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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