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Brave Browser

Kenneth Coleman
Written on March 19, 2019
"I'm tired of companies tracking me and storing my data, and I'm tired of ads popping up everywhere, so this browser is definitely a good fit for me since it automatically blocks all that stuff"
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    #1Softonic

    Softonic
    Softonic is one of the oldest downloading portals where you can get freeware, shareware and trial version of the software and the site is updated frequently and it adds software at regular intervals.
    Websites

    Free

    Arjun Powar
    Written on June 2, 2017
    "This site is really good for offering me articles that actually cater to what I want to read. Lots of websites out there really just give me irrelevant articles to read that I don't really care about. This one actually gives me something interesting to read."
    Danielle Diaz
    Written on July 25, 2017
    "Whenever I hear of an amazing app or program, I turn to Softonic first because I know they'll have what i need. Along with the real copy of the actual product, the articles are extremely helpful and filled with tips for everyone. "
    Philip Vargas
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I don't think this is the type of downloads this topic is looking for. However the site does have a plethora of apps and useful programs to download. "
  2. 26

    #2Softpedia

    Softpedia

    Softpedia is a website that indexes information and allows users and visitors to download software information and download software they may need. There are sections for Windows, Mac, Linux, Games, Drivers, Mobile, Web scripts, and News.

    Websites

    Free

    Justin Kim
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I use Softpedia to search for commonly used Windows applications, such as those needed after a clean PC install. I have never had download issues and I am always able to retrieve the install files quickly. This site has every piece of software I could think of."
    Rodrigo Salas
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "I really think Softpedia is one of the best Download sites on the net. Most of the programs have been verified by Softpedia and are safe to download. The only problem I have is that there are a lot of adds but I understand they need to pay their bills too."
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    #3MajorGeeks

    MajorGeeks

    Majorgeeks is a site for downloading tech tools and applications. Those apps and software are completely tested by editors. It does not include any addition to their custom installers.

    Websites

    Free

    Sean Hoffman
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Used to be great. About 15 years ago. Not so much anymore, it doesn't seem like anything I would want to use, and I'm not too sure I trust their vetting process for apps anymore. The last time I downloaded something from here, I nearly got a virus, so while there may still be some legacy content there, I'd be careful about downloading it."
    Randy Gibson
    Written on January 4, 2017
    "This is pretty good. Majorgeeks has a ton of different application to download, most of them are very useful tools. The description mentions that the featured apps and software are all tested by the editors so I can definitely be confident in the quality and usability of apps."
    Phillip Roberts
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "The site is busy looking but has a lot to offer. If you like to stay up to date on apps and software to help and protect your computer this should be a go to site."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that in spite the negative view on online piracy, Netflix has openly admitted to using its statistics to gauge which shows to buy the rights to next? That being said, online piracy isn’t a “victimless crime”, as most people would call it. Despite it being a seemingly innocent and harmless endeavor, online piracy is classified as theft. Unbeknownst to plenty of netizens, roughly 200-250 billion in American dollars are lost annually due to piracy, along with at least 750,000 jobs in the United States alone. These crippling numbers can be evidenced to the fact that 24% of the total web bandwidth is used to download content illegally, increasing by over 160% since the year 2000. Furthermore, the amount of people committing copyright infringement has risen as well, numbering to at least 327 million unique users who generated 14 billion page views on websites involved in online piracy as of January 2013, estimated to be 10% more from a recent calculation from November 2011.

Despite movies being one of the most pirated modes of entertainment, coming only second to pornography during 2010, recent studies showed that its illegal streaming and downloading numbers have fallen during 2017, being overshadowed by television shows and music. The former amounting to 106.9 billion visits and the latter with 73.9 billion. These statistics, which happen to grow more as the years go by, is evidence enough that online piracy will be staying for a long time, despite the government’s attempts to stave it off.

