I am a freeware developer myself and, thus, very fond of my work and contributions in the freeware section as such, namely my involvement in the management of one of the most popular Freeware websites called “Gizmo’s Freeware”.
Gizmo’s Freeware is a free service to the public!
Important for us is that Freeware websites are independent and not biased by secondary interests. Gizmo’s Freeware is run by users. Voluntary editors
test and review free software, rate them and publish their results on the site.
I contribute editorial content there but am mostly involved in its management and technical aspects of running the site.
I invite you to give it a visit and see if it offers something for you as well. You will find hundreds of reviews of free software for all platforms.
Also, a forum is available in which you can exchange your own experiences or ask questions about the products you are interested in.
Give it a try. It is free after all.