The biggest site is download.com (part of CNET). We identified a number of smaller sites for a client about a year ago and submitted their software, but virtually all of the volume came from download.com.
Is there a comprehensive list of shareware sites that accept software submissions either by form or PAD format?
If I do use a 'third party' service or a software application, can anyone recommend a good service/app for software submission?
Thanks in advance...
Check out the ASP:
On their homepage, there is a link on the left-hand column for "Shareware Sites" that I think you'll find quite handy ;)
As far as promotion, hands down:
Service: Rudenko Submission Service - http://rudenko.com/submit/
Application: RoboSoft - http://robosoft.rudenko.com/
Hope this helps...
ExtraLean, is your recommendation based on your own experience, or do you have a vested interest in Rudenko? Just interested, in the spirit of full disclosure.
Btw, in discussion forums like these, it is generally not necessary to quote from the previous posts -- unless the particular item you're responding to is way back in the thread.
I do not have a vested interest in Rudenko. In fact, I've never used them myself but I know *many* that have and they all speak very highly of the service. These are people that I value their opinions and experiences as if they were my own, so I thought I'd pass along their advice. Nothing more.
By the way, I only quoted his reply because he had a two part question and thought it neater to separate my answers. Guess you can't please everyone... other places scream about *not* quoting ;)
Steve, there's an earlier thread here about Download.com that includes a number of tips.