Download Network Search - Best Software & Apps

  • Google Maps

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Symbian
    Windows Phone

    An indispensable guide to the world

    7
    669 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
    Java
    Pocket PC

    Fast and lightweight web browser for Android

    6
    730 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
    2976 votes
    • PROS: Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS: Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • Everything

    1.4.1.895

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful local search tool with remote access to indexed contents

    8
    300 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
  • FrostWire

    6.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1653 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
  • qBittorrent

    4.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    413 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
  • Ava Find

    1.5.218

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Advanced PC-based scout bot for personal use

    8
    148 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.
  • LinkedIn

    3.5.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Web Apps
    iPhone
    Java
    BlackBerry

    Find jobs and maximize your professional network from your mobile device

    6
    16 votes
    • PROS: Clean design, Easy to use, Great integration of web features
    • CONS: Some loading problems
  • eMule

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    eMule is a P2P download manager

    9
    28 votes
    • PROS: It uses its own method of file sharing, You may use torrents with it, The GUI is easy to understand
    • CONS: Each update will fix and create a bug, eMule torrents are not popular enough yet to be worthwhile, The social media functions are fairly redundant outside of academia
  • Google

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows Phone
    Android
    Web Apps
    iPhone

    Search Google quickly and easily on your Windows Phone

    8
    55 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
  • Bing

    Extension 20090601

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Free and Effective Online Search Engine Add-On

    7
    385 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.
  • Torrent Search

    0.11.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free (GPL) Downloading program for Windows

    5
    15 votes
    • Google Desktop

      5.9.1005.12335

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Info when you want it, right on your desktop

      7
      1255 votes
      • PROS: Search results in web page format, Large choice of gadgets, Can cross index from multiple machines, Share panel items with friends
      • CONS: First time indexing is long, Intrusive, No logical “OR” or substring search support
    • aMule

      2.3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows

      All-platform eMule P2P client

      6
      627 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

      8
      5031 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
    • Downloadr

      Beta 1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Download multiple photos from Flickr in two clicks

      9
      25 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
    • SearchMyFiles

      2.06

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Feature rich freeware alternative to Windows search

      6
      14 votes
      • PROS: Lots of search options, Free, No installation necessary
      • CONS: Searching big drives can take time
    • Softonic Smart Search

      0.81.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Get Softonic download results directly in your google search results

      8
      89 votes
      • Speed Download

        5.4

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        One of the most powerful download managers for Mac

        7
        183 votes
        • PROS: Customizable interface and mini-controller, Advanced scheduling, Good search tool, Fast downloads
        • CONS: Can use up a lot of RAM
      • Super Torrent Search

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Get torrents from various sources

        6
        28 votes
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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        25.9.1005.1233512557.3Windows
        37.3.1.029767.2Windows, Mac
        46.7.016537.2Windows, Android, Mac
        5357306.5Android, Windows Phone, iPhone, Java
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