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The best way to find software is to use our Directory or Search system.
Our search system is based on the Lucene search engine. We expose a sub-set of the Lucene Query Parser Syntax so you can try some advanced queries.
You can browse software by selecting filters along the left side of the search results. Popular Categories contain software in our most-downloaded categories. You can click multiple categories and sub-categories to refine the results. In addition to the categories, you can click filters for Development Status, Programming Language, and License.
You can combine search and filters to answer advanced queries like:
To re-sort search results, use the Sort By drop-down.
Relevance -- how well the project matches your search terms
Downloads - a sign of project popularity
Latest Release Date -- a sign of project vitality
Rating - a sign of project quality