardware/software requirements, screenshots, pricing, and links to the vendor web site. Categories: Communications, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Product Development, Supporting Operations, Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, Infrastructure, Operations, Sales/Marketing, System Development.

Turboguide...
Search engine for commercial software products. Search can specify platform, language (natural), keywords, title, and/or vendor.

Chumbo...
Software shop. Games, business software, graphics, online media tools, etc.

Nerdly Interest
Slashdot...
"News for nerds. Stuff that matters." Where the informed nerd goes to stay that way.

FreewareWeb...
Email newsletter. "Highlights the best software, themes, too-good-to-miss sites, fonts, technology news, tips, and reviews of the best products available on the market." 3-4 issues/month.

See room for improvement in this metadirectory?
Have a directory to add, or know of one?
Notice any inaccuracies, inconsistencies, unevenness?
Throw it all at The Irreverend Aunt Sally, sally at boole.stanford.edu.
We can respond to queries about software directories but regrettably not about particular software items.

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