- Aug. 22, 2014
-- Launched in July of 2014, FileYak.com seeks to provide software developers with a new avenue through which to publicize their products and end-users with the capability to browse, search, and download from a directory of free, demo, and shareware software titles for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. The site currently lists around 5500 software titles but this number is expected to grow steadily as authors submit their products.
The site creator has endeavored to produce a simple, responsive, user-friendly interface for browsing, searching, and downloading files. All software titles listed in the directory include detailed descriptions (as provided by their respective authors), screen shots, and download links. There is also a facility for users to read and write reviews of the software products listed in the directory. Users are encouraged to leave feedback about software downloaded from the site to help other users make more informed decisions about whether or not a particular product will suit their needs.
Software developers should note that the site accepts submissions in the industry-standard PAD (portable application description)
format. Registration of a free author account is required for product submission to the directory. The site also regularly, automatically polls the official PAD repository, maintained by the creators of the PAD format, for any new submissions there. If authors have their programs listed there, they will be listed automatically on FileYak.com already. Authors whose titles are already listed in the site's directory are encouraged to create an author account and contact the site owners to have their titles linked to their account for management purposes.