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Welcome to SoftwareHow.com

SoftwareHow is dedicated to providing honest, unbiased reviews of computer software, written by real software users for real software users. Even the best computer in the world is useless without the right software, so our goal is to help you find the best program for your individual needs. Our reviews, tips and how-to guides are based on thorough testing and personal experience, and we show you everything we can about the programs we recommend.

Who writes for SoftwareHow?

SoftwareHow was originally founded and written by J.P. Zhang after his experiences working in the California startup community. Since then, SoftwareHow has expanded with experienced reviewers who each have their own fields of expertise and personal passions, covering everything from photo editors to phone managers.

Thomas Boldt
Editor / Writer

Nicole Pav

Adrian Try
Editor / Writer

Christine Wang
Outreach Manager / Writer

J.P. Zhang
Founder / Writer

John Chiafos
Content Editor

Behind every great team is a great editor, and John reviews most of the reviews here on SoftwareHow.
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John is a copy editor based in San Diego, California. In addition to loving the written word, he’s a graphic designer and filmmaker. He’s an avowed geek, passionate writer, new father, happy husband, and committed Christian. John could use some sunblock.

What makes SoftwareHow different from other review sites?

One thing you’ll notice immediately about our reviews is their honesty – it’s what makes our reviews worth reading. If we review a great program with an annoying problem, we won’t hide the fact from you. Our reliability and thoroughness are what makes our reviews valuable, and we would never compromise that.

We never recommend software without thoroughly testing it first, and we never recommend software that we wouldn’t use ourselves. We explain what makes a good program, and how each of the programs we review stack up against those criteria. With plenty of screenshots along the way, you’ll be able to see exactly what we mean.

The programs that we recommend are the ones that we use in our daily lives for work and for play, and we only want to use the best of the best. We’re also available to help, and we encourage our readers to get involved in the SoftwareHow community with any questions or concerns about any piece of software that we review.

We check each program with multiple malware scanners to ensure that any program we recommend won’t harm your computer – although you should always keep your own antivirus software up-to-date too! The digital world can be dangerous, after all.

Most importantly, we never post reviews that are actually advertisements in disguise – no matter how much money we’re offered.

But what about your affiliate commissions?

We are 100% reader-supported. When you purchase software or services through our links, we may earn affiliate commission at no additional cost to you.

In case you’re not familiar with them, affiliate programs are simple. If you click a link on our website to purchase software, we receive a small commission from the software publisher. They pay us out of their revenue, so no extra cost is passed on to you.

SoftwareHow makes money through affiliate programs, and it might seem that this would bias our reviews, but it doesn’t. Some reviews don’t contain affiliate links at all, and some reviews recommend free software over the paid competition. Our writers never know which software publishers offer affiliate commissions, so they can’t skew the results of their testing to make more money (even subconsciously).


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