October 26, 2011

1 cake & 5 candles

We are 5! Can you believe this?

It’s been a long time since we started Giveaway of the Day. 1826 days ago to be more precise. We’ve been constantly working to get the project going like clockwork. We have provided you with more than 1850 software titles and over 680 games. Working every day means constant development. Sometimes it goes by contraries but we’ve been doing our best to give away loads of different software, meeting all but impossible needs of our audience. The list includes system utilities, photo editors, video converters (tons of them:)), audio editors, Windows shells, screensavers, encryption software, antiviruses, desktop enhancements, backup utilities and many others.

Since December 12, 2006 we have been proud to publish two games chosen by our editors every weekend! You might have favored our HOGs, arcades, strategies, matching and puzzle games giveaways.

In order to gain new audiences and overcome the language barrier we are running the site in 12 languages with the help of our lovely translators. We wish making every program’s GUI switch between languages could be that simple…


We treasure you (our unique creative and ingenious users) and welcome you to share your thoughts concerning software given away and generally about the project (don’t get too carried away by the “general thing”:). Anyway you’ve shared more than 145’000 comments (overwhelming figure) providing ideas, criticizing, offering alternatives, solving tech probs, sharing thoughts and communicating.

Since we teamed up with Idea Informer on July 6, 2010 our vendors have an additional opportunity to gather improvement suggestions and it’s now much easier to make the product better basing on customers’ feedback. Besides some of our numerous vendors let users benefit from adding ideas and offer life-time licenses or subscriptions for their products. This said be attentive guys, don’t miss the chance to exercise your brain and bring up cool ideas. Still try to stop with the portable thing, if you want the rewards to keep coming. ;)

Forum’s equals

GOTD Forum was started at the same time the site itself was launched and seeing how fast the community keep growing is the greatest reward we dare to imagine. You will be surprised but the number of the posts is almost equal to the number of the registered users here – 86314 vs 84399. No doubts most answers are given by GOTD Forum leaders and their team:

BuBBy Whiterabbit_uk graylox

We’re taking this opportunity to thank you guys for your work and wish you success in all your endeavors. It’s difficult to put in words how much we appreciate your activities). We congratulate you on this Birthday as well!

Tweets and Likes

To make it easier to check the current giveaway we launched a Facebook application which is used by 66’000+ people. No wonder you are one of them!

Not many of you know that we also have an Official Page on Facebook. We launched it in April, 2009 and it’s been serving an informing purpose for you trouble free. Had no idea it even existed – may be it’s the right time to give it a like!

Since April, 2009 12,243 people have followed us on Twitter. It’s one of the most convenient ways to stay informed about the giveaways.

There is so much more to that, you know! We would not be what we are without the developers’ willingness to share their programs and without our visitors’ ability to always see a reason in downloading and reviewing every piece of software we listed. We are grateful for everything: complex solutions and small utilities, 2-page reviews and just “works fine for me” remarks. It is great we have you!

We hope it is as great for you to have us around! :)


  1. Add Polish, please…

  2. Happy B’Day then~!
    I’m coming EVERY day since 2007 and tons of software.
    Thanks for the great site and opportunities!

  3. You know what, this could be the new “Why partner with Giveaway of the Day page.” Kudos to whomever created this post. It may be the most innovative thing GOTD has done in a while.

    (Tip: Answer your emails more frequently. And actually answer and follow up. I still haven’t gotten any news about the enhanced English language files.)

    Comment by GMMan — October 26th, 2011 at 11:37 am
  4. Congrats, all! Glad to see this site doing well. You guys have introduced me to some really nice software and I sure appreciate it! :D

    Comment by Dean — October 26th, 2011 at 11:49 am
  5. Happy Birthday and Happy Diwali. Let the light shines forever.

    Comment by Jay — October 26th, 2011 at 3:18 pm
  6. Thank you very much to the Giveaway Project Team for the good idea and their hard and solid work for this success story.

    Live long and prosper!


  7. Happy Anniversary, and thanks again for all the Giveaways and the good work.

    Comment by Alan — October 27th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    I started getting software from this site like last year and it ALWAYS provides what I need!

    This is an EPIC site! IT ROCKS!

    Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Sabih — October 28th, 2011 at 5:53 am
  9. Happy birthday! This is best website I ever seen . Thanks for giveaways.

    Comment by pravin — October 28th, 2011 at 10:38 am
  10. Jouyeux anniversaire GOTD !!!et MERCI pour tous vos bons logiciels ;seul bémol en ce qui me concerne pas assez de programmes incluant le multilingue dont le français (aujourd’hui par exemple je vais désinstaller a regret après essais “dark calendar”dommage) !!!mais longue vie a votre site !!!!

  11. My sincere thanks to everyone on the Giveaway Project Team and to all the people who share their software with us!

    With kindnest thoughts,

    Comment by Mara — October 30th, 2011 at 8:45 am
  12. Been coming since ~2007. Always a pleasure, Happy B’Day GAOTD – I too have been privy to the finds here from time to time and they have all been at the reasonable cost of zero, zilch and nil. Thanks to all the developers once again. My absolute #1 Site….

    Comment by Athol — November 3rd, 2011 at 3:49 am
  13. Happy birthday GAOTD!
    My family and I enjoy visiting your website. Thank you for sharing the software with us.

    Comment by Mariola — November 5th, 2011 at 10:24 pm
  14. Hello,
    When I was a Windows user, I participated in your programs both here and the Game Giveaway as well. I’ve been using a Mac now since 2009 and hardly ever see anything of use. As a suggestion, please try to get software that both Windows and Mac users can benefit from. I used to tell everyone about your site, but stopped since I can’t use it or help others that I recommend it to with any type of support. In my family and amongst all of my friends, I am to “go to” person for computers, lol!
    Thank you and please contact me either way.

    Comment by Rosalyn N. — November 6th, 2011 at 4:16 am
  15. I’ve been coming here for 2 years, I visit everyday. I don’t always download, but I’ve got some get products: and I’ve learned a lot through the post and suggestions! Happy birthday!

  16. Let the candle keep burning! Happy Birthday Friend !

    Comment by RSK — November 15th, 2011 at 10:50 pm
  17. Happy Happy Birthday GAOTD!
    I`ve been with you since day 1!! & have recommended Many Friends & family, via Facebook & Twitter! & will continue to do so!!!
    Keep up the great Work!!


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