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    #4freeware video games

    freeware video games
    This is a selected list of free/libre and open-source (FOSS) video games. Open-source video games are games assembled from and are themselves open-source software, including public domain games with published source code.  
    Websites

    Free

    David Webb
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "This is a very nice list of open source video games that can be easily found. The games are of very high quality and there is no reason to spend insane amounts of money on the newest games! Definitely check out this list! "
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    #5GitHub

    GitHub
    Github is a development platform that is based on open source. It has a large repository where you can find software, development tools, application, open source works, for business or other uses.
    Websites

    Free

    Philip Gardner
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "This is definitely one of the best download sites for programmers. You can upload projects composed of source code that you've developed. You can also sample the work of other developers. It's one of the best sites in that respect."
    Mark Perez
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "This really is a great website to put up my content for others to download. If I have a project that I want people to test for me, I'll put it up here and within that same day I will have criticism on it."
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    #6Instagram Video Downloader

    Instagram Video Downloader

    Instagram Video Downloader is an online tool for downloading Instagram Videos. Simply enter your  Instagram video URL and click the Go button. A download Link will display on the next page and you can click on “Download” or right-click the video center and click “Save Video as...”

    Websites

    Free

    Raymond Olson
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "This is a very useful site to download videos that may not stay up for long. I can see myself using this site to download Instagram videos and save them in my PC. Archiving videos just got a whole lot easier!"
    William Flores
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "Instagram Video Downloader is one of the greatest extra tools for Instagram I've ever used. Whenever I see a video I like, I simply put in the URL and instantly it's available for download."
    Li Wei
    Written on August 1, 2017
    "I know a trick to download YouTube videos but, I couldn't figure out how to capture Instagram videos. "Instagram Video Downloader", let's you put in the URL and downloads it for you."
    Insta Vid
    Written on February 7, 2019
    "The Best Free Instagram Video Downloader online tool which is very much useful in downloading Instagram videos on both desktop and mobile devices very easily."
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    #7Instagram Downloader

    Instagram Downloader
    Instagram Downloader is an online downloader where you simply paste a link to the post you want to download, press enter, choose your preferred format and that's it.
    Websites

    Free

    Nathan Harper
    Written on June 1, 2017
    "Not very intuitive. I'm not very familiar with downloading videos from instagram so I was not able to follow. Directions need to be more detailed."
    Anonymous
    Written on August 10, 2017
    "I'm using https://www.insloader.com as an Instagram downloader, this website helps me to download both Instagram images and videos. I will recommend insloader.com"
    Eric Johnson
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "This is a shady looking site for downloading instagram posts. I would look for something a little more professional."
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    #8DownloadGram

    DownloadGram
    DownloadGram is an online Instagram photo and video downloader. Simply paste the link to the video you want and click Download.
    Websites

    Free

    Leonardo Flores
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "I stumbled upon a great download site named DownloadGram. DownloadGram looks to be a great site to use exclusively with Instagram. I am an Instagram junkie and I love using DownloadGram. It is a very easy to use and useful website that make using Instagram even more fun."
    Adam Carr
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "If you need an instant copy of an Instagram photo or video, DownloadGram is where you go. Just paste the URL of the photo you want and Voila! You have a copy of it in your download folder. Simple to use and very fast, there no better way to snag media off of Instagram."
    Ben Lee
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Download Gram has simplified the way our family shares pictures. It is so easy for capture pictures and share. I have made easy albums for each other."
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    #9Twitch VOD Downloader

    Twitch VOD Downloader

    With this online tool, you can download Twitch Videos On Demand (VOD). You put the VOD ID or link, put the time selection of the clip that you'd like to get and download.

    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Cheng Chang
    Written on May 12, 2017
    "Easily accessible and downloadable but make sure you enter the id. You can personalize your video with multiple edit options."
    Patricia May
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "I love the ease and simplicity of the site. I get uncomplicated .mp4 files when I need to combine footage for new videos. "
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    #10GameTrex

    GameTrex

    GameTrex is a download website which offers its users game downloads free of charge. The site's contents are sorted into different categories, with games ranging from retro-age to modern releases.

