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Best software (all time)

A ranking combining several lower rankings: websites ranking, programs ranking, and apps ranking.

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Google Maps
1

Google Maps

(2005)
Google Maps is a desktop web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for trave...
9
9
as web service
from 1 vote
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Wikipedia
2

Wikipedia

(2001)
Wikipedia is a free-access, free content Internet encyclopedia, supported and hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Those who can access the site and follow its rules can edit most of its articles. Wikipedia is ranked amo...
8.9
8.9
as website
from 51 votes
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Booking.com
3

Booking.com

(1996)
Booking.com is an online booking website started as a small start-up in Enschede in 1996 (home of the University of Twente), based in Amsterdam, Netherlands and since 2005 owned and operated by United States based Priceline...
8.8
8.8
as web service
from 5 votes
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Patreon
4

Patreon

(2013)
Patreon is a crowdfunding platform popular with YouTube content creators, musicians, and webcomic artists. It allows artists to obtain funding from their fans or patrons, on a recurring basis, or per artwork. This San Francisco ba...
8.5
8.5
as website
from 2 votes
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Piwik
4

Piwik

(2007)
Piwik is a free and open source web analytics software written by a team of international developers that runs on a PHP/MySQL webserver. It tracks online visits to one or more websites and displays reports on these visits for anal...
8.5
8.5
as web service
from 2 votes
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μTorrent app
6

μTorrent app

μTorrent app, or uTorrent app is an app version of the BitTorrent client μTorrent. The app is available for Android.
8
8
as program or app
from 1 vote
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Airbnb
6

Airbnb

(2008)
Airbnb is a website for people to rent out lodging. Founded in August 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, the company is privately owned and operated by Airbnb, Inc. Users of the site must register and create a pe...
8
8
as web service
from 1 vote
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Netflix
8

Netflix

(2007)
Netflix VOD is a video on demand service developed by Netflix Inc. The company introduced the streaming service in January 2007. Netflix's first big original series was House of Cards, which debuted in 2013, and Netflix now produc...
7.7
7.7
as web service
from 13 votes
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Google Chrome
9

Google Chrome

(2008)
Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It used the WebKit layout engine until version 27 and, with the exception of its iOS releases, from version 28 and beyond uses the WebKit fork Blink. It was first releas...
7.7
7.7
as program or app
from 58 votes
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Snapchat
10

Snapchat

(2011)
Snapchat is a video messaging application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown Poster when they were students at Stanford University. Snapchat users can take photos, record videos, add a filter, "Lens", text, or...
7.7
7.7
as program or app
from 3 votes
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The Pirate Bay
11

The Pirate Bay

(2003)
The Pirate Bay (commonly abbreviated TPB) is an online index of digital content of mostly entertainment media, founded in 2003, where visitors can search, download and contribute magnet links and torrent files, which facilitate pe...
7.6
7.6
as website
from 40 votes
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Google Search
12

Google Search

(1997)
Google Search, commonly referred to as Google Web Search or just Google, is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. It is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web.
7.5
7.5
as web service
from 39 votes
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Hulu
13

Hulu

(2006)
Hulu (stylized as hulu) is an American subscription video on demand service owned by Hulu LLC, a consortium consisting of The Walt Disney Company (through Disney-ABC Television Group), 21st Century Fox (through Fox Entertainment G...
7.5
7.5
as web service
from 2 votes
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Vine
13

Vine

(2012)
Vine is a short-form video sharing service where users can share six-second-long looping video clips. The service was founded in June 2012, and American microblogging website Twitter acquired it in October 2012, just before its of...
7.5
7.5
as website
from 2 votes
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Amazon Video
13

Amazon Video

(2006)
Amazon Video is an Internet video on demand service developed and operated by Amazon.com. It offers television shows and films for rental or purchase and as part of Amazon Prime subscription, selected titles can be viewed exclusiv...
7.5
7.5
as web service
from 2 votes
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DuckDuckGo
16

DuckDuckGo

(2008)
DuckDuckGo (DDG) is a Internet search engine. DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users and by deliberately showing all users the same search results for a given search term. DuckDuckGo e...
7.5
7.5
as web service
from 19 votes
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Imgur
17

Imgur

(2009)
Imgur (stylized as imgur) is an online image hosting service founded by Alan Schaaf in 2009 in Athens, Ohio, United States. Imgur describes itself as "the home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a ded...
7.1
7.1
as website
from 8 votes
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Tor Browser
18

Tor Browser

Tor Browser, previously known as Tor Browser Bundle (TBB), is the flagship product of the Tor Project. It consists of a modified Mozilla Firefox ESR web browser, the TorButton, TorLauncher, NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere Firefox ex...
7.1
7.1
as program or app
from 12 votes
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Firefox
19

Firefox

(2002)
Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open-source web browser developed for Windows, OS X, and Linux, with a mobile version for Android, by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. Fire...
7.1
7.1
as program or app
from 39 votes
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Reddit
20

Reddit

(2005)
reddit is an entertainment, social networking, and news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links. Registered users can then vote submissions "up" or "down" to organize the p...
7.1
7.1
as website
from 15 votes
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Gmail
21

Gmail

(2004)
Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service provided by Google. Users may access Gmail as secure webmail, as well as via POP3 or IMAP4 protocols. Gmail started as an invitation-only beta release on April 1, 2004 and it be...
7
7
as web service
from 9 votes
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Kickstarter
22

Kickstarter

(2009)
Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York which has built a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. The company’s stated mission is to help bring creative projects to life. Kicks...
7
7
as website
from 3 votes
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Lavalife
23

Lavalife

(1987)
Lavalife is an online dating service started in Toronto, Canada. The website is available to singles internationally. Lavalife began as a basement operation in 1987 by four Torontonians, Bruce Croxon, Nick Paine, David Chamandy an...
7
7
as website
from 2 votes
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OkCupid
24

