Softonic (for Windows)

Discover, research, and enjoy software from your desktop


Softonic (for Windows) is a new application designed to keep your Windows software up to date as well as giving you full access to Softonic's vast library of applications.

Keep your programs updated

For Windows users, keeping applications up to date can be a hassle. Some programs alert you to new updates, but wouldn’t it be better to have a single program that keeps an eye on all your software?

Softonic keeps a master list of applications and will query Softonic's database for updates, alerting you when an update for a program is available, quickly and unobtrusively in the notification tray. Click the 'update' button and the .exe will be downloaded and you can install it like a normal application. Softonic doesn't support uninstalling yet (but our development team tells us that this feature is coming soon).

Access Softonic's library of reviews

Softonic's new application also includes full reviews of applications to help you decide whether an app is right for you. Access user reviews, screenshots, and videos, all within Softonic. Screenshots and videos show up beautifully.

Another nice feature of the application is lists. You can browse premade lists from Softonic's editors or you can make your own app lists and share them. Drag and drop applications into a list to keep track of them. These lists are synced when you log into Softonic, making it super easy to download your favorite apps on a new machine.

Easy to use

There are still a few features that aren't fleshed out but the program is solid overall. It would be nice to have a setting to automatically delete the installer files after installation. There's also no way to change your avatar within Softonic (but you can still do this on the website).

Find the programs you need

Overall, this new application from Softonic is a solid product that provides some very useful features. Softonic lets you keep your apps up to date, as well as helping you discover, research, and educate yourself on the best software found on Softonic.

Full disclosure: Softonic (for Windows) is an application developed by Softonic.

Pros +
  • Keeps apps up to date
  • Quick downloads
  • Create software lists for quick downloading
  • Runs silently in the background
  • Full in-app access to Softonic's content
Cons -
  • No option to auto delete installers
  • Currently cannot uninstall apps (coming soon)


More info

File size:
27.1 MB
Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Software utilities > General

User rating:

12 User reviews

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