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Cool Website Tip #1: FileHippo

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This is going to be the first of many posts where I share a cool website that I think helps us programmers and power users.

Today, I'll show you FileHippo.

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At first you might think to yourself, why would this be helpful. Isn't it a clone of CNet, Download.com, softonic?

Not all at all, and here's why. :)

1. Easily viewed categories.

Software on the site is grouped up nicely on the main page and the main contenders of each category are prominently listed. This means you find what you want, faster.

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2. Updates at breakneck speeds.

Software is automatically updated and they offer the latest version of all their repertoire.

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3. You can access previous versions of software.

They offer a very comprehensive backlog of software versions. Did you like Winamp 2 back in the day? They offer it, and best of all, with no crap. Just a simple click and download. No timers, no misleading buttons, just a nice purty Download link. That's pretty much the reason why I love this site.

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So there you have it, a site that will save you time and make installing software easy. Share this site with your friends and be sure to turn off your adblock for them, good sites deserve the traffic. :)

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iniaes Icon

10 June 2011 - 11:22 AM
I use the file hippo app on my laptop and it saves me sooooooooo much time link- hunting. Good idea Sergio :)
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RetardedGenius Icon

10 June 2011 - 03:42 PM
I've been using FileHippo for a while now, it's great to have a single place where I can download the very latest versions of all of my favourite free software! :D
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ccubed Icon

10 June 2011 - 03:50 PM
I love filehippo. I especially love their autoupdate scanner. even gives beta versions!
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johnp_80 Icon

10 June 2011 - 07:20 PM
This looks pretty cool, I've been using Npackd for a while, but will have to check this out :)
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TMKCodes Icon

13 June 2011 - 04:29 AM
It seems nice, but the name is misleading. Should probably be called Software Hippo.
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Bienvenidos! I'm a USA ex-pat living in Bolivia for the past 10 years. Web development is my forte with a heavy lean for usability and optimization. I'm fluent in both English and Spanish. I guest write for the popular Python website Python Central. Visit my website.

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