An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo



It is Christmas Eve and another year draws to an end marking yet another year of tumultuous change in the internet world. The changes are many but notably the move to mobile continues at a relentless pace, social media reigns supreme, short catchy content is replacing articles of substance while the commercialisation of the internet is near complete.

This is a very different world to the one that existed when the Gizmo's Freeware site started more than a decade ago. Not only a different internet but a different generation of users. With the rise of mobile and social media we see an audience who expect apps to be available for free in abundance. Not only free but also disposable; to be acquired and abandoned at will as needs change and fashions dictate.

While there are many who lament these changes they are a reality and Gizmo's Freeware has had to adapt to that reality. We are here to meet the needs of our users so as these needs change so must we. This represents a big challenge but Gizmo’s Freeware has always been a strong community site so with your assistance and patience I’m sure we can meet these challenges and make the site better than ever.

As the year draws to an end I’d like to thank all our regular users for their loyalty and contribution through their thousands of posts and comments. I’d particularly like to thank our volunteer editors and tireless moderators without whose efforts, this site could not exist. To all of you scattered across the world in 161 different countries, I wish a healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

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Bonne année 2017 ( Happy New Year ;-)

You all are like Family to me: And so I wish you and yours a blessed and Prosperous 2017.

I "found" Gizmo's many years ago. Through the years, when I want to find software for a particular use, Gizmo's is the first place I look. I have used at least dozens of freeware from this site, fine-tuning the reviews here to lead me to the best programs with the best options for me. About a year ago I added Gizmo's to my list of permanent browser home pages so I could have ready access to it. I'm usually up on Gizmo's several times per week -- and sometimes, per day. The moderator reviews and the comments from users have been very valuable to me. Keep up the great work, and may you all have a super new year!

"Gizmo's Freeware" has been active for more than a decade; add to that all the years of "Support Alert" and that is certainly a lot of change, not all for the good I might add. But through it all you've been there to help us through it; thank you so much for being there to help us through it and so a Thank You from you? No Gizmo, Thank You!

Wishing you all good things on this New Year!
Happy New Year Guys......

Good onya Ian..... well done as usual from you and the team.
cheers from Wally in Bundanoon, Australia

Happy New year 2017 to all you guys!!!

And we love you back Gizmo & Co. Here's a suggestion some others might like to follow: When I get my tax return, I take $100 of it and donate to all the wonderful freeware people I have been so lucky to acquire through this wonderful web site. And that includes this one.
Much Love and Season's best to the whole community.
from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Happy Hols, Boxing Day , and an absolutely fabulous 2017 to you all,

Thanks to everyone.... and respect.

Bud :)

Thank you for all you do to help this 'non-tech savvy' granny on a near daily basis. One thing I recognized early on was that you folks can help weed out the bad, offer cool ideas and site links to helpful software and offer help to those of us who don't particularly understand web stuff. You have been in my e-mail for forever and it's because I appreciate what you do!
Here's to another year, 2017! May it be prosperous and bring much happiness to each of you and each and every reader/subscriber!

Glad you find the site useful Su, and thank you for the feedback. If you do need any kind of help or have any questions, you can post in the freeware forum of the site, where other users can help you.

Happy holidays & all the best to Gizmo's Tech Support!

From sunny, breezy, & beautiful Western Australia. ;)

Thank you Gizmo and all of the contributors here. Every day it is a surprise, not only your software but articles. Everyone have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From Stinky Iowa :-)

A Happy New Year to you and to all your editors and moderators.

A very big than you to you all. I read you everyday and it has been a pleasure to do it since so many years ago.

Thank you Bob for the excellent tips you give us daily.

Best wishes from Lisbon, Portugal, with a lovely sunshine.


Very warm thank you, to you, all great editors and moderators, from Slovenia.

And wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year :)

First, I wish you, yours and all involved with Gizmo's a very Blessed Christmas and New Year.

Thank you Rob for all you do for us all year long. I have enjoyed and us very many of your suggestions throughout the years.

From way up on the East side of Upstate NY.


Another big "Thank you!" from Canada. This site is a wonderful resource and much appreciated.

Many thanks for all the (often unappreciated) good work! Best luck for the new year!

Merry Christmas to ALL of you! Thank you so much for all the great tips and insights you've given me this year!

Thank you from me in Topsham, Devon, UK. It is a windy and sunny Christmas Day. With a glass of vino I toast you and the team for another excellent year of interesting contributions. Happy New Year for 2017.

Thank you and a very happy new year to you, to all your staff and, last but not least, all the readers of your website.

Thank you Gizmo.
You are a visionary
Even with your earlier online newsletters, you had a wonderful insight into the best freeware available
You transformed my life, and those of many other people, by finding free software that enhances our lives

"Finds of the Week' and similar regular news updates are always important to keep your website fresh and interesting - thank you !

Your website is testament to the hard work of your team, so congratulations to you all !!
May your website continue to reign as one of the best on the planet that covers free software !!
Thank you for being ad free, hype free, and spyware free !!

All the best for 2017 !!