Top 10 Freeware and Shareware Download Website Rating.
However you do it, in the end, this review is a personal preference. Still, let’s try to define some criteria for all kinds of Freeware Websites, Shareware Websites, and Donationware Website Hosts around the Globe, who may want to be included,
- You can indeed download the Software.
- No Adware, No Spyware, No Wrappers. Just the pure thing to download.
- Hand-written reviewers get extra bonus points.
- A five Star, 5-10-Category, or similar Voting system, collecting your public opinion.
- A Top favourite products or Top downloads page for the product category.
- An overview Page collecting all Dynamic Applications that they have.
- There may be Ads on the Freeware website, but please, not all over the place.
- Application Icons! Don’t we all love those small Application Icons or our Desktops?
- Additional Download location or archive. And we’re not talking about our own backup.
ok, we got some fair createria now. If you got ideas for a better review, please enter below.
Top 10 dna Freeware and Shareware Download Websites.
So here we go, our personal Top 10 Freeware hosters of 2016, 2017 and upcoming year 2018! First of all, let’s see what pages do we have.
oh, a few more than 10 websites, already. Nevermind.
We are Dynamic Applications. We are Sharing Economy.
Doesn’t hurt if we got a few more cool sites to mention in this counter-review.
They review us, we review them.
Top Freeware Site Nr. 1.
Don’t know how they do it exactly, but for a hand-written review Site, these guys are really quick. Sometimes they got the latest version before we even upload via Robosoft, in our regular 2-4-week cycle.
Their reviews are pretty hard and precise. Still remember our 1st ever Software review, done by Catalin Chelariu of Softpedia, about Predicted Desire v0.96, our test upload.
In his first sentence, he wrote “i liked the general idea of the whole thing”. What then followed was, seriously, a long list of complaints. It took him almost half an hour to find out how to operate the whole thing, properly. The Detail Info Panel did not allow to enter any numbers, you could just double any amount and raise it up over time. Lots of small detail issues. No documentation, No details. He recommended Predicted Desire only for the True Entrepreneur. 2.5 of 5 Stars.
This review, believe me or not, gave us quite a few hard nights to sleep over. 6 months of full-time development, such a result. A few days later, we started to address every single issue that this very reviewer was complaining about. It hasn’t stopped by today.
Up to today, all our products are reviewed, manually. They take the time to send a mail back, asking you if you have any complaints about the review or do you think anything is missing. They’re not the fastest in adding a new product to the list. But they got a great overview page, even tracking their total number of downloads, and a fine public voting.
Apart from that, all above criteria are fulfilled. Great Website, great Service!
Check them out, here:
Top Freeware Site Nr. 2.
For some reason or another, we really like this site. It’s got a beautiful, decent blue look, with small highlights at the right locations, like, all those red title bars.
Their reviews are more or less automatic, which means nothing less than that we have to provide a list of product descriptions in certain lengths for the Robosoft Freeware upload agent, and they publish one of our descriptions. So yes. In 21st century, it’s automation age. The files that Robosoft sends around are simple XML files, in a standard format called PAD, Portable Application Description. And a simple XML Style Sheet may be enough to add some standard frame, a few Ads, and out comes another Freeware Page.
Top Freeware Site Nr. 3.
It’s pretty much the same for all websites to follow, so just in case you’re looking to be included in this very review, why not head to place Nr. 2 with hand-written, serious reviews about all our products, public 5-star user voting, and a fine overview page?
Anyways. We’ll just give you a short overview of all the other websites to follow.
We liked the clean, tidy look of Soft32.com, that’s why we put it in 3rd place. They publish our description, they got public voting. The pages are clean, tidy and focused.
What else do you need.
Top Freeware Websites Nr. 4-12.
it starts to get a little boring, don’t you agree?
Well, we’ll try not to step on your nerves too much. So we’ve collected a nice dia-show for you guys out there, and here are all further links to check them out, as you prefer.
One final word towards the security of your downloads.
We’re using a standard, 2016 Dell Inspiron (“Inspiration”) Notebook with Visual Studio 2017 and a Windows 10 Professional Operating System with Bitlocker Encryption on.
