December 13, 2013

How to get the software you want from GOTD (Infographics)

GOTD has proved to be a good way to get paid software for free (with no cracks, embedded viruses, ads or other sleazy stuff), hasn’t it? But we can always achieve new heights with a little bit of help from our friends (and here we mean all our users).

Participate in Giveaway activities by doing some “homework”! You will find the explanation in this infographics (click the image to enlarge):

GOTD infographics

Have a nice weekend!
GOTD team


  1. More vendors might be interested in giving away software here if users did not give thumbs down just because they personally weren’t interested in that kind of software.

    The voting system needs to be revamped to show why the person is giving a thumbs down.

    The way it is now, it would be better if there were no thumbs up or down at all because it is completely misleading to vendors and people interested in the software. Does thumbs down mean its bad software, or does it simply mean “I don’t want it”?

    Comment by BrendaG4 — December 14th, 2013 at 4:58 am
  2. Hi, I want to leave a suggestion… I think it would be very useful if you could make an index of all the software given. It would be so much easier to find anything we’re looking for.

    Thanks in advance for your attention and keep the good working :)

    Comment by Maria Lopes — December 14th, 2013 at 9:49 am
  3. I agree with BrendaG4, maybe there could be a third button saying not interested at this time. Just a thought.

    Comment by Anita N. — December 14th, 2013 at 11:18 pm
  4. Gaotd please giveaway aurora Blu Ray disc media player again. I lost this program when I upgraded to a new computer. this program was given out last year so it should be about time for it to be released again. thank you for handling this matter.

    Comment by mario wilson — December 15th, 2013 at 8:27 am
  5. How about :
    “This software is good and I use it”,
    “this software is good but I don’t want it”,
    “this software is bad”,
    “I don’t know whether it’s good or bad because I didn’t download it”
    “I don’t know what this does so I’m avoiding it”?

    Choices, not a single meaningless binary decision.
    Or is that too difficult to implement?

    Comment by HerTechSupport — December 15th, 2013 at 6:54 pm
  6. I think a rating system would help

    1-5 stars for each

    user friendly
    does what it’s supposed to

    at least then people can give it a low rating for interest and not the program itself.

    Comment by vickyw222 — December 15th, 2013 at 9:07 pm
  7. Would LOVE To have another shot at getting Perfect365 which has multiple face recognition. A basic version is available on iPad and iPhone, but when I upgraded to a new computer, I lost the gieveawy I’d been using for some time now. I know newer versions allow you to work on multiple faces. I love and appreciate this type of software.

    Comment by Sue D — December 16th, 2013 at 10:05 am
  8. I agree with Anita N. A third button would be awesome, and would allow users to ‘expel’ their angst without negatively affecting a product’s standing. *Thumbs Up* :D

  9. Thumbs up thumbs down doesn’t tell me anything. It’s become passe on the web.
    Anita, if they’re not interested then they need to shush. I don’t care what non wood savvy housewives think of a carpentry book but some female carpenter’s union is a group I’d love to hear from. If someone takes the time to write their opinion rather than just a click, this should help weed out some of the grrr people.
    I’ve been coming here for years and get almost angry at some of the ungratefulness of users here. Due to software companies’ generosity, we now have some spoiled brats.
    I think the whole of the community here is great and the yucks just need to be weeded out. If so, some of the feedback can likely be invaluable to these developers.

    Comment by Brian — December 17th, 2013 at 7:37 am
  10. I agree – maybe a 3 way vote such as – LIKE – don’t care – dislike might help.

    But there will always be those personalities that find delight in creating chaos and negativity. They will still vote dislike even though they don’t care. Why do they do it? Creating chaos and negativity is easy to do and gets a result fast. Creating a result of any kind – even negative – makes these dark souls seem empowered. So I think it is important for the software developers who make use of GAOTD to understand that a disproportionate amount of negative comments will be generated by this small group.
    The reality is that many people will use and like the offered software. But they are not driven to post a positive note in the way that the chaos creators are driven to create controversy and negativity. So they don’t post. And this is the bulk of the users who just don’t feel the driving need to post a ‘good’ rating.
    So, developers – please don’t get discouraged because just one of these dark souls can create quite a bit of chaos AND their behavior is not representative of reality. Don’t let all of the negativity get to you.
    And keep up the good work!

