As part of our ongoing effort to find new ways of upgrading the features and services we offer to all Softonic users, we are demoing in the Google+ Sign-In Sandbox at Google I/O, a yearly conference held in San Francisco, California.
Google I/O is one of the main events in the world of Internet, and for hardcore Google fans this conference is the high point of the year, as it provides a forum for representatives of the Mountain View-based firm to meet face-to-face with the developers who create apps for them and the company’s key note presentation gives a public worldwide announcement of where Google is taking new products now under development.
From now on, you can sign in into Softonic’s website with your Google credentials in a simple, trusted way.
Starting today, our news blog OnSoftware is integrated in Softonic so all our users can easily access the most complete information about software, games and apps on the same site. This change is one step further in our commitment to be the world’s most complete and updated online software guide.
So from now on, all the content that we published in OnSoftware (news, analysis, tricks, tutorials, information about video games for PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo and smartphones and tablets) … EVERYTHING! will be available from Softonic.
We also redesigned the header in our Homepage and improved our social media integration so it’s easier to share your experience in Softonic and. We hope you like it (and that you tell us about it!)
There are millions of software titles that make our life easier; they entertain us and keep us well informed when we use our computers, smartphones and tablets.
Software has become an everyday tool for our more than 140 million users around the world who visit Softonic and consider it the world’s software guide. They come to read news, search for articles and tutorials, watch videos and download the best programs and apps.
These 140 million individuals generate more than 5 million daily downloads, which allows Softonic to offer an overview on what are the worldwide software trends.
Would you like to consult the study? You can access it by clicking on the link.
Softonic has been awarded with the prestigious Europe’s 500 as one of the European companies with the biggest growth. This is an award we are especially proud of because, these prizes (given by the NPO Europe’s 500) acknowledge the work made by European companies who have experienced growth and have created jobs during this time of crisis.
Tomás Diago, our President & Founder received the award from Ingo Friedrich, Vice President of the European Parliament and Gabriel Masfurroll, President of Europe’s 500 in a ceremony that took place in the European Parliament in Brussels. Tomás has pointed out that he feels “Proud that despite the current economic crisis situation, Softonic is one of the companies in Europe with the biggest growth rate.” and he also highlighted that “We are very optimistic about the future. Our objective is to continue growing as a company and as a team.”
The ceremony included a conference that united politicians and successful businessmen. The summit created a great environment for discussion and an exchange of views that will help to eventually create a favorable setting for companies to grow in Europe.
Do you want to work at Softonic? Take a look at our job openings!
In November 2011 we were proud to announce that Softonic had reached the 4 million daily downloads mark. Today only 15 months later, Softonic has surpassed the 5 million daily downloads mark! From this record breaking milestone, 1 million downloads come from our Mobile version of the site, which includes smartphone and tablet users.
The most popular categories for users of Softonic in English are PC Games and Video software. When it comes to Mac users, they prefer Internet Software and Utilities as their favorite categories. On the other hand, Mobile platform users’ preferred categories are Mobile Games and Browser Apps.
It’s thanks to your support and trust that we have reached this great number. For this reason we want to shout way out loud so you can hear us, no matter where you live: “Thank you, very, very much!”
On Monday February 25, Barcelona will host for the eighth consecutive year, the largest global mobile communication event.
More than 70,000 participants from two hundred countries. More than fifteen hundred companies, an area of 94,000 square meters, two hundred eighty speakers in forty conference sessions and official delegations from more than one hundred forty countries will make the city of Barcelona the global focus of the mobile environment.
And Softonic will be there represented by our expert mobile editors, who will attend conferences and visit the stands of the companies present at the fair. They will share all the relevant news this year on real time (via our social networks) and with a more in-depth perspective via articles in our blog OnSoftware.
To get ready for this year’s MWC, we present an infographic we have prepared, in which we review the evolution of mobile communications in recent years. We also summarize the most outstanding presentations throughout the seven previous editions of the MWC; show the most downloaded apps and necessary kits for a successful Mobile World Congress.
