Ask Applications

Our Values

Users First
We listen and learn from our users; so we can build solutions they love, and won’t hesitate to recommend us to their friends and family.
Here to Grow
Building great products requires conquering countless small and big challenges. We stay solution-oriented with an unrelenting focus on growth – our own growth and our ability to win!
Collaborate, Repeat
We know that working together we’re exponentially more effective at delighting people with our products and beating the competition. We have an attitude of “Yes! And…”
Be Open & Honest
Transparency is the goal and the expectation. We’re open to sharing and learning as well as giving & getting feedback. We provide the “Why” behind our decisions because everyone deserves context.
Be Bold
Innovation means we’re staying adaptive to our needs and gives us the best shot at exceeding expectations. We embrace risk: there’s no failure on a path to continuous improvement.

The digital landscape is always evolving – so are we.

Ask Applications® originates in Irvington, New York as, a sweepstakes site and web portal that offers visitors the chance to win money for themselves or for charities.

After purchasing’s assets, we launch an additional online portal called and several popular entertainment products including SmileyCentral and PopularScreensavers.

Our new parent company Ask Jeeves is acquired by IAC/InterActiveCorp. We’re now a proud member of IAC’s family of leading digital brands!

We launch Zwinky, our popular social networking community, which ultimately reaches more than 16 million registered fans worldwide.

We launched Webfetti, enabling users to easily customize their social networking profile pages and blogs.

Now operating as Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., we continue our growth trajectory by acquiring SlimWare® Utilities, a software product suite of PC optimization services.

SlimWare® is named PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice for best free tune-up software and launches Premium Support, offering affordable 24/7 online tech software support to more than 20,000 subscribers.

Now, as Ask Applications®, we are the leading distributor of desktop applications, browser extensions, and PC optimization software.