Download Network Search - Best Software & Apps

  • Opera Mini

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone
    Java
    Pocket PC

    Fast and lightweight web browser for Android

    7
    961 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
  • Google Maps

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Symbian

    An indispensable guide to the world

    7
    783 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

    6.7.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1661 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
  • MP3 Rocket

    7.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    3045 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
    320 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

    4.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    419 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
  • eMule

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    eMule is a P2P download manager

    9
    40 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
  • 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
    20 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
    151 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.
  • Google

    4.2.16.87075793.arm

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Google Now on your Android device

    8
    64 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
  • BitTorrent

    7.4.3 build 43797

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The original Bittorrent client

    6
    468 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
  • Bing

    Extension 20090601

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Free and Effective Online Search Engine Add-On

    7
    397 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

    Torrent Search - Search for torrents, the easy way and for free!

    6
    22 votes
    • PROS: Searches multiple torrenting websites simultaneosly, Clean and simple interface, Doesn't need a lot of resources, Quick response to requests
    • CONS: Application doesn't integrate a download manager, No frequent program updates, Downloading of torrents can be slow at times, Overly simplistic interface
  • aMule

    2.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    All-platform eMule P2P client

    6
    640 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
  • Google Desktop

    5.9.1005.12335

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Info when you want it, right on your desktop

    7
    1260 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
  • eMule Plus

    1.2e

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Connect to the eDonkey2000 P2P network and share files with others

    8
    5047 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
    21 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
  • DuckieTV

    1.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A personalized TV calendar that tracks the shows you like, can search on multiple torrent sites and gives you full control

    7
    9 votes
    • Softonic Smart Search

      0.81.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A great extension for easy Softonic browsing

      8
      93 votes
      • PROS: Includes the download button, Has descriptions, Displays the User Rating, Integrates well with Google
      • CONS: Comes in XPI format, Only available for Firefox, May not be compatible with all versions of Firefox
    • Copernic Desktop Search Home

      7.0.2.

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Search Engine Interface for Personal Computers

      7
      246 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.
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    11.2e50478Windows
    25.9.1005.1233512607.3Windows
    37.4.130457.3Windows, Mac
    46.7.416617.2Windows, Android, Mac
    5varies-with-device9617Android, Windows Phone, iPhone, Java
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