Brian Cryer's Web Resources


WinSite describes itself as the place for shareware, demo-ware, trial-ware, tips, and utilities for your computer.

URL: www.winsite.com
Free to submit to: Yes Authors must create an account before submitting software, 
Pop-up/under free: Yes
Conducts own review: No
Site search: Yes At first glance the search facility is difficult to find - you cannot search from the main page, but have to click the "search winsite". 
Provides user feedback: Yes You can vote for a product and submit a review.
Rating system: Yes based on user votes. What is a little unusual is that they don't publish a rating until at least 5 people have voted.
Accepts PAD files: No The site says it does, but at the time of reviewing (March 2005) a PAD submission wasn't obvious.

A related point is that the site appears to store copies of all software submitted to it, so even if an author makes an update to their software and updates their PAD file accordingly, WinSite will not pick the change up.

Gives download figures: Yes
No link back needed: Yes Software authors do not need to provide a link back to the site from their own web site.
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