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

    7
    682 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
  • FrostWire

    1.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Mac

    FrostWire Basic is a full-featured BitTorrent Client & SoundCloud Downloader with built-in media player

    7
    24 votes
    • PROS: Built-in search engine, Keep track of files with a good UI
    • CONS: At the basic level just another torrent client
  • Opera Mini

    35

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone
    Pocket PC
    Java

    Fast and lightweight web browser for Android

    6
    724 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
    2991 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
    312 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

    4.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    415 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
    146 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

    7.4.3 build 43797

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The original Bittorrent client

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

    0.50B Beta 1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Search and share files with other eMule users

    8
    22947 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
  • 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
    19 votes
    • PROS: Clean design, Easy to use, Great integration of web features
    • CONS: Some loading problems
  • 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.
  • Google

    4.2.16.87075793.arm

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps
    iPhone

    Google Now on your Android device

    8
    55 votes
    • PROS: Lets you search lots of things on your phone, You can customize what it looks for, Includes Google Now
    • CONS: No search button within the app itself, Only displays a few results on screen at once, Google Now lacks results depending on user
  • Google Desktop

    5.9.1005.12335

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Info when you want it, right on your desktop

    7
    1257 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
    630 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
  • Torrent Search

    0.11.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free (GPL) Downloading program for Windows

    5
    17 votes
    • eMule Plus

      1.2e

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Connect to the eDonkey2000 P2P network and share files with others

      8
      5037 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

      8
      19 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
    • Softonic Smart Search

      0.81.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Get Softonic download results directly in your google search results

      8
      90 votes
      • Copernic Desktop Search Home

        7.0.2.

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Search Engine Interface for Personal Computers

        7
        245 votes
        • PROS: No online connection is required to register this product., A support team is available; even for those using the free version of this software.
        • CONS: The graphics in PowerPoint files are unable to be displayed., There is no media player to preview video and audio files.
      • Super Torrent Search

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Get torrents from various sources

        5
        29 votes
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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        20.50B Beta 1229477.7Windows, Mac
        35.9.1005.1233512577.3Windows
        47.3.1.029917.2Windows, Mac
        5357246.4Android, Windows Phone, iPhone, Pocket PC
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