Sometimes you just need to get your hands on a previous version of a popular software application but it is no longer available from the official website. Take for example, web browsers, let’s say that you had to test your new website on Internet Explorer 5. If you go to Microsoft’s download section you will only be able to download Internet Explorer 7 at this stage. Well if you head over to then you can download all the previous versions of many of the world’s most popular applications. Take Internet Explorer for example, you can download versions of it right back to version 1.0 (that’s going back a while now).

I just took Internet Explorer as an example (I’m an avid Firefox fan) there are many other popular apps on the site.