    Websites

    Free

    Axel Benjamin
    Written on January 15, 2019
    "GameTrex is a very popular game downloads website which has thousands of games available for free download... it's personally one of my favorite download sites"
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    #11Soundcloud Downloader

    Soundcloud Downloader

    SoundCloud Downloader is a free Chrome extension and website that enables users to download any SoundCloud music tracks online. The tool can also be accessed through their website.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Roger Robertson
    Written on June 21, 2017
    "With the increasing popularity of Soundcloud, it was inevitable that someone would find a way to download the music posted there. That's what makes Soundcloud Downloader so useful. In just a few seconds you'll have any song or audio file you want from Soundcloud."
    Felipe Nava
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "The SoundCloud downloader is simple and works at lightning speed. There is no other better download for your MP3 if you want quality for your download."
    Charles Berry
    Written on June 18, 2017
    "This website is very useful for downloading music off soundcloud. If the rumors about soundcloud shutting down soon are true, then it would be best to get the music downloaded from there that you like."
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    #12PC Games Lab

    PC Games Lab

    PC Games Lab is a website for downloading the full compressed versions of PC games. It offers all kinds of PC games from adventure RPGs, to racing games, and to arcade games.



    Websites

    Free

    Duryab Aziz Sukhera
    Written on August 17, 2018
    "Awesome Website! This is a great website to download free games for your PC in full version. Their all games are working and completely free to download. Downloading servers are very fast and PCGamesLab have no ads at all on their website, so I not need to skip any ads. Hence, user experience is so much friendly. I am happy with their free PC games site, why not you also give it a try! ;)"
  10. 5

    #13Twitter Video Downloader

    Twitter Video Downloader
    Twitter Video Downloader is an online tool in website form that will help you to download twitter videos in an easy way. You will be able to download twitter videos, twitter Gifs and other embedded files in twitter to your computer. Just follow the instructions on the site.

    Websites

    Free

    Billy Henderson
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I had a buddy looking for a way to save videos and photos from Twitter when he was on the go. So I took a moment to look and found Twitter Video Downloader. We gave it a try and it seems to work but there are steps and I think those steps just slow you down in the end. You have to copy the Twitter link address and paste it into the area indicated on the site. Which is a problem for me because I don't want to have to go that extra step to another website just to save my videos from Twitter. It is not an app. So I would like say the website is good. In a way it is, if you just happen to be at home or on a laptop and have time to use it. However, for on the go or in the hurry this site doesn't work as well. I think I'll keep around as a backup but not as a primary source. "
    Jose Williamson
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "If your like me and like to save odd or funny videos to send to friends twitter video downloader is perfect. There is nothing to download besides the video itself and there is only one step to the process."
    Steven Butler
    Written on August 22, 2017
    "Ever got stuck not being able to download videos when you want. Twitter Video downloader got it covered for you. Save your favorite video for access later."
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    #14YouTube MP3

    YouTube MP3
    Download your favorite YouTube videos as mp3 files without registration. All you have to do is to paste the URL of the YouTube video you want to convert to MP3 and in a few minutes, you will have it on your computer. 



    Websites

    Free

    Ann May
    Written on March 26, 2017
    "Allowing you to convert YouTube videos to mp3 files, this site is a very good site...but it's not really a download site as I describe it. Download sites have a lot more variety to offer than this does, so I can't say it's a good idea."
    Irene Carranza
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "This solution doesn't match the question that was posted. This solution may also be asking the user to do something illegal."
    Amy Hart
    Written on June 22, 2017
    "Converts videos into downloads! MP3's download onto the computer."
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    #15Download200

    Download200

    Download200 is a website which offers users free app, software, and game downloads. The site's layout is simple, featuring their most popular products on the front page and a search option for specific items.

    Websites

    Free

    Gabriella Souza
    Written on February 22, 2019
    "Download 200 is a great download website. I managed to download uTorrent, nGlide and CCleaner from there I would recommend it!"
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    #16Save From Web

    Save From Web

    Save From Web is a website that offers Instagram users to download Instagram videos. This Instagram video downloader tool allows users to watch videos even without an internet connection when the video has already been downloaded.

