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How To Find Software by Mind Map: How To Find Software
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How To Find Software

Beta Programme Websites

Betanews.com

The Betanews website lists loads of beta test programmes to get involved in.

Betatester.com

Another site listing new programs ready for beta testing.

SoftwareMarketingResources.com

This page, on the excellent shareware marketing resources site has a list of beta testing sites

Betatests.net

If you want to test games then this is the place to visit

Centercode

This company offers to manage beta testing for software developers and will put you in touch with companies looking for beta testers. They have a hosted beta community programme.

BetaSphere.com

BetaSphere will put you in touch with companies looking for beta testers.

Commercial Programmes

Check websites of companies you respect

Adobe

Shareware

Get invited

download the software try it report defects professionally mention that you would be happy to help test future releases  

ASP-shareware.com

Misc

How to become a microsoft Beta Tester

an article about how to become a microsoft beta tester

Google search

This always pops up interesting stuff

Debugging by testing Article

The analysis by Forrest Cavalier is silent on how open source testing is better than closed source testing. He mentions a number of "reduction factors" which apply to bazaar (open source) testing, but these same factors (and more) also apply to cathedral (closed source) testing.

Effective Beta Testing Essay

essay on beta testing might  be useful

Beta Testing For Better Software

A book on beta testing to help companies conduct their beta testing programmes better.

Atriarch Instructions to Beta Testers

What one company wants from their beta testers.

Open Source

Freshmeat

Loads of new software listed every day for you to help test.

Sourceforge

Open source software ready to beta test.

Gnu

GNU software homepage