Softonic is the world’s largest software guide and it’s available to all our users in any of the devices that exist on the market. For that reason, you will now also find us on Microsoft’s newest operating system: the innovative Windows 8.
Softonic’s app is optimized for touch surfaces and it offers a different way to access Softonic’s content, straight from the new home screen. You can read the reviews of all the Windows applications, search by category, read the analysis made by our expert editors and the comments left by the Softonic community users.
You will also be able to see screenshots and enjoy videos before you decide to download an application. This is definitely a great new way to enjoy the best software, keep in mind you will also be able to access it from a PC.
Do you want to download Softonic’s new app for Windows 8? Discover it on this link!
As part of a tour visit to featured technology companies in Silicon Valley organized by La Caixa, the Softonic San Francisco office has received seventeen Spanish Entrepreneurs. They were selected through the award EmprendedorXXI (Entrepreneur XXI), a true reference among entrepreneurs in Spain awarded by the financial institution and the Empresa Nacional de Inovación (ENISA).
The trip agenda included visits to other companies in the technology sector, such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, NASA and Pfizer, among others, as well as prestigious institutions such as Stanford University.
The goal of this trip to Silicon Valley, considered the world’s capital of innovation for entrepreneurs, was to make market research, analyze commercial opportunities and to get to know a unique ecosystem in the world. It was also an opportunity to have access to leading people and businesses in the area.
The entrepreneurs met with other Spaniards who live in the USA, with whom they shared lectures and networking events. They also got the opportunity to visit directors with an extensive professional experience in the USA; such as Joaquim Trias, who has led four of his companies into NASDAQ, Jaume Pons, one of the vice-presidents at Pfizer and our CEO in the United States Santiago Arañó. He has declared that “this visit is very satisfactory for the Softonic team in San Francisco, since it confirms that after four years in the country, we are a success model among companies in Silicon Valley.” Arañó also highlighted that “Softonic’s audience in the United States has practically doubled during 2012” and added “we will continue working towards becoming the audience leaders in our sector in 2013.”
Softonic is the largest software download site and the market leader worldwide. It started as a final degree project of our President & Founder, Tomás Diago. For this reason it’s always a great joy for us to share what we have learned as a company for the past fifteen years of existence.
Starting today, users can access the English version of Softonic (for Windows), a free tool that offers them a way to find Softonic’s most interesting programs and applications without opening a browser.
This free new tool lets you discover, install, and organize all the applications available in Softonic’s catalogue directly from your PC. Now you can download your favorite software more quickly, assured that all the programs you download from Softonic are virus-free.
Softonic (for Windows) is a great tool that gives you access to a personalized range of recommendations, summaries, videos, and tutorials prepared by our team of experts and allows you to post comments and share information with other members of our user community. What’s more, Softonic (for Windows) includes additional features such as automatic updates and the option of saving lists of software and contents of interest that you can access simply by logging in from any computer in which this application has been installed.
According to Softonic’s Founder & President Tomás Diago, “Softonic’s application for Windows is designed to improve user experience.” He points out that “Thanks to this innovation, users can enjoy easier and faster access to all the content featured on the Softonic website from their own computers.”
Softonic for Windows delivers the best of Softonic directly to your computer. Try it!
It has been fifteen years since a very young Tomás Diago, our current President & Founder, came up with the idea for an online file library as his final degree project; which transformed in 1997 into Shareware Intercom. The project was first developed at Intercom Online, a top Spanish internet provider at the time, until it became an independent company in the year 2000.
The world has changed a lot since 1997. Think about it, we are living in a new millennium! Everything is different, from the way we communicate with others to the how we listen to our favorite music.
We want to celebrate with our community these fifteen years we’ve spent together enjoying software with an infographic. We recall through this infographic the best software from these past years and our expert editors share their vision of how we will be using software on the years to come.
Thanks for sharing all these years with us. We’ll keep on working to continue being the world’s best software guide!
If you want to see the full infographic click here.