ec2-54-235-20-17.compute-1.amazonaws.com | ToothyWiki | RecentChanges | Login | Webcomic Shareware can be described as "try before you buy" software. These are programs that can be downloaded from the Internet for a trial period before the user actually pays for them. Customers "register" the program by paying the required fee.
I (AlexChurchill) would be interested to see how many shareware products people have actually registered themselves. Please add your name below. Note I'm not including using registered versions which have been registered by some organisation for you, like the ComputerLab.
Senji Although I did consider registering mIRC at one point...
PeterTaylor - how am I supposed to pay 15 dollar fees? Cost almost as much again in exchange commission.
I do wish we'd hurry up and eradicate currency - we've already got the sci-fi 'credit' system haven't we? Visa care not about your puny earth pounds, Visa smash! --Vitenka (Hey, they take 4% either way, what's a little currency conversion?)
MoonShadow[PocketD]. MoonShadow has also repeatedly considered, and every so often still considers, buying a copy of [Excelsior] (an RPG with plot, an excellent magic system and Actual! Puzzles! That! Really! Involve! Thought! - rather funky riddles, mostly.)
Edwin - I registered Realmz ages ago, and Blades of Exile slightly less ages ago. The former was probably a mistake, the latter was definitely not. I've also got Blades of Avernum and the newest Geneforge legally, but since I didn't pay for them it doesn't count.
Admiral - Executive for my Amiga (which doesn't even get switched on any more), and MyWeek? for my PDA (which I use all the time).
Vitenka At the very least, SiegeOfAvalon and every game SpiderWebSoftware have produced for the PC. Don't think any utilities, I tend to use FreeWare. Oh! Opera counts as shareware, doesn't it. I think I registered winamp, but since that doesn't signal its sharewareness in any way I can't be sure.
Ones that we haven't registered but which might be nice for someone else:
[myInfo]. A tree view on the left, an rtf on the right, and the ability to export to html. It's useful for keeping a whole load of scattered notes tagged together, and interlinked so that you can find things. Sort of a database, but more like a big pile of paper with sticky notes. Sadly, I find a big pile of paper and a website easier things to use - but if I were just a little more organised, I'd probably use this more. I have an old freeware beta, the latest versions are shareware and let you include pictures and stuff as well as text. It's pretty nifty. --Vitenka
I do wish people wouldn't keep resurrecting pages with largely-free interesting-sounding games on them (viz. Excelsior and Exile II in this case)... --CH CategoryComputing SeeAlso: FreeWare