What are the best download sites?

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    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.


    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."
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    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.



    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."
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    GameTrex is a website which offers game downloads for site visitors free of charge. The contents of the website are sorted into different categories, with games ranging from retro-age to modern releases.



    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"


Did you know that in spite of 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. Why? Because you illegally copy content from music, movies, software and even digital books. In fact, you can now easily download content on your smartphone, as long as you know how to download torrents on iPhone or Android phone. 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 by 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, with at least 327 million unique users who generated 14 billion page views on download 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 is 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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    #4PC Games Lab

    PC Games Lab

    PC Games Lab is a website where users can find torrent downloads of full compressed versions of PC games. It offers all kinds of PC games from adventure RPGs, racing games, arcade games, and many more. 



    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! ;)"
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    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.



    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."
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    #6freeware 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.  


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


    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."
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    #8Instagram 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...”



    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!"
  6. 10

    #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.


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    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."
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    #10Instagram 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.


    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."
  8. 10


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


    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."
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    #12Soundcloud 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


    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."
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    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.



    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!"
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    #14Twitter 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.



    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. "
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    #15YouTube 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. 



    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."
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    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.



    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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    #17Save 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.



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



    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


    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.



    Matin - Technical Guide
    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 streaming platform's content are all sorted into different categories like genre, popularity, and release date.



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    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


    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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    Steam is an online game platform where you can join for free and get games delivered straight to your desktop. The site comes with automatic updates and has a massive gaming community. 


    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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1SoftonicWebsites 46 Free
2SoftpediaWebsites 27 Free
3GameTrexWebsites 17 Free
4PC Games LabWebsites 16 Free
5MajorGeeksWebsites 16 Free
6freeware video gamesArticles 15 Free
7GitHubWebsites 13 Free
8Instagram Video DownloaderWebsites 12 Free
9Twitch VOD DownloaderSoftware 10 Free
10Instagram DownloaderWebsites 10 Free

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