We’re careful in what pages we visit on that Business Notebook, and we’ve got a Virus Scanner on it, of course. We’re using an agile development approach with frequent updates. So for every dynamic application, we start from crap and publish early.
Apart from knowing you guys eager to test something new, it’s also good for SEO.
In September 2017, the 21st century Worldwide Growth of Forest simulation went straight to Top Nr. 1 position on Google, even at the time when there was just an announcement, a small slide show, and a site under construction banner on the page.
Well you know, it’s a lengthy title.
Try Worldwide Growth of Forest in your country’s Google. Shouldn’t be too far to go.
Then, we have implemented Continuous Integration.
This means that all Dynamic Applications are derived from the same source code basis, and the main difference is really the collection of calculation models they bring. Each product also has it’s own Setup Project description, caring for Icons, Headers, License and DLLs to be included.
For example, Photovoltaic System includes the Bakery Tutorial, an introductory PV System simulation that just shows simple PV self-consumption amortization, and then there are more sophisticated simulation models included that allow for a complete PV System with Network Electricity Trading, amortization and ROI over time calcualtion.
See our Product and Feature Matrix for details on which Simulation models are included, each.
Once a new feature has been developed, we switch from Debug to Release Mode, compile once, and there we go. A few minutes later, half a dozen Dynamic Applications are ready for upload. We upload them to our free FTP Server in Switzerland, and we use a generic name for their Setups, like, PhotovoltaicSystemSetup.exe.
As most Freeware and Shareware Websites in this world just publish a Html page, but haven’t taken the time to host the software as well, it’s all the same. Lots of them have got virus scanners, of course, but in the end, they’re all showing just download button pictures that link to our free FTP server, offering a Http download of our Setup.exe.
There you go.
Top Nr.1 Security Award.
Windows 10 Store
Finally, the one special Shareware Website to note is the Windows 10 Store.
First of all, have you tried to open Microsoft.com in your web browser, and enter Photovoltaic System, Perfect Desire, or Dynamic Applications right in their Top right Search Box?
It’ll lead you right towards our products.
Check their Apps section, here we go. More and more things are coming up. but we should have reserved ourselves a good spot, in here.
Back in September 2016, Predicted Desire was amongst the first products in the Store that were created through their new universal Desktop Bridge, a new converter for traditional Windows 32 / 64-bit Setups.
The finest thing to note about the Windows 10 Store is that they are protecting the Sales process. Your advantage in being a customer of Dynamic Applications is that you never need to share your Credit Card details with us. In case you wish to buy one of our small apps, simply log yourself into the Windows 10 Store. Yes, you have to share your details with Microsoft, but they are a huge company and can handle your data much more professional and secure than we could ever do. Let’s all hope these guys know what they’re doing, yes, but unless Bitcoins are going to scale up, in a worldwide Sharing Economy, it’s always gonna be like that. So you just log into your Windows 10 Store account on your Tablet, Laptop or PC.
All you need.
The great advantage for us is that Microsoft as well is protecting the Sales process for us. They are going to deliver our Apps to you, bound to your personal login, bound to your credit card. This way, you can share amongst up to 10 Windows devices of your choice, within your family or home sharing economy. However, it’s unwise to share with people from far, as your credit card is involved.
And Microsoft is securely protecting the whole thing, encrypting your very own version of our Apps, continuously delivering the Apps and Upgrades of your choice.
Switch a device, log in to Windows 10 Store again, there you go.
Just make sure remember the password :)
Apart from that, what they publish at Windows 10 Store is a special description of our Apps that we have to submit specifically for them. So they don’t take part in Robosoft’s imperium of worldwide Freeware and Shareware pages.
Still, considering how much has been written about secure payment in 21st century, in this very International Network connecting the all of us, it’s an achievement.
Thank you for visiting Dynamic Applications, today. In case you are a Freeware Website hoster, feel free to enter your page, below! We’ll check it out.
In case you like our applications, but you are not on Twitter, you’re also welcome to rate us with 5 Stars at the Freeware website of your choice. And if it’s your very own weblog.
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