Shareware Categories

Shareware - a.k.a "Free Trials", "Free to Try", "Try before you buy" You can browse individual categories or click on the section header for an overview with detailed category descriptions and a list of popular and top rated programs within that section.

Popular shareware categories

Misc. Imaging Tools
File Management
Outlook Add-ons
Database Tools
Backup Software
Task Automation
Network Monitoring
Misc. E-mail Tools
PDF Tools
Image Processing
Undelete and Data Recovery
Network Administration

Internet Tools

Bookmark Managers
Browser Tools
Chat and Internet Phones
Download Management
Firefox Add-ons
Instant Messaging
Internet Filtering
Misc. Internet Tools
Phone/Fax Tools
Video Downloaders
Web Site Downloaders
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E-Mail Software

Anti-Spam Tools
E-mail Programs
Misc. E-mail Tools
Outlook Add-ons
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System Utilities & Maintenance

Advanced System Tools
All-In-One Tools
Application Launchers
Backup Software
Clipboard Tools
Clocks and Alarms
Data Repair Tools
Defragmentation Tools
Desktop Search Tools
Desktop Tools
Disk Cataloging
Disk Space Analyzer
Disk Tools
Duplicate Finders
File Compression
File Management
File Renaming Tools
File Synchronization
Misc. Utilities
Printing Tools
Registry Tools
Shutdown Utilities
Startup Managers
System Cleaning
System Information
System Maintenance
System Monitoring
System Tweaking
Task Automation
Undelete and Data Recovery
Uninstall Utilities
Wallpaper Management
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Graphics & Photo Editing

Animation Tools
Font Tools
Icon Tools
Image and Photo Editing
Image Processing
Image Resizing
Image Viewers
Misc. Imaging Tools
Photo Effects
Photo Enhancement
Photo Organizers
Screenshot Capture
Top 10 Downloads in Graphics & Photo Editing...
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Security & Privacy Software

Anti-Virus Tools
Computer Surveillance
Digital File Shredders
Encryption Tools
File and Folder Protection
Internet Tracks Cleanup
Malware Removal
Misc. Security Tools
Password Management
Password Recovery
PC Access Control
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Multimedia, Audio & Video

Audio Converters
Audio Editing
Disc Ripping and Burning
Internet Radio & TV
iPod/iPhone Tools
Misc. MP3 Tools
Misc. Multimedia Tools
Misc. Video Tools
Multimedia Compilers
Multimedia Management
Multimedia Players
Screen Recording
Video Converters
Video Editing Tools
Video Recording
Web Cam Tools
Top 10 Downloads in Multimedia, Audio & Video...
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Web Publishing & Design

Developer Tools
Flash Design Tools
HTML and Code Editors
Image Gallery Tools
Misc. Web Design Tools
SEO Tools
Site Management
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Networking Software

Database Tools
FTP Programs
Misc. Networking Tools
Network Administration
Network Information
Network Monitoring
Network Scanner
Network Testing
Protocol Analyzers
Remote Computing
Time Synchronization
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Server Applications

FTP Server
Mail Server
Misc. Server Tools
Server Log Analyzers
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Productivity & Office

Dictionary and Translation
Document Conversion
Info Management
Note Taking Software
PDF Tools
Personal Finance
Text Editing
Time Tracking
To-Do and Reminders
Word Processing
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Other Categories

Educational Tools
Home & Hobby
Misc. Organizers
RSS Feed Readers
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All the programs found in this section are free to try, a.k.a "Shareware" or "Free Trials". These programs usually stop working after the evaluation period ends (15-30 days is a common range) or they offer a limited set of features that can be unlocked by purchasing the software.