    Websites

    Free

    Usman Siddiq
    Written on May 10, 2018
    ""Instagram story, photo, and video downloader - Free, online, and one-click download.""
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    #17SoftCamel

    SoftCamel

    SoftCamel is a website wherein users can download software, games, and apps for PC. The software and games featured on the site are Java, Opera, WinRAR, Microsoft Office 2007, GIMP, League of Legends, Dota 2, Diablo, and more.

    Websites

    Free

    James Rodriguez
    Written on April 8, 2019
    "For me, SoftCamel is the best place to download games and apps. I have already gotten 5 free games and they all work great. Fully safe and faster than other download sites, so I would recommend it!"
  15. 0

    #18download.zone

    download.zone

    download.zone is a website where users can download many different software and apps for their computers and mobile devices for free. Some of the website's offerings include games for both Windows PC and Android phones, and operating systems.

    Websites

    Free

    Sonani Parth
    Written on March 4, 2019
    "I mostly download from download.zone and I do get authentic downloads. There are other websites which redirects and usually end up with no content to download but some viruses in my PC."
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    #19Instagram Video Downloader

    Instagram Video Downloader

    Instagram Video Downloader is an online tool which can be used to download and save Instagram videos simply by copying and pasting the video URL onto the provided space on the downloader.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Bonnie sanchez
    Written on October 11, 2018
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    Insta Vid
    Written on February 7, 2019
    "Nyc downloader, Thanks for sharing. Here this one is also good Instagram video downloader online tool. https://ww.insta-video-downloadercom/"
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    #20Download Plus

    Download Plus

    Download Plus is a download site which offers free software for Windows and Mac devices. The downloads available within the site vary, ranging from designing tools to programming languages.

    Websites

    Free

    Matin Safi
    Written on October 16, 2018
    "Best Site Free Downloads Download-plus With Trial Version"
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    #21Free Flixshow

    Free Flixshow

    Free Flixshow is a video streaming website which offers its users movies and television series, all free-of-charge. The site's contents are sorted into different categories like genre, popularity, and release date.

    Websites

    Free

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    #22Downloader4Twitter

    Downloader4Twitter

    Downloader4Twitter is a website online tool to download videos on Twitter into computer or mobile file formats. All users have to do is to copy-paste the link of the Twitter videos they want to download.

    Online Tools

    Free

    seo Reputeinfosystems
    Written on December 29, 2018
    "Downloader4twitter is an online twitter video and gif downloader. Simply paste the link to the video you want and click Download."
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    #23Putlocker.kz

    Putlocker.kz

    Putlocker.kz  is one good alternative for the original Putlocker website. This website offers a free access to a large selection of movies and TV shows. It features the most popular films and series and the latest ones. 

    Websites

    Free

    Lana Sofia
    Written on November 5, 2018
    "Download full HD Movies"
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    #24STEAM

    STEAM
    Steam is the ultimate online game platform. You can join Steam for free and get games delivered straight to your desktop with automatic updates and a massive gaming community. 
    Websites

    Free

    Jacqueline White
    Written on February 18, 2019
    "Steam is the world's biggest database of games to download on PC! I would recommend it"
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    #25Hiidude.info

    Hiidude.info

    Hiidude.info is a website for streaming and downloading films and songs. It has HD copies of movies, trailers, and reviews of Hollywood, Bollywood, and Tollywood entertainment. It also offers dubbed versions of movies. 

    Websites

    Free

    hiidude movies
    Written on November 7, 2018
    "no site can beat this site, this is the best site to download movies"

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Summary

Best download sites
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SoftonicWebsites 28 Free
2SoftpediaWebsites 26 Free
3MajorGeeksWebsites 17 Free
4freeware video gamesWebsites 16 Free
5GitHubWebsites 16 Free
6Instagram Video DownloaderWebsites 14 Free
7Instagram DownloaderWebsites 12 Free
8DownloadGramWebsites 11 Free
9Twitch VOD DownloaderSoftware 10 Free
10GameTrexWebsites 9 Free
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