(Redirected from SoftNews NET SRL)

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

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Type of site
Software distribution & informational
Available inEnglish, Romanian
OwnerSoftNews NET SRL
RegistrationOptional (not compulsory to download software)
Launched2001; 21 years ago (2001)[1]
Current statusActive


Softpedia hosts 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] The website includes screenshots from some of its downloadable applications to help illustrate their features.[citation needed]

Products are organised in categories which visitors can sort according to most recent updates, number of downloads, or ratings. Free software and commercial software (and their free trials) can also be separated. 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 so visitors can make educated choices about them.[2]

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. Softpedia hosts some products on its own servers in case they are unavailable from their developers' sites.[citation needed]

The site is owned by SoftNews NET SRL, a Romanian company.[3]

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  1. ^[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Download Startup Product Manager 3.48". Softpedia. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  3. ^ "Privacy Policy". Softpedia. Retrieved 2022-07-11.

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