I came across this site via Cormac’s blog and it really caught my attention.
Instead of offering time limited shareware or spyware ridden freeware this site actually offers commercial software for free. Yes. Free. Gratis. For nothing.
There are limits on the license usage ie. personal use only, but it’s a great way to get software for free (legally!) and if you’re a software vendor / developer it gives you a great avenue for free PR!
The idea behind this initiative is that many sites and publishers offer trial downloads; but only we offer giveaway downloads. What does that mean?
Basically, every day we nominate one software title that will be a Giveaway title of that day. The software will be available for download for 24 hours (or more, if agreed by software publisher) and that software will be absolutely free. That means – not a trial, not a limited version – but a registered and legal version of the software will be free for our visitors
Needless to say they offer RSS feeds and site widgets so you can easily see what they’re offering each day.