What is shareware?
Shareware is software that expires after a certain
period of time (usually 30 days) or has some type of built-in encumbrance
or limitation in order to encourage you to purchase the software.
What is freeware?
Freeware is software that does not come with
time limits, nag screens or limitations of any kind. Although the author
will want you to respect their copyright, it is free for you to use
and enjoy without cost.
What is a
A demo is a small "sample" program which,
for example, might include the first two levels of a game. To purchase
the other levels, you will be required to register the software.
What is a beta
A beta program is an application that
is currently in the "testing phase" of production. An author will typically
release a beta version of their software with the hope and expectation that
the general public will download it and report any programming errors so
that they can be corrected. This ultimately results in a better final
Postcardware is free software. The author will
usually expect you to send them a postcard or "thank you" email in return
for allowing you to use their software at no charge.
What is public domain
Software in the public domain is free providing
you respect the author's licensing agreement.
What is "open source"
Open source software, in most cases, is completely
free and released with the full source-code so that other's can contribute
by adding new features or make needed corrections to the program.
Abandonware is software that has been abandoned
by the author who has either lost interest in it or has decided that it was'nt
worth finishing for any number of reasons (ie; stiff competition, not profitable,
Adware is free software that usually contains
built-in advertisements. Companies pay the author for ad space within their
software and this makes it possible for the author of the program to make
it available at no cost to you.
What type of software
do you list here?
We list software for the Win95, Win98, WinME, WinXP, WinNT, Win2000, MacOS, Linux & PalmOS platforms. You are welcome to use the manual or PAD submission form to submit a listing. We also offer Premium Listings as well as a Full Review Service to further enhance your software's exposure.
How do I download software
from this site?
Easy. To download any program from this site, simply select a category (and in some cases, a subcategory) from the side-menu and click on a download link in the software listing of your choice. Then, when the download screen appears, choose a folder on your hard drive where you wish to store the program and click "ok". That's it.
Do you check each program
No. Since we don't actually store any
of the programs on this site, this is something that you will need to do
I tried to download a
program and the link was dead. What now?
We make every attempt to keep our listings up to date. However, if you do happen to discover a dead link, you can go the the software listing where you discovered it, and under the screenshot, click on "Dead". This will automatically send us an email and we will investigate.
I found a bug in one of
the programs. What do I do?
You can go to the homepage of the program and
notify the author who will, no doubt, be very greatful that you took
the time to report it.
Is a bug the same as a
No. A virus is a piece of malicious code
intentionally written to inflict damage to your computer. A "bug", on the
other hand is simply a programming error within the software and is completely
I'm an author. How do
I submit a program?
If you are an author and wish to submit a program
simply click here.
How long does it take
for my software to be listed?
All software submissions, user opinion postings, etc can be added, updated and administered by registered users dynamically and in real-time which means that your listing will appear in the database immediately. Once you register (quick and painless), you will have full control over your listing and access to it 24/7. There are a wealth of features just waiting for you!.
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I don't see an answer
to my question here. What should I do?
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you may have concerning this site. If you have any question(s) not included
here, please contact us and we will do our best
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