Softpedia

Softpedia
Type of site
Software distribution and technology news
Available inEnglish, Romanian
OwnerSoftNews NET SRL
URLwww.softpedia.com Edit this at Wikidata
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional (not compulsory to download software)
Launched2001; 22 years ago (2001)
Current statusActive

Softpedia is a software and tech news website based in Romania. It indexes, reviews and hosts downloadable software and reports news on technology and science topics.

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Softpedia features reviews written by its staff. Each review includes a 1- to 5-star rating, and often a public rating to which any of the site's visitors may contribute.[citation needed]

Products are organised in categories which visitors can sort according to most recent updates, number of downloads, or rating. Free software and commercial software (and their free trials) can also be listed separately. Softpedia displays virtual awards for products free of adware, spyware and commercial tie-ins. Products that include these unrelated and/or unanticipated components and offers (which are known as potentially unwanted programs) are marked as such.

Softpedia does not repack software for distribution. It provides direct downloads of software in its original provided form, links to developers's downloads, or both. It hosts some products on its own servers in case they become unavailable from their developers' sites.[citation needed]

The site is owned by SoftNews NET SRL, a Romanian company.

In December 2008, SoftNews NET SRL launched Autoevolution, an automotive news and reference web site.

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