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Soft Download Stuff – Mostly Free Software Online

enter games softI remember when I was young and computers were still kind of a new idea (well lots of people had computers at this point, but they were still rare enough that a family would share one big PC). I’d periodically trek down to the COMPUSA or some other computer store to find some software. Maybe it would be a game that I had in mind, or some application that I needed (OK wanted), or maybe I would just stroll through the long aisles of software boxes (which contained 3.5″ disks) to find something interesting, the same way I’d look for a movie at Blockbuster.

Although I think there is one long aisle of software in the local Staples store, those days are mostly gone. I mean you can find everything you need online and then download it and have it installed by the time you’d warm up the car and leave your driveway!

It’s Usually Free

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not at all advocating stealing software. If it has a price, then you should be paying it. But there are just so many free options out there that if you are willing to look around a little bit then you can usually find an option that is free for you to download and install. Soft download stuff can really be found with just a quick Google search most of the time. When you get looking, if you are like me, you’ll often end up finding options that will cost you a fee, but as you look into them you decide that they are worth the money.

These downloads are really getting more and more like smart phone apps everyday. Just like on your phone you do a search for some software (app) that will do what you need. When you find it you will find some free options and some pay options. Often the free options will do everything you need just fine. However sometimes you’ll find a pay options that is just so function and slick that it’s worth spending the money.

Acrobat Reader Download

Adobe Acrobat Reader 9

Acrobat Reader

So most anyone that is even fairly computer literate is at least familiar with the Acrobat Reader. It’s almost gotten to the point that you only notice it when it’s not there for some reason. You get an attachment on an email and you click it and you get a message saying something like the format is unrecognized. Then you check the file name and see that it ends in .pdf and you are confused. Typically this is only going to happen when you get a new computer or laptop or maybe you install a new hard drive or operating system.

Adobe Acrobat Reader Free Download

The good news is that if for some reason you find yourself without the software to read a PDF file then you are only a quick free download away from being back in business. If you just Google “Free Adobe Acrobat Reader” you’ll find what you are looking for. You can also take a look at the download section of CNET or Filehippo and find a link to download adobe acrobat reader.

What Version do You Need for Acrobat Reader Download?

Like any other well made and useful piece of software Adobe periodically updates and upgrades their reader so they can fix issue and add functionality to stay up with customer demand. If they didn’t they’d have a bug ridden piece of software that customers would quickly tire of using. There are quite a few people out there still using Acrobat Reader 8 and if you find this download first it will do the trick for most attachments you will need to read. However, Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 has been released and you can also download and install it for free. So if you have the time (it really don’t take any longer) then it would be worth installing the latest and greatest. If you install Acrobat 9 now then you know you’ll never try to open a PDF file and not be able to.

 

So if you are like the rest of the people using computers these days, then it won’t be long until you will need some version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. So if for some reason you don’t have it you should download and install it now.

CCleaner FileHippo

Filehippo CCleaner

File Hippo CCleaner

CCleaner and Filehippo are actually two different but related things. CCleaner is freeware system optimizer, privacy, and cleaner tool for your computer. Filehippo is website which offers many different software downloads, of which CCleaner is one of them.

CCleaner

CCleaner is freeware which means you can download and use it free of charge. CCleaner is going to do a few things for you. First it is going to do what is known as optimize your system. This means that its going to scan you computer and make little tweaks to make it run the fastest and cleanest possible. Next it’s a computer privacy tool as well. This means it’s going to go in and clean out your download and internet browsing history from all the most common web browsers, including IE, Chrome, Firefox, and many more. 

FileHippo

Filehippo is basically a repository of software which you can download directly to your computer. Some of the programs are freeware and some you will need to pay for. Filehippo is similar to the download section of CNET.

One cool function I notices when exploring Filehippo is a download which you can install which will periodically sweep your computer for software from Filehippo to see if there have been any updates.

 

While there are many programs which you can download from Filehippo CCleaner is a very popular one. You can follow the link below to find the page on Filehippo for CCleaner.

Download CCleaner from FileHippo.com