Download sites, such as Soft82.com, collect and distribute software for download. Some of the software is free, some is free to try and you have to purchase other software. The software download site has applications for all different types of operating systems and even for mobile phones. There are no editor or user rankings or reviews. The site is cluttered with misleading and confusing ads, which makes it difficult to navigate.

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Soft82.com has a large variety of applications available. The software download site has applications for most operating systems and devices, including the following:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • iPad
  • BlackBerry
  • Android

Soft82.com takes software submissions from developers. This leads to a constantly changing site with a continuously evolving selection. New downloads are available daily. Each application is tested for viruses and other potential security threats. However, the downloads are not easily or quickly updated.

This site has freeware, trialware and retail software downloads. This means the site has software that is free, free to try and that you must purchase to download. The site has nearly every type of software available, but some of the most popular include anti-virus and digital editing applications. This site also has one of the largest selections of games of all the download software sites we reviewed.

Site Organization
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3.8/10
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This site has to organize thousands of downloads. The download software site’s main search bar returns quick and relevant results. You can search by keyword, product name or operating system. The advanced option will allow you to search for a keyword within a specific operating system. There are no other advanced search options and you cannot narrow down any of the searches. You also can't narrow down the search results by type, such as freeware.

Soft82.com is inundated with browsing options, but none of them are simple to find or use. There are browsing options for operating system, category of software and even a tag cloud. However, the site just appears cluttered and overwhelming. The search options are not well organized.

Security
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The software download website checks every application for viruses and other security threats. The site only lists applications that have been tested extensively. When we tested the site and downloaded software we didn’t encounter any problems. However, we found some reports online of dangerous downloads on this site. We urge caution whenever you download programs on this site.

The software download site is muddled with confusing and misleading ads. The ads appear to be legitimate downloads, but actually link you to untrustworthy outside sites. Be careful when using this site.

Help & Support
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The site has a link to a form you can fill out to contact the customer support team. We tried filling out this form on several occasions and we never received a response to any of our questions. There are no user forums, sections of frequently asked questions or user reviews.

Soft82 Summary:
4.4/10

This software download site has a large selection of software for all different kinds of operating systems. Soft82.com is stocked with freeware, trialware and retail software downloads. The poor organization and lack of advanced search options make it difficult to find the software you need, however.

 

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