Download Network Search - Best Software & Apps

  • Google Maps

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Symbian

    An indispensable guide to the world

    6
    214 votes
    • PROS:Extremely easy to use, GPS navigation, 3D street view, Information about business and places of interest, Text and voice search
    • CONS:Can put a strain on memory and battery
  • Opera Mini

    35

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone
    Pocket PC
    Java

    Fast and lightweight web browser for Android

    6
    479 votes
    • PROS:Fast performance, Lots of options, Address bar autocomplete, Good support for older OSs and lower-end devices
    • CONS:No support for add-ons, No HTML5 or Flash support
  • MP3 Rocket

    7.3.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    1060 votes
    • PROS:Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS:Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • FrostWire

    6.3.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    686 votes
    • PROS:Thanks to their history of developing hugely popular BitTorrent clients like LimeWire the developers have managed to create an app that mixes powerful downloading and a new focus on the user experience. FrostWire is the one-stop shop for all music and vi, Simple to use,
    • CONS:Fast downloading, Nice additional features,
  • Google

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows Phone
    Android
    Web Apps
    iPhone

    Search Google quickly and easily on your Windows Phone

    5
    8 votes
    • PROS:Reliable, relevant results - it's Google!, Easy to use, Voice search function, Filters results by type
    • CONS:Lacks the range of tools of Bings, Doesn't integrate fully into Windows Phone
  • Everything

    1.2.1.371

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful local search tool with remote access to indexed contents

    8
    141 votes
    • PROS:Incredibly fast when indexing and searching, Very light on resources
    • CONS:You can't filter contents to be indexed, There are no security measures to enter the HTTP server
  • qBittorrent

    3.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    98 votes
    • PROS:Very easy to set up and use, Built-in search engine, Torrent creator, Web interface
    • CONS:Search engine requires the installation of a special plug-in
  • LinkedIn

    3.5.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Java

    Find jobs and maximize your professional network from your mobile device

    8
    10 votes
    • PROS:Clean design, Easy to use, Great integration of web features
    • CONS:Some loading problems
  • Ava Find

    1.5.218

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Advanced PC-based scout bot for personal use

    8
    132 votes
    • PROS:The basic version of this software is free to download and install., Ava Find instantly displays the sizes of all highlighted folders.,
    • CONS:The last software update occurred as far back as 2009., Access to advanced features will require a one-time purchase.
  • BitTorrent

    for Mac build 41922 7.4.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The original Bittorrent client

    6
    296 votes
    • PROS:Simple interface, Search box integrated into client, Works with official bittorrent website,
    • CONS:Non-customizable interface, Limited download statistics, Downloading doesn't work very well
  • Bing

    Extension 20090601

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Free and Effective Online Search Engine Add-On

    7
    217 votes
    • PROS:Similar to other search engines., Can be downloaded as an add-on to Firefox in seconds.,
    • CONS:Not as many search results (arguably) as larger platforms., May block certain gaming and entertainment websites from listing within the search results.,
  • eMule

    0.50a

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Search and share files with other eMule users

    6
    2651 votes
    • PROS:Intuitive search options, Very configurable , Download statistics, Lots of results
    • CONS:Doesn't support torrent files, Some fake or unsafe servers, The credit system makes the initial download much slower
  • aMule

    2.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    All-platform eMule P2P client

    6
    83 votes
    • PROS:Easy-to-use search facility, No spyware or adv, Lots of features for tracking download stats
    • CONS:Downloads are slow for new users
  • eMule Plus

    1.2e

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Connect to the eDonkey2000 P2P network and share files with others

    5
    795 votes
    • PROS:Very easy to use, Produces many search hits, No adware or spyware
    • CONS:Not updated very often, No significant benefits over the original
  • UC Browser

    7.8.0.95

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Pocket PC
    Symbian

    Slick, feature-rich mobile Web browser

    6
    1840 votes
    • PROS:Fast, Supports multiple windows, Built-in download manager, Handy search supporting multiple search engines, Home screen for quick access to favorite sites
    • CONS:Doesn't always handle images well, Lack of Help
  • Downloadr

    Beta 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Download multiple photos from Flickr in two clicks

    7
    12 votes
    • PROS:Easy to use, Lets you search Flickr in several ways, Downloads large sized images, You can preview images, Includes all the information displayed on Flickr
    • CONS:The backup function is only available if you have a Flickr account
  • Windows Search

    4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily find any document on your computer or network

    6
    28 votes
    • PROS:Searches across networks, Good tool for network managers, Outlook searches impressive
    • CONS:Desktop searches slower than Google Desktop, Network searches can be slow
  • Speed Download

    5.4

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Mac

    One of the most powerful download managers for Mac

    7
    119 votes
    • PROS:Customizable interface and mini-controller, Advanced scheduling, Good search tool, Fast downloads,
    • CONS:Can use up a lot of RAM
  • Ask.fm

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    The social network for the inquisitive

    7
    165 votes
    • PROS:Integration with Facebook and Twitter, You can include photos and videos, List of friends to ask questions , Friend Search
    • CONS:Users aren't filtered by language or country, No search function for looking up questions, Usefulness is questionable
  • Google Flights

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    Special Web App for Travel Lovers

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS:Lots of great deals, Easy to navigate
    • CONS:Lots of adverts, Not always the lowest prices
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
17.3.1.010606.7Windows, Mac
26.3.66866.5Windows, Android, Mac
30.50a26516.2Windows, Mac
47.8.0.9518405.7Pocket PC, Symbian
51.2e7955.2Windows