The Software Directory
On the Web since January 1996
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.
know of a software directory not listed on this page,
just send mail to sally at boole.stanford.edu.
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.
Freeware, shareware, and demos. Categories: Business, Desktop,
Development, Education, Games, Internet, Multimedia, Utilities.
Includes reviews and ratings of over a hundred of its offerings.
Freeware and shareware. Categories: Games, MP3 and Audio, Drivers,
Multimedia, Utilities, Internet, Business, HTML, Info Management,
Programming, Home & Education, Desktop Enhancements.
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.
Very comprehensive Russian software site. Categories:
Internet (Flash, Promotion, Utilities, Communication, Books,
Useful, Managers, Security, E-Mail),
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?).
Chat and webcam software.
John Hood's The Best of Free Software. "Home and small business
software, no ads, no time limits, no fluff."
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."
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).
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.
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.
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 is the result of commercially unbiased
researches about freeware selection. Started in 1998, it
is listed among Dmoz's 120 Freeware directories sites.
Download shareware, mostly computer security, file protection
and business utility software.
- Top Quality
Very well organized source of freeware.
C|Net's search engine for software for many platforms: Windows
(3.1/98/NT/DOS), OS2, PC-Games, Unix, Novell-Netware, Amiga, Atari.
The Yahoo software directory. Over sixty categories of software.
C|Net's search engine for PC software under many categories:
Business, Development Tools, Education, Games, Home & Personal,
Internet, Kids, Multimedia & Design, and Utilities.
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,
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.
Over a hundred of the most popular Win95/98/NT shareware applications.
Offers newsletter notifying subscribers of latest applications and updates.
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
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.
Bar code shareware and demoware for many platforms: DOS, Windows,
OS/2, Mac, Unix. Also truetype fonts, label printing, OCR software,
printer drivers, etc.
Association of Shareware Professionals, a shareware consortium.
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"
Over 500 shareware games.
Links to hardware and software sites. (Formerly Peter's Power Links.)
R.I. Soft Systems. Screensavers, games, other odds and ends.
The Software Directory Directory. "So complete it even references
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.
A directory of scripts, applications, and tutorials for JSP,
ASP, ASP.NET, and PHP server side scripting. Web development
reviews, resources, and inspiration.
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
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,
The home page for Linus Torvalds' amazingly popular freeware Unix.
Berkeley Unix for the Intel x86. Emphasis on performance.
Berkeley Unix for a number of architectures. Emphasis on
- 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
- Innovative Stochastic
Very interesting directory of ANISE-based statistical algorithms,
adapted to economics, biology, finance, etc.
National HPCC Software Exchange
(HPCC = High Performance Computing and Communications)
Under development by the Center for Research in Parallel Computation
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
NSF National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure.
Yet more distributed and parallel processing tools and environments.
(Internet software for Windows is listed under Internet
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."
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
Large collection of shareware and freeware for Windows 95.
Every program documented with a substantial paragraph.
Cool screensavers for Windows.
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.
(Internet software for Macintosh is listed under Internet Software.)
- UMich Mac Archives...
University of Michigan Mac Archives
- ZDNet Mac...
The Ziff-Davis Macintosh page.
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
Association of Personal Computer User
- 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.
Discount software and other downloads. Categories: games,
multimedia/video tools, anti-virus programs, Internet tools,
- 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
- 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
- Programs 101...
Small business and personal finance software programs with user friendly
interfaces for Mac and PC, custom software development and database
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.
Computer Software & Cheap Software Downloads Guide
- IT Pro Downloads...
Windows software. Part of Tech Web Business Technology Network.
- The Ultimate
Games, Graphics, Audio, Screen Savers, Development Tools, Internet,
Business, Utilities, Education, Home-Hobby.
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.
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.
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,
...) Learn & Research (Early Learning, Languages, ...) Organize, Plan &
Track (Contacts, Family Tree, Legal, ...) Play & Enjoy (Games, Cooking,
Gardening, ...) Write, Compose & Edit (Office Suites, Labels, Scan,
Humongous (22,000 developers, 110,000 titles) online database of
commercial software information. Search by developer name, software
title, and keyword.
The Yahoo software directory. Organized by category and
- Software Methods and
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.
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.
Search engine for commercial software products. Search can specify
platform, language (natural), keywords, title, and/or vendor.
Software shop. Games, business software, graphics, online media tools,
"News for nerds. Stuff that matters." Where the informed nerd goes
to stay that way.
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.
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