    Comment by photography guy — December 17th, 2013 at 8:57 am
  11. Hi
    I was using Microsoft Picture It, but the same is not working in higher versions of Windows (7,8 Etc). Is there any program similar to this which can replace Microsoft Picture It. I have tried Photoscape, inkscape, GIMP Etc, but it is not as simple to use as Microsoft Picture It.
    Please provide any similar softwares


    Comment by Krishna Prasad R — December 18th, 2013 at 8:13 am
  12. Is it possible to have WinUtilities as GOTD? Were are the 64 bit version of the programs?
    With compliments,

    Carlo Grossetti

    Comment by Carlo Grossetti — December 19th, 2013 at 4:27 am
  13. Could you please repeat Longo Bluray that I lost the remaking of the computer. It ‘was published on 26/07. Thank you very much!

    Comment by Margher — December 19th, 2013 at 4:52 pm
  14. Could you please send me the program PHOTO OBJECTS ERASER to dowenload
    Thank you very much

    Comment by Avi Ben — December 20th, 2013 at 4:54 am
  15. I would love to see Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 (since 7 will be out in Jan) on here! That would be fabulous. As for the thumbs up down, I have to agree you need a free flow box to justify your rating or lack of.

    Comment by Marie Lotze — December 25th, 2013 at 3:34 am
  16. I was interested in file sorting software. Do we have anything like that here ? Organizers !
    Such as software for our movies that look like a library on a virtual shelf. Something like “All My Movies” and something similar for our Music and Pics.

    But in the interim, i need to say that you guys have done a super job for the fans and appreciate all your efforts. Thank you and Merry Xmas to Everyone !

    Comment by Dor — December 25th, 2013 at 7:29 am
  17. Thank you & Merry X mas to GOTD team.
    1. About the rating, kindly put some more interactive measures instead of the Thumbs UP & DOWN. I agree that a few people never worried about it. But most of the visitors view it as the first opinion of other visitors. Very rarely even the thumbs down justified the total rating also.

    2. A live chat section with the Developer, if possible, may generate more sale.

  18. I love GATD and so I’m very happy with you. Please trow those thumbs up or down away because what someone likes or dislikes or expect is so personnely.

    I hope you will post the iwisoft SWF to video converter. I tried out the trial version and it’s user friendly and the results are awsome.
    Sadly the trial version adds a watermark in the screen.
    Thank you for the daily news mail I recieve and keep going.

    Comment by Anne — December 27th, 2013 at 3:54 pm
  19. Thumb UP and Thumb DOWN is inadequate. Maybe consider putting the Thumb UP and Thumb DOWN next to a person’s opinion. By putting it up on the top GOTD could be doing a dis-service to the developer.

    If someone has tried the software and has an opinion, the opinion is enough. When I open GOTD and see more DOWN than UP I often look no further. Or, if’s something I might be interested in I read the opinions. Have never understood how there could be so many UPs and DOWNs when the software was ‘advertised’ only a few hours. …

    Comment by Senior Citizen — December 28th, 2013 at 8:50 am
  20. Could you please giveaway “Internet Download Manager (IDM)” software. I am eagerly waiting to see above giveaway.

    Comment by SAILU4 — December 28th, 2013 at 10:02 am
  21. After reading this coments, i must agree and say that i also would apreciate more a 5 votes kind of scheme… Something like this: Good / Normal / Bad + Use or like it / Don’t use or don’t like it.
    Only those who voted on “Use or like it” would have access to “Good / Normal / Bad”

    Also i think it would be more usefull, apreciated, and even work as incentive for download if people could have access to votes during the period for downloading, in order to make it more atractive (or not) to those persons that would not know that software, or aren’t shure if it could be usefull in future for downloading.