OkCupid

(2004)
OkCupid is an American-based international operating free online dating, friendship, and social networking website that features member-created quizzes and multiple-choice questions. The site supports multiple modes of communicati...
7
7
as website
from 1 vote
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Open Web Analytics
24

Open Web Analytics

Open Web Analytics (OWA) is open source web analytics software created by Peter Adams. OWA is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database, which makes it compatible for running with an AMP solution stack on various web servers. OWA i...
7
7
as web service
from 1 vote
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Vimeo
26

Vimeo

(2004)
Vimeo is a video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos. Vimeo was founded in November 2004 by Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein.
6.8
6.8
as website
from 5 votes
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YouTube
27

YouTube

(2005)
YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion. YouTube now opera...
6.7
6.7
as website
from 75 votes
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Tumblr
28

Tumblr

(2007)
Tumblr (stylized in its logo as tumblr.) is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog...
6.6
6.6
as website
from 13 votes
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OpenStreetMap
29

OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Two major driving forces behind the establishment and growth of OSM have been restrictions on use or availability of map information across...
6.6
6.6
as web service
from 5 votes
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Open Broadcaster Software
30

Open Broadcaster Software

(2012)
Open Broadcaster Software (also known as OBS) is an open source streaming and recording program maintained by the OBS Project.
6.3
6.3
as program or app
from 3 votes
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Safari
31

Safari

(2003)
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. included with the OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003, on the company's OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginn...
6.1
6.1
as program or app
from 14 votes
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Opera
32

Opera

(1995)
Opera is a web browser developed by Opera Software. The latest version is available for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux operating systems, and uses the Blink layout engine. An earlier version using the Presto layout engine is s...
6
6
as program or app
from 22 votes
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Vuze app
33

Vuze app

Vuze app is an app version of the BitTorrent client Vuze. The app is available for Android.
6
6
as program or app
from 1 vote
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Microsoft Edge
34

Microsoft Edge

(2015)
Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft and included in the company's Windows 10 operating systems, replacing Internet Explorer as the default web browser on all device classes...
5.9
5.9
as program or app
from 11 votes
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Avast Free Antivirus
35

Avast Free Antivirus

Avast Free Antivirus is an antivirus software and a part of Avast security software products are developed for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android and Linux users by AVAST Software s.r.o., a Czech private limited company. This pr...
5.9
5.9
as program or app
from 15 votes
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Dailymotion
36

Dailymotion

(2005)
Dailymotion is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, watch and share videos. It is one of the biggest video platforms in the world, offering a mix of content from users, independent creators and premium partners. Dail...
5.8
5.8
as website
from 6 votes
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μTorrent
37

μTorrent

(2005)
µTorrent, or uTorrent is a freeware, ad-supported, proprietary BitTorrent client owned and developed by BitTorrent, Inc. µTorrent is available for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and as µTorrent Server for Linux. For mobile, there's the...
5.7
5.7
as program or app
from 3 votes
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Twitter
38

Twitter

(2006)
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass and by July...
5.6
5.6
as website
from 29 votes
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Windows Defender
39

Windows Defender

(2006)
Windows Defender is a software product to detect and remove malware. Initially released as an antispyware program, it was first released as a free download for Windows XP, shipped with Windows Vista by default, and currently ships...
5.4
5.4
as program or app
from 11 votes
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Vuze
40

Vuze

(2006)
Vuze (previously Azureus) is a BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. The program is available for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. For mobile, there's the Vuze app. Vuze is written in Java, and u...
5.3
5.3
as program or app
from 3 votes
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Hipmunk
41

Hipmunk

(2010)
Official app description: Find the flight or hotel you want in minutes using Hipmunk's agony-free travel search. Unlike like other travel search products, Hipmunk helps you find the flight and hotel you want quickly.
5
5
as program or app
from 2 votes
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AWStats
42

AWStats

(2000)
AWStats is an open source Web analytics reporting tool, suitable for analyzing data from Internet services such as web, streaming media, mail, and FTP servers. AWStats parses and analyzes server log files, producing HTML reports...
5
5
as web service
from 1 vote
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W3Perl
42

W3Perl

W3Perl is a free open source analytics tool. The software can parse Web/FTP/Mail/CUPS/DHCP/SSH and Squid logfiles.
5
5
as web service
from 1 vote
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iCloud Mail
44

iCloud Mail

iCloud Mail is a free email service and a feature of the cloud storage and cloud computing service iCloud from Apple Inc.
4.5
4.5
as web service
from 2 votes
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Pinterest
45

Pinterest

(2010)
Pinterest is a photo-sharing website. It was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp.
4.3
4.3
as website
from 3 votes
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LinkedIn
45

LinkedIn

(2003)
LinkedIn s a business-oriented social networking service. Founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking.
4.3
4.3
as website
from 3 votes
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Instagram
47

Instagram

(2010)
Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tu...
4.3
4.3
as website
from 13 votes
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Facebook
48

Facebook

(2004)
Facebook, formerly [thefacebook], is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard Unive...
4.2
4.2
as website
from 32 votes
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Yahoo! Search
49

Yahoo! Search

(1995)
Yahoo Search is a web search engine owned by Yahoo. Originally, "Yahoo Search" referred to a Yahoo-provided interface that sent queries to a searchable index of pages supplemented with its directory of websites. The results were p...
4
4
as web service
from 4 votes
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Bing
50

Bing

(2009)
Bing (known previously as Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is a web search engine (advertised as a "decision engine") from Microsoft. Bing was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009, at the All Th...
3.9
3.9
as web service
from 17 votes
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