ProjectBeta Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Established in 2003 as a hobby project, ProjectBeta was a small website that published computer software news. Several months later, after the project became more popular and traffic started growing, the website was upgraded to XOOPS content management system and introduced a separate section for software tests and reviews where its visitors could quickly compare different tools together and choose the most suitable one for their needs.
Since the popularity of ProjectBeta was still growing, in 2006 June the website was transformed into all-in-one downloads and reviews directory where each tool had its own page with download links, version changelogs, and user reviews. But it was still not enough...
Right after celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, ProjectBeta introduced a completely new design, was improved with many exciting features, and got updated database with more than 11.000 downloads, each of them manually tested and reviewed by our editors.
Thanks to continued support from thousands of enthusiasts, today ProjectBeta is one of the world's most reputable websites that provides you with daily software news and trusted reviews written by independent experts.
Since the number of available computer software rapidly increases every day, our tomorrow's mission is to provide you with even more articles, real facts, and comparisons for ultimate computing experience. We hope you will find it useful...
Why We are Unique
It's no secret that other download directories are focused on profits; therefore, they rank software with top-paying affiliate commissions (or highest sale conversion rates) as "the best" to convince users downloading and buying it. Since ProjectBeta was started as a hobby project with no earnings in mind, it remains the only resource that is strictly focused on thoroughly testing different tools and helping people to choose the best one depending on their personal needs, no matter its price or conversion rates.
Sure, we appreciate people who purchase full versions via our website, since this little money is used to pay server fees and keep the website running. We also pay some money to computer software enthusiasts who do their best comparing all the tools to make your choice easier. It takes you 5 minutes to read the final verdict with all the pros and cons, but it takes testers several days to make the complete analysis, and we feel obliged to compensate their efforts using the money earned from full version sales.
Put it simply, no matter how low or high our monthly income is, ProjectBeta will always remain your #1 resource for honest and independent software reviews as long as we can cover the costs of this project. We do our best; what happens next depends on you.