Softonic Website FAQ

What is Softonic?

Softonic's mission is to help people discover and enjoy apps and software to enhance their lives. We are the Internet’s largest apps and software platform with a catalog of more than 160,000 software. Our edit...

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What are the main advantages of using Softonic?

Softonic offers many advantages to our users: Free download: It doesn't cost you anything to download from Softonic. Just choose your platform or device and start downloading! 100% virus-free downlo...

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How many license types are there?

A program’s license type can be seen on every program review. You will be able to find it on the search results page: And on the program's review: Here you find the most usual license types: ...

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Do I have to pay in order to download a program?

You do not have to pay anything in order to download a program from Softonic. Downloading a program on our site is totally free. However, note that the program license might not be free. We recommend you theref...

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How can I rate and review a program?

You need to be a registered user in order to rate or review a program. If you are not already registered, you can do it for free here . Once you are logged in, go to the program review and click on "Your ...

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Does Softonic offer any kind of paid subscription?

Softonic does NOT offer paid subscriptions of any kind. All program downloads are 100% FREE. We will never ask for your phone number, credit card, or bank account information. Please be cautious of any possib...

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How do I log in to my Softonic account?

To access your Softonic account, locate the Login icon in the upper right-hand corner of the Softonic website. Enter the email address and password you selected when first setting up your account. (You have th...

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Does Softonic sell programs directly?

You can not buy a program directly from the Softonic web site. The “Buy Now” button you see on some software review sites will redirect you to the developer’s selling platform or an online store of one of our ...

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