The term "shareware" describes a software marketing
model based on the try-before-you-buy philosophy, which has a long
tradition and continues to gain popularity. Whatever you call it, some
of the most successful products are free to try.
Directories of Windows Shareware Directories
Directory - Shareware Directories
the most prominent shareware directories, in order of their Google page
Directory Project - Shareware Directories
an alphabetical listing of the couple hundred or so shareware
directories in the Google directory.
of Shareware Professionals (ASP) - Shareware Download Sites
an extensive list of shareware directories, with indication PAD support,
ordered roughly by date of addition.
- AccuSolve - Shareware
Tracker Site List
lists almost 500 shareware directories, with optional sort on name, URL,
date added, or date modified.
Marketing Resource - Software Sites List
listing of shareware directories, alphabetically by name, with
indicators as to ASP membership and PAD support.
- SpaceTime Rankings of Windows Shareware
Directories and Download Sites
displays site rankings based on a combination of Google Page Rank and
Alexa Traffic Rank. (Somewhat outdated and far from exhaustive, but
interesting in the way it combines data from both Google and Alexa.)
- Xequte - 600 Most Popular
a listing of shareware sites in order of their Alexa Traffic Rankings.