PROS / This site has a large variety of user forums.
CONS / The site is cluttered with misleading ads.
VERDICT / We recommend this site for its large selection of software.
Soft32.com is one of the most popular download sites. The site collects software and makes it available for download. Some software is purchased, some is free to try and some is totally free. The site is organized to browse by operating system. Some of the applications available are reviewed by the editors of the site. All the downloads have areas where users can leave reviews and rankings. However, the site has some obtrusive and misleading ads. Also, there are no advanced search options on this software download site.
Soft32.com has a large selection of software available for download. The site lists applications for all different kinds of operating systems and devices including the following:
Soft32.com accepts submissions from individual software developers. This means that new applications are being added daily so the exact number of applications available is constantly changing. Each application that is submitted is checked for viruses and malware. However, the software cannot be easily updated because developers don’t have to create a user account to submit software.
The software download sites we reviewed have freeware, trialware and retail software downloads. This means you can find software that is free, free to try or that must be purchased to download. The type of software varies widely. Some of the most popular categories include games, anti-virus software and video editing applications.
Organizing thousands of downloads for all different kinds of operating systems is an extremely daunting task. Soft32.com takes a minimalist approach and executes it relatively well. The site has a large search bar along the top of the page that returns relevant results. We found this to be the only way to effectively maneuver the site. However, there are no advanced search options on this site. For example, you cannot search within an operating system or type of software. There are also no options to narrow your results by freeware, trialware or retail software downloads.
This software download website has some very limited browsing options. You can use the site to browse by operating system only. There are no options to browse the site by category of software, such as antivirus applications, or by type, such as freeware. The limited search options make this site much more difficult to use.
The software download site checks each application for viruses and malware. The downloads are relatively safe, and when we tested several we did not encounter any problems. We found some reports of problems with dangerous downloads with this site. We urge caution whenever using a download site.
In addition to the reports of dangerous software, this site is cluttered with ads. The ads appear to be a part of the site and we could see how people could easily click on the ads thinking they were legitimate downloads. Take caution when navigating through this site.
Help & Support
The software download website has an email address that is available for customer support. You can also read the user and editor reviews for more information. There are no telephone numbers available for customer support.
Soft32.com has a large selection of software for all different kinds of operating systems. You can find freeware, trialware and retail software downloads. The site is poorly organized and sometimes difficult to navigate.