The results of the Softonic Awards are in!

A little over a month ago, we asked you to help us choose the best software of the year. The votes have been counted and we're pleased to announce the winners of the 8th Annual Softonic Software Awards.

Thanks for participating!

Based on their experience and knowledge of local preferences, our editors nominated the finalists: more than 220 programs in different categories such as internet browsers, antivirus, games, and media players. But the Softonic Awards wouldn't be a success without the input of our users. Their votes determine the winners. Thanks again for casting your vote!

Check out the results of the Softonic Awards.

Softonic Awards THE WORLD'S BEST SOFTWARE

  • best awards_chat_messenger

    Skype

    Skype

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

  • best awards_multimedia_player

    VLC media player

    VLC media player

    Simply the best multi-format media player

  • best awards_security

    avast! Free Antivirus 2014

    avast! Free Antivirus 2014

    avast! revolutionizes home security

  • best awards_p2p_downloadmanager

    uTorrent

    uTorrent

    Compact BitTorrent client with expansive capabilities

  • best awards_photo_editing

    Picasa

    Picasa

    Manage, edit and share your photos with ease

  • best awards_games

    FIFA 12

    FIFA 12

    The World's favorite soccer sim just got better

  • best awards_internetbrowser

    Google Chrome

    Google Chrome

    The quickest, smartest browser

  • best awards_maintenance

    CCleaner

    CCleaner

    Excellent free system cleaning and optimization tool