The more pics you download from Instagram, the more you need Major Share's Instagram Downloader, and even more so if you prefer to sample a user's galleries instead of following them. Enter a user's name (even your own) and Instagram Downloader will download the user's entire gallery and display it as thumbnails. You can select all, some, or none; Instagram Downloader will save your selections to a folder of your choice. It can even search one user's gallery while it downloads another user's pictures. This free tool runs in Windows XP to 8. Of … Read more
Today, Download.com is proud to announce its inaugural Download Picks. These software titles are applications in our four major platforms--Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS--that have been identified as the best and most trusted applications on our site.
Programs that receive the distinction of being a Download Pick are selected based on the following criteria: high editorial rating; high user rating; popularity (download count); publisher support (is the software regularly updated and is the publisher responsive to users and developers?); historical performance; and unique features or "best in its class" status.
There is no automatic algorithm … Read more
WiseCleaner's Wise Video Downloader is a free tool that greatly eases the process of downloading and saving videos posted on YouTube. Wise Video Downloader not only makes it possible to save videos posted on YouTube, but it can also save multiple videos at once, so you can save all the parts of a series, for example, or all the songs in an album, to watch or convert later. Wise Video Downloader can handle anything posted on YouTube, including HD videos. It's free and runs in Windows XP to 8.
If you select the optional desktop icon, Wise Video … Read more
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Free Direct Download Manager aims to ameliorate the process of managing downloads and browsing the Internet but instead it actually overcomplicates things. It seems as though this application was meant for a different time when stock browsers didn't support Adobe Flash, or have built-in download managers in the operating system of the device. Overall, the application seems clunky and difficult to use. Its layout is hard to read and the browser doesn't support pinch zoom.
Installation and setup for this application goes fairly easy considering there are no advanced settings and the application, itself, is very small. The … Read more
Amazon's U.K. store has added support for digital downloads.
The e-commerce company on Wednesday brought its Digital Games and Software services to Amazon U.K. Now, customers in the U.K. can buy and download video games and both PC and Mac software.
Amazon already offers a digital-download service on its U.S. page. Customers can access a wide array of programs and games and download the titles directly to their computers. Some of the items are paid, but Amazon also delivers free-to-play titles, as well.
According to Amazon, its U.K. implementation is still in beta and … Read more
Apple's iTunes platform may have started with music in mind, but over the last couple years, a rival for people's attention has arisen from within, according to new research.
Although 54 percent of U.S.-based iTunes users in 2010 headed to the software to listen to music, that figure dropped to 41 percent of users in 2013, according to new data from research firm NPD.
At the same time, the amount of people downloading apps has jumped. For free apps, the figure has grown from 24 percent in 2010 to 35 percent in 2013. For paid apps, … Read more
Given that the majority of people worldwide use Android devices, it's no surprise that app downloads from Google Play far outpace those from Apple's App Store. However, Apple is still winning the game when it comes to profit.
A new report by the App Annie Index shows that during this year's second quarter, Google Play exceeded Apple's App Store in app downloads by 10 percent; but Apple generated 2.3 times the revenue of Google Play.
"Though Google Play led the iOS App Store in one key measure, there still remained a wide gap in … Read more
We're bringing a little something this week for the Home Movie Directors and Amateur Video Jockeys. With the ever-increasing diversity of devices out there, it's often hard to share various types of videos unless you want to go online. But if you're a a bit worried about Uncle Sam watching your home movies, Wondershare has got you covered with its Video Converter Ultimate. A DVD burner, converter, editor, and downloader, VCU is a hit with our editors (4.5 Star review) and might be the best answer to all your video sharing woes.
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It's pretty well established that torrent files can be used for downloading pirated music, movies, games, and more. But, the company BitTorrent wants it to be known that it has nothing to do with such piracy.
The company's vice president of marketing Matt Mason penned a blog post on Tuesday saying that while BitTorrent built the open-source, peer-to-peer technology used for content sharing, it does not endorse piracy in any shape or form.
"We don't host infringing content. We don't point to it. It's literally impossible to 'illegally download something on BitTorrent,'" Mason … Read more