Softonic (for Windows)

Utility software for downloading programs from


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  • Category General
  • Program license Free
  • Version 1.5.12
  • Size 27.1 MB
  • Works under: Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Softonic

Softonic for Windows helps you effectively manage all the games and software that you download and use from the website of the same name.

There are thousands of websites that let users download free programs and apps, but you always need to factor in the reputation of the site before pressing the download button. Some sites that offer free software include adware and other add-on software that can track what you do online, leave you spreading viruses with each email you send and even steal your banking and private information off your computer. Softonic has a strong reputation as one of the top websites for free software, and this new program now helps you keep track of everything you download.

Softonic for Windows also helps ensure that your Windows operating system is up to date. Windows lets you turn on automatic updates or update your system manually. This may leave you missing out on drivers and updates that help all your programs run properly and leave you dealing with constant crashes and other problems. This app identifies the exact version of Windows you use and searches for updates. It will then show you a small box and let you decide which updates to select.

When you download a larger program or multiple programs at the same time, you may find yourself frustrated at how long the process takes. Softonic for Windows increases how quickly you can download programs to reduce the time you spend waiting around. It lets you download programs faster from both the official site and other websites too.

With this program on your computer, you have full access to the content available on the Softonic website. It will even inform you of new programs you might like. You can click one button to download that program without wasting time visiting the site and searching for that program. Softonic for Windows will let you view all programs in your queue and view all titles you downloaded in the past.

While you can download programs quickly, removing those programs is hard. You cannot delete any programs you installed through this app, though the website may change that feature in the future. The app also constantly reminds you of updates for all your programs, even if you do not want those updates. Users and fans of the site will love Softonic for Windows, but not all computer users will find the app helpful or even useful.


  • Regularly informs you of updates available for each program on your computer
  • Increases your speed when downloading programs online
  • Gives you complete access to the Softonic library of programs
  • Helps you better manage all the programs you download


  • Reminds you of updates available for all programs, even those you don't want or use
  • Will not let you remove programs you installed with the app
  • Is not necessary for those who automatically update Windows
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