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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • GPS Coordinates

    1

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    GPS Coordinates to find your current location in latitude and longitude format and address.

    -
    No votes yet
    • 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
    • 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
    • Super Torrent Search

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Get torrents from various sources

      7
      30 votes
      • SearchMyFiles

        2.06

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Feature rich freeware alternative to Windows search

        8
        7 votes
        • PROS: Lots of search options, Free, No installation necessary
        • CONS: Searching big drives can take time
      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