    However, although i am not a very active member, i would like to thanks GOTD for sharing software all this time for free. This is a VERY USEFULL SERVICE YOU ARE PROVIDING – THANKS A LOT!!!

    Best Regards

  22. We haven’t had WinX DVD Copy Pro for a long time, and would be great to have the latest version. I also use the DVD Ripper.

    Comment by Richard Hind — January 1st, 2014 at 5:43 am
  23. I would really appreciate getting Aimersoft DRM Media Converter. I hear it was on GAOTD a long time ago, but sadly I missed it.

    Thank you and Happy New Year!

    Comment by Christel — January 1st, 2014 at 5:48 am
  24. I agree with Maria…

    Unless I just haven’t found it yet, there needs to be a searchable index of past offerings. I like reading people’s reviews of the software, and I have purchased offerings based on the community feedback. When I need a particular piece of software, this would be my first stop.

    Vendors, would you not love this as well? Long after the freebie period ends, your one-day giveaways can still draw people in!

    I also agree that GOTD needs to revise their voting system. KISS, but vickyw222 has a good idea for starters, but make it 1-4 stars. Force people to choose up or down, not be wishy-washy in the middle.

    Thanks GOTD for an excellent site and offerings!

    Comment by Bob Villa — January 2nd, 2014 at 2:26 pm
  25. Hi. Thanks to the GAOTD team for the software that you provide. I wait with anticipation for the new giveaway daily.
    I note with interest that people in general will be quick to criticize a product if it is not to their liking. It is very easy to refuse the product, and offer objective and constructive comments.
    I have a number of products that I would like repeated, but the main ones are NXpowerlite, Wondershare timefreeze, ppt reducer, and winutilities (whew, this is like a grocery list…!). There are many other products that would like, but I will save that list for the future. Best wishes to the team for 2014.
    Nitesh Amersi

    Comment by Nitesh — January 6th, 2014 at 12:21 pm
  26. A number of us have been unable to register our software, continually getting the “Failed to Connect” message from GOTD. Various suggestions have been made on the forum but none have helped (me, at least). Can this be addressed by GOTD? Perhaps supplying an s/n in the READ file as an alternative to the GOTD sign-on?

    Thanks, Gene

    Comment by gene — January 10th, 2014 at 6:27 pm
  27. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen!
    Thank you very much for many free software from you, which I downloaded! I am sorry for my poor English, because my native language is Slovak.
    I should want very much to get free full versions as GOTD these software: BlazeVideo HDTV Player or AVS Video Editor. Also I should want to get free full versions as GOTD these software: AVS Video Converter or Arcsoft Total Media Extreme 3 or Creeo Icy-TV or Hauppauge WinTV Extended or ChrisTV PVR.
    Your sincerely
    Martin Machara

    Comment by Martin Machara — January 13th, 2014 at 7:16 am
  28. Hello, I been trying to download the give away of the day and for the past week .. Something comes up saying .. Failed to connect .. Please try again. I am not sure what to do to fix this issue. Please help me.


  29. can you request Microsoft to give away Microsoft office for free?

  30. Hi

    I have been having a hard time getting the extra program that gtd requires to be down loaded and implemented. When I try to unzip it says what program do you want to open it with. I have gotten some free stuff without the gtd extra program but most do not work without it. Perhaps staff or a blog member could give me some hints on how to work that part of the program. Thanks

    Comment by Jim — January 20th, 2014 at 8:58 am
  31. I love GOTD and downloaded a lot of the free software in the past, some good, some bad, but I REALLY NEED Artisteer website builder. It’s good for building WordPress themes.

    Please get Artisteer as a GOTD.

    Thanks in advance.

  32. I love GOTD, thanks for doing the work you do to bring free software to the masses. Would you perhaps be able to bring Norton Internet Security to the table?

    Comment by Kevin Colvin — January 28th, 2014 at 5:22 am
  33. Would like to see DVD Fab suite for backing up movies in my collection again. You offered it in version 8 and haven’t seen anything since. Thanks for this website enjoy coming here every day to see the programs offered.

    Comment by Ken — January 29th, 2014 at 9:23 am
  34. I would really like to have Neopaint offered on GOTD again. I had to reformat my computer and lost this program. Please, please, please, GOTD and!!!!

    Comment by annick — February 4th, 2014 at 7:20 am
  35. I would like to have GradeQuick, Making the Grade and Paint Shop Pro. These are excellent programs. Nice for the classroom :)

    Comment by Paula — February 4th, 2014 at 8:08 pm
  36. I would like to have Sticky Password latest version;

    Comment by Rayees — February 5th, 2014 at 10:09 am
  37. This would be a really GREAT !! software for Giveawayoftheday

    Recover Keys

    Please give us this software for Free !!

  38. I am grateful to GOTD for all the hard work they do to bring us free software that we would otherwise have to pay for. I agree that a better system of rating would be better but all in all I love the site and enjoy reading the reviews of others who try the software. I just wish more people would give their opinions on the actual software instead of just saying they couldn’t install and giving it thumbs down. Just my 2 cents (which ain’t worth a nickel) :D

  39. I would like to have Sticky Password. Thats where great =)

    Comment by sisom — February 11th, 2014 at 7:15 pm
  40. I use Windows 7 and I want to eliminate the C++ warning. Can I?

    Comment by Larry Murphy — February 12th, 2014 at 7:23 am
  41. Rayees – let us know, we may think something up :-)

  42. I would like to have ‘wedding slideshow studio’ latest version

    Comment by p m prabhu — February 13th, 2014 at 10:58 am
  43. First I’d like to thanks to the GOTD team for the software that you provide.I’d really appreciate getting epub DVR removal again I had it once but my computer crash more than a year ago and I really miss it .

    Comment by Mabi — February 20th, 2014 at 6:58 am
  44. I download Wise Care 365 pro and a few days later it asked if I wanted to update which I did. Now I don’t have the pro anymore. It went back to the free version and I can’t get the pro back even when I restored my computer to that date.

    Let people know not to get the updates because it does not update the pro versions.

    Comment by Carolyn — February 21st, 2014 at 10:06 am
  45. Hey, why is there still thumbs up and down instead of “I don’t want it”?
    If you need help with the implementation, it’s done within an hour!

    Comment by Peremptor — February 26th, 2014 at 6:14 am
  46. When you offer programs I would use at work on the weekend I can’t download them before Monday when time has expired.

    Comment by Chuck Byrge — March 2nd, 2014 at 7:38 am
  47. I just purchased a new computer and am lost without Sticky Password. I can’t transfer the program to the new computer, so it would be GREAT if you offered it again. Great program. And, great site! Thank you, GAOTD!

    Comment by Tom Gabrielli — March 4th, 2014 at 9:42 pm
  48. Thank you so much for providing this service and helping both consumers and producers. I have discovered many good software programs and I would gladly provide constructive feedback to improve the experience. WinUtilities and Wise Care 365 have stuck with me as really good products and I would really appreciate an update or more programs of that type. Sometimes you really have to test the competition to change your favourite maintenance program.
    I also agree that the up/down-vote system doesn’t serve it’s purpose and is often misused by users who have not tried the software, and only wish to signal that the program looks unappealing because of high price, bad interface, little functionality, etc. Maybe we should have certain boxes that we an tick off to our review, e.g., “I have downloaded and tested the software”/”I would recommend this product to a friend”/”I was dissatisfied with the software” or other. Giving subjective ratings (such as a five star system) leaves too much room for interpretation, unless it is tied to a specific statement like “The program fits my needs.” (To what extent do you agree, from 0 to 5).

    Comment by Kat — March 8th, 2014 at 11:26 am
  49. It’s possible to have MPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5 as GOTD, please?

    Thank you,


    Comment by Carlo Grossetti — April 17th, 2014 at 3:53 am
  50. I actually would die to find Dvd Special Screenwriter 6 (considering 7 might be outside around January) for listed here! That will be extraordinary. Structure thumbs right up all the way down, Need to agree with the fact you may need a absolutely free pass common box so that you can rationalize a person’s report and